This year's Chicago show had a contest to see who could come closest to the long-departed Balkan Sobranie 759. Here's a nicely-done description of the event (don't miss the comments, there are Big Deal Famous Pipe People there): http://passionforpipes.squarespace....balkan-sobranie-throwdown-mike-mcneil-wi.html In short, Russ Oullette's "Black House" won the judges' panel, and McClelland's "Blue Mountain" won the "peoples' choice." I have the McClelland, and have to say that it does indeed remind me of 759-- 'course, it's been almost 20 years since I had any, so it's hard for me to know how close it comes. Haven't had the Black House yet, have you? Any thoughts?