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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 …
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 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 …
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 …
Charatan Pipe Tobaccos—5 New Pipe Blends to Try

Charatan Pipe Tobaccos—5 New Pipe Blends to Try

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 21st Sep 2022

Introducing Charatan Pipe Tobaccos! Charatan has a long, rich history in the world of pipes and tobacco. Frederick Charatan began carving Meerschaum pipes in mid-1800s London, and in the following decades would turn briar pipes garnering international prestige from the pipe world. Frederick’s …
Best Smelling Pipe Tobaccos (Top 10 Non-Aromatic Mixtures)

Best Smelling Pipe Tobaccos (Top 10 Non-Aromatic Mixtures)

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 31st Aug 2022

We recently put together a list of the best-smelling Aromatic pipe tobacco blends, but of course, you don’t have to go to Aromatics for a great room note. Plenty of pipe blends can fill the air with delightful aromas, top flavored or not.That said, some of these room notes may be less pleasant to t …