Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear Tupelo 2oz
Still in stock as of 7/28 - 10AM - This was a 20k tin run and I had some trouble ordering tins during the first 40 or so minutes after release, but I was able to get some. Other sites got way less and have already sold out, not surprising. SP is an international business -- you can look at the top right corner and translate the page into Japanese and Chinese, why are people surprised at overseas reviews? I'm sad that people can't use Google translate to enjoy what our Asian friends have to say, and heavily disappointed that xenophobia has crept into this site and the community in general-- great job /s. Reviews have been stellar so far, just like previous Sun Bear releases-- can't wait to enjoy this one.
Seattle Pipe Club - Hogshead 4oz
Guys as of 9:53AM EST I literally just bought a tin as it's now back in stock. FYI: This was a midnight release and it seemed to be sold out as of 2AM EST, but hey, let's lose our minds and start the crybaby train early. Good lord.
Cornell & Diehl - Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Well friends, it's 10:54AM on the East Coast for me and this gem is still not sold out after the 12am release. I'm amused considering how fast other small batches sold out. Could it be the fact that's it's a Balkan? Could it be that Virginia blends might just be more popular? Folklore got sold by the pound and this is an 8oz release, but was cheaper by the pound than that if you ordered 2 tins of this. This community is real funny to me and I just wanted to chime in and say that no one that shops here should have anything to complain about going forward regarding *limited* *small batch* releases. This time I guess it just wasn't what people wanted. Brennan needs a nap, their cringe projecting makes me feel embarrassed for them-- but rest assured I'm already fully bent buddy. No one cares if you're crying either, so you made me laugh with your juvenile tantrum<3. What's interesting about these small batch reviews is that they're mostly one and done. No one comes to review them as much when they sell out because it doesn't matter since no one will be able to buy it. Ken, you're looking for Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti, 'Michel Angelo' is not his whole name-- so many winners in these reviews.
Cornell & Diehl - Folklore 16oz
Another small batch, another large serving of tears
Can people not turn this space into another review bombing, sour grapes, petulant, pouty whiney kiddie parade? If you're familiar with these releases, you should know the drill by now and be aware that this stuff sells out fast, so maybe make plans to get it at release time if you want it. There appeared to be a window of three hours after release where it was in stock here (they even had a 1 per person limit). No one cares if you couldn't get it because you were asleep or can't tell time or live at the south pole and had a penguin yeet your alarm clock. Cheers to people that get it and enjoy it- looking forward to constructive reviews. I also look forward to the day when people like Gustavo, White Spot, and Robert grow up and realize that the world doesn't revolve around them and that SP sends emails days in advance with the time and date of these releases-- and that they're not going to change a process that moves their merchandise in record time just so you babies don't dampen your pillows with the tears of what could have been <3.
Tampers & Tools - Year of the Rooster Pewter Tamper
2021 is the year of the Ox, what am I missing?
Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear Black Locust 2oz
I'm truly in awe at the amount of people complaining here that are unable to read or tell time, are oblivious to what 'small batch' and 'limited run' means or implies, yet think they understand how e-commerce and business works. (There also was a 15 tin purchase limit my dudes). I hope the next small batch is flavored heavily with sour grapes and salty tears. I also hope SP removes all these inane reviews (mine included) so legitimate reviews aren't buried under baby's first experience on the internet. For the mensa members coming late: SP did not have the entire 10k allocation of tins and distributed this to other sites and brick and mortar shops (you can confirm this with a simple google search). I will definitely concede that a 12am ET release was not the most cash money or fairest way to release it, but I received multiple emails days in advance and prepared accordingly to make my purchases. Sorry guys, but better luck next time.
Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
Delicious and Incredible
I had a tin of this sitting around for a few years and just got around to popping it open. I'm disappointed that I had not tried this blend sooner, but having it with some age pretty much blows that disappointment out of the water. This blend is absolutely delicious, and I get deep, rich, fig and cocoa notes which maintain its flavor to the very end. Probably the first blend that I can't stop thinking about after finishing the bowl, so I've made sure to stock up moving forward. Definitely something I can smoke anytime or all day.
Orlik - Golden Sliced 50g
In my experience, this was one of the first flakes I had tried and probably the first brand that I could not put down. After letting the flake dry out for about 30 minutes, I would fold it, stuff it, and forget it. The smoke for me is just the right amount of sweetness, very smooth, and an overall pleasant experience start to finish. I am going to make sure I have some of this on hand unless I come across something to replace it.
Tobacco Jars - Smokingpipes Tobacco Jar
I bought two of these jars to store some ribbon-cut and flake tobaccos. There is a thick plastic seal on the lid and requires a satisfying amount of force to open and close-- the seal is fairly tight in my opinion, which I enjoy. I dropped a pocket humidifier inside one of my full jars and the tobacco has kept very well even even after a few months and is not too moist or dry. They are aesthetically pleasing on my table and the price is right for a jar of this size and quality.