SG

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by soundlzrd, Jul 15, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,460
    Appear to have come in....
     


  2. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    7,147
    Rats, and here I only had enough money on my card for one tin, what with shipping and all. Wanted to try the 1792, as well - but I'll make do with a little Squadron Leader. Never had either, I assume I'm in for a treat. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  3. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    4,588
    mmmm!....one of these days it will disappear from the shelves of my local B&M - if they insist on sending it to the colonies! :(
    OT ;)
     
  4. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,460
    Stock up now OT!
     
  5. ichabod

    ichabod Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    347
    Grrr, where at?

    I've searched but all I can find in stock is squadron leader. My wife OK'ed it for me to get a couple tins (YAY!), I'm looking for full virginia flake.
     
  6. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    7,147
    No FVF that I've seen, and things have been selling out pretty quickly.
     
  7. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,654
    pipesandcigars.com
    If they're already out of FVF, I'd highly recommend the Navy Flake. Just got a couple of tins of that myself.

    Herb
     
  8. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    7,147
    Out of Navy Flake Herb, you might have bought the last!
     
  9. ichabod

    ichabod Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    347
    dangit!!! ok, I'm thinking about getting some squadron leader to hold to for a trade for FVF in the future
     
  10. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,654
    I hope mine actually ships!
     
  11. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,654
    Or you could just smoke it. I like FVF OK, but I'd take SL over it any day. I checked BBF too, but that was already gone.
     
  12. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    7,147
    How's the Balkan Flake? It was still in stock last I checked. I'm thinking about trying to convince my folks to order some and I'll pay them back...
     
  13. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,460
    Nesta, balkin is available locally, you could be trying some tomorrow.
     
  14. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,654
    I haven't tried Balkan Flake, but I read the description and saw that it was 70/30 VA/Lat, so I passed. I have some Commonwealth, a straight 50/50 mix, and it doesn't blow my skirt up, either. I love the orientals in SL, and I think Skiff is good, too, though it's got a bit more Latakia.
     
  15. Prof

    Prof Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    578
    Done and done.
     
    HCraven likes this.
  16. user1975

    user1975 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,774
    Rats, I'd love some SL, but I'm sure it'll all be gone by the time I get paid again next week.:(
     
  17. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    7,147
    Oh yeah, I think I've seen it at Pipes and Pleasures actually....
     
  18. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,460
    Correct. And cheaper cause it is bulk.
     
  19. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,654
    Now that the feeding frenzy is over, I have to say that I'm glad I got some Navy Flake, and I intend on keeping my stash of SL replenished when the opportunity presents, but I don't know that I'll go out of my way to buy a lot of other SG blends in the future. This scarcity is just getting to be such a hassle. I tried a bunch of different blends of theirs in the past, and they were uniformly good, some more to my taste than others, but frankly I can live without most of them. There are too many other things in the world to try that are readily available; even the Gawith Hoggarth stuff is easier to get. I don't see pining for something when I could be smoking something else without having to ration it. As I said, the Navy Flake is delicious, but I only managed to get it because a) a thoughtful friend gave me a timely heads up, and b) I happened to have the money to do so at that very moment. That's a lot of luck and a lot of pressure to strike while the iron is hot, and to me, that's not what pipe smoking is about.
     
  20. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,086
    Don't worry guys, I've not taken a single tin of SG (lately), so it's all yours! My local B&M's have the ripple or time-lag from leaf landing ashore to when it shows up on shelf. So, if I see it (whenever that happens), I'll score some but on this latest frenzy, I've not played ball at all. :(

    Ed
    Puff

    Congratz to those who scored!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.