Info & Events
from the August Club Meeting
quiet summer meeting at the Massapaug Sportman's Club. I say quiet
but intimte and allows everyone to join into the same conversation.
It's never a bad time when when had amidst clouds of briar smoke.
Tony kept our whistles wet with a few new growlers of delicious
ale from Bog
Iron Brewing in Norton, MA. Thanks again Tony. Greatly appreciated.
Tobacco Sampling Galore
Kevin brought a slew of tins by 4th Generation and Comoy's to the
August meeting.. Way to many to sample them all so they'll be back
in September waiting to be packed into your bowls awating your reviews.
A review of Comoy's Cask No. 5 by Ernie Whitenack will be available
in the next Gazette. We'd like to thank Dave Mooney from Phillips
& King for supplying us with this tobacco.
SHPC 2016 Club Pipes
We are still waiting on the prototype of our 2016 pipe by Premal
Cheda. We're told that once the ok is given to move forward it won't
take long to produce the pipes.
A Big Thanks to Ernie!!!
If it wasn't for him, the SHPC Gazette would pretty much end here.
- A short story by Ernie Whitenack
Hitler’s hidden diamonds and gold were allocated
to fund a secret organization. It was a terrorist group known as
Werwolf (Werewolf) who would disrupt and confuse the Allied occupation,
and planned to overthrow the Allies, and then carry the fight to
the East and Soviet Russia.
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.... The special telephone, in a secret compartment in
Erich Graff’s desk, uttered its distinctive ring. Graff, in
the kitchen of their modern reproduction of a seventeen-hundred’s
Alpine Chalet, dropped the carrot he was peeling and moved quickly.
He retrieved the phone from its hiding place and flipped the switch
on the attached scrambler.
“This is Stahlmann. What have you learned from Mittenwald,
We are getting a lot of pressure here to either confirm or reject
that a Hitler treasure is hidden or buried there.”
“So far that is not possible. I have told our people working
on the treasure question to put more effort into finding out.
I’m told more searchers are showing up weekly and it is
difficult to be discrete or to camouflage our efforts.
Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Balkan Mixture
My winnings from the raffle earlier this year.
Hoggarth & Co. takes the finest Virginia, Turkish, and Oriental
tobaccos and expertly blend them with Latakia to give the smoker
a unique taste and aroma for this Balkan Mixture.”
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it. And it is.
The oblong tin was a bit difficult to open due to a plastic gasket
that sealed the box closed; not news I guess to GH tinned tobacco
users. The tobacco comes encased in a square-corned plastic bag
at a nice moisture level.
Balkan Mixture is black, toasted I assume, with a strong tobacco
odor and Latakia overtones. To my tongue, it is as strong as it
smells and tastes predominately of Latakia, the Virginia being hardly
noticeable I believe the nicotine level is high.
If the above features appeal to you then I say try it. However,
it is not my cup of tea.
Check out what we have for this month's raffle.
Brebbia Balkan (50g Tin)
medium-to-full-bodied smoke, Brebbia's Balkan combines Kentucky,
Syrian Latakia, Orientals, and Perique for a rich, well-rounded
"after dinner" blend.
Vauen: Black Pepper 50g Tin
Vauen's Black Pepper, double-fermented Black Cavendish based on
Virginia and Burley tobaccos delivers a unique smooth smoking experience
with a distinct aroma of black pepper.
Ernie found a review
online of a book titled Sherlock Holmes as a Pipe Smoker and
thought some of our members and readers might find it interesting.
Thanks for always thinking of us Ern.