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Matthew

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PostSubject: Penzance   Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:34 pm

Loving this stuff lately. Took a few bowls for me to understand what all the fuss was about. I find that it tastes best when lightly rubbed into small chunks; not fully rubbed.

The biggest surprise? The room note: it is devine. I have heard so many stories about "stinky Penzance" but I couldn't disagree more. It is heavenly. I smoked s bowl of it as we walked around the neighborhood while trick-or-treating with my kids. I received many, many compliments about it's smell during that walk, and my wife intentionally walked a few paces behind me so she could enjoy the aroma.

Lovely stuff, this. Only complaint is that I still struggle with consistency from bowl to bowl. It always tastes good, but only about every three bowls do I get that experience of absolute smokers bliss.
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Falconer

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:28 am

Never had the pleasure. It's always out of stock everywhere I check. Do you tins or in bulk? I finally gave up trying to buy the tins. Mad
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hobie1dog

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:24 am

I don't understand either why the 8ounce bag went for $71.00 today on EBay when it is on several sites for $24.95 ????? I had a bowl of it tonite as well, still on my top 5 list.
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:53 pm

I like it rubbed out. Very pleasant to smoke.
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Buddy Springman

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:21 am

hobie1dog wrote:
I don't understand either why the 8ounce bag went for $71.00 today on EBay when it is on several sites for $24.95 ?????

Good grief! What are people thinking? Maybe the purchaser was hoping to end-around some tax issue. Dunno...

Buddy
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:47 pm

man, everyone is out of this stuff Sad
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Thomas Tkach

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:35 pm

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I don't understand either why the 8ounce bag went for $71.00 today on EBay when it is on several sites for $24.95

This is why:
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man, everyone is out of this stuff Sad
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:45 pm

Penzance- the next SG FVF. Laughing
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talrmn35

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:42 pm

I came across a bunch of Penzance, and being a good little consumer bought a bunch of it (before even trying it), and boy was I let down. All the hype, and high prices I though for sure this stuff must be like Nirvana in a bowl! Don't get me wrong it was good, but I would never pay what this stuff goes for on ebay...jes sayin.
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Thomas Tkach

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:51 pm

In a way, you are paying that much by smoking it instead of selling it. Opportunity cost--to smoke it, you have to pass up selling it.
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hobie1dog

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:24 pm

Nobody seems to be able to give you any timeframe of when the next batch is come over from the UK Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:39 am

Thomas Tkach wrote:
In a way, you are paying that much by smoking it instead of selling it. Opportunity cost--to smoke it, you have to pass up selling it.

Yes, but you are assuming I didn't sell the pound I had! (i did)
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babysinister

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:46 am

Thomas Tkach wrote:
In a way, you are paying that much by smoking it instead of selling it. Opportunity cost--to smoke it, you have to pass up selling it.

Mmh, good point. That means that the 20x50g tins of Penny Z that I bought 1-2 years ago for cellaring are now costing me a fortune for not selling them! Crying or Very sad
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eon

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:35 am

hobie1dog wrote:
Nobody seems to be able to give you any timeframe of when the next batch is come over from the UK Sad

I find it not a little ironic that this stuff is indeed shipped out from the UK but not sold here. None of the Esoterica blends, that is. So all my tins of Margate and Penzance have made the round trip before finding their way back to my modest cellar. Still haven't tried the latter, mind you. What's the general take on its aging potential? I have a pair of year old tins stowed away but some folks keep saying that it does not age too well.
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:15 am

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I find it not a little ironic that this stuff is indeed shipped out from the UK but not sold here. None of the Esoterica blends, that is. So all my tins of Margate and Penzance have made the round trip before finding their way back to my modest cellar. Still haven't tried the latter, mind you. What's the general take on its aging potential? I have a pair of year old tins stowed away but some folks keep saying that it does not age too well.

I wasn't impressed with an aged tin I received from a friend a few years back. The burning tires seemed to take center stage and never really gave way to any of the things I love more about Penzance. Then again, taste is just one of those things... You might love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:38 am

Great post, Matthew. Penzance is one of my favorites. Indeed, Iíd go further and say it is my first two choices on my list of top five. Smile Seriously, itís a tobacco I can turn to time and again without a second thought. I think the taste is understated but sublime. Your comment, ďsmokerís bliss,Ē pretty much sums it up for me as well. And, unlike another favorite, Balkan Sasieni, it doesnít wear me out. (Honestly, Sasieni two days in a row and Iím ready for a taste bud transplant.) As for availability, Iíve been both lucky and prudent: When itís available -- and I seem to have less trouble obtaining it than some who have posted -- I buy in quantity. It ages well, although honestly, I donít think aging improves it, it just remains an excellent smoke. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:39 am

Penzance and Balkan Sasieni my top two as well. I don't tire of either of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:22 am

I am going to smoke some Penzance at noon. But because I am at my last tin of Penzance, I will have to place some other tobacco at the bottom of the bowl to make last the little stock of Penzance I have. Embarassed
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19Volks71

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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:59 pm

innovador wrote:
I am going to smoke some Penzance at noon. But because I am at my last tin of Penzance, I will have to place some other tobacco at the bottom of the bowl to make last the little stock of Penzance I have. Embarassed
Desperate times call for desperate measures. At least you have some Penzance.
I've got one half of a bone dry flake sitting in a tin right now. I'm thinking about pulverizing it into some snuff...
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:17 pm

I just lost my Ebay auction on a 8 oz bag today. Evil or Very Mad and just got outbid at 54.00 on the second auction....this crap is going to be worth more than gold before it's over with. Sad

I give up, I've reached my dollar limit on this stuff. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:31 pm

A new record was set today at $113.00 for a foil bag on Fleabay Shocked No
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:25 am

Thereīs got to be something else similar to Penzance out there.... Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:26 pm

MisterE wrote:
Thereīs got to be something else similar to Penzance out there.... Suspect
I have yet to find something that matches the sweat and leather that is so prevalent in the first quarter of the bowl.
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:28 pm

MisterE wrote:
Thereīs got to be something else similar to Penzance out there.... Suspect

give Captain Earle's Mystic Blend a try , it's the closest thing to Penzance I've found.

You can order direct from C & D, if your normal vendors don't carry it.
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PostSubject: Re: Penzance   Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:00 am

MisterE wrote:
Thereīs got to be something else similar to Penzance out there.... Suspect

Old Ironsides is a close second, somewhat flatter than Penzance but still in the same ballpark. 2 oz tins and 8 oz bags can still be found. Germain's Latakia Flake is a little more Virginia based, and has a somewhat sweeter backbone.
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