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The Art of Contemplation (Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation 1882 Founders Blend) Smoked in a Yello-Bole briar pug.

            Latakia, sun-cured orientals, mature virginias, and full-bodied Kentucky leaf blended together to create an old-fashioned English smoke. Upon opening this tobacco, I was greeted with the subtle spiciness of orientals and latakia, which I found unusual as most latakia smokes that I have experienced are quite powerful.  It is a…

GLPOdyssey

G. L. Pease Odyssey Review

          Having been handed this wonderful flavour for the purposes of review, I thought to give this lovely Latakia, Virginia, and oriental tobacco blend preferential treatment in my Yelo-Bole briar pug. This ribbon cut mottled brown tobacco is reminiscent of bark mulch used around cedar trees.           I…

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Mozart and a Morning Smoke (263 Super Corona Candela)

It was the day after the Pipe Club meeting, and I had convinced Tad Seymour to pick up a couple of cigars for me in Kelowna.  These were an over-the-counter brand that I’m partial to: the all-Canadian 263 Super Corona Candela.  This machine-rolled stick was my first introduction to the candela, which is the freshest,…