Cavendish, Burley and Black Perique, and orange come together in this barrel-matured blend to create a tasty blend. Peterson Irish Cask pipe tobacco is a crowd-pleasing favorite for smokers and their friends alike. This is a fairly strong blend--which we enjoy!
Brand: Peterson Tobacco
Blended By: Kohlhase & Kopp
Model: Irish Cask
Tobacco Type: Cavendish, Perique & Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 1.76 oz. / 50 g.
Fruity and different with a great aroma, medium to full body. Either topped or aged in the barrels like Peterson says, something makes it tasty. Only thing is it became sour towards the end of the bowl. I'll age it a few months to see if that goes away, and try it in different pipes. Worth a try for sure.
Long burning, doesn't get hot, has no bite and taste great! Very enjoyable smoke and unique taste unlike any other tobaccos I have tried. Not too moist so it burns perfectly right out of the can.
I've been a pipe smoker for all of my adult life and even longer. I'd never smoked anything other than cobs. It's only recently I became interested in tobaccos and pipes other than my choice, Prince Albert and a MM, when after all those years I started getting serious tongue bite. Being a very naive country boy, and basically uneducated in the world of pipe smoking, and I was amazed at the number of different tobaccos there are. I even purchased my first briar pipe ever at age 72 .
I started reading everything about tobaccos, and decided I couldn't trust anything. Why? It was obvious the people writing were totally unqualified to say anything. Every one, with very few exceptions, were steeped in pretense using language none would ever use among friends and family. They can't spell, don't understand the rules of English grammar, and worst of all, were making claims of having the ability to taste the individual strands of tobacco within a blend. Here is the definition of the word blend: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/blend
I bought a new Peterson from tobaccopipes.com and found that Peterson markets their own brand of tobacco. Wow! I started researching those tobaccos and decided I wanted to try all of them. I visited every site I could find to read about Peterson pipe tobacco.
One of my first choices was Peterson Irish Oak. I really like it. It just tastes good. Imagine, it's actually better than Prince Albert. No tongue bite, and even better, because I always inhale whatever I smoke, NO CHOKING ASTHMA ATTACK.
I've since tried many different tobaccos and can say I will always have a tin of Peterson Irish Oak on hand so I can smoke it any time I want.
I'm no expert when it comes to reviewing tobaccos, but I'll give it a shot. I purchased Irish Oak while under the impression that it's a vaper with cavendish. Supposedly, it's aged in oak sherry barrels, or at least that's the info I got from some YouTube reviews. The taste is definitely a Virginia in my opinion, but not like anything I've smoked before. It's "grassy" ,I guess is the best way I can describe it. I don't get much spicy character from it, though there are spots. There's an odd flavor that comes and goes, like a sweet anise flavor maybe? Probably the cavendish. I do believe that it is aged in oak barrels, as it does have spots throughout the bowl that do remind me of the oak twigs I used to occasionally chew as a youth. Overall, I think this is a good blend that doesn't get to hot and didn't bite me. I'd buy it again, just to have something different on hand, but definitely not for my regular rotation. I can't compare it to anything else because, honestly, I've never had anything like it before and I've never smoked a blend that changes flavors so often from pipe to pipe and throughout each bowl. Smoked in Molina briar pipes and various Missouri Meerschaum cobs.
I am a newbie, to pipes and smoking. I enjoy the flavor, and aroma.
An interesting blend. Mellowed in a oak barrel. I find it to be a tad stronger than their Irish dew, yet not overpowering. The pouch aroma has a fruit like aroma with out the fruit flavor. The blend has a clean, and subtle, flavorful taste. It has slight strength over a medium strength tobacco. It is satisfying to say the least. Put fifty people in a room with the same tobacco, you would be lucky to find two agreeing on the same thing. It is worth giving it a try. You possible will come back for more.