I posted this elsewhere but thought I'd share it here as well. Had a really wonderful experience at Blatter & Blatter this past weekend. We visited my son at SUNY Plattsburgh, it was Family Weekend, he's a freshman there. Montreal is about an hours drive. First, I highly recommend a visit to that beautiful city. It is really a site to behold. Coming from NY City I could be a bit jaded when it comes to "big" cities but I have to say that I was so impressed with the European feel, spectacular architecture and friendly people of that magnificent city. We ate at one of the cafe's in Old Montreal (gorgeous area) which reminded me a little bit of downtown Manhattan. Of course my visit included a stop at Blatter & Blatter! I met Patrick, one of the family and Ben who were extremely welcoming and friendly. I wanted to purchase a pipe, one of their handmades but it will have to wait until Christmas, I think! My son also saw a pipe that caught his eye. I did purchase some of their Danish Slices, (Tranches Danoises, as it states on the pouch), a nice Va. Flake and my son picked up one of their aromatic blends. Being a huge hockey fan (NY Rangers) my other visit was to pay homage to the Centre Bell, the home of the Montreal Canadiens hockey club which is another site to behold, even before walking through the doors. Hockey fans will know that the courtyard area just prior to the front doors is decked out with statues of Canadian greats as well as many placards and engraved stones depicting great moments in that club's storied history. This is another site not to miss! If you have opportunity don't miss out on this beautiful city and be sure to pay a visit to these historic sites.