Finishing last night's Colonial Pastime, with my morning coffee...I hate when life gets in the way of a good smoke, but sometimes you just got to deal with it. Colonial Pastime is a good D.G.T. blend ,so no loss.
walks with company of no-band 6x42 for company, to be finished later. Just in from 45mins of watering. After the Ed is fed, Exotique in old Nording freehand & continue with the papers. A little yard work in the mix for later depending on wifie's needs
69, clear, headed for 79 eventually, no rain in sight
I'm finding the Warped Cloud Hopper to have a very advanced and nuanced flavor profile the more that I smoke the blend, and it just gets better as a great cigar does the farther down the bowl you get. Towards the bottom it exhibits a sour Turkish musty flavor back and forth with the red and bright VA even though there is no Turkish in the blend, just Dominican Criollo, red and bright, a smidge of Italian dark fired, and perique. You start to get pure notes of cedar/dogwood burning, leather, old books, damp cardboard, toasted sawdust, sour Turkish/Oriental, the VAs, and the perique seems to add ranging pepper and spice nuances of a wild degree along with the cigar leaf and other components. This blend is much like Triple Play or Jack Knife Plug with an added element of Dominican Criollo in many ways. Strong, discerning profile that showcases how really good blended pipe tobacco doesn't need any casing.
This is what a fantastic pipe tobacco should be in terms of my stronger, natural tobacco profile preferences and scores a 10/10 in my book. A rare occurrence. This is for those like myself who love Haunted Bookshop, GLP JKP or Triple Play, strong plug tobaccos and stronger cigar blends. Those that love a tobacco that has no casings and can tolerate darker tobacco flavor profiles and a nicotine strength a bit north of medium.
greets & hope happy HumpDay to those affected. Had wifie's car to shop to see why can't be locked with the fob. Appt made to check out. Can lock manually till then. Tea at desk, Byzantium in LaughingBacchus meer in smoking room. Snoozie soon, then to sups.
79, partly cloudy, headed for 82
Ed Duncan, Batavia, NY gots 'em, smokes 'em since '62
Getting ready to smoke some of the recent re-release run of Mac Baren's Royal Twist in my RDP strawberry briar blasted bulldog with midnight blue ebonite stem and redwood burl inlay. The cousin to Pepe'sdad's RDP up there.
Yup, was just thinking...that looks like a Ron pipe...and sure enough it is. Ron's bulldogs are epic and will be recognized through out pipe-mankind. G&H Bob's Chocolate Flake in a small Rhodesian made by Ron just for me..possibly the best smoking pipe I own. I really love this pipe because it is small and a perfect smoker of anything tobacco.