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Post by arank87 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm

What is the most Lakelandy blend out there? Also what are some good working class British blends (not necessarily “English” blends with Latakia.) I’ve heard that St Bruno and Erinmore might be in the same vein but haven’t tried them yet. They are both on my list for the next order I place.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by hugodrax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:45 pm

Do try St. Bruno. The ready rubbed is a bit more flavored than the flake, but whatever is most easily available to you will suit. That's a great middle class British smoke.

Erinmore Flake has been Wosbalded. The old one was a force to be reckoned with, sweet and strong at the same time. The new one is modernized and more than a little passive aggressive. No bite. Lacks courage in its convictions. Keep an eye out for the old rectangular tin.

Otherwise, go through the Gawith lines. There is no best. Just tastiest for you. I'm a fan of several, and if you PM your address, I'll help.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by coco » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:50 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Do try St. Bruno. The ready rubbed is a bit more flavored than the flake, but whatever is most easily available to you will suit. That's a great middle class British smoke.

Erinmore Flake has been Wosbalded. The old one was a force to be reckoned with, sweet and strong at the same time. The new one is modernized and more than a little passive aggressive. No bite. Lacks courage in its convictions. Keep an eye out for the old rectangular tin.

Otherwise, go through the Gawith lines. There is no best. Just tastiest for you. I'm a fan of several, and if you PM your address, I'll help.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by arank87 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:19 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Do try St. Bruno. The ready rubbed is a bit more flavored than the flake, but whatever is most easily available to you will suit. That's a great middle class British smoke.

Erinmore Flake has been Wosbalded. The old one was a force to be reckoned with, sweet and strong at the same time. The new one is modernized and more than a little passive aggressive. No bite. Lacks courage in its convictions. Keep an eye out for the old rectangular tin.

Otherwise, go through the Gawith lines. There is no best. Just tastiest for you. I'm a fan of several, and if you PM your address, I'll help.
PM sent . Wosbalded? Image
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Re: Lakeland

Post by Cleon » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:07 am

When I think Lakeland I think Ennerdale Flake. You get some strength, lots of Lakelandy scent, a good cut of flake, excellent quality leaf, and an easy pack and burn.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by Jocose » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:32 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:07 am
When I think Lakeland I think Ennerdale Flake. You get some strength, lots of Lakelandy scent, a good cut of flake, excellent quality leaf, and an easy pack and burn.
This is the quintessential Lakeland.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by Del » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:10 am

Jocose wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:32 am
Cleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:07 am
When I think Lakeland I think Ennerdale Flake. You get some strength, lots of Lakelandy scent, a good cut of flake, excellent quality leaf, and an easy pack and burn.
This is the quintessential Lakeland.
The Great Rusty once told me that Ennerdale screams Lake District.

I just finished a packet of Ennerdale that I purchased several years ago. It had lost much of his fragrance, and behaved like a normal virginia flake.

If you don't enjoy it at full strength, you can leave it open for a few days to serve as a room air freshener.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by Fainn » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:23 am

The only one I ever liked was Bob's Chocolate flake.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:39 pm

Cleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:07 am
When I think Lakeland I think Ennerdale Flake. You get some strength, lots of Lakelandy scent, a good cut of flake, excellent quality leaf, and an easy pack and burn.
Yep. And the Play-dough tin scent is quite unique.

It will ghost your pipe.

Bob's Chocolate Flake is mighty yummy too.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by Cleon » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:27 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Cleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:07 am
When I think Lakeland I think Ennerdale Flake. You get some strength, lots of Lakelandy scent, a good cut of flake, excellent quality leaf, and an easy pack and burn.
Yep. And the Play-dough tin scent is quite unique.

It will ghost your pipe.

Bob's Chocolate Flake is mighty yummy too.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by huddsbaggie » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:47 am

Interesting fact.

I met the director of Gawith Hoggarth on 3rd Sept at an excise industry meeting (including baccy track and trace nonsense). I said you Yanks are massive groupies, which he knew, of course and offered me a chance to visit. He told me they'd bought Sam Gawith, which I didn't know. Worship me, oh you might.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by Del » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:01 am

huddsbaggie wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:47 am
Interesting fact.

I met the director of Gawith Hoggarth on 3rd Sept at an excise industry meeting (including baccy track and trace nonsense). I said you Yanks are massive groupies, which he knew, of course and offered me a chance to visit. He told me they'd bought Sam Gawith, which I didn't know. Worship me, oh you might.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by FredS » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:14 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:07 am
When I think Lakeland I think Ennerdale Flake. You get some strength, lots of Lakelandy scent, a good cut of flake, excellent quality leaf, and an easy pack and burn.
^This^

Bob's Chocolate Flake is also tasty and worth a try.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by arank87 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:30 am

huddsbaggie wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:47 am
Interesting fact.

I met the director of Gawith Hoggarth on 3rd Sept at an excise industry meeting (including baccy track and trace nonsense). I said you Yanks are massive groupies, which he knew, of course and offered me a chance to visit. He told me they'd bought Sam Gawith, which I didn't know. Worship me, oh you might.
That is a cool story. I’m December I’ll be buying a Peterson system and a ton of Lakeland stuff. I’m going to stink up the basement bad to get my wife in the Christmas spirit.
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Re: Lakeland

Post by coco » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:04 pm

arank87 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:30 am
huddsbaggie wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:47 am
Interesting fact.

I met the director of Gawith Hoggarth on 3rd Sept at an excise industry meeting (including baccy track and trace nonsense). I said you Yanks are massive groupies, which he knew, of course and offered me a chance to visit. He told me they'd bought Sam Gawith, which I didn't know. Worship me, oh you might.
That is a cool story. I’m December I’ll be buying a Peterson system and a ton of Lakeland stuff. I’m going to stink up the basement bad to get my wife in the Christmas spirit.
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