Pipes Magazine » Pipe Tobacco Discussion

Search Forums  
   
Tags:  No tags yet. 

SP has Samuel Gawith

(61 posts)
  • Started 3 months ago by cohibajoe
  • Latest reply from hiplainsdrifter
  1. cohibajoe

    cohibajoe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 377

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Just got the drop...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. scloyd

    scloyd

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2018
    Posts: 1,675

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Yep. Just got the email. Already placed an order.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  3. cigrmaster

    cigrmaster

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2012
    Posts: 13,704

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    SG must be amazed at how everyone of their blends sells out in minutes. They were used to having Best Brown, Full Virginia and St James be popular but not every single blend in their lineup. Social media is buying up shit they have never tried based on name alone. I can't wait till they start trying some of it and hating it.

    Harris
    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. dcon

    dcon

    Member
    Joined: Mar 2019
    Posts: 541

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    What’s to hate?

    Duane
    (Not Embers)
    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. User has not uploaded an avatar

    stflorian

    Junior Member
    Joined: Jan 2015
    Posts: 82

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Luckily, I was at my computer when the email arrived. Looks like another quick sell out.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. User has not uploaded an avatar

    Alex

    Member
    Joined: Sep 2018
    Posts: 146

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thanks a lot! Missed out on Cabbies mix but was still able to snag some favourites. Godspeed everyone.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. drbenway

    drbenway

    Member
    Joined: Aug 2017
    Posts: 135

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I will reach for my always filled jar of Haunted Bookshop every day before anything else. And if that was all I had to smoke I could live with that, but Cabbie's mixture with at least a year of age on it is a very tasty, enjoyable smoke for me.

    And I got my 2 tins from SP by God.

    Any thoughts on SG Navy Flake? I haven't tried that yet.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. User has not uploaded an avatar

    bent1

    Member
    Joined: Jan 2015
    Posts: 239

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Boy, a lot of stuff went fast!

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. hoosierpipeguy

    hoosierpipeguy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2018
    Posts: 1,853

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I was sitting at my computer, the email dinged, click the link for 250 gr box of BBF, it was gone. Not much advantage, apparently, to being a Silver VIP at SP. Oh well, better luck next time. Last year, it was the summer shipment from SG that was a big one.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,511

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    P&C has/had some SG today as well, just to mention it.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. cohibajoe

    cohibajoe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 377

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    P&C has/had some SG today as well, just to mention it.

    That they do...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. sonnyblack

    sonnyblack

    New Member
    Joined: Oct 2018
    Posts: 33

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thanks for the heads up at P&C. Just ordered a box of St. James. Now let’s see if it ships.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. cigrmaster

    cigrmaster

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2012
    Posts: 13,704

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Mark, a guy I know at another site got the email and it was 45 minutes late.

    I am sure you will be able to find more Best Brown at one of your small mom and pops.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. jerseysam

    jerseysam

    New Member
    Joined: Mar 2019
    Posts: 6

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    SP's a bit later to the party in the SG drop as compared to some of the smaller internet retailers....like Hoosierpipeguy I'm a 'Silver' account member and followed up 20 minutes after the e-mail.....house already cleaned out for the most part! Luckily had picked up a lot of BBF, FVF, and Squadron Leader last week. Also got a 'last' tin of the much maligned 'Jubilee 2012' for sh*t's and giggles. May be a crappy aromatic, but it's a seven-year old crappy aromatic thank you very much. Was there any St. James in any recent drops? I didn't get a whiff of that last week, didn't know if that went first or just never was in. Cabbie seems to have gotten real popular too.....I think it's pretty darn solid but not something I'd beat myself on not grabbing.

    Overall, just from correspondence with different retailers in the last few days (coming new back to the vice), it seems like drops (from more of the niche or import marques) are measured in the low hundreds for a lot the sites (once divvied up over all distributors)....even some of the bigger ones. Completely anecdotal, and for sure likely fluctuates a great deal depending on manufacturer. It can be easy to lose sight of what a comparatively small market the 'premium pipe' segment represents.....a few dozen buyers 'first in' to a site can gobble up stock fast!

    I'd also note.....I still am seeing G&H bulk and tins, as well as Rattrays, sitting neat and trim on more than few sites. For folks smarting over missing SG....equally good tobacco choices from both those marques.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. ophiuchus

    ophiuchus

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Mar 2016
    Posts: 1,213

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I've already got enough 1792, but I just couldn't help myself ...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  16. hoosierpipeguy

    hoosierpipeguy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2018
    Posts: 1,853

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I am sure you will be able to find more Best Brown at one of your small mom and pops.

    No doubt Harris. I was looking more for Balkan Flake anyway. Between tins and bulk, I have around 12 lbs of BBF cellared already. It has actually moved ahead of FFV on my favorites chart though. I'll get some more when it is easily available. I'm happy to see a number of other people got their SG "Fix" satisfied.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  17. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    Still waiting for the bulk Ennerdale, but I had some of my orders arrive today. What made these fun was that I ordered them a few days after the drop. Darned hoarders didn't grab them first and made me buy them.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 3 months ago #
  18. josephcross

    josephcross

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Dec 2015
    Posts: 952

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Nice haul Embers, im a fan of all those blends.

    I only ordered a tin of 1792. I'm pretty stocked up on SG stuff, but will order a bit of 1792 as I see it come up. As of this post its still available and though it will eventually go, Im happy that my preferred SG blend is not the first to go.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  19. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    I just finished jarring up twenty pounds of Stokkebye Balkan Supreme last night, this arrives, and still awaiting five pounds of LBF. I now have Jar Acquistion Disorder.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  20. ophiuchus

    ophiuchus

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Mar 2016
    Posts: 1,213

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I now have Jar Acquistion Disorder.

    Could be worse ...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  21. josephcross

    josephcross

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Dec 2015
    Posts: 952

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    You can never have enough jars in tobacco land.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  22. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    No kidding. My logic brain has gone bye bye.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  23. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,511

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    P&C just re-upped boxes of FVF, max cart went from "77" to "32" in about 5 minutes. Anyone see tins of FVF over there?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  24. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    Only the 8 oz boxes. Safe from me all who are interested.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  25. paulie66scandinavian

    Paul

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2016
    Posts: 3,095

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Looking forward to the day when they're gonna get Gawith&Hoggarth blends instead

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 3 months ago #
  26. rdavid

    Panhandler

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2018
    Posts: 679

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Well, not chasing this stuff but just got 2 boxes of 1792 and some assorted tins from SPC and 2 boxes of FVF from PC. Thanks all for the heads up.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
    Posted 3 months ago #
  27. ormazd

    ormazd

    New Member
    Joined: Dec 2018
    Posts: 38

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Cup O'Joes and Iwan Ries also have a few left.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  28. User has not uploaded an avatar

    geopiper

    Junior Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 64

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Did Sp have FVF in either the 50g tin or 250 g box in this drop?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  29. dcon

    dcon

    Member
    Joined: Mar 2019
    Posts: 541

    offline

    Login to Send PM


    Posted 3 months ago #
  30. User has not uploaded an avatar

    geopiper

    Junior Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 64

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    We're talking about Smokingpipes.com, correct? Neither 50g or 250g of FVF is available on my browser. I was signed up for an email for both but got none.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  31. rdavid

    Panhandler

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2018
    Posts: 679

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    FVF in 8.8 oz boxes still showing in stock at P&C.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  32. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,511

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    SP had FVF tins & boxes this morning.
    It looks like P&C never got FVF tins, or haven't posted them yet.
    I can cart 13 FVF boxes at P&C right now.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  33. User has not uploaded an avatar

    oldgeezersmoker

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2016
    Posts: 1,087

    online

    Login to Send PM

    I know someone who thought he had St James coming from PC, he just checked his account and got cancelled. My Account shows all got shipped and I got tracking from UPS. Seriously great pricing, $30.79 per box.

    SP,s email alerts are pretty regularly too late on hot products. Guys with bots are scraping these sites regularly. They are usually ahead of the emails.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  34. aro222

    aro222

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 423

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thanks for the heads up with this thread
    Earlier today I was able to grab some Squadron Leader from SP which I was waiting to try.
    Woooooo !
    It’s like the Wild West with this tobacco. You’ve gotta be a quick draw.

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  35. boston

    boston

    New Member
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 37

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    2 tins 1792 and some pipe cleaners from SP. Fun!

    Posted 3 months ago #
  36. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    Guys with bots are scraping these sites regularly.

    I have no bots and had no issue getting 4 250g boxes and several tins of 1792 as well as 500g boxes of Grasmere and Glengarry from multiple sites.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  37. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,511

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Sp might not have had FVF tins, I might have mis-read a post about their drop, but I saw boxes available by the time I checked. Was hoping for tins, but snagged a couple boxes instead. Shoulda bought last fall when I coulda had tax-fee tins at 20% off over at P&C, but no worries, jars it will be. And full price. And tax. =)

    Posted 3 months ago #
  38. 3rdguy

    3rdguy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Aug 2017
    Posts: 1,343

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I got 2 tins of FVF from SP.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  39. ray47

    ray47

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2015
    Posts: 1,160

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Looks like I scored the last 2 tins of Squadron Leader. I've never smoked this blend and from the reviews I'm looking forward to smoking it.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  40. User has not uploaded an avatar

    oldgeezersmoker

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2016
    Posts: 1,087

    online

    Login to Send PM

    I have no bots and had no issue getting 4 250g boxes and several tins of 1792 as well as 500g boxes of Grasmere and Glengarry from multiple sites.

    I got a tip from a private message group I belong to several minutes before my in stock alerts at SP arrived. This is not at all unusual particularly with Esoterica drops That the emails are usually behind the bots for most of the etailers was the point.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  41. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    That the emails are usually behind the bots for most of the etailers was the point.

    I usually get calls from online sites about certain blends before the emails go out.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  42. User has not uploaded an avatar

    oldgeezersmoker

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2016
    Posts: 1,087

    online

    Login to Send PM

    I usually get calls from online sites about certain blends before the emails go out.

    Yet another reason why reliance on email alerts isn’t the best strategy.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  43. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    Yep, but also shows that repeated patronage has benefits.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  44. ormazd

    ormazd

    New Member
    Joined: Dec 2018
    Posts: 38

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    FVF in 8.8 oz boxes still showing in stock at P&C.

    My order still shows as 'Processing' three days later.

    Maybe not a good sign...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  45. lightmybriar

    lightmybriar

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Mar 2014
    Posts: 578

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Processing on my order too, at P&C. My confirmation page read as “In-Stock,” but a day later, it changed to “Backordered.” I’m hoping that means they are expecting more soon and my order will be filled then. I meant to write them and ask but forgot.

    On a pipe adventure
    Steve
    Posted 3 months ago #
  46. 3rdguy

    3rdguy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Aug 2017
    Posts: 1,343

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    For those new to prepping SG blends...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB3rKlWB8r8

    Posted 3 months ago #
  47. mechanic

    mechanic

    Member
    Joined: Dec 2018
    Posts: 247

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I really enjoy the tin of 1792 i snagged nice smooth cool smoking tastey blend but i dont see why people get so pissy blaming hoarders and such it would be in my rotation if was available all the time but it is what it is peopele need to put there big boy pants on and enjoy what they can when they can just my 2cents

    "I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you will remember me for." - Al Capone
    Posted 3 months ago #
  48. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,511

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Got my stuff in today from P&C, everything's going into 4oz Kerr quilted jelly jars for aging.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  49. lightmybriar

    lightmybriar

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Mar 2014
    Posts: 578

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    My FVF order from P&C still says “Backordered.” I’m waiting to hear back from them. In the meantime, I’d say it looks like you have too much, balkosobrains. Don’t you know that tobacco is hazardous to your health? Please send me a box, for your health’s sake!

    Posted 3 months ago #
  50. balkisobrains

    balkisobrains

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 1,511

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'll take my chances, probably no worse than that P&C back-order stress.
    Supposedly there should be another 'drop' relatively soon, try not to pass out.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  51. cohibajoe

    cohibajoe

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 377

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Also got my P&C order today...1 250g Skiff, Chocolate Flake, Commonwealth.

    'Processing' and 'Backorder' at this time are not good...Now I had 1 time last year of 'Backorder' on a Esoterica
    drop...3 months later I did get the order.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  52. didimauw

    didimauw

    Mod
    Joined: Jul 2013
    Posts: 2,983

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Embers, aren't you like a double ultra platinum member at SP.com?

    He gets the emails before anything even comes in at their warehouse. Hes like numero uno!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 3 months ago #
  53. chasingembers

    Embers

    Captain Of The Black Frigate
    Joined: Nov 2014
    Posts: 15,420

    online

    Login to Send PM

    I actually haven't ordered much from SPC in the past year. My wife has though.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  54. ormazd

    ormazd

    New Member
    Joined: Dec 2018
    Posts: 38

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    'Processing' and 'Backorder' at this time are not good...Now I had 1 time last year of 'Backorder' on a Esoterica
    drop...3 months later I did get the order.

    I sent them a message, but haven't heard back. I don't even mind if it takes a while to get it. Jut let me know what's going on.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  55. ormazd

    ormazd

    New Member
    Joined: Dec 2018
    Posts: 38

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    P&C filled my backorder!

    So, I'm deep in FVF. Would anyone like to trade a couple boxes of BBF?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  56. ryeguy

    ryeguy

    Member
    Joined: Oct 2017
    Posts: 148

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    What I find really confusing and frustrating is that on the one hand there is so much demand for good tobacco that tobacconists can't keep SG in stock (and we mere mortals can only rarely get our hands on it) while Dunhill and McClellands can't stay in business.

    Very weird market. Isn't there some business model for good tobacco that avoids intentional scarcity, but still turns a profit? Why couldn't Dunhill and McClellands stay in business by reducing volume and raising prices?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  57. uncleblackie

    uncleblackie

    Member
    Joined: Dec 2014
    Posts: 280

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Your information is incorrect.

    In a nutshell, Dunhill simply no longer wants to be associated with tobacco. The owners of McClelland wanted to retire, and did not wish to sell their brand.

    In neither case was it ever implied that these companies couldn’t stay in business had they desired to do so.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  58. shanez

    shanez

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2018
    Posts: 560

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    tobaccopipes is showing 1792 in stock.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  59. ryeguy

    ryeguy

    Member
    Joined: Oct 2017
    Posts: 148

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Your information is incorrect.

    In a nutshell, Dunhill simply no longer wants to be associated with tobacco. The owners of McClelland wanted to retire, and did not wish to sell their brand

    You may have better information that I have, but I was under the impression that explanation of Dunhill's dropping their pipe tobaccos was unsubstantiated speculation, speculation that, furthermore, never made much sense to me: considering they continued to market Dunhill cigarettes.

    Similarly with McClelland, I didn't follow it particularly closely, so if there is something I missed please let me know, but Mary Ehwa seems to be citing anticipated costs of FDA compliance and the limited availability of quality mature virginia tobacco (a scarcity which could presumably be overcome if they could afford to pay more for it) as the reason for throwing in the towel here.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  60. alexnc

    alexnc

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 551

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Thanks Shanez- they have a few less now!

    Goo Goo g’joob
    Posted 1 month ago #
  61. hiplainsdrifter

    hiplainsdrifter

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2012
    Posts: 1,026

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    ryeguy, excellent response.

    Posted 1 month ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   jojoc, chasingembers, craig61a, donjgiles, mindglue, jfred, jabomano, oldgeezersmoker, mikethompson, greeneyes