Friday, 22 June 2012

Invicta Briars

If, like me, you're interested in checking out new sources of pipes, have a look at Invicta Briars' Home page.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

BBC Scotland

I have been contacted by a producer from BBC Scotland regarding a documentary they are making about how commodities like sugar, whisky and tobacco helped the Scottish economy and British Empire grow.

For the episode about tobacco, they are looking for a couple of Scottish pipe smokers who would be willing to be interviewed on camera by Brian Cox (the actor). Preferably ones with a knowledge of the mid 19th century, when briar and Balkan tobacco both became popular.

If you can help, please get in touch and I will pass on contact details.

Friday, 15 June 2012

June meeting.

Was great to meet Marcin on Saturday. He's only been smoking a pipe for a few months but he looked very comfortable puffing on his bent Sandblast Dr Plumb.
I took advantage of being out of the house to smoke a couple of bowls of Squadron Leader again before switching over to University Flake in a Peterson 303...a very nice pairing for a very warm afternoon.
Marcin was smoking an Aromatic with a very pleasant fruity room note (think he said it had mango in it) he then tried some of the club's stock of Peterson's 2009 Special Reserve.

(The photo is from April's meeting).

Extra meeting.

If anyone's interested, there will be also be a meeting on Saturday 7th July (usual time and place).