Rattray's: Old Gowrie (3) (9mm)

Product Number: 002-599-3258

Featuring a robust shank and bulbous bowl, Rattray's "3" shape is a hearty take on the straight Apple. The stout proportions of the shank do well to match the bowl's broad, low-set waistline — meaning there's plenty of insulation around the chamber and room to accommodate a 9mm filter in the tenon and mortise. While the "3" is not as lengthy as the Scottish marque's "30" Apple, hewing closer to their "108," this design offers a more substantial presence in hand and a deeper tobacco chamber.

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: 5.77 in./146.56 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Other
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