One of the up-sides to pipe smoking is the seemingly endless supply of tobacco blends that are currently available. While the prospect of having literally 100’s of choices can be a bit daunting at first, the best thing to do is jump right in and start trying things! With the help of members of the San Antonio Pipe Club, here’s 5 picks we’re really enjoying thus far in 2019, in no particular order.



1. L.J. Peretti - St. James Mixture

This VaPer traces its origins back to the early 1970’s when Robert Peretti started experimenting with Perique. Due to scarcity of the crop the blend was shelved until rather recently when Peretti took another stab at blending it. SJM is a tangy VaPer with a healthy dose of high quality Perique mixed with fine Virginias. The mixture is then pressed, aged, and processed into a loose, broken flake. Can’t say enough good things about this one, especially in the wake of losing McClelland great VaPer offerings last year.