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2012 John Cotton Throwdown Huge Success at the Chicago Show!

Published on 5/21/2012

The second Chicago Throwdown was a tremendous success thanks to cooperation of the Seattle and New York Pipe Clubs, the driving forces of the Brother's Guss and the participation of both the blenders and judges!  Congratulations to our good buddy, Dick Silverman, the "Chief Catoonah", for formulating the winning blend, now called Princes Street and can be purchased here:


A word about the winning blend can be found here:


Read an exclusive review of the exciting events, including his take on all three contestant blends from our good buddy Kevin Godbee of



I can't wait to see what is in store for next year's show!