pacman357

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Real NameTom Pacher
Joined2013-01
Last Visited2014-09
LocationOak Harbor, WA, USA

Have spent many years collecting waaaaay too many cigars. Enough to open my own store (damned OCD). More than I'll live to smoke, so naturally, I have to go and get interested in the pipe world. Wow...lots of options in each genre, but I tend to prefer stronger cigars, whereas my pipe bacco tastes are like the golf I used to play...all over the course. Current Favs are Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding, McC's St. James, and 2007 Samuel Gawith Christmas(the first 2 are regulars for me; the SG just when I need to be clubbed with a fruitcake in a tin. Currently working on my own blend with an Earl Grey Tea bent...Bergmot oil, some obvious (Va/Bur) leaves, and a special extra taste in the background. UPDATE: health issues left me unable to effectively practice the kind of law I have for nearly half of my life (criminal defense). Pretty tough to sit or stand in court all day when you have a massively unpredictable digestive system (thanks to food allergies and IBS) and two blown disks in your back...and two more compromised. Wife and I opened a cigar and pipe store in a rural area April 1, 2014. While it is generally going well, and I figure it will pick up after we have been in business longer (there isn't a similar store for many miles around), I am reminded of the old saying that a boat is a hole in the water into which your pour your money. A B&M tobacco store is a hole in a shopping center into which you pour your money. Still, it's a lot easier on my body (which feels like a car rusting in the yard), and a lot less stressful than what I used to do. Oh, and I not only worked out an Earl Grey blend, which we sell, but also a Chai Tea blend and a Key Lime Pie tobacco, all of which we sell at our store.

Not much major. I have a great place to smoke, but live in a rural area, so I don't need to impress my wife's rabbit with $3000 pipes. Couple of Nordings, couple of meers, some nice mid quality briars @ good prices, and some cob and eBeaters for the ghosters or "iffy" stuff.

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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2013-02-17 Charles Fairmorn - Lancer's Slices 89 ★★★★ 3.7
2013-02-17 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 193 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

15 reviews
59 helpful votes
4 star:
7 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
6 Recommended
2 star:
1 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.6

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2014-09-04 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Pumpkin Spice 26 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2014-08-18 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bob's Chocolate Flake 248 5 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-08-18 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Vanilla Custard Z92 43 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-08-18 Cornell & Diehl - Autumn Evening 283 13 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2014-08-18 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 530 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-08-18 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor Plug 26 6 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2014-08-18 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 229 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-02-17 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-02-17 Mac Baren - Honey & Chocolate 74 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-02-17 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 193 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-02-17 Charles Fairmorn - Lancer's Slices 89 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2013-02-17 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-01-25 Planta - Anno MMVI (Sweet Pear Mixture) 8 1 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2013-01-25 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 179 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-01-25 Samuel Gawith - Christmas Mixture 2007 11 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3