With Pipe and Book Breck's Mixture

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


Brand With Pipe and Book
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type
Contents Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Medium to Strong
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 25, 2006 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.
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Sep 07, 2008 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.)
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