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Joseph
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C&D Palmetto BALKAN (2024 Small Batch). Unplanned impulse buy. These are going straight to the cellar for at least 2 years. Playing mind games with myself. Going to pretend this never happened, so when I “discover” them again it will be a happy day 😎

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Joseph
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Four more KBV blends. This makes 22 in all. 🤔💭

I’m pretty sure that’s enough. 😜

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Nick R
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We all know "enough" is a difficult threshold to reach.😅

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Ted
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That’s cool, especially the Dark Fired Cherry. Trying all of the KBV blends is a very worthwhile pursuit. 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Let´s see what you think next week.

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smokethefox
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So true... I just moved my KBV blends, that I ordered into the jars, not smoking them, but week I ordered another small package for Czech republik 🙄 

But hey, cellaring is a good thing, dont you agree?

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Gladora Tobacco Pesse Canoe Latakia Flake 40, 3 tins

Gladora Tobacco Pesse Canoe Oriental Flake, 2 tins

I´ll age them properly.

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Erik
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Lane 1-Q.

 

Stepping into the most recommended tobaccos!

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Lee
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My parents are visiting (from the UK), which, from a pipe smoking perspective, can only mean one thing: more tobacco!

J.F. Germain’s Special Latakia Flake.

Peterson’s 3 P’s (the apostrophe is theirs 🙄)

Gawith Hoggarth Bosun Cut Plug (I’ll blame Ted if I don’t like it! 😄😉)

St. Bruno (I’ve got to know what this tastes like. So many pipe smokers smoked it when I was a kid.)

Condor (same as St. Bruno, in terms of curiosity.)

And a couple of samples

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Ted
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Excellent picks! Especially the Bosun cut plug 🙂 The eyeball on the one pack of St. Bruno is kind of funny in a ghoulish sort of way. 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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When I saw the eyeball, I thought it was a videotape of a horror movie.

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Lee
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The Bosun Cut Plug is excellent! I’m smoking it as I type. I knew I’d like it when I opened the pouch and smelled whatever it is that’s been used to add/enhance flavour. I’d put it in the same category as 1792, with its moist flakes and distinctive flavour. It has a decent amount of nicotine too. Great smoke!

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smokethefox
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You cant go wrong with 1792 and his brothers. Just awesome blends...

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Nick R
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Of all those I have only tried Bosun Cut Plug- courtesy of Ted. It is great. Like you I am curious about Condor as I am sure I smelled it being smoked when I was little.

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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I spent some time in England in 1979. The most widely available blends were Condor and ST Bruno. Never tried them. I had time only to explore the large Dunhill selection that the best tobacconist in the city, (One of the very best in England) had in the shop.

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Posted by: Juan José Pascual Lobo

I spent some time in England in 1979. The most widely available blends were Condor and ST Bruno. Never tried them. I had time only to explore the large Dunhill and Sobranie selection that the best tobacconist in the city, (One of the very best in England) had in the shop.

 

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Breihz
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Condor will take over a pipe, and taint it so beware. Also, it is a bit like Marmite as in love or hate it! I've never tried St Bruno, may have to try that one myself... Enjoy 😎 

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Lee
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Thanks for the heads up! I’ll choose the pipe I use, carefully 😊

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FortyTwa
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I’ve got the cart full and waiting for payday… should be Presbyterian Mixture, Bobs Chocolate Flake, 3 Nuns Original, Capstan blue and a pouch of Sir Walter Raleigh (thought I’d try it. I remember how it smells).

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nach0
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I still feeling i have to try some classics, Capstan Blue is one of them. I also have something inside me telling i should buy at least once the Sir Walter Raleigh too ...

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Lee
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Nice choices! I love Presbyterian, 3 Nuns and Capstan. I haven’t tried the others.

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nach0
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Bob´s chocolate flake is sublime, you should try it!!

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smokethefox
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I smoked only the SG chocolat flake. According to description, they are quite similar. Is there any difference?

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nach0
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I never had the SG version, only the GH, what i can get from the reviews is that the SG version has fewer amount of lakeland if there is some. The GH has a fair amount of lakeland in it.

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Oh yes there is. The SG is just flavoured with cocoa. The GH is flavoured with cocoa but with many flavours too. The tipically lakeland essence is used here even in smaller doses

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Being a pipe enthusiast for well over a decade, I recently delved into Burley blends.Now, I'm normally a Scottish / English blend man, but Burleys have me captivated.  Most recent new to me blend is C&D's Redburn.  Sounds like it's right up my alley! 😋 

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Zigmeister67
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Just picked up 2 tins of Royal Yacht, 2 of Windjammer, 8oz ODF, 8oz Haunted Bookshop and 1 tin C&D 2023 Red Flake with Perique.

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What a great selection!

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Relight
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I'm going to count this as a new acquisition even though, I've apparently had it for at least 12 years.

As I was sorting through my recently unpacked jars, just now, I discovered I have a short canning jar full of Stonehaven. It was marked OJK. But I saw it was clearly a flake then I saw I had crossed out OJK and written Stonehaven.

Just today in another post I said "if I could get Stone Haven, and whaddya know? 12 year ago me did today me a real solid.

Don't ask me why I put Stonehaven in a jar. But damn I'm glad I did. 

I feel like I just won the lottery. 

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smokethefox
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Just 3 pouches of English blends, that I never smoked. Will be smoking Bill Bailey the other two will be cellared.

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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All of them are very good options, but London Blend 1000 is very special. 

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Joseph
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...ha, ha ...I didn't even make it 2 weeks before "enough" changed from 22 to 24 different KBV blends. Here is the latest pair - Sleepy Dragon and Brown Flek. (image to follow)

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Joseph
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smokethefox
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love those artworks. Joseph, did you make yourself those side labels?

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Joseph
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Yes. I get a bit obsessive over my jar labeling 🤣

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smokethefox
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I dont see a problem there, they are awesome 😉 I always look for new ideas for labeling and storing. I just got a new inspiration from you 😀 😀 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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I warned you.

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Joseph
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That you did! 🤣

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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It´s impossible and inconvenient to fight against our passions. A lost battle.

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Awfers
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4 Tins of Bill Bailey's Best (for cellaring, still have one in a jar)

1 Tin of Capstan Blue

1 Tin of 3 Nuns

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Awfers
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1 Tin Rattray's Marlin Flake

1 Tin C&D Autumn Evening (figured I have to try it)

1 Tin Charatan Black Flake

1 Tin Peterson Royal Yacht

 

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Relight
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Yum

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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2 Tins G.L. Pease Spark Plug

1 Sample of Solani Aged Burley Flake.

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Ted
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I’m happy to hear you have some Sparkplug!

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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It seems that the malediction of Spark Plug has been broken thanks to the intervention of Viking spirits whom I invoked.

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PaulT
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I'm still trying to find my palate at the moment but English blend's seem to be the most enjoyable. Newly arrived Germains King Charles Mixture which I really enjoyed a few days ago.

 

 

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Ted
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You’ll make a number of Americans envious with that picture, Germain’s is always in short supply around here these days. 🙂

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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I see some American webs from time to time to check what is offered in the other side of the pond. Germain´s and Esoterica Tobacciana are permanently out of stock.

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PaulT
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I'm sorry I didn't realise it's scarce in the USA 😊  

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And not even offered in Germany. A few years ago Planta was the distributor of Germains. Special Latakia, Brown Flake and Medium Flake were mostly in stock at my tobacconist. After the shutdown of Planta there were no Germains anymore 😪 

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PaulT
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It's popular in the UK as well. Comes in & out of stock regularly.

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Relight
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Just a heads up in case folks are interested. 4 Noggins has Pipe Force I and V for $8.99 a tin. It's under "specials". 

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Relight
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Now we wait. 

 

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Nice selection!

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PaulT
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In the post and should arrive shortly Century Picaroon 1690 plug. Tried a sampler and really enjoy the smooth flavour.

 

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I’m curious to hear more about how the Century plugs/blends are received. I’m happy that there are new options for UK smokers in a market that has been shrinking in choices for a while now. 

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PaulT
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The Century 1690 plug is IMO is a satisfying smoke. English blend with the added extra bonus of the bourbon ageing. It's becoming one of my daily smokes, along with Ashton Artisan.

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Rene12
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Stocked up on some of my favourites and found some cornell and diehl which I have never smoked so that's gonna be fun. Also got some mysterious new latakia flake from turkey.

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Relight
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Great haul!  Some excellent stuff there. 

C&D is my favorite brand all things considered. Star Of The East, Old Joe Krantz, and Night Train are staples in my stash.

I haven't smoked the Carolina Red Flake but have seen raves.

 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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I smoked Latakia Flake 40, but I think Latakia Flake 20 will be similar. You'll find that Turkish latakia has almost nothing in common with it´s Cyprian cousin. Just something completely new.

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