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  1. derfargin

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    IPSD did two things yesterday. 1. Brought me to some of my favorite online retail sites, to invest in my TAD.
    2. Brought me back to forum/chat sites to re-connect with old friends.

    In doing so, I've been catching up on the forums, reading things like McClelland not selling Red Kake(mind blown ), McClelland shutting things down.(dunno if that's true)

    If you guys could be as so kind as to fill me in what I've missed over the year and 1/2 I haven't been active here.

    Where are things with the "FDA Deeming" regs?

    What's the hard to find/sought after blend these days? A year or so ago, it was Esoterica usuals, and John A's Luxury Flake.

    I've noticed lots of tobacco out of stock/back-ordered on websites. Is this just due to the regular stamped of panic that circulates from time to time among the TAD hoarders?

    Any insight you guys can provide would be appreciated. Thanks

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    The McClelland Area 5100 is where lights have been spotted in the skies at night, but no one from the actual company will neither confirm, nor deny these reports.

    The FDA has pushed back the deadline, and there seems to be reports of wavering.

    Harris came back, which made Peck come back, but then Peck got bored with it all and left again. But, there have been sightings and footprints left around campgrounds. But, we don't have any of the old battle of the witlesses between them anymore. So...

    Anything McClelland is now as rare as three dollar bills. SG FVF is just as rare, selling out in just a few days after it is re-released. I'm not sure why, because some say it now has a Lakeland essence now that GH&co bought out SG. Penzance, eh... old news.

    The FDA set off a buying frenzy on almost anything anyways, so despite the red VA falsehoods, everything is hard to get in general. So, we all smoke aromatics. Some have said this is all just a conspiracy by Lane LTD to trick us all into smoking their nicotine-less icecream blends. "Come on kids, get in the van. I've got candy!"

    And, that's the world according to Cosmic. YMMV

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    Well It's all rumor right now.

    But McClelland is closing shop according to that other thread over there. That's probably the biggest news. Oh and GL Pease has been rumored to start making McClelland Blends. Sourced from the same thread.

    As far as FDA regulations, that's a political topic and should no longer be discussed. That is if you consider government regulations political.

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    The FDA has pushed back the deadline, and there seems to be reports of wavering.

    Let's hope for an EO squashing their overreach.

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    And all things Dunhill tobacco are going away. Or not. Who knows?

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    Dunhill blends are still available but have been discontinued so only a matter of time until the mad rush hits and Ebay takes over price inflation.

    Nate
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    Welcome back!

    FDA extended the compliance date for blends created after Feb 15th 2007 from August of this year to August 8 2021. So you still have some time to buy endangered blends.

    4noggins was sold to a new owner.

    Rumor has it that McClelland is ceasing operations. This is causing the usual gnashing of teeth, rending of cloth, and sacrificing of purported virgins. Naturally, people who never gave a shit about these blends rushed to hoard them because we're SUCH a community of brothers.

    The Dunhill dot has been proven to not be made of ivory, despite the insistent claims of its acolytes. There have been rumors of suicides over this.

    BAT, downer of the Dunhill blends, announced a year ago that Dunhill branded tobaccos would cease to be available after a period of 12 to 18 months. They have rebuffed efforts to buy these blends.

    Motzek Strang has not reappeared since Motzek sold the business.

    Germain's products are still unicorns, including the Esoterica line and their indefensible version of Balkan Sobranie. I'm going to start a rumor that Germain's, facing increasing international tobacco regulation, is going to say "screw it" and close shop within the next two years.

    Samuel Gawith completed its reintegration with Gawith Hoggarth. Smokers now claim that FVF and other SG products now taste like urinal cake.

    Condor is now manufactured in Poland.

    Peck came and went.

    I'm sure that there's more, but I can't remember it.

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    Good synopsis, Jesse. Glad you're back Marc. You've been missed.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Greatest summaries ever.

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    Some of these are even news to me and I’ve been checking in at least a few times a week.

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    Someone needs to write a monthly sticky!

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    Excellent, good be caught up on the rumor mill. C&D and Pease still going strong? I see C&D even brought back some oldies..Can't say if they were goodies just yet, as I've yet to smoke them up. Soon......soon. I've always leaned toward their blends for my normal rotations.

    Thanks for the updates guys, there's always some kind of panic at any given time with blends, so it's just business as usual I guess.

    Thanks for the re-welcome Sable, PApipeguy and Cosmic.

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    We need a like button for Sable's summation.

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    What's the hard to find/sought after blend these days?
    Captain Black Grape. Everybody wants it and demand is extremely high. A tin recently sold on Ebay for $800.00 It's amazing! It's like grape Kool-Aid in your pipe!

    And welcome back to the forum!

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    Pretty much everyone has run out or is running out of their Syrian Latakia. McClelland's definitely did a while ago, I think that MacBaren's may have by now as well.

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    C&D and Pease still going strong?

    Absolutely! C&D has been busy developing new strains of mold.

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    This thread makes me gleeful.

    Also, glad you’re back. Where’s the bar? I haven’t been able to find it since Harris popped back in.

    — Pat

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    We should have a thread, available only to cosmic and sable, where they post a monthly summation of the previous month's most notable activity. They are succinct and provide a bit of humor as well.

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    Cosmic and Sable, great summaries.

    Other than that, it is not allowed to say "Dunnie" instead of "Dunhill".

    Javan
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    Other than that, it is not allowed to say "Dunnie" instead of "Dunhill".
    Although Dottie is ok. But Whitey is a big no no.

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    Peck came and went.

    My wife said this exact thing to me just last night.

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    "Other than that, it is not allowed to say "Dunnie" instead of "Dunhill"."

    Nor is 'baccy' accepted as a contraction of tobacco

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    Dunhill white dot is not real ivory........

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    Oh... and it's been confirmed that Bilbo Baggins in fact did NOT smoke Tewksburry's Hobbits Weed, but rather enjoyed McClelland Deep Hollow and Frog Morton. Wait... did we have that conversation? No? Maybe I dreamed it

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    And we destroyed a few good pipes this week.

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    It was determined there are 8 pipe makers for every pipe smoker.

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    Samuel Gawith completed its reintegration with Gawith Hoggarth. Smokers now claim that FVF and other SG products now taste like urinal cake.

    LMFAO. When did this happen?

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    gk, it happened a couple of years ago I think and the rumors are true, all SG tastes like a dead grandmothers wool coat that has been in mothballs for 20 years.

    Oh yeah, and I am buying out McClellends and making sure there are no more red virginia's in any of their blends. Lemon for everyone.

    Harris
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    HaHa that is real funny.

    I hate that granny flower taste too, lol. I've had new FVF and SJF but did not detect it at all, perhaps they finally figured it out that they were tainting the SG blends. These were bulk boxes and tins, new from September 2017.

    What I've noticed is that the new FVF is totally different from the 2012 batch I have and the batch from 2008 I have been puffing on. 2008 and 2012 are so sweet, almost candy sweet. The new batch is more bready with ginger notes. Both good but not the same at all. Its not an age change they are clearly different leaf.

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    gk, you cannot compare aged Sg flakes to the new stuff. Age does amazing things to all SG flakes. Wait till you taste your 2017 stuff 6-10 years from now, you will see what I mean.

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    I bought my aged stash tins when they where new back in the day, I think I remember how they tasted like. Or I like to think that. haha!

    Perhaps, you are right. I just got a new Dunbar 8oz bag and I was really shocked how flavorless and pale it looked compared to my aged jar. I hope it turns around for the best in a year or 2.

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    Aged FVF and fresh FVF are both exquisite smokes but the aged version is yards ahead of the fresh.

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    Not to thread jack, but why FVF flakes age much darker in the tin vs in the jars?

    Thanks

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    Nor is 'baccy' accepted as a contraction of tobacco

    Oh, dear lord I hate this.


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    My wife said this exact thing to me just last night.

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    Jesse, if you could do this quarterly, it’d save me loads of time.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    In some ways, Forums is like the old nineteen-fifties soap operas; you can tune in a few months or a year or two later, and the same conversations and drama is still going on the same way. And judging from my number of posts, it's all my fault. A few days, you'll be all caught up.

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    Hey don't forget the new mods in the house!

    And I think Carter Hall was named the best tobacco ever created, and those who smoke it have all the power. ... Or something like that.v

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