Shane Ireland

Shane Ireland
Shane and his wife, Lisette, plus their Beagle, Bubba (who is a good boy), relocated from San Diego, California, to South Carolina to join us at Smokingpipes.com. It was when we asked about his hobbies and he responded, "whiskey, tobacco, writing, moving across the country, and listing my hobbies," that we knew we would all get along just fine. Shane makes particular use of his immense knowledge of pipes and pipe culture as Vice President of Retail, overseeing all of our retail operations in the United States, Ireland, China, and Japan. Liaising with pipe makers around the world while spending roughly half the year on the road, Shane plays several instruments adequately, but maybe none masterfully, and loves the music of David Bowie, Ornette Coleman, and Rachmaninoff. His favorite foods include albacore, espresso, Laphroaig of any variety, McConnell's Scottish Flake, watermelon, rye (both marbled, and distilled), and soft-boiled quail eggs. But especially clam chowder. He proudly supports Chelsea Football Club, and Boba Fett is, hands down, his favorite bounty hunter.
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All Pipes Considered: An Interview with Rick Newcombe

All Pipes Considered: An Interview with Rick Newcombe

August 10, 2022 by Shane Ireland
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Tasting Notes: Cornell & Diehl Small Batch Sun Bear Mountain Flower

Tasting Notes: Cornell & Diehl Small Batch Sun Bear Mountain Flower

August 2, 2022 by Shane Ireland
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Mystery Cigar Review: July 2022

Mystery Cigar Review: July 2022

July 28, 2022 by Shane Ireland
A Closer Look at the 2022 American Pipe-Making Exposition

A Closer Look at the 2022 American Pipe-Making Exposition

July 15, 2022 by Shane Ireland
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Tasting Notes: Cornell & Diehl Anthology 1992-2022

Tasting Notes: Cornell & Diehl Anthology 1992-2022

July 13, 2022 by Shane Ireland
Tasting Notes: Low Country Santee

Tasting Notes: Low Country Santee

July 7, 2022 by Shane Ireland
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Mystery Cigar Review: June 2022

Mystery Cigar Review: June 2022

June 30, 2022 by Shane Ireland
Tasting Notes: Low Country Waccamaw

Tasting Notes: Low Country Waccamaw

June 14, 2022 by Shane Ireland
Smoke Rings: An Interview With Robert Caldwell Pt.2

Smoke Rings: An Interview With Robert Caldwell Pt.2

June 8, 2022 by Shane Ireland
Mystery Cigar Review: May 2022

Mystery Cigar Review: May 2022

May 31, 2022 by Shane Ireland
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