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Balkan Sobranie back?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Pschoppy48, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Pschoppy48

    Pschoppy48 Member

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    I just came back to PSF after some time away and might have missed something. I just saw that Balkan Sobranie White is available. I thought it was discontinued years ago. Is this the original BS? When did it return? maybe I just missed something...it happens.
     
  2. Stonewall

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    Available, where?:ngty:
     
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  3. Schmitz Bitz

    Schmitz Bitz Member

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    Arango Cigar got together with the folks at J.F. Germain and released a blend under the name "Balkan Sobranie Original Blend" which reputedly is based on the blending notes from the House of Sobranie itself. There seems to be some disagreement amongst pipe-smokers as to just how well this iteration captures the essence of prior; I find it very dissimilar from the 70's version, however much closer to the late 80's production pouches.
     
  4. Pschoppy48

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    Mars Cigars has it.
     
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    cigarsarge Active Member

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    Got me a couple of tins..Not tried it yet.
     
  7. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Good leaf but lacks the charm and flavor of the old stuff.
     
  8. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    I want someone to tell me this stuff tastes like crap so I quit riding my computer like an old horse looking for it.

    Just not quick enough anymore.
    Ol Brokedik.
     
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  9. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Don't get me started on this Smokers Haven Our Best Blend relabeling.
     
  10. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    Not having had the old, I really like the new.
     
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  11. beans316

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    Wish i could compare the old with the new
     
  12. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    What do you mean?

    OBD.
     
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  13. user2725

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    I was lucky enough to receive a sample from a sealed tin that had been cellared since the late 60's, there is really no comparing the old with the new, even without the aging, don't get me wrong I like them both just found them quite a bit dissimilar, still have about 3 bowls left, will sell for $100 :rolleyes: , just kidding:xd:.
     
  14. Mington

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    +1 to that!
     
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  15. Pschoppy48

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    I think I tried the old one back in the 80's, but my palate was not developed enough at that time. Now I may try the new just to see what it is like.
     
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  16. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Confessions of a Pipe Smoker: Ditto. I tried it back in my tobacco snob days and pronounced it a capital blend just cuz that's what I thought I should do to sound like a sophisticated pipe smoker. Unfortunately, I was too damn ignorant to really appreciate it so I never got anything out of it. I remember it was a Balkan and that it was a good Balkan, but my palate was undeveloped and my thoughts on pipe smoking were shallow.
     
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