Proudly American (Main Street Pipers – American Pride Krumble Kake)

I guess there’s a feeling of pride that comes along with people soliciting your opinion about their projects.  I never claimed to be an expert, but after sampling literally hundreds of different tobaccos, I think it’s fair to give my opinion.  And the fact that somebody wants that opinion, and desires to hear your views…

GQ Tobaccos Askwith Kake

Recently I was most pleasantly surprised with a package from our Editor, Erin, containing two small pouches of GQ Tobaccos blends. Though I have read many praises of this blend, living in the USA they aren’t something easily obtained. In fact, my wife, wondering why I was so giddy over the contents of the small…

Hold Your Horses! (Standard Tobacco: War Horse, Loose Cut in a John Hines Cavalier)

Well, it has been an interesting time for me to say the least.  Just about 2 weeks ago, John Hines surprised me by sending me a cavalier pipe with the note “thanks for all the wonderful reviews” and on the exact same day, Russ Ouellette of Pipes and Cigars sent me five review samples of old…