Neill's posted twice now on www.apassionforpipes.com about the Balkan Sobraine 759 Throwdown. I'm still such a pipe noob that it's silly and I wouldn't know Balkan Sobraine 759 from anything, but conceptually I love this!
Anyone have any thoughts?
I got some pouches of Balkan Sobranie off E-bay a couple of years ago and recently dug one out of the cellar. I was curious as to how old it might be? I don't believe it's more than a few years old and was probably brought over to the US from the EU, where I understand it was available until...
...and it's all thanks to our very own Brian (Sounds7). I feel like a real pipe smoker now. :D
I won't really review the tobacco because there's just enough for a couple bowls and I don't know if I can be objective enough. But it is really a fine tobacco, right up there with the best Balkan...
Well I picked up a few pouches a while back and I need to sell some to free up some cash.
I have 6, 50 gram pouches in total... I'd love to sell them all at once so here is what I've schemed up:
[email protected]$ a piece
[email protected]$16 a piece
Shipping will be between $5-7 for the lower 48 states...
I have one sealed pouch I would like to trade for 8 oz of butternut burley and a 50 gram tin of Frog Morton Across the Pond. The total is $17.86 plus the cost of shipping. If anyone is interested feel free to send me a pm. Thanks.
I've been very lucky finding popular and discontinued tobacco. However this one has been elluding me for sometime now. I know they pop up in ebay once in a while but prices in there is getting crazy.
In any case, I would like to trade for a tin. I have some discontinued tobacco to trade as...
1 sealed tin of 200 gr Balkan Sobranie Original Smoking Mixture. I am not sure of the age but the guy I bought it from says he had them since the 80's. 500 shipped. That comes out to 70 dollars per oz. Several 2 oz/50 gr tins were sold in Ebay between 200 to 325 dollars.
I accept MO and...
I have managed to get hold of some Balkan Sobranie from a friend, 5 x 50g pouches. It is the original manufactured at 13 Old Bond Street, and is apporximately 20years old (late 80's to early 90's).
I am looking for about $70 per pouch (thats still less than $3 per bowl, much cheaper than a...
I got a few to many of these at the moment and would like to try some other things. Willing to trade for other tins or cigars whatever. I have a few of these available (4). Just for clarifacation this is the newer stuff from "1 ropemaker st, london" it looks like the pouch on pipes2smoke...
BENDEDICTION TO THE MUSES:
Oh ye heavenly muses, if only for a moment adopt my mortal tongue and inspire within it the pointed insight requisite to describe this ineffably transcendent and divine tobacco. For without thy help, I do sincerely dread that the task before me will prove too great...
I hear everyone raving about this beloved, albeit lost, blend so I decided to go check it out on eBay. 100+ dollars for a 2oz tin?!? Is this tobacco really that good, or is it more of a collectible now? Sorry if this has already been asked, I didn't see it anywhere.
I have seen several auctions lately for BS in the 50g pouch, anybody tried this? It is much cheaper than in the tin, however I am sure that the plastic pouch doesn't do nearly the same job of preserving the tobacco.
Anyone have any experience with tin vs pouch sobranie?
Yes, this is the stuff.......the "holy grail" of Balkans!
I have 1 200 gram tin, sealed of Original and 1 200 gram tin of 759 for sale. These are from the early 90's.
As you know, this stuff is very expensive! a ONE OUNCE tin goes for $125 to $150!
These tins are over 6 1/2 ounces.
I finally looked it up.
- Cite This Source
So·bran·je [saw-brahn-yuh] Pronunciation Key -noun the national assembly of Bulgaria, consisting of a single chamber of elected deputies.
[Origin: < Bulgarian sŭbránie assembly]
I know this is a long shot. This baccy peaked my interest after reading about this (apparently) legendary blend. I found them in Ebay and a source in Switzerland. I figure someone from the jungle might have an extra tin or a couple of bowls that they are willing to let go.
I used to smoke the Balkan Sobranie ciarettes in the early 80s and tried the pipe tobacco back then as well. It appears that this stuff changed formulation in the 1980s then finally has been gone for 10 years or so. Of the blends that are designed to reproduce the taste of the early Sobranie...