Benchmark Straight Virginias

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sisyphus wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:21 pm Yeah I will get around to it. Glad I dragged my feet, I have blends today that would have missed the list a year ago.
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Syssyphus, that is a great list and even better descriptions. Here is my list but I am not going to try and describe them like you did. I would look like an illiterate moron next to you. The TR next to a name means tin ready i.e no drying time needed. I prefer a bit of moisture in my flakes as they smoke cooler and with more flavor. Just a personal preference.

Fribourg and Treyer Cut Virginia Plug TR
Fribourg and Treyer VintageTR
Fribourg and Treyer Special Brown FlakeTR
Wessex Campaign Brigade Dark Flake
Wessex Brown Virginia Flake TR
Wessex Gold Virginia Flake TR
Wessex Gold Brick TR
Wessex Gold Slice TR
Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake
Samuel Gawith full Virginia Flake
Samuel Gawith Kendal Plug
Hamborger VeermasterTR
Dunhill Flake TR…..discontined
Astley’s no. 44 Dark Flake TR
Astleys 109
John Aylesbury  Luxury Flake now called Classic Flake TR
Rotary Navy CutTR…..discontinued
Capstan Blue FlakeTR
Capstan Gold Ready Rubbed
Brigham Klondike Gold TR…….discontinued
Butera Royal Vintage: Dark Stoved…..discontinued
 
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Just bumping an old thread with my favourite straight VAs:
Peterson's Signature Flake - Fantastic Flake with some Brazilian VA for a touch of spice. Comforting smoke that builds to a woody, spicy, chocolate end. My most smoked straight VA.
Germains Br... well, y'know the one we're not suppose to talk about... gorgeous thin flakes of sublime contemplation.
K&K 88 - Heavenly tin note with plenty of spices, sweet and simple. Looking forward to this one in about 10 years.
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Ok, im gonna add C&D Yorktown to this list.
I liked it a lot when I bought it new.
But now after 8 years in the cellar, its stunning.
This is truly a Virginia purists dream.
Here is whats in it.......

"For Yorktown, the folks at Cornell & Diehl combine stoved red Virginia with bright Virginia and restoved it. Straight red Virginia is then added to this remarkable base for sweetness. The acme of mixtures for the Virginia purist!".

Ive still got a couple pounds from 2015.
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HSigurdsson wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 6:27 pm Ok, im gonna add C&D Yorktown to this list.
I liked it a lot when I bought it new.
But now after 8 years in the cellar, its stunning.
This is truly a Virginia purists dream.
Here is whats in it.......

"For Yorktown, the folks at Cornell & Diehl combine stoved red Virginia with bright Virginia and restoved it. Straight red Virginia is then added to this remarkable base for sweetness. The acme of mixtures for the Virginia purist!".

Ive still got a couple pounds from 2015.

I will need to revisit this tobacco . . .

I purchased a few ounces a couple of years past and remember thinking this has to be a mistake and cannot be what people are raving about . . . it was nothing more than sifted remains.

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To anyone who's had both, how do Kendal Gold and Three Sails compare
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