Category Archives: Pipe Tobacco Reviews

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

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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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GL Pease Quiet Nights Review

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I’ll be honest, one of the things I enjoy most about this job, besides the feedback, learning and discussions that come from it, is the freedom I have. My boss is cool, and I can sit anywhere and write about anything I like, as long as it focuses on pipe tobacco. I also enjoy choosing […]

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Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged Review

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It was pretty wild to me today as I was writing no “1” in the space allotted for denoting the year. 2019 went out no more spectacular or horrific than any other given year this decade. Personally, if I were to do a review of the last decade as a whole (minus getting through this […]

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Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged by Seattle Pipe Club Review

Seattle Pipe Club Clay Pipe and Bourbon Barrel Aged Plum Pudding

Bourbon Barrel Aged … fill-in-the-blank … but fill it in with Seattle Pipe Club’s Plum Pudding Tobacco … Holy Shit Dude! Sorry, but that’s what I say. That’s my uncontrollable blurt out for “Wow!”. That was my initial reaction to just the idea, and also my reaction after smoking it. You know that feeling you […]

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Missouri Meerschaum Independence Day

By the time you read this, it’ll be too late to reliably order anything online to get to you for whichever holiday you choose. I’m sure you’ve heard of Christmas in July (I still have no idea what that means), but if one absurdity deserves another, let’s have a July in Christmas. If one thing […]

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Bengal Slices White Tobacco Review

Bengal Slices White Review

I joked with a cigar appreciator friend that daylight savings time is like this: one clips an inch of the cap from the head of the cigar, affixes it to the foot and expects the smoke to last longer. Pipes on the other hand, you just keep adding a little if necessary — therefore, clearly […]

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Hearth & Home Smoky Mountain Review

Hearth and Home Smoky Mountain Tobacco with Peterson Pipe

The weather recently took a pleasant nosedive here in Northern Nevada. Days pushing triple digits went down to the low thirties nearly overnight, and it rained and it snowed. I had absolutely no sympathy for the tender California economical refugee transplants complaining their “…fall was ruined.” No, it wasn’t. Snow-dusted red maple trees and blooming […]

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