Charles Rattray's Old Gowrie No.4 9mm Filter Briar Smoking Pipe
- Overall Length: 139mm
- Overall Height: 43mm
- Bowl Height: 43mm
- Bowl Diameter: 47mm
- Bore: 20mm
- Filter: 9mm Absorbent
- Weight: 66
- Gift Boxed
- Cloth pipe bag included
Charles Rattray’s Briar Pipes
Charles Rattray’s master blenders have an impeccable worldwide reputation for their unique tobacco blends and unrivalled character. You can be forgiven for not knowing that Rattray’s also produce pipes as they were only released onto the general market in 2012. Their pipes were formerly reserved for exclusive sale in their Perth shop but they have answered many prayers by releasing these stunning pipes to retailers worldwide.
Charles Rattrays Old Gowrie Number 4 Briar Pipe
The Old Gowrie range is designed with the classic smoker in mind who appreciates a quality briar with discreet touches to keep their smoking understated. It is a classic sandblast finish on top of a quality grain. Many pipe manufacturers reserve the less attractive grains for sandblasting but not Rattray’s. Sandblasting picks out the Grain if done well and a good grain will be enhanced by experienced pipe makers. The un-blasted elements of the Briar are polished with a rich brown stain for a discreet yet effective feature.
The Old Gowrie No.4 is one of the rarer shapes on the modern pipe market but that’s what we appreciate here at the Black Swan. The diplomat has a wide base to prevent overheating on the hottest area of the pipe, which also makes for a very comfortable pipe in the hand. The shape has a more robust, heft appearance but is well balanced. It appears short and stubby but this is deception on the eye as the pipe has a good deep bore for a good fill. The Old gowrie No.4 is finished with an extra wide saddled mouthpiece, which is more comfortable to grip and helps keep the strain on the teeth minimal.
9mm Absorbent Filter
The Charles Rattray’s Old Gowrie pipes are designed for use with the any 9mm absorbent stem filters. The larger diameter allows more smoke to pass through the filter, with less restriction, which makes for a better draw compared to the 6mm filters. The highly absorbent filters have a very high surface area resulting in excellent absorption of the tar as the smoke passes through without affecting draw or flavour.
The pipes have a standard 9mm bore so can be used with any brand of 9mm filter if preferred. Alternatively the filter can be removed altogether for smokers who prefer a totally un-restricted full on smoke.