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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Tasting Notes: Fathers, Friends and Fire Blends

Tasting Notes: Fathers, Friends and Fire Blends

June 11, 2024 by Shane Ireland
Tasting Notes: Bob's Chocolate Flake

Tasting Notes: Bob's Chocolate Flake

June 5, 2024 by Shane Ireland
Tasting Notes: Gawith Hoggarth & Co's Ennerdale Flake

Tasting Notes: Gawith Hoggarth & Co's Ennerdale Flake

May 16, 2024 by Shane Ireland
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Savinelli Production: Handcrafted with Dedication, From Briar to Pipe

Savinelli Production: Handcrafted with Dedication, From Briar to Pipe

May 9, 2024 by Shane Ireland
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All Pipes Considered: Savinelli's Storied History

All Pipes Considered: Savinelli's Storied History

April 12, 2024 by Shane Ireland
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Tasting Notes: Small Batch Palmetto Balkan

Tasting Notes: Small Batch Palmetto Balkan

March 26, 2024 by Shane Ireland
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Tasting Notes: Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation Max Erik 1989

Tasting Notes: Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation Max Erik 1989

March 20, 2024 by Shane Ireland
Smoke Rings: La Madrina Smokingpipes Exclusive

Smoke Rings: La Madrina Smokingpipes Exclusive

March 7, 2024 by Shane Ireland
All Pipes Considered: Erik Stokkebye Pipes

All Pipes Considered: Erik Stokkebye Pipes

March 5, 2024 by Shane Ireland
Tasting Notes: Small Batch Sansepolcro by Cornell & Diehl

Tasting Notes: Small Batch Sansepolcro by Cornell & Diehl

February 27, 2024 by Shane Ireland
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