Smooth and Relaxing (Tewksbury and Co. Celtic Blend in a Vintage Parker Military Mount Billiard)

When I first saw the Celtic blend on Tewksbury’s web site the description sounded interesting enough that I immediately wanted to order some, but alas Tewksbury does not ship outside the U.S. Created by a friend in Edinburgh, this blend fills the mouth with a light taste of peat, charred whiskey cask reminiscent of the…

Worthy of Aphrodite! (Savinelli Essenza Cipriota in a Peterson Killarney Canadian P-lip)

Almost everybody knows who Aphrodite is.  I mean, she is, after all, the most famous goddess of love that there is.  But most people are unaware that she was also the principal god of the people of Cyprus.  And more than being a goddess of love, Aphrodite is also the goddess of social interaction, friendship,…

Brown Army Men Under The Porch (Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired in a Parker Billiard Military Mount)

Old Dark-Fired  A bold flake of dark-fired burleys in a well balanced unity with Flue-cured Virginias.  This flake is Hot Pressed, meaning that during the pressing, heat is added by steam to the tobaccos which causes the tobacco to intensify the marrying process giving us a bolder tobacco.  The robust, earthy flavor of the dark-fired…

Magical! (Tabaco Sentimiento Nacional – República in a Rick Black Custom Dublin)

It is said that any technology suitably advanced is indistinguishable from magic. I say, “so what?  Magic is wonderful all on its own, and sorcery is a great answer for why your computer did anything!” So given that pipe smoking technology is hundreds of years old, and hardly magical, you may ask, what does this…

Tally Ho! (Sutliff Private Stock Field Master in a Savinelli Alligator 114 KS)

Sometimes you find yourself just unable to get motivated to do much of anything.  Either it’s too hot, or you didn’t sleep well, or the kids stressed you out, or even all of the above.  So, even though my shipment of Sutliff Private Stock tobacco arrived today, it was hard to get enthusiastic about doing…