Andz

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Real NameAndrew Howard
Joined2012-10
Last Visited2018-11
LocationOxfordshire, England

I believe pipe smoking is a fine hobby rather than a 'habit', and enjoy all aspects of the hobby, from trying new blends to cleaning and maintaining my pipe collection. I tend to smoke more pipe tobacco in the autumn and winter. Just seems more relevant then for some reason.

Have flirted with pipe smoking for years and finally started taking it a little more seriously in 2011. Still smoke cigars and cigarettes (but only additive free these days) in small quantities, and not every day. I find my taste in tobacco changes or evolves every few months. I became really interested in pipe smoking as a result of full Cavendishs, but have gone through phases where nothing but a fine English blend, or orientals would do. My favourite tobaccos are Sunset Rum and Evening Stroll by Milan Tobaccanists, USA, which I have to import to Blighty. Impressed by some of Peterson's special aromatic blends, particularly Christmas 2011 and Special Reserve 2011. Bit pricey, as all smoking has become in the UK thanks to punitive taxing, but worth the extra. Also enjoy a good rum cavendish.

Most of my collection are old estate pipes, well used and restored by me - with a little care. My favourites by far and away are Petersons of which I have 5 or 6 and will continue to collect. Have nothing else of great note, but a variety of fine smoking briars of all shapes and sizes from all over the western world. A man can never have too many pipes, in my opinion! After all, our moods change like the weather so a good variety of sizes and shapes seems entirely sensible.

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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2013-11-25 Ashton - Consummate Gentleman 73 ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-11-25 Ashton - Smooth Sailing 50 ★★★☆ 2.6
2013-11-25 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake Aromatic 23 ★★★★ 3.0
2013-11-25 James Fox - Honeydew Aromatic 1 ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-11-25 James Fox - Dorisco Mixture 53 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-11-25 Lane Limited - Captain Black Original (Regular) 476 ★★★☆ 2.5
2013-11-25 Milan Tobacconists - "Our" London Dock 20 ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-10-30 Milan Tobacconists - Sunset Rum 38 ★★★★ 3.8
2013-11-25 Peterson - Hyde Park 90 ★★★★ 2.9
2013-11-25 Peterson - Flake 217 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-11-25 Peterson - Nightcap 642 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-11-25 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 572 ★★★★ 3.1
2013-11-25 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 189 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-11-25 Savinelli - Aroma 16 ★★★☆ 3.3
2013-11-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Mick McQuaid Plug 52 ★★★★ 3.4

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-11-22 Century - Buttered Rum 2 ★★★★ 3.0
2017-11-22 Century - Black Kathy 2 ★★☆☆ 2.0
2017-11-22 Century - Buttered Rum 2 ★★★★ 3.0
2017-11-22 Comoy's of London - Irish Mixture 5 ★★★★ 4.0
2017-11-22 Davidoff - Red Mixture 38 ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-11-22 Gallaher Limited - Condor Long Cut (Brown) 77 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-22 Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut 54 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-22 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 197 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-11-22 Mac Baren - Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed 11 ★★★★ 3.6
2018-11-21 Peterson - Old Dublin 270 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-22 Peterson - Summertime 2017 (Limited Edition) 3 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-11-22 Peterson - Special Reserve 2017 (Limited Edition) 4 ★★★☆ 3.3
2017-11-22 Robert Lewis - Tree Mixture 56 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

4 reviews
9 helpful votes
4 star:
2 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
1 Recommended
2 star:
1 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

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Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2012-11-28 E. A. Carey (Europe) - Carey's Cavendish Mixture 2 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2012-11-08 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 192 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-10-30 Milan Tobacconists - Evening Stroll 8 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2012-10-30 Milan Tobacconists - Sunset Rum 38 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8