Sir Walter Smiley

Real NameJay Gilliland
Joined2007-09
Last Visited2021-02
LocationLongwood, FL

I love history, paleoanthropology, strong coffee, aged bourbon, unpasteurized local ales, college football, EMS cigars, high nicotine pipe tobaccos, Asian buffets and little kitty cats.

My first pipe was a Kaywoodie drinkless back in 1985. I was 18 and had no mentors. Smoked it every day with no rest time. What did I known. I was happy, wet Captain Black and all. Then the Internet was invented. Learned. Then ebay came and I was ruined. Savinelli pipes, Ser Jacopo, pipe racks coming weekly. Moving on to used pipes and learning to refurb saved my credit. I have come to love old American made Algerian briar made prior to 1970. Bertram, Ehrlich's , Cellini Originals, Wilke, Custom-Bilt, Tracy Mincer, Sydney P. Ram, to name a few. My prize pipe is an early Brian Ruthenberg straight grain volcano with a rusticated bottom and a cumberland stem. My belief is a collection of pipes are for smoking, not just admiring. I have acquired many dudes along the way that sit unused for good reason, though. My real collection number will stay a secret. Even to me.

Badges

Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2010-04-22 B&B Tobacconists, llc - Beck's Ol' Limey Bastard 51 ★★★★ 3.5
2010-04-22 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 196 ★★★★ 3.2
2010-04-22 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 82 ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-12-12 Cornell & Diehl - Orion's Arrow 21 ★★★☆ 3.1
2010-05-20 McClelland - Bayou Slice (Blakeney's Best) 31 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-05-09 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 260 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

24 reviews
56 helpful votes
4 star:
10 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
7 Recommended
2 star:
5 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.6, Perique 3.5, Burley 3.5

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2013-05-09 Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection) 260 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-04-12 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 412 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2013-04-07 Cornell & Diehl - Gentleman Caller 37 24 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-07-27 Cornell & Diehl - Riverboat Gambler 31 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-07-27 Cornell & Diehl - Exhausted Rooster 98 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-11-04 Peterson - Irish Flake 429 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-11-04 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 228 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-11-04 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 435 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2010-11-03 Cornell & Diehl - Adagio 13 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2010-11-02 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 102 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2010-05-24 Dan Tobacco - Devil's Holiday 89 3 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2010-05-24 Dan Tobacco - Stars and Stripes Original American Mixture 2 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.0
2010-05-24 Mac Baren - Mixture: Scottish Blend 378 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-05-24 Mac Baren - Golden Extra 83 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-05-20 McClelland - Bayou Slice (Blakeney's Best) 31 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2010-05-20 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 491 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2010-04-23 B&B Tobacconists, llc - Scott's Companion 7 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2010-04-23 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 434 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-04-22 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 231 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2010-04-22 Cornell & Diehl - Three Friars 82 4 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2010-04-22 Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz 196 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2010-04-22 B&B Tobacconists, llc - Beck's Ol' Limey Bastard 51 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2008-02-18 G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight (Original Mixtures) 297 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2007-09-25 Two Friends - Redwood 32 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1