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Aug
09

Georgetown tobacco

Recently I had to leave the friendly confines of Steel City, and travel to our nation’s capitol. Even though I was born in Washington DC I did not know the joy of piping when I lived there, so I wanted to see what was around. The most famous tobacconist in DC seemed to be Georgetown tobacco.

Found on the main shopping area of historic Georgetown, it could easily have fit in 100 years ago. Once inside, it seemed like every wall was covered in pipes or expensive cigarettes. They also claim to have one of the largest walk-in humadors in DC. I imagine Bill Clinton probably stopped in here every now and then for a fresh cigar.

The pipes in cases were some of the finest brands including Dunhill, Peterson, and even Tsuge. They also had a decent batch of store brand pipes, all of which seemed very nice.

I was drawn to their drawer of 30% off pipes, and debated a 5 dot saseni or rusticated comoy, but in the end wound up with an unusually large straight billiard pipe from Kriswell. A helpful store employee even offered to polish it for me before bagging it up.

But while any store can have a good selection of pipes, what sets GT apart is it’s fine selection of house tobacco. I picked up some Reverie which is a delicious mixture aromatic that is hard to define, 1281 which smells kind of butter rummy, and councilman, a spicy British.

If you are ever in DC I recommend it, and if you love thier tobacco, they offer online ordering.

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