What are some examples of your favorite commercial Virginia/Oriental tobaccos? I'm thinking ahead to a future blend and always like to have a few good examples under my belt and this is one area where examples seem few and far between...
WCC OTR is my favorite. Also like Persian Slipper. C&D Bijou, the Sun Bear is excellent but limited edition. HU Joschi's Oriental Sunrise, Flanagan and Soraya. GLP Cairo. Peretti D-9507. I prefer VaOr with zero latakia.
All the McClelland Grand Oriental series. Fine VA, with usually just the right amount of whatever Oriental... They're the only McC blends that I think are irreplaceable by anything on the market today.
McClelland #24, Yenice Agonya, Savinelli Brunello, S.G. Sam's Flake. I had Carole at P&W make me a "VaOr" blend; for two years it tasted like an old Camel cigarette, then it turned into something heavenly.