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giacomo

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Age : 40
Location : Portland, OR
Registration date : 2014-08-17

PostSubject: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:14 pm

Well, at least it is sunny right now.

I've been smoking pipes and cigars (though mostly pipes) since '99 when I received my first of both as birthday gifts in an effort by my then girlfriend to get me to stop smoking cowboy killers (it worked famously). The pipe was a Savinelli Champagne 413KS which now resides in my cabinet next to a number of Custom-Bilts. The cigar was an Ashton I believe.

My tobacco tastes are pretty varied.

Some of my all time favorite aromatics include Flying Dutchman (when I can find it), Troost Sp. Cav., Dan Tobacco SVH, St. Bruno, and Revor Plug. Does Stonehaven go here? Who knows. I'll put it here though god-knows-where I'd buy it anymore.

I am constantly searching for a good English and/or Balkan blend. I've recently been enjoying Wilderness, Gaslight, and Pembroke. Things I squirrel away as often as possible include Penzance, Squadron Leader, and Balkan Sobranie (the new one by J. F. Germain & Son).

Virginia blends are a mixed bag for me. I really hate the "cigarette taste" I get from time to time. All time favorites here include Long Golden Flake, Marlin Flake, and Union Square.

Tobaccos that are currently on my wishlist include Fribourg & Treyer Golden Mixture, St. James Flake, Grousemoor, and aged FVF. I didn't care for FVF the first time through, so I'm on year 3 of aging and may pop the tin at 5 to give it a go.

That's all for now! Happy puffing.
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pepesdad1

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Location : Tallahassee, Florida
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PostSubject: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:31 pm

Nice rundown....thanks.

Welcome to the brotherhood.
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giacomo

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Location : Portland, OR
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:38 pm

pepesdad1 wrote:
Welcome to the brotherhood.

Thanks!

Great to be here.
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:05 pm

Benvenuto alla fratellanza.  

(Wow--Flying Dutchman.  Is that still around?  I remember that as a great, almost exotic aromatic with a shag cut.  I really liked the taste and aroma.)

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giacomo

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:37 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Flying Dutchman.  Is that still around?

Last I heard it was available in Germany, though that was a few years ago.

I ran across some on ebay recently though this tin is from the 80's (at 2.80 Fr. I'm guesstimating).

The tin art on mine is the same as the one you pictured.
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:40 pm

Welcome, Giacomo!  I hope you enjoy your time here


Richard Burley wrote:
Benvenuto alla fratellanza.  

(Wow--Flying Dutchman.  Is that still around?  I remember that as a great, almost exotic aromatic with a shag cut.  I really liked the taste and aroma.)


Richard, I'm not sure if it's the same blend or not, but:
http://www.hacico.de/en/Tobacco-Pipes/Pipe-Tobacco/Flying-Dutchman

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giacomo

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:50 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Welcome, Giacomo!  I hope you enjoy your time here

Thank you sir!


DrT999 wrote:
Richard, I'm not sure if it's the same blend or not


I think that might be it, at least in its current incarnation.

I recall that the German site I viewed about 3 years ago only carried it in the pouch and the large tin as well.

Shipping costs from Deutschland kept me puffing away on Troost Special.
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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:56 pm

Welcome to BoB giacomo, from a fellow PacNW brother. Looks like you're well on the way in your journey.


Cheers,

RR
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giacomo

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:10 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Welcome to BoB giacomo, from a fellow PacNW brother

Cheers indeed.

I just don't know what to do with all this sunshine. I had a cigar the other day I was so confused.
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:28 am

Very nice to be able to meet you and welcome to BoB.  cheers sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:15 am

Briar Spirit wrote:
welcome to BoB.  cheers sunny 

Cheers mate!

You Brits keep blending that Revor Plug and I'll keep smoking it.  Very Happy 
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Location : Gilmer, TX
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:47 am

Welcome to Bob, sir. We are glad to have you here.
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juanmedusa

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:40 pm

A great introduction. Welcome.
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:55 pm

Welcome aboard Giacomo from a fellow Northwesterner.
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MichaelM

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Welcome Giacomo!
Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Welcome Giacomo! Enjoy your time here here - friends and knowledge abound!
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:07 pm

Welcome aboard.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:16 pm

RobJ wrote:
Welcome aboard Giacomo from a fellow Northwesterner.

Ciao Rob and thanks.

I think our climate lends itself beautifully to a bowl of baccy. Especially in another month or so.
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:27 pm

Yep. Nothing quite like a nice pipe on a brisk autumn evening imo.
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PostSubject: Re: Ciao from the sunny Pacific Northwest   Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:29 pm

Welcome!
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