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JohnnyO

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PostSubject: Balkan Sasieni   Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:13 am

So I see it is back in the states now and available at a couple sites, on pre-order sale at habana premium [pipesandcigars.com] , yet I have not seen one word about it here, at CPS, or on ASP...So is this like not a big deal or is the news just slow to get around...?

Just curious as to why nobody is talking about it...I assume everyone is too busy smoking Maltese Falcon and pondering Greg's next brew of tobacco magic. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:36 am

I think there is a thread around hear someplace. At the time, I don't think anyone was too excited. Too many better blends out there.

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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:24 am

I searched but most likely misspelled it...what does sasieni mean anyways?
You're right about better tobaccos, I'm looking forward to trying Maltese Falcon and the new McClelland Grand Oriental mixtures cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:32 am

That's a good question. A simple Google search didn't bring up any city in the middle east that might be associated with a tobacco variety. Not that I saw. The name Sasieni is associated with quality briar pipes. I am not sure what the family name actually is that owns the recipe for Balkan Sobranie. I understand that there is supposed to be some connection. But I don't know the details.

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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:32 pm

How do you like the latest production run of Balkan Sasieni JohnnyO? I see in your photos that you cracked a tin.

Does it taste the same as it did before it was discontinued?

(Hey Dock, how 'bout moving this thread over to the tobacco Jar? Maybe we can get some more hits on it.)
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:24 pm

I have a few large tins (several years old) of this stuff "resting!" I always enjoyed it; but it is in no way Balkan Sobranie 759!!!!! Been hard the last few years not having my daily fix of that wonderful "Blue Mountain Latakia!!!" Man, that was good stuff!! FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:40 am

tin man wrote:
How do you like the latest production run of Balkan Sasieni JohnnyO? I see in your photos that you cracked a tin.

Does it taste the same as it did before it was discontinued?

(Hey Dock, how 'bout moving this thread over to the tobacco Jar? Maybe we can get some more hits on it.)

Never tried the old stuff, never tried Sobranie either...

What I can compare it to is PS Balkan Supreme...many people say it is similar or even the same thing since villager/stokkebye imports Balkan Sasieni...
PS Balkan Supreme I would call a medium english, all I taste is latakia and virginias, while Balkan Sasieni has a big emphasis on the orientals. In the tin I can smell their sweet clove/allspice scents and in the pipe I can taste them almost in the forefront really with the latakia and virginias playing supporting roles. More latakia than say Presbyterian mixture but less than PS Balkan Supreme and many other english/balkan blends I've tried. cheers
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PostSubject: GLP   Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:00 am

Always ready to try a good Balkan, and never too busy to think about Greg's next blend!
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:01 pm

IMHO, Balkan Sasieni is okay, but nothing special. There is no comparison between Balkan Sasieni and Balkan Sobranie, the Sobranie being an Outstanding blend, only surpassed by Balkan Sobranie 759!

There are far too many better Balkan blends out there than Balkan Sasieni!
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:25 pm

JohnnyFlake wrote:
IMHO, Balkan Sasieni is okay, but nothing special. There is no comparison between Balkan Sasieni and Balkan Sobranie, the Sobranie being an Outstanding blend, only surpassed by Balkan Sobranie 759!

There are far too many better Balkan blends out there than Balkan Sasieni!

JohnnyO, the Flake Master has spoken!
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:07 pm

JohnnyFlake wrote:
IMHO, Balkan Sasieni is okay, but nothing special. There is no comparison between Balkan Sasieni and Balkan Sobranie, the Sobranie being an Outstanding blend, only surpassed by Balkan Sobranie 759!

There are far too many better Balkan blends out there than Balkan Sasieni!

Ditto!
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:07 pm

Why does every Balkan blend have to be compared to Balkan Sobranie?

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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:19 pm

I wonder the same thing Tinny... BUT in this instance Sasieni is supposed to be Sombranie.. Supposedly the original family regained the rights to the Recipe and distribution blah blah blah, Who knows.
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:13 pm

I didn't know that. Thanks pb.
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PostSubject: Re: Balkan Sasieni   Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:28 pm

tin man wrote:
Why does every Balkan blend have to be compared to Balkan Sobranie?

scratch

The reason, as I understand it, is that when the Sobranie of London blends were still being made, and were readily available in the USA, the Balkan Blends (Original Mixture and 759) were considered by many, to be the best ever produced, and as a result, they became the benchmarks of Balkan Blends, so to speak!
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