Cigars and pipes both offer a richer tobacco experience. We explore the differences between pipes and cigars, so you can decide which way of smoking is best for you.
Like cigars, smoking a pipe is an experience, rather than just a quick fix of nicotine like a standard cigarette. The enjoyment of packing the tobacco, getting a great light and drawing through the first few plumes of smoke is something that is hard to replicate. Although pipes may simply be something to smoke from, […]
Pipe smoking is an iconic symbol of our heritage, an act that has characterised politicians, actors and authors alike. Some of the most prominent names in British and world history have been known to indulge in a bowl of tobacco from their favourite pipe.
Within the pipe smoking community, the ageing of tobacco seems to be a somewhat divisive topic. On the one hand, there are people that believe that because tobacco is a plant, it should be treated like other plants and consumed when fresh.
Having a well maintained pipe is the key to having a successful and enjoyable pipe smoking experience. No matter your rotation, whether you have one pipe or one hundred pipes, it’s important that you take good care of them so that they can continue to serve you with fantastic smokes.
For many of us, having spent money on buying lovely tobacco and a beautiful pipe to smoke it in, it’s essential to make the most of smoking it. Smoking a pipe is a hobby and pastime that can’t be rushed or hurried as it takes time to build experience and to understand what you’re looking […]
With a countless number of tobacco blends available from all over the globe, it can be difficult to believe anyone could have tried them all; never mind choose which one to go for next. The variety and blends are endless, and you will often find independent tobacconists creating their own blends to add to the […]
When discussing pipes, the word ‘cake’ no longer means a delicious baked good, but rather refers to the process of building up a layer of carbon on the inner walls of your pipe’s chamber! Cake, in this context, is the black layer on the inside of tobacco pipes, however, achieving the perfect cake is not […]
Whether you’re smoking a cigar, cigarette or tobacco pipe, the lighting stage is essential and can have a great impact on the burn, taste and enjoyment of your smoke. Pipes are perhaps the hardest of the three to light accurately, so once you have packed your pipe with tobacco, it is important to carefully introduce […]
One of the most important aspects of pipe smoking preparation is the way you pack the tobacco into the bowl of the pipe. The pack can have a surprising impact on the pipe smoking experience, so getting it right is essential for your enjoyment.