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Pipe Tobacco Crash Course


As with fine wines, the creation of pipe blends depends on the use of many varietals. Here’s a primer on the most prominent tobaccos used in formulating pipe recipes.

FK Kirsten Pipes

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing videos from cigar manufacturers talking about their new products at IPCPR 2017.

Where to Smoke: Seattle


Finding a cigar lounge in Seattle is no easy task. Unfortunately, the laws regarding smoking in public places are extremely strict.

Interview with Lasse Petersen of Scandinavian Tobacco Group

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Lasse Petersen, brand manager of pipe tobacco and RYO at Scandinavian Tobacco Group, speaks with Cigars & Leisure on the rising popularity of pipes among…

Arango Cigar Co. Unveils Three New Pipes

Arango Cigar Co., the exclusive U.S. distributor for Nording pipes, has announced release of two new pipes by Danish master pipe carver Erik Nording, as well…

Quintessentially American: Missouri Meerschaum Co.

Mom. Baseball. Apple pie. These three things have traditionally been viewed as the quintessential essence of the United States.

A Pipemaking Tradition: Peder Jeppesen

More than 40 years ago, there was a revolution going on within the pipe world. At the time, pipe enjoyment was still a popular option…

Revisiting Pipe Tobacco

In today’s culture, many things old and believed to be forgotten over time are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Vinyl records, old video games…

Amerian Hustle: Pipemaker Scott Klein

In 2009, Klein was 21 years old and working as an operations manager for one of Chicagoland’s largest coffee distributors, and he had picked up pipe smoking.