Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake
Not Your Run of the Mill Aromatic
What a wonderful blend. It has a truly wonderful tin/bag aroma (if purchased in bulk). The tobacco is rather stout for an aromatic. Bob's Chocolate Flake by Gawith Hoggarth is superior tobacco, but it needs to be dried. Highly recommended, just remember to rub it out and let it dry.
Sutliff - Maple Shadows 8oz
Great Fall Smoke
This is a nice change of pace and a great smoke when it's cool outside. The maple flavoring is present at the beginnings but seems to fade a little over half way. It has a pleasing aroma. It's not an all day smoke as it is a little on the strong side.
Kramer's - Blend for Cary Grant
A Nice Non-aromatic Aromatic
Overall a pleasant and mild smoke. It's one of my favorite blends and has replaced my "aromatics" as my favorite non-aromatic aromatic.
Cornell & Diehl - Golden Days of Yore 2oz
Please Bring Back
Good aromatic offering by C&D to get you into the holiday sprit. The tin note is wonderfully X-masy.Moisture content was good and it lights up right away. Little to no bite to report. Also love the tin art.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose Ready Rubbed 2oz
This is one of those rare aromatics that tastes exactly as it smells. I'm a big fan and will be stocking up for the holiday season. The burn is relatively steady, slow, and even, and there is no bite unless you really try to push it. I also love the tin artwork.
Cornell & Diehl - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 2oz
Excellent Holliday Blend
This is a really pleasant aromatic! Not too sweet, just a pleasant Christmas blend that, in my humble opinion is C&D’s best thus far.
Orlik - Golden Sliced 100g
Always in my cellar
Orlik Golden Sliced will always be in my cellar, it's a true classic, it's very light and accessible, doesn't overwhelm at all yet isn't lacking in interest.
Books - The Peterson Pipe: The Story of Kapp & Peterson
Pete Geek Handbook
If you are like me and nothing but a Peterson Pipe will do, then you must have this book. The wealth of knowledge in this book is astonishing. I am constantly going to this as a reference.
Books - The Pipes of Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes 2nd Edition by Mark Irwin
The Game is Afoot
If you missed the first edition this is your chance. No Peterson/Sherlock Holmes fan should be without this book. You will love this book!!!
Books - Peterson's Patent Pipes: A Facsimile of the 1896 Catalogue
Calling All Pete Geeks
If you are a Peterson Pipe geek you need to have this catalogue. Great commentary by Mark Irwin
Books - Of Pipes and Men
This isnot only very informative but the artwork is amazing. A great collaboration by Marl and Larry. This is a must have!!!
Books - Pipe Smoking in Middle Earth: The Fellowship of the Smoke Ring 3rd Edition by Mark Irwin
A Must for LOTR Fans
Another great publication by Mr. Irwin. This is a must read for Tolkien fans.