The Growing Fascination with Dark-Fired Kentucky

When I introduced BlackHouse in 2011, it included a small amount of dark-fired Kentucky. It was only the second blend that I had made with it, and I always treated it (and still do) as a condimental tobacco. I knew of Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky and Peter Heinrich’s Dark Strong Flake as being fairly stout […]

As the Year Winds Down…

If it seems that I’ve been among the missing, it’s only because I’ve been involved with a lot of projects that have kept me very occupied. 2014, by far, will be the best year PipesandCigars.com has ever had. We’ve undergone tremendous growth, and, of course, it’s all thanks to our valued customers. We’d like to […]

I’ll Be Back…

If you think Santa and his elves have been busy this holiday season wait until you see what we have in the works. It’s not everyday that you can announce something like this. We have been listening to our P&C faithful ask repeatedly for the return of Orlik’s Dark Strong Kentucky.  Well, after working closely with the […]