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A Peterson pilgrimage

A Peterson pilgrimage

The Irish have enacted some of the most draconian anti-smoking laws and highest tobacco taxes anywhere in the world. Yet that hasn’t slowed business at the flagship Peterson shop on bustling Nassau Street in Dublin, where sales volumes reach heights that most tobacco merchants elsewhere can only dream about. Considering its massive wallmounted displays of […]

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Peterson’s 150-year legacy

Peterson's 150-year legacy

With sales in its home country stagnant, the Irish pipemaker stakes its future on the U.S. and other export markets by H. Lee Murphy Fewer than 5 million people live in the whole of Ireland, with the country’s capital, Dublin, and its environs accounting for about a quarter of that. But are any of them […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian What is an aromatic tobacco? Today, we usually consider it a cased or flavor- topped blend. Often, the topping over- powers the base tobacco, or has been used to mask bland or inferior base tobacco. But reading the labels on the tobaccos of old, we find that “aromatic” was […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb It is our sad duty to announce that this issue contains the last “Trial by Fire” reviews from contributor Joe Harb. For the past 10 years, Harb has written insightful and entertaining reviews for this magazine, often smoking late into the night to provide descriptions and determine the nuances […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

Peterson tobaccos have gone through a few iterations in the past couple decades, but it seems, for the most part, the company has settled on blends developed by Kohlhase, Kopp & Co., a highly respected manufacturer. It’s fair to say many, if not most, of the Peterson tobaccos are robust–densely aged and caked and delivering […]

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It all began with Peterson

It all began with Peterson

Ireland’s iconic pipe sparks a lifelong pipe passion By Rick Newcombe For more than three decades, I have closely examined, bought, traded and sold thousands of pipes, read hundreds of pipe-related stories, written dozens of articles for pipe journals, given numerous speeches at pipe club banquets and written books that are bestsellers in the pipe […]

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Hidden gem

Hidden gem

•By Stephen A. Ross• If you’ve never attended the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana show, chances are you’ve never heard of The Briar & The Burley, a full-service tobacco shop located in Bloomington, Ind., that has a selection of pipes matched by very few tobacco shops in the United States. Mike Fisher, proprietor of The […]

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