Humility

I find humility to be a virtue. I don’t believe that anything is accomplished by brazenly tooting one’s own horn, and I try to live by that. I’ve known plenty of people in my life who aren’t humble in the slightest. Very rarely is this hubris justified, however, and I attribute that to overcompensating for […]

Pipe Tobacco Review – Mac Baren HH Bold Kentucky

Now this review I’m excited about. I’ve been privy to a sample for the last two weeks and finally the day has arrived for its release. I’m talking about the new Mac Baren’s  HH Bold Kentucky.  Like it’s older brother, Old Dark Fired, but turned up a notch, or two. I’ve paired this wonderful flake […]

Cigar Review – Diesel Uncut

Since I prefer full-bodied cigars, it was a no-brainer for me to grab some of the new Diesel Uncut Toros when they hit our shelves. Pretty much anything that comes out of A.J. Fernandez’ factory in Esteli, Nicaragua trips my trigger, so I looked forward to opening the paper-wrapped mazo of ten 6.5 x52 cigars. […]

The Genius of the Pipe

“…So it shall be for all time. If discord has broken out between two beings, let them smoke together. United by this bond, they will live in peace and friendship thereafter.” -Attributed to the Great Manitou, the Great Spirit. The ritualistic use of tobacco smoked in pipes by native Americans is appropriately linked to the […]

What’s in a Name?

It’s always intrigued me that Einstein favored the pipe tobacco called Revelation. One might call it a coincidence, but since pipe smoking is often connected to contemplative moments of deep thought and inspiration, there just could be a subtle satisfaction in drawing one’s wisdom through a bowl of a blend whose name was chosen by […]

Reminiscence

My love of pipes goes back to when I was a lad. It was a time when smoking, in general, was more accepted.  The use of pipes and cigars was more prevalent in society, overall. I can recall many a time being entranced by a particular aroma emanating from some gent’s pipe. I also found that […]

Tobacco Road

In 1960, John D. Loudermilk first delivered his lyrical ode . . .               ” . . .With the help and the grace from above,            Save some money, get rich and old,             Bring it back to Tobacco Road . . .”   Although the song presents a generally bleak disdain of the […]

Starting a “Fire Storm”

  With the introduction of Russ Ouellette’s new line of tinned tobaccos this week I thought it would be a good time to post a review. I’ve been fortunate to be smoking this wonderful blend for the last two weeks.I’m a confirmed Virginia Perique lover so this tobacco excites me,  I am smoking it in […]

Glad to Be On Board

Good day all. What a wonderful ride this life is. Last year this time I would have never imagined I’d be involved and working with such a great pipes and tobacco team as this. Life long pipe smoker and since 1999 my affection for it lead me to pipe making. Throughout the day I mostly […]

Welcome Our Newest Staff Member

We’re really pleased to announce an addition to the P&C family. Dan Chlebove, the artisan behind Gabrieli Pipes has now joined our staff. His talents will help us immensely to bring you the best possible products. Help us in welcoming Dan into the fold.