Will we ever see Balkan's on sale again?

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aggravatedfarmer

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That's the question that's been rolling through my head. Thinking of a new TAD order sometime, and it seems to be a bit Balkan heavy. Do you all think that we will ever see any Syrian based Latakia blends on sale ever again? I'm thinking no, but I'm hoping for a vendor to announce a sale.

 

chasingembers

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Balkan blends don't have to be Syrian.
http://m.smokingpipes.com/tobacco/by-maker/cornell-diehl/bulk/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=134974
http://m.smokingpipes.com/tobacco/by-maker/cornell-diehl/bulk/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=134975
And these are a bargain!

 

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iamn8

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Yeah CM, that sucks every time I hear it :( for those preferring Syrian, couldn't we take Cyprian and simply repatriated it, making it legally Syrian? Truthfully though, it's the threat of never having it again that makes it so desirable, although I genuinely taste a strong difference and very much love it. Start a strong enough rumor and I'll chase Cyprian like it's going extinct ;)

 

edgreen

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Or McClelland's Syrian Full Balkan if you want Syrian. I prefer their Balkan Blue (formerly Blue Mountain) even if it's Cyprian. Please see Pease's response in recent thread on Syrian. I think Macbaren HH Vintage Syrian is a mix of Syrian and Cyprian, but my taste buds could be mistaken

 

ericusrex

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Both P&C and SPC occasionally run sitewide sales (i.e. 15% off everything we stock). You just missed P&C's 20% off sale a few weeks ago. Just wait around for the next sale and your Syrian will then be on sale...if it's still on the shelf by then! And get on their mailing lists

 

cobguy

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Definitely try the HH Vintage Syrian as well.
The 1 pound bags are still a great value compared to the tin prices.
I'll add another +1 for the Balkan Supreme and Balkan Blue listed above as well.
BTW ... any of these will go well with Maker's! :)

 

thedudeabides

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Mr. Greg Pease does an amazing job of making Cyprian taste like Syrian in his Meridian blend. Guy is a master.

 

beerandbaccy

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How does the Peterson Balkan delight compare?
https://www.thebackyshop.co.uk/products/new-for-2013-peterson-balkan-delight-pipe-tobacco-50g-tin

 

jpmcwjr

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Reading Pease's article describing in some detail both strains of Latakia is worthwhile. Read it this morning, and here is a link to it. Link is to left of this sentence. On my laptop, it doesn't show up well, and I don't think I can bold it with the tags.

 

mso489

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Syrian Lat will be back, although how much horror the population will suffer before that happens, I can only dread to imagine. It's a good cash crop, and when the country leadership stops killing its citizenry and the murderous hoards of interlopers stops, people will again grow this cash crop. Soon, I hope.

 
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