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Balkan Sobranie - Balkan Sobranie 50g
Don’t Buy It If You Aren’t GoingTo Smoke It
Just like every other pipe smoker on the planet I really wanted to try this. I signed up for email alerts thinking it would never happen. Low and behold a yahoo mail message pops up at the top of my screen saying it’s in stock on Friday the 13th. Logged in and had two in less than 30 seconds. Apparently that’s what it takes to get this stuff. I am going to smoke this tin. Im not one of the people who grabs everything to sell on eBay or put in a cellar for their great grandchildren to smoke. Ok, now to the tobacco. Currently made by Germain in UK. They also make all the Esoterica’s. The label on the tin is cheap looking and not printed well but I don’t care I want what’s inside. Very fine shag (described as ribbon but is much more fine than most) cut in long strands. Lots of moisture. Tin note is mostly Virginia/ Oriental. Lat is definitely there but not forward. After 45 minutes of drying I loaded it into a brand new Peterson 317 that had never been smoked. Super clean taste. No latakia mouth. Once the ember gets going it gets much better. Clean taste of mostly virgina and orientals through the bowl with just enough smokiness from the latakia. Burns to fine white ash. I’m glad I got it and will continue to smoke it until it’s gone. Now I can say I’ve tried it. It only took four years to find but now I know. A great blend, but there are blends available all year long that are just as good by GL Pease, and also his Drucquer and Sons blends.

Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco 9mm to 3mm Adapter (2-Pack)
The Only 9mm Adapter Worth Buying
You can find several other 9mm adapters but they are little more than a small plastic plug that rattles around in the pipe. These are snug, and the size of a 9mm charcoal filter. I don’t smoke pipes with filters but after receiving and getting good deals on some gorgeous pipes that were drilled for 9mm I found something to make them enjoyable for me. Down the road the option’s always there to remove it and insert a filter.

Rattray's - Old Gowrie 100g
Oh My, This is Good
The more I smoke of this the more I love it. 16 bucks for 100 grams. That isn’t cheap gas station pipe tobacco prices but for a quality blend that seems a very fair price. This should give almost anyone the ability to buy a can or two. This is my first experience with a Rattray’s blend. Amazingly cool and flavorful. Very clean on the palate. Definitely a lighter blend than I usually smoke. I actually enjoyed this because of the lighter smoking. I realized after smoking this how flavorful and satisfying a lighter blend can be. All I have smoked for years is full flavored blends with pretty good strength. Bottom of the bowl will have you craving another one because of how clean and refreshing it is. No thick oils or tar covering my mouth after the pipe. No bite. A broken flake that burns as well as a shag cut. It never ceases to amaze me what a fine blending house can do with two or three tobacco’s (this is made by Kolhase and Kopp in Germany for Rattrays). Comes somewhat moist in can. Lovely grassy, lemon scent from can with the characteristic raisin smell of Virginia blends). Dried for 15 minutes. After the charring light pipe stays lit until bottom of bowl. Bought 100 gram can (now wishing I had gotten 500 grams). Going to be my after work pipe daily until it is gone. If you love this tobacco and cannot get it in stock you may love Blairgowrie by Druquer & Sons (Blairgowrie is a little bit more stout and contains some Latakia). I could see pretty much any pipe smoker enjoying this blend. Will be purchasing more Rattray’s blends in the future.

F & K - Lancer Slices
Slices of Heaven
Waited for about two years to finally grab some Lancer Slices. They are worth the hype. A wonderfully delicious, creamy and cool smoke. Quickly becoming one of my favorite blends.

G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing 2oz
Pease Does it Again
Will Greg Pease go down as the greatest blender of all time? Time will tell but I have never found a Pease blend I’ve had a complaint about. I’m not sure why Greg Pease decided to name this blend after a peculiar Victorian era bicycle but he can do no wrong by me. A flavorful VaPer with a dark fired kick. I’ve always felt that a shag cut gives much better flavor as combustion is even and effective. Packing is as easy as it comes. The perfect blend for packing on the road or on the go. The shag cut does require frequent tamping but it’s a small chore for a good smoke. GL Pease is the King Midas of tobacco and everything he makes is golden.

Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 50g
Excellent Flake
Samuel Gawith manufactures quality tobacco blends and this is no exception. This is a more straightforward Balkan blend consisting of just Virginia and Latakia. No orientals here, and that’s fine with me. The dark flakes come quite most and have a wonderful smoky note as we would expect. Folding and stuffing flake tobacco is my preferred method of use and after 15 minutes of air this one burns quite nicely. I’ve just finished a bowl and filling my Peterson 408 gave me an hour and a half of pleasure. Mild flavor. Not too heavy. Easily an all day blend. The floral notes of the Virginia's really do well with the smoky, wood flavor of the delicious Latakia. Absolutely no tongue bite. Samuel Gawith blends come in stock about once or twice a month so do not fret if it takes you a while to pick this one up.

Smokingpipes Gear - Ebauchon Briar Pipe Kit Ebonite Stem-Straight
A Rewarding Project
If you smoke a pipe you really should try making one. It’s a really rewarding project that can be smoked when you’re done! I do not have a wood shop at my house and made my pipe using files, a belt sander and a wood carving knife set. At 25$ it’s fantastic because you can buy another one after you finish. I’ve done three pipe projects so far and each one has gotten much better. The design possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 2oz
How Had I Never Heard of This Before?
Tin note almost exact match for ‘Quiet Nights’. This is truly one of the best blends I’ve ever smoked. Broken flakes of smoky Latakia. Most blends with a lot of Lat leave a heavy aftertaste from the oils. A very light and creamy smoke with a lovely aftertaste. The orientals really shine. A truly exceptional blend that is always in stock and inexpensive. What more can you ask for?

Peterson - University Flake 50g
Perfect Flake
This is a smooth flake. The lovely, nutty burley flavor really shines through. Wonderful taste and tin note. This was my first Peterson blend and is definitely one that I will order again.

Cornell & Diehl - Sansepolcro 2oz
Get It While You Can
This is a wonderfully flavorful treat. The tin note smells like most blends featuring dark fired tobacco. The taste is where this blend truly shines. The smoke has a wonderful floral note to it. Smooth and delicious throughout the bowl. Get it while you can. This small batch blend won’t be around forever.

Newminster - No.403 Superior Round Slices
Smokey Golden Graham’s
I gave this a shot even though I found Newminster’s Navy Flake to be quite harsh. I just fold the coins and stuff them into the pipe. The same graham cracker taste found in the Navy Flake is present in these coins but not the harshness. The Virginia’s they use have a very distinct taste and when you try it you’ll see what I mean. It tastes like Golden Graham’s cereal. I’d rate the strength at a 3 instead of a 4.

Samuel Gawith - Lakeland Dark 50g
Simple and Strong
This is a man’s tobacco. I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When I was a boy tobacco was still being grown everywhere in the county. The Amish and just about every other farmer in the state grew tobacco when it was still profitable. Depending on the type being grown, there’s a good chance if you smoked a cigarette, pipe, cigar or chewed tobacco up until the 90’s you were more than likely consuming tobacco grown in Pennsylvania. The second I opened the tin of this wonderful Gawith blend I was 15 again, in a drying barn, surrounded by tobacco bales, being offered a baseball sized clump of Lancaster brand chewing tobacco. Anyone from the United States who’s ever chewed loose leaf American chewing tobacco (Redman, Levi Garret, Lancaster) will recognize the smell immediately. The Dark Fired Kentucky and Virginia combine to produce a distinct raisin smell that’s like nothing else. Add some molasses and you’ve got American loose chewing tobacco. Smoke it the way it is and you’re treated to a wonderfully delicious smoke. If we went back 100 years folks along the eastern coast of the United States would have been smoking pretty much the same mixture. This may be too strong for most. I would rate the strength at a 5 instead of a 4. I would recommend this blend or GL Pease’s Jackknife plug to anyone switching from cigars to pipes. This is one I will keep coming back to.

Newminster - No.400 Superior Navy Flake
Harsh
This has a little bit of bite to it. Not as smooth as many other navy flakes. Still a pleasant smoke. Tastes like crackers. Tin note has the normal Virginia grassiness to it. Very harsh. Don’t know if I got a bad batch or what but not pleasant to smoke.

Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake 50g
World Class
Some blends need more than one bowl to make an impression on me. After my first bowl I still didn’t know what i thought about it. After several bowls I have come to love this stuff. Tobacco arrived very fresh and quite moist. Dark and sticky flakes. Opening the tin reveals a musty smell with a hint of scotch. You can smell the Latakia smokiness also. Kearvaig is in the Scottish Highlands so I can close my eyes and picture the cold, foggy, rain soaked mornings on which this blend is being smoked on the other side of the pond. Although compromised of mostly Virginia’s the smoke is not nearly as sweet as you’d associate with a pure Virginia Flake. The Latakia and the Scotch turn this flake into something pleasantly heavier. I’ll order again when it comes back into stock as these tend to go very quickly.

Esoterica - Dunbar 2oz
Three Years of Waiting
I finally got some. Esoterica’s formula seems to be keeping their output extremely small and by doing so it keeps the hype and rarity of their tobacco always on the minds of smokers. Esoterica blends go for hundreds on auction sites which seems crazy to me. The high demand and low production reminds me of certain brands of quality bourbon and the extreme lengths people go to acquire them. I finally acquired a tin of this after about three years of waiting. Got an email alert and immediately logged in and picked up this and another Esoterica blend. I’d say that they were all completely gone within 30 minutes, as some friends I alerted were out of luck when they tried to get some. I don’t stash 25 tins in my cellar to smoke when I’m 75. I open the tin and smoke it every so often. Tin notes of raisins and figs. About as smooth a smoke as can be. Virgina’s are very enjoyable for just about everyone and this has seven different kinds of Virginia’s in it, along with Perique. Remarkable flavor. There is a wonderful floral top note I’ve yet to taste in any other Virginia blend. The floral lemon note to this blend is unlike anything I have yet to smoke. The Perique must be used sparingly because hardly any smokiness associated with the Perique was noticeable to me. Upon opening the tin you can see the 7 different types of leaves blended to make the cakes which are ultimately rubbed into rough cut ribbons. It ships quite moist. Due to the majority of the blend being Virgina’s it burns hot. Frequent tamping is necessary in order to keep the heat under control. Is it very good? Yes. Are there other tobacco’s that are readily available year round that come close? Yes.

Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
For Land Lubbers Too
After the bowl is finished you’ll know for many hours that you’ve smoked lots of Latakia by the shear amount of oils that coat your mouth. Delicious and not overbearing although it is heavier than most other blends, and it should be, because that’s what it was blended to be. The crumble cake breaks into a beautifully easy to pack shag that makes the tobacco burn very well. I could very well see pirates smoking this out of their clay pipes as they flew the Jolly Roger.

Solani - Aged Burley Flake - 656 50g
Crisp and Tasty
Although this blend only contains white burley it is packed with flavors of licorice and smooth floral tobacco goodness. The tin note smells like chocolate and molasses. The sticky flakes need some drying time before smoking. A real quality smoke. After the pipe is over there’s no harsh aftertaste in the mouth.

Cornell & Diehl - Bow-Legged Bear 2oz
Piece of Cake
I can really see just about anyone enjoying this tobacco since there’s just about every type of tobacco in this blend. Smooth and silky with Virginia and Perique notes the most prominent to me. Latakia and orientals add spice to the blend. The moisture level right out of the tin was perfect.

G. L. Pease - Lagonda 2oz
So Much Flavor
Lagonda is amazing. It’s got a huge flavor profile without being overbearing. The tin note smells beautifully smokey and rich. One of the best tin notes of any tobacco I’ve ever smelled. The pressing and fermentation process gives the whole tin a very dark color from where the oils from all the leaves have saturated each other. Delicious Latakia really shines through every other leaf in this blend. Right up there with Quiet Nights in my opinion as the best two Pease tobacco’s. If you love Latakia this is the one for you.

G. L. Pease - Fillmore 2oz
Another Pease Knockout
Sweet, musty almost slightly sour tin note when can is first opened. Dried for 30 minutes as the broken flakes came packed with a fair amount of moisture. The wonderful play of Virginia’s and Perique create a luxurious smoke that’s simply wonderful. It’s amazing how many blenders are able to blend Virginia’s and Perique and create whole bouquets of different flavors. Pease is definitely the reigning champ. Simply wonderful and easy on the palate. If you enjoy this I heavily recommend you try Druquer & Son’s Blairgowrie. Most blends I smoke contain Latakia but this has me perfectly content.

Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Classic Tamper Carbon Fiber
A Tamper Built To Last A Lifetime For 12$
This tamper is gorgeous and well built. I’ve used many different tampers over the years from Czech Pipe Tools to Pipe Nails. This is far sexier and ergonomically superior. It’s about the thickness of a pencil at the widest part of the shaft which makes manipulating it very easy. The tamping head has airflow holes in it allowing you to evenly adjust the burn of your tobacco. The pick screws into the top which is fantastic if you lose things like I do. It’s length allows you to hold it in the hand like a writing instrument. Smoking a pipe should be a relaxing and luxurious endeavor so put the cheap pipe tools away and pick this fella up.

Peter Stokkebye - PS400 Luxury Navy Flake
Complex and Wonderful
For a Flake with just two ingredients this blend packs a lot of beautiful, soft flavor. No tongue bite. Grassy Virginia tin note. The straightforward flavor never gets cloying or tiresome.

Lane Limited - RLP-6
My Favorite Aromatic
Just about every pipe smoker I’ve ever met has tried this mixture. I’m not huge on aromatics but this one I really enjoy. Perfect for smoking out of a church warden while reading the paper. The room note brings to mind memories of my grandfather enjoying his pipe while telling me stories.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Kentucky Nougat
A Pleasant Treat
This is an easy-going and smooth mix that you can smoke slowly for the great flavor. Not much in the way of nicotine. Easily an all day smoke with a very pleasant room note.

Cornell & Diehl - Latakia
A Home Blender’s Necessity
Latakia is found in almost every tobacco blend for good reason. It is simply delicious to smoke when mixed with Virginia’s. Latakia comes from the Middle East and is cured over a fire, giving it it’s Smokey deliciousness.

Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique
Delicious Smokey Spice
Perique really adds something special to homemade blend recipes. It’s wonderful smoky flavor can become too much and overpower all other ingredients in your blend if too much is used. There is a Goldilocks zone with Perique that just makes blends pop.

Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1
Super Clean
It doesn’t get much more mellow than a great Virginia Flake. This is something that can be smoked any time of day and leave your mouth feeling refreshed. Lemon and citrus notes ring as the smoke leaves the mouth. I also use this for blending with Latakia.

Drucquer & Sons - Levant Mixture 100g
One of The Best
Every GL Pease tobacco I’ve ever tried I’ve liked. His recreation of the Druquer and Sons mixtures are no exception. Waited around 4 months for this to come in stock and I now see the reason why. It’s wonderfully smoky and spicy without being overbearing. The perfect pipe to start or end your day. I could smoke this all day but would run out so I save it for my evening pipes. Everything Pease makes is truly special. The second you crack the seal on this tin you can smell the quality tobacco’s that go into this blend. Not your average English. This is something much better. Smooth and creamy with no bite or harsh aftertaste. Truly a gentleman’s tobacco.

Seattle Pipe Club - Rainier Levant 2oz
Quite Good
I’ve never smoked the original Druquer and Sons Levant Mixture so I cannot attest to how this compares but I can say that this is a delicious blend. It’s got a heavy lat profile but doesn’t leave you with a harsh taste in your mouth when you’re done. It’s got a smooth bit of spice to it and tastes fantastic. The tobacco arrived fresh with the perfect amount of moisture in the tin. Overall, a winner that I will buy again.

Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning
Would Probably Please Even The Pickiest Smoker
Virginia's and Perique. That's it. Could a mixture so simple taste so good? Yes, it absolutely can. Don't let the high perique content scare you away. This is amazing stuff.

Cornell & Diehl - White Burley
A Taste of Kentucky
A very useful blending tool.

Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 2oz
Complex
The usual English suspects are all present but somehow the flavor has a somewhat fruity flavor to it. Very good. Very smooth. Said to be a blend Einstein smoked.

Cornell & Diehl - Bright Virginia Ribbon
Essential for Blenders
Have used this in many different blends I have made. Quite moist upon arrival. Quality Virginia with the hay like smell out of the bag and sugary cigarette taste when smoked straight up.

G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning 2oz
Pleasant
Another wonderful Pease tobacco. This one’s smokiness bites at the back of my throat a little bit if I exhale through my nose. Definitely a little more Perique nite to it than some of the others but nothing overpowering. Pease has a wonderful way of using the same ingredients over and over again in different proportions to create completely unique blends. You can’t go wrong with anything he makes. Thick ribbon cut. Moisture level perfect out of tin.

Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
GL Pease - The Tobacco Wizard
GL Pease is the one behind resurrecting the Drucquer tobacco’s. He seems to have a better sense of tobacco blending than just about anyone else in the world. Using stories and what info he could find he brought back Drucquer & Sons blends long relegated to the pages of history. Blairgowrie is fantastic. Creamy and smooth with no bite. It is an absolute pleasure to smoke. His blends almost all are composed of the same Virgina, Oriental, Latakia and Perique but he is able to use different proportions of leaves to achieve many unique flavors. It’s always hard to judge a tobacco on the first pipe. This just seems to get creamier and more complex with each bowl. Shipped with the perfect amount of moisture. After my false light the second light got it going and kept it going. No harsh taste in mouth after pipe

Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 100g
GL Pease - The Tobacco Wizard
GL Pease is the one behind resurrecting the Drucquer tobacco’s. He seems to have a better sense of tobacco blending than just about anyone else in the world. Using stories and what info he could find he brought back Drucquer & Sons blends long relegated to the pages of history. Blairgowrie is fantastic. Creamy and smooth with no bite. It is an absolute pleasure to smoke. His blends almost all are composed of the same Virgina, Oriental, Latakia and Perique but he is able to use different proportions of leaves to achieve many unique flavors. It’s always hard to judge a tobacco on the first pipe. This just seems to get creamier and more complex with each bowl. Shipped with the perfect amount of moisture. After my false light the second light got it going and kept it going. No harsh taste in mouth after pipe

Cornell & Diehl - Super Balkan
Bold and Beautiful
This mixture has broken flakes of Virginia mixed in with the other ribbon cut tobacco. The flavor is smooth and slightly spicy. Wonderful and not overly strong.

G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Perfection
This is without a doubt the most beautifully well balanced tobacco I have ever smoked in my life. Simply perfection in a can. No mouth bite. No harsh taste in the mouth after smoking. The room note is heavenly. The touch of perique makes it slightly smoky. Tin has a warm earth like note to it. This may be the tastiest blend ever created.

G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Perfection
This is without a doubt the most beautifully well balanced tobacco I have ever smoked in my life. Simply perfection in a can. No mouth bite. No harsh taste in the mouth after smoking. The room note is heavenly. The touch of perique makes it slightly smoky. Tin has a warm earth like note to it. This may be the tastiest blend ever created.

G. L. Pease - JackKnife Ready Rubbed 2oz
Like A Good Cigar
This blend from Pease is one of my favorites and smells just like Red Man chewing tobacco. Good tobacco smell with raisins. It tastes just like a good cigar. If you are switching from cigs or cigars to a pipe this is what you are looking for. I puff on it all day although it may be too strong for some. Buy the ready rubbed and save yourself some work.

Peterson
Flame Grain (80s) P-Lip

Currently Out of Stock
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Peterson
Irish Flake 50g

$13.60 $9.55
003-050-0016

F & K
Lancer Slices

Based on Qty Ordered
005-396-0001

Solani
Aged Burley Flake - 656 50g

$22.00 $14.40
003-061-0015