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Remember That W.O. Larsen Thousand-Dollar Tobacco?

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  • Started 1 year ago by balkisobrains
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  1. balkisobrains

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    Personally, it sounds like something that I would never smoke at any price, but it seems like it had a massive price-cut (shocking) and the r/pipetobacco gang is thinking of doing a group buy for it, and either sending it to a You Tube piper for a review (wut?) , or will decide to split it up among themselves. Splitting it up makes a lot more sense to me, but what do I know?

    Here's the link so you can follow along.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/PipeTobacco/comments/7pt4kl/help_me_crowdsource_the_most_expensive/

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  2. lazar

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    I'm betting the price will gradually drop even more. They can't have sold many. It's like the Gurkhas of the pipe world.

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    I like W.O. Larsen tobaccos but I still thought the $1000.00 blend to be incredibly ridiculous. Seriously, it's just freakin' tobacco!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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    There was a vodka with gold flakes in it selling for some ridiculous price.
    But sure there are even funnier cases

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    Yes. I remember the day this limited edition blend came out. I was struck with the most irresistible TAD attack I've ever encountered. In a matter of minutes I depleted my son's college fund and purchased as much of it as I could. For obvious reasons it created some turbulence in my marriage. My son was forced to join the army as a result and he penned me a letter this past summer during his third tour in Afghanistan to tell me he is no longer angry with me.

    By the way...the blend didn't live up to its billing. I ended up giving most away to my pipe club.

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    Please... I'm a very gullible guy. You can't say something like that and not at least give me a clue that you're kidding??

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    The Plenipotent Key to Cope's Correct Card of the Peerless Pilgrimage to Saint Nicotine of the Holy Herb:
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    Believe it or not it's true. Beezer's actually a member of our pipe club and when after he brought it in one of our members was able to discern that it was actually just a repackaged lane blend they sold in bulk jars in the store. Identical. Lol you can't make this stuff up

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    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    Yes. I remember the day this limited edition blend came out. I was struck with the most irresistible TAD attack I've ever encountered. In a matter of minutes I depleted my son's college fund and purchased as much of it as I could. For obvious reasons it created some turbulence in my marriage. My son was forced to join the army as a result and he penned me a letter this past summer during his third tour in Afghanistan to tell me he is no longer angry with me.

    I would make you a fine lasagna dinner with a side of ebola if you had done that to me.

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    Review is up. Pretty entertaining.
    Link to review

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    I love that Stuff & Things channel.

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    Give some to a blindfolded person, and then have them sample some of the regular stuff that is a similar blend, and see if they can guess which one costs 1,000 bones for an unbiased opinion.

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    The review was certainly interesting, and entertaining. Although another reviewer might have a different reaction to the blend it pretty much confirms my opinion... you can't take tobacco, add some weird exotic extract, press it, throw it in a fancy box and expect people to pay $1000.00 for it. Well not most people, anyway.

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    Well you do get some white gloves to handle that 35,000 dunny with, while you smoke that 1,000 dollar tobacco, and a nice clean hanky to blow your nose in when it's all through.

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    Make aromatics great again.
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    I just watched a review of the most expensive tobacco ever on youtube channel Stuff and Things.....WoW wish i had the money to even consider this stuff

    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Dave, your Rolex appears to be running slow

    Regards,

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    Honestly I would not have been satisfied if I had spent the money that they did to watch anyone smoke that on the internet, but that's how those forum members wanted to do it. Seems like he formulated most of his opinion before the first bowl was finished, which was not surprising to me. Dude should get out the stamps and envelopes and mail off the rest of that stuff to everyone who chipped in.

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    balkisobrains, agreed. I think he made up his mind before he even opened the box, just because it's an aromatic.

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    If their ultimate satisfaction was found in seeing that video while not trying it themselves, then it was worth it to them, and I am fine with that too.

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    You have a good point Balkisobrains. I am laughing more about the white gloves and the hanky, along with the 35,000 dollar dunny with a crack and oxidized stem in another thread. This video seems like more went into the theatrics and the opinion was set probably on the basis that none of it would be worth 1,000. Also, I was not sure about the too dry part as I often let mine sit in a jar for a while before I smoke it because it has too much moisture. I hope they at least got to try it, rather than fork out all their cash for a youtube video and a don't bother guys. I wish it wasn't W.O. Larsen who did this though since I really like their pipes.

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    If I recall correctly a lot of the remaining baccy was being distributed back to the donors.

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  23. jeffro

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    Tobacco cased with what tastes&smells similar insect repelent, Yummy. Where do I line up?
    What I can't figure out is who was the target customer that
    W.O.Larsen had in mind for this? With the white gloves and fancy humidor box?
    Was it the 1% er's that ride around in Rolls-Royce's?

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