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Compare & Share January Reveal!

Compare & Share January Reveal!

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 1st Feb 2023

Compare & Share for February is now live! Another fine month of mystery tobacco tasting! The blends for January 2023? Mystery Blend #1 - Mac Baren HH Old Dark FiredMystery Blend #2 - Newminster No. 702 Light BurleyThank you to all who participated! We started a Facebook group where all a …
10 Best Pipe Tobaccos for Beginners

10 Best Pipe Tobaccos for Beginners

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 27th Jan 2023

I will preface the list with information that I feel may be beneficial to the beginner pipe smoker looking for blends to try. However, you can skip right to the blends with the table of contents below.  Here are the best pipe tobaccos for beginners: Cobblestone Maple Walnut Sutliff Z …
A Year in Progress—Tracking Pipe, Tobacco, and Cigar Releases in 2023

A Year in Progress—Tracking Pipe, Tobacco, and Cigar Releases in 2023

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 25th Jan 2023

This blog will be updated throughout the year, tracking the progress of new products that appear or are rereleased in new editions. Check out our great selection of pipes, tobaccos, and premium cigars for all new and familiar favorites. FebruaryDan Tobacco - The Mallard Flak …
10 Excellent Releases from 2022

10 Excellent Releases from 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 17th Jan 2023

2023 has already been off to a fine start with January full of great releases. But we wanted to take one look back at 2022 and highlight some significant pipes, tobaccos, cigars, and accessories to hit our shelves this past year. This only scratches the surface, but here's som …
The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Eccentric (Birds of a Feather)

The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Eccentric (Birds of a Feather)

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 9th Jan 2023

We are officially over the halfway point on our journey through the six Birds of a Feather blends. The collection of course features mixtures crafted by Mac Baren master blender Per Jensen here at Sutliff tobacco in January 2022. Actually, just as I’m writing this it hits me that this was …
10 Strong Pipe Tobaccos for the Full-Strength Enthusiast

10 Strong Pipe Tobaccos for the Full-Strength Enthusiast

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 6th Jan 2023

Strong pipe tobacco can be the delight of a waning evening, the punctuation to a good meal, even the coffee companion to spur on the day for some. That strength enriches a blend, accentuating how we experience the flavor profile and the sensory pleasures of pipe smoking. When we hear of the “balance …
The Tobacco Files 21 - A Look Back at 7 Blends Released in 2022

The Tobacco Files 21 - A Look Back at 7 Blends Released in 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 22nd Dec 2022

Well, it's the last Tobacco File of 2022. Being that the year is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to do a special column—a year in review. Instead of concentrating on two tobacco blends, I’ve been revisiting a handful of releases from over the year. I'll write a bit about each brand …
The Tobacco Files 20 - Peterson Royal Yacht & Mac Baren Dark Twist Roll Cake

The Tobacco Files 20 - Peterson Royal Yacht & Mac Baren Dark Twist Roll Cake

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 2nd Dec 2022

For this month's column, we have two absolute classics that have been gracing the palates of pipe smokers for decades; more than a century for our first blend, in fact. The imitable Aromatic Virginia introduced by Dunhill in 1912, now a staple of the Peterson lineup, we have Royal Yacht. Then t …
The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Cringle Flake 2022

The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Cringle Flake 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 29th Nov 2022

We’re back with yet another bonus column for the Tobacco Files, which means I’ve been digging into a new, soon to be released, tobacco blend. That new blend of course is this year's Cringle Flake, the annual offering from Sutliff Tobacco. The first year, released in 2019, featured a m …
Embracing Ambiguity - A Deep Dive into Cavendish Tobacco

Embracing Ambiguity - A Deep Dive into Cavendish Tobacco

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 23rd Nov 2022

Cavendish origins U.S. and English Style Cavendish Black Cavendish How Cavendish is used in a blend Stoved Virginia Brown Cavendish Unflavored Cavendish Blend base What is Cavendish tobacco? The first thing you’re likely to hear is that it’s not really a tobacco as much as a pro …