NASPC 2004


It's once again my pleasure to have been asked to produce the special, limited edition pipeweed for the NASPC show in Columbus. Just when I figure there's no more rare Hobbit weed to be found, John Tolle, president of the club, and avid hunter of rare stashes of hitherto unknown pipeweed blends, discovers something exciting.

This year, it's Aragorn's very own secret blend, the one that he smokes in the pub while quaffing pint after pint of ale.

I have no idea how many pints, or gallons, of best bitter John, who seems to have developed a remarkable ability to travel between parallel worlds, had to ply Aragorn with before he'd reveal the hidden location of his secret store, but, somehow, he managed to extract a detailed map, and susequently sent his minion (that would be me) on a mission to recover the treasure, and make it ready to for the show.


It seems Aragorn has a thing for big Latakia mixtures; he and John have similar tastes, I guess. For those who enjoyed last year's Smaugweed, this one will not disappoint. It's been sitting in the tins for months, now, waiting for the labels to be printed. By show-time, it should be wonderful, and it will continue to improve with the coming years.

Once again, thanks to C. D. Regan of MaelstromGrafx for the wonderful illustration that I used for the label.

NOTE: This blend, like all the NASPC special editions, was produced for the pipe show in Columbus, will only be available at the show. This page is provided for historical purposes only.