After A Few Bowls Of Penzance...

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cshubhra

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... I love the taste, the almost incense like Aroma,the complexity at every puff ... it is probably the best I tasted so far ... BUT ... If I bring the price people normally pay for this in the equation... then maybe, No Thanks ... I will stick with Nightcap with a few years of age as my best..
Disclosure - I may or may not got this cheap ... I bought it in a Bulk order, with a bunch of other tobaccos which were NOT in my wishlist. If these other tobaccoes turn out to be great ... then I got Penzance at a fair price!

 

aquadoc

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Other Penzancey blends are Quiet Nights and tentomidnight. They are not matches but they have that same feel and flavor profile. Creamy smokes.

 

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ashdigger

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I'm not sure if I'm supposed to, but I'll complete the sentence. After a few bowls of Penzance, I realized I'm a sucker for paying ridiculous prices for horse manure. I'm glad I don't like this garbage. Saves room in my cellar and wallet.

 

chasingembers

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After smoking Latakia forward blends for years, they all taste exactly the same to me now. Penzance is a good mixer to spice up other blends though. I do love Pembroke and And So To Bed on their own though.

 

pipesmokingtom

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I think Penzance is a much better-than-average tobacco, but it's not unique in that way. If it's there, I'll smoke it, but I won't pay anything approaching extravagant prices, nor will I make special effort to acquire it.

 

cosmicbobo

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I guess I'll need to give Quiet Nights a trial, just to see what ballpark we're in. The only time I've spent extra money for a blend is a vintage. (Even though some is cellared) I won't pay Tinder Box's online prices with all the other choices available.

 

keith929

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I love Penzance but I treat it like a rare scotch whiskey because of it's limited availability. Quiet Nights on the other hand is readily available and is very similar at least to me.

 

chasingembers

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Call some B&M's on the Pipe Store Locator list. Far more available than you think.

 

uncleblackie

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Nothing wrong with Quiet Nights, but I'll never understand the Penzance comparison. They taste nothing alike to me.

 

pipesmokingtom

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Call some B&M's on the Pipe Store Locator list. Far more available than you think.
Yup. Got mine that way. It was on the shelf being sold by the ounce like everything else.

 

cosmicbobo

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Tom, no. Never tried. I look at the ingredients and it seems like there are many that fit the bill. I have Nightcap, Aperitif, and just got some Cabbie's. And, to be totally honest, I am afraid the nuance would be lost on me.

I do enjoy the comparisons from bliss to Taco Bell Farts, though.

 

jtaggie320

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+1 on the Quiet Nights. I still save the little bit of Penzance I do have for the occasional special smoke. But Quiet Nights is close enough for my tastes and much easier to get.

 

jefff

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I am among those who actually prefer Quiet Nights to Penzance.
For me Penzance is just too...cloying.

 
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