It’s Contest Time, Again!

Yes, you heard that right, it’s contest time, again here at Smoking Jacket Magazine! Thanks to our great sponsors at Sutliff and their new partnership with Brigham, we’re able to bring you this contest! Great prizes await including pipes, tobacco, hats, mugs, and T-shirts! And now, you ask, “what do we have to do to…

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In The Heart of Canada, We Find a Pulse (Thomas Hinds Tobacconist in Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Nestled in the corner of 185 Carlton Street, next to Ambience Hair Studio, and across the street from the Winnipeg Convention Center in the downtown core of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada we find a modest tobacconist called Thomas Hinds. Entering the moderately sized shop, we are greeted immediately by the tobacconist on duty, Dave.  The warm…

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The Griffin’s Gran Robusto Review

Brand: The Griffins Line: Gran Robusto Size: 5 3/4″ X 52 Shape: Robusto Wrapper: Connecticut Equador Binder: Pelo de Oro Seco Filler: San Vicente Seco, Piloto Visus and Olor Visus  Origin: Dominican Republic Machine or Hand-rolled: Hand-rolled Age: N/A Price: $14.15 USD Where to Purchase: Atlantic Cigar Co.           I have always found myself going to the Davidoff line of cigars when…

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Dark and Fierce (Gurkha Beast Gordo)

Continuing with my Gurkha Five Card Stud Sampler from Pipes & Cigars, and encouraged by my experience with its counterpart, the Gurkha Beauty, I decided to sample the Gurkha Beast as Jamie and I were on the way home from World Goddess Day in Kelowna.  Immediately I was excited!  This big boy is the match of his mate;…

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The Belle of the Ball (Gurkha Beauty Gordo)

On the way back from my book signing in Nelson and my house concert in Castlegar, I decided to continue with a sample of my Gurkha Five Card Stud Sampler from Pipes & Cigars along the drive through the alpine Kootenay region on a late summer night. The cigar is a big girl;6.5 inches long and a 58…

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My Pipe Dream

By Kyrari Nytshade When I was a child, I watched my grandfather puff on his pipe. He looked so stoic and sophisticated. It made everything he did look sophisticated! Well… not everything. He would smile with his pipe clenched between his teeth and it would send me peeling into fits of girly giggles. I loved…