Monthly Archives:February 2015

Sutliff Taste of Spring Review by Joshua Cooper

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Blend Name: Sutliff Taste of Spring

Tin Note: Febreeze, or some other perfumed detergent. Lemon/Lavender. Not the best tin note, but don’t let that turn you off.

Leaf: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia

Taste: A wonderful honey flavor. Not very sweet, but the honey flavor is still very prominent, with the grassy/hay flavors of the Virginia underneath. A great medium aromatic for those who want to try something different. The tin note may turn you off, but give the tobacco a try – smokes much better than I was expecting from the note, and I actually enjoy this one quite a bit.

Smokability: Nearly perfect moisture level from the tin.

Room Note: Honey, straw, hay


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Sutliff Taste of Autumn by Joshua Cooper

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Blend Name: Sutliff Taste of Autumn

Tin Note: Dr. Pepper cola, all spice, vanilla, honey

Leaf: Black Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia

Taste: A medium-strength aromatic with complex flavors. The tin note is very strong, but the actual tobacco is much more mild. Hints of vanilla and autumn spices (think pumpkin pie), but it is not overly sweet. The topping does a great job at letting the vanilla from the black cavendish and the Virginia flavors exist on their own. The more I smoke this, the more I like it.

Smokability: Perfect moisture level right from the tin, but some may prefer a little more drying time.

Room Note: Vanilla, pumpkin spices

February Meeting Minutes

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Hello Fellow Pipe smoking enthusiasts!

I’d like to thank all of the members that were able to make it out to the February meetup. We had a great time and it was good to see familiar faces along with new ones. We have grown to over 50 members per the online signup sheet!

It was a rather low key meeting that I found to be extremely relaxing and well needed. Lane brought out a beautiful collection of briar that would make any collector envious. Thanks Lane for sharing a small glimpse into your wonderful collection 🙂 Maybe you can bring out a few more pieces next month.

I would like to thank the members that so graciously purchased a charter member button. The limited proceeds are being used for our membership in the UPCA. Our club page can be visited here —>

When I set out to formally start this club I had several goals in mind and it makes me very happy to see them being reached with all of your continued support… HPC could not have had this much success without all of you guys.

**** Member Mark Berman has been speaking with pipe maker Mark Tinsky in efforts to get a 2015 club pipe made. The price point of the pipe will be $150-$180.
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