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The proprietor's favorite. A base of stoved Virginia with rich Burley and Turkish. Flavorful and smooth.

BrandWith Pipe and Book
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
4.0
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gnossos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gnossos (39)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Was out in the Lake Placid area to bag some trout last weekend and stopped in With Pipe and Book. This is a great mixture that starts off strong with the Turkish, later in the bowl the Virginia stands out more. I was very pleased and impressed and was smoking it out of a Savinelli Second that I bought there as well. And, while I was smoking it, I stumbled across a little tributary to the Ausable River and found a bunch of trout, bagged me a nice rainbow trout over a foot as well as some other beautiful fish. A great outdoorsy smoke. The moisture content is perfect.

But hurry - one of the proprietors said that the shop will be closing in a year! So try this before they go out of business (they decided it was time to retire and their kids don't want to go into that business - a damn shame). I hope that I am able to find a tobacco more easily available for when this one is off the market.

Edit: I finally tried Red Raparee by Rattray, which is quite a good smoke, and thought I'd update this to say that Breck's Mixture is similar to a somewhat more full-bodied Red Raparee.

2 people found this review helpful.

roberteconnors Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
roberteconnors (9)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Interesting combination of orientals, burley, and Virginia. For those interested in pipe and tobacco memorabilia, Breck's collection is fantastic. I tried to buy a few things from Julie, but they were not for sale. You have to stop in this store to see it. As far as I know, they don't have a web site. (As of summer 2009, Pipe and Book was almost totally closed. Breck and Julie are close to retirement.)

1 person found this review helpful.