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Brand Spotlight: Rattray's Pipes, Tobacco, and Accessories

Posted by Terry Williams on 30th Sep 2020

Some entertainers win Oscar’s, Grammy’s, and Emmy’s. Some athletes dominate fields, courts, and diamonds. And some legends hit the holy trinity of pipes, tobacco, and accessories. Enter Rattray’s, a company of Scottish origin with 100 years of business in the bank. You know them in one way or a …
​ Cigar Humidors: Everything You Need to Know

​ Cigar Humidors: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jack Rather on 29th Sep 2020

Cigars elevate smokers to a sophisticated level of a few as only 4.5% of smokers in the US smoke cigars. Before you venture into smoking cigars, you need to treat the whole process with respect.One thing you'll need to learn about is proper cigar storage, which means understanding what a humido …
10 Benefits of Using a Clear Lighter

10 Benefits of Using a Clear Lighter

Posted by Jack Rather on 20th Aug 2020

How many times has your lighter run out at the worst possible moment?A person's lighter can tell you a lot about them. The more stylized, the more serious the smoker. When it comes to cigars, everything is about style and quality. The same can be said for lighters. Clear lighters come with a wealt …
MAKER SPOTLIGHT: JOHN KELLER of JWK 2366 CUSTOM COBS

MAKER SPOTLIGHT: JOHN KELLER of JWK 2366 CUSTOM COBS

Posted by Terry Williams on 13th Aug 2020

John Keller is a vibrant and genial pipemaker with a beard to make Tolkien’s dwarves glower with envy. The 5th generation Lakeland, Florida native would prefer to take my call with a pipe on his back patio, but the heat of Central Florida in August is “just a little too toasty.” So, he talks to …

Brand Spotlight: Sutliff Tobacco a Mac Baren Company

Posted by Terry Williams on 11th Jun 2020

Friends, today we turn our appreciative palates to Sutliff Tobacco, a stalwart blender and distributor that marries two qualities rarely found in one company: innovation and consistency. But where to start with Sutliff? The great weight of its 171-year legacy? Or the depth of its product offerings, …
The Many Reasons to Invest in a Cigar Stand

The Many Reasons to Invest in a Cigar Stand

Posted by Jack Rather on 11th Oct 2019

If you're new to cigar smoking, you may think you have the art mastered. You've learned your smoking technique, and you know all about resting a cigar for the optimal flavor. You may have even purchased cigar accessories, like an ashtray or a cigar cutter.So, when you look at a cigar stand, it …

The Pipes and Tobaccos That Link Us to Life’s Most Important Moments

Posted by J.R. Duren on 1st Sep 2019

As humans, we commemorate things.Cakes at birthday parties. Bottles of sparkling wine for promotions. Dinners for anniversaries. And, for the pipe smoker, a new briar or tin of tobacco for just about any important milestone.Take me, for example, two years ago.I am standing in the corner of a materni …