Mac Baren - Burley: London Blend 100g
Easy going first class smoke. light easy room note. Nice taste light chocolate flavor stays lite very well very cool even when I pushed it. It's too bad that this is it's last run!!!!!
Prince Albert - Prince Albert 14oz
My grandpa's Favorite
I vividly remember grandpa giving us his empty tins, I have his favorite kaywoodie pipe In my collection. And not a bad smoke 25 years later when I tried it !!!
Borkum Riff - Bourbon Whiskey 1.5oz
Again can you say Switzer Sweet!!!!!!!!!
Cigar Accessories - Boveda 60g Humidity Control Packet-72%
No need to worry about moisture levels. Right on, back when I smoked cigars this product never failed me!!!!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Classic Tamper Aqua
It's great, holes keep air to the smoldering tobacco works very well!!
Pipe Accessories - Claudio Albieri 1 Pipe Leather Magnetic Stand Russet
The pipe will almost always fall over, very hard to get the perfect balance to stand up.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Paragon Wax 1oz
First Class Wax
I use it on my smooth finish pipes, nice shine stands up well, I love it!!!!!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - B. J. Long Churchwarden Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
I wish they were a little thicker.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - PIPNET Pipe Reamer
The best reamer I've ever used.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Pipe Brush w/Nylon Bristles
Long lasting, Cheap, Works very well what more could you ask for!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Peterson Tapered Pipe Cleaners (50 Pack)
No shed, right size,snow white. I use these cleaners as a last pass to see if any trace of foul remains, perfect
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Rattray's Thin Caber Tamper Dark Bamboo
Pick not designed to stay on very good. A little rubber ring holds it in place, once that ring is gone it will fall out at will. In my case the ring stayed in for about 30 days, Tsuge's tamper screws in place a far better design!!!!
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
One of the all time Great's
All Time Classic Superior!!!!!
Germain - Eighteen Twenty 50g
First Class Smoke, very hard to come by. So rare I've all but gave up on ever getting it again.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Premium Shank Brush
Not only power cleans my shanks but also works very well as a bowl cleaner after I smoke!!!!
Captain Black - Original 12oz
My Very First Pipe Tobacco
I know better now, So many better choices out there, this stuff is to pipe tobacco what switzer sweets is to cigars!!!!!!!!!!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Red Style
A Good Smoke
A nice medium strength smoke, stays lit well but will burn a little fast. A good all around choice!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake
A nice change of pace
This Tobacco is a nice change of pace for me. I smoke it 2 or 3 bowls a week. I've tried to smoke it more, the more I smoke it the less I like this one, It's like my taste buds get use to It. But yes It's got a good chocolate taste and is the best chocolate flake that I have smoked!
Lighters - Dunhill Unique Gold Plate
NOT A PIPE LIGHTER
Dunhill with it's great business sense no longer makes pipe lighters. This lighter doesn't have a angled flame.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Brigham Rock Maple Insert (8 Pack)
Mine Got Stuck
Savinelli's system is far better!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Tsuge Bamboo Tamper
I like to use it when smoking my Bamboo pipes, It adds a little elegance without spending $150!!!
Pipe Accessories - 2 Pipe Stand
Truth In Advertising
Nice little pipe stand well made.
Pipe Accessories - 6 Pipe Stand
No frills pipe stand that works. I tend to put my money into tobacco, and pipes, I don't need a $100 stand to show off my pipes. It works for me.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Obsidian Pipe Stem Oil 15ml
SO FAR SO GOOD
I was lucky enough to snag two early 1980 Savinelli Autographs unsmoked that still have the golden autograph on the stems. And so far so good, you can't buff the stems without losing that autograph so I'm counting on this product to save them. I've been using this product for two years. So far so good!!!!
Pipe Accessories - Pipe Chair 1 Pipe Stand
Chair of Honor
The perfect place for my special pipes. Very well made and adaptable to pipes of any style, holds a pipe like a glove. First class product!!!!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Blitz Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
Quality Pipe Cleaner
Fit's down most all my pipe stems with ease no sharp bristles which I think in time my damage the airway of my pipes. This pipe cleaner does a first class job. With little shedding.
Smokingpipes Gear - Smokingpipes Coffee Mug (Black)
Made in U.S.A. and a First Class coffee mug. Heavy and very well made. Thank you Smoking Pipes for making this mug available to us. It's ten times better than the other mug you use to have.
Lighters - Corona Lighter Flints (5 pack)
I've used them in all my Corona lighters for the past 6 years with no problems. They have never failed me not once!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug
First Class Tobacco
Nice Lakeland smoke, It looks a lot like Bosuns cut plug with a very similar tin note of elderly ladies perfume. But the smoke tastes a lot less scented than Bosuns, not as floral, I taste more tobacco flavor in this one not as masked. That being said Bosuns has a light sweet taste to it that I really like. Also this is a stronger smoke with a bigger Nic-Hit than Bosuns, I like to smoke this in smaller bowls for a good half hour. A good first class smoke!
Pipe Accessories - White Spot 5 Pipe Zip Case Black
Super soft classic English leather. Lots of room for your tobacco, tamper, lighters, even my cellphone. A first Class pipe case to store my prized English pipes. The only thing I don't like is the elastic loops, I use the rubber pipe stem protectors and they get stuck in the loops! Other than that a perfect pipe case,
Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East
Great Winter Smoke
It will forever be in my cold weather rotation. I have several pipes reserved for this blend. The only drawback is that to me It has a strong aftertaste. I need to brush or chew gum after smoking this one!!
Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 50g
It's not my cup of tea. I get a big sour note from this one. I'm going to cellar the tins I have and see if that helps it out. It is a blend using Quality Tobacco it's just not for me.
Samuel Gawith - Mayor's Chocolate Flake 50g
Not as good as I had hoped for. It's an ok blend but it can't hold a candle to G&H's Bobs Chocolate Flake.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Flake
Great first of the morning smoke, works very well with a good hot cup of strong coffee. Not a complex smoke more straight forward than some of G&H's other blends, It has a very alluring scent and nice room note. Nic-Hit one step less than medium with a light aftertaste. Another classic tobacco from a classic English Co. Highly recommended!!!! Update 1/31/19! Gets much richer with age!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Cut Plug
A Lakeland Classic
One of G&H's oldest blends is a true classic. It is a very complex and well balanced blend, never hot or harsh. There is no bite in this blend at all with very little aftertaste. A very nice sweet taste in this blend sits well with me. Nic-Hit is a full medium. I would say It's a medium to full smoke with more flavor than Kendal flake, Rum flake or Louisiana flake. Fairly slow burning and stays lit well. If you like Lakelands you will love this one for sure! And it does have a tin note of old lady perfume. Update 7/10/19 Kaz W. is right on point with eggnog as a very good beverage pairing. It is my favorite blend!!
Dunhill - My Mixture 965 50g
Yes it was great, now when trying to find a good replacement I found one I like much better. Drucquer & Sons Inns of Court, I have 18 200g tins in my cellar now if 965 is 5 stars Inns is worth 7 stars!!!!!
Dunhill - Flake 50g
Thanks for the memories
Too bad Dunhill once again has stopped production, what is this the second or third time now!!!
Esoterica - Margate 2oz
One of the all time Great's
Put 5 years of cellar age on this one and you will think you died and went to pipe smokers heaven!!!!!
Rattray's - Old Gowrie 50g
Fine Scottish Tobacco
I didn't like this one when I first tried it, so I cellared my 500g in a mason jar. Spin ahead 4 years, opened it up and discovered Scottish Gold. Note of plums smokes like a million, a little wet dried it out some, burns well to snow white ash, high volume of smoke, room note is tolerable Nic-Hit medium, not an all day smoke but is repeatable during my smoking day. Highly recommended to all but a new piper!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Flake
Fine Flake Tobacco
My 500g box came to me with the most beautiful plume, to hold a flake in your hands and know that it was exactly the same a century ago as it is now is really something! The smoke it produced is aw inspiring, not as strong as brown flake scented, Lakeland is there but more in the background, there is a lot of different flavors working together to make this one an aw inspiring smoke. I cut it with sharp scissors into .25 inch pieces I smoked it steady for 30 min. before relighting. In my mind this is a classic English Lakeland flake that I would highly recommend, Nic -Hit medium, nice room note. A true English Classic! Also thanks Kaz W. for recommending it to me. I like to smoke this one in the afternoon or evening.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Louisiana Perique Flake
Tobacco Fit for a King
Very tasty flake, nice room note, Nic-Hit one step less than medium. Slow burning, stays lit very well no relights, the flavor of this blend is Superior. All day smoke for me, one of my favorites, Gawith& Hoggarth flakes are where it's at for me. I use to hate aromatic blends until I tried English aromatics. This centuries old company does it right. Thee best of the English Aromatic Class absolutely with no reservations!!!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake
This is a tobacco of superior quality! It has quickly became one of my top five favorites. The toppings work perfectly together to make one of the most elegant smokes I have ever had. All the Lakeland blends are different, this one holds a very special place in my heart. I think enough of this blend I have cellared 2500g now. I will always have this elegant tobacco in my rotation!
Balkan Sobranie - Balkan Sobranie 50g
Never had the chance to try this one, because It's never in stock, I use to check it here every day for a year, I gave up. With so many good tobaccos on the market today I'm very happy with the selection I have, to be great It has to be in production once and awhile. Otherwise who cares I will spend my tobacco money on something else!!!!!!!
Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
It's Right up There
Another really good tobacco at a fair price, If this was the only pipe tobacco left I could adapt and it would be ok.
Peter Stokkebye - PS402 Luxury Twist Flake
All day smoke, Very good room note. Stays lit well an all around winner!!!
Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 200g
I hold this tobacco in a very high regard!!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Scented
This historic company over the centuries knows how to do it and make it right, thee best of the English Aromatic Class. Like 20 year old fine scotch it's an acquired taste but once you've acquired that taste there is nothing absolutely nothing finer. This holds true about there whole line of tobaccos, I think I've stumbled into the true Rolls Royce of English Tobaccos!!!
Dunhill - London Mixture 50g
Sad To See It Go
Rich, Sweet, Spicy, creamy. My only hope is that Dunhill will not get out of what made it famous Tobacco! Without It's Tobacco history Dunhill would be nothing!!!!!!!
John Aylesbury - Scottish Blend 100g
Mild to Medium flavor, All day smoke, Stays lit well to my way of thinking it's ok, I had to kind of search for flavors they are there but a little weak for my taste. Could be a good English for a person starting out on English blends. It has merit and is a good blend!
Captain Earle's - Honor Blend 2oz
Not my cup of tea
Sometimes I run into a blend that I just don't like. I think it's a little to grassy for me. Ho Hum!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Grasmere Flake
I fell head over heels in love with this rose geranium topped tobacco right away. Where have you been all my life Miss Grasmere. Very well behaved start to finish, no bite even when I pushed it, the flavor stayed the same all the way down the bowl never got at all overpowering, Superior this in my mind is one of the true Rolls Royce's of the tobacco world. I hope Gawith never stops production of this awesome blend! I will never be without this blend in my rotation ever again!!
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Twist Sliced
Beware of the nicotine hit but that said when I sip it slow there is a world of flavor here! I mean a real world! Unlike anything I've ever smoked before, flavor and aromas unique to this blend and I can't say that about any other blend that I have ever smoked to date! The only reason I didn't give this blend 5 stars is I can't smoke as long as I like the power of the nicotine gets to be too much for me.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye
Old English Shag
A very good smoke, high in nicotine content the room note is ok so said the wife! Fast dry out 2 hours very earthy smooth and strong good volume of smoke stays lit very forgiving wants to burn.My only draw back is that it does burn fast so I use pipes with at least a 2 inch bowl and smoke slow, I like to smoke this one in the evening I have only smoked 8 bowls just got it a week ago I do like this one a lot!
Arturo Fuente - Hemingway Masterpiece
Make sure you have a couple of hours to smoke
Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
This Tobacco is a great one. I hold it in a very high regard.
Drucquer & Sons - Prince's Blend 100g
Very engaging smoke mild no bite and yes little or no aftertaste some blends I have smoked you need to brush your teeth or chew some gum not with this blend. Nice room note very fine mild but engaging blend burns clean with nice white ash all the way down the bowl superior smoke again thanks Greg.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Pipemaster Clean and Cure 2oz
Very Good Product
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Halcyon II Wax 1oz
It doesn't dry white and does a very good job.
Drucquer & Sons - Inns of Court 100g
Another winner by Greg, I drive an hour one way to work daily on the Western Skies Scenic Byway Smoking my pipe. A good tobacco is needed and this is a superior one in everyway, good music, hot coffee, beautiful sunrises, scenic views and a superior pipe and tobacco, It doesn't get any better!!!!
Drucquer & Sons - Red Lion 100g
Truth In Advertising
With a new corn cob I smoked 80% of the tin before writing this review English tobacco is so much more than Latakia! A very complex blend fit for a King.One of the few blends I could smoke with one light no second light all the way to the bottom of a 2.5 inch bowl making me sad after a hour long smoke that it was over,leaving me wanting more, I have five more of the blends to try I can hardly wait. When I first tried it I wasn't to impressed, as I kept on it I began to like it more and more truly one of my favorite medium English blends I have ever tried THANKS MR.PEASE!!!!
Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 8oz
I smoked this blend when it was more like a broken rubbed out flake that was pressed into a cake,now ribbon cut and pressed made it in my opinion weaker it also burns faster to bad because as little as two years ago was a 5 star classic.
Esoterica - Pembroke 8oz
Great Smoke. Very good room note. The only minus I see is to smoke slowly it can get a little hot, very hard to find sadly.
Lighters - Sillem's Old Boy Sterling Pipe Lighter
IM Corona lighters are king. My only advice is to get the one with pinstripes, because this lighter scratches way to easy. Like it was perfect for 15 sec. After I opened the package.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Tapered Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
Tapered works for me.
Captain Earle's - Reflections 2oz
FIT FOR A KING
Super slow burning stays lit well.Alot of good flavors going on latakia more in the background.Make sure you have got time to smoke,I have smoked well over an hour every time I smoke Reflections,giving you lots of time to daydream and reflect.PIPE TOBACCO FIT FOR A KING!!!!!
Esoterica - And So To Bed 8oz
HIGH CLASS PERFECTION
THE BEST NIGHT SMOKE I HAVE EVER HAD.
Germain - King Charles Mixture 50g
This is some of the finest tobacco that I have smoked.Now I have tried twenty tobaccos and I liked this one right away.It's in my top five before I've got half way through my first tin.Good all day not to strong very well balanced,I like to dry it out a little,Good room note,again I think it's perfect balance of flavors puts it in a class almost all by It self.Smokes cool stays lit well.I like to smoke it when I am driving,I turn the air in the car almost into a fog before cracking the window to come up for air.Need I say more!!!
Robert Lewis - 123 Mixture 50g
OLD TIME ENGLISH BLEND
Tobacco is like whiskey,Canadian is good but very mild, scotch is smokey with peat smoke and stronger,Then there is bourbon,stronger yet.All good but it's all what you adjust you taste buds and pipes to.I think 123 is a good blend mild to me but very complex, white grey ash,never hot, no bite, very mild on the cigar, but that is OK because it lets the rest of the blend come out,it does not overpower.It's nice to know that this blend is over 100 years old a classic English blend.Well worth a try.
Lighters - IM Corona PipeMaster Pewter with Pipe Shapes
I agree the only drawback is the hot finger you can get if your not careful.But that being said,A first class lighter in every other aspect.I have had mine for two years now,never failed me, very dependable.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Dmitri Plechtchev German Silver Black and White Acrylic Tamper
I had one until it rolled off the table fell 20 inches hit a wood table support bar and broke in half.It snapped like a dry twig.When I first wrote this review I gave it 5 star now no stars.80 bucks down the johnny flusher in a heart beat!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - B. J. Long Extra Fluffy Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
And that says it all,Great pipe cleaners.Quality made!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Rubber Pipe Bits (2 pack)
It takes a little getting use to,now I won't smoke a pipe without them. I drive a lot very comfortable, 5 Stars all the way!!!
Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
IT'S A WINNER
This is the flake to smoke.It has a great flavor profile,I love tobacco that has dark fired kentucky in the blend, it adds a lot of good things.It's become one of my favorites fast.I liked this one right away.
Dunhill - My Mixture 965 50g
FIRST CLASS TOBACCO
Human taste is a funny thing.I tried this blend 3 years ago, and did not like it at all.Saved the tin and tried it again three years later and was very impressed.It's always in your top 25 in sales now I know why.Very good smoking, easy to pack, stays lit well ! I wonder if letting it age a while makes it better,I guess I will have to buy some new and find out.Update I got some more and love it.One of my top three now.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Savinelli Magic Cloth
It does a very good job .
Carter Hall - Carter Hall 1.5oz Pouch
Back in the old days it may have been great.But I think that drug store tobacco with your run of the mill pipe for$5.00 was the norm.Carter hall is to pipe tobacco what King Edward is to cigars.And yes I've tried it,It burned fast and hot for me with very little flavor.Today we are lucky to have much more selection than my grandpa had.Yes it costs a lot more but I guess you can't have everything.
Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 3.5oz
You people talk how much nicotine is in pipe tobacco.If it's nicotine your looking for chew tobacco,smoke cigarettes,you will get 10 times more.Also you will get so much that you will have to smoke.When I smoked cigarettes I had to smoke,yes I said had to.Now that I smoke pipe I can go days without smoking and I am just fine.I am no longer hooked on nicotine.I smoke because I want to not because I have to!!!!!!
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Czech Pipe Tool
Cheap,Handy,Long.With the best spent tobacco remover I've ever used.
Arturo Fuente - Hemingway Signature
a very good cigar that pairs well with a well aged scotch whiskey.
Gurkha - Godzilla Rare Limited Edition 8 Cigar Sampler
SOME OF THE BEST SMOKE
GURKHA ALWAYS A GOOD CHOICE.
Dunhill - Nightcap 50g
IT DOES'NT GET ANY BETTER!
Rich,strong,sweet.Savor the moments,look forward to it all day.It goes well with a tawny port wine! Dunhill hit a grand slam with this tobacco. Winter nights,nightcap,IT DOES'NT GET ANY BETTER !!!!
Romeo y Julieta - Vintage II
Never have smoked a bad one,I smoked my first one in 1992.Great cigar,The only cigar that out smoked it was $25 each.
Romeo y Julieta - 1875 Bully
45 min. of heaven
Good smoke,I never smoked a bad one.
Captain Earle's - Nightwatch 8oz
Great after a hard days work.Works very well with a glass of full bodied tawny port wine.It does get a little strong for me after 65% of the bowl.I like to dry it out and pack it fairly tight,I think that all pipe tobacco smokes better dry,stays lit better,dryer smoke does not get as sour,THREE CHEERS FOR THE CAPTAIN.
Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 50g
I have figured how to rub this one out.Get a cheap coffee grinder dry it out some and break up the flakes into chunks .Grind carefully a little at a time until the right size is observed. I have not smoked this one enough to tell you what I think about it yet,but will check in at a later date with a better review.
Arturo Fuente - Double Chateau Fuente Natural
Back when I smoked them this cigar was my all time favorite,And folks I smoked cigars for twenty years.I have smoked several hundred boxes with a lot of good memories.For the price you can't go wrong.I would still smoke them now but I graduated to pipes two years ago.
Lighters - IM Corona Old Boy Pewter with Pipe Shapes
The King of Pipe Lighters
The best lighter I have ever used,It took five years to need service using it almost every day never failing to light.
Peterson - University Flake 50g
Easy smoking,Stays lit well,Easy on the tongue.Tastes very good, Not offensive to other people in this tobacco spooked world we live in.A nice hint of lemon.Also ages very well.First class all the way.If I was not so hooked on the taste of more powerful english blends with cyprian latakia,It would be my number one blend.With no doubts.Also because of the high sugar content of the Virginia tobacco It will break a new pipe in ten times quicker.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - Savinelli 6mm Balsa Filters (300 Count)
No more sour tobacco juice,one reason I own so many savinelli pipes.
Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd 8oz
Good and Strong
I like it;lots of creamy smoke;very powerful in a good way.But not for the faint of heart.
John Aylesbury - Finest British 50g
GREAT FIRST PIPE OF THE DAY
Easy smoking nice bouquet.Very good,I swear I can taste a copper note that work very well with the syrian in this very special blend.
Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
One of the best tobacco's I have tried.Superior in every way.it has an interesting sour note in a good way
Germain - Royal Jersey: Original Latakia Mixture 50g
Fine ribbon cut,Stays lit very well.Needs to be dried out though.Very fine mellow flavor it's to bad the supply is so limited.
Balkan Sasieni - Balkan Sasieni 50g
Ready to go right out of the tin.Light enough to smoke all day.Burns very well,Nice flavorful cool smoke.
Dunhill - Early Morning Pipe 50g
English on the lite side
English for people who like it on the lite side first thing in the morning,or all day heavy smokers,GOOD is not always thick and strong.Nice to have a change up once and a while. I smoked this blend in 1982 when it still had the royal seal of the house of Windsor, I wish I would have listened to my little voice and saved all the tins!
Dunhill - Standard Mixture 50g
I have smoked a lot of tobacco trying to find one better,Dunhill has always put it's name on only the very best. A good Starter English very smooth not to strong, it was my first English blend.
Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East 8oz
Very smokey,Stays lit well,Clean with no bite.Impressed enough to order 1 pound. A very good English tobacco for those of us who like sweet creamy cool smoke, I have 5 lb . in my cellar putting on some age now, really excels in cold weather, strong but not overpowering updated 5/4/18.
Savinelli - Special Tobacco 50g
Well balanced.Very fresh,smooth.Worth a try.
McClelland - Collector: 3 Oaks Syrian 50g
One of the all time Great's
Again a little wet,micro 15 sec.Great smoke stayed lit for me,alot of good flavors.Glad I gave it a try,I still have 2 unopened tins stamped 2010.Now in 2018 I don't have the heart to open this rare timeless tobacco!
Dunhill - Flake 50g
One of the all time GREATS.
Blog's Commented on
A Love for Lakelands
- ► Thanks so much for your knowledge on Lakelands Kaz. It sparked my interest and now the soapy Lakelands is almost all I want to smoke, I love them so much. Again thanks for you help!!
Burning Gold: The Legacy of Virginia Leaf
- ► Very Interesting piece of history, I like learning as much as I can about our hobby!!!
Tasting Notes: Mac Baren Burley London
- ► First Class Tobacco. Great Smoke!!!
The Savinelli Autograph: Specialized Craftsmanship
- ► Years ago I learned to admire the pure Quality of the Autograph pipe. To my mind they are the finest pipes in the world with no exceptions!!!!