Penzance vs. Star of the East review | The Virtual Pipe Club Smoking Notes

Since I began smoking pipes seriously, I’ve been hearing about the legendary Eldorado of tobacco – Penzance. But this blend doesn’t find its way to the US but maybe once a year, so I thought I’d compare it to another Balkan blend: Star of the East. But in a real anti-climax, the comparison was more of a whimper than a Bang. (Spoiler: only this accidental reviewer’s opinion)

The Virtual Pipe Club is a place for pipe and tobacco enthusiasts to meet together for friendship and convivial conversation. We meet to chat mostly about the hobby (or is it a lifestyle) of smoking pipes – carving, restoring, collecting, finding favorites among tobacco and more. The Club meets online, and brings together members from all across the globe. Each week we host a special guest speaker – experts in the field. We also view documentaries, and showcase the vendors and creators in the pipe world.
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