Nightcap replacement

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:46 am

I just finished off the last bit of Dunhill Nightcap that I had. Now that the Dunhill blends are gone, what is a good replacement? I’m looking for a stout smoke with the same cut.
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:28 am

Sutliff has a Nightcap match blend which might be a good start. It's not the exact same Dunhill ribbon cut though.
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 am

houtenziel wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:28 am
Sutliff has a Nightcap match blend which might be a good start. It's not the exact same Dunhill ribbon cut though.
Dead On! It's quite coarse by comparison but it is a pretty good flavored English. I added a little more Perique to it to get it closer to Nightcap in vitamin N and in flavor as well. ;)
I use this Perique from P&C, it's granulated and it mixes in very well. :)
https://www.pipesandcigars.com/p/blendi ... #p-2007823
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:20 am

The cut on pretty much all of Sutliff's non-aro blends have been the same in my experience, and oldbill is right - it's a coarse ribbon. I also have found it to be pretty stemmy, particularly in respect to the Latakia content. While this can be annoying, I've accepted that the work in de-stemming each pipe full is worth the time for the flavor and smoking qualities.

To give you an idea of cut, here is some of my 965 Match. It is a good representation of what you can expect with pretty much any Sutliff match.
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Also, while I generally avoid making any recommendations on blends I haven't personally tried, Ashton Artisan's Blend has been likened to Nightcap by so many people that I feel like I should mention it.
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:30 pm

After trying a match from P&C, and other blends allegedly close, I find C&D Engine 99 the most satisfying. It's now my go to lat blend.
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Thanks for the recommendations! Weird, but I have sampled over a dozen Sutliff smokes (aro’s and non-aro’s)...never had one that I liked. After reading a couple of Engine 99 reviews, I think I’ll just go ahead and order a half pound. It sounds delicious.
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:48 pm

If big & bold is what you're looking for, Engine 99 will definitely fit the bill. It's really quite good, been a while since I've had any
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:48 pm

Give Rattray's Black Mallory a go. It substitutes the Perique in Nightcap with Black Cav, but its full flavored, with an identical nicotine hit. Again, i hate recommending stuff that can be a challenge to find, but if you find a tin of Black Mallory, i am sure you will like it, if you like nightcap.
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