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By mixing and then stoving the Burley and Virginias, we obtained a nut-like and slightly sweet aroma. A touch of St. James Parish Perique is then added to set it apart from all other blends.

Blended ByRich Gottlieb
Manufactured By4noggins
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2144)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The nutty, and lightly earthy molasses sweet burley is the main player. The high quality citrusy, lightly grassy Virginias are a strong supporter. The perique is an important minor player as it adds a little fig, raisin and spice for complexity. There is a little essence of vinegar reminiscent of what you get in McClelland blends, and a light sour note or two that doesn't interfere with the creamy smoothness of the smoke. Won't bite. Well balanced, you'll notice the various aspects of the tobaccos in virtually every puff. The nic-hit is mild. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with no dull spots or weakening of the smooth, consistent flavor. Leaves a little moisture, but no dottle and has a pleasing after taste and room note. An all day and all night smoke that doesn’t wear out its welcome.

24 people found this review helpful.

The Commoner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Commoner (30)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Wow. This is a good VA/BurPer.

I'm convinced the VA is McClelland 5105 and it pretty much runs the show here.

Weybridge has that soft high note sweetness of 5105 but with a burley bass note and a nice Perique twang.

Sort of a VaPer with a subwoofer. Maybe OJK before he got old and crotchety.

I've tried several 4Noggins Blends and haven't met one yet that didn't make me go "Holy cripes. That's good stuff!!!".

7 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

A delicious bell ringer with a dose of nicotine that made me smile and quit shaking. Not a lot of Perique but enough to let you know its there. I really enjoyed the Burley/Virginia combination that came through in unrelenting waves.

Want real "Grandpa used to smoke this" style tobacco? Well, here you go.

5 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I get the mild nuttiness, but not much else other than some unpleasant bitterness in the last 1/3 of a bowl. A very soft and mild blend, rather bland other than the bitterness in a meer or briar. In a cob, there's a bit more of the VA showing, and the bitterness a bit less unpleasant. More of a 2.5 than a full three star for me. Burley fans looking for something mild and a bit different may like this more.

Pipe Used: Country Gentleman cob, meer, briars

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

4 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (833)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Another one ounce sample from 4noggins. Deep brown mixed with black and with the most bizarre bag aroma ever. Some sickly sweet artificial scent that I couldn't place but made me wonder if PG has an aroma. At any rate, I didn't taste it much, so much ado about little.

VaBurPer with the emphasis on Bur. The VA and perique seemed minor players and simply served to keep this one from monodimensionality. Perhaps a little more should have been employed because this one was pretty much a one trick burley pony top to bottom. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but the burley turned bitter on me fairly quickly. I could not finish some bowls as a result. When the flavor was on, it was quite good - no bite and with deep nutty character made slightly sweet and sour by the condiments. But it was just too persnickety for me - I couldn't make it work for me. Might be worth a shot to order some more and age it for awhile, because it just seemed too youthful. Then again, I'm not sure what 3-5 years would do to a burley. At any rate, I'm going to take a pass on this. A couple more 4noggins to go but Alamosa wins the prize so far to my taste buds.

Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta

Age When Smoked: new

2 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a top-notch smoke. Bear in mind that I've used only cobs here. The Virginias lead by a slight margin with sweet hay and later with notes of bread. The nutty Burley starts in second place and catches up to the Virginias toward the end occasionally taking the lead. The Perique has a moderate influence providing dark fruit and spice to the background. Has a nice cool burn and needs few relights. A real pleasure.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in taste. I think there may be an extremely mild addition of anise.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

½ bowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
½ bowl (98)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable

Weybridge is a high quality blend of several brown tone and darker leaves of rough-cut ribbon. If it has any aromatic flavoring, I for one, could not detect it; and it burns cleanly, without gurgle or bite. The delicate sweetness of (what I think is red) Va and a nutlike Burley combine in a full-bodied smoke seasoned to perfection by Perique.

It produces a lush, almost succulent smoke. Its full body is nicely in balance with a medium-to-strong flavor and mild-to-medium strength, creating a smooth smoke that will not fatigue the palate. It is kind of woodsy, ideal for an Autumn stroll in the forest -- or at any other time, reminiscent of one. It has a naturally expansive flavor, so I prefer to use a pipe with a narrower chamber -- but a deep-bowled pipe -- because it seems to grow richer as it progresses, and you'll want to capitalize on that.

Smoking Weybridge will not distract you from any activities; but it will regale your palate with interesting tastes if you so choose. As a Vaper with Burley body it should appeal to most people who prefer natural tobacco taste, and it belongs on every Vaper lovers' short list of blends to try.

Similar Blends: Sweeter and less musty than Haunted Bookshop, but it'll scratch the same itch.

1 person found this review helpful.

idbowman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
idbowman (26)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Weybridge is an example of a blend that I thought had a lot of promise but ultimately failed to deliver.

The pouch note is exactly what you'd expect from a VaBur with a hint of perique. Sweet, nutty, free of discernible topping, and maybe just a half-a-hint of depth and mustiness (in a good way) from the perique. Dark brown and black ribbons with just the right amount of moisture straight right from the start. It packed very easily, and took the flame like a champ, and smoked consistently throughout.

The quarter or so of the bowl was pleasant enough. The promise of sweetness and nuttiness in the pouch was found in the smoke, although somewhat subdued. The volume of perique was small enough that it added little (if anything) to the taste itself, although its spicy character was present in the sinuses. If the bowl remained exactly like this for the duration, I'd say that Weybridge was decent, inoffensive, and straightforward (if not a bit monotonous).

Then things began to go south.

Of all of the bowls I smoked, only a very few (two, maybe three) didn't take a turn for the worse during the middle portion of the smoke. The monotony left the smoke underwhelming, any sweet nuttiness gave way to a smoke with very little taste and seemed rather ashy in nature. The final quarter of the bowl either continued in the same vein (at best) or turned rather bitter and unpleasant (at worst), with the same ashy/muddy qualities of the mid-bowl.

For what its worth, I think Weybridge benefits from a corn cob in a big way. the VAs are a little more noticeable, and it gave me the best chance of avoiding getting mired down in an undesirable smoke late in the bowl.

All that said, I openly acknowledge that - while I am a smoker of burlies and not averse to the leaf - I'm not a great burley enthusiast. Burley lovers may have a better time with this than I had. It does have the benefit of being straightforward, easy-burning, and on the weak side of medium in the nicotine department, so it could easily be a true "all day blend" for those who enjoy it.

To my tastes, it was closer to a 1.5 star blend, although the first quarter of bowl (judged apart from the rest of the smoke) could be in 3-star territory. True burley lovers should probably give it a try...but casual burley guys will probably not find this worth their time.

For my money, if I'm looking for a no-nonsense VaBur/Per that does (what I think) Weybridge is trying to do, I would still put McClelland's Grey Havens at the top of the class.

Pipe Used: Variety of Briars & Cobs

1 person found this review helpful.

Drumdude06 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Drumdude06 (4)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This is my favorite blend. It is a perfect combination of Virginias that add sweetness, Burleys that add body, and Perique that adds the perfect bit of spice. The Perique is definitely a condiment, and is light by most Va/Per standards. However, in this blend the amount of Perique is perfect for my taste. There seems to be a slight top coat which adds a slight amount of sweetness and makes the room note pleasant for the wife. Rich at 4noggins puts out great products, so give this or some of his other blends a try.

1 person found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (320)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

This is a great change of pace tobacco. I find the aftertaste a little bitter with a slight McClellands Vinegary taste (whiskey topping?), very unusual but nice.I tend to smoke this when I'm a rush and just need that N hit. This packs easy, lites easy and with a little tamping, it keeps burning great while inside or out. I love the Perique hit when blown through the nose and this never bites no matter how hard you"stoke it",although I agree with some reviewers that say it needs some drying, the burley stays in the background. It has some sweet notes but this is not a tobacco I smoke to savor and contemplate, although it is nice when sipped. A good "on the go" tobacco that's great in a cob. It's my go too tobacco for those short trips to the store or work around the yard. This is very similar to P&C Sunza Bitches and OJK but I think this is mellower. I always want to keep this around.

Updated 9/8/11 I was looking for that evening smoke but my tonque just about had it. In the back of the cellar was some Weybridge, only cellared for about 6 months. What a treat, sweet, no bite good "N". Totally improved tobacco in only 6 months and now complex and very smooth unlike OJK that I find harsh. Want a little more spice, go for Prarrie Wind or C&D's 3 Friers but if you want something that you can really suck the "N" , Weybridge is for you ( great for us Northern Winter Smokers who can only stand outside for a few minutes)

Updated 2/27/2012- I recieved a new batch of this blend and I was a little disappointed with the consistency. It seems as though the Burley shows through more and doesn't have the Perique hit or topping note. I've got to take this down one star.

1 person found this review helpful.

Novangelus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Novangelus (7)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

I received some of this in a boxpass from Blackhorse. This is my first 4Noggins venture, and based on this it will not be my last. I too enjoy Exhausted Rooster but found this blend not to be quite as strong in the nic kick.

I enjoyed a variety of flavors in this blend. The burley, virginia and perique all play a varying role as it is smoked. Very satisfying smoke!

1 person found this review helpful.

Alguhan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alguhan (140)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

You can see at the first packing and lighting the high quality of the leaves used in this blend. Virginia of this blend has a natural, pure sweetness which has been rounded up with some Burley. The result is a nice semi-sweet taste. And this taste is balanced with a touch of Perique. I personally would like to taste the Perique in a higher proportion.

I could detect an extremely mild casing. This flavor reminds me the classical sour-sweet taste of McClelland tobaccos.

It is an easy keep lit tobacco. It smokes with a mild strength at the beginning and when I approach to the middle of the bowl it begins to satisfy my nicotine and flavor needs, and keeps this well balance till to the bottom.

This is a very well balanced, and proffesionally prepared blend. An all day day smoke for my tastes.

1 person found this review helpful.

Dave R Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dave R (3)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Well, I didn't think Rich could top Jesse's Own in the flavour department but he just might have done here. Don't get me wrong, this a completely different animal but once again, the tin description is pretty accurate. I've smoked quite a bit of this now (nearly half a pound) and it continues to fascinate me. As something of a Vaper buff this blend has loads to recommend it, sweet sugary Virginias and quality Burleys with just enough Perique to keep me interested.

In the world of the micro blender this guys star is definitely on the rise.

Highly Recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.

Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (90)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm very surprised that I'm the first to review this blend. I can't say if it's a new blend, just recently having discovered 4 - N's (and very glad I did). I'll say straight off this is an early impression - not tempered by having tried in in various pipes, over time, etc. I ordered this because I fell in love with C & D's new Exhausted Rooster (damn near the Holy Grail) and this appeared to be close to the same blend (though it's not flake and I'm sure the ratios and specific tobaccos used must be somewhat different). But it has that same musty Perique aroma (love it, just love it) on top of the stoved VA and Burley mix. How can this go wrong? Well, it guess it could easily have gone South, but it seems to be a well designed and proportioned blend...with the Perique making it's presence known from top to bottom. It doesn't burn as easily as 4-N's self-smoldering "Down by the River" Burley have to attend to it. Maybe drying this one a bit would be a good idea - it gurgled a bit in my pipe...had to mop it with a cleaner twice. No biggie as I'm certainly a puffer. Be that as it may, this is certainly a winner in terms of flavor - high quality tobaccos here as I'm guessing in all their blends. It's nice to find another blender that really cares about that the reviews of all their other blends will attest. My early read on this goes to three out of four stars. If further testing goes one way or the other I'll revise it. I have to add that to my mind there are maybe a half dozen blenders out there from which you can get good Burley - if you love Burley, you know who they are. Now I'm adding 4 Noggins to my short list of these.

1 person found this review helpful.

Prof. Lewis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Prof. Lewis (7)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

When I first received this sample in my shipment I was really excited because of all the reviews I had read on this site. Was I ever disappointed, I got the bread flavour from the Virginias but that was it, this blend was just too wet: like a moist towlette to get much of anything. After a few months of drying in an old tin, I got what all the excitement was about. Very nice tobacco, tending toward the sweet side in terms of flavour, I find the burley is in the background on this one. Can't give it four stars, just too much drying time

Pipe Used: Various Briars

Age When Smoked: Approx 3 months

Purchased From:

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1608)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

4noggind - Weybridge.

A mostly medium and light brown ribbon, with the odd spot of black. The cut's slightly coarse and, as ever, from 4noggins, the moisture's smack on.

To my taste it's the Burley taking charge out of the leaves, having a slightly sweet, nutty flavour, the Virginia gives a solid support. The Perique seems to have been added very lightly, I can only pick out a touch of vinegar sourness, which I think hinders the blend a bit. I can't identify enough of the 'Other/Misc' flavouring to be able to label it. The burn from it's good, producing a cool smoke without bite.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant to tolerable.

Without the Perique this would be a solid four star blend, but the splash of Perique takes the shine off it! So, it falls a little short of being highly recommended:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Atinok Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: 4noggins

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stavros Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
stavros (3)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Nice, simple, natural blend I can smoke all day. This is just great straight up tobacco without any tricks. Good for those like myself who enjoy basic Burley blends without flavouring. Highly Recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Purchased From: 4noggins

Similar Blends: Maybe a bit like Prince Albert, but better..

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Raines Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Raines (52)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong

As every english blends, it's smooth and a bit strong in the same time. If you like latakia, go try it. If you don't... don't even try. The fact that 4noggins is the brand doesn't mean it bad quality, for those who think that a "shop brand" can't make good tobacco.

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Jevverrett Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jevverrett (83)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Another from the BoB bombing I got.

I decided to try and smoke from my jar of this pretty much at random today. I have to say, it was a great pick. It doesn't look like much in the jar, it's not very pretty anyway. It doesn't smell so great in the jar either for what it's worth. Kind of a bit of a vinegar tin note, but I can smell the perique in there well enough. Dark fruit kind of perique, but it comes through as spicy in the smoke. It it packs and lights up easy enough. It does a slight moisture to deal with. I had to relight this twice before it burnt well.

It is delicious by the way. Has a really good base to it with a nice zip from the perique. Reminds me a bit of Peterson Irish oak with a bit more twang to it. The nicotine content is pretty good as well. Full four stars for this one, it's going on the shopping list I think.

Pipe Used: Peterson 408

Age When Smoked: Not sure

Purchased From: BoB bombing gift

Similar Blends: Haddos delight, exhausted rooster.

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point9 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
point9 (114)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

One of few blends that makes me fall in love at first puff. This is sweet and smooth, with obvious chocolate flavor in the tin note. Great all day smoke. One year in the cellar does indeed enhance the taste.

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Blue Bayou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blue Bayou (60)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

Meh...I found it rather bland. Light, fluffy tobacco (as are all of the 4noggins I tried). Not bad but far from great. All 4 of the ones I tried tasted very similar to one another.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: 63

Purchased From: 4noggins

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rramstad Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rramstad (115)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

For me, this blend misses the mark somewhat. The flavor is good, but I get a bit of mouth fatigue. I'm not sure why in that I tolerate many other blends from other blenders just fine with similar ingredients (xref Hearth & Home, Cornell & Diehl) but most 4noggins blends just don't work for me. It's a shame as they seem to be high quality, taste good, and burn well...

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who me? Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
who me? (8)
Mild Medium Medium Tolerable

I had received a sample of this with an order some time ago and as I remember I thought that it was not great but pretty good. After reading the reviews here I ordered some with my next order.

I am afraid that I regret that decision. The tin(bag)aroma was clearly vinegary and this smell completely overwhelmed any of the tobacco smells. I hoped that this would not be true of the smoking when I set match to it in my favorite Pete, but that taste was indeed present in that first bowl as well as a bitter aftertaste. I tried it in several other pipes over the next 2 months, hoping that I might find some improvement from my initial bowl experience, but I just cannot get pass that McClelland vinegary taste. In this sample it is quite pronounced. I have cellared the balance hoping that time might make a difference. If it improves I will re-post, if not I will toss it.

Either way, it is just not my "cup of tea" and I will not be reordering. I must say that the rave reviews of this blend here makes me at least concerned about 4noggins quality control.

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Darth Vader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth Vader (110)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Got a free sample and thought this was really nice. Smoother and creamier than GLP Triple play with i also love. Easy all day smoke with the right balance of taste and reasonable nicotine. I ordered 2 pounds.

Update, 6 months ageing really brings out the flavours and makes this a very good value for money smoke. Easy all dayer.

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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

A very interesting blend from 4 Noggins. More of a vabur as the perique has been added with a very light hand. Slightly sweet and savory in flavor, it packs well and burns cleanly. Well done! Recommended.

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oregonpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oregonpipe (13)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I first tried Weybridge as a sample from 4 Noggins. I was rather impressed and bought a few ounces bulk. Will be getting more. This is a NICE Va/bur/per, ribbon-cut blend. Great virginias, a touch of perique, but the real star here is the burley. I have no idea what it is or where it comes from, but it really sets this blend off. I generally don't take to burley, but this is exceptional. Mellow, nutty, no bite. Adds a body to the virginias that is really sublime. It's very remeniscent of Escudo, but with more burley body. Also reminds me somewhat of Solani Silver Flake, but lighter. NICE !

My only caution is to give it some air-out and dry time. As it comes in bulk the pouch note is very heavy dried fruit from a casing/topping/humectant (?) and the tobacco is rather moist. Smoked in this condition the flavor comes through in the smoke and it burns hot and bitey. So I put it in a bail top jar and set it on a sunny window sill for a day, turning it over occassionally. That heavy topping note dissipated to a slight vinegar and the tobacco dried nicely. It made all the difference in the world! No discernable topping taste at all. Just good ole tobacco. Rich at 4Ns puts out a great product in Weybridge. If you like Va, Va/bur, Va/per, you ought to give this a spin.

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joseph Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
joseph (46)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Again a winner from 4noggins. As always with Rich' blends the Burley is outstanding. In this blend the Virginia plays the supporting role, giving a sweet and creamy touch. If there is any casing (I think there is) it must be a very light one. The perique really shines, from begin to the end of the smoke. I think both begin and end are very good, and the middle part is even better. I smoked this in cold weather, but suspect the this blend is even better in summertime.

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Pseudo Nim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pseudo Nim (107)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I was given a sample of this without realising what it was, so I looked it up first to scrutinise it's components. Pseudo Nim is a dedicated flake smoker who does not like loose tobacco's and in particular, Burley's.

Burley's are for OTC's like H&H, they are not for Pseudo Nim, who prefers straight virginia's, occasionaly wandering into the realms of English (Squadron Leader or SG Balkan) but NOT Burley's.

As it was a gift from a freind, I felt the least I could do was give it a try, easy to load, easy to light with excellent burn charecteristics, easy on the tongue with a very pleasant taste, nutty, yet smooth and a little creamy, with only the slightest hint of sweetness, just enough for this tobacco not to be boring or dry.

This is an outstanding blend, created by a master craftsman, although I feel I have more than enough tobacco's in my rotation, this is one that has aroused my attention sufficiently for me to question, should I realy be without some, at least, to have on hand ?

Ah, and alas, I fear I shall have to order some, weakness is such a virtue.

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