Standards change, sure, but an appreciation for greatness endures. There are lots of solid blends that didn't make the list. There are also a number of blends on that list that have a considerable history, which if nothing else, shows that thay have endured (despite smoking 'trends'). And beyond that, there are a few on that list that are truly great, exemplars of the style.This is a great point conceptually. But is it beside the point that hardly anyone thinks these blends really are "gold standard" anymore? Are we just used to thinking they are because of branding and tradition, when actually most would probably say they're pretty mediocre at best?
It all gets me to thinking things like: will GL Pease blends one day command the same sort of reverence that House of Sobranie does? I doubt it, but it is interesting to speculate.
A fair point.I also doubt it, mainly because of the raw materials he locked himself in to. It reminds me of something my wife’s grandmother said about another family member’s choice of husband: “she drove her ducks to a poor market.”
McDonald's sells about 50 million burgers a year, but wouldn't make anyone's gold standard list for cuisine.Looking at the SmokingPipes.com list of top selling tinned tobacco #2 965, #3 EMP and #4 Nightcap. I don’t think we should ignore this.
Agreed. The name could be anything that anyone wants it to be. The tobacco, as it stands, should be on the list regardless of anything else.Regardless of their name, they were worthy enough to be on the list in 2018, even if they hadn't been made by the Dunhill family for a long time already then. As far as we know, they are the very same blends today as they were in 2018, regardless of the name. They are made by the same manufacturer according to the same recipe as far as we know. As a result, aren't they worthy enought to be on the list today, again, regardless of the name?
There was a gap of a year or two when Dunhill pipe tobacco left the market before Peterson reintroduced some of them. STG made them for Dunhill before the withdrawal and STG makes the current Petersons.
The folks that put the original list together have been discussing this for the last several days. Give us some time and it will be revised.
I did enjoy YOS, bit of a shame that it never made it to the Peterson lineup so far, but there's always the futureThanks! I've seen the tins with the Peterson logo, but never these blends with the Dunhill logo. I might have to head back there. Ye Olde Sign sounds interesting.