When Erik Nording was a boy in Copenhagen, Denmark, his father smoked pipes and ran a razor blade and garden tool factory. Dad was a blacksmith and engineer, and...
When Erik Nording was a boy in Copenhagen, Denmark, his father smoked pipes and ran a razor blade and garden tool factory. Dad was a blacksmith and engineer, and it was expected that young Erik might take over the factory when he was old enough. He would work in the factory sometimes to earn money and learned plenty about blacksmithing and engineering along the way. He also seemed to have absorbed his father’s love of tobacco, hiding a pipe habit at age 15 until he was found out by his mother. She tried the old “make the boy smoke a whole pack of cigarettes” technique, but Erik enjoyed it so much that his mother had to give up.
He was allowed to smoke a bowl a day.
As fate would have it, Erik’s father passed when Erik was just 16, and the need to train and grow up to take over the factory became immediate. By the time he finished his education, however, his love of pipes had taken over him instead (although he wasn’t making them, yet). He actually still thought he would be an engineer. A local pipe maker asked him to engineer some pipe making equipment, which he did, but the pipe maker couldn’t pay! Nording decided to be the pipe maker himself. Now, decades later, he’s one of the world’s most famous freehand pipe makers – a true artist – and it all began with a little smoking habit.
You can probably identify with how much can come from a simple love of smoke, right?
The Rocky Patel Nording cigar features a handsome Nicaraguan Colorado wrapper, with a very nice blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. The flavors are somewhat reminiscent of pipe smoke, and include toast, leather, and a hint of sweet spice. Pick up two and smoke one with your grandfather to give him a break from pipes for a change.
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