BIG NEWS ABOUT OUR NYPC TOBACCO BLENDS!!!
See the PHOTOS section for photos of our new tins!
Just a quick word to let you know that all four of our storied blends
ARE back in business and, at the time of this posting, re-stocked and
available for sale at NYPC Tobacco Blends at http://www.pipesandcigars.com/brands/1736/new-york-pipe-club-blends/?type=Pipe+Tobacco.
As many of you know, if you have attempted to order at least two of our
wonderful NYPC Tinned Tobacco Blends from pipesandcigars.com in the
last 9 months or more you would have found that they have been
continually out of stock which was cause for much frustration. Our dear
friend and master blender of our tinned tobaccos, Russ Oulette, has
worked very hard to meet the demand for the blends however, due to his
new role and ever expanding responsibilities with pipesandcigars.com, it
became increasingly difficult for him to sufficiently meet that demand
and supplies have suffered. This is especially true of the two pressed
Virginia blends which are the most time consuming to produce.
After some valuable input, advice and suggestions from many of our own
NYPC members, upon having opportunity to sample the Sutliff versions,
Russ has communicated our recommended adjustments to Sutliff and as a
result, 192 tins of each blend were produced. The resulting inventory is
now back on the shelves of www.pipesandcigars.com!!!
With Sutliff driving production, we can be now assured that our blends
will be continuously available. It will also help keep the royalties
coming in to help fund club activities and tobacco tastings.
own Dan Silverstone, creator of our beautiful tin labels, has worked
with Russ to convert our tin labels to fit the new tin format. On that
note, we are also exploring the possibility of having our blends tinned
in the popular round Euro-style tins. Stay tuned for more info on that
as the story develops!
We are also in discussion about having our
blends be made available via other internet tobacco sales sources
besides pipesandcigars.com, which would open up sales to a greater
degree. And finally, we are also discussing having our blends be made
available in bulk form.
I am positive all this will work out
perfectly for us, as it has for many of Russ' own blends, as well as
other Pipe Club's and their tinned blends, which he created and are now
produced by Sutliff. This solution will enable Russ, via Sutliff, to
supply the demand for our wonderful NYPC tinned blends on a continuous
Again to reiterate, most importantly to me in all of this
is that, like Russ’ blends, our own NYPC Blends, will be made to Russ’
exacting specifications in every way. That means using the exact same
leaf quality, production processes and strict adherence to the recipes
that we as a club, along with Russ, have worked so hard to achieve over a
number of years. The only noticeable changes will be the tins
(containers themselves - and some great news regarding them will be
revealed soon - like utilizing the round Euro-style vacuum sealed tins
-) and the thickness of the cake slices, as they (Sutliff) have the
capacity to cut them thinner for easier prep – which is a good thing in
And, remember at some point in the future, with
Sutliff driving production, we can consider expanding our NYPC "NY State
of Mind Collection" series to new and interesting blends yet to come! I
am sure that we will be satisfied with the Sutliff versions and I look
forward to seeing them back on the shelves and in a briar, meerschaum or
corn cob bowl near you!!!