Found some Penzance

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  1. Mr Bojangles

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    The wife had a doctors appt in Houston today, so being the opportunist I am, I decided we'd stop by one of the B&M shops (The Briar Shoppe) close by. I noticed they had a container of Penzance on the shelf. I've been wanting to try it but everyone online has been sold out for quite some time. I was pleasantly surprised at their selection of tins and bulk tobacco. They gave me a sample of some of their house Virginia blend and it was very good. Can't wait to try the Penzance later tonight or tomorrow. I only bought an ounce in case I don't care for it, but if I like it, I know they had an 8 oz. bag of it unopened.
     
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  2. SouthBound

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    ....until you blabbed the name and location of the vendor. :wiz:
     
  3. rondel65

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    SCORE!! I've been meaning to check them out when I'm in the Houston area.
     
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    They don't do internet sells.
     
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    Not to be "that guy" but a sealed 8oz pack of penzance just sold for $140 on eBay. Just an option if you pick it up and don't like it. Or you could just be a good PSF guy and trade it. Plenty here would jump on that.
     
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    That $140.oo could buy you a nice variety of other blends...
     
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    Hahaha...I totally got you guys. I was just kidding. :whis:
     
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    Just let us know how you enjoyed that Penzance.;)
     
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    Maybe now I can find out that I'm not the only one who thinks its cased with Welch's Grape Soda.
     
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    For what it's worth, they had Penzance when I was in there a month or two ago. They only had an ounce or two left at that time but if they have 8oz now it seems they're able to keep a flow of it coming through, although not in great quantities.
     
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    So I'm smoking my first bowl of it and I like it. I know I don't have an advanced palate yet, but it tastes similar to Squadron Leader IMO. I don't get the grape soda but I do get a whisper of something like coconut on the very back end.
     
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    I bought 2 bags a while back and opened one and jarred it. Left the other sealed. When I saw what they were fetching on ebay I did put mine up there for this exact reason...to have a budget to try a lot of other blends
    Too bad mine didn't bring quite $140, but I still did okay:gjob:
     
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    Sitting around here with you guys is killing my TAD! nbg
     
  14. Mr Bojangles

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    Turned out they wouldn't sell me the unopened bag they had, but they did say they were expecting some in soon and took down my information to call me when they got it. I enjoyed it so much, I jarred the rest I had, but I'm not sure how long I'll be able to leave it alone.
     
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