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Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian

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  • Started 4 months ago by redglow
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  1. redglow

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    Was traveling northbound on I 75 through Kentucky today and decided to exit and stop at a gas station that I knew had a cigar humidor.
    I don’t smoke cigars anymore. But wanted to see if they had any interesting pipe tobacco.

    Wasn’t surprised to see Half and Half, Carter Hall, Prince Albert and some of the other drug store brands.

    Then, tucked away between them, I found two 3.5 oz tins of December 2015 Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian.

    Bought both and can’t wait to load up a pipe with this.

    Cracked one of the tins and the aroma is amazing.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    This is the sort of thing that instigates B&M scavenger hunts.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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  3. anthonyrosenthal74

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    It is indeed a great blend. I smoke mine sparingly. Gotta make that stuff last a long time.

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    That's a good find!

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    Posted 4 months ago #
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    For anyone in the know - how did the tins compare with the 1lb bag?

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    I had a similar experience a couple of years back. I went into my tobacconist to see what they still had, as they were discontinuing tinned pipe tobaccos - no market for them - and found 3 100 gram tins of 2012 Vintage Syrian, as well as other vintage goodies. Needless to say, I snapped them up.

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    A B&M that I haunt had a sale on English blends a few years back to clear stock as lat blends didn't sell well, and had the 100g tins of Vintage Syrian down to $5/tin.

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    They had 1/8 the amount of tobacco.

    OK, forgive me, I am just trying to make a joke, and I am sorry I can't illuminate anything here.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Great find, I found one myself lost in the cellar. Was quite happy to pop it open. Still smoking it

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  10. judcole

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    It's the same tobacco, tin or bag.

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    Nice find, congrats!

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    Great find, I wish they were still producing this stuff

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    Thanks! Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. Just beneath the bulk bags of “Gambler”.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    I have 5 tins I nicked while they were on sale at smokingpipes. Looking forward to cracking one open in a little while, gotta free some jars after all.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    I'm pretty sure I have a years-old tin in my stash. Maybe after I crack the Haddo's Delight. My glacial progress.

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    Love this stuff. It's good in either the tin or bag. I'm grateful to have nailed down a few pounds before it went the way of the dodo.

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    Congrats

    What's even nicer is going into a cigarette & vape oriented smoke shop and discover such tins with old low price tags - discounted 50% from that for being 'old stock' that 'no ones interested in'.

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    Good idea on checking those vape shops.

    Probably a lot of overlooked gems in there!

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    Good stuff there, I was checking some local tobacco shops over my extensive travelling but they only have standard stuff.

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    Such finds are admittedly very rare. I only have come across them when passing through small towns off the beaten path. In tobacco shops now mainly selling cigarettes and vape stuff. If they, or the previous owners,,have been around long enough they might still have some old pipe tobacco inventory worth buying.

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    Nice find! Nice experience. Happens sometimes.

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    Grats on the find.. Everytime I stop in a cigar shop here in Texas, and ask if they have pipe tobacco, they have a blank stare, followed by "what?"

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    Lol !

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  24. foggymountain

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    A great tobacco with a little age and some "breathing," like wine. I saved a few dozen tins even though I had to quit.

    Posted 3 months ago #

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