Stands & Pouches - Claudio Albieri 10th Anniversary 4 Pipe Bag
Feels somewhat silly to offer a review on a pipe bag of which 10 will ever be made, but with the observation that it is the same as his other 4 pipe bags, I suppose it will suffice. This is luxe storage perfection. Supple Italian leather speaks for itself. Claudio is a master of his craft. I've been through many a bag and most felt like a waste of money or simply contained nonsensical features that offered no security to the pipes I had lovingly stored within. This absolutely does. 4 amply-sized pipe compartments, ample room for cleaners, a spot for your tamper, a buttoned pouch to keep your lighter in and away from dinging your pipes, a pouch to hold a nice sized tin. It's almost as if I wished this bag into being. If you have some expendable income and need/want a bag that will make you really happy to own, you really can't go wrong with any of the products that Claudio makes, but especially this bag.
Cornell & Diehl - Folklore 16oz
To the guy from 1 star from Europe, how in the heck is that Smokingpipes fault? If you want something, make arrangements to get it. You snooze, you lose.
Cornell & Diehl - From Beyond 2oz
Was trying to summon our Lord Cthulhu but ended up ordering this instead. Please retool the summon ritual. Does not function properly as is. Ph’nglui mglw’nath Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear Black Locust 2oz
Limit your tin sales
3 per person first 24 hours. Basic marketing and consumerism. You get at minimum 333% more sales and store exposure. People will buy extra for free shipping. I tail on this every small batch release. Too many scalpers and resellers. Limit sales so more people get to try. Open the floodgates after 24 hours. God you guys suck.
Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue 7oz
Not my cup of tea
If you're going to review something, refrain from saying "well if you're a real pipe smoker, you'll like this". No, this hobby is all about enjoyment. If you want to buy a ton of pipes, and grumble over the nuances of this blend vs that blend, well...you're a pipe smoker. It's your hobby. If you want to smoke one blend in one pipe for your entire life because its the one you like? Go for it. You're a pipe smoker. Enjoy your hobby. Don't dig at someone else because they don't like what you like. All that being said, my review. Smells very strongly of an off-putting sweetness with an aromatic quality I can't place...maybe some kind of liqueur? Bitey off first light. I gave it an extra star because it packed well and burned well. Had a few relights, but nice white flaky ash after I was done. Anyway, I like an aromatic that I can identify and wrap my head around. This I could not and probably never will. If you like a straightforward flavor in your tobacco, stay far away from this. It's just confusing.