A very big thanks is due to Rob Young, the Managing Director of Gawith Hoggarth and Company.
The parcel containing the goodies arrived today: for members to sample at future meetings, we have a 50g tin of MacBaren's Navy Flake and a 40g pouch of Mac Baren's 7 Seas "Cherry Blend" (which is a new addition to their range). The next raffle prize, also included in the package, is a lovely Peterson's Smooth 314 Standard System (medium size bowl, with a P-lip)! :-) I'm a confirmed fan of Peterson's so I know the winner is going to have a lovely pipe that will last them many years. As before, tickets will be priced at £2 each with ALL funds raised going towards future tobacco purchases for the club. My initial thought is that we should sell at least 20 tickets before drawing the winner of the pipe (and yes you can buy as many as you want lol).
Additionally, Rob has also included some catalogues: their own and Mac Baren's tobacco ranges and the Peterson's catalogue of their blends and pipes (that's the Christmas "wish list" easy to fill this year). So we'll have plenty of inspiration for future blends to try.