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thomas james
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PostSubject: Haddo's Delight   Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:58 pm

I'm not a reviewer but it IS time for Haddo's to have it's bells rung again. I am working on a 04/06 tin that is just singing to me.

Anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:09 pm

I enjoy Haddo's, it's on my list of favorite VA/Pers. The Perique is evident without being overstated and the VAs are of the highest quality. There appears to be a bit of Cavendish present to add a little sweetness and I like the pouch aroma. It also has a pleasant room note. All in all, a top flight tobacco.

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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:14 pm

It looks like Slow Puffs has been digging up some older reviews from alfredo buscatti on the Knox board. Just so happens he has a Haddo's review.

http://forums.knoxcigar.net/viewtopic.php?t=4913

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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:30 am

I may have more to say about Haddos in addition to my review, but I doubt it. I felt absolutely confident in what I wrote; I felt I thoroughly understood the blend.

I have just over 5 lbs in the cellar but am waiting until my youngest tin has 3 or 4 years of age before I open it.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:31 am

I need to dig in the cellar again. I did a trade the other day and I needed a Haddos tin. Only found one. Sad I need to look around down there and see if some restocking is in order.

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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:13 pm

I've yet to appreciate this blend (ok, ban me if you must for such blasphemy).

I've a tin with quite some age on it I may have to visit. I've tried it with at least a year of age. To me to is very complex, but not harmoneous. A cacaphony of flavors and, for me, too much perique.

But it has been a while and so many, whose tastes I admire, love it so. Soon, I'll study it again. Perhaps this Spring.

thanks for the encouragement,

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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:18 pm

I recall having several tins open at the same time for some strange reason. The differences in how they had aged were remarkable. Sometimes the blend retains the mix of color and other times it's all very dark brown. I don't recall the why at the time.

Getting old I guess. I may have sent a couple of those to another Bob for him to experience.

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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Wed May 10, 2017 8:25 pm

In the spirit of resurrecting old threads, I had to pick this one from 08.

I am a huge fan of Haddo's. Probably my favorite blend that I smoke in spring and summer. Its light and almost citrus. Love the perique!
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Wed May 10, 2017 8:29 pm

One of my all time faves. Recently splashed out on some aged tins from pipestud's site. Will be opening one soon!

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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Wed May 10, 2017 8:31 pm

Brewdude wrote:
One of my all time faves. Recently splashed out on some aged tins from pipestud's site. Will be opening one soon!

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RR

Oh yeah! I forgot about that site. Great place for stuff like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Wed May 10, 2017 10:59 pm

I have a nice little stash of Haddos. Special occasion smoke for me, as it packs a punch!
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Thu May 11, 2017 8:57 am

I'll have to try this as I just can't get into VaPers. The ones IVe tried just seem to taste like cigarettes to me. I'm not sure why. I did relativeley enjoy Stookabys bulls eyes and it makes me wonder if I need a cavendish in there to tame it or something. Still in search for one I would like, albeit I haven't tried that many, so I'll get this on my next smokingpipes order.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Thu May 11, 2017 2:09 pm

Beware, it is a different animal fresh as opposed to aged.

However, it def doesn't tast like cigarettes, lots of interesting things going on w that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Thu May 11, 2017 2:42 pm

Being British, I don't have easy access to Mr Pease's wonderful blends but did manage to get a tin of Haddos which is now 3 years old.
Is it old enough to pop now or should I keep it a while longer before opening?

Adam
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Thu May 11, 2017 3:09 pm

alandadp wrote:
Being British, I don't have easy access to Mr Pease's wonderful blends but did manage to get a tin of Haddos which is now 3 years old.
Is it old enough to pop now or should I keep it a while longer before opening?

Adam

afaic 3 yrs is the minimum for this one. 5 is better, and 10 is sublime.

Fresh, it's far too raw and harsh plus muddled flavours. IMHO of course.


Cheers,

RR


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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Thu May 11, 2017 3:25 pm

Brewdude wrote:
alandadp wrote:
Being British, I don't have easy access to Mr Pease's wonderful blends but did manage to get a tin of Haddos which is now 3 years old.
Is it old enough to pop now or should I keep it a while longer before opening?

Adam

afaic 3 yrs is the minimun for this one. 5 is better, and 10 is sublime.

Fresh, it's far too raw and harsh plus muddled flavours. IMHO of course.


Cheers,

RR

Cheers BD - back to the back of the shelf with it then.

Adam
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Thu May 11, 2017 7:26 pm

Fight'n Hampsters wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
One of my all time faves. Recently splashed out on some aged tins from pipestud's site. Will be opening one soon!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

Oh yeah! I forgot about that site. Great place for stuff like that.

Yes it is, and the price of this wasn't terrible at all. Got a couple of the old style tall/skinny tins from '02. Hope they aren't dried out as I've had a few from that era that had bad seals.



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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri May 12, 2017 1:38 am

alandadp wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
alandadp wrote:
Being British, I don't have easy access to Mr Pease's wonderful blends but did manage to get a tin of Haddos which is now 3 years old.
Is it old enough to pop now or should I keep it a while longer before opening?

Adam

afaic 3 yrs is the minimun for this one. 5 is better, and 10 is sublime.

Fresh, it's far too raw and harsh plus muddled flavours. IMHO of course.


Cheers,

RR

Cheers BD - back to the back of the shelf with it then.

Adam

I've actually found Haddo's at 6 years to be the best, honestly. At 10 years aged, at least for me, it loses a lot. It's still good at that point, but it's over the hump for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri May 12, 2017 7:44 am

Over the hump how, Josh? I think Ian also says it's best in that 4-6 year range... I have a tin from 2012 that I'm smoking now, and it's very good but I was thinking it could have used a little more aging... then I have a tin from 2009 that I was going to wait till 2019 to open, but maybe I should crack into it sooner than later.... hmm
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri May 12, 2017 11:40 am

I have really enjoyed it with just a few years on them, but I can see how they would get better with more. Good thing is that this blend at least is not going anywhere (at least as of now) Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri May 12, 2017 11:42 am

joshoowah wrote:
alandadp wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
alandadp wrote:
Being British, I don't have easy access to Mr Pease's wonderful blends but did manage to get a tin of Haddos which is now 3 years old.
Is it old enough to pop now or should I keep it a while longer before opening?

Adam

afaic 3 yrs is the minimun for this one. 5 is better, and 10 is sublime.

Fresh, it's far too raw and harsh plus muddled flavours. IMHO of course.


Cheers,

RR

Cheers BD - back to the back of the shelf with it then.

Adam

I've actually found Haddo's at 6 years to be the best, honestly. At 10 years aged, at least for me, it loses a lot. It's still good at that point, but it's over the hump for me.

I've heard of Lat blends loosing something (becoming more mild) the longer they are aged but not others.  I wonder if Perique reacts this way too?
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri May 12, 2017 4:04 pm

Fight'n Hampsters wrote:
joshoowah wrote:
alandadp wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
alandadp wrote:
Being British, I don't have easy access to Mr Pease's wonderful blends but did manage to get a tin of Haddos which is now 3 years old.
Is it old enough to pop now or should I keep it a while longer before opening?

Adam

afaic 3 yrs is the minimun for this one. 5 is better, and 10 is sublime.

Fresh, it's far too raw and harsh plus muddled flavours. IMHO of course.


Cheers,

RR

Cheers BD - back to the back of the shelf with it then.

Adam

I've actually found Haddo's at 6 years to be the best, honestly. At 10 years aged, at least for me, it loses a lot. It's still good at that point, but it's over the hump for me.

I've heard of Lat blends loosing something (becoming more mild) the longer they are aged but not others.  I wonder if Perique reacts this way too?

I know that after around 8 years Latakia becomes a shell of itself, but I am unsure if Perique is affected the same way. When I said "over the hump," I meant that I suspect somewhere between 6-10 years is when the blend begins to decline, at least for me. I'm not saying the tin I had was bad at 10 years - it was, in fact, excellent; however, my 6 year old tin was better, way better even. Other components of the blend will shine at 10 years that won't at 6 years, but 6 years was the perfect meld for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Fri May 12, 2017 5:11 pm

That is an interesting aspect I have not thought of, that different components will peak at different times, making it change from year to year.
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Just chiming in to add that I think another relevent aging factor with Haddo's is the plum brandy topping--fresh I think it is very pronounced, but like everything else it mellows with time. Whether one prefers it at six years out or more like a decade may have something to do with how much of that residual plumminess one enjoys.

As with Stonehaven, I actually prefer Haddo's when it's still young enough to have more of that richness come through--IIRC I've tried it fresh, at five or so years old, and a decade+, and while each have their charms I'm with Josh that my personal sweet spot is Haddo's with enough years to tame the topping, age the tobacco, and marry the flavors, but not so many that it loses its oomph, if that makes sense? Worth noting though that I never had the most sensitive palate and it's only gotten worse, so I may just not be able to appreciate the subtlety of the longer aged stuff.

Obviously the only solution is to try them all for ones self!
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PostSubject: Re: Haddo's Delight   Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:35 am

I love Haddo's both fresh and aged. I think I've said this another thread once upon a time, but it's like they're two totally different blends. Most VaPers change a lot with age, but there's still that "Yep...this is Blend X, but the age has made it sweeter and deeper." With Haddos, the way the perqiue moves from strong pepper to that dark stone fruit, and the way sweetness from the brandy topping changes to sweetness from the aged VA, I can barely tell it was ever the same blend.

Whatever alchemy is going on in that little tin is amazing - fresh, 10 years, or anywhere it between, Haddo's is a winner.
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