New Blends? Yes. Yes, There Are.

31st March, 2009: Posted by glpease in New Blends

The Chicagoland Pipe Extravaganza is just round the bend. Sadly, I will not be able to attend this year, but I’ll certainly be there in spirit and in smoke. If all goes apace, and I am sure it will, a new entry in the Fog City Selection will be available there.

Union Square is the first 100% virginia in the range. It’s a blended sliced cake of straight high-grade flue cured VA leaf, from beautiful, sweet brights to deep, earthy reds, and it’s really lovely stuff. The tobaccos are not sugared, sauced, flavoured or topped like many of the European flakes. This is a pure virginia experience. So, for those who have been after me to do a straight VA, without any condiment leaf, the time has finally come. I’ve been puffing on bowl after bowl of the final prototype for several days, and think it’s great. I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.

For quite a few months, I’ve also been working on an interesting new series, which is beginning to come together, and will be released later in the year. I’m not quite ready to reveal any details, but I’m very excited about the prototypes thus far. The initial release will present three different blends, and R&D on a fourth is underway. Curiousity piqued? Wait for it…

In the meanwhile, if you’re in Chicago, check out Union Square at the C&D booth, and look for general availability a couple weeks after the show.