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Blend of the Month

July 2020

BLEND:  Irish Meadows

BRAND:  STP House Blend

BLEND TYPE:  Straight Virginia

FLAVORING:  None

CUT:  Ready Rubbed & Ribbon

Irish Meadows is a brilliant combination of bright, Red, stoved, and fermented Virginias that produces a melange of sweet, ripe, stewed fruit flavors with hints of spice that intertwine with and transition into a savory bread with hints of floral notes. If you enjoy rich natural Virginia flavors, Irish Meadows is definitely one to try ... and it's especially perfect with a tall glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day!  Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of his Irish Meadows blend on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

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June 2020

BLEND:  English Luxury

BRAND:  Peter Stokkebye

BLEND TYPE:  English

FLAVORING:  None

CUT:  Ribbon

Peter Stokkebye's English Luxury is a classic English style pipe tobacco blend developed from mellow Georgian Virginias, Black Cavendish, Mexican Burleys, and Cyprian Latakia. The blend burns well with a consistent slightly sweet flavor from start to finish. Watch Sean's video review of this sophisticated blend on our Video Reviews page!

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May 2020

BLEND:  #303 Peaches & Creme

BRAND:  Peter Stokkebye

BLEND TYPE:  Aromatic

FLAVORING:  Cream, Fruit/Peach

CUT:  Ribbon

Peter Stokkebye's #303 Peaches & Creme pipe tobacco is a European style aromatic consisting of flue-cured tobacco meticulously cultivated from the fertile fields of Zimbabwe and Malawi blended with sweet processed Black Cavendish and mild Burley. The mixture is topped with a delectable combination of rich peach and cream flavors to produce a superb smoking experience and pleasing room note. Watch Sean's video review of this delicious blend on our Video Reviews page!

April 2020

BLEND:  Derringer

BRAND:  Cornell & Diehl

BLEND TYPE:  Straight Virginia

FLAVORING:  None

CUT:  Ready Rubbed

Cornell & Diehl's Derringer pipe tobacco is an old-school style of Straight Virginia tobacco that provides a rich tasting smoke with a wide range of naturally occurring flavors from the usual citrusy, grassy hay to ripe, dark and stewed fruits, to floral notes thanks to the well-balanced blending of red, bright, and stoved, fermented Virginias.  Its sugar casing helps tame any harshness while lending a light honey flavor to the overall melange.  Watch Sean's video review of this blend on our Video Reviews page.

March 2020

BLEND:  Epiphany

BRAND:  Cornell & Diehl

BLEND TYPE:  Aromatic

FLAVORING:  Fruit/Citrus

CUT:  Ribbon

Cornell & Diehl's Epiphany pipe tobacco blend is reminiscent of House of Windsor's Revelation ... the favorite blend of the great Albert Einstein.  Another classic and perfectly balanced Tarler/Runowski blend of Burleys, Latakia, Perique, and Virginias, Epiphany has a subtly sweet fruity topping (some say it reminds them of Mirabelle) that doesn't sublimate the natural tobaccos.  This blend burns cool and clean without bite which makes it an enjoyable "all day" smoke.

February 2020

BLEND:  #504C Aromatic English

BRAND:  Sutliff

BLEND TYPE:  Aromatic

FLAVORING:  Alcohol/Liquor

CUT:  Ribbon

Sutliff's 504C Aromatic English is a subtle aromatic blend with just enough Latakia to be satisfying for the pipe smoker while producing a very pleasant aroma for those around him/her. This blend is smooth, full-bodied, tastes great and works well as an easy all-day smoke.  It also lands in the top 3 of Michele's "favorite pipe aromas" list! Be sure to watch Sean's YouTube video on this blend here.  And, you can purchase #504C Aromatic English here.

January 2020

BLEND:  #515 RC-1

BRAND:  Sutliff

BLEND TYPE:  Straight Virginia

FLAVORING:  None

CUT:  Ribbon

Sutliff's #515 RC-1 is a blend of processed and matured red Virginias that offers a tangy smoke with good depth of flavor.  If you enjoyed McClelland's 5100 Red Cake, you should give #515 RC-1 a try.  This blend is great for use in blending or as a stand-alone for a change of flavor. Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of #515 RC-1 on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

December 2019

BLEND:  #704 Spiced Rum

BRAND:  Sutliff

BLEND TYPE:  Aromatic

FLAVORING:  Other/Misc, Rum

CUT:  Ribbon

Sutliff's #704 Spiced Rum combines choice Virginia, Burley, and Black Cavendish before a spicy rum flavoring is expertly applied to produce a mild smoke with a delectable flavor and aroma of raisin rum cake.  Yum!  Spiced Rum #704 is without doubt a perfect smoke for the Christmas holiday. Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of Spiced Rum on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

November 2019

BLEND:  Captain Bob's Blend

BRAND:  Cornell & Diehl

BLEND TYPE:  Aromatic

FLAVORING:  Caramel, Fruit, Maple, Orange, Other, Vanilla, Walnut

CUT:  Broken flake

Cornell & Diehl's Captain Bob's Blend is an aromatic English-style blend of Burleys and Virginias with just a dash of Latakia and Perique.  The mixture is topped with a variety of flavorings that produce delicious flavor that evokes the essences of autumn with every puff. Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of Captain Bob's Blend on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

October 2019

BLEND:  Haunted Bookshop

BRAND:  Cornell & Diehl

BLEND TYPE:  Burley

FLAVORING:  None

CUT:  Course

Cornell & Diehl's Haunted Bookshop is another of the late Bob Runowski's blends that is named in honor of the famous novel written by Christopher Morley.  Haunted Bookshop is a blend of Burley and Virginias with a touch of Perique that provides an aroma and flavor of an American heritage pipe tobacco.  Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of Haunted Bookshop on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

September 2019

BLEND:  Black Cavendish (No. 201)

BRAND:  Peter Stokkebye

BLEND TYPE:  Aromatic

FLAVORING:  Misc./Vanilla

CUT:  Course

Peter Stokkebye's Black Cavendish (No. 201) is a mild Black Cavendish pipe tobacco with a deliciously rich, creamy smooth vanilla flavor and aroma.  Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of Black Cavendish (No. 201) on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

August 2019

BLEND:  Match 20

BRAND:  Sutliff Tobacco Company

BLEND TYPE:  Oriental

FLAVORING:  None

CUT:  Ribbon

Match 20 is Sutliff's version of Dunhill's My Mixture 965.  This is a robust English blend with character. Plenty of Latakia, pressed Virginia, and Burley provide the base, giving it a citrusy, grassy, spicy, and buttery sweetness that burns cool and clean.  Click here to watch The Story Teller's review of Match 20 on YouTube and find it here at The Story Teller's Pipe.

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