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1968eric

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PostSubject: Boswell's Northwoods   Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:20 pm

This is good stuff. I'm new to Boswell tobacco but I've heard great things about their blends and their pipes for years.

Edit: Hmmmm, I think I did this wrong LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:23 pm

1968eric wrote:
This is good stuff. I'm new to Boswell tobacco but I've heard great things about their blends and their pipes for years.

Edit: Hmmmm, I think I did this wrong LOL.

i agree, boswell's northwoods is terrific...cant wait to try some of their other blends
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:35 pm

I really think I am going to need to place a Boswells order!
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:06 am

One of the best Boswell's has to offer - Northwoods is a must try...
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:52 pm

One of my favorites. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:31 pm

Sounds interesting>...Can you describe the tobacco, and your "tasting" view?? Thks.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:02 pm

The folks at Boswell's Pipes are real nice. I stopped in for a pipe and some tobacco and they treated me like they knew me for years. The tobacco is all good quality, the pipe I got is my favorite and they were great! I recommend them and their products very highly.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:35 am

Am I right, that Northwoods has cavendish in the mix? Most B&M's I find always put cavendish into their house English.
Not a fan, no sir. No
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:01 pm


I have looking for Boswell s Northwoods but all the retailers I have searched dont have it even listed. Where do you get that stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:10 pm



innovador wrote:

I have looking for Boswell s North woods but all the retailers I have searched dont have it even listed. Where do you get that stuff?


Boswellpipes.com - pick out what you want and then you have to place your order by phone.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:20 pm

Just got my Northwoods in today. I see it getting burned this weekend!
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:31 pm

19Volks71 wrote:


innovador wrote:

I have looking for Boswell s North woods but all the retailers I have searched dont have it even listed. Where do you get that stuff?


Boswellpipes.com - pick out what you want and then you have to place your order by phone.

Thanks. I have never placed an order by the phone for tobacco but it seems that is the only way to get the best products. I will give it a try. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:14 am

Hello, brothers...

Speaking of Boswells...I ordered tobacco (via phone) from them previously. But what is Boswells' procedure in terms of inquiring about a pipe? Their new pipes are displayed on Thursday (I think), mostly already sold. A couple of days ago, I sent a email to ask, but no answer so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:23 am

forsooth wrote:
Hello, brothers...

Speaking of Boswells...I ordered tobacco (via phone) from them previously. But what is Boswells' procedure in terms of inquiring about a pipe? Their new pipes are displayed on Thursday (I think), mostly already sold. A couple of days ago, I sent a email to ask, but no answer so far.

I tried for six months to get a pipe from them that I also liked aesthetically. Their operation is so small scale (father and son) and the releases are in such small batches, it's no surprise the attractive pipes are gone so quickly. Not to be ultra-cliche and hyper-corny, but early bird gets them worm. Keep trying.
I still haven't gotten mine- Though I must admit my intensity and persistence began to wane after about five weeks... by the end I wasn't checking until the day after they uploaded, which explains why there are no Boswell's on my rack.
Next time we take a family trip to NJ/NY, we may just make the pilgrimage to their B&M.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:05 am

Thanks for the reply.

So, Boswells does not take pre-orders for pipes, or at least not easily. That's good to know. Congratulations to them for being so successful.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:45 am

I have been able to purchase one Boswell pipe directly from them (after many failed attempts). Basically, you gotta already be on the phone with them, ready to make your selection, when the website updates on Thursday morning (say the website updates at 10:00 am, start calling at 9:58 am). Needless to say, once you have them on the phone, you only have seconds to make up your mind about which pipe you want. If you don't like to be rushed when shopping for pipes, it can be a very frustrating experience. Things move so fast, you basically won't know what you got until it shows up in your mailbox.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:46 pm

They're just a small shop and JM and Dan make all of the pipes by hand. I think they sell the majority of the pipes locally out of their shop. I am about an hour away from their shop....if you are even near Chambersburg, PA....it's worth stopping by. They usually have about 100 pipes on display in the shop.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:43 pm

billm67 wrote:
They're just a small shop and JM and Dan make all of the pipes by hand. I think they sell the majority of the pipes locally out of their shop. I am about an hour away from their shop....if you are even near Chambersburg, PA....it's worth stopping by. They usually have about 100 pipes on display in the shop.
That is correct. They post about 10 pipes each Thursday on their website, but display at least that many new on their wall rack. I always find a very similar pipe on the rack and bought two this way. I stop by there a lot, if someone wants a particular style, I'd be happy to stop and cell-pix it to you, than you can order via phone. The ones on the rack area also typically priced $15-$20 less than the ones on their weekly web listing.
I'm a fan of Northwoods as well, it's one of my mainstays.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:34 pm

If you are a fan of Boswell tobaccos and a fan of english blends then you MUST try northwoods...its heaven...I think I might even smoke some right now.

JM did a wonderful job with this blend cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:08 pm

bazsup wrote:
The folks at Boswell's Pipes are real nice. I stopped in for a pipe and some tobacco and they treated me like they knew me for years. The tobacco is all good quality, the pipe I got is my favorite and they were great! I recommend them and their products very highly.

My experience was identical. They're about 2 1/2-3 hours from me, but I took a trip there last October and intend to make it an annual visit. I've set the date for Saturday, October 1st this year.

They're all very friendly, the atmosphere is terrific and alot 'o folks come in just to shoot the breeze while hanging out on the couches and smoking.

I own 2 Boswell pipes, a freehand and a bulldog, both of which are attractive and smoke great.

I would say Boswells specializes in aromatics since that's the lionshare of their blends from what I can tell. Having said that, they are top quality aros, and the english blends they do have are all equally good. I suppose it's quality, not quantity. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:16 pm

I've been smoking English blends for two decades now and only recently discovered Northwoods. To my surprise, it is now at the top of my rotation and I smoke probaby 5 to 6 bowls of Northwoods for every bowl I smoke of other latakia mixtures (usually Magnum Opus, Odyssey, Maltese Falcon or GH Balkan Mixture).

I'm not entirely sure what Boswell's has done with this blend, but it's amazing, IMO. It comes across at first as a crossover (moist tobacco, almost as if it contains PG but I'm not sure) but smokes like an English dream! Although the flavor is dominated by the latakia, it's a somewhat sweet mixture that never fatigues or burns my mouth. The room aroma is exotic -- the aroma of campfires, pines and incense ebb and flow as the bowl burns down. The nicotine level is a solid medium. In fact, it's the combinaton of ease of smoking and strength that has made it my favorite -- Odyssey, Maltese Falcon, and Wilderness are equally tasty and more complex, but I NEVER get even a hint of tongue bite with Northwoods, it never overwhelms the palate while retaining its flavor (unlike some lat-heavy blends), and it's satisfying without being too much.

After I smoked through my first couple of orders, I described this in my TR review as a "full-on crossover blend," meaning that I believed it contained perhaps some black cavendish or topping/casing. I'm no longer sure of that description, even though it may well have a (very small) amount of PG. I think the blend instead uses a kind of cavendished virginia (similar to what C&D uses in some VAPERs and American Englishes) in addition to a mix of "straight" -- possibly stoved -- VAs. In any case, while I generally like my English/Balkan mixtures to be as "natural" as possible, in this instance I simply don't care -- I seem to have finally found my "holy grail" of Englishes, and I hope to buy several pounds in the immediate future so I have a good stockpile.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:40 pm

I just got some in a shipment today and can't wait to fire it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Boswell's Northwoods   Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:18 am

forsooth wrote:
Thanks for the reply.

So, Boswells does not take pre-orders for pipes, or at least not easily. That's good to know. Congratulations to them for being so successful.
Keep calling or emailing if you want a particular pipe style. Dan says they get inundated with emails, so if they don't answer, keep asking. They only do commissions for soldiers overseas. Typically, they will have a similar style pipe/finish on the rack like the one on their sale page that are quickly snatched up.
If you don't have luck and want me to stop by and send some camera pix, I can also do that. I travel by the store with some frequency.
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