THE SHERLOCK HOLMES
PIPE CLUB OF BOSTON
Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989
Happy October All!
As mentioned in the September Gazette, we visited Perretti’s for our last meeting and it certainly was worth the time and effort to trek into downtown at rush hour. As stated, I have never been there before and was thoroughly impressed with the store and selection. Not to mention the hospitality shown to us by the staff. Moving forward I propose we make a pilgrimage a couple times a year as well as our regular journeys to the Humidor in Cranston and Old Firehouse in Fall River. I feel it’s important for us to keep friendly relations with the local Brick and Mortars.
I’d really like to wrap up all the preliminary plans for the Pipe Show at the meeting.
For the Presidents special raffle. Hmmmm…. October is Polish-American Heritage month. Since they don’t play hockey anymore because the guy died who had the recipe for ice, all members who smoke a Savinelli Pipe at the meeting (Subsequently it’s Italian-American Heritage Month also. Don’t ask me how that happened.) will receive an extra ticket for the Presidents Raffle for a chance to win an item from my private collection.
We are still sending smoke signals out to, Tucker, Joe, Mike P, Dennis, Al, Steven and Anthony! Hope all is well. Please drop us a note and let us know you are OK. Also want to say hello to Jorge, don’t know if you read these still but, want you to know we are all thinking of you!
See you all Tuesday,
This month we have two very special limited edition tins. Both sold out almost immediately upon release. What makes things even better is that if you don't win, you'll get a second chance - each of these will also be part of the holiday raffle! (As usual, we'll also have aromatic alternatives.)
Cornell and Diehl Small Batch Sun Bear (2 oz.)
A blend of the finest red and bright Virginias balanced by Basma leaf from 2014 and Izmir Orientals from 2013. South Carolina garden-grown honey — harvested from the personal beehives of C&D's head blender, Jeremy Reeves — combines with a whisper of silver tequila and elderflower to augment the fruity and floral notes of the choice Orientals and Virginias. This is a numbered limited edition of 4500 tins.
Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique (50g)
Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader Special Edition (50 gram) Squadron Leader is a quintessential, all-day English blend of Latakia, Turkish, and Virginia tobaccos. Its original recipe, however, dates back to 1925 and incorporated Perique. This 2019 reissue of the original recipe, limited to 4500 numbered tins, is still very much an English blend, but the Perique adds a subtly sweet and spicy aftertaste for a slightly fuller, more nuanced variation.
Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts
Country Squire Radio
A weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco. Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube | Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)
PipesMagazine Radio Show
A different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show! iTunes | Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )
Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
A Podcast for the Tobacco Pipe Enthusiast. Interviews with pipe carvers and industry influencers. Quick tobacco reviews and segments on pipes and tobaccos. New episodes are available on the 1st and 15th of every month. iTunes | Website
Sherlock Holmes Podcasts
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
A delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.
Shows come out twice a month. iTunes | Website
Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
From the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes | Website
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