This is the fourth year I've been asked to produce the NASPC show tobacco. "But, there aren't any more Hobbit Pipeweeds, John. We;ve discovered them all!"
"Not so, my friend. Smaug had his own stash. I found it, quite by accident, while I was vactioning in Tucson."
"That dragon really got around, I guess."
What would be more appropriate than a monstrous Latakia blend. If anything says "Dragon Breath," that's it, right? This one is big, fat, smoky, but still really well balanced.
The Virginias bring a nice round sweetness to the blend, and the orientals add their well-known spice. Shortly after this one was put together, it started to reveal that it's really got some wings. Easy to smoke today, Smaugweed will easily fly into the next decade and beyond without tiring. Buy one to smoke, and a couple to put away - one in five years, another in ten. It'll be outstanding!
Again, my thanks to C. D. Regan of MaelstromGrafx for the wonderful illustration that I used for the label.
NOTE: This blend, like all the NASPC special editions, was produced for the pipe show in Columbus, will only be available at the show. This page is provided for historical purposes only.