Connoisseur NYC Ed Burak / Dunhill pipe tamper
My very first pipe smoked on Japanese soil, at one of the most wonderful places to enjoy the true culture of coffee, on November 9, 2014.
Just as I had been taking notes; searching in my memory for possible conceptual connections; considering all the things we might understand under the term 'taste'; and aiming at stretching the experience of the palate towards a multi-censorial bath, a first occurred, as I was given a pouch containing pipe tobacco, but without a name [...]
Straight Virginia Flake from Samuel Gawith in my Large Prince from Ed Burak. In other words, the very simplicity of Virginia tobacco and the very simplicity of formed briar wood.
Betthupferl is a German/Austrian term that refers to a sweet something one might get before going to bed. That could be a candy, a cookie or anything to be appreciated as a small joy before going to bed or before falling asleep. It might even be a bed story. 'Bett' means bed and 'hupferl' is 'to hop', [...]
This week had just started and the postman brought me several goodies - two certainly worthy of an introduction.
Herewith I welcome a new acquisition into my modest collection of pipes. Modesty is relative, being happy is not. According to the information I have acquired so far, when Edward Burak bought the Connoisseur Pipe Shop in 1968 he sold his pipes without any markings on them. No dots, no logos, no numbers, no letters. It [...]