Gordon Tavistock

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Real NameGordon Tavistock (or is it.)
Joined2017-04
Last Visited2021-04
LocationOslo, Norway

Norwegian educationalist with a special interest in aesthetic philosophy and theology. Disillusioned with academia and wanting to return to the countryside with my wife and grow my own potatoes. Born 1991. I enjoy spoon carving, drawing with pastels and charcoal as well as foraging for wild foods.

If anyone wants to get in touch, feel welcome to email me on gordon.tavistock@protonmail.com (kanskje finst det andre norske piperøykarar her på sida som vil bytte smaksprøver på tobakk?)

PIPE COLLECTION:

First pipe: Savinelli Grezza 104 - Still one of my best pipes.

For the sake of keeping some Norwegian pipe smoking history alive, I also collect pipes of the now discontinued Lillehammer brand. These were produced in Norway up until some time in the 1980s. They are good smokes as well.

Otherwise I have a relatively random mix of pipes - only briars.

Tobacco is too expensive in Norway to buy lots of it for storage. Instead I max out my traveller's quota of five 50g tins every time I visit family in England. Blends I always jump on the opportunity to get more of are:

SG Bothy Flake
SG Full Virginia Flake
GH Best Brown Flake Unscented
GH Bob's Chocolate Flake
Rattray's Marlin Flake
Solani Virginia Flake with Perique

I would love to get more of some GL Pease and C&D blends, but I have no idea how to get hold of them in Norway.

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
2017-11-24 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 ★★★★ 3.3
2020-05-21 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake U/S 64 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Revor Plug 66 ★★★★ 3.8
2019-05-01 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 39 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-02-27 Solani - 763: White and Black 68 ★★★★ 3.1

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-04-23 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 195 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-04-23 Dunhill - London Mixture 272 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-10 Dunhill - Aperitif 142 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-07 G. L. Pease - Fillmore (Fog City Selection) 149 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-05-01 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 269 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-22 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Plug 2 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-26 Mac Baren - HH Bold Kentucky 96 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-11-26 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 218 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-11-26 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-26 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 83 ★★★★ 3.4
2018-03-16 Motzek - Tom's Dark Twist (TAK) 7 ★★★★ 3.9
2017-04-23 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 465 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-05-13 Peterson - Dark Flake 49 ★★★★ 3.1
2017-11-11 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 197 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-10 Samuel Gawith - Grousemoor 226 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-11-10 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 210 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-10 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 197 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-10 Samuel Gawith - Balkan Flake 189 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-28 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-05-22 Tabac Manil - La Brumeuse (Pure Semois) 74 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

23 reviews
43 helpful votes
4 star:
8 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
5 Recommended
2 star:
6 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
4 Not Recommended

Preferences: Latakia 3.7, Virginia 3.5, Burley 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-05-21 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 167 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2020-05-09 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Italia 27 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2020-03-29 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2019-05-01 Samuel Gawith - Bothy Flake (Kearvaig Pipe Club) 39 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2019-04-30 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 211 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2018-10-30 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Flake U/S 64 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2018-10-29 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Brown Flake 81 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-10-28 J. F. Germain & Son - Germain's Medium Flake 51 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-10-28 Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 249 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2018-10-25 Solani - 131: Red Label 34 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-10-24 A & C Petersen - Caledonian Melange No.10 Highland Cream 21 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2018-02-23 Solani - 763: White and Black 68 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-12-04 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 131 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-11-26 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Revor Plug 66 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2017-11-17 Samuel Gawith - Perfection 131 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2017-08-06 Havana-Magasinet - Husets spesial 1 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-08-04 Samuel Gawith - Palace Gate 13 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 2.8
2017-07-19 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Whiskey 8 0 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2017-07-18 Mullins&Westley LTD - Highlander's Choice 2 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 1.5
2017-06-22 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 147 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-06-21 G. L. Pease - Odyssey (Original Mixtures) 212 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-06-21 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kentucky Nougat 19 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-05-07 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut 189 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4