Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by user0003, Jun 13, 2009.
Uhle's #00 Burley again in Lars of Denmark with Raspberry White Tea as a chaser.
McClelland #22 in a DG Omega.
BBF in a Baki while grilling beer bratwurst. Boiling would have (b)een (b)etter for consonance sake, but yech!
Classic Samsun in my dad's old meer.
Uncased from the farm red burley in a stanky old cob. Man, this stuff is a mule kick, ala Five Bros! I also think I notice a shift in tin note and burn quality in these past 18 months...interesting.
Don't be, I've only got 2 flakes left...
RLP 6 in a MM patriot
Sillem's Black in a Paykoc Skull Meer.
Carter Hall in the bent MM Legend. I feel like I've been neglecting my cobs. That simply will not do.
Bulwark.....in one of these
SG Kendal plug in a straight MM CG
G&H Dark Flake in a Peterson Donegal rhodesian
Peter Stokkebye's B&B in my straight Falcon.
Squadron Leader in the Trevi 114ks. Not bad...but....no matter how many times I come back to it, I can't quite seem to get the hype. Sure, it's a pretty nice blend...but....I'd take RRR or Margate over it pretty much any day of the week.
Edit: Still, I really like the subtle sweetness of the stuff!
Nightcap in a Comoy Oom Paul.
I believe I agree with you, although I too very much appreciate the subtlety. I buy it in bulk at this crappy mall tobacco shop, believe it or not, although I have tried the tinned variety as well (and find them to be identical). I was expecting it to blow my doors off with the way everyone talks about it, but it was not to be. I can think of several other English/Balkan mixtures I'd rather have. Still haven't tried RRR, unfortunately, dying to get some of that. And Margate, you say? I have seen that on the shelf at the store and thought about buying it, but I have yet to pull the trigger.
As for me, it's Solani 660 Silver Flake in my brand spankin' new Northern Briars Banker! It's a Premier grade, his highest grade, with a brindle stem, and I just love it to pieces. It's a really gorgeous pipe, and it feels very nice in the hand or between the teeth. The brindle vulcanite tends to mark up easily from my teeth, but whatever, that's how that stuff goes, and I'd much rather have vulcanite than acrylic any day. These pipes are 100% hand made, including the stem, and they are truly special pipes. Ian Walker is the fellow's name, and he actually made the pipe for the British Pipe Smoking Championship recently, 50 pipes that had to all be exactly identical, all by hand. Very impressive, I think. And the prices are literally half of what a Dunhill costs, or for the same prices as this NB that I got, you could get a heavily used Dunhill, and based on the craftsmanship, aesthetics, and everything else, well, it's a no brainer to me. I believe I have a passionate new love in the world of English pipes with Northern Briars. I'm planning on making a thread with pictures later on, but I wanted to blather about it for a minute because it's so nice.
Oh yeah, and it smokes SO well. I just put it down for at least five minutes without touching it, and I picked it back up and took a few pulls, and boom, the ember fired right back up! Didn't even have to relight it after setting it down to write that long ass post. Good god, what a great buy.
C&D Nighttrain in the Pete shamrock..............g'night y'all
Reserve 1928 in a new Peterson St Patty's special pipe. I stepped right into the Tinderbox St Patrick's Day promotion trap, and glad I did! I also got my choice of a tin of the Peterson Tobac. I chose Golden Blend - that stuff is too rich for my novice palate. But, I am digging the 1928..
My first time with Erinmore Flake in my rescued Brigham.
One of those days. Decided that the car needed an oil change since it was due and then didn't move for the past couple of months. Friends dropped by for a bit and enjoyed trying out some of the tobaccos that have recently arrived. Went back to finishing the oil change and carefully put in 5 litres of oil without spilling a drop. Closed the hood and stepped in to the puddle of oil that results when one doesn't screw the plug back in to the pan. Ah, well, a few bags of kitty litter will soak that up overnight, so I'm just really enjoying sitting back with the Peterson Silver Spigot Apple full of Frogmorton on the Bayou. There's a bottle of Laphroaig around here someplace that needs finding.
Uhle's #00 Burley in a cob. I need it to cam me down, just got back from another funeral I had to preach and I'm worn out.