Escudo Navy De Luxe

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Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:39 pm

Like many things, once I find something I like, I stick with it. I have smoked nothing but cavendish and cavendish blends since I enjoy them so much. This past weekend, I purchased a tin of Escudo at a cigar lounge my friends and I frequent and love it! I am looking for any suggestions on other types of blends to try since I like this one so much. I taste what people describe as raisin and plum and I think this is from the perique tobacco. Looking forward to hear your recommendations and appreciate the help.
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 pm

St. James flake, Elizabethan(Sutliff Match or Dunhill if you can find it), Robert McConnell Scottish Cake, Anniversary Kake, PS Luxury Bullseye/Navy Flake(A little more grass/hay).. those are the first few that come to mind that also have the more fruity vs spicy Perique flavors. Admittedly though, I am not as well versed in VaPer as I'd like to be, so I am sure others will chime in.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:56 am

I find that I can often get perique to present as peppery when puffed and fruity when sipped. A few very good VaPer blends that have not been mentioned are Louisiana Red, Bayou Morning, Long Golden Flake, Orlik Golden Sliced.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:07 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a lot of tasting to do!
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:17 am

I should say that for a perique blend, Picayune is one of my favorites. It contains some burley and Orientals too. I have never gotten the raisin/plum out of Picayune.

It also packs a punch (you have been warned).
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:49 am

St. James Flake is my current favorite.
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Someone from the DGCF (maybe Joe) sent me a sample of Cool Hand Fluke, a John Patton Virginia/Perique @ 40% Perique. Very good and lots of the figgy character.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 am

Don't forget Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls. I find this one to be "sweeter" than Escudo.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:52 pm

The PS Luxury Bulls Eye is my favorite. I find it most interesting when folded and stuffed. The sweetness from Cavendish is a surprise when you hit that spot.
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Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Exclusive is good too. I got a sample of that and then got a pound which I went through pretty quickly.
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