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DH1 – Smoker’s Haven’s Creme’ de la Creme” of all of its famous blends, this is Exotique in an 8 oz tin that shows the old Gay Street address, meaning it was made prior to 2007, and giving the otherworldly contents within at least a decade’s worth of aging.  Made Exclusively in very limited quantity for Smoker’s Haven by Germain. This was, of course, Germain’s answer to the Balkan Sobranie 759. Exotique is one of the finest English mixtures that I’ve ever smoked. A nice, rich English tobacco with an Oriental presence dominated only by the smoky and smoothly crisp Latakia and extremely well aged and specially processed Virginia leaf that was added for a little backbone. Almost always sold out as Smoker’s Haven receives a very limited supply each year and these 8oz tins are not made anymore. I have 1 tin available for $275 – SOLD


DH1 – Another impossible to get anymore sizzler right here! Smoker’s Haven 8 oz tin of Our Best Blend that has their original Gay Street address on the back of the tin as seen in one of the photos (meaning production no later than 2007). No longer made Syrian Latakia abounds in this Germain made Nectar of the gods.  An excellent blending of the finest quality string cut Virginia with prime leaves of Syrian Latakia and mild full flavored Turkish tobacco. The mixture of these bland tobaccos in Our Best Blend gives the pipe-smoker a delightfully cool and tasteful smoke which burns down to a completely dry ash. Compares very favorably to the original Balkan Sobranie, but substitutes Syrian Latakia for Cyprian and some of the Orientals are a little different. Just 1 tin available for $275 – SOLD


DH1 – And the Smoker’s Haven Monsters just keep on coming! This is their storied Krumble Kake in an 8 oz factory sealed bag with the newer High Street address and gold colored bag, meaning production that is no older than 2011. This Krumble Kake looks exactly like Penzance, and of course, both almost melt in your hands as they are crumble cakes rather than flakes. There is quite a difference in taste, however. While Penzance is more of an Oriental blend with a little Latakia in it, Krumble Kake is Latakia heavy and your palate will get a good belt of the stuff. Like Penzance, Krumble Kake is pure tobacco with no added flavoring or casing. It will make its Latakia presence known from start to finish. Just 1 bag available for $225 – SOLD


AC1 – The most famous pipe tobacco of all time;  Balkan Sobranie 759 in a still perfectly vacuum sealed 50g tin. The Russell sticker on the bottom has the 25 Parkway address, so, it is early 1990’s production. Deeply rich and spicy Orientals combine with the most eloquent Virginias and smoky and leathery Latakia to make this one perhaps the worlds best known and most appreciated pipe tobacco. Just 1 tin available for $325 – SOLD


RM1 – 1970’s ORIGINAL MADE IN SCOTLAND production 2 OZ still perfectly vacuum sealed tin of Bell’s Three Nuns. The W.D. & H.O. Wills name is even on the side of the tin top. And yes, this is the version that is so collectible in part, because it was made with Perique before the later versions substituted the Perique for Kentucky leaf. Note that there is a dent on the bottom side of the tin that is not compromising but does need noting. This highly collectible rare old tin sells for $325 – SOLD


AC1 – One of the most highly sought after tins in the world, this is a 50g tin of Sullivan Powell’s Gentleman’s Mixture in perfect, factory vacuum sealed condition. In fact, this 1990’s tin (Russel sticker with Upper Saddle River address on the tin bottom), looks like it just came off the shelf. I find this blend to be subdued with its Latakia presentation, and the generous amount of old world Oriental leaf is combined with some mighty fine ripe old Virginia. The presentation is nothing short of spectacular. This rare tin sells for $225 – SOLD


AC1 – Now this is one super rare find! I have sold only a few of these over the years and have had great reports. It is a tall, barrel style perfectly sealed 2 oz tin of Sullivan Powell’s Gentleman’s Mixture with a twist – it is misted with a fine port wine! One of my purchasers was kind enough to send me a sample from his tin a couple of years ago and the presentation was just like the original Sullivan Powell, but the port wine addition really perked up the subdued Latakia while at the same time not interfering with the fine taste of the legendary spicy Orientals and ripe old Virginia. This tin has no rust, no dents and looks like it just came from the factory. It sells for $250 – SOLD


RM1 – Sullivan’s Special Mixture in a 50g tin that looks like it just came off the shelf, but the Russell Import sticker on the bottom has the 25 Parkway address, telling us that this is early 1990’s production. Exceptional! Similar to the famous Sullivan Powell Gentleman’s Mixture but with the Latakia presence ramped up a bit. I am also reminded of Balkan Sobranie 759, but Special Mixture is a little heavier on the Orientals and lighter on the Latakia. Just 1 tin available for $150 – SOLD


RM1 – These are the long gone Dobie’s Four Square Ready Rubbed Flake in 50g still perfectly factory vacuum tins that are the ORIGINAL “Made in Great Britain” production and not the later Danish make. These are the older, more flat tins and are from the 1970’s or early 1980’s and they look like they came right off the shelf! Dobie’s Red, (as I usually call Ready Rubbed Flake), was a generously mild flake of mostly Virginias with an Oriental element that added a touch of spice and sweetness. Rare to find leaf of this quality anymore, and with all the aging the impression is bound to be… well, impressive! Seldom seen, but here today, and I have 3 tins available for $125 per tin – SOLD OUT


AC1 – One of the crowning achievements (in the opinion of many old timers), of all the Drucquer’s blends, and it is certainly one of the most famous – a 4 oz still perfectly factory sealed tin of Blend 805 from the late 1980s or early 1990’s.  This is truly the classic English style mixture. Half the volume is rich and smoky Latakia with the remainder evenly divided between plush and spicy Orientals and sensational Matured Virginia components. And with all the aging, I suspect the contents will make you drool and weep with joy from the first puff. Just 1 tin available for $195 – SOLD


DH1 – This is an older, cream colored 8 ounce factory sealed bag of Esoterica’s Penzance, the Hall of Fame classic Oriental/Latakia/Virginia Krumble Kake. No date stamp on the bag but due to the bag color, we know that it was made prior to 2011, so, plenty of age on this all-time classic. Just 1 bag available for $225 – SOLD


TP1 – Hall of Fame Penzance 8oz bag that is dated to 2012, so, first year production when this blend started appearing in the gold rather than cream colored bags. Soft yet palate filling Latakia, Orientals and deeply rich Virginia in a Krumble Kake that will knock out out of your boots with each delicious puff. This almost 5-year old bag sells for $145 – SOLD


CW1 – Dated to 2016, these are 2 oz tins of Esoterica’s Penzance. Orientals abound with rich and specially processed Virginia and smoky Latakia to make for a presentation good enough to make this blend one of the most sought after in the world. I have 5 tins available for $45 per tin – SOLD OUT


BJ1 – Get your buzz on with this recent production 8 oz bag of Esoterica’s Tilbury. As detailed by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A harmonious blend of olden and dark Virginias with small portions of burley and air-cured leaf. Matured by a special process over 100 years old, producing a unique natural aroma and piquant flavor.” I have 1 bag available for $75 – SOLD


TP1 – These are first year 2012 production 50g tins of Germain’s Balkan Sobraniemade shortly after that famous blending house obtained from the heirs to the House of Sobranie the rights and the original recipe to reproduce this classic. And, Germain hit a home run with the reproduction. I have 2 of these first year run tins available for $48 per tin – SOLD


TP1 – Germain’s Special Brown Flake in 50g tins that are from 2004, so, lots of age on the delicious contents. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Classically processed Latakia flake with Orientals and Virginia. This bold Latakia blend comes in coarse flakes made from top quality Air and Fire -cured dark tobaccos.” I have 2 of these 13-year old tins available for $35 per tin – SOLD OUT


AF1 – The Germain blended Esoterica English powerhouse Margate in a recent production 50g tin. Rich and dark Virginia leaf that is specially processed in that special Germain way, is combined with a well aged and smoky Cyprian Latakia that washes the palate with refinement and pleasure. Just 1 tin available for $26 – SOLD


IMG_5468.JPG DM1 – Esoterica’s VaPer blockbuster Dunbar in a recent production 8 oz bag. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A mature recipe of seven types of Virginia tobaccos blended with Louisiana Perique, lightly pressed for several days to mellow the mixture, then cut into flakes and rubbed up. A high quality blend with a savory taste and a fine bouquet. An outstanding tobacco with a rich depth of flavor.” I have 1 bag available for $110

D1 – Recent production 8 oz gold bag of Esoterica’s Ramsgate. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Selected dark and Golden Virginias are hot pressed until black, with added licorice essence and a pleasant aroma enhancement. A savory, slow burning, non-biting tobacco with lasting fragrance.” I have 1 bag available for $75


RM1 – The ORIGINAL Blended By Charles Rattray at Perth, Scotland 4 oz tin of Old Gowrie. This one has the pictorial lid opening instructions and silver tin bottom, indicating true Charles Rattray 1970’s production. Virginia Tobacco pressed as a broken flake with Kentucky and a bit of Perique to add intrigue and spice. One of Rattray’s all time most popular blends. This tin has a very puffy tin top (a wonderful thing), and is ready to explode with fermented leaf that has been ripening in this still perfect looking tin for more than 40-years! I have just 1 tin available for $140 – SOLD


LG1 – Butera’s Pelican 50g tin that is early 2000’s production. This one was produced in Denmark – Stokkebye era prior to the move to Germain for production. This ripe old tin, according to www.tobaccoreviews.com –  “contains leaf that combines exact portions of the finest, most rare Cyprian Latakia, the spiciest, most zesty Turkish and Orientals, and the richest, most sweet sun grown Virginia whole leaf available today. Aged in cakes then fine cut to ribbon form. Pelican delivers multiple dimensions of sweet, mellow tastes, with a variety of contradicting rich and spicy room aromas. Return in time to those days and nights long since forgotten, when only the finest English Oriental style Mixtures would satisfy you.” I have just 1 tin available for $75 – SOLD


TP1 – The long gone Compton’s of Galashiels Macadonian Mixture in a factory sealed 100g mylar bag. It has been a long time since I’ve seen any of the rare and no longer made Compton’s of Galashiels come through here. One of the finest “small batch” blends ever produced that was resurrected back in the year 2000 by Maxim Engel of pipes2smoke.com. As noted from that website when the blends were still being offered – “All mixtures and blends are based on the original recipes from Compton’s of Galashiels, Scotland between 1901 and 1929. Hand blended in very small batches. We followed the original Compton’s tradition of the highest quality base and condiment ingredients and hand blending. There are no artificial flavorings or humectants used. Macedonian Mixture, as noted on the bag – “A blend with dark Virginia’s and a high proportion of Orientals including rare Yenidje and Latakia.” This bag was purchased by the owner in 2013 and it sells for $85 – SOLD


TP1 – The long gone Compton’s of Galashiels Mixture #10 in a factory sealed 100g mylar bag. It has been a long time since I’ve seen any of the rare and no longer made Compton’s of Galashiels come through here. One of the finest “small batch” blends ever produced that was resurrected back in the year 2000 by Maxim Engel of pipes2smoke.com. As noted from that website when the blends were still being offered – “All mixtures and blends are based on the original recipes from Compton’s of Galashiels, Scotland between 1901 and 1929. Hand blended in very small batches. We followed the original Compton’s tradition of the highest quality base and condiment ingredients and hand blending. There are no artificial flavorings or humectants used.” #10, as noted on the bag – “35% Latakia, rare Greek Dubeck, brown, black & Lemon Virginias combine for an exceptionally smooth smoking mixture.” This bag was purchased by the owner in 2013 and it sells for $85 – SOLD


DH1 – This is an early and still perfectly factory vacuum sealed 8 oz mylar bag of 2004 (last year), production Raven’s Wing. Raven’s Wing is a dark mixture with a large measure of Latakia, both Cyprian and Syrian. The flavor is full and robust. The Latakia is assertive, but it doesn’t overpower the Oriental and dark stoved Virginia tobaccos which add complexity and balance to the smoke. Because of the large percentage of Latakia, Raven’s Wing burns slowly. This classic 8 oz bag sells for $225 – SOLD

DH1 – This is an early and still perfectly factory vacuum sealed 8 oz mylar bag of year 2003 production Odyssey. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Odyssey is huge – the biggest of the Pease blends. It’s loaded with Latakia and harmonized by exotic Orientals. Wonderful red and jet-black stoved Virginias provide a perfect counterpoint. This now 14-year old bag sells for $125 – SOLD


DH1 – This is an early and still perfectly factory vacuum sealed 8 oz mylar bag of year 2004 production Samarra. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Samarra is a rich and complex mixture, without being heavy. Matured red Virginia provides the basic structure and a delicate sweetness. A generous portion of Cyprian Latakia is added for its smoky richness, and exotic, fragrant oriental leaf provides fullness to the flavor. Finally, just a hint of lemon Virginia adds bit of brightness to the smoke, and a touch of Perique adds its own unique piquancy. This now 13-year old bag sells for $120 – SOLD


DH1 – Here’s a treat; an old CAO Import (see CAO sticker on the label), of Dan Tobacco’s sensational Timms London Bend 1000 in a perfectly vacuum sealed 8 oz gold mylar bag. Dan Tobacco ceased import of this one after 2005, so, the contents are at least 12-years old. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A full-bodied dark colored after dinner mixture. African Virginia and Turkish tobaccos with high amounts of Latakia.” This 8 oz bag sells for $85 – SOLD

BJ1 – From all the way back to the year 2000, this is a now 17-year old one pound factory sealed bag of Gawith’s Kendal Plug. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A Plug which starts as the Best Brown, blended and pressed Virginias and nothing else. Medium strength. Firm favorite for the pipe smoker looking for a medium strength, gentle and slow burning tobacco. Manufactured using hand-stripped flue cured Virginias with no flavors added, Kendal Plug will reward with a cool, sweet smoke.” This well aged 1-pound bag sells for $125


TP1 – A Levin Pipes International Limited Edition, one time run sensation, this is Gorgorath in a 50g tin that is from 1991. And boy, is the bottom of this tin ever puffy (a good thing!). Barry Levin was able to acquire a batch of spun cut Virginia that was ripe, deep as the ocean and palate pleasing to the max. This is just the 3rd tin that I’ve seen in the almost 12-years of running this site. Just 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


TP1 – The super rare and super sought after PCCA sensation from 1993, QUEST in  100g tins that still look like they just came off the shelf. Rich, gently spiced Oriental tobaccos blended with the extra rich and smoky Syrian Latakia of that time period and matured Virginias for a smoky and spicy taste sensation. Just 2 tins available for $60 per tin


TP1 – Here’s a dandy offering, in a 2 oz tin from the 1980’s, the no longer made Robert Lewis Extra Coarse Cut. The long gone Lewis Extra Coarse Cut was only made by the Will factory in England in the 1980s. A hearty offering of rich Latakia, spiced with the exceptional Orientals available back then and capped off with stoved Virginia. The overall impression was a wonderfully middle of the road in strength and full on flavor blend that kept the smoker very happy. Just 1 tin available for $45


RM1 – McCranie’s original very first year (1994) of tinning that famous ’83 crop of Red Ribbon! These special crop Red Ribbon in 50g tins are factory dated to show that the leaf was processed and tinned up in 1994. This one has a little less nicotine content and is not quite as sweet as the later editions, but certainly has that bolder, full flavor that this vintage was famous for. And, of course, the leaf has a high sugar content and was made to ripen and mellow further as it ages in the tins. I suspect the contents within these 17-year old tins are very dark and loaded up with sugar crystals by now. I have 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


RB1 – McCranie’s Year 2000 special crop Red Ribbon 50g tins that are factory dated to show that the leaf was processed and tinned up in 2008 (first year of tinning). This one has more nicotine content and is not quite as sweet as the 1996 edition, but certainly sweeter (in that natural,Red leaf way), than the original ’83 crop which was a more down to earth and very deep tobacco. This 2000 variety is exceptional, too. And, of course, the Red Virginia within has a high sugar content and was made to ripen and mellow further as it ages in the tins. I have 4 tins of the Millennial year 2000 crop Red Ribbon available for $35 per tin – SOLD OUT


EW1 – Direct from the old Percy Martin Farms in St. James Parish, LA., comes these late 1990’s still factory sealed one ounce jars of the most famous and pure 100% Perique ever produced. Several years ago I personally smoked it straight from one of these jars and unlike the stories you hear about smoking straight Perique being so powerful that it’ll grow hair on your wife’s face, it was very flavorful and spicy smooth. A great way to perk up your favorite blends, try adding some of this to a prized Virginia or English mixture for a taste sensation you will treasure! I have just procured a substantial number of these jars and I have 3 jars still available for $32 per jar – SOLD OUT


EW1 – The long gone A&C Petersen Caladonian Melange No. 421 50g tin from the late 1990’s or early 2000’s. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A fine combination of our 4 best, base blends: Virginias, Cavendish, Fire cured and Orientals, stored individually before the final hand blending. The fine aromas add character and balance to this superior mixture.” I have 1 tin available for $45 – SOLD


EW1 – McCranie’s first- year 2000 production of their rich and soft Scottish Mixture, Murdock’s Pipe in a 50g tin. This soft, rich Highland mixture contains fine Matured Virginia leaf that is nestled firmly between smoky Latakia and spicy Oriental leaf. Just 1 tin available for $26


TS1 – Here’s another old Fox classic, a 50g tin of The Banker’s with no date but as with the Dorisco Mixture tins I am selling, this one has the old Manufactured within the E.E.C moniker on top, indicating this tin was made prior to 1994, so, it is indeed the James J. Fox of Dublin and London original with at least 24-years of age on it. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The incomparable aroma of this fine tobacco is due to the superfine pure Havana leaf which has been skilfully added to give the flavor of a fine Cuban cigar. Just 1 tin available for $45


TS1 – Although not dated, these old style label Dorisco Mixture 50g tins have the old Manufactured within the E.E.C moniker on top, indicating this tin was made prior to 1994, so, they are indeed James J. Fox of Dublin and London originals with at least 24-years of age on them. Simply smashing stuff with Perique that is readily identifiable as it supports the Latakia and Virginia. Lots of smoke comes out of the pipe when this one is burned, and the ripe and sweet Virginia interplay with the Latakia and Perique is what mesmerizes me most whenever I take the opportunity to smoke this classic. I have 2 tins available for $35 per tin – SOLD OUT


TS1 – The PCCA original Beacon in a 50g tin that is factory dated back to 2000, giving the delicious contents within a solid 17-years of aging. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Bright high sugar content Virginia Cake made with lemon yellow and orange Virginia leaf along with a healthy dose of seven-year-old Louisiana Perique. A blend to calm a weary sailor outrunning an approaching storm.” Just 1 tin available for $28 – SOLD


ST1 – The highly coveted and long out of production 100g tin of Wellauer’s Syrian Latakia laden English Blend that is dated back to 2003, giving a solid 14-years of aging to the sublime leaf within. f you saw this one commanding high prices on eBay and elsewhere, it is because the old timers knew that this one was loaded to the rafters with some of the finest Syrian Latakia ever to hit the market. Soft, yet bold and smoky tobacco that complimented the Virginia leaf (pretty special itself), perfectly. The presentation is finished off with pure Louisiana Perique that adds excitement to every puff. Just 1 tin available for $125


LG1 – Wessex Tradition Full Strength English Mixture in a 50g tin. This tin is date coded to 2003. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A medium English classic with red and black Virginias, Turkish and Latakia.” Just 1 tin available for $18


AG1 -Year 2015 NASPC Show 2 oz tin of Varoom! G.L. Pease is the creator of these long standing limited edition blends that were all created with very special touches that make them so smokable and the tin art certainly adds to the collectibility! As noted on the side panel of the tin – “Driving the mountain tour of the Santa Fe Concorso, with Jaguar C.D. and E Types roaring through Cerrilos, a desert semi-ghost town resembling a set from “Aliens & Cowboys,” a small wooden chest was found containing semi-preserved vintage pipe weed. G.L. Pease worked his magic to bring it back to life, producing 150 limited-edition tins for the NASPC’s 2015 show.” I have just 1 tin available for $35 – SOLD


RM1 – Van Rossems ORIGINAL production Troost Slices in 100 g tins that are factory dated to 2006, which I believe was the last year of production before the Scandinavian Tobacco Group took over the blending. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A Continental flake employing the use of lighter bodied flue-cured Virginias and aromatic Burley leaf. A small element of Tanzanian fired leaf is added to round off the smooth, subtle aroma. Processed to produce a firm flake, this blend is mild yet cool with the continental taste and aroma associated with Dutch style blends.” I have 2 of these 11 year old no longer produced originals and they sell for $45 per tin – SOLD OUT


CK1 – Originally made by McClelland’s for the Kansas City Pipe Club and now a part of their club selection series, these are 50g tins of Beacon Extra made in 2010. So, almost 7-years of aging on this terrific Latakia, Virginia & Orientals blend. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “In the deep, dark, middle of the night, you stroll along a narrow country path. A cloud of fragrant smoke from your favorite pipe trails behind you. You have ventured out to taste the flavor of the night, examine the shadows, the starlight, to savor the moon glow. You smoke Nocturne, mysterious, intriguing, rich and profoundly flavorful. It is a very good night.” I have 5 of these tins available for $18 per tin


FT1 – This is the original PCCA Orient 996 in 50g tins that are factory dated back to 2007. So, in addition to being the original with the smoky and now out of production Syrian Latakia, it also has an outstanding decade’s worth of aging on the contents. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A very special blend of sugary bright Virginia and aged, mellow red Virginia, seasoned with a good amount of rare Yenidje and a touch of Syrian Latakia. Ready to smoke, but designed to age beautifully.” I have 3 tins available for $35 per tin


VV1 – Gawith’s St. James Flake in 250 g factory sealed boxes from 2011. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Genuine Perique is added to an already delicious and flavorsome blend of fine bright Virginias to give St. James the light peppery characteristic enjoyed by so many pipe smokers. Medium strength.” I have 2 of these 6-year old boxes available for $65 per box


SA1 – Gawith’s Golden Flow 50g tins that are dated to 2011 and even have commercial grade vacuum sealed plastic covers. Golden Glow is one of those Virginia’s that offers plenty of flavor, yet, is mild. Not even close to FVF in the strength department, but every bit as flavorful in a lighter sort of way. Gawith, I think, took the pedal off the metal and made a lighter version of an old classic. I have just received a large group of these 6-year old tins and they are priced to sell. I have 12 tins available for $24 per tin


SA1 – Samuel Gawith’s currently most popular blend, Full Virginia Flake in 50g tins. Some are dated to 2011 and others to 2012 (I will sell oldest to newest as the orders come in). As many know, this one is made to age and ripens quickly with the mottled brown flakes turning almost black, smoothing out and loading up with sugar crystals to make for a heady presentation that is also as smooth as silk. I have 4 of these 4 and 6 year old tins still available for $26 per tin


FT1 – Gawith’s Grousemoor in 50g tins from 2012. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “This 200 year old blend is comprised of hand-stripped flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf, steamed to a Golden color then stoved into a unique melange of flavors.” I have 3 tins available for $14 per tin


FT1 – Sam Gawith’s Grousemoor in a 50g tin that is dated to 2015. As described by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “This 200 year old blend is comprised of hand-stripped flue-cured Zimbabwe leaf, steamed to a Golden color then stoved into a unique melange of flavors.” I have 1 tin available for $14


MM1 – Gawith’s Skiff Mixture 50g tins that are dated to 2011. As per www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Another Samuel Gawith original, Skiff is for the pipe smoker who appreciates the fuller flavour of an oriental blend. Blending a variety of different styles of flue-cured tobaccos gives Skiff its characteristic yellow and brown features. Its real identity comes with the addition of Turkish and a beautiful black Cyprus Latakia giving the blend its full, round taste.” Just 1 tins available for $22


ST1 – This is an 8 oz tin of Gawith & Hoggarth Dark Flake that was tinned up by Bufflehead back in 2002, giving the rich and world famous contents a wonderful 16-years of aging. David Windsor, who owned and ran the Bufflehead Shop in Kansas from 1997 through 2005, would often tin up other makers bulk blend for his customers upon request. As for G&G Dark Flake, here’s the descriptive by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A very strong, but very cool smoke is the result of combining in equal proportions only Malawi Dark Fired Leaf and Indian dark air-cured leaf. No additional flavors. You can smell in this tobacco the Smokey flavor of the dark fired leaf derived from its curing process of being hung above smoky fires, and the sweeter, yet still strong ‘cigar type’ flavor of the dark-air-cured Indian leaf. I have just 1 tin available for $95


EW1 – Syrian Latakia Flake by Brebbia in a 50g tin that dates back to 2009. As described on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Natural Sweet Virginia and a generous amount of Syrian Latakia that is pressed and aged together. This 8-year old tin sells for $30


VS1 – Balkan by Brebbia also contains a lot of Syrian Latakia as that no longer made leaf comprises 40% of the mixture. These 50g tins also has have the old “Manufactured in the E.C.” moniker, meaning that while not dated, this tin can be no newer than 2003 production. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “A classic blend containing Orientals, smoked Kentucky, Louisiana perique and 40% Syrian latakia. New Tin Description: Full bodied blend of finest Oriental leaves, dark fired Kentucky, Louisiana perique, and 40% of Syrian latakia.” I have 2 of these at least 14-year old tins available for $30 per tin


ST1 – This is a first year 2003 production tin of Pease’s stoutest Balkan mixture, Abingdon. As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Abingdon is the fullest Balkan style blend in the range. It is rich and robust, powerful and forthright, yet still possessing subtlety and finesse. Dark flavors of wood and leather mingle with delicate undercurrents of sweetness, and deep earthy notes, while the Oriental tobaccos provide hints of their verdant, sometimes herbaceous character. A big Balkan blend, reminding us once more of what these blends used to be. Because of the high percentage of dark and oriental tobaccos, it’s recommended to pack Abingdon a little less firmly than you might a lighter blend.” Just 1 tin available for $32 – SOLD


GC1 – Pease long-standing favorite Barbary Coast in 2 oz tins that are factory dated to 2007, meaning we have almost 10-year old tins here. As noted by www.tobaccoreviews.com – “The finest cube-cut Burley, chosen for its deep, nutty flavors, forms a robust foundation for this sophisticated blend. Rich, red Virginia tobaccos are added for their subtle sweetness and complexity, while the unique spice of Perique provides added dimension. A delicate kiss of Brandy polishes the blend to a perfect finish. Barbary Coast is delightfully satisfying, with hints of black walnut, dark chocolate, and dried fruits.” I have 2 tins available for $18 per tin – SOLD OUT


GC1 – Pease Barbary Coast in a large, 8 oz tin that is factory dated back to 2009, giving this long-time Pease favorite a solid 8-years of aging. From Gregory Pease himself – “Excellent cube-cut Burley, chosen for its deep, nutty flavors, forms a robust foundation for this sophisticated blend. Rich, red Virginia tobaccos are added for their subtle sweetness and complexity, while the unique spice of perique provides added dimension. A delicate kiss of brandy polishes the blend to a perfect finish. Barbary Coast is delightfully satisfying, with hints of black walnut, dark chocolate, and dried fruits.” This 8 oz tin sells for $48


VS1 – Pease Lombard in 2oz tins that are factory dated to 2005, so, 12-year old Pease tins here! As detailed on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Named for the famed winding, twisting street in San Francisco, Lombard starts with a base of red and bright Virginias. It is then enhanced with American ‘condimental’ leaf, including an angel’s share of Perique. The twist in this Lombard? A delicate breath of Cyprus Latakia is added for a whisper of smokiness and a slightly deeper flavor. A gentle introduction to Latakia for the Virginia smoker, or just a delightful change of pace.” I have 2 of these ripe tins available for $18 per tin


JS1 – This is the year 1999 edition of the original Jay Jones blended Captain Earle’s Nightwatch Pressed in a 2 oz tin. Jones says it took him four years to develop this one and that it was his fullest, richest and most complex Latakia blend. The beast has surely been tamed after 18-years of fermentation and this tin sells for $45


DT1 – From the late Jay Jones of Hermit Tobacco Works, this is a late 1990’s two ounce tin of Mystic Blend PRESSED. Mystic Blend PRESSED was originally very similar to its companion Honor Blend. This one has the same characteristics except that as a thick broken flake it burns more slowly. Deep and rich Latakia combined with sweet Red Virginia that is readily tasted. The Perique element plays pee-a-boo with the smoker throughout the smoke and is a nice touch. Just 1 tin available for $45


FT1 – Factory dated all the way back to 1996, this is a nearly 21-year old tin of PCCA’s pure 100% Cyprian Latakia with no other leaf included. Silky smooth, I am sure, with all the aging and would perfectly beef up just about any blend you choose to smoke. Just 1 tin available for $24