The Balkan Sobraine

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  1. Xecutech

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    Enough, but I could always employ some homeless guys to go in and shop for me if need be. :)
     


  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    That's only because the name is the proverbial 800 pound gorilla and demand is currently high. Things will settle down and you'll be able to find it with no problem. The same thing happened when Dunhill came back to the U.S.
     
  3. Jammer

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    IMHO, if the JF Germain version becomes even remotely popular, and given the name and history of the blend, it'll go the way of other popular JF Germain products... remember, JF Germain ain't no Orlik, they can't keep up with demand like the latter can with the Dunhills.
     
  4. jpberg

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    Neither can JF Germain.
     
  5. Jammer

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    Uhh, yeah... not enough coffee. :laff:
     
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    I don't want to start beating this dead horse again, well, yes I do, but it really ticks me off that this stuff in the BS can will probably be pushed out the door to the point of fouling up shipments of Special Latakia Flake and Brown Flake, not to mention any and all SH blends.
     
  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Count on it. The purchase of a name like Balkan Sobranie would require the bulk of the buyers attention, IMHO.
     
  8. Xecutech

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    I've never smoked the original, but would love to have some to compare. With that said, if it's remotely close to the original, this new edition can stand on its own. I believe it's that good.

    Anyway, my original question was if there were other popular, hard to locate, blends I should be on the lookout for? I seem to keep getting lucky finding them, and the hunt makes it fun for me. Then it's a special treat if I find that I love the blend.
     
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    GL Pease Bohemian Scandal
     
  10. Xecutech

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    That one will be challenging dondi. Lol
     
  11. Mington

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    Oh nooooo...Dondi you did it again....
    Another 1 to the TAD list!
    <sigh>
     
  12. t-bear

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    I have two tins of Bohemian Scandal and one of the original Balkan sobranie....NOT for sale! LOL Another "collector" blend would be GLP Tribute....issued in limited quantities to commemorate the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. I opened my last, ten year old tin, last September.

    Comparing 10-20 y/o tobacco to a fresh new blend is like comparing apples to oranges....can't be done. I think it's about time we as pipers quit trying, and start evaluating a blend on its own merit. 1999 SB an 2012 SB are two different and unique blends. Treat them as such, and enjoy!
     
  13. Mington

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    Well said T!
     
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