Originally Posted by marper
I heard that NCS 3C is really just 3 castles repacked and discounted a few bucks seems like it considering its in a 14oz package just like all the other d&R offerings
3 Castles hasn't been made for a few years. 3 Sails is supposed to be a close replica. NCS 3C is rumoured to be 3 Sails renamed for sale only by NCS. It is the only NCS not saying who actually makes it.
Personally, I believe NCS contracted D&R to make a blend simular to 3 Sails, with NCS as the only supplier of NCS 3C. You will not find this blend under another name sold anywhere else, till the contract terms expire.
As someone who smokes both 3 Sails and NCS 3C,( both in Windsail Prestige , Athey and 70mm filterless rollies), I will tell you they are not the same tobacco. The NCS 3C has a heartier flavor.