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Thanks for the confirmation re jars. This a new venture for me but one which I think will be successful. Tried a couple more jars today and labeled them up, storing them in a desk drawer (I have also been given advice about the detrimental effects of light on tobacco), so hopefully it will prove a good move. Thanks again. If any folk have further storage ideas, I’d be glad to hear about them.
I have been enjoying (and boy, DO I enjoy them!) the Ready Rubbed No. 7, Old English Ready Rubbed and Dark Flake No. 7 from my recent order with the Tobacco Club, in my Featherlight billiard.
I had been previously thinking about tobacco storage and how to keep it fresh and moist.
Some advice given to me has been very useful. I bought a number of glass jars normally used for jams and pickling etc. These have a rubber seal in the lid. Having stuffed several of them with the above tobaccos, they now sit proudly in my study where I can get to them easily and, with labels attached, I can see at a glance what I need to pick.
I realise that this may be old news to some, but I can recommend this method of storage if people haven’t tried it. So often, tobacco in a tin eventually dries out; keeping it in the pouch helps, but I smoke regularly and like to have a ready supply of tobacco to hand (and in storage) and so felt I would explore this (for me) new method.
It really does seem to work as, this morning, I opened a jar (Old English Ready Rubbed) and the tobacco was as good and fresh as it was from the pouch when first delivered.
I got my jars online but any good retailer of household goods will probably sell them. Hope this may be of help.
Enjoy your pipe today wherever you are.
Just read your (E.M.) regards jars .These jars are 1st class for tobacco Steven .I use the ones from wilko’s
We have a small range of premium Cuban cigars now available in the tobacconist…
I stopped smoking my pipes about 12 years ago but am keen to start again. I destroyed all my pipes at the time, which was a stupid thing to do so I am starting from scratch. My favourite pipes were Charantan and DunhilL and I usually smoked St.Bruno and preferred a bent pipe. Can you suggest a starter pack which has the “magic inch”? Thank you.
Thanks for getting in touch Ken, and what a shame you destroyed all those pipes! Clearly you are a man that likes a top quality pipe and for that reason the Luxury or Ultimate Starter Kits may be best for you. The former includes a Carey Tacon pipe which is French made whilst the latter includes a Sheer Genius which is Italian made. Both have various accessories, etc, but are a discounted price compared to buying the individual components separately. As for tobacco, the obvious choice would be our Carey’s Bruno Special. I hope that helps and should you need further specific advice don’t hesitate to call Jenny on 01481 811740.
Excellent service! Just how do you get a pipe from the islands to ireland in less than 24 hours!
Magic! (With the odd postal worker thrown in for good measure!).
Our latest Catalogue, Edition 115, is in circulation! You can view it electronically now or simply wait for the gentle slap as it lands on your doormat!
Thanks to all our international customers! Orders this month from the USA, Hungary, Thailand, Finland and Russia amongst others. Broadening our horizons…
Another cracking review of Dark Flake No7 in today. If you’re thinking of trying something new, why not see what others have to say?
Hope you don’t mind the update on the Dublin purchased from you recently. It smokes great! Smooth, dry and very pleasant indeed. It sits nicely in the hand and is also light in weight in the mouth. Still love the wide rim!
I am also going through the tobacco samples I ordered at the same time and I really like them. As a relatively non-aromatic tobacco person, I value the the straight forward tobacco taste and it’s feel in the mouth. These tobaccos have a wonderful down to earth taste for me and I will shortly be ordering some pouches of them.
Thank you once again.
All the very best,
Thanks for your feedback Steven – much appreciated.
I thought I would write about tha samples of tobacco sent with my order of the new bent Dublin pipe. I have absolutely enjoyed Old Belt Virginia Blend and the Ready Rubbed mixtures. The latter has a great, earthy taste – I am not very ‘au fait’ with aromatics – and loved the texture of this in the mouth. The pipe smokes very smoothly with the tobacco. A great smoke today. The pipe has a lovely shape, particularly the wide rim. I found the mouthpiece to be narrower than I am used to but no doubt will become accustomed to this. Smoking it whilst writing this just so I can state things first hand! Thank you for the quality of the products sent.
I will be in touch again revmore tobaccos.
Received the bent Dublin today. Really like the shape. After a fill with St. Bruno (looking forward to sampling your own blend of this) she smoked great. Breaking in, of course will take some time, but I look forward to that, anyway! Many thanks for the delivery. You will hear from me again, without a doubt! I look forward to trying some of your tobaccos, and will probably just have to get another pipe as well!
Thanks Steven – we appreciate your feedback, and don’t forget if you have time to post product reviews for a chance to win a £10 discount!
I write to say how much I have enjoyed browsing your website, following a chance viewing of your video on YouTube (which, by the way, was an excellent production).
I would be really grateful if I could be added to your newsletter and your Tobacco Club. Having been a regular pipe smoker since my mid thirties up to now, in my late fifties, I still retain the enjoyment and pleasure it brings. Your catalogue simply whetted the appetite even more!
I tend towards traditional tobacco, with a natural tobacco flavour, so I was most interested by the blends in your catalogue. My pipes favour the Peterson model but I am also fond of Falcon and I have a couple of Parker’s to top off the collection.
Please feel free at any time to get in touch with me and I look forward to hearing from you.
With kind regards,
Well I’m just about to get back into pipe smoking after a long while and was pleased to see the Starter Kits on sale. Well that takes all the hard work right out of figuring what I’m going to need. Nice one
Well I used to smoke a pipe years ago and I’ve decided to get back into it. Seems perfect for when I walk the dogs on a damp morning. Problem is its come a long way since then and bugger if I know where to start!
Hi Alex – pleased to receive your comments. I’m sure a few things are different but at its core it’s still the same, good old pipe smoking. Find a pipe, try some tobaccos, wait until you find one that hits the spot, and take it from there! If you need any specific advice on shapes, systems, tobaccos, accessories, etc please just ask… Enjoy!
I have 5 Magic Inch pipes, two full sized which are fine and three 10 minutes which are plugged and the stem will not take a pipe cleaner.
Hi Brad – do you know if the plug is in the stem or the shank/bowl? The systems on all your Magic Inch pipes are identical so there is no obvious reason (e.g. smaller bore) why they should be plugged. Have you tried a small amount of alcohol sitting in the bowl (assuming the plug is there)?
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ENJOYING PIPE SMOKING, BUT NEED EDUCATING.
Well David I would like to think that you’ve come to the right place! Have you checked our Beginner’s Guide to Pipe Smoking amongst other things?
New Barling video now available to view on the home page…
Dear E. A. Carey,
Would you be so kind to list the ways you
Ship orders. I have not been able to discern
it any where on your web page.
Hi Michael. Details about our shipping can be found in the FAQs section of Help (the link for this is found at the bottom of every page). The simple answer is that we ship anywhere for a flat fee of £3.45, and use the most appropriate (fastest/most secure) service for the products purchased and destination address, i.e. a high value international order will use a different service than a low value local order. Hope that helps…
After a lot of searching on internet, as there aren’t any proper local tobacconists around anymore, I’ve just ordered my very first pipe from here (full bent starter kit) and some wild cherry to use it with. Never got into cigarettes and only occasionally had a cigar over the years. 46 now so a bit of a late bloomer in the pipe world but can’t wait to get home after work and relax with my pipe as soon as it comes.
Remember the ‘good ole days’ of pipe smoking? Your first memories, what made you want to try a pipe? Read the musings of ‘Cocky’ Dunhill, our guest contributor, in our latest Blog post…
Congrats to CT for winning August’s Discount Voucher for his review of Carey’s Dark Flake No7…
I recent.purchased Careys custom blended private stock spritzer tobacco and it is top draw a wonderful smoke thank you. I also like Savinelli English mixture. I’m from a family of pipe smokers who appreciate the relaxing artful pleasure that pipe smoking brings. Recently purchased my first magic inch pipe but cannot comment as yet still breaking it in. Cheers.
Hi, I recently brought one of your ‘Magic Inch’ pipes, and while I’m eager to give it a go, the pessimist inside me is rather worried about how it will smoke. I was wondering is it possible (or should I say, difficult) to switch out your stems for regular stems, should I not like the smoke?
Hi Daniel – firstly we’re pleased you decided to gve the Magic Inch a try and I don’t think you should be too pessimistic! We wouldn’t be around as a business 70 years on if the system wasn’t a good one. The thing is to treat it as you would any new system – trial and error until you get the packing just right, the drawing, etc. Don’t load up with too many pre-conceived ideas. If you really don’t get on with it down the line sadly the stems are not interchangeable. There are always ways to modify these things but honestly we wouldn’t recommend any of them. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it though – let us know.
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Thanks for the delivery of Erinmore, it arrived in less than 24 hours. I see Dunhill Elizabethan mixture has been re-released, do you know when you will have it in stock? Also, any idea of how to change the flint in the imco you sell, can get the flint wheel out bu no idea of where the flint goes! Thanks
I am the only one I know who smokes the pipe so much. Pipes cannot be bought in my local town and it is only a matter of time before they stop selling tobacco. I smoke B and H Mellow Virginia – do u have anything like that?
Hi. We do indeed have a similar blend to Mellow Virginia, our 2026 Broad Cut English Mixture. Give it a try and let us know what you think…
I have just bought a pipe from you having smoked a pipe before, decided to go back to it. I used to smoke craven A Aromatic, which had a vanilla aroma. I would like to get a tobacco that is aromatic but sweet smelling can you recommend any for me? I really want one that is sweet tasting and a nice aromatic smell.
Hi Mike – all of our Aromatics will be a variation of what you are looking for and my suggestion would be for you to purchase one of our sampler packs, either full size or mini, which will give you a taste of all we have to offer. Personally I really enjoy Wild Cherry and Peach Brandy, whilst St Bruno is by far our most popular blend…
I have just got some magic inch pipes which were my grandfather’s and the stem on them needs cleaning and has teeth marks – can you polish these up like ebonite? If not are there spare stems I can purchase?
Hi Alex – if you want to send the stems to us and we can either send them off to one of our pipe repairers for reconditioning or replace them if necessary? Please send them to us for the attention of Jenny at PO Box 340, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3UN with your contact details so that we can let you know which is the best course of action and any likely charges.
The wait is over… Vauen Shire pipes now available here! http://www.eacarey.co.uk/shop/pipes.html?cat=134
I’ve received my ordered package which hand-carried to me last week.
I started with Meerchaum Lined Tiger Eye pipe, and started with the Soft Aromatic Blend Sampler, after the first few sampler, I noticed that my tongue was slowly BITE, even I tried with the SOFT sampler, do you think that these SOFT sampler are a bit strong for me?
Waiting for your advice.
Hi Kavee. First of all I’m pleased to hear you received your goods without any issues. Regarding your tongue bite, I will email you directly as I suspect that you may simply be smoking too much without allowing pipe and mouth to rest. But look out for a longer email…
I’ve recently decided to finally purchase my own pipe (as I’ve “borrowed” a friends and he wanted it back), was wondering what suggestions you may have as I’ve been smoking regular smoking tobacco and would very much like to try out some of your flavoursome tobaccos.
Hi Rob – pleased to hear you’re taking the plunge and investing in your own kit! The simplest advice I can give would be to try our mini sampler of aromatic blends which contains enough of each to try a couple of bowlfuls. Then you can rate them yourself and buy accordingly. My favourites depend on my mood but last night was a Peach Brandy moment – mild, mellow and slightly sweet. If you want any pipe buying advice, just let us know…
Pipe buying advice would be greatly appreciated, I was thinking about the Carey Milano Full Bent Apple. What are your thoughts?
Hi Rob. James has beaten me to it, but the pipe you mention is one of our most popular, and has been for about 30 years so that probably tells you all you need to know. As James mentiones the Starter Kits are a great way to start, and when combined with a tobacco sampler should set you well on your way.
Rob, I purchased a starter kit containing a Milano straight apple. I am smoking it as I type with a bowl of Carey’s Bruno Special. The kit is fantastic start and great value. another favourite is No7 flake
I’d just like to say how happy I am with Carey’s customer service. I have just bought a new pipe from yourselves and wasn’t 100% happy with it (just me being fussy, no fault of Carey’s) and got in touch to voice this, not a problem I was told. It was replaced in just a few days and the lady I spoke to by email and by phone was beyond helpful and friendly. It’s so nice to see such good customer service in this day and age – I would recomend Carey’s to anyone, keep up the good work.
A very happy chappy.
Thanks for taking the time to let us know Steve, and for the positive feedback. Enjoy!
How comparable is the magic inch pipes in terms of coolness to a corn cob or a falcon, both of which I regularly use. Looking to get the next pipe from you guys but need to be sure first.
Difficult question to answer Jay! As you will no doubt know pipe smoking is such an individual thing that one person may find a cob too hot, others cool. Likewise a Falcon. But we never receive feedback that our pipes are anything other than a cool smoke. Some people don’t like the fact they are cool! So I’m afraid its a little bit of trial and error. The good thing is that we have some low priced pipes which are still high quality, just small in build, so you can try with relatively little spend. Hope that helps.
I have purchased to try some connoisseurs choice tobacco which states “A satisfying, spicy and aromatic blend of Black Cavendish. Golden & Red Virginia, mixed with luxury broken flake. The aromatic recipe of Tropical fruit, Vanilla & Rum make this blend smooth and very pleasant.” Now the flavours are lovely and i have been trying allsorts of Virginians but this one seemed to burn hot and give me tongue bite. I was smoking it straight from the tin and in a corn cob. Is there a way to cool the burn down or maybe mellow the flavour out a bit.?
Hi Jay. Could you please clarify… am I correct this is not a Carey tobacco? Maybe try to smoke a little more slowly – there is a habit that when we like a tobacco we often draw harder to get more of the taste, so making it a hotter smoke. See if that helps.
I planned to order your starter kit, can you deliver via my FedEx freight collect account ?
I live in Thailand
Hi Kavee. I have emailed you directly but the simple answer is yes, that shouldn’t be an issue for us.
Many thanks for the 10minute full bent billiard. I bought this about 3 months ago, and now find I prefer it to any of the other pipes I own, most of which I paid 3 times the price for! I look forward to ordering more Magic Inch pipes -my wife is now pestering me to choose which pipe I want for my next birthday present!
I have also greatly enjoyed the various tobaccos I have ordered – dark cherry is highly recommended!
I only discovered E A Carey a few months ago, but you can be sure of my continued custom.
Many thanks again.
Thanks for your comments Dan – we’re delighted you’re pleased!
I ordered a full bent starter and I’m really excited to get it! So thankful I found this website, it helped me tremendously.
Thanks Anthony. Please let us know how you get on…
Do you sell new stems ?
I cant find them on here !
Hi Clive – we have replacement stems for most pipes. Best to contact Jenny via email@example.com and discuss your requirements with her.
Ok thanks, will get sizes and contact her with next order thanks.
Have sent details to Jenny, thanks
Lots of activity today… you can now search for tobaccos using Room Note, Aromatic Taste and Body!
New products being uploaded all the time – Dunhill tobaccos, Nicaraguan cigars, new pipes…
Ever fancied a closer look at the Carey Magic Inch Tacon range? Well now’s your chance! Check out the Home page for our latest Blog post and video…
Very quick service: ordered new pipe on friday at 9 am and delivered saturday at 11 am
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