I've been away from the pipe for nearly a decade. I don't know why exactly I turned away from the pipe. From time to time, I have looked longingly at my pipe rack and said to myself, "I really should get back into this." Either that or sell off the collection (not happening, don't ask ). After reading this forum, I'm inspired to give it another go.
As for tobaccos, I've got a very nice assortment of well-aged English, Virginias and even a few aromatics (anybody want 2oz of chocolate cavendish?).
So, where to start? I thought I'd skip the aromatics. I recall them being nice every now and then but not as my regular smoke. I also recall the Virginias having a tendency towards tongue bite if not smoked carefully.
Which leads me to my English blends. I think I'll start with some Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium from 1998. Now all I have to do is settle on the pipe. Suggestions?