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.
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.
Getting started with pipe smoking may be a little overwhelming if you know little about your new hobby. Smoking a tobacco pipe is a very enjoyable experience, and many pipe smokers love collecting a variety of pipes, from the simple to the more intricately designed! To help you get started on your pipe smoking journey, […]
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, lots of people make avoidable mistakes when smoking pipes. These common mistakes can lead to a smoke that you’d rather forget, or even worse, put you off for good. Read our guide for the dos and don’ts of pipe smoking, to be sure you get a pleasant smoke […]
When Sir Walter Raleigh introduced tobacco to the people of Tudor England all the way back in the 16th-century, a whole new industry was born; clay pipe making. They’re a far cry from the pipes we know and love now, but their history has paved the way for our tobacco smoking staple.