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Peter Stokkebye #84 Turkish Bulk - A Review

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    "Peter Stokkebye Turkish Pipe Tobacco combines Turkish Samsun Oriental tobaccos grown on the Black Sea coast with ripe Virginia. The result is a mild, creamy taste with a rich tobacco core backed by a touch of pepper and sweetness. A great-smoking blend that burns exceptionally well and tastes even better."

    Hmm. I was shopping CI a few days ago, putting some tried-and-true tobacco blends in my cart, and checking out other blends CI stocks. I was surprised they actually have quite a few bulk blends, at good prices too.

    Well I enjoy Turkish leaf, particularly my beloved Izmir, and I saw this PS #84 -- what? $109 for five pounds? LOL, I tossed in 2 ounces into my cart. I figured if it was a bit too [insert a word meaning an unexpected, not ideal experience here], I could mix it with something. I like Turkish.

    Well the CI order arrived today. The PS #84 in a baggie and it's a bit dry (not really unexpected; almost all Turkish I've smoked arrive that way). It's a ribbon/shag cut, so it would work well as a RYO too, IMO. But I bought this to smoke in a pipe, so WTH, I loaded up my old Barontini canadian, straight up with #84, for the test drive.

    Well, it's not all Samsun; there's definitely some virginia in this blend, which is not at all a bad thing. This is a very good oriental. Mild, tart, a bit spicy, cool when sipped, burns evenly to a almost white ash with no dottle. I like it straight. Some may think it's too much like a cigarette and I get that, I just don't agree it's a bad thing in this blend (no, I don't inhale). I can see how #84 will also make an excellent blender, which I'll likely experiment with eventually, but it's so nice straight, that may have to wait until the next order comes in.

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    Thanks. Sounds very interesting to me. I'm going to have to check it out.

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    Funny you should write this review right now.Bought a pound of it and smokin it right now.Very good on its own,mild smooth smoker...

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    Bought a pound of it and smokin it right now.Very good on its own,mild smooth smoker...

    Yep, kind of surprised me how good it is smoked straight up -- I expected it to be much spicier; must be the virginia in the blend.

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    I use this for my RYO. I've had the Stokkebye Turkish, Danish, Amsterdam and Virginia Long Cut.

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    I smoked a bit of this as the last smoke of the night and I gotta say, for $26 a pound, this stuff really delivers. A very good smoke at a surprising value.

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    +1 roth...

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    Sounds like a good discovery. I just bought a small bag of PS Nougat (as Tinder Box Northsea); a different animal, but from the same outfit.
    A nice calm aro with flavor. This PS #84 sounds worth a try. Anything that smokes well on its own and mixes too is good.

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    If you guys like this stuff, you may also really like Daughters & Ryan Ramback Regular (100% Izmir I think), or for a more complex Turkish offering, Ramback Balkan (Lots of different Turkish tobacco, a little Virginia, no Latakia). P.S. Turkish is in the vein of tobacco that I would call "perfection is when there is nothing left to take away" category, and I love it for that. Beautiful simplicity and consistency.

    Benjamin Berkeley
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    Benjamin, does Smokers' Haven sell D&R Ramback Balkan? I can't find it on their website.

    P&C sells it in 40g cans, but it's out of stock -- and that's the only place online I can seem to find it; SPC sells D&R but not the Ramback Balkan.

    BTW, I tried the D&R website and that looks like a work in progress -- complete useless.

    D&R used to take phone orders and sell in bulk, but that was years ago.

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    I emailed Russ at P&C a couple weeks ago about D&R Ramback Balkan, this is what his response was:

    "D&R’s Ramback Balkan is no longer available due to a lack of a certain component. If they ever get access to that tobacco and begin producing it again, we’ll let everyone know."

    Too bad, it sounds like something I would really like. Ramback Gold is Izmir and Virginia, but what idiot would smoke that combination? J/K Roth, I know that's a favorite of yours.

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    I smoke Peter Stokkebye Turkish, Amsterdam, Virginia and Danish as RYO for Cigarettes. I'm thinking these four blends are designed more as cigarette tobaccos.

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    If you guys like this stuff, you may also really like Daughters & Ryan Ramback Regular (100% Izmir I think), or for a more complex Turkish offering, Ramback Balkan (Lots of different Turkish tobacco, a little Virginia, no Latakia). P.S. Turkish is in the vein of tobacco that I would call "perfection is when there is nothing left to take away" category, and I love it for that. Beautiful simplicity and consistency.

    Benjamin, does Smokers' Haven sell D&R Ramback Balkan? I can't find it on their website.

    P&C sells it in 40g cans, but it's out of stock -- and that's the only place online I can seem to find it; SPC sells D&R but not the Ramback Balkan.

    BTW, I tried the D&R website and that looks like a work in progress -- complete useless.

    D&R used to take phone orders and sell in bulk, but that was years ago.

    Again, Benjamin -- why doesn't Smokers' Haven stock these? I'm looking for bags of the Rambach Balkan.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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