Category Archives: Pipe Tobacco Reviews

Sutliff Cringle Flake 2020 Tobacco Review

Sutliff Cringle Cake 2020

I feel like a cliché and cartoonish version of Paul Revere going into the end part of this year, “The Holidays are coming!  The Holidays are coming!” as if there is some impending doom about to arrive.  This is normal for me:  I’m not a “holidays” guy.  I never have been and I never will […]

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GL Pease Spark Plug Review

GL Pease Spark Plug Tobacco Plug

I probably relate food to tobacco (and vice versa) more than most do.  It’s a disconnect for some people, but for me, I’m a hedonist for my own palate.  I learned cooking very young as a necessity and flavor has become an obsession ever since. Any time, any income level, or instance can be made better […]

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Mac Baren Stockton Spun Cut Tobacco Review

Mac Baren Stockton Spun Cut

Ramen is a bowl of happiness for me, perhaps just as much as a bowl of tobacco.  This Japanese comfort soup becomes more and more popular in the United States, but it can be hard to find in remote places like my state of Northern Nevada.  We are lucky enough to have one place I […]

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Drucquer & Sons Inns of Court Tobacco Review

Inns of Court Tobacco Review

“Spare me the unsolicited lecture about addiction, I don’t believe a man’s contentment comes from purity—it comes from innocent vices and the reasonable cognitive dissonance about them.” I’m sharing that line because I spewed it in some haste to someone commenting about my pipe smoking.  The summer around my neck of the sagebrush has been […]

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Peterson Nightcap Tobacco Review

Nightcap Tobacco

Nothing is normal in the year of 2020.  With that, it’s time for a re-revival of a once-popular Dunhill-branded pipe tobacco, one I am fairly fond of, Nightcap.  The sad part is, Nightcap under Dunhill doesn’t exist anymore.  After decades of being handled by Murray’s after some back-and-forth by Dunhill itself, Scandinavian Tobacco Group (or […]

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Seattle Pipe Club – Mount Rainier Tobacco Review

Seattle Pipe Club Mount Rainier Tobacco

Perhaps the most difficult thing to do as a writer, specifically one who is supposed to concentrate on pipe tobacco, is to focus on what I’m supposed to write about when it seems everything else happening around me is much larger.  On one hand, if you’re reading this, you’re here to get away from everything […]

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Norman Rockwell “Portrait” Tobacco Review

I’ve had this tin of tobacco staring at me, shoved aside and reappearing for some months now. The label is a simple white background featuring an inked character, who is in the act of painting on a very large easel while smoking a pipe.  I wasn’t sure what these graphics were suggesting toward the tobacco, […]

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Mac Baren HH Rustica Review

Mac Baren HH Rustica

Let’s take a break from the world’s nonsense for a moment, because something more important is happening.  Allow me to elaborate: When I first heard about Mac Baren’s HH Bold Kentucky being released, I was working as a tobacconist at the local Tinder Box.  I picked up the phone and dialed my rep and I […]

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John Cotton’s Double-Pressed Virginia

It seems like an eternity since I’ve sat down and written about tobacco, and it’s been a little less than a month. In that month, it’s been wild watching the world change so much. I enjoy relating my observations of the world as a connection with my pipe tobacco reviews, because for me, it dictates […]

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Mississippi River Rum Barrel-Aged Review

mississippi-river-rum

Unlike the other folks of the Northern Hemisphere, Americans endure winter.  We hardly celebrate or embrace it, and when we do, it’s often expensive, like skiing, or specialized, like ice fishing.  There isn’t much in the way of “winter culture.”  When I talk to Finnish, Icelandic or Swedish friends, for whom this is a large […]

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