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Balkan Sobranie In Stock at SP

Post by arank87 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:00 pm

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Post by Cleon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Get it while it's hot!!!!

Wish they had tinned Penzance
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Re: Balkan Sobranie In Stock at SP

Post by arank87 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:32 pm

Cleon wrote:
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Get it while it's hot!!!!

Wish they had tinned Penzance
Me too. Glad I got my tin if BS though.
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Post by Cleon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm

Well that took all of about 3 hours
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Post by arank87 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:54 pm

Typical. Pretty frustrating and I even got a tin!
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Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:11 pm

I had the original once many years ago. I was young and dumb and turned my nose up. I mean everyone knows real pipe tobacco is aromatic.
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Post by arank87 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 pm

JimVH wrote:
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I had the original once many years ago. I was young and dumb and turned my nose up. I mean everyone knows real pipe tobacco is aromatic.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:49 pm

arank87 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:11 pm
I had the original once many years ago. I was young and dumb and turned my nose up. I mean everyone knows real pipe tobacco is aromatic.
8-O
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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:20 pm

Didn't we all start with something "Flavored"? I got into coffee flavored tobaccos. Then I wanted to learn what these "Virginia" blends were...NASTY...but I soon got into the English and then the Balkan blends and now I am a flavor snob, and having to learn about good topped blends.

Balkan Sobranie (Re-issue) is a great blend and I stocked up when they re-introduced it, but I never tried the original. I have a buddy that I some times get to smoke with who told me that he was gifted 2 bowls of the original several years ago, and it was the best smoke he had ever had.

There are a few that are supposed to be close replacements.

Hearth & Home "White Knight"
Hearth & Home "Black House"
C&D Star of the East (Not an attempt to match BS but rather a very similar blend)

...and now for the 2 best -- but alas not available either.

McClelland:
1) Yenidje Highlander (Not an attempt to match BS but rather a very similar blend) This is the blend I miss most...but it was gone even before
Mc shut down, because it was made with Syrian Latakia.
2) Blue Mountain (later called Balkan Blue) It was blended to match BS

If you are looking for a solid "Close" blend you should try Balkan Sasieni...its is a very nice blend and very close to the re-issue of Balkan Sobranie.
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Post by Thoth » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:44 pm

I, too, had managed to be be gifted also a bowl or two of the original (sorry can't remember which of the brothers here it was but thanks once again), as well and definitely a very good Oriental forward blend. Poeschl Esclusiv No.1 Royal is another very good oriental forward blend though not really an attempt to be a BS replacement
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Re: Balkan Sobranie In Stock at SP

Post by arank87 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:42 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:20 pm
Didn't we all start with something "Flavored"? I got into coffee flavored tobaccos. Then I wanted to learn what these "Virginia" blends were...NASTY...but I soon got into the English and then the Balkan blends and now I am a flavor snob, and having to learn about good topped blends.

Balkan Sobranie (Re-issue) is a great blend and I stocked up when they re-introduced it, but I never tried the original. I have a buddy that I some times get to smoke with who told me that he was gifted 2 bowls of the original several years ago, and it was the best smoke he had ever had.

There are a few that are supposed to be close replacements.

Hearth & Home "White Knight"
Hearth & Home "Black House"
C&D Star of the East (Not an attempt to match BS but rather a very similar blend)

...and now for the 2 best -- but alas not available either.

McClelland:
1) Yenidje Highlander (Not an attempt to match BS but rather a very similar blend) This is the blend I miss most...but it was gone even before
Mc shut down, because it was made with Syrian Latakia.
2) Blue Mountain (later called Balkan Blue) It was blended to match BS

If you are looking for a solid "Close" blend you should try Balkan Sasieni...its is a very nice blend and very close to the re-issue of Balkan Sobranie.
I’ve heard Star of the East be compared to Penzance. Never had either but it’s interesting.
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