Rattray's: Old Gowrie (7)
Product Number: 002-599-2958
Rattray's "7" straight Billiard is a trim, slender, and compact take on the timeless shape-chart standard. It's one of the smallest Billiard renditions offered by the Scottish marque, being significantly less robust and shorter than their muscular "148" and "5" designs and featuring dimensions similar to the "109." The "7" offers well-balanced proportions and is impressively lightweight, making it well suited for clenching or for carrying in a pocket.
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.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.30 in./134.62 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Other