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Zamora

Can't Leave
Mar 15, 2023
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Olympia, Washington
20240519_213727.jpgBelieve it or not the Dorchester was actually the cheapest tin I bought. I seriously doubted I ever would've gotten to try some Esoterica, I was okay with that but I couldn't pass on such an opportunity. I was expecting it to be at least $75 dollars but shockingly it was only $27. I'm going to put it in my cellar, I won't even consider trying it until I've smoked up all VaPer jars in my rotation, right now I have OGS, Marlin Flake, and Sutliff KK. The pipe is a Danish Sovereign estate, so glad I scored a Stanwell from before the move from Denmark.
 

Scottmi

Lifer
Oct 15, 2022
3,488
48,641
Orcas, WA
View attachment 311807Believe it or not the Dorchester was actually the cheapest tin I bought. I seriously doubted I ever would've gotten to try some Esoterica, I was okay with that but I couldn't pass on such an opportunity. I was expecting it to be at least $75 dollars but shockingly it was only $27. I'm going to put it in my cellar, I won't even consider trying it until I've smoked up all VaPer jars in my rotation, right now I have OGS, Marlin Flake, and Sutliff KK. The pipe is a Danish Sovereign estate, so glad I scored a Stanwell from before the move from Denmark.
Nice haul! and the Dorchester is fabulous fresh...they even recommend not aging their tobaccos. I wouldn't let that linger too long. 🤠
 

Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
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shockingly it was only $27
Not shocking at all. The internet has created a false sense of scarcity of Esoterica blends. The 8 ounce bags can be found for weeks after a drop for under $40.


I'm going to put it in my cellar, I won't even consider trying it until I've smoked up all VaPer jars in my rotation,
Nice haul! and the Dorchester is fabulous fresh...they even recommend not aging their tobaccos. I wouldn't let that linger too long. 🤠
^^^^
This

Esoterica blends are intended by the manufacturer for immediate use. They've even shown amusement about the notion of cellaring.
 
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Zamora

Can't Leave
Mar 15, 2023
403
1,187
Olympia, Washington
Nice haul! and the Dorchester is fabulous fresh...they even recommend not aging their tobaccos. I wouldn't let that linger too long. 🤠
I'm putting it away because I feel right now I'm not experienced enough to fully appreciate it, I figure after I finish the VaPers already in my rotation I will be better able to. I wouldn't be interested in aging it unless I had a second tin to compare.
 

Zamora

Can't Leave
Mar 15, 2023
403
1,187
Olympia, Washington
Not shocking at all. The internet has created a false sense of scarcity of Esoterica blends. The 8 ounce bags can be found for weeks after a drop for under $40.




^^^^
This

Esoterica blends are intended by the manufacturer for immediate use. They've even shown amusement about the notion of cellaring.
I'm aware of that, but considering this is in Washington and the Three Nuns, Capstan, and Bengal Slices all cost me $45 and that's how much Plum Pudding costs here I'd say $27 for Esoterica is pretty impressive. The only online retailer that ships to Washington and carries Esoterica I'm aware of is 4Noggins and their rates are astronomical.
 
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