So, I just started smoking a pipe this year, and, well, I've been a victim of many members on here and of my own credit card to TAD and PAD. After about 7 months (I think?) here's what my stash looks like:
I started pipe smoking believing solely in English blends, with a sample of Pirate Kake sent from Paul (Bunnosaurus) being my favorite. I still do love my English blends, and smoke a lot of Nightcap, Latakia Blend (MacB), 965, and, less frequently, EMP and PS Proper English. MacB started as my favorite tobacco company too, with Plumcake, Scottish Blend, Virgina No 1, and Virginia Flake still smoked by me a good amount.
Then, I found McClelland. I've liked everything I've smoked of theirs, to be honest. My original favorite was Frog Morton, but it hasn't been doing it for me lately. Now I go to FM: AtP, Arcadia, Christmas Cheer, and Dominican Glory Maduro from them.
I've also recently really enjoyed Full Virginia Flake and the Chocolate Flake by SG. And, on the vaper side, Luxury Bullseye Flake and Escudo
My current favorite pipes are my Meer, and my red and black no-name (as far as I know) that I bought from Joe (bazooka). I do love Nording alot, and my Nording Freehand (again, from Paul), gets smoked pretty regularly, and I bought a black and red Nording that looks like my favorite briar. Actually, I smoke all my pipes pretty often, tbh.
So, those were my reflections. 2013 Pipe Dreams (but, really, these are my pipe-related goals for the year):
I want to do a review series of Samuel Gawith tobaccos. I have only tried three of theirs, but I loved them all. I think I'll do a big P&C order at sometime of all their high rated blends.
I want to smoke 5-6 GL Pease blends. I've only tried Billy Budd, somehow.
I'd like to buy a Sav.
I'd like to buy a Peterson.
I'm also planning on doing a big order once my next semester starts that will be strictly to put away for a year.
So, here's hoping your last few pipes of 2012 are good and your first few of 2013 are better. Anyone else have any goals/reflections?