It's been a long time coming, but I've begun to introduce Peterson pipes here at The Pipe Nook, and I'm getting started by rolling out my personal favorite, the Dublin Filter series!
Originally designed for the German market, these 9mm filtered pipes smoke cool and dry with the help of a 9mm charcoal filter. Any 9mm filter can fit, including the Savinelli balsa filters (with gentle nudging), if that's your preference. And of course, they can be smoked without a filter in place if filters aren't your thing. But it's certainly nice to have the option. I've come to love how much easier and more enjoyable 9mm charcoal filters make pipe smoking for me that a 9mm filtered pipe is always my first recommendation to new pipe smokers. It's tough to get me to shut up about it, honestly. :)
There are 20 shapes in the Dublin Filter series, most with 3 variations: Rusticated with fishtail (standard) mouthpiece, smooth finished with fishtail mouthpiece, and smooth finished with the proprietary Peterson P-Lip mouthpiece. You can read about the P-Lip design in the individual pipe listings.
I purchased a "test pipe" in the Dublin Filter series, and have been smoking it for the better part of 3 months. Then I added another. And another. Now, I have 4, and I'm eyeing a 5th to add to my personal collection! I understand now why Peterson has so many devout fans around the world. Peterson has distinct shapes and variations of standard shapes that are so unique that they just aren't found in other lines. Plus, they smoke so well, and look good while doing it!
Peterson is a much celebrated company in the pipe world, and holds the record of being the longest continuously operating briar pipe facility in the world. Established in 1865 and still making their pipes in Dublin, Ireland, Peterson pipes have earned a place in many a pipe rack for more than 150 years!
I intend to add at least a few more Peterson pipe series in the near future, so be on the lookout for that in the months ahead. I'm always up for suggestions, if you have a favorite line you'd like to share. But if you've had your eye on a particular Pete and don't care to wait, feel free to email me and I can place a special order for you in the meantime.
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G.L. Pease makes some of the best blends on the market today, with many of them becoming modern classics. I can't carry them all, but I've decided to add these three perennial favorites to The Pipe Nook stable: Cairo, Haddo's Delight, and Westminster!
First, Cairo is a wonderfully complex mixture of red, orange and bright Virginia tobaccos, exotic Oriental leaf, and just a whisper of Perique. The flavor is naturally sweet, slightly nutty, delicately spicy and rich. Subtle citrus-like notes harmoniously support the more robust flavors of the darker Virginias. Cairo is a medium bodied but very satisfying tobacco with a delicate aroma that will be enjoyed by Virginia lovers and the connoisseur of oriental mixtures alike. Part of the Original Mixtures series.
Next, Haddo's Delight is a stout blend of several Virginia tobaccos with a generous measure of long-cut perique. Unflavored Green River black Cavendish and a little air-cured white burley ribbon provide fullness, body, and a bit of extra strength. Finally, an exclusive process darkens and marries the mixture. The flavor is full on the palate, earthy, slightly sweet and intriguingly piquant, with overtones of figs and raisins. A wonderful blend for the perique lover! Part of the Original Mixtures series.
And finally, Westminster is the very essence of the traditional English mixture; rich, elegant, refined and exquisitely balanced. New World Red Virginias are enhanced with a gentle caress of bright leaf, then lavishly seasoned with rich Oriental tobaccos and generous measures of noble Cyprus mountain Latakia. Westminster is a satisfying blend, presenting layers of flavor to delight the senses and develop in the bowl. A perfect everyday English mixture! Part of the Heirloom series.
I hope you'll find a new favorite among these blends! In addition, if you ever wish to purchase an 8oz or even 16oz tin of these or any other GL Pease blends, whether I typically stock them or not, just send me a message. I'm always happy to create special orders for your personal favorites of anything within the pipe and tobacco brands that I carry!
And don't hesitate to send me any questions you may have. I'm here to help however I can!
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Savinelli recently introduced the Gods Series of pipe tobacco, which I'm now able to present to my Pipe Nook customers! These are 3 surprisingly nuanced and intriguing blends that definitely deserve your attention, and possibly a permanent space in your tobacco rotation!
First, Janus unites bright Virginia leaf with vintage Orientals from Turkey and Greece, and a bit of Perique, for a cool, smooth and elegant smoke. Next, Juno presents a base of stoved Red Virginia combined with bright Virginia, which is stoved yet again before adding a dash of fresh, straight red Virginia. The result is a delectably sweet mixture to satisfy the most experienced Virginia lover! And finally, Jupiter mixes white and dark Burleys with red and bright Virginias and a touch of spicy, dark-fired Kentucky, along with a delicate topping of dark rum and molasses for a sweet, nutty, and complex flavor profile.
These 3 new blends went right to the top of the charts in Savinelli's tobacco offerings for me personally. I can't recommend them highly enough...they're not to be missed!
In addition, this week I introduced the shape that my friend Vinnie calls a "Saxophone Pipe," the Savinelli 614, and Rossi 8614 shapes! These Oom Paul shapes were glaringly absent here at The Pipe Nook, and they are now available in the Savinelli Roma and Trevi Lines, as well as the Rossi Vittoria series, with more to come in the days ahead!
I've added so many other items this week that I'll just have to provide them in the following list:
And to top it off, I received a large stock update of the ever-popular Savinelli Series III 9mm pipes, with more than 100 new pipes now in stock in various shapes!
Things are rockin' and rollin' at The Pipe Nook this summer...stay tuned for more exciting new additions in the coming weeks. And as always, thanks so much for your business!
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Go Big and Stay Home with a Tub of Your Favorite Codger Blend! Also, Mac Baren's HH Blends Now Available in the Larger 3.5 oz. Tins!
Like many of you, I'm spending a LOT more time at home these days. Much more time to be alone with my thoughts also allows for more time to smoke. Many of you have asked, and I've been listening. So now, The Pipe Nook carries not only 1.5 oz. pouches of my favorite Codger blends, but also the larger 12 to 14 oz. cans! For those who have a favorite "drug store blend," this is a great, economical way to stock up for those additional times of quiet reflection.
In addition, I've begun carrying the larger 3.5 oz. versions of three Mac Baren HH blends: Burley Flake, Old Dark Fired, and Pure Virginia. Don't worry, larger tins of the other HH blends will be coming soon!
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This week, I'm pleased to introduce a new pipe tobacco from Mac Baren, and a new line of pipes from Rossi! This is definitely a study in contrasts, hence the clever title to this post. Well, I thought it was kinda clever. :)
First up, Rossi Piccolo pipes: The first petite series from Rossi, the Piccolo series adds six popular Savinelli shapes to the Rossi line, but for the first time scaling these shapes to elegant, pocket-pipe proportions. These unfiltered pipes are finished much like the Vittoria series in a dark, classic rustication and fitted with jet-black vulcanite stems! A Piccolo pipe is ideal for anyone searching for a traditional pipe that can be comfortably stowed in a pocket while on the go!
Next, I'm happy (and a bit trepidatious) to introduce Mac Baren's HH Rustica tobacco! If you thought Bold Kentucky was strong...beware! Mac Baren's HH Rustica marks a first in the modern pipe tobacco industry. Blending Virginias and Burleys from the commonly used Nicotiana Tabacum with that of the rarely used Nicotiana Rustica, this blend provides an incredibly bold and one of a kind smoke! Hot-pressed and cut into flakes, this high-nicotine blend is not for the faint of heart! But it might be right up your alley if you like distinctive flavors such as peaty Scotches, strong black coffee, sharp cheeses, or strong cigars. This is a Limited Edition offering of only 7,100 numbered 3.5 oz. tins, and when they're gone, that's all folks!
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