Sophisticated? Sure! (Drew Estate Gatsby Luxury Flake in a BMP 001 Olivewood Poker)

Sophisticated, but what does that mean?! This smoke is pleasantly sweet and mild with just the right mix of Cavendish and Sweet Virginia tobaccos. Ah, People will think that your some sort of afficionado that is what Sophisticated means…. OK, Drew Estate, your tin descriptions leave something to be desired! But, fortunately, I already know…

Like Eating Caramel Corn from Under a Subway Seat (Drew Estate Grand Central in a Brigham Antique 247)

Did you ever get a tin of tobacco that you just found un-smokable?  I mean, you just can’t bring yourself to get through a whole bowl? Welcome to Drew Estate’s Grand Central; one of the first tobaccos that I find disgusting in every way! When I first got the tin of tobacco back in August,…

Sugarplums by the Fireplace (Mcclelland’s Christmas Cheer 2014 in a 1971 Partially-Rusticated Brigham 347)

Every year since 1992 Mcclelland has put out a Christmas Cheer Blend.  With an assortment of specially selected Virginias, carefully chosen and specifically blended, Mcclelland’s Christmas Cheer 2014 in its broken flake presentation promises to be an exquisite smoke. Researching the tobacco online, the first thing that I notice is how well these blends appreciate…

A Great Morning Pick Up (Cornell & Diehl Virginia Gentleman in a Peterson Killarney Canadian P-lip)

I recently wrote an article about my transition from cigarettes to pipes.  One thing that I forgot to tell you about in that article was the particulars of the tobaccos used. People have asked, if I used any specific tobacco in my pipe while transitioning?  And the answer to that is; Yes and No! The…

Careful, She Bites! (Savinelli Brunello Flake in a McQueen Wizard Churchwarden)

When I first sat down to write this review, I had just opened the can of Brunello flake and due to the incredible presentation, and delightful tin note I was going to entitle this review something akin to “False Promises”, or “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” That’s because in the John Hines Skater, this…