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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 …
Compare & Share November Reveal!

Compare & Share November Reveal!

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 1st Dec 2022

Compare & Share for December is now live! Another fine month of mystery tobacco tasting! The blends for November 2022? Mystery Blend #1 - Sutliff Christmas Spice Mystery Blend #2 - Cobblestone Maple Walnut Thank you to all who participated! We started a Facebook group where all …
The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Cringle Flake 2022

The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Cringle Flake 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 29th Nov 2022

[Sutliff Cringle Flake is now live!]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 …
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 proce …
The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Aberrant (Birds of a Feather)

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

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 13th Oct 2022

Another mid-month Tobacco File ushering in a new blend—Aberrant, from Sutliff tobacco.This is the third installment of the Birds of a Feather Series, a collection of six special mixtures that were concocted by Mac Baren master blender Per Jensen during a week-long visit to the Sutliff factory i …
Arturo Fuente  - A History of the Legendary Cigar Makers

Arturo Fuente - A History of the Legendary Cigar Makers

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 7th Oct 2022

For over a century, Arturo Fuente has been dedicated to premium cigars and the preservation of the romance and heritage of the pastime. From the days of working out of a small home-factory to where they now thrive on the international stage, Arturo Fuente's history is the story of a family busine …
The Tobacco Files 18 - Rattray's Marlin Flake & Sillem's Commodore Flake

The Tobacco Files 18 - Rattray's Marlin Flake & Sillem's Commodore Flake

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 3rd Oct 2022

Here we go, the first Tobacco File since going from bi-weekly to monthly for the regular column (there will be bonus posts for some new blends). I have to say, I’m very happy with this format, I had much more time to dig into these mixtures. To think I started the Tobacco Files—or, "What I Smoked Th …
The Tobacco Files - Seattle Pipe Club Give Me Liberty

The Tobacco Files - Seattle Pipe Club Give Me Liberty

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 27th Sep 2022

So in the last Tobacco File, I wrote that I would be changing the main column from biweekly to monthly, and would write short, bonus blogs highlighting a single blend—likely something new or special in some way—when opportunity presents. Well, here is the first such installment, as I’ve spent the la …