After spending time with Roberto Ascorti this year, it is easy to see why he releases specialty pipes. He is a bundle of energy, wit, and playfulness. Not one to sit back and rest, he is always creating new lines, shapes, and finishes. To watch him talk about his pipes with such enthusiasm, makes one a believer in the Ascori brand. The pipes are an Italian institution with loyal fans around the world. Here is a selection of some of the unique pipes we handpicked this year.