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pipe tobacco

Is it possible to mix exactly the same blend of pipe tobacco, time after time, so as to obtain an unvarying flavour and aroma for many years?

An interesting question from a pipe guide book from the 60s when blending one’s own pipe tobacco was not uncommon: Is it possible to mix exactly the same blend of…

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How moist should pipe tobacco be? Can excessive moisture harm the tobacco?

A simple test can tell you whether your pipe tobacco has the proper moisture content. Grasp a handful of pipe tobacco and press it together for a few seconds, in your fist.

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Carey’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop Spring 2016 Catalogue 124

Welcome to the latest Edition of my Catalogue, packed with all your favourite Carey and Guest Brand Pipes, Accessories and Tobaccos including some newcomers – the Aldo Velani Soave now…

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North Pole Expedition

Hopefully many of you will remember a customer of ours, Mark Langridge, who has completed 2 expeditions in Antarctica over the last 7 years, ably assisted by his trusty Carey Sheer…

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Black PipeDay Deals are Back!

We don’t do Black Friday, we do Black PipeDay! For 20% OFF a selection of black pipes, for a limited time only, click here. Happy Puffing!

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Comparing Tobaccos

In the past we’ve written about the relative merits of our tobaccos versus more expensive branded equivalents, with one of the key points we are at pains to make being…

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WGM XL Now 20% OFF – Find Out More Here

  Many of you will know that we are big fans of WGM Meerschaum pipes.  Why?  Because quite simply they are some of the most beautifully carved pieces of meerschaum…

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Small tobacco’s entrepreneurs refuse to be snuffed out…

Recently I was asked to comment for an article being written for Management Today magazine about the state of the smaller tobacco players in today’s legislation heavy marketplace.  So here…

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Sunshine, Cigars, Cocktails & Nibbles on the Ziggurat Terrace!

Crossing fingers definitely works! With 1st October seemingly the only date we could bring all the elements together this was the day we’d placed all of our faith in… and…

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An Evening of Finery: Cigars, Cocktails & Company

We’ve been thinking about doing it for some time now but it’s always been relegated to the back burner.  You know that feeling..? But at last we’ve decided to stage…

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