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Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Each month we'll have some focused reviews on a particular blend.

In context of recommending to others, how would you rate this blend?

Strongly Encourage
11
35%
Encourage
13
42%
Neutral
7
23%
Discourage
0
No votes
Strongly Discourage
0
No votes
 
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby cakeanddottle » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:13 pm

Wilke No. 400 is medium-full to my palate and I don't detect the nicotine when I smoke it. It is good, I have inconsistent experiences with it and it didn't wow me more often than it did. Any of the Hermit blends packs more flavor and nic IMO.
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby jwh891 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:28 am

I've smoked about half of this tin and I think I am going to have to rate it recommend. I like it enough to keep a tin on hand, but I'm not sure I'm going to keep it in regular rotation.
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby jpberg » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:04 am

cakeanddottle wrote:Wilke No. 400 is medium-full to my palate and I don't detect the nicotine when I smoke it. It is good, I have inconsistent experiences with it and it didn't wow me more often than it did. Any of the Hermit blends packs more flavor and nic IMO.


As a rule, nicotine in pipe tobacco escapes me, twenty some years of Copenhagen will do that.

I can understand the inconsistencies that you describe, when it's green, one condiment can easily skew the blend, but after mellowing for a couple of years the perique kicks up and the latakia smooths out and then it's, to me, what my somewhat faded and jaded memory of Murrays NC was.

I really don't follow where any Hermit blends come into a Nightcap conversation.
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby cakeanddottle » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:55 pm

jpberg wrote:
cakeanddottle wrote:Wilke No. 400 is medium-full to my palate and I don't detect the nicotine when I smoke it. It is good, I have inconsistent experiences with it and it didn't wow me more often than it did. Any of the Hermit blends packs more flavor and nic IMO.

I really don't follow where any Hermit blends come into a Nightcap conversation.


No more than the 3 or 4 posts that preceded mine that discussed Wilke No. 400, started by you in fact, which is what I was replying to. Follow the conversation ;)
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby Emil » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:30 am

I have had many wonderful bowls of Nightcap, both the old and new one.
This being said, I nowadays find it a bit too "much". Also I seem to have an ever decreasing tolerance of Perique, which makes Nightcap a blend which I dont buy often any more.
I agree that heavy Lat blends like this one taste fantastic in cold dry weather though!

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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby Countryman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:32 pm

This one is growing on me and in a good way too,love the stuff. :D .
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby ragefather » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:08 pm

I love it too and I can't figure out why. Nothing remarkable about it and I think that's why. Its good at what it does.
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby Deimitori » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:21 pm

Nightcap is such a great pipe tobacco!
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby 4nogginsmike » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:08 pm

I love the strength, but it is the full latakia set against a backdrop of complexity that I really enjoy. ****
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby 4nogginsmike » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:25 pm

I think Nightcap is one of the great tobacco blends, with or without latakia.

Latakia is a curious weed, so much controversy, year after year. Though I give you that it is different due to the smoke and herbed wood, I find it delicious! There's strong latakia and latakia as condiment, both yielding a very different, and lovable, smoke.
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Re: Nov: DUNHILL Nightcap

Postby SanJu » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:04 am

The nightcap and the 965 are two blends I love. I discovered the nightcap in Barcelona, in the dutyfree area. I bought it for curiosity and I won. Since, I never had so many luck than this glory day ! Thanks Dunhill. :D
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