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    Erinmore Flake (Murrays) vs Erinmore Flake (STG) vs Malcolm Flake

    I have posted this elsewhere but I figure the bigger the audience the better the chance of coming up with the answer and with the collective knowledge amongst you guys should get me a definitive answer
    Now I have one tin only left of Murrays era Erinmore Flake and sadly only a very small amount of Erinmore plug I have yet to try the STG version but I have heard good reports of Rattrays Malcolm Flake which is supposed to be a good rendition of Murrays era Erinmore flake. Has anyone tried all three? Is this true. I have always been fond of Erinmore though it hasn't been in my regular rotation for a while, I did stock up on the old Erinmore and now my supply has almost come to an end and I'm looking to see if the new incarnations compare favourably to the old or whether to move on and not sully my memory of a good blend.
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    Aye Nigel, Ye pose an intrestin question... I've 'ad the Erinmore Flake from STG as 'twer the only one available to me at the time... Wit no comparison to the Murray's or the Rattray's renditions I'll just say that the STG blend be a good smoke, light and plenty o flavor. Twas very pleasing I might add...

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    I have no idea, as I've only ever smoked the modern (STG) Erinmore Mixture a couple of times. I found it pleasant enough, though apparently not pleasant enough to get a tin of my own. Anyway, I'll stay tuned for any educated opinions and/or taste tests.
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    I tried Malcolm Flake because it's supposed to be a close match to the Erinmore Flake of old.
    It isn't. It's an OK tobacco in its own right, but it has nothing like the distinct aroma and taste of the old Erinmore.
    Neither has STG's new version; it's very similar to the Malcolm.
    Then again, I got hold of a tin of Murray's from the early 2000s, made in Belfast and all that,
    even that was a far cry from the old Erinmore Flake.

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    Not tried Malcolm Flake so I'm interested in responses; certainly modern Erinmore Flake is very different in body, strength and flavour from that of old.

    As kids we could always tell when someone was smoking Erinmore with its distinctive "tram smell" as we called it (that dates me!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    Not tried Malcolm Flake so I'm interested in responses; certainly modern Erinmore Flake is very different in body, strength and flavour from that of old.

    As kids we could always tell when someone was smoking Erinmore with its distinctive "tram smell" as we called it (that dates me!).
    The trams weren't horse-drawn, were they..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunstan Hillwell View Post
    The trams weren't horse-drawn, were they..?

    that was probably the smell then

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