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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 …
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 …
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 …
Best Smelling Pipe Tobaccos (Top 10 Aromatic Mixtures)

Best Smelling Pipe Tobaccos (Top 10 Aromatic Mixtures)

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 14th Jun 2022

In his 1965 book The Pleasures of Pipe Smoking, Carl Weber dedicates a chapter to the etiquette of pipe smoking, which is introduced with the following quotation: "Too often, the word tact is used to designate what is mere diplomacy. In simple truth, tact means the practice of thoughtfulness in …
What is Katerini Perique?

What is Katerini Perique?

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 11th Apr 2022

Pipe smokers will soon have the rare opportunity to try a new varietal included in some special and limited blends from the Sutliff Tobacco Company— Perique-Processed Katerini. A high grade of the rare Oriental leaf has been anaerobically pressure fermented in barrels—the same process that P …