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Tobacco Plant

BILBO BAGGINS’ BIRTHDAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND

I know Bilbo Baggins is a fictional character, but something so trivial as being real should not deter us from celebrating his birthday! So, Peter and I whipped-up a batch of Tewksbury & Company’s Hobbit’s Weed. We used the original recipe with the original ingredients, recreating this popular blend. We’re calling our’s Hobbit’s Weed — Second Lunch. Here’s the recipe:…

Hogshead

SEATTLE PIPE CLUB HOGSHEAD SIGNATURE

Welcome the inaugural blend in Seattle Pipe Clubs’ Signature Series! Starting in 1612, John Rolfe and his then wife Pocahontas, of the Jamestown Colony, began growing tobacco, naming the strain they grew after their plantation, which they called Varina Farms Plantation. This particular tobacco became known as “Virginia Tobacco.” The tobacco was shipped worldwide on ships. To keep each lot…

Cigar Rolling

TAKEN FROM THE DEVIL’S HAND BY ESTEBAN CARRERAS

I love cigars that have a backstory and this one is HUGE! Taken From The Devil’s Hand, or Devil’s Hand for those that like brevity, has a fascinating backstory about its tobacco. Gonzalo Puentes, who runs Esteban Carreras’ factory, once worked for Cuba’s Ministry of Agriculture, and in particular the group responsible for tobacco production. As the story is told,…

Peterson Of Dublin

PETERSON 2022 CHRISTMAS PIPES

To say this year’s Peterson 2022 Christmas Pipe drop was robust might be an understatement. In this single release, there’s Army Smooth, Army Rusticated, Spigot Smooth and Spigot Rusticated – SIXTY individual options in all. Each year since 2009, Peterson has released a special-edition Christmas pipe, typically presenting an array of popular Classic shapes in a singular finish unique to…

Peterson 125th Dracula

Since the inaugural release in 2012, the Dracula has become one of Peterson’s most popular regular production series, characterized by its evocative stem work and ghoulish aesthetics befitting the Gothic horror genre. This year, Peterson commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Bram Stoker’s legendary novel with a particularly haunting addition to the Dracula line — available for retail sale on May…

Palmetto Balkan

Palmetto Balkan Small Batch Release By Cornell & Diehl

(Retail Launch Date: May 18, 2022) Cornell & Diehl recently completed their latest exciting addition to the Small Batch line: Palmetto Balkan. A tribute to Oriental-forward blends of the past, this singular Balkan mixture showcases a proprietary processing method that mellows modern Latakia’s often dominating campfire note and offers a uniquely Carolina-inspired rendition to the blend family. “While this is…