The author at the March meeting smoking a Peterson Sitter
Hi all, just got a free moment to bring you some wonderful news from the NY Pipe Club's August meeting. We met at Florio's in Little Italy for a wonderful Italian meal and another fun night of pipe smoking. This night was unlike any other night that I've had the pleasure to attend. We had a special guest. Russ Ouellette from Habana Premium Pipe and Cigar Shop, in Albany New York, was our special guest for the evening. He brought six different pipe tobacco blends three of which will become the official NY Pipe Club blends.
I had the pleasure of trying two of the blend, being the Virginia / Oriental / Perique blend and the Burley #1 blend. These two blends were interesting blends that smoked very well in the two pipes I loaded them into. The Burley blend is one that I would recommend to any pipe smoker who wants a blend that they can smoke all day without getting tired of them.
This coming Saturday we'll be attending the second annual club picnic where we'll be able to try all the blends. Also those members that were unable to attend the monthly meeting will be able to try the blends as well. I will be trying the aromatics as well as the the Straight Virginia blend plus the other burley blend.
Once we've all had our chance to try these six blends we will, as a club, decide on the three blends that will go into official production as the NY Pipe Club blends. The chosen blends will be tinned by Cornell and Dehil and will be available for sale to the general public which a portion of each sale going to the NY Pipe Club.
Looking forward to the picnic as this is my first one and will report back from the picnic with pictures and a detailed review of the blends that we're reviewing to become the Club blends.
The cigar ash has told me that Barclay Rex, Broad Street Store in NYC, will be hosting a Drew Estates cigar event on the 25th of August. I will try to attend the event as I haven't smoke a Drew Estate cigar and will be looking forward to sampling this cigar and report back to my readers.