Just heard that the sales of this fine tobacco has been put on hold. Russ Ouellette posted elsewhere that the sales have sunk to a point it is not economically feasible to continue it unless there is a huge price increase.
I'm willing to bet the inability to purchase 1.5oz to 2oz sizes did it in. I was on the fence about it for a year. When I finally gave in, its the only baccy that bites me. Tastes great, just bites after a few days.
I always kept my eye on it, but the tub purchase held me back. Also, it wasn't widely available and even at P & C it has been out of stock for some time. It would be hard for any blend to become economically viable that way.
That's too bad. They don't have any remaining stock at all? I would have liked to try at least a bit of it. I stumbled across this blend just the other day browsing pipes and cigars. I noticed it was out of stock and that it was an editors choice tobacco on pipes and cigars dot com so I assumed it was one of those blends that sold out fast.
Angler's Dream sold well for a few years, but sales gradually fell off. We couldn't do much in terms of cutting the price to promote it, since it was fairly low priced to begin with. If we have enough demand, we may have one or two runs per year made.
I thought that we would continue the blend, but the cost per tub would go up significantly if we were to do smaller runs. That's why we're looking into doing one or two larger runs per year to save the blend.
It's a shame to see a blend fall off the map. Unfortunately, I think it may be a victim of the vast number of choices that are out there, with new blends coming out every day., it seems. It is impossible to try every thing that comes out, and maintain favorites, IMHO. Point: I have a list with 80+ blends that I want to try. I have 122 different tobacco's in my cellar, with 60 different blends that I haven't tried yet. On top of that, I have 22 open tins and a dozen bulk jars of different things as well. Variety may be the spice of life, but I have decision overload.