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RobJ

RobJ

Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

PostSubject: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:31 pm

At P&C - Balkan Sobranie 759

Has anyone tried this blend? They don't ship to WA state or I'd give it a shot, also I really enjoy Peretti's Royal Blend which is sort of close to the real deal but is very good in its own right imo.
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:44 pm

I got an e-mail about that as well. Would be interesting to see how close they came to 759. Having been a 759 smoker for over 30 years , most of the re-iterations of it are based on what the blend aged to after 30 years or so. Royal Blend is the ONLY blend I've had which matches what 759 was like "fresh" back in the day as I used to smoke it !! Most folks smoked "fresh" non-aged 'baccy back in the '60s early '70s so it would be interesting if they got what it tasted like back then, not a match for "aged" 759!! Royal Blend IMHO, has captured that "fresh" aspect of 759 so well that at times I'd swear i was smoking 'baccy from a black/gold tin !! I might get a couple of ozs to see how they've done !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:57 pm

I got the same email. It reminded me that P&C was sending me about two emails a day about random things, and I should unsubscribe. Heh.

Hope the 759 is spot-on.

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DoverPipes

DoverPipes

Age : 50
Location : HUDSON VALLEY NY
Registration date : 2009-05-24

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:36 pm

I'm confused!!!!
So then what is Hearth and Home "Black House" & "White Knight" all about then??? scratch
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:49 pm

DoverPipes wrote:
I'm confused!!!!
So then what is Hearth and Home "Black House" & "White Knight" all about then??? scratch

They're duplicating their own duplicates. Laughing

I had the originals back in the '70s. Wasn't that impressed, apparently, as I only remember buying it once or twice. Virginia #10 with cigar leaf was more my thing. Or Bengal Slices. Or Craven Mixture. So 759 was the one in the black can?
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:52 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
DoverPipes wrote:
I'm confused!!!!
So then what is Hearth and Home "Black House" & "White Knight" all about then??? scratch

They're duplicating their own duplicates. Laughing

I had the originals back in the '70s. Wasn't that impressed, apparently, as I only remember buying it once or twice. Virginia #10 with cigar leaf was more my thing. Or Bengal Slices. Or Craven Mixture. So 759 was the one in the black can?

YEP!! And it was a MAJOR LAt forward blend !!

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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:16 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Virginia #10 with cigar leaf was more my thing.

The "Virgina Memory #10" was okay. Not rocket-ship-to-the-moon-good. But okay.

🤷

The 759 chasing is entertaining futility for some, I guess. Whatever floats their boat.

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DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 46
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: MATCH Balkan Sobranie 759   Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:34 pm

DoverPipes wrote:
I'm confused!!!!
So then what is Hearth and Home "Black House" & "White Knight" all about then??? scratch

My sentiments exactly, although Russ has always insisted that Black House and White Knight are inspired by the Sobranie's rather than blended to match them.

Anyway, the P&C marketing machine continues to churn...
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