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Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding Special Reserve Pipe Tobacco 4 oz

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Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding Special Reserve is a 4 oz. pressed block of English mixture.  This mixture is based off the original SPC Plum Pudding, which is a popular blend held in high regard.  For this unique Special Reserve the oriental and possibly the virginia leaf has been replaced with a small batch of premium tobacco.  Pressed into a beautiful dark brick, this limited edition is a modern classic that should not be missed.

 

Brand: Seattle Pipe Club

Blended By: Joe Lankford

Model: Plum Pudding Special Reserve

Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish,  Latakia,  Oriental,  Perique,  Virginia

Cut: Plug

Blend Type: English

Strength: 2 of 5

Taste: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Flavoring: None

Country: U.S.A

Size:  4.00 oz.

 

 

What is in it?
Inside the tin is a very dense crumble cake of strong and dark looking tobacco.
Latakia: Cyprian Latakia is present in quantity.  This is usually near the front of the flavor profile.
Black Cavendish:  This is unsweetened and untopped.  Perhaps adding some sweetness, this must be used in a small quantity. 
Virginia:  Both Red and Black Stoved Virginia are used.  This brings a rich earthy flavor to the blend.
Oriental:  Upgraded sun cured Oriental is used in this Special Reserve.  There is a saltiness and  sweet and sour flavor from this component.
Perique:  The spiciness and fermented fruit flavor comes from a small amount of perique.
 
What does it smoke like?
Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding Special Reserve is so good it's unreal.  Many blends pressed and presented in plugs or flakes have a consistent flavor profile.  I found a lot of variation in flavors here.  Like a good ribbon cut, the smoke meandered all over the flavor spectrum. You will find sweetness, sour briny flavor, buttery creaminess, and rich smokiness.  Surprisingly, the Latakia is hard to distinguish, as it alone is steady throughout the bowl.  Every other component fades in and out, but they all have a bitter woody smokiness with them.  All of the flavors of an English mixture are here, and presented in a traditional manner.  I would call this a great tobacco for a new to English smoker.  With the clarity of flavor, it would allow one to identify the components they do and do not like and this could guide future purchases.  Make no mistake; if this blend is a limited run, and it seems to be, it will be very sought after and remembered fondly when production ceases.
 
How to prepare it?
Opening a tin will reveal a plain dark brick of tobacco.  It is quite possible to break off pieces to rub out.  I found the moisture to be ideal, and I would recommend cutting the plug up and putting it in an airtight mason jar shortly after opening.  Don't rub this out too much, it is rather easy to get a lot of wasted tobacco as powder.  Some chunks may require more relights, but will smoke slowly and deliver excellent flavor.  Pack very lightly, as the chunks will expand during smoking.  A lot of work compared to a ribbon cut, but the experience is well worth the effort.
Brand:
Seattle Pipe Club
Tobacco:
Black Cavendish
Tobacco:
Latakia
Tobacco:
Oriental
Tobacco:
Perique
Tobacco:
Virginia
Cut:
Plug
Blend:
English
Strength:
2
Taste:
Medium
Room Note:
Tolerable
Flavoring:
None
Country:
USA
Packaging:
Tin

45 Reviews

  • 5
    This stuff is tasty!!

    Posted by Eric Smith on 13th Feb 2024

    I am not sure how people are saying this is terrible tobacco. As winter is coming to an end here in PA I am getting a little sad knowing I won't have anymore cold days to warm up with some Plum Pudding.

  • 3
    Plum pudding special reserve

    Posted by Daniel Fritchley on 28th Dec 2023

    Eh honestly not really impressed. I've been a on again off again pipe smoker for 30 years now and I find I gravitate towards the Cavendish blends over English blends. This i find is far from the description. Upon opening I was hit with a pungent funkyness I was trying to identify. Finally figured it out Creasote just like a railroad tie. After a full slice taken and loaded I found it to be very English blend taste which really didn't impress me. But I found mixed 1:1 with a aged Maduro black Cavendish it added much more complex tastes. To each his own at least I can finish this can off. Not really sure if I would purchase again will have to wait and see.

  • 5
    SEATTLE PIPE CLUB PLUM PUDDING SPECIAL RESERVE PIPE TOBACCO 4 OZ

    Posted by Christopher Mercer on 3rd Nov 2023

    “Mashed potatoes and gravy, Marie. I couldn’t be happier!” - Bob Wiley

  • 1
    Horrid taste and smell

    Posted by Rya on 20th Aug 2023

    Garbage tobacco. I’ve tried 100s of tobaccos and loved almost all of them. This was straight disgusting and a waste of money. Smells terrible too.

  • 3
    Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding

    Posted by zhi hong Xia on 14th Aug 2023

    As of now, I haven't had the opportunity to experience the product firsthand. My personal preference typically leans towards pure V or V grass blends. My decision to make this purchase was influenced by a friend's recommendation, who spoke highly of the quality of this tobacco blend. Once I've had a chance to try it for myself, I intend to share my impressions and feelings regarding the product.

  • 5
    Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding Special Reserve

    Posted by Macca on 30th Jun 2023

    This is a truly beautiful smoke with a superb after taste

  • 5
    Beautifully Complex and Smooth

    Posted by Tony Schaffner on 25th Jun 2023

    One of my favorites to date. The addition of Latakia reminds me of the familiar taste of G.L. Pease Quiet Nights. A smooth, slightly sweet earthiness is how I would describe this 5-Star Blend.

  • 5
    Noticed the briney flavor and the smoky flavor, only had one bowl yet

    Posted by Tobias Thompson on 2nd Jun 2023

    The more bowls of a blend I smoke, the more complex it usually starts to taste. On the first bowl I usually only get the really obvious notes, and sometimes I don’t discern much at all. I could definitely detect the briney salty flavor, and in parts of the bowl, the smoky campfire like flavor. Not my all time favorite as of now, but I enjoyed it. I imagine it’ll likely only grow on me from there, as most blends do. Some of my current favorites, I was pretty tepid on at first, and I like this one off the bat, so it may grow to become a favorite as well. Definitely going to have to have another bowl today. In short, it’s flavorful; it delivers on the notes promised without having to search for them. It burns a little bit hotter than I’d prefer, but this is why cadence is important, I tend to smoke faster than is advised. If I had an option for less flavor but a cooler smoke, I would not take that option, I like the bold saltiness and smokeyness, and look forward to being able to pick up more on the creaminess and sweetness.

  • 5
    Plum pudding

    Posted by Verified Buyer on 27th Jan 2023

    I'm not really into English blends but this is a great English