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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    From a British tobacconist on another forum:

    "Just spoke to my TOR rep, (the company who sell dunhill tobaccos) they are brining out a line of pipe tobacco under the name "Charatan" they will be the exact same recipe as the dunhill blends currently on the market. Not called the same but of a similar name so you'd recognise what they are meant to be.
    Panic over?"
    Interesting (good?) news. What's happening to the Robert McConnell clones/originals?
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    A quick read on TR shows Pipestud saying that the old Charatans were (reportedly) manufactured by Dunhill and one of the blends (reportedly) by McConnell.

    The plot thickens...LOL
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    I have samples of the clones arriving in the mail from Germany RSN (real soon now). Due to the tin price I have not smoked enough of the originals to have a solid basis for comparison. I'll get some reviews on TR when they arrive though.
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    To go back in time, my recollection of popular wisdom was that Dunhills, after being made by Dunhill, were made by McConnell in UK before going to Murray and hence STG.

    McConnells are now made by K&K and previous rumours were that the new heralded replacements were also by them.

    Given the fact above that original Charatan blends were by Dunhill, this may just be a naming ploy and in fact all these reports are about the same thing - replacement blends produced by K&K and labelled for different markets?
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    Hello,

    I don't know if or how this Charatan news is related to the Robert McConnell Heritage line offered by K&K, but my latest info on K&K is that they have halted deliveries to change the names and tin art of these blends. From people who have tried some Heritage blends I read on the internet that some seem to be very much like the Dunhills, and others not so. Eclipse, meant to replace De luxe navy rolls, is actually Orlik Bull's Eye Flake. I haven't seen any of the Heritage blends in person yet.

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    More from the same source:

    THE NEWS YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!
    We were going to keep the Identity of the brand a secret to build up some suspense but it's no real surprise that the cat is out of the bag so here you are ......... Charatan will be the only Dunhill replacement on the UK market!!
    You heard it OFFICIALLY here first!
    There is a chance it will be on shelves before xmas but more likely it will be early January.
    ,,,,,
    And I can release the Charatan Blends as follows (i'll let you guess the equivalent Dunhill)
    Black Flake
    First Bowl
    Victorian Mixture
    Flake
    No.10 Mix
    1992 Mixture
    Eventide
    Royal Ensign Mixture
    Royal Escape
    Rolls
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    I'm wondering if these will be available to the US market.
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    Launch event in Nottingham by Black Swan and Gauntleys:


    Chararan dunhills.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    I'm wondering if these will be available to the US market.
    I suspect badge engineering of Robert McConnell's Heritage series by K&K - so if you can get that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    I suspect badge engineering of Robert McConnell's Heritage series by K&K - so if you can get that?
    I looked on SP's website and they only carry the usual McConnell's tobaccos, most of which are out of stock.
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