- Jul 2, 2008
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Since I'm just getting back into smoking pipes, I've sent for samples from many places, all aromatics. Some from the major bulk suppliers like altadis and lane, also quite a few from pipe shops with their own blends. What I've found is the pipe shop custom blends are the bulk tobaccos with an imaginative new name. My favorite tobacco shop closed, but I called the retired gentleman and discussed this with him. After some hemming and hawing he agreed with my observation and stated 75% of the tobacco he sold was bulk repackaged and other shops did likewise for economic reasons. I'm thinking it's time to dump all this wet goo and purchase some top grade smoke. The boswell penslyvania dutch treat is a pleasure to smoke but the rest of my samples all seem gooey generic bulks. Maybe tobaccos in tins is the way to go as not too many chiefs have been in the kitchen. I'd love to get in on the tobacco box swap, but until then any suggestions appreciated.