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PostSubject: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:00 am

So...the road to hell is paved with good intentions...right?


I just went to the P&C site to add to my stock of both Royal Yacht and Dunhill Flake (both on sale for GREAT prices...they are usually the most costly Dunhill, along with the rolls). I had 'em in my cart folks...IN MY CART! To make a potentially long story short, they got bumped by the following:

GL Pease Sixpence 2 oz.
The newest release from Gregory Pease, Sixpence, is the first entry in the Old World series to feature Virginia and Perique. This broken flake also contains some dark-fired leaf, and a secret component.  If you're looking for a flavorful, rich blend that doesn't contain Latakia.

McClelland Red & Black 1.76 oz.
McClelland's Red and Black was created for the 30th anniversary of the Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers (CORPS). Red Virginias and stoved black Virginias are made into separate flakes, which are then tinned together to allow them to marry. This unique approach to Virginia flakes allows the enthusiast a variety of ways to enjoy it - each type separately or mixed together.

Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky 1.76oz TIN (that's right...Orlik...little TIN!!!)
One of Orlik's most popular tobaccos is back! People who are fans of rich, robust blends containing dark-fired Kentucky are very familiar with Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky. They remember those flakes with layers of dark-fired on the top and bottom with a core of bright Virginia. Well, we have great news - Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky is back!  We (the vendor...P&C) began the conversation with our friends at Orlik more than a year ago, and after some extended discussion we were able to get them to agree to bring it back, this time in 50 gram tins. This well-loved blend will be only available at PipesandCigars.com until summer. We've placed a large order, but it will be arriving in batches so don't be concerned if we're out from time to time.


Yeah...I'm a sucker. But I mean well.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:03 am

The road to ruin is always paved with good intentions! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:33 am

Eagerly awaiting reviews Mr. Horse.


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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:57 am

You can have more than 3 items in your cart without having to move out of the express lane ...
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:34 am

Yeah, yeah...three items...

You know, I haven't bought tobacco online in a year, anyway. Or elsewhere either. I went to the P&C site on recommendation for good prices (end of Summer sale) on Dunhill Royal Yacht & Flake...and the prices ARE great. But after putting the desired stuff in my cart I made the "mistake" of browsing the other sale blends. Nice variety. And many of them were mainstream brand blends that I'd never even heard of...and an old friend I didn't know was back. How out of the loop can one be? Sheesh! Where are you guys when I need you? Anyway...After a little research (an 'always do' step) I discovered the Red And Black and Sixpence were both blends I had to try. The Strong Dark Kentucky was a given. So multiple Tins just muscled the original contenders out of the cart! It's just that simple.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:21 pm

BH...You appear to suffer from an ailment that I have, namely, the total inability to resist everything except temptation Twisted Evil cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:37 pm

Hmmmm. Well, when you put it that way it seems almost...Noble!



Heh, heh.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:46 pm

Some nice choices there. These sound more exciting that re-upping on the Dunhill's, although I do like Dunhill Flake quite a bit.

I have a tin of Sixpence that I have been meaning to open. Maybe I'll dig that out of the cupboard this weekend.

Let us know what you think of the Red & Black. Sounds like my kind of Virginia smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:53 pm

It was a bitch to find a review on the Red and Black. Searches on the review site kept coming up blank...but finally found one done by Pipestud. I know his tastes and if he says something is good and why, I believe I know where I would stand with it.

It does sound very interesting, and I'll certainly let you know my impressions...not being shy, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:18 pm

BH, you could have just eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a couple weeks, and kept the Royal Yacht and Dunhill Flake in the order.

Like they say, if you set your mind to it, there is more ways to skin a cat than a cat has lives, or something like that. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Eating cat sandwiches as it is...er, PB. Oh...if I could only afford jelly.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:01 pm

Dave the Red and Black was a great choice. Like you I read Pipestud's review and that was the deciding factor to get me to try the Red and Black. I'm surely glad I did because he was right in every aspect. Undoubtedly it's one of the better McClellend blends. Just my opinion but you would have done better to have gotten the Royal Yacht and Dunhill Flake instead of the other two. We may never see Dunhill prices that low again.  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:13 pm

Well we'll see.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:40 pm

I saw that sale as well, unfortunately The last several orders from P&C were so messed up, strung out into multiple shipments, crossing borders and time warps and eventually delivering the wrong tobaccos....

The sale looked tempting, but the dust still hasn't settled in the bank account from the last order....

I like the red and black, and it's fun to play with!
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:02 pm

Well, a pipestud review is a treasure compared to many you'll find. I tend to look for Jim's reviews, then Pipestud's, then other BoB users I might recognize when I'm on a review site. That said, let me echo some of the guys ahead of me hear. I'd like to hear you think of 'em!
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:37 pm

Look for Drums and Beer and DrT999. Both write reviews that are cogent, complete and well expressed. I look for theirs number one. They don't just write to see themselves in print.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:50 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Look for Drums and Beer and DrT999. Both write reviews that are cogent, complete and well expressed. I look for theirs number one. They don't just write to see themselves in print.

Agreed. Those two are already both on my radar.
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:37 pm

Thanks guys, I am blushing here... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:38 pm

Well, except for the flaming tongue thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:48 pm

Oh baby! I have actual tobacco Out For Delivery!!!!! WheeHawwwww!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:10 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Oh baby! I have actual tobacco Out For Delivery!!!!!  WheeHawwwww!!!

I miss that feeling.
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:38 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Blackhorse wrote:
Oh baby! I have actual tobacco Out For Delivery!!!!!  WheeHawwwww!!!

I miss that feeling.


Aaaaaaand, the OFD package contains?


Question

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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:10 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Thanks guys, I am blushing here... Embarassed

Red's a good colour for you..............
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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:03 pm

Oh. Thought you could look at other threads and guess.

The pkg has Tins of:

Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky
McClelland Red and Black and
GLPease Sixpence

All from P&C End of Summer Sale thing. Really pretty good prices...so...


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PostSubject: Re: Paving the Road to Hell   Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:39 pm

My oh my. I opened up the TIN of Red and Black, found a piece of each Flake the same size, rubbed them out together, stuffed 'em in a Bulldog and fired it up. Man...gotta be one of the best VA blends ever. And just tinned too. Amazing stuff. Not a fair review of course, just an initial impression, but it is yummy. And that's yummy in the official capacity, not the cooking show sense. So...

More, must obtain more.

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