Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

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Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by plainview » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 pm

For the folks who've tried both the Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve blends and the Seattle Pipe Club regular blends, could any discernible differences be detected? The pressed cake of the Special Reserve looks quite a bit different than the crumble cake. The price is roughly the same per ounce, however the Special Reserve comes in 4 oz tins only. In addition, the Special Reserve is probably a limited release.

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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Sorry, can't answer your question; but I can say that I've been through four tins of the SR plum pudding this year. It's a good smoke.
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:01 pm

According to P&C the Special Reserve is the product of "Very Special" tobaccos found on the shelf...so I read that as limited supply as you suspected. I got my fill of plugs with Jack knife blend...it gets old quick unless you have a cutter.
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Bloodhound wrote:According to P&C the Special Reserve is the product of "Very Special" tobaccos found on the shelf...so I read that as limited supply as you suspected. I got my fill of plugs with Jack knife blend...it gets old quick unless you have a cutter.
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by UncleBob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Bloodhound wrote:According to P&C the Special Reserve is the product of "Very Special" tobaccos found on the shelf...so I read that as limited supply as you suspected. I got my fill of plugs with Jack knife blend...it gets old quick unless you have a cutter.
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:32 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:36 pm
Sorry, can't answer your question; but I can say that I've been through four tins of the SR plum pudding this year. It's a good smoke.
Hey, s&s old buddy old pal. soooo maybe we trade a taste back and forth. I have a large amount of Vanilla infused 3.5. Have your people get with my people, umm-kay?
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:40 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:32 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:36 pm
Sorry, can't answer your question; but I can say that I've been through four tins of the SR plum pudding this year. It's a good smoke.
Hey, s&s old buddy old pal. soooo maybe we trade a taste back and forth. I have a large amount of Vanilla infused 3.5. Have your people get with my people, umm-kay?
Umm-kay.

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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by plainview » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 pm

I've always found the regular Seattle Pipe Club tins to be very fragile - prone to dings and dents. Are the Special Reserve tins more substantial?

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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by wosbald » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:01 am

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UncleBob wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Bloodhound wrote:According to P&C the Special Reserve is the product of "Very Special" tobaccos found on the shelf...so I read that as limited supply as you suspected. I got my fill of plugs with Jack knife blend...it gets old quick unless you have a cutter.
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by alpol05 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:02 am

plainview wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 pm
I've always found the regular Seattle Pipe Club tins to be very fragile - prone to dings and dents. Are the Special Reserve tins more substantial?
I received my order of Potlatch, Plum Pudding, and Plum Pudding Special Reserve about 3 weeks ago or so. First disappointment right from the start - all 3 tins are made of hard cardboard sides with metal top and bottom. The price is rather premium per tin and I seriously doubt that I can safely store these tins for a long period of time. So, I agree, these tins are fragile!

As to the tobacco, I think I am too new to pipe smoking to make a firm judgment (use pipe only 3 months) but my first impression is a disappointment. Very muddy for me at this point in time. However, as a mentioned before, I am too new to a pipe, smoked cigarettes for 50 years, and only now I begin to slowly develop "understanding" of different blends and register the difference.

For now, I put these tins aside and plan to return and try again in 2-3 months. By then I believe I will be able to make a better evaluation.
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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by plainview » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:06 pm

alpol05 wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:02 am
plainview wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:29 pm
I've always found the regular Seattle Pipe Club tins to be very fragile - prone to dings and dents. Are the Special Reserve tins more substantial?
I received my order of Potlatch, Plum Pudding, and Plum Pudding Special Reserve about 3 weeks ago or so. First disappointment right from the start - all 3 tins are made of hard cardboard sides with metal top and bottom. The price is rather premium per tin and I seriously doubt that I can safely store these tins for a long period of time. So, I agree, these tins are fragile!

As to the tobacco, I think I am too new to pipe smoking to make a firm judgment (use pipe only 3 months) but my first impression is a disappointment. Very muddy for me at this point in time. However, as a mentioned before, I am too new to a pipe, smoked cigarettes for 50 years, and only now I begin to slowly develop "understanding" of different blends and register the difference.

For now, I put these tins aside and plan to return and try again in 2-3 months. By then I believe I will be able to make a better evaluation.
Since I last posted, I picked up a few tins of the Special Reserves. Like you, I was surprised at the tins' structure (cardboard sides). I believe the lining is some sort of poly material. I am left wondering just how long these tins will last in a cellar. I did jar a couple of the tins. The others remain untouched.

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Re: Seattle Pipe Club Special Reserve Blends

Post by plainview » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:24 pm

If anyone's interested in the Special Reserve Blends, send me a PM.

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