VR Blend

You always know it is going to be a good day when you are tirelessly working on getting estate pipes online and Russ places a brick of tobacco on your desk and says “try this, it has been in the press for about two weeks.”  Well, I guess I knew what my first bowl of […]

Secret Blend

I am not sure if I should really post this today, but I have to let you know about a new tobacco that Russ is working on. It is a very top secret project so I cannot give a lot of details. Let’s just say Russ has hit another homerun.  The blend was made for […]

Info and Review – What the Heck is Semois?

If you’re a pipe enthusiast, you may have heard of Semois. An article was written about it in the New York Times, and it has only recently been imported into the US. We now have access to it on www.pipesandcigars.com, so I thought that I’d give you a little info about this intriguing tobacco. Semois […]

Try this with your flakes

I am a big fan of flake tobaccos and enjoy the long, cool smoke they provide. The only problem is I over pack the pipe, leading to a troublesome smoke. The bowl will not stay lit and I often get tongue bite from lighting it so much. I stayed away from flakes for a long time after a few […]

The new Dunhill Durbar

We just received a few samples of the new Dunhill Durbar. This was an exciting day because Durbar is one of my favorite tobaccos. I purchased a bunch of tins when I first started smoking a pipe and I am glad I did. I open a tin every once in a while and enjoy it until […]

Aged 5100

McClelland’s 5100 is one of those five star, legendary blends. Whether you are using it to blend or smoking it straight, 5100 has a lot to offer.  I have smoked a lot of it throughout the years and  have been very fortunate to have smoked many different vintages, the oldest being a can from 1994. […]

Virginia Night

Virginia Night, oh Virginia Night. This is one of my favorite tobaccos at the moment and it will give you a good idea of how spectacular Virginia blends can be. There is a depth of sweetness that I have never experienced in any other blend, and I have smoked a lot of Virginias. Virginia Night is […]

Pipe Tobacco Review – Hearth & Home Signature Daybreak

I have the pleasure to sit next to Russ every day and talk tobacco with him, whether he is blending something new or reminiscing about blends of the past; I enjoy our daily chats about tobacco.   I was smoking a certain custom blend that was made for Eric all last week and I went […]