G. L. Pease - Spark Plug 2oz
"Just a little deuce coupe with a flathead mill"...
Although Mr. Pease and I differ somewhat on what defines a great se of wheels, one thing we can agree on is that Spark Plug is the most delicious, memory-evoking creation he has ever produced. Order yourself a few tins of this marvelous stuff, sharpen your plug knife, and be transported back in time. "She's ported and relieved and she's stroked and bored...
G. L. Pease - Westminster 2oz
Broad Bowled Delight
This English tobacco is delicious, plain and simple. Best enjoyed in a broad bowl pipe (Pete 606, Sav 320), from the smokey first half to the creamy finish, this is in a class of it's own.
Three Nuns - Three Nuns 1.75oz
Like a good Irish whiskey.
Three Nuns is as different to many other Virginia tobaccos as a fine Irish Whiskey is to Bud Light, which is to say this will not be for everyone, but if you prefer something different occasionally this is certainly worth the try. Sipped slowly from a tall- bowled dublin or billiard, this is a true delight.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 1.75oz
The Real Deal
I've been smoking pipes for 53 years(started out snitching my Dad's Sir Walter) and I can honestly say this is among the top three of the 20-plus tobacco blends I have in my cellar. Take a couple of flakes, let them dry for about 10 minutes, rub them out, fill a broad-chambered pot, light er up, and Heaven is just a couple of puffs away!!
Kramer's - Father Dempsey 50g
Giant-killer English Blend
It is amazing and gratifying that a wonderful blend, that Father Dempsey is, was born in a small American tobacco shop. This blend is superior to many that are produced by huge corporations. It is one of the very best English Blends on the market. Hats off to the Kramer Family.
G. L. Pease - Cairo 2oz
Once again Greg Pease has worked his magic with this great Virginia blend. If you have reached the point where all English blends have the same Latakia taste, try Cairo for a refreshing change of pace. You will definitely not be disappointed. Lip-smackkin good.
Peterson - Old Dublin 50g
Very tasty English blend.
This is one of the best English blends on the market. If sipped in a pot shape it is good to the bottom of the bowl.
Pipe Smoking Stereotypes
- ► Another wonderful subject and article, Chuck. My dad had a dozen or so Kaywoodie pipes when I was a young kid back in the early 50's and I always watched him with curious admiration when he filled them with Sir Walter Raleigh out of the tin can and lit them with wooden kitchen matches(he eventually graduated to a Zippo). I remember thinking how wise my dad appeared compared to the other kid's dads who hurriedly puffed away on their smelly cigarettes. I suppose it was quite natural for me to purchase my first pipe when I was 18 and, yes, it was a Kaywoodie dublin shape. Although my motive was probably to appear wise and confident as my dad, I found that I really enjoyed the taste of pipe tobacco and the beauty of pipes of different shapes. I am now an old man of 74 years and a dedicated pipe smoker for five and a half decades, and although no one has ever accused me of being wise and confident I'm OK with that. Over the years I have managed to accumulate a large collection of pipes of all shapes, sizes and costs but my most favorite are my dad's 1940's and 1950's Kaywoodies . No, I don't smoke them, but about once or twice a year I take them out of their storage box and admire their sight and smell and once again I am that kid in 1953 admiring my Dad.GOW