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biggdonn

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Jun 7, 2019
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Does anyone know if there is a tobacco which is really like TROOST Dutch Cavendish was ? At least one mail order provider sells what they call a copy of it, but it actually is nothing like it. Related to that- are there European sellers who ship to the U.S.? Maybe some tabac still availble in Europe which is just not being imported?

 

pylorns

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Van Roosens' Troost? https://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/1306/scandinavian-tobacco-group-stg-troost-special-cavendish
I think they stopped production totally STG was making it and you could get it reliably from pipesandcigars.com for a long while but I think a year or 2 years ago they said they were stopping production on it. P&C does have a match blend and I suspect it's pretty close.
Update yep here was the post 3 years ago.



http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/troost-discontinued

 

biggdonn

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Unfortunately, the P and C match version is nothing remotely like TROOST was. I mean it does not look, taste, or smell like it. I kind of wonder if they sent me the wrong thing, as I don't see how anyone could even begin to confuse what they sent with the real thing.

 

3rdguy

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Still for sale in the Netherlands. I have it shipped to the UK then a friend there sends it to me in the US.

 

biggdonn

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3rdguy: THANKS! I have lots of people who go to Europe (sometimes including the Netherlands), frequently. I will have them look into it !

 

greeneyes

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I found an old dried-out tin of Troost Special Cavendish from the 70s. I rehydrated it and it turned out to be one of the better tobaccos I've smoked. I rehydrated several pouches which appeared to be from the 80s. Whether due to being in pouch (versus tin) or a change in quality from the 70s to the 80s, the tobacco was somewhat less enjoyable though very tasty. Finally, someone gifted me a bag of "modern" Troost. It was unrecognizable and unpleasant to smoke in almost every dimension.

 

biggdonn

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greeneyes- what may have happened is that P and C matched the modern Troost, because what they sent me was not only nothing like the old one, but was pretty bad in general.

 

jiminks

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Sutliff matched Troost Aromatic, not Special Cavendish. Those are two different blends.
Troost Slices are still made and sold, but you can only get them in a few countries.