Rattray's: Old Gowrie (1) (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-1738

Rattray's "1" design is a hybrid shape of sorts, combining the voluptuous, tapering bowl of a Brandy with the paneled architecture of a Foursquare. Such a combination offers a full-bodied posture in hand that's made all the more intriguing and sturdy thanks to the rigid panels and accompanying ridgelines. The saddle stem helps place even more visual weight on the tall, muscular bowl, though the stem's lithe bend and the angled shank should allow for an effortless clench when smoking hands free.

Named after one of the Scottish marque's most popular tobaccos, Rattray's Old Gowrie series consists of 12 classic shapes finished in a dark-stained, light-depth sandblast. The designs are the same ones found in the Marlin line, offering six shapes that are more slender and filterless, while the other six are slightly stouter and designed to accommodate 9mm filters. Old Gowrie was one of Charles Rattray's favorite blends, the company's founder having named the mixture after an ancient province in Scotland just a few kilometers north of Perth. Designs within this series are modeled after old Rattray's shapes that were produced for Charles by renowned British pipe makers which he would sell in his shop and to international customers via his catalog. The finish and texture of the Old Gowrie line readily evokes comparisons to the dark, peaty soil of the Scottish Highlands and is a fitting homage to the historic company's early days.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.12 in./130.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Panel
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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