Orlik - Dark Strong Kentucky 50g
Each pipe smoker has to discover that perfect blend that has all the qualities he/she is looking for in a pipe tobacco. for me, this is almost perfect, I want my tobacco to be a little sweet with just a smidge of top dressing...this blend has that. it has to smoke cool, with plenty of smoke... this blend has that. the tin note and room note have to be pleasing...This blend has that. this blend has all the qualities of a tobacco I am looking for, why do you ask is it just "almost Perfect" I haven't tried every blend of tobacco, there might be one better. if you enjoy pipe smoking, do yourself a favor and pick up a tin of this blend, you'll be glad you did.
Butera - Royal Vintage: Sweet Cavendish 50g
A Real Sleeper
This is a true Cavendish blend, you can taste the Virginia's but the green river takes center stage. when I opened the tin, the moisture level was just right, ready to smoke, it is smooth, and fills your mouth with a sweet, creamy smoke that last throughout the smoke, my only complaint is it smoked a little hot, so this is a sipper. Woops, sorry got to go, it's time to re-order another tin of this wonderful blend.
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Aged Haddo's Delight
- ► Hey Ted, I just read your blog about Haddo's Delight, and I just recently opened one of 4 tins that have been cellaring for 9 years. My experience was similar, I found that the entire smoke had mellowed, and I found it creamier, the perique had mellowed, but the fruit flavors had become more prominent.
- ► Hey Ted, a quick question, I am getting back into smoking a pipe after a couple years, and was wondering there is a huge selection of different tobacco's, and I want to try them all, but how should I go about it? should I purchase 1 tin at a time, finish that tin, then move to the next, or should I purchase several at a time, what are your thoughts?
- ► Sorry to be asking you so many questions, but here is another one. can you describe for me your general smoking routine for a day? do you smoke just one pipe a day, or several, do you smoke just 1 tobacco a day or several, my routine is I will smoke 2 bowls of the same type of tobacco, clean that pipe then move to another pipe for 2 more bowls, then clean that one. I have about 20 pipes, so I have enough to let the first 2 I smoked rest while I smoke others in my rotation. just want to make sure I am doing it right.
Communal Tobaccos: An Uncommon Workplace Problem
- ► Adam, I read your blog, and there might be a solution coming your way, I built what I call a cellaring Cabinet, and it should arrive today but more likely tomorrow to Smokingpipes.com. It is designed to hold 24 8oz ball canning jars so when you guys open a tin, and you would like to share the tobacco with fellow employees, just put the tobacco in one of the canning jars, label it, then put it into the Cabinet, which I am hoping Joshua (who has been my contact) puts in a central location there in your offices.