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Ted
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We have a thread for new pipes, but new tobacco acquisitions are fun to discuss too, so I’ll start with what I got in today’s mail. 

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Bought a tin of Peterson's Nightcap. It's interesting. I'm still not sure how much I like it, but then again I'm a newbie to pipe smoking so it could be my tastes haven't matured yet. 🙂

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lol. The first time I tried Nightcap I was not impressed at all. In fact I avoided Latakia and English blends for years because of it. Today though, while it’s still a ways from my favorite in that genre, I do enjoy it occasionally. I find it “calms down” a bit after it’s been in a jar for at least a month, I’m still not crazy about it right out of the tin. 

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Lee
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Nightcap was my first experience with Latakia and I had a similar response. It took Presbyterian to change my mind/palate.

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Nightcap is a full bodied Latakia blend and maybe is a bit strong for a newbe. As Ted says, let it calm down a time in a jar. 

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Jimmyyuma
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UPS delivered GL Pease Union Square, Peterson Flake and my second tin of Sutliff Pipe Force VI. Good stuff. 👍 

Now I want some of that groovy sounding Kraken and Spaghetti Western 😄 

 

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The KBV Kraken plug is a great blend

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Ted
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It sounded great. This will be my first time trying it, I have yet to be disappointed with a KBV blend. 

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Tonight was a new to me cigar leaf blend from ESF called Luna Escura in my WO Larsen Canadian

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Ok what is going on with the website? New format or forum functionality? I cannot load pictures and my post count is off, weird

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Lee
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It’s glitchy. There are some post restrictions for new members (I think). But, things don’t always work as they should after that anyway. I hope they develop an app, but I’m not counting on it. So, I’m developing my patience in the meantime 😄

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Nick R
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I got a sampler pack of Brigadier Black:

Antietum, Alamo, Gettysburg, Bull Run, Sherman's March and Watterloo. I know nothing about this brand but the artwork was cool, the descriptions sounded good and they were on sale.

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Lee
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A few in the last week or so. Some Elizabethan Mixture (Peterson’s), as I was perilously close to running out! Capstan Navy Flake (Blue) - new to me and already one of my favourite straight Virginias. Cornell & Diehl Bayou Morning Flake, another one new to me, and one of my favourite tobaccos overall, (I’ve tried around 70 so far).

I’m eagerly awaiting some Anthology 2023 (also C & D), following Ted’s recommendation. And, I believe I have some Carolina Red Flake with Perique (for a hat trick of new-to-me C & D blends) on its way too! 😊

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Honestly I was surprised by Anthology part dux (2023) due to the lackluster of some of  their other flop releases. I am really happy I grabbed 5 tins and will order more

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Lee
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That’s good to hear! I should get it this week, depending on how fast customs are.

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Aha finally, here is the picture. Great cigar leaf blend from ESF

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Anyone who is on the fence about Emerson Southern Forged blends can rest assure he makes blends with quality leaf components. 

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Zigmeister67
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Do they have a website?  I've never heard of them.

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nach0
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i was thinking in it. first time seen it....

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His email address:

[email protected]

i sent his blend list as well below 👇 

tell him Toby sent you

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Zigmeister67
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Thank you. Wow they have quite a few blends. Some very interesting mixes. 👍

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nach0
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tnks for sharing their blends.... i´ll order some!

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nach0
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I sent them a message and they said they dont ship to Brazil bc the costumer service got all tobacco they sent in the past. Sad ...

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Old Ironsides, Robert McConnel Latakia Flake, Capstan Flake blue.

My all time favorites that I can find in Spain, Red Rapparee, Black Mallory and London Blend 1000 are out of stock and I´m cellaring alternative tobaccos.

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Sir Otter
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250 grams of Dan Tobacco's Ascanian No 2 (10% perique)

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Ted
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Very cool! I have about a four to five year old bag just like that one that has been swelling steadily since I got it. I half expect it to explode any day now 🙂 I’m quite curious what it will be like when I open it. Which will be a while, since I also have some jarred from another bag. 

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Post a thread when you do 

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Ted
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I didn’t think I would be posting another tobacco acquisition here so soon, I wasn’t expecting any. But a couple of weeks ago I sent some tobaccos that I rarely ever smoke to someone that I thought would like them as a gift. 

He sent me a package back that contained a vintage meerschaum pipe and this tin from 2006, which was really nice!

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Lee
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Wow! Pipe smokers are cool 😎😄

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Maybe you doubted?
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Lee
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Never! I’ve always found pipe smokers to be the most excellent human beings 😊

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nach0
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Who has a friend, has everything !

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Lager
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A few tins of half o' the wynd

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Glorious weed.

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Lee
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One of my favourites! Great smoke!

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Maybe because it has something in common with SG 1792 Flake?. I find both similar. Hal O´ The Wind is a bit more refined to my taste.

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Lee
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They both have Virginia and Kentucky but, for me, that’s where the similarity ends. The tonquin bean gives 1792 a fairly unique flavour, (I know other blends also use it, but not many). The fermented sweetness of the Perique in Hal O’ the Wynd combines beautifully with the other varietals and makes it an equally good blend, yet different, in my humble opinion. Both are fantastic and both occupy a spot in my top ten blends.

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Lager
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Dam spell check!

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Ted
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Lol

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ThinkinPipe
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These two pouches showed up today! 

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Nice!

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I had been thinking for some time that I was ready to order more Gawith Hoggarth Rum Twist. Last week. Smokingpipes had an offer of free can with purchase. I got it in the mail today. I doubt I’ll use the can, but it’s fun to have and it pushed me to order the twist. Interesting, new packaging again from GH. 

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Zigmeister67
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It looks like a frozen dinner. Lol

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nach0
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🤣 🤣 🤣 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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In my recent trip to Barcelona I got a tin of Pesse Canoe Latakia Flake 40.

More details in the topic I opened with this.

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Lee
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At last, it arrived! Cornell & Diehl Anthology 2023. I know what I’m smoking later! 😊

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Lee
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Shall I jar the other two as well? Or is it better to leave them in the tins?

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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In my opinion, I would not open the tin before six or seven months from the tin date to complete the first in tin fermentation. In ten months, when finish my experiment with the two tins of Gawith & Hoggart Balkan Mixture, I'll have a more accurate answer.

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Ted
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Me personally, I would leave them in the cans. When I would be ready to smoke more I would open one and jar it for a few weeks before smoking. 

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Lee
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Some more tobacco, from across the pond, arrived today! 😊

G.L.Pease Windjammer (a re-stock; I was running low). And, a new-to-me blend: G.L.Pease JackKnife Plug.

It’s like Christmas all over again!

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Ted
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Very cool! You are rapidly building an impressive cellar!

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Haddock
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6 x Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate

6 x Rattray Black Mallory

 

All for the cellar! 

 

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Ted
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Nice! Every time I open a can of Black Frigate it disappears fast. It’s one I keep an ample supply of in my cellar. 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Well done!. If you like an Oriental touch in a Latakia blend, try Rattray´s Red Rapparee. You will not regret.

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Haddock
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Maybe i should.. 

Price is pretty low for the 50 gram tins in Germany. 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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In Spain, a 100 gram tin is 19€. But it flew from Spanish shelves last October. A new batch is announced for April, and I suspect the price will be increased.

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Haddock
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€10.90 in Germany for 50 grams. The price is €20 plus in Denmark for the same. 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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In Spain only 100 gram tins of Rattray´s are sold. But €10,90 for 50 gram is really cheap.

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Ted
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Wow! That is a ridiculous price in Denmark. I can order it from Germany shipped to the US for €7.70. Even with expensive shipping, with a decent size order it’s about €1.00 per tin. Or if I buy it here it is about $12.00 per tin. 

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Haddock
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Yup, taxes on tobacco here is getting to much. 

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Lee
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Red Rapparee is a fantastic smoke! One of my favourite Latakia blends, in fact. Well worth buying a few tins from our Teutonic neighbours!

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Top quality Latakia and superb Orientals. Think Skiff on esteroids.

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Robert McConnell Covent Garden is similar to Red Rapparee, but much more expensive in Spain 

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Lee
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Unfortunately, businesses have colluded with the government to stop citizens of Denmark from buying tobacco from Germany via post. So much for the “Single Market”! 🙄

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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You can travel to Germany to buy and the money you save will pay for petrol or train, sausages, chucrout and beer 

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