Samuel Gawith 'Perfection' in a Ben Wade 'Walnut' ... I haven't had this mixture in many years and I'm pleased that the new tins haven't strayed perceptibly from the old formula, which, I can't say is true for the flakes and some of the Gawith Hoggarth mixtures. Tobacco is constantly changing as are the hands that make it.
C&D Haunted Bookshop in an old Italian basket pipe. One of my first purchases 30 years ago. The back wall burned through to the airway leaving a large opening, and it’s been sitting in a drawer for 25+ years. I patched and rebuilt the airway, and now it’s back in service.
Just past the half way mark on this bowl of D&R VIP in a 2004 smooth long shank lumberman Trever Talbot Ligne Bretagne Faite en Bretagne 4/3 with a black vulcanite tapered stem. Been busy drawing and smoking as I've been listening to old radio shows on the XM.
Smoking more of this Acadian Gold in the Morgan Bones billiard. I’ve got enough of this stuff to play around with now and me thinks the noodle press is in order. I think pressing this might add a bit of depth but I really am enjoying this oddity as is. Surprised it didn’t gain more traction but I do see how this could be polarizing. Smells almost like green olives in the tin and has a briney taste to it in the smoke. Definitely glad I caught more during the clearance sale.
Today... smoked Erinmore to start in a Peterson. Then had first bowl of full virginia flake in a big Canadian Dublin I’ve never used before. Was great! Both. Went on a walk and smoked quiet nights in my first pipe. A Bjarne Viking. 2nd bowl of that ever. Also good. Comparing to penzance since many say they’re close. Tomorrow I’ll smoke some penzance and see. Then had some Billy Budd in a new but old stock (circa 2000ish) vauen lucca I’m still breaking in. I like to mix it up. All tobacco types.