Is it just me

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by cigarsarge, Mar 9, 2013.

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  1. cigarsarge

    cigarsarge Active Member

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    Got my free sample of Five Brothers. It seems to be not up to par with the American made version. Seems harsh and hot. The old stuff was great. The Scandinavian stuff just ain't the same to me.
     
  2. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    I haven't tried the old stuff, but your assessment of the new stuff is right on.
     
  3. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    when did the Scandinavians start making 5 bros? I thought that stuff was made in Kentucky!
     
  4. cigarsarge

    cigarsarge Active Member

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    They sold out several months ago...Old American blends went the same direction. Half and Half, SWR, and several others.
     
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    I didn't think it could get much worse.
     
  6. tungbite

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    I didn't notice that 5 Bros. was now made in Denmark. It is still as I remember it: Very dry, shaggy, unflavored, plain , but a great tobacco for a quick smoke. It was available 70+ years ago when my Grandfather was still alive. It was the only tobacco he smoked, according to my father.
     
  7. Thuber88

    Thuber88 Well-Known Member

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    So has anyone noticed if SWRA has changed?
     
  8. cobbsmoker

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    SWR is still made in USA, Lane Ltd., Tucker, GA and I would assume SWRA is also.
     
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