Possible Bad News For Latakia Lovers

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metalheadycigarguy

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Apr 26, 2012
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If Latakia goes away I'm going to be in a world of hurt, because it's my favorite leaf. I love my English and Balkan blends. I'm hoping it sticks around a lot longer, but if not I guess I'll be stocking up on a few blends. More so than I already am.

 

lightmybriar

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Mar 11, 2014
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If the loss of McClelland taught me anything, it is that having a backup supply of something you love is imperative in pipe smoking. The thing that makes this a bit of a bummer for Latakia lovers is that Latakia mellows over time. Thanks for passing along the heads-up to us, Embers.

 

seanv

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Mar 22, 2018
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Until I hear or read some reasoning from a reputable source, I won't be hitting the panic button yet. I will be watching for the next blog post

 

carolinachurchwarden

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May 9, 2018
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I had been planning to start bulking up on a bunch of stuff I liked, starting with a bunch of Virginias, but whether or not this is true and the latakia starts dwindling, I might just start with some English and/or Balkan blends first.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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I swear these rumours are just circulated periodically to keep tobacco producers rich.
I remember people saying that the tales of McClelland and Dunhill's demise couldn't be true. Look how that turned out.

 

chasingembers

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I've got a lifetime's supply of mostly Syrian blends should I ever start liking them again, so there'll be no competition from me.

 

aldecaker

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Feb 13, 2015
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"I remember people saying that the tales of McClelland and Dunhill's demise couldn't be true. Look how that turned out."
Yep. Whenever you hear about something scary, just put your head down and say, "That can't happen here" over and over again. Works every time.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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We should all be buying as much as possible anyways, right? It's a part of the PipesMagazine creed. We just have to keep the heard moving in the right direction. Thanks Embers. Buy it, even if you don't like it. One day you will, and if you don't buy it, where will you be? :puffy:

 

jazz

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Feb 17, 2014
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I'm not much of a Latakia man but must confess to finding this a little depressing.

 

briarbuck

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Nov 24, 2015
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^^^ Me as well. That's too bad.
I never have grown a taste for it. Have a bunch of Syrian squirreled away that will be future trade bait.

 

sablebrush52

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Jun 15, 2013
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Rumors about Cyprian Latakia have been circulating for the past several years. Eventually, yeah, it will stop being produced. When? Your guess is as good as mine.
But this much I will predict. Blends of every genre that you like are going to go bye-bye without warning. That's been going on for the past couple of years and it will continue. So it there's a blend that you would really miss were it to become deceased, put some away while you still can.