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Real NameJohn Dixon
Joined2007-09
Last Visited2020-06
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Live in the sticks not far from the sea. 600 year old pub, 1,000 year old little church with many carvings of contemporary scenes, and 1,000 year old castle are not far away.

It's not possible to type anything in the 'pipe collection notes' box, so I'll put it here: Currently 12 pipes (I used to have about 2 dozen more, but the wretched ex-wife chucked 'em out - women are far more trouble than they are worth, saving short liaisons), including a Stanwell freehand (pretty, but an immature pipe, not a good smoker), a 1960s Portland billiard straight grain (acquired at a bargain price, and a pipe of exceptional quality), a Petersen full bent Meerschaum with hallmarked silver band (always gives good smoking results, and very nice to handle), a Dr Plumb straight pot meerschaum lined (good steady smoker), and a petersen Kinsale briar (not bad, but am not madly keen on it).

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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-01-08 Dunhill - London Mixture 273 ★★★★ 3.3
2011-11-17 John Sinclair - Highland Sliced 23 ★★★★ 3.3

Reviews

29 reviews
79 helpful votes
4 star:
18 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
8 Recommended
2 star:
3 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.7, Burley 3.5, Latakia 3.4

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-05-20 Comoy's of London - Irish Mixture 5 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2020-03-30 Radfords - Scottish Blend 8 2 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2019-11-11 Charatan - Curzon Mixture 5 3 ★★★★ 2.8
2019-05-03 Charatan - First Bowl 5 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2019-03-31 Charatan - Royal Escape Mixture 8 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 2.5
2019-03-23 Charatan - Victorian Mixture 6 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2019-02-15 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kentucky Nougat 20 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2018-04-21 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Royal Blend 85 4 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.5
2018-01-15 Dunhill - Three Year Matured Virginia 111 7 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.4
2017-01-08 Dunhill - London Mixture 273 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-08-18 Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls 194 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-08-14 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-02-03 Peterson - Flake 219 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2015-10-26 Dunhill - My Mixture BB1938 Baby's Bottom 62 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-05-15 W.O. Larsen - Selected Blend No. 32 (Selected Blend) 26 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-12-07 Golden Blend Tobacco Co. - Amaretto (no.3) 7 0 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.7
2013-10-01 Borkum Riff - Original 72 12 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2012-09-30 Mac Baren - Gold Block 86 5 ★★★☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2011-12-06 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Sweet Whiskey Twist 14 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2011-11-17 John Sinclair - Highland Sliced 23 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-07-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Clan Aromatic (Original) 174 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2009-05-20 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 214 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2009-05-10 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Mixture 197 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2008-06-24 Player's - Whiskey Ready Rubbed (Highland Mixture) 12 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2008-03-12 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Punchbowle 28 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2007-11-06 James Fox - Provost Mixture 48 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2007-11-06 James Fox - The Banker's Mixture 45 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2007-10-15 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 133 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2007-09-25 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 527 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4