David Kirkpatrick

January 29, 2008

Pipe’n n bloggin’

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Spent part of this afternoon relaxing with a nice bowl of Peter Stokkebye’s Luxury Twist Flake and reading some fun pipe blogs like A Passion for Pipes and Pipe Lore.

Luxury Twist Flake is about as topped as I can handle pipe tobacco (that is, not very much) but is a solid Virginia and a great example of a lightly flavored Danish blend. I actually prefer Stokkebye’s Bullseye Flake, but the Twist Flake is a nice change of my usual pace.

I had this bowl in the first pipe I ever bought — a no-name black, rusticated lovat stamped “Made in London, England.” Probably a second (or third) from one of the known British brands and it’s been a great smoker for many, many years. The Twist Flake went in that pipe because of the topping. Years ago, like most beginning pipe smokers, I exclusively bought a heavily cased aromatic blend.

These days I’m much more partial to straight Virginias, Virginia/perique blends and various latakia and oriental blends.