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Thomas Tkach

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptyWed Feb 18, 2015 9:45 pm

It's hard to pick up on things over the internet, so I had hoped the winky face would convey that intention. I have a dry sense of humor anyway, so should probably not make jokes online.

I was also keying off of the whole 'worth more than Penzance' comment. I've seen 8 oz bags go for $120, so $150 for 8 oz isn't that ridiculous if the blend were that good. I'd never pay that amount for tobacco myself, though.
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juanmedusa

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 19, 2015 3:42 pm

I would pay that much for the last 8 Ounces of tobacco. But if we all ever get down to the last 8 ounces I'm sure I'll get outbid.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 19, 2015 3:45 pm

I'd sell the last bit of a no-longer-available unobtainium if I had it. It'd sit there taking up space, I'd never smoke it, I'd still be the guy shaking his cane at "that one blend and how it used to be" and not have extra money to buy something I can smoke all day (fuel to bitch about my no-longer-available). Laughing

Classic "759 Syndrome." We all get it sooner or later. I love you

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 19, 2015 4:21 pm

So, has no one tried to recreate this blend? Drums and Beer suggested a reverse engineering of this blend. Why not make the attempt, give it the old 'college try'?
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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptySat Feb 21, 2015 1:29 am

I sent a message to John to see what is going on with him and his tobaccos. I will post the reply as soon as I hear back from him.
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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptySat Feb 21, 2015 11:28 am

DoverPipes wrote:
I sent a message to John to see what is going on with him and his tobaccos. I will post the reply as soon as I hear back from him.

Unfortunately, that might not be possible. I ran into this post a while ago on another forum. Around this time, I had PM'd John asking a couple cob & tobacco related questions, but I never heard back from him..

http://pipesmokerunlimited.com/archive/index.php/t-3994.html

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Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptySat Feb 21, 2015 11:37 am

Sad news on many levels. Makes my header for this thread even more appropo.


It also brings home the truism that we're all going there at some point. My solution, in reaction to the growing realization that time is ticking, is not to hoard...to smoke what Unlike the best and to share liberally. If you thing smoking is not PC here...you should see the rules in heaven! Oh my!



God bless, John. If you ain't coming back, we're surely the poorer without you.

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptySat Feb 21, 2015 1:42 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
DoverPipes wrote:
I sent a message to John to see what is going on with him and his tobaccos. I will post the reply as soon as I hear back from him.

Unfortunately, that might not be possible. I ran into this post a while ago on another forum. Around this time, I had PM'd John asking a couple cob & tobacco related questions, but I never heard back from him..

http://pipesmokerunlimited.com/archive/index.php/t-3994.html


He has a laptop and has been online as recently as two weeks ago.........
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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptySat Feb 21, 2015 2:06 pm

Oh, okay.

I was only going off his last BOB visit which was 10/13. I am not a member of any other forum, btw.
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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptySat Feb 21, 2015 2:48 pm

Glad to hear he's in touch!

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 23, 2015 6:56 pm

Opened up my fresh halfer of "Crossroads" this morning. In a lovely straight Apple it tasted a bit sharp but tamed down well enough for that expected melange of flavors...described as "an 80% mix of 3 distinctive Virginias, Turkish Izmir in a minor role, and just enough Cigar Leaf for accent" to come through. For me, aside from the VA's it's the Turkish that characteristics the blend. I know that in 6 months it with smooth out and taste better, but I couldn't wait. In fact, here I am again with a fresh bowl in my Briar Spirit Irish...with the conical bore concentrating the flavors as I smoke it down. Very nice indeed. To me, there just aren't any blends out there as interesting as these non-Latakia Patton's. Great stuff. Sure, I appreciate a good VA flake, some stinky Britweed and a lovely deep Burley blend regularly... but for when they are, nothing does it like Crossroads, Dark Horse or Oriental Dusk.

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PostSubject: Re: The end of an era.   The end of an era. - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 09, 2015 3:37 pm

It's not quite as good as Oriental Dusk, but I have found C&D Lunchtime Blues to be similar to it. It lacks the cigar leaf, so adding a little of that condiment might make it a closer match.
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