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A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by A_Morley » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:14 am

I've been hitting the burley pretty hard these last few years and, I'll admit, I'm starting to tire of it just a bit. I'll soon be putting in an order soon for some new tobacco. I tend to buy a pound or two of a single blend and smoke nothing but for as long as it lasts.

I have been craving a good, tangy Virginia for some time now, be it flake, ribbon, or the like. I don't like Latakia or Orientals and I'd be interested in a good price point for something bulk.

What are some suggestions?
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by John-Boy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:17 pm

Have you tried McC's 5115?
McClelland - No. 5115 Old World Classic Cake
A matured cake blend of the finest lemon and orange red Virginias, enhanced with natural fruit essences. It is lightly sweet, satisfying, smooth but with a little zest. This is matured Virginia at its traditional best.
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Post by UncleBob » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:24 pm

McClelland 5100 is hard to beat. The 2000 is good as well.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by JimVH » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:11 pm

UncleBob wrote:
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McClelland 5100 is hard to beat. The 2000 is good as well.
A big, fat ditto on the 2000.

I'm a bog fan of 2015, too, if you're a va-per fan..
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by Goose55 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:24 pm

McClelland's bulk 2015 Virginia-Perique Flake is very very good.

http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/728 ... ique-flake

Their bulk 5115 "Old World Classic Cake" Virginia Flake is known for it's "tang."
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by JudgeRusty » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Orlik OGS is about as cheap as bulk and never disappoints; I could see smoking it and nothing else for a while.

A very similar bulk is Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake; some say it is the same as OGS as OGS was Peter's favorite blend to smoke. They are mistaken, but it is still a fine virginia tobacco.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by hugodrax » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:59 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Orlik OGS is about as cheap as bulk and never disappoints; I could see smoking it and nothing else for a while.

A very similar bulk is Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake; some say it is the same as OGS as OGS was Peter's favorite blend to smoke. They are mistaken, but it is still a fine virginia tobacco.
Only problem with OGS is the tins disappear.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by durangopipe » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:46 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Orlik OGS is about as cheap as bulk and never disappoints; I could see smoking it and nothing else for a while.

A very similar bulk is Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake; some say it is the same as OGS as OGS was Peter's favorite blend to smoke. They are mistaken, but it is still a fine virginia tobacco.
100% agree with the honorable judge on this.

I very much enjoy both. Both are very reasonably priced.
For value, in bulk, Luxury Navy Flake is very hard to beat.

You might get a tin of OGS to see if you really want to make a major purchase after smoking a codger Burley for so long. The price of a sample quantity of LNF is about the same, or even a bit more. If you enjoy the tin, you might buy more OGS or get a larger quantity of LNF and save a little.

If you like OGS, I cannot imagine that you would not also enjoy LNF.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by UncleBob » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:08 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:46 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Orlik OGS is about as cheap as bulk and never disappoints; I could see smoking it and nothing else for a while.

A very similar bulk is Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake; some say it is the same as OGS as OGS was Peter's favorite blend to smoke. They are mistaken, but it is still a fine virginia tobacco.
100% agree with the honorable judge on this.

I very much enjoy both. Both are very reasonably priced.
For value, in bulk, Luxury Navy Flake is very hard to beat.

You might get a tin of OGS to see if you really want to make a major purchase after smoking a codger Burley for so long. The price of a sample quantity of LNF is about the same, or even a bit more. If you enjoy the tin, you might buy more OGS or get a larger quantity of LNF and save a little.

If you like OGS, I cannot imagine that you would not also enjoy LNF.
I like both OGS and LNF but they are hardly "tangy".
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by JudgeRusty » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:34 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:08 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:46 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Orlik OGS is about as cheap as bulk and never disappoints; I could see smoking it and nothing else for a while.

A very similar bulk is Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake; some say it is the same as OGS as OGS was Peter's favorite blend to smoke. They are mistaken, but it is still a fine virginia tobacco.
100% agree with the honorable judge on this.

I very much enjoy both. Both are very reasonably priced.
For value, in bulk, Luxury Navy Flake is very hard to beat.

You might get a tin of OGS to see if you really want to make a major purchase after smoking a codger Burley for so long. The price of a sample quantity of LNF is about the same, or even a bit more. If you enjoy the tin, you might buy more OGS or get a larger quantity of LNF and save a little.

If you like OGS, I cannot imagine that you would not also enjoy LNF.
I like both OGS and LNF but they are hardly "tangy".
If I recall correctly McClelland 22 might fit that description, but not my recommendation for a month or two smoke.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by les » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:20 pm

Yo A_Mo

A great bulk buy is Sutliff #507c Virginia Slices. It's not tangy as much as it has notes of hay and just plain tobacco. It's a Eurostyle flake, and is in between the 2 Capstans in taste profile.

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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by Goose55 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:11 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:59 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Orlik OGS is about as cheap as bulk and never disappoints; I could see smoking it and nothing else for a while.

A very similar bulk is Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake; some say it is the same as OGS as OGS was Peter's favorite blend to smoke. They are mistaken, but it is still a fine virginia tobacco.
Only problem with OGS is the tins disappear.
You like it that much? I'm not that keen on it.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:45 pm

Al,

Please elaborate on "tangy VA" for us. It may prove helpful.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:42 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Al,

Please elaborate on "tangy VA" for us. It may prove helpful.
Esoterica Stonehaven was rather tangy, as I recall. Most iterations of of Christmas Cheer were rather tangy. Gawith Full Virginia Flake is tangy. I think they're tangy, at least. Do you not think they're tangy?

I think I'm now tired of the word tangy. All the same.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by DAN » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:49 am

Let us not forget McClelland 5100. Also FWIW, it seemed to me that Virginia Slices improved noticeably after six months in the jar.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:05 am

I am intrigued and gratified by all of the responses. Keep them coming.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:21 am

I do know what you mean. It's that added bit of piquancy that makes the mouth water a bit for the next puff. I find most anything from McClelland to be tangy, as has been noted.

I think what you might be asking for here is a bulk bright virginia. The reds, to me, have a candied sweetness about them. The brights, or lemons, tend to have more of a zest to them, almost like the sensation from eating a sour apple candy.

That said, I am of no use, because the bulk virginias that I buy are merely the bulk versions of tinned blends. As far as I've found, the holy grail of bulk virginia flake is about as obtainable as a really good dollar cigar.
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Post by DAN » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:56 pm

Now, there I have to disagree. I have recently been introduced to Peretti's number 8 slice, and while I don't know about Tangy, it may rather be earthy, it is pretty doggone good stuff for a bulk. I have just ordered some of their London flake and Oxford flake. We'll see how that goes.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by hugodrax » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:11 pm

DAN wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:56 pm
Now, there I have to disagree. I have recently been introduced to Peretti's number 8 slice, and while I don't know about Tangy, it may rather be earthy, it is pretty doggone good stuff for a bulk. I have just ordered some of their London flake and Oxford flake. We'll see how that goes.
You're right to disagree. When I think of "bulk", I think "economy." That's not a fair distinction. I buy loose tobacco quite frequently.

On the subject of Peretti's, if you like vaper tobacco, you might want to try Park Square. It's really good.
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Re: A good, reasonably priced bulk Virginia

Post by DAN » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:45 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:11 pm
DAN wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:56 pm
Now, there I have to disagree. I have recently been introduced to Peretti's number 8 slice, and while I don't know about Tangy, it may rather be earthy, it is pretty doggone good stuff for a bulk. I have just ordered some of their London flake and Oxford flake. We'll see how that goes.
You're right to disagree. When I think of "bulk", I think "economy." That's not a fair distinction. I buy loose tobacco quite frequently.

On the subject of Peretti's, if you like vaper tobacco, you might want to try Park Square. It's really good.
I'll give it a shot before long.
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