Wake Up and Smell the ‘Baccy

 We hear it all the time. “My dad smoked Captain Black, and I always loved that smell. Send me seven tins, just like last month!” “Can you tell me if you have a tobacco that has a strong cherry aroma? My grandfather always had a pipe going and I’m trying to find it now… Came […]

Pipe Tobacco Review – Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired

Next up I’d like to talk about another Mac Baren’s tobacco – HH Old Dark Fired.  Stepping away from my usual genre  of Virginia/Perique, I also enjoy many other flake tobaccos.  Bold and full bodied, I’ve enjoyed Dark Fired since its release.  Upon opening, you’re presented with beautiful,  dark chocolate -colored flakes, moist and pliable.  The full, […]

Pipe Tobacco Review – Mac Baren HH Acadian Perique

At this sitting I am tasting a Virginia/Perique offering from Mac Baren, Acadian Perique. The tin smell is sweet, delicious. Loaded in a trusty Stanwell #240 Featherweight the pre-light draw is deep and sweet.  At first light the sweetness  and  depth is there with an additional citrus note, which I suspect is the Oriental leaf […]

I Got an Upgrade

When I was a kid (around the time of the invention of water), we were only allowed to use the eight color box of crayons because some families couldn’t afford the bigger selections and the school didn’t want people to be able to buy an advantage for their children and also wanted to spare the […]