July 2000


W.. Larsen's Millennium Tobacco
Danish tobacco purveyor W.. Larsen has released a new line of pipe tobacco - a mixture of Virginia, Zimbabwe, Kentucky, and Basma Oriental tobaccos - which the company has named Millennium Pipe Tobacco, in celebration of the millennium changeover.

The company says it has blended the tobacco "without regard to economical constraints," to ensure that it is of the highest standards, and that it will please the most discriminating pipe tobacco connoisseurs.

The packaging of the tobacco accentuates the product. The tobacco, which is aged a minimum of 120 days, has been pressed into flakes and specially packaged in an engraved gold metal case. which rests in a finished mahogany and pearwood box. The limited-edition line is to be distributed by Davidoff of Geneva.

Davidoff of Geneva, Inc., 550 West Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902, Tel: (203) 323-5811, Fax: (203) 975-0090.

G.L. Pease Launches Tobaccos, Web Site
G.L. Pease, a pipe enthusiast for more than 20 years, has developed a new line boutique smoking blends: Mephisto (Virginia, Turkish, and Latakia), Raven's Wing (Latakia with Virginia and Oriental), Renaissance (Oriental, Latakia, Virginia), Samara (Virginia Lemon, Oriental, and Latakia), and Cairo (Virginia, Oriental, and Perique). Each blend is available in 2 oz. tins that retail for $7.50.

The company has also launched a web site that details the five blends in the G.L. Pease tobacco line, located at www.glpease.com. The site includes a guide to Heeschen pipes, for which G.L. Pease is a North American representative. G.L. Pease will be distributed by Craig Tarler of Cornell & Diehl, who has also collaborated with G.L. Pease to produce Two Friends tobaccos.

Cornell & Diehl, P.O. Box 475, Morganton, NC 28680, Tel: (800) 433-0080.

Y2K Limited Edition Pipes from Savinelli
Each year, Italian pipe manufacturer Savinelli produces a limited production Collection Pipe - its so-called "pipe of the year." Only 500 units are manufactured.

The 2000 Collection Pipe, the 16th in the series which extends back to 1985, has a flat bottom allowing the pipe to sit upright, referred to as a 'sitter.' Each comes with a pack of balsa inserts, an informational leaflet, and a presentation package. Suggested retail is $220.

This year, Savinelli is also offering a special limited edition Millennium Series, known as the Year 2000 Pipe. "We have developed a product possessing charismatic lines and an alluring design not previously seen in a pipe," the company says of the unique six-sided, faceted bowl. The pipe is available in five finishes.

  • All smooth, light natural finish.
  • All smooth, two-tone finish.
  • All smooth, deep walnut finish.
  • Part smooth, part sandblast.
  • All hand carved bowl and shank with a smooth top.
Like all Savinelli pipes, materials are selected from top quality plateaux briar and seasoned naturally for many years. Only ecological finishes and waxes are used, allowing the pipe surfaces to breathe.

Each of the five Year 2000 pipes is available together in the Year 2000 VIP Set, which also includes an additional Smooth Red finish R version with a Savinelli VIP Case.

Savinelli Pipes, Inc., PO Box 526, Morrisville, NC 27560, Tel.: (919) 481-05111, Fax: (919) 481-1948.

SMOKESHOP - June 2000