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Resurrections

Resurrections

Standard Tobacco of Pennsylvania is doing interesting work by William Serad There are many who think we are in the Golden Age of pipe tobacco blending, a notion supported by a great deal of objective evidence. But some of us, aged to a ripe maturity yet still in possession of our mental and sensory faculties, […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian In this round of reviews and tastings, we take on the first new tobaccos in quite a while from the venerable Samuel Gawith (and it seems they’ve made nice with Gawith Hoggarth, but I still don’t understand the relationship). A dram-worthy Hobbit-y Middle Earth quintet from Just For Him […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

There are many follow-up topics from previous columns. I would like to start off by mentioning that Orlik has reintroduced Dark Strong Kentucky, a blend that provoked many favorable comments from readers. I heard from a reliable source that we may credit Russ Ouellette of PipesandCigars for encouraging this change in heart, and I, for […]

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Throwdown 2012

Throwdown 2012

•2nd annual blending competition features vintage John Cotton• Many of us mourn the loss of favorite great tobaccos of the past. Tins of vintage pipe blends fetch exorbitant amounts on eBay as tobacco lovers try to recapture smoking experiences that have long disappeared. But what if the most talented tobacco blenders tried to reconstitute a […]

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