Relies On Reputation… And It Can! (Comoy’s of London Cask #4 “Stand Fast Navy” in a Brigham Voyageur 103)

I could start off this review the same way I started off the last review with a long vitriolic diatribe about insomnia, but unless you’ve ever suffered from insomnia you have no idea what I’m talking about, and if you have you don’t need the tirade. Anyway, after finishing two reviews and being up all…

God Save The Queen! (McClelland Collectors Jubilee in a Rick Black Custom Dublin)

          When I first saw McClelland Jubilee on smokingpipes.com, HERE, for $8.93 USD a per tin, I immediately began to research to see what jubilee this could be referring to. The first thing was the description of the tobacco; The finest in Matured Virginias, blended with premium Latakia, delicate Turkish leaf and precious…

Not Worth Calling Potlatch About (Natural American Spirit Perique Blend Hand Rolled Cigarettes)

Just the other day I had the opportunity to sit and enjoy a pipe with Tad Seymour, and Sable Aradia and sample a few new blends of tobacco. It just so happened, that Tad had just returned from a shaman conference and had acquired some Native American Spirit Perique Blend roll-your-own tobacco.

Like That First Taste All Over Again (Escudo Navy Deluxe in a Göverm Meerschaum Cutty)

You remember the first ever taste of tobacco from your first ever pipe?  I imagine, like a junkie’s first high, you spend much your pipe smoking hobby chasing that first bowl.  Well, I found it! When I seriously started researching pipe tobacco smoking, I discovered Turkish Meerschaum, and everyone told me that it was the…

Definitely Not A Tragedy, Homerus! (Cornell & Diehl 062: Byzantium in a Rick Black Custom Dublin)

With so many various Brands and mixtures of tobaccos on the market, it is often very hard to know which ones to choose.  Word of mouth is very important, as is clear advertising, though some tobacco companies rely heavily on the former and distinguish themselves to a finer palette. Byzantium, by Cornell & Diehl is…