Peterson Tobacco Review

My impressions of the Petersons tobaccos I've reviewed. I've also made a video of my Peterson Tobacco Reivew on my. In most cases I also made a video of the Peterson tobacco review on my YouTube channel with a link next to the name or on the image of the tin.

Peterson Tobacco Review

Peterson tobaccos are available in South Africa but limited to more exclusive tobacco stores. I will obviously not review all Peterson tobaccos; mostly those that fall in my range of taste. Enjoy and please leave comments of your impressions. 

- Old Dublin (Video)

Package description: A supreme style of smoking mixture based on the renowned cool smoky aroma of Cyprus Latakia. Added are selected Golden Virginia with aromatic Black Cavendish and sweet Greek Oriental Basma Grades.

My Tobacco Review: Good balance between the Virginia, Latakia & Orientals. Latakia provides the generous smokiness which I like. The Virginia balance it out and the Orientals give that typical oriental aroma and spiciness. Other notes: creamy smooth smoke, cool burn, no tongue bite. Also some nutty aromas and taste are evident, a lighter, middle of the road blend; not the stronger type like other English blends from GL Pease or Dunhill. Smoky with a hint of nutty and spices. Creamy / silky texture. Typical old tobacco room note.  

  • Pipe Used: Savinelliold dublin
  • Strength: Light to Medium
  • Flavouring: None detected
  • Taste: Medium
  • Room note: Tolerable
  • Non-aromatic (in my view at least)
  • Type: English blend
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: JJ Cale Tobacconist

 - Irish Whisky (Video)

Package description / Other reviews: Really nice blend of Burley, fired Kentucky, Virginia, cured Indian. No tongue bite, nice aroma and slight notes of sweetness on the tongue. Notes of the whisky flavour present, but ever so slightly. The smell from the tin was nothing like any other I've smelled; clear Whisky with a slight nutty note from the Burley.

My Tobacco Review: What I really liked is that this tobacco gives you a real tobacco taste, even if its flavoured lightly. Also nice room note. I even went out to buy another tin - easy one of my new favourites. I prefer more strength so the strength didn't bother me. Its mostly a Burley blend (not traditionally English), the whisky notes are enhanced with a real whisky in hand ( :-) ) and a slightly sweet note lingering on the tongue. Being mainly a Burley blend, the nutty flavours are always present.tobacco irish whisky

  • Pipe Used: Stanwell & Bari
  • Strength: Medium
  • Flavouring: Mild to full
  • Taste: Medium to Full
  • Room note: Tolerable
  • Non-aromatic (in my view at least)
  • Type: Irish blend
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: JJ Cale Tobacconist

 - Luxury blend (Video)

Package description / Other reviews: When I read the tin, I immediately thought I would love this.... a blend of three different Virginias, Burley and Cavendish with a hint of orange, honey and vanilla. Well, I couldn't find any honey; not in the tin or in the smoke or on the palate, but surely orange and vanilla. I also didn't get the bite as some warned. The room note was pleasant!

My Tobacco Review: Funny, my son smelled "rooibos", a South African grown tea. The vanilla was more noticeable in the room note while the orange was more on the palate. In the tin, the honey and vanilla was very strong, the aromatics somewhat overpowering. Overall a pleasant smoke.tobacco luxury blend

  • Pipe Used: Georg Jensen
  • Strength: Mild
  • Flavouring: Mild to medium
  • Taste: Mild to medium
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Aromatic
  • Type: Dutch
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: Ye Olde Tobacco Shop

 - Balkan Delight

Package description / Other reviews: A traditional mixture comprising of the finest of Virginia tobaccos plus a hint of Louisiana Perique and a generous portion of Cyprus Latakia.

My Tobacco Review: I bought this tobacco purely for the name and having said that, I think that is the one negative of this tobacco. I expected much more "Balkan" from it than it actually presented. So much so that I ended up adding some more Oriental blending tobacco to it, which improved it to my taste spectrum. It was too much Virginia and too insipid to my liking (before added the Oriental.

  • Pipe Used: Savinellibalkan delight
  • Strength: Medium
  • Flavouring: None
  • Taste: Medium
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Non-Aromatic
  • Type: Balkan
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: 4Noggins

 - University Flake (Video)

Package description / Other reviews: Originally manufactured in Ireland by Murray, and now manufactured in Denmark by Mac Baren. The new tin description reads "An easy smoking blend of fine Virginias and Burley tobaccos, made the traditional way.! Apparently plum cased.

My Tobacco Review: In the bag a nice nutty smell from the Burley. Rubbed it out and produced a pleasant smell. Unsmoked the smell was pure nutty. On first light, a sweety berry taste was notable. The nuttiness of the Burley continued. I couldn't pick up the plum, but definite fruity, maybe berry like notes was noticeable. Burley is clear but in a good balanced way. Further down the bowl, the sweetness of the berry / plum stayed with me.

  • Pipe Used: Meerschaumuniversity flake
  • Strength: Medium to strong
  • Flavouring: Light
  • Taste: Medium to full
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Aromatic
  • Type: English
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: Sample

 - Irish Flake (Video)

Package description / Other reviews: A full bodied blend made of equal proportions air-cured, flue cured, and dark fired. True to the pure, unspoiled tobacco taste. Recommended for the experienced pipe smoker

My Tobacco Review: I got this as a sample and very few of the reviews captured what I've experienced - that's why I decided to write this review..... In the tin I got an immediate Oriental aroma. Then on first light, a burst of roasted coffee/chocolate beans. On re-light, the roasted mocca continued, but very faintly, while the oriental notes were ever present. I enjoyed this tobacco a lot.

  • Pipe Used: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYx1wd7cz9GxOD08MxaShIhpqZ9thIC6KmYJ_0AVDCvPUdE02fpg
  • Strength: Medium to strong
  • Flavouring: None detected
  • Taste: Medium to full
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Non-aromatic
  • Type: English
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Purchased From: Sample

 - Three P's (Video)

Package description / Other reviews: This excellent plug tobacco comprises selected Virginia leaf from Africa and Brazil blended with Burley leaf from Malawi. The tobaccos are lightly cased before drying and pressing and then are heated and stored for 2 weeks before cutting. The result is a full bodied yet fruity blend, sure to appeal to the experienced pipesmoker.

My Tobacco Review: My first try of this and I'm not sure how to rate it. The smells and taste I got was that of dried fruit, citrus, raison and figs. The plug was a rich dark colour of tobacco. OK let me sum it up: as for a Latakia fan, not my favourite but not too bad. Seeing that there is so many other 4 stars, I would rate this a 3/5.

  • Pipe Used: Peterson 3P
  • Strength: Medium to strong
  • Flavouring: None detected
  • Taste: Medium to full
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Non-aromatic
  • Type: English
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: Sample

 - Sunset Breeze (Video)

Package description / Other reviews: This mixture is a blend of first choice Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. A promise for a unique smoking experiences which is crowned by a wonderful Amaretto aroma.

My Tobacco Review: First smell caramel. Notes of aromatics, marzipan-like. Sweet, nutty from the Cavendish, Virginia & Burley. Not my favourite due to the aromatics.

  • Pipe Used: peterson sunset breeze
  • Strength: Mild
  • Flavouring: Mild to medium
  • Taste: Mild to medium
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Aromatic
  • Type: English
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: Sample

 - Irish Oak (Video)

Package description: A rich blend of Cavendish, Zimbabwean, Orange, Thailand Burley & Black Perique, matured in Oak Sherry Barrels. Made in Ireland.

My Tobacco Review: In the bag, a clear nuttiness accompanied by a spicy/ peppery note from the Perique. The peppery comes stronger through in the aroma and in the smoking. Slight sweety notes at the end of the bowl . Rich and earthy, with hints of peat and oak, much like a fine scotch.

  • Pipe Used: peterson irish oak
  • Strength: Mild
  • Flavouring: Medium to strong
  • Taste: Medium to full
  • Room note: Pleasant to tolerable
  • Aromatic
  • Type: English
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: Sample

 - Gold Blend

Package description: A subtle, delicate, mellow tobacco. A composition of jet Black Cavendish, bright and dark Virginias and fragrant Burley. An extremely pleasant note of Hickory nut, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon is added.

My Tobacco Review: Soft creamy tobacco with sweet notes. Notes of coffee, honey, cinnamon, vanilla with the Burley nuttiness.

  • Pipe Used: peterson gold blend
  • Strength: Mild
  • Flavouring: Medium
  • Taste: Mild to medium
  • Room note: Pleasant
  • Aromatic
  • Type: English
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Purchased From: Sample

 

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