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Canadian1983

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Hi everyone, looking for some suggestions for a nice Canadian blend for every day use. I smoked duMaurier red for many many years before i discovered WLT. So far only tried the Canadian Lemon which is fantastic, and the halfzware, also great. I got red, bright, hand tied lemon and double bright on the way. Looking for a good starting point for a blend. Definitely using the Canadian lemon and...? So many options! I find the lemon needs a hint of boldness added, and a slight throat hit. Im currently blending 25% halfzware with the lemon until my order comes. Really enjoying it. Suggestions?
 

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My thoughts are based on only limited experience smoking cigarettes. I have smoked various Du Mauriers, and Players, like Du Maurier kings, and Players light regular, which were the 2 biggest sellers when I worked at Sev11 back in the 90s. Anyways, Canadian cigarettes don't contain any burley or oriental, so it's basically a question of which Virginia / Bright tobacco is the closest, and that's probably the Canadian or the Lemon. I might not go to the double or the red unless if I was trying to match something stronger or richer like Export A green, or Dunhill.

The WLT bright is excellent on its own. I would say it's much better than most Canadian brands. It is more sweet though.

Even if it doesn't match, it's going to be great.
 

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My thoughts are based on only limited experience smoking cigarettes. I have smoked various Du Mauriers, and Players, like Du Maurier kings, and Players light regular, which were the 2 biggest sellers when I worked at Sev11 back in the 90s. Anyways, Canadian cigarettes don't contain any burley or oriental, so it's basically a question of which Virginia / Bright tobacco is the closest, and that's probably the Canadian or the Lemon. I might not go to the double or the red unless if I was trying to match something stronger or richer like Export A green, or Dunhill.

The WLT bright is excellent on its own. I would say it's much better than most Canadian brands. It is more sweet though.

Even if it doesn't match, it's going to be great.
Excellent. Yeah I’m sure it will be. Even the blend I’m smoking now has an amazing taste and I would say that it’s better than most brands on the market. Looking forward to getting my next order and experimenting with the various virginias. Thanks for the advice!
 

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Du Maurier is a strong smoke --No doubt it has some Red Virginia.
I don't know what draws people to specific cigarettes. The names have changed, but back when I was selling them, Du Maurier kings, and Players Light regular were equal in sales, and combined out sold everything else combined. I always wondered, what was wrong with Du Maurier light regular and Players kings?

I smoked Players plain.
 

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I don't know what draws people to specific cigarettes. The names have changed, but back when I was selling them, Du Maurier kings, and Players Light regular were equal in sales, and combined out sold everything else combined. I always wondered, what was wrong with Du Maurier light regular and Players kings?

I smoked Players plain.
For me it’s definitely taste. I find the Du Maurier to have a smokiness to it. Like a type of hardwood of some sort. Can’t quite put my finger on it. Seems to be lacking in other brands. I’m still experimenting. I’m confident I will get very close with a blend of quality leaf I’m getting from WLT.
 

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If you like Drum, you'll like fire-cured, as I do.
Far as i know, tailor-mades are all pure Virginia in Canada.

Tho the fire-cured is very good.
I’m pretty sure you’re right, what I wasn’t sure of is if the Blend could include a hint of fire cured Virginia. My order is coming in next week, got some on the way. I’m very close right now, using 4 Virginia’s and a hint of halfzware. It’s great stuff. Fellow smokers at work can’t believe these are not tailors.
 
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