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Romeo y Julieta - Reserva Real Corona
Pleasant
A very pleasant, mild cigar that you, yes, will smoke down to the nub. I completely agree with the other review that stated the same statement for that is what happened while smoking this cigar. It is a true pleasure to be with and highly recommend.

Ashton - Classic Panetela
All Day Choice
Yes, this is a mild cigar but also one that is lively. There were moments throughout smoking that gave punchy, spiced, pleasures that allows the smoker to consider this stick as a long life everyday smoke, all day. I am throughly surprised and amazed by the construction, draw, and pleasure this cigar gave and I would highly recommend this smoke to anyone looking for a truly exciting small ring gauge cigar that gives fully and never disappoints.

Serino - Elenor Rose Lady
Unique, nice draw
I enjoyed this cigar better than the Serino, Elenor Rose Eagle based mainly on the extra length and small ring gauge. Other than those two notes, everything else with this cigar was a true pleasure to sit with and will be ordering more in the future as available, strong 4 star cigar.

San Cristobal - Elegancia Corona
Amazing, Great Mild Cigar
This is cigar that is well balanced, mild, soothing, and one I really did not want to put down. The draw was perfect, the construction spot on, and the burn was even down to the nub. This is a keeper and a cigar I would happily recommend to anyone from novice to a well season veteran connoisseur.

Oliva - Serie V Belicoso
Lovely
This is a very good, full strength cigar with perfect draw and flavors. I found throughout smoking this cigar, the richness and body just kept getting better and I did not look forward to stop smoking. I am going to buy more of these.

Tatuaje - Cohete Habano
Bad draw, Inconsistent, Five & Dime packaging
One of the worst cigars based on draw and inconsistency ever smoked. I would not take another one of these if given as a gift, garbage. Oh, the way this was package and sent thru the mail completely five and dime, a zip lock bag with a Boveda control pack wrapped in bubble wrap and nothing else, pathetic. I know, that did not help the cigars at all as the wrapper on one was falling off during smoking. Whomever, thought that was a good idea needs correcting. You have humidor bags with your logo and I'd suggest you continue to use those and nothing else. If the packaging of the cigars continues along those lines, I will not be buying anymore from here. How about next time you have a little respect for the products selling and how they are arriving to the consumer. What a complete, total disgrace SP.

Sutliff - 526 - Old Professor
Unique
This is very mild, so much that you will begin to feel irritated with the experience of smoking this blend of tobacco. The flavor is nice, pleasant, and very appealing, that's the plus side. What is present here is a very well complex blend that has a unique balance. You would swear a total failure is about to happen but never does, which is very appealing, but confused at the same time. The words that come to mind is stubborn refusal to fail and appease. That is the beauty of this tobacco and that is the true joy of the blend. I'll have nothing more or less to say about the description or flavor. It is the experience of smoking this tobacco and I will tell anyone this final note. Place this blend packed tight in a very deep bowl and slowly smoke. Any other way, you will have a deep disappointment. A shallow bowl, not tightly packed, will be a horrible experience; a feeling a missing out on its uniqueness. Also, allowing this to age a little, like a couple of months, is also going to bring to life the complexity that is beautiful.

Herrera Esteli - Habano Robusto Grande
Decent, middle of the road, nothing fancy
If you are looking for a really good middle of the road cigar that smokes decent at a great price, then this is a good pick. As far as, looking for something magical to happen on the lines of flavor or something mysterious that brings anything hidden, then look towards something different. Nice draw and somewhat decent burn but I have had better, 3-3 1/2 stars for a rating.

Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd
Tranquil, Cool Burning
Bought this tobacco over a month ago and just got around to smoking this and wow. Upon lighting this tobacco, instantly felt at ease which is amazing and unlike most blends. My only regret is, I did not give this tobacco a chance sooner. It is truly amazing and one that I have enjoyed tremendously. The taste is superb along with the nice, soothing burn that is very mediative and calming. It is strong and well balanced latakia tobacco, which is a plus. It could easily be a blend that someone could smoke all day everyday, especially if you are like myself and enjoy an occasional good cigar. I am going to go ahead and state this blend is now, another favorite that I shall keep in stock to enjoy, thank you Cornell & Diehl.

Amphora - Virginia Blend 1.75oz
Solid Virginia, Relaxing
I've never tried anything from this brand before and was surprised on the balance this brought, along with sweetness of the Virginia. This is an easy to load, non bite, even, and cool burning Virginia tobacco that is very good. I will continue to buy here and there for what it offers, nice aftertaste which is soothing. I do recommend allowing to dry 15-20 minutes before smoking, but that is not for everyone. It is perfectly just fine straight from the pouch just a little on the moist side for my taste.

Books - The Peterson Pipe: The Story of Kapp & Peterson
Peterson Pipes
A very nice history into the company of Peterson Pipes and a must have for anyone who loves Peterson pipes as I do. This edition is well written and very captivating in its dictation, and leaves the reader understanding, clearly why this is an award winning piece, thank you.

Books - About Smoke: An Encyclopaedia of Smoking
Dunhill Pipes, nice edition
A nice edition to the library that contains just about everything you could possible want to read. This edition, is well presented and thoughtfully composed to give everyone, regardless of your knowledge about pipes, a very good understanding about the history of Dunhill, then and now. I would truly recommend this edition to anyone, regardless if they are interested in pipes or not. It is a true treasure and fair price for what is offered, thank you

Books - The Pipeman's Daily Fare
Horrible, not poetry
You know this is going to be bad when the publisher and the so called poet give instruction on how to read it from the very beginning. That is a clear indication the work is not good and the only ones who are blowing smoke are those two together, out of their own butts. Horrible read and not poetry at all. These are just ramblings trying to be poetry and its was a horrible attempt. I hope, Asaad G. Bachaalani, knows now he is not a poet, and never tries again to write verse and/or prose, total crap.

Davidoff - Primeros Classic
Very Simple, nice taste
I truly love short cigars and my all time favorite from Davidoff comes from their Aniversario line, Entreacto, which of course is not offered from SP but maybe in the future that will change. In the past, I always looked over this line offered in a tin for no other reason as I was looking for something a little better in taste and strength. I was a little surprise what this offered and would recommend for a very quick smoke. These cigars are one that I might order again for that simple low cost pleasure that is very basic and nothing too flashy in taste and/or appearance. There is nothing wrong with these cigars.

Serino - Elenor Rose Eagle
Pleasant and soothing
Really enjoyed sitting with this cigar, the subtle floral accents and the smooth draw made it a true pleasure. This cigar is not too strong and not too mild, just right and will be ordering more in the near future. This is a strong 3 3/4 to 4 star cigar.

Stands & Pouches - Woodmere 6 Pipe Stand Teak
Small footprint, Ideal
I truly love the small footprint this stand provides over all the other stands that I own which are quite large. This stand is well made and fits the needs that I was looking for to display my pipes for its intended uses, thank you. I am probably going to be buying more in the future, as I have other plans in mind for these stands.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Pipemaster Clean and Cure 2oz
Simple, well made
Does the job perfectly for me and I have always used this over other brands. A very well made, simple solution for a spot on clean.

Lighters - Zippo Cornell & Diehl Pipe Lighter 2022
A personal treasure
Being a lover of Zippo lighters for most of my life and a true follower of Cornell & Diehl tobacco for the other half of life, celebrating 30 years of this tobacco company just seem like a nice fit to own this lighter. I truly love it and will cherish it for a lifetime, thank you.

Granger - Granger 7oz
Old Friend
If there was one blend where a choice was made for life tobacco, than I would choose this or SWR and feel happy in the choice. I have always felt good sitting with this tobacco and that is the most important thing that anyone or anything can offer. This is a blend that is comforting to me no matter the season and leaves me with a feeling of contentment.

Books - Still Searching for Pipe Dreams (2 Bonus Chapters)
Snooze Fest
This is not a good read and a very poor follow up from the first book. I found this a very boring, non-engaging, and flat out dull. After reading the first few essays, and they were a struggle to get through, I could not help but notice all the skimming that was taking place and could not stop doing so. That is a dead indication this is a bad read and there is nothing you can do but accept that fact and move forward. Here is the only thing that I can take away from this book and it is a remark from Mark Twain, "the most important factor in describing a good smoking pipe is whether you like it--that's all that counts." Well, I wish that was the same for this book, did not like it at all.

Books - In Search of Pipe Dreams - Rick Newcombe
Good Read
Throughly enjoyed the book and this is coming from someone that is not into pipe collecting, or knows anyone that is into pipe collecting. This is not just a book that is focused on this topic and forgets about everything else associated with pipe smoking. It covers the entire arena and is a very friendly, opinionated work that is not judgmental on any level. I also, enjoyed learning more about the high end pipe craftsman that are still very strong to this day. This book is a good beginning into that subject and one that I truly lean towards in this life. A nice easy read and one that I love recommend to any interested in pipes in general, thank you.

Books - Pipes and Tobacco - J. W. Cundall
Pipes & Tobacco
A highly recommended read and one that I am glad to have partaken in for the moments that I did. Though, I cannot fathom the time and means of research the author went through to arrive at such a book, based on the current measures we have available today. That thought alone , makes this quite an impressive feat accomplished and a rare one.

Missouri Meerschaum - The Elf Cobbit
Perfect
One of the best cob pipes ever own and would highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a mid length churchwarden that smokes well and easy on the wallet. I cannot see why I would not own several of this version and nothing more for a cob, personally. It is truly a pleasure and a delight.

Tampers & Tools - Rubber Pipe Bits (2 pack)
Divine
Without these walking around with a pipe in your mouth like I like to do is absolutely unbearable. I will always have these around and shall be buying more just to have on hand.

Stands & Pouches - Woodmere 2 Pipe Stand Teak
Churchwarden Pipe Stand
This stand is the perfect solution for churchwardens pipes, and/or, any pipes with a tall bowl. The overall size of the stand is idea, small footprint, which allows for ease of placement just about anywhere in the home, which is huge for me. This item is highly recommended and will gladly purchase again.

Peter Stokkebye - PS17 English Luxury
A true personal gem, favorite
A true well rounded blend that mixed with other variants of Virginia's and Burley makes a bold, yet savory smoke that is perfect for the fall and winter season. This is the way that I use this blend, not as a go to on its own, but mixed with other flavors for the fall and winter months as a day to day, all day smoke. Yes, this is one particular blend, already made on its own, that is kept on hand in the cellar for the purpose just mentioned. I would highly recommend for everyone to pick some up and have some fun in your own way.

Cornell & Diehl - Bright Virginia Ribbon
Solid, true Virginia
My go to when I just want a good strong, natural Virginia. Truly love and keep on hand.

Cornell & Diehl - Dark Burley
Solid Burley
Strong, solid burley at a very low price.

Low Country - Natural Virginia & Burley
Nice, Simple, and Basic
Good solid smoke on its own and nothing else. There is nothing fancy here. Most of the time house blends are just that, simple, nice and basic.

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night
Small Indulgent
This is a blend that I love to grab from time to time and it is truly a pleasure to enjoy. Another one that is kept in the cellar and glad that is it there.

Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany
Heavenly, dry smoke with no bite
This is one blend that I always have on hand in a lb. in the cellar for it has all that is necessary, a dry smoke with no bite. Every time that I sit with this tobacco, a subtle peace enters and all is right for the moment. It is a good all day smoke, but also one that is perfect to start/end the day with if that is only time can allow. This is a must for anyone and would highly recommend regardless of your taste. It will convert even the harshest of critics, give it a chance and see for yourself. Over the years, I have come to notice that allowing this tobacco to cellar for a couple of months in a jar before smoking really brings forth a flavor to cherish even more so than straight buy to pipe.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Tapered Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
BJ Long, the best
The only pipe cleaners will use for they do the best job. You cannot go wrong with this product

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Churchwarden Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
Perfect
Does the job required and does a damn fine one at that. Will be buying more in the future.

Cornell & Diehl - White Burley
Burley Lover
Being a lover of all burley as a whole, I found this to be very pleasant, bold enough tobacco to start the day with straight, and requiring nothing further.

Low Country - Natural Virginia
Natural Virginia
Pleasant smoke that is good straight or used as a blender. It smokes evenly and leaves a very pleasant aroma that is common with Virginia. The price that it is offered you cannot beat and it is a cut that is easy to load.

Prince Albert - Prince Albert 14oz
A true pleasure
Grew up with this blend, smoking and being with others who chose nothing else no matter what the name or the experience. It is an old time classic and classics never die.

Peter Stokkebye - PS701 Virginia
Soothing Smoke
Beautiful color, aroma is nice. This is good for a blender and perfectly good straight on its own, burns evenly, nice after taste, and is just a nice soothing, everyday Virginia.

Ashtrays - Cork Knocker Wooden Ashtray
Indian Walnut Lover
One of the best ashtrays for pipes that I have owned and will never part with it. It is a true gem and a reasonable purchase that is going to hold for a very, very long time, which I love.

Tampers & Tools - Low Country Reamer
Big Knife
I have enjoyed this throughly and will have in my bag of tools as a necessity, thank you.

Tampers & Tools - Czech Pipe Tool
Necessary
Great buy for the money and does the job. I had to buy another due to loss of the other. It does hold up over long periods of time if you do not to lose it.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Obsidian Pipe Stem Oil 18ml
Priceless
This product is an absolute must have for all vulcanite pipe stems to ensure their longevity. You will not be disappointed.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Bristle Tapered Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
Go To Cleaners
The very best that is offered for all pipe cleaning needs and other applications. You cannot go wrong with the quality. Amazing!!!

Sir Walter Raleigh - Regular 7oz
Old Trustworthy Pal
One of the brands started out with long time ago and still rely upon to this day as a trusted, favorite smoke. It is a brand that is reliable and savory straight from the can without much attention. Just like an old trustworthy pal, I shall never get tired of this cut or its flavor.

Ashton
Classic Panetela

$10.00
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Oliva
Serie V Belicoso

$9.33
007-067-0077

Serino
Elenor Rose Eagle

$9.19
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Cornell & Diehl
Billy Budd

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Cornell & Diehl
Constellation

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Mac Baren
7 Seas Regular

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Peter Stokkebye
PS17 English Luxury

Currently Out of Stock
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Granger
Granger 7oz

Currently Out of Stock
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Sir Walter Raleigh
SALE! 
Regular 7oz

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Cornell & Diehl
Epiphany

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Peter Stokkebye
PS701 Virginia

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    About Barling Pipes: A Pocket Guide
  • ► Wonderfully written article and one that I cannot stop reading over and over again. It is truly a pleasure to come across material such as this and hope to continue to see more in the future. Thanks again, Davin
    Popular Stem Materials in Early French Pipe Making
  • ► Another article that is worth attention and a read that turns over again and again. I do enjoy the material this young man is producing and hopes he continues to do so with the same vigor and passion that is currently being displayed for all to enjoy. Many thanks, Davin.
    The Tradition and Smoking Comfort of Churchwarden Pipes
  • ► Totally agree with the brands mention if looking for a churchwarden. I was very pleased to see Vauen included in that list, old world German construction is very good in that part of the world and one that is rich with heritage and tradition for a modern time. Many thanks for the good read, Davin.