Saturday, March 5, 2011

Most Expensive Pipe Tobacco

Well, most expensive on pipesandcigars.com.

So I was poking my way through the inner nets and looking around for a really expensive blend to try out. I was surprised to find that most blends were around $10 for a 50oz tin, about 1.75 or 1.76 ounces. They really ranged from $8 to $12. Well that got me wondering, as I lit up my first bowl of McConnell's Scottish Cake, what the most expensive pipe tobaccos in the world are. Couldn't find a list online so I compiled one myself:

1 Dunhill
Deluxe Navy Rolls
$14.33
Va/Per

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Hall of Fame
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Latham Circle
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Manor Heights
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Mohawk River
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Old Kinderhook
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Patroon Island
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Saratoga Summer
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Stockade
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Sycaway
$13.99
Aromatic

2 Heath & Home
Landmark Vischer Ferry
$13.99
Aromatic

12 Davidoff
Flake Medallions
$13.89
Va/Per

13 McConnell
Latakia Flake
$13.65
English

13 McConnell
Scottish Flake
$13.65
Virginia

15 McConnell
Pure Caribe
$13.10
Cigar Leaf

15 McConnell
Pure Latakia
$13.10
Latakia

15 McConnell
Pure Perique
$13.10
Perique

18 Vauen
160 Year Anniversary
$12.71
Va + Cinnamon

19 McConnell
Black & Gold
$12.38
Aromatic

19 McConnell
Glen Piper
$12.38
Oriental

19 McConnell
Maduro
$12.38
Virginia

19 McConnell
Oriental
$12.38
Scottish

19 McConnell
Red Virginia
$12.38
Aromatic

19 McConnell
Rich, Dark Virginia
$12.38
Aromatic

19 McConnell
Ripe Honeydew
$12.38
Aromatic

19 McConnell
Scottish Blend
$12.38
Va/Per

19 McConnell
Scottish Cake
$12.38
Virginia

19 McConnell
Special London Mature
$12.38
Virginia

19 McConnell
Special London Mild
$12.38
Virginia

30 Davidoff
Danish Mixture
$11.98
Danish

30 Davidoff
English Mixture
$11.98
English

30 Davidoff
Royalty Mixture
$11.98
English

30 Davidoff
Scottish Mixture
$11.98
Aromatic

34 Vauen
Exotic # 10
$11.90
Black Cav + Va

34 Planta
Original Danish
$11.90
Danish

And for those curious:
Aromatics 15
Black Cav 1
Cigar Leaf 1
Danish 2
English 3
Latakia 1
Oriental 1
Perique 1
Scottish 1
Virginia 6
Va/Per 3

Or by Dominant Note:
Aromatic 15
Black Cav 1
Danish 2
Latakia 6
Pure Leaf 4
Va/Per 3

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Here is my initial observation: The most expensive pipe tobacco in the world costs $14.33 for a 50g tin. A bowl is between 3 and 5 grams. Therefore, each tin will give between 10 and 17 bowls. Each of those bowls cost $.86 to $1.43. Therefore, to smoke the Pipe Equivalent of a Padron Anniversary 1926 80 Years or Opus X would be like smoking those for less than a buck a stick to a buck forty-three a stick. And my friends wonder why one of my New Year's Resolutions was "Smoke more pipe." They wonder this while I share my pipe tobacco with them and they jealously guard their cigars.

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