First of all hello and thank you for letting me be a part of this forum. Secondly, I've never been a smoker of any kind. I've always enjoyed the smell of a pipe and thought it might be neat to try. Well I was recently on vacation in Gatlinburg and decided to drop by the Gatlin-Burlier. I couldn't have had a nicer first experience. I was a bit limited on time but I think the person helping me would have taken all day to get me comfortable and going. I wish I could remember his name but I can't. I bought a starter pipe and a sample pack of 4 different tobaccos. I got a mix of Cades Cove Cavendish, Mellow Moonshine, Mountain Mall mix and Newfound blend. So far I've only tried the Cades Cove Cavendish and I really liked it. I was correct in my thinking, there really is something relaxing about sitting on the back porch and slowly puffing away. I look forward to learning more and discovering some new tobaccos. Thanks again!