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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:04 pm

Last night, cracked a tin of Gawith Hoggarth Bob's Chocolate Flake. Really, really good tobacco, this is.

Surprised to see the flakes wrapped in clear plastic wrap, & closed with a piece of scotch tape.
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Post by mont974x4 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:25 pm

Robert Lewis 123 Mixture. It was gifted to me and is dated 12/1/15.


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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by CW Spook » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:57 am

Working my way through Russ'es Perique collection. Currently working on Golden Triangle Belmont, after finishing up South Vacherie.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:23 pm

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I need to make a different label for that stuff. I love it, but my mom had the full on fantods when she saw a tin years ago and I haven't had the heart since.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Jocose » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:35 pm

Robert McConnell Latakia Flake.

I'm sending some out to Garyinva and Goose, (I think wanted some) tomorrow.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Gabriel » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:09 pm

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...had the full on fantods...
Lol, what?
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:33 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:09 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:23 pm
...had the full on fantods...
Lol, what?
An irrational response.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Gabriel » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:35 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:09 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:23 pm
...had the full on fantods...
Lol, what?
An irrational response.
I did deduce that much from the context. She upset about tobacco in general, or just Protestant tobacco?
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Post by ReverendThom » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:21 pm

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I want to try this badly, and will likely be in my next order. Simply because I'm Scottish by heritage, and my ancestors were Covenanters.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:38 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:35 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:09 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:23 pm
...had the full on fantods...
Lol, what?
An irrational response.
I did deduce that much from the context. She upset about tobacco in general, or just Protestant tobacco?
Yes. More so that her sainted son could be emulating schismatics, I'm afraid. Cancer of the body being preferable, as I understood it.
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Post by Gabriel » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:42 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
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I want to try this badly, and will likely be in my next order. Simply because I'm Scottish by heritage, and my ancestors were Covenanters.

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Well good luck to you there. It seems to be sold out more often than not. I usually look for some tins of it in Chicago at the show. Since I wasn't there this year, a kind CPSer sent this my way. :)
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:01 pm

Exploring my little hall closet "cellar" for something else refreshing to smoke, I opened one of the 6 tins of McClelland's Aurora this afternoon, and will let it breath awhile to halt the fermentation process. This is a very good mix of Virginias ready rubbed with deep, complex flavors. I very much enjoyed a tin last summer, so I am looking forward to sipping this very fine blend.

Aurora is part of the 6-member Collector Blends produced by, and labeled as, McClelland. Excellent reviews on Tobacco Reviews.com...

http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/279 ... and-aurora
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Ether » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm

I recently opened a tin of Rattrays Black Mallory - smoking something scottish for the first time.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Rusty » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Ether wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm
I recently opened a tin of Rattrays Black Mallory - smoking something scottish for the first time.
Aye, summer in the highlands... on High street in Perth. Nahh I always thought of it as Nouveau Deutschland, with overtones of Rellingen. Yeah, Lutheran. Definitely Lutheran. Well, not always, but for a long time now.

What makes it Scottish?
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Post by Rusty » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:03 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:21 pm
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I want to try this badly, and will likely be in my next order. Simply because I'm Scottish by heritage, and my ancestors were Covenanters.

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Me too. Scottish... Aberdeen. Do you remember what I told you about Three Nuns? It's worse with this one. Think of this as Dark Lutheran Mixture. Don't associate it with Scotland. Because it changed so much that it actually jumped tobacco type classifications. It's nothing at all like what it was. You may like it but it ain't Presbyterian Mix. Maybe Non-denominational mix if you can't call it Dark Lutheran.

It must be that young pipe smokers are the last of the truly gullible. With iconic old brands it's very likely that they've traded hands multiple times and they've changed a lot. This one bears no resemblance to what it was.

There are a bunch of threads where Presbyterian Mix comes up.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Ether » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 am

Rusty wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Ether wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm
I recently opened a tin of Rattrays Black Mallory - smoking something scottish for the first time.
Aye, summer in the highlands... on High street in Perth. Nahh I always thought of it as Nouveau Deutschland, with overtones of Rellingen. Yeah, Lutheran. Definitely Lutheran. Well, not always, but for a long time now.

What makes it Scottish?
A Scottish blend, as I was told, is an English blend that contains a fair amount of Black Cavendish. I'm aware of the fact, that the change of manufacturers was downgrading tobaccos in a lot of cases... But anyway, I don't know the older stuff, so I've got nothing to compare, and nothing to complain about.

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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:15 am

Ether wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 am
Rusty wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Ether wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm
I recently opened a tin of Rattrays Black Mallory - smoking something scottish for the first time.
Aye, summer in the highlands... on High street in Perth. Nahh I always thought of it as Nouveau Deutschland, with overtones of Rellingen. Yeah, Lutheran. Definitely Lutheran. Well, not always, but for a long time now.

What makes it Scottish?
A Scottish blend, as I was told, is an English blend that contains a fair amount of Black Cavendish. I'm aware of the fact, that the change of manufacturers was downgrading tobaccos in a lot of cases... But anyway, I don't know the older stuff, so I've got nothing to compare, and nothing to complain about.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by Rusty » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:48 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:15 am
Ether wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 am
Rusty wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Ether wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm
I recently opened a tin of Rattrays Black Mallory - smoking something scottish for the first time.
Aye, summer in the highlands... on High street in Perth. Nahh I always thought of it as Nouveau Deutschland, with overtones of Rellingen. Yeah, Lutheran. Definitely Lutheran. Well, not always, but for a long time now.

What makes it Scottish?
A Scottish blend, as I was told, is an English blend that contains a fair amount of Black Cavendish. I'm aware of the fact, that the change of manufacturers was downgrading tobaccos in a lot of cases... But anyway, I don't know the older stuff, so I've got nothing to compare, and nothing to complain about.
Don't worry, Rusty will be along shortly to tell you you are wrong.
Oh no he's not necessarily wrong. But it is a very recent American distinction. So if anybody is wrong, it's America.
It's not as if the Scots decided to distinguish their Latakia mixtures from English mixtures by adding Cavendish, historically speaking. Rattray referred to all of their mixtures as Scottish mixtures and some of them did contain Cavendish and some didn't. So the distinction was not part of history. The blends that Dunhill described as 'Scotch' did not necessarily contain Cavendish. Some Rattray recipes changed when Kohlhasse Kopp got them. For example, I think Highland Targe never had Cavendish in it in the past. But it apparently does today. So in adapting the recipe they apparently changed the type of mixture, according to Americans. Kohlhasse Kopp today refers to the Rattray Latakia mixtures as English mixtures. Kohlhasse Kopp appears not to acknowledge the new distinction. The term 'English mixture' or 'English blend' is probably American in origin too. Ehwa lumped them together as English-Scottish mixtures and did not distinguish English from Scottish. Distinguishing Scottish from English with the presence of Cavendish is new. Why would some Cavendish matter so much as to change the type of blend?

I should have mentioned this abuse on the recent international Pew Research survey concerning attitudes to Trump and Americans generally. You don't have to follow them, Ether.

There is a more interesting and historical distinction. The Scots, and tobacco makers in Glasgow specifically, had a long relationship with American tobacco growers. Look up the Glasgow Tobacco lords. While the Brits tended to use Empire grown leaf (not American), probably for economic reasons, the Scots did use American leaf and esp. American Virginia tobaccos. So one of the things that was apparent with original Rattray blends was that they tended to be much more lively and even bite you. Plus the colours of the leaf gave it away. Of course this doesn't necessarily apply to the constituents of tobacco blends generally. For example, if you read original Dunhill blend descriptions it is obvious that they used American leaf in many mixtures too.
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Re: Last Tin Opened

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:27 am

Rusty wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:48 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:15 am
Ether wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 am
Rusty wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Ether wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm
I recently opened a tin of Rattrays Black Mallory - smoking something scottish for the first time.
Aye, summer in the highlands... on High street in Perth. Nahh I always thought of it as Nouveau Deutschland, with overtones of Rellingen. Yeah, Lutheran. Definitely Lutheran. Well, not always, but for a long time now.

What makes it Scottish?
A Scottish blend, as I was told, is an English blend that contains a fair amount of Black Cavendish. I'm aware of the fact, that the change of manufacturers was downgrading tobaccos in a lot of cases... But anyway, I don't know the older stuff, so I've got nothing to compare, and nothing to complain about.
Don't worry, Rusty will be along shortly to tell you you are wrong.
Oh no he's not necessarily wrong. But it is a very recent American distinction. So if anybody is wrong, it's America.
It's not as if the Scots decided to distinguish their Latakia mixtures from English mixtures by adding Cavendish, historically speaking. Rattray referred to all of their mixtures as Scottish mixtures and some of them did contain Cavendish and some didn't. So the distinction was not part of history. The blends that Dunhill described as 'Scotch' did not necessarily contain Cavendish. Some Rattray recipes changed when Kohlhasse Kopp got them. For example, I think Highland Targe never had Cavendish in it in the past. But it apparently does today. So in adapting the recipe they apparently changed the type of mixture, according to Americans. Kohlhasse Kopp today refers to the Rattray Latakia mixtures as English mixtures. Kohlhasse Kopp appears not to acknowledge the new distinction. The term 'English mixture' or 'English blend' is probably American in origin too. Ehwa lumped them together as English-Scottish mixtures and did not distinguish English from Scottish. Distinguishing Scottish from English with the presence of Cavendish is new. Why would some Cavendish matter so much as to change the type of blend?

I should have mentioned this abuse on the recent international Pew Research survey concerning attitudes to Trump and Americans generally.
Might have been better than in a "last tin opened" thread, you think? I dunno.
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