Have a Smokin’ 2019!

Atkinson

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy, healthy, and pleasant new year. May all your bowls of tobacco be their best. See you in 2019.

What I’ve been smoking lately: C&D Mad Fiddler Flake, GL Pease Embarcadero, GL Pease Westminster, Sutliff Crumble Kake Red Virginia, Mac Baren Plumcake, C&D Autumn Evening, Mac Baren HH Bold Kentucky, Peterson Wild Atlantic, Peterson Irish Flake, Amphora, C&D Epiphany, McClelland 2015 Virginia Perique Flake, Esoterica Penzance.

Happy New Year!

On Blending Tobaccos

If you are curious about types of tobacco and what they mean for the pipe smoker, Cornell & Diehl, a company I grow fonder of with every passing day, has an excellent two-part primer on its YouTube channel. Jeremy Reeves, C&D’s head blender, gives a good, clear presentation from which I learned much.

Here is part 1.

And here is part 2.

PS: The YouTube Pipe Community (YTPC) is a great source of pipe-smoking tips and and reviews. In the future I will post about my favorite channels.

I Like Clays

Me & tavern clay

My second smoke this morning was Cornell & Diehl Haunted Bookshop in a clay tavern pipe. A little windy outside, but still a good smoke. I’ve also had Elizabethan Mixture in a Savinelli Trevi 320 author, My Mixture 965 in a Dr. Grabow Omega, and Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake in a Mr. Brog 39 Classic. I’m still working on that.