CherchezLaghost

Real NameDJT
Joined2017-06
Last Visited2020-03
LocationBuffalo, NY

A reformed cigarette smoker, I now indulge the pipe, nasal snuff, and the occasional nibble of a GH rope. I'm a sucker for products with high nicotine content. I enjoy many balkan and english style blends on occasion, as a change of pace. My staples are vabur, vaper or viginia flakes and ropes. I also have a soft spot for codger blends such as Carter Hall and Half and Half.

I'm lucky enough to live just up the road from an honest to goodness tobacconist, one owned by a family of pipemakers. 3 generations of pipemaking under one roof. Absolutely wonderful folks, with a fabulous estate selection. I favor classic british shapes, but there are tons of others I appreciate as well. Collection highlights are one Charatan, one Barling, one Caminetto, one Castello, a few SMS meers, seven Savinellis, 5 GBDs, a few Parkers, Petersons, Brebbias, Stanwells, Bjarnes, yello-boles, kaywoodies, baris, hilsons, and comoys. A cool little Tsuge, a couple basket pipes thrown in for good measure. I own 11 or so handmades from the three Kalnitz's who own the shop, some quite old and gorgeous pipes among them. I also collect another local pipemaker, now defunct, named House of Fischer. I have about 13 pipes made by them. Im sure ive left some out, but by virtue of that fact they certainly don't qualify as noteworthy. Lastly, but most certainly not least, are my Missouri Meerschaums. I have an ever rotating supply. Perhaps 40. They see the most action and are smoked far more than the others. I'd like to try clays as well, i just haven't gotten around to it yet...

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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-12-30 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 141 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-12-02 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-27 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 102 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-08-10 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 142 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Maple Twist 33 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-26 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 ★★★☆ 3.0
2018-05-15 Lane Limited - Lane Limited Ready Rubbed 54 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-10-29 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 295 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-07-26 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 264 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-07-26 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 235 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-12-09 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 261 ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-08-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 440 ★★★★ 3.5

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-12-06 Ashton - Brindle Flake 19 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-08-11 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 199 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-08-03 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Virginia Plug 75 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-08-06 G. L. Pease - Barbary Coast (Original Mixtures) 209 ★★★★ 3.0
2017-11-24 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Rich Dark Honeydew 20 ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-11-16 Mac Baren - Three Nuns 230 ★★★★ 3.1
2017-11-14 Mac Baren - Club Blend 72 ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-12-04 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 232 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-08-06 Mac Baren - Amphora Full Aroma 208 ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-08-10 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Forte 26 ★★★★ 3.0
2017-08-10 Manifatture Sigaro Toscano - Italia 30 ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-08-03 McClelland - Rose of Latakia (Syrian Latakia) 39 ★★★☆ 2.7
2017-12-02 McClelland - Stave-Aged Virginia 35 Ribbon 27 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-08-13 Samuel Gawith - B.S. Flake 32 ★★★★ 3.7
2017-11-30 Super Value - English Mixture 14 ★★★★ 2.9
2017-10-30 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 189 ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2017-08-21 Tabac Manil - La Brumeuse (Pure Semois) 75 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

52 reviews
168 helpful votes
4 star:
32 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
15 Recommended
2 star:
3 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Perique 3.9, Virginia 3.7, Burley 3.7, Kentucky 3.6, Latakia 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.6, Black Cavendish 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2018-05-15 Lane Limited - Lane Limited Ready Rubbed 54 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-12-30 Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Morning 141 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-12-20 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 461 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-12-16 Cornell & Diehl - Pegasus 91 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-12-10 Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Navy Flake 261 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2017-12-07 Lane Limited - La Gloria Cubana 9 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-12-04 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Bosphorus Cruise (Sutliff Private Stock) 25 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-12-01 Peterson - My Mixture 965 607 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-11-29 Esoterica Tobacciana - Dunbar 102 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-25 Lane Limited - RLP-6 121 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-11-22 Peterson - Hyde Park 96 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.9
2017-10-30 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 295 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-10-30 McClelland - CPCC Samovar (Club Blends) 44 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-09-04 Samuel Gawith - St. James Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 198 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-08-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 440 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-08-16 Lane Limited - 1-Q 383 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-08-14 Hearth & Home - Magnum Opus (Marquee Series) 65 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2017-08-14 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Coniston Cut Plug 76 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-08-10 Esoterica Tobacciana - And So To Bed 93 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-08-10 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye 142 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-08-10 Two Friends - Heritage 38 6 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-08-08 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 174 8 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-08-07 James B. Russell - Bengal Slices 28 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-08-07 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Balkan Sasieni 278 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-08-06 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 145 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-08-06 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 205 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-08-04 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 203 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-08-04 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-08-04 McClelland - GKCPC Boston 1776 (Club Blends) 25 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2017-08-04 Samuel Gawith - Finest Kendal Twist Black XX 34 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2017-08-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 356 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.2
2017-08-01 Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven 214 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-07-31 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bosun Cut Plug Unscented 19 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-07-30 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 198 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-07-29 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 473 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-26 J. F. Germain & Son - King Charles Smoking Mixture 69 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2017-07-26 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-26 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 386 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-07-24 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 586 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2017-07-23 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Best Brown #2 81 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-07-23 Wessex - Burley Slice 73 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2017-07-13 Mac Baren - Virginia No. 1 264 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.8
2017-07-12 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 158 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-12 Mac Baren - Dark Twist Roll Cake 212 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-07-11 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Velvet 125 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2017-07-11 Mac Baren - HH Old Dark Fired 235 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2017-07-09 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 440 7 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2017-07-09 Peterson - Irish Flake 434 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-07-09 Erik Stokkebye - 4th Generation 1855 34 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2017-06-26 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Sugar Barrel 14 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2017-06-21 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Maple Twist 33 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-06-18 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Grasmere Flake 38 12 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2