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Swinging Southpaw

P&C's Battle of the Blends pits two tobaccos against each other, and you get to vote for your favorite by submitting a review. Best of all, you get both tobaccos at a bargain price. We'll tabulate the votes and announce the winner at a later time.

This Battle of the Blend presents Swinging Southpaw. First up we have Peter Stokkebye 31 Optimum, a mixture of fruit essence and creamy vanilla, which has been a fan favorite. Second we have H&H Signature Summer Harvest, which gives you notes of vanilla, honey and dark fruits. What we need now is for you to take both of these items and let us know who you believe is the best. Purchase them together at a low cost and crown the champion of Swinging Southpaw. 

Swinging Southpaw Bout includes: 

(1) 3oz Bag of Peter Stokkebye 31 Optimum

(1) 3oz Bag of Hearth & Home Signature Summer Harvest

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PackIn StockPriceQtyCart
Pipe Tobacco SamplerOut Of Stock$10.99 Notify
Hearth & Home Signature Summer Harvest Shipping Constraints
Per OZBackordered Notify$3.60
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Price:
1-3
$3.60
4-7
$3.58
8-15
$3.36
16+
$3.18
Peter Stokkebye 31 Optimum Shipping Constraints
Per OZIn Stock$2.49
Quantity:
Price:
1
$2.49
2-3
$2.36
4-7
$2.23
8-15
$2.10
16+
$2.01
Shipping Constraints:
  • These items cannot be shipped to a Washington state address.
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Overall Rating4.3 out of 5 Based on 46 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Swinging Southpaw”

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5 Star
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3 out of 5
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Showing 1-46 of 46 Reviews
5 out of 5
policy change
Has the management changed at P & C? Many of the policies regarding the client have been altered; I utilized P&C for years because of its previous policies. I do not understand the reasoning behind the changes of something successful, unless, of course, there is new management. However, I still prefer the previous client-P&C policies.
4 out of 5
Nice
Nice
3 out of 5
Decent Smoke
I actually had a bowl last night and enjoyed the response of my family with the room essence.
4 out of 5
good
good
3 out of 5
good but not great
good but not great
4 out of 5
P.S Optimum
Very pleasant aromatic from Peter Stokkebye. Smooth and delicious without being overly sweet. A subtle taste reminds me of flavored cigars I've tried. Not as well balanced as 1Q but certainly an excellent aromatic. Give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed, especially with the price.
4 out of 5
Optimum by Stokkebye
An excellent Aromatic with good quality tobacco. Although somewhat weak in flavor, it still is a worthy blend for those that like sweet aro's.
5 out of 5
great flavor
Has excellent flavor. It came a little wet but after leaving it in an old jar for a few weeks, it dried out just enough for it to be light well
4 out of 5
Really digging this one
Not as bold as some others, but a good all day smoke. Not cloying like many bulk aromatics.
4 out of 5
Nicely niched nicotine
This is my work-a-day aromatic, and it's great for what it is - a light, sweet bowl I can contentedly puff while my hands and brain are busy with other things. It was goopy out of the gate (which makes tongue bite inevitable, imho) but after a short seven week sit it's just about right. Packs perfectly, stays lit and burns fairly cleanly. I smoke aromatics in the shop and English blends in the evenings, and therefore pay less attention to my pipes during the day, but 31 Optimum refuses to smolder in the background. Every so often I'll get a puff that has a beautiful creamy finish that grabs my brain and says, "That's why you smoke aros." Not the greatest most distinctive legendary bowl, but for an inexpensive daily smoker it's awesome.
3 out of 5
Okay
It’s okay. But I find it’s better mixed with Mclleland Georgian Creme.
3 out of 5
Not bad
Decent Aero
5 out of 5
Harvest blend
Nice smooth flavorful
5 out of 5
Just wonderful
Tastes like the summer.
5 out of 5
Good but dry
The bulk bag I received was quite dry and a little bit pulverized. It still burns though and the aroma and flavor are good. Would have been better if it was moist like it should be.
4 out of 5
very nice blend
very nice blend
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Mild, with an interesting flavor. Good change of pace
3 out of 5
'twas aight
Meh. I'm glad I inherited this instead of purchasing it. It wasn't bad but as another reviewer pointed out there were a lot of things going on flavour wise. I smoked through two ounces of this before writing this review and only two of the bowls were memorable. I don't know if maybe I was in the right mood or I packed it extra special. For the most part I just stuck this in a cheap Italian pipe and puffed away between work shifts. Good enough to unconsciously smoke but not memorable.
5 out of 5
PS 31
2nd go round on this. Much less vanilla. Nice and fruity without that dreaded cassia berry. This is my go-to aromatic now.
3 out of 5
Nice flavorfull aromatic
Fruit small in the pouch and also in the room note. I have nothing detrimental to say for the blnd only that there are other blends I enjoy more.
5 out of 5
great
This product really exceeded my expectations.
2 out of 5
Peter Stokkebye 31 Optimum
Did not care for, too much bite.
4 out of 5
Great Mild Smoke, But a Little Light on Aroma.
Mild but is a little lacking on aroma. To add aroma, I discovered that cutting in Peter Stokkebye Old English gives it a unique aroma. To retain the mildness, I cut in only about one part Old English (4:1 ratio). That adds a wonderful unique aroma of Old English, without the burn. After trying out a variety of blends, the 4:1 (Optimum:Old English) blend is now my smoke going forward.
4 out of 5
Gentle and Nice
I smoked several bowls of this before this review because if I wrote one after a bowl or two I would not have ranked this one that high. Such a bouquet of flavors in this that its hard to pick out just one. Give it time to grow on you and you'll be rewarded with a gentle, flavorful all day smoke.
3 out of 5
Signature Summer Harvest
I thought it was about a 3.I haven't found a 8 yet.
4 out of 5
Autumn's Layaway
Before I get to reviewing the tobacco, I would like to thank P&C for the great packaging and prompt service! When I first opened Summer Harvest I indeed felt that initial 'season's bounty' in the aroma. The tobacco itself looks very nice and has a beautiful melange to it. The cut was perfect for my needs. The moistness was a little on the dry side, but it still achieved its nice mellow smoking purpose. The flavor intensity is truly mellow allowing for a smooth and subtle fruity taste experience. Overall it is an enjoyable smoke and worth endeavoring upon any autumn eve! The nicotine strength was a nice touch as well.
5 out of 5
A VERY FRUITY MILD AROMATIC.
A VERY FRUITY MILD AROMATIC. I WILL BUY IT AGAIN!
5 out of 5
Very Enjoyable
Pleasant aroma in the tin and in the room, yet the great tobacco flavor still comes through. I will definitely order this again.
5 out of 5
Great aromatic for those starting out or for the experienced pipers.
What a wonderful aromatic! The room note was a huge, huge hit with our family over Independence Day Weekend and the flavors are fantastic for me, a win-win!
4 out of 5
Must try aromatic.
Peter Stokkebye never disappoints and this one is no exception to that rule. I really enjoy this as an everyday aromatic smoke. I detected several different flavors to include just a hint of smokey cherry flavor. I would buy this again.
5 out of 5
Very well done.
You cant go wrong here.
5 out of 5
Very Nice
nice stuff. I really enjoyed it.
5 out of 5
A grand slam
I just had my first bowl of this, it was an OMG moment. The makers of this should have a great seller in this one. Job well done. As for P & C, I order this on a tuesday morning and it arrived 24 hours latter. You have set the record for efficiency that no one can compete with.
5 out of 5
Another winner from Russ
Nice fruity flavor, no bite, no goop, burns consistent. A great all day smoke for the warmer months!
5 out of 5
PS Optimum
I have been smoking this blend for about 15 years, I have tried several other blends and always come back to Optimum. Probably will never smoke anything else, mild, clean burning and a pleasant aroma, even for non smokers.
5 out of 5
Smooth, mellow, no bite.
I found the scent of both the tobacco and smoke to be something of a fresh-cut wood. It reminded me of the smell of new cabinets years ago when I was house hunting newly-built homes. An exceedingly pleasant aroma, smooth and steady that burns well, so you don't have to relight it 100 times, but doesn't keep burning when you out your pipe down. I received a 2oz sample from within the 5-Day Sampler. I'm just a working stiff kind of guy who smokes Captain Black regularly, but I'll be ordering mor Summer Harvest.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
I have tried several Stokkebye products, and the are excellent. I especially like the 31 Optimum because of its mildness.
4 out of 5
Too mild for me
Topping is a sensual, vanilla forward witches brew with fruit under tones. Very mild all day smoker. Too lite for me. Four stars for a pleasant tobacco. Age when smoked: Fresh.
5 out of 5
Perfect!
This is an example of a classic Danish blend done to perfection! No perceivable top note; just the smooth, sweet and nutty flavers of the constituent tobaccos. I Iike it so much, I re-ordered a pound! -- Roben
5 out of 5
heartn & home just keep getting better and better
it was very smooth, inticing aroma and i would purchase it again.
5 out of 5
heartn & home just keep getting better and better
it was very smooth, inticing aroma and i would purchase it again.
5 out of 5
Excellent products. Reasonable prices.
I am enjoying the Stokkebye 31 and plan to order some more. Perhaps explore some other blends as well. Thank you.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke.
Great aroma, not as sweet as golden dansk 48, I enjoy black Cavendish tobacco and this hits the mark. Cool smoking with no bite. Pleasing room note, and burns completely to a white ash. Great value comparable to Tinderbox Chartwell. Is definitely a regular purchase. Thanks P&C.
4 out of 5
My Optimum choice.
Optimum is one of my favorite all day smokes. I was lucky enough to find it at my local B&M and purchased 2oz. To try it out. A few hours later I was back for half a pound. Now that I see I can buy it hear in bulk for less I will probably include it in my next order. It's a smooth smoking great tasting blend with just the right mix of Cavendish and vanilla/fruit flavor to be enjoyable with a coffee or something a little stronger in the evenings.
4 out of 5
Optimum lives up to its name.
Received my Optimum recently. Finally tried it today. Wow! This is a great blend. Been smoking Nougat. Will definitely be keeping Optimum onhand. Extremely smooth, tasteful and aromatic.
5 out of 5
buy in volume and save
optimum is by far my favorite daily smoke. sure I enjoy a late night dunhill and I have gotten many enjoyable batches of "best of the rest". but by buying the optimum in bulk at such a low price and storing it till I need some, I never run out. I live on the remote coast and delivery is a fantastic convenience .
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