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Hearth & Home Sunjammer - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    April 21st, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

 

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The pouch aroma of this blend is very nice. In the aroma, I am picking up on the smoky Latakia along with some sweet and spice from the Virginias and the Orientals. The moisture content was perfect for smoking right away. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light, I am picking up on some light smokiness and a little sweetness on the base of a nice tobacco taste. There are some nice, thick billows of smoke coming from this blend. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke.
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Interview with Greg Pease of G.L. Pease Tobacco - Part 2

    April 16th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

greg-pease-pic-01In Part 1 of our interview, Greg talked a little bit about how he got started blending tobacco, how he goes about developing new blends, a new blend that will be released soon, and many other things.

Here is Part 2 and the conclusion of our interview with Greg Pease.

 

PM: What are some of the changes that you have seen in the pipe and pipe tobacco industry over the years?

GLP: I’ve been smoking a pipe for about 30 years, now. Some blends and blending houses have changed dramatically. Companies have merged, or outsourced their brands to others, sometimes with less than optimal results. There’s been a drastic decline in pipe tobacco consumption over the years, and it just hasn’t been cost effective for a lot of the old blenders to keep their doors open. And, far too many retail tobacconists have shuttered. The days of walking into a great brick and mortar shop in any major city, talking pipes and tobaccos with knowledgeable staff seem to be behind us. There are still some fantastic shops, but they are fewer and farther between.
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Interview with Greg Pease of G.L. Pease Tobacco - Part 1

    April 15th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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Greg Pease is the owner of G.L. Pease, Intl. Greg began blending pipe tobacco over 30 years ago and in 1998 left his regular job of 18 years to pursue tobacco blending full time. In early 2000, G.L. Pease Tobacco was born. G.L. Pease tobaccos have become one of the better known premier pipe tobacco blends today. Greg makes it a habit of using only the best quality tobaccos that are available at any given time in his blends. G.L. Pease tobacco blends are made by hand and in small batches to maintain the integrity of his blends.

He also runs his own website [glpease.com] which is loaded with useful information about pipe tobacco and the G.L. Pease tobacco blends, all of which is written by Greg himself. You can see all of the G.L. Pease tobacco blends with their descriptions at glpease.com and cornellanddiehl.com.

I recently had the opportunity to ask Greg some questions. Here is our interview with Greg Pease of G.L. Pease Tobacco:

 

PM: When you first started blending pipe tobacco blends, was it more of a hobby or did you have plans to make it into a business?
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Scotty’s Old Red - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    April 7th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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The pouch aroma of this blend is a nice, sweet and tangy tobacco smell. The tanginess from the Virginias makes my mouth water when I smell it. It smells great! The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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Broken Pipe - Gene Thompson Passes

    April 2nd, 2010

Gene Lynn Thompson April 21, 1946 - February 28, 2010

Gene Lynn Thompson
April 21, 1946 - February 28, 2010

It is with deep sadness and great regret that we must report the passing of Gene Thompson. Gene passed away on February 28, 2010 after battling cancer. Gene was a giant in the pipe and tobacco industry. He was involved with the industry for over 40 years.

We are a little behind in reporting this news because we just found out and we were shocked to hear of his passing. We heard of his passing from the latest edition of the NASPC newsletter, The Pipe Collector; in which Bob Swanson wrote a brief article about Gene and his passing. Read the rest of this entry »