Northern Pipes

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Real NameNeal Wyborn
Joined2012-01
Last Visited2020-12
LocationNiagara Region, Ontario

I'm in my 40's and I'm the only pipe smoker that I know. I grew up in northern Ontario, but have lived in the Niagara Region for 20 years now. The pipe culture here is sadly lacking and I know of only 1 good tobacconist in the entire region, and those shops are pretty much focused on cigars anyway. I hope that will change soon. I took up the pipe because every year my family would join my in-laws at a cottage where my father-in-law would smoke his pipe on the front porch. It's really the only time he smokes a pipe. It looked incredibly relaxing, so I decided to give it a try and bought a starter pipe and some other things like some tobacco of course, a leather tobacco pouch and a pipe tool. That summer I got hooked. It was so relaxing to just sit on the dock and puff away. Little did I know the world of tobaccos out there was waiting. That's the most fun for me, trying all the different tobaccos and finding new favorites. It's been about 15 years now that I've been smoking a pipe and it still feels new and exciting, and of course relaxing. I grew up with cigarette smoking parents and cannot for the life of me guess why anyone would smoke a cigarette over a pipe. Yes, I've become a pipe snob. I've attached a video. Marco Biagini from Moretti Pipes made of one of my pipes, a custom made Moretti pipe that can be seen in the youtube video below. I highly recommend Moretti. They make a great product.

YouTube Video

Pipes ranging from a custom made Moretti, to classic Peterson deLuxe, Savinelli, Vauen, Karl Erik, J.M. Boswell, Mastro de Paja, Mauro Armellini. A few others and many more to come.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Boswell's Best 71 ★★★★ 3.4
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Piper's Pleasure 30 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-03-25 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 144 ★★★★ 3.5
2012-01-03 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 228 ★★★★ 3.2

Reviews

22 reviews
47 helpful votes
4 star:
4 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
10 Recommended
2 star:
7 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Black Cavendish 3.4, Virginia 3.3, Cavendish 3.2, Burley 3.1

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2013-10-17 Mac Baren - Amphora Rich Aroma 35 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2013-04-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Colts Gold Deluxe 6 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2013-03-25 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 144 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-01-25 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Apple Strudel 27 3 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2012-05-28 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Majestic 586 17 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-05-03 Mac Baren - Cherry Ambrosia 66 0 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.2
2012-03-20 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Colts American Mixture 9 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2012-01-19 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Vanilla Cream 18 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2012-01-19 Peterson - University Flake 420 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-01-09 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Mixture 197 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2012-01-04 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 378 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-01-03 W.O. Larsen - Old Fashioned 64 0 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2012-01-03 Mac Baren - Vanilla Cream Loose Cut 304 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2012-01-03 Samuel Gawith - Kendal Cream Deluxe Flake 163 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-01-03 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 133 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-01-03 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 228 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Piper's Pleasure 30 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Boswell's Best 71 13 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Christmas Cookie 115 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Chocolate Cream 41 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-01-03 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Berry Cobbler 96 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-01-03 Mr. B's - Brigham’s Own 16 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1