Why Are There No Match Blends for Esoterica ?

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RSteve

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My personal opinion is that Sutliffe wouldn’t be able to make a suitable match for Penzance or any other Esoterica blend at that! Not a knock on Sutliffe, I just think there are certain tobacco blends that are so distinct and special, that they simply can’t be recreated. I would also put Gawith Hoggarth and Samuel Gawith in this category. Sutliffe to my knowledge doesn’t source “empire” tobaccos and specialized oriental tobaccos, so I just don’t see anything like this ever happening….
Sutliff is owned by Mac Baren and I think that their purchasing strength would readily allow access to purchasing and aging any tobacco in the marketplace. It just becomes a matter of their desire to analyze any blend and copy it. There are those who claim that some of the Sutliff matches to Dunhill are closer that Peterson's current production.

I think that we can all agree that year to year tobacco crops may change. Blends may change because the tobacco crop changed. So much depends on casing and dressing.
 

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Is this true? I made a tidy bundle selling old Pease and McClelland blends on ebay last year. When did the curtain drop on tobacco sales on ebay? This whole tobacco targeting thing is getting ridiculous, as if its been relegated to the same category as AR-15's.................
Technically you never could sell tobacco, but eBay allowed the sale of collectible tins. That loophole has been closed and the tins offered for sell now are truly collectible and empty.
 

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My personal opinion is that Sutliffe wouldn’t be able to make a suitable match for Penzance or any other Esoterica blend at that! Not a knock on Sutliffe, I just think there are certain tobacco blends that are so distinct and special, that they simply can’t be recreated. I would also put Gawith Hoggarth and Samuel Gawith in this category. Sutliffe to my knowledge doesn’t source “empire” tobaccos and specialized oriental tobaccos, so I just don’t see anything like this ever happening….
I agree with all of this. In addition, Sutliff isn't doing much in the way of new blends because of the FDA scare, outside of limited editions. I spoke with the fellas who run it, and that's what they told me.
 

SteveMKentucky

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Penzance was my favorite back in the late 90's early 2000's. Luckily I still have a few jars 'cellared' and get to enjoy it from time to time.

My other favorite was Blackwoods Flake but that's another story.
 

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The briar patch in sacramento used to have esoterica blends in bulk.

I wonder if they were actually esoterica blends or matches. I bought a couple oz of tilbury there and it was probably my favorite blend of all time.

I hardly smoke now, but I would love to have some on hand.
 
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