Winging My Way Home

I’m sitting in McCarron International Airport waiting for our flight to board and I’m still buzzing from this weekend. The show went really well and we caught up with lots of friends, and made a bunch of new ones.

Slice O’ Gold, our newest blend (a Virginia/dark-fired cake with a deep fruit essence) was really well received, and I expect a bunch of orders from the attendees.

Jim Murray was really busy working deals with even more new (to us) pipemakers, and you’re going to love the new stock that we’re bringing back.

We’re going to be working on a lot of projects due to contacts during the show, and there will be a lot of exciting new ideas and products coming your way, as we keep trying to make the Pipes and Cigars shopping experience more enjoyable, affordable and satisfying for all of you.

We’re a little tired and hoarse, and our tongues are a bit fried from a couple too many pipes while talking with our compatriots. We’ll arrive after midnight  (Albany time) but we’ll be back at it tomorrow morning to work on a HUGE project, but more about that at a later time.

I’ll try to put together a more detailed report later this week. Until then, I’m going to get some….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Here’s Palace Station, home to the 2012 West Coast Pipe Show

About Russ

Russ Ouellette is the blender/creator of the Hearth & Home series of tobaccos for in Bethlehem, PA. He has been a pipe smoker and blender for over 30 years, and enjoys feedback from the pipe smoking public. You can reach Russ at or by calling 1-800-494-9144.