Esoterica: What is Your Favorite?

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dcicero

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Well, Esoterica is dropping again. I bought a lb of Pembroke. Really I just want some “and so to bed”. Though I would like another Penzance and some Dorchester. sobranie is one my real faves for balkans. Turbotin is an easy way to locate esoterica for those who’ve asked. It’s not perfect but it helps a lot to find any tobacco
Is it available online now? Where?
 
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dcon

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Mar 16, 2019
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Having finally gotten around to trying Brighton, I’d have to say that I have a new favorite.
I imagine you have some high quality mixing Perique in your cellar. I keep a mix of 22% SJ Perique to 78% Brighton. It is one of the best VaPers I have. 22% is the key number. I experimented ( a LOT) before finding that magic number. Give it a try…
 

mikefu

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Mar 28, 2018
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Stonehaven and Penzance, duh.

Many pipe tobaccos are good, some lackluster, and a few downright bad. But these two hardest-to-find blends by Esoterica are absolutely transcendent. Every time I light one up I have a borderline ecstatic experience where I hear singing, my eyes roll back, and I feel tingly, like I weight nothing. Then I settle in for a 2-hour long orgasm of flavor that ends with me exhausted and my pipe filled with a tiny pile of pure white ash, like the ash from burning angel's wings. It makes me want to sing.

Nah, not really. I prefer Dunbar and Blackpool.
 

sablebrush52

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My focus for this drop was Brighton and Cardiff. I didn't like Cardiff at first but after smoking it for a few days acclimated to it and found it quite enjoyable. So I added a few bags of each. Stonehaven and Dunbar were the targets for a friend. I have enough of those to last me the rest of my life.
 

wolflarsen

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Penzance smells like a tidepool. I had an unopened bag I sold in the past and it nearly ruined my kitchen cupboard. It’s horrible shit, not kidding.
Dude ... you're trippin'.
Tidepools are awesome and Penzance, while not as spectacular as it's reputation implies, is pretty decent shit.

My favorite Eso so far is Pembroke.
Still looking to try Ramsgate.
 
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mingc

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Penzance smells like a tidepool. I had an unopened bag I sold in the past and it nearly ruined my kitchen cupboard. It’s horrible shit, not kidding.
Well of course it smells like a tide pool. It's right on the Atlantic Ocean! You're lucky a pirate didn't jump out of the bag! 🏴‍☠️
 

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