On a cool spring day in San Jose AJ, a long time pipe smoker and in-house blending expert, stands at Mission Pipe Shop's tobacco bench working on his latest creation. He makes notes in a decades old receipt book as small batches of his latest blend are mixed together and labeled for tasting. This new blend is not for him; rather it’s for a customer whose favorite mix has been forever discounted due to availability issues of a key aromatic.
Any real pipe smoker will tell you that losing your favorite blend is like losing a friend. That’s what this customer was recounting as he desperately searched for a substitute. Little did he know that AJ has matched and created custom blends for Mission Pipe customers over the years that were faced with just such a dilemma.
Brandon grew up in Merced and is one of our full-time tobacco aficionados. With over 11 years working in the cigar and pipe industry he can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Besides smoking cigars and his pipe, Brandon enjoys road biking and the culinary arts. Stop by and say hi to our newest team member!
We just received our shipment of the coveted 2016 Tatuaje TAA Limited Edition and our first batch of the Tatuaje Black Label (also known as the Private Reserve). We have boxes and singles available for your smoking pleasure.
Stop by the shop today and try these amazing cigars before there all gone!
Peterson of Dublin just released their annual St. Patrick’s Day Pipes. This year's pipes have a more traditional mahogany finish highlighted by a metal band encasing a beautiful orange ring. The contrast highlights the beautiful wood grain of the briar. Stop by the shop to check out these masterpieces.