The Dr. Grabow Big Pipe (A Tobacco Pipe Review For You!)

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You don’t have to spend big bucks on a pipe to get a great smoker and nothing proves this better than Dr. Grabow.

Today we will be discussing the Dr. Grabow “Big Pipe”; a hefty billiard shaped briar from an American Company with a fascinating history.

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Cornell & Diehl’s Five O’clock Shadow (A Longform Pipe Tobacco Review For You!)

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Cornell and Diehl’s Five O’Clock Shadow, part of their “Working Man” series, take something I like very much, the Virginia/Perique Blend, and kicks it up a notch by adding a pinch of dark-fired Kentucky. The results are surprisingly astounding!

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Esoterica’s And So To Bed (A Longform Tobacco Review For You)

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The autumn night wind crawls over the rolling hills of the Kentucky landscape in the background. It slips it’s sinewy, leaf-stained fingers through the crack in the window and comes to meet my hands, which are warmed by a crackling match.

My lids feel heavy, and the sulfur dissipates as the starry breeze dances around me, down to my bare ankles where it settles and nibbles at my senses.

I hold the flame to the full bowl and puff short and even for the char as my eyes drift to the full-dark sky past the pane. I move the match in small circles.

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Germain’s Medium Flake (A Pipe Tobacco Review For You!)

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J.F. Germain & Son’s Medium Flake is a tobacco you’ve likely seen around, but I’m often surprised at how few people I’ve met have tried it.

Upon opening the tin, I’m greeted with a beautiful presentation. A nice stack of shuffled yellow-brown flakes, slightly moist to the touch. I set a bowl-full aside to dry for an hour.

The tin note is sweet and citrusy with a hint of scattered hay, sliced oranges, and lemons. A light note of dried tea leaf meanders in and out as well. My mouth begins to water at the beautiful aroma.

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