Balkan sobranie

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thomasmartin

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Back then, one of my favorites was the Balkan Sobranie pouch version (https://flic.kr/p/f3dcZ). As far as I know, it has been out of production. There are many Balkan Mixtures on the market. Which one would you recommend ?

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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Balkan Blue

Red Odessa

Balkan Supreme

Balkan Sasieni

The new Balkan Sobraine

White Knight

Blackhouse

 

judcole

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Sep 14, 2011
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I smoked Sobranie Original long ago. I never smoked the pouch version.

The current Sobranie is said to replicate the pouch version. It does nothing for me.

White Knight is close to my memory of the Sobranie I smoked years ago.

Balkan Blue (formerly Blue Mountain) and Black House are intended to replicate Sobranie 759 (black label). I prefer Balkan Blue, although both are good blends.

Hearth & Home Larry's Blend is also worth your consideration.

 

jiminks

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Today's Balkan Sobranie has the distinction of taking a fabled blend of pleasure and turning it into a mediocre field of grass and hay. Much better off with Black House, WhiteKnight, Peretti's Royal Blend and Tashkent, among others.