Brand: Seattle Pipe Club
Model: Plum Pudding Special Reserve
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental, Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Size: 4.00 oz.
I found it on the same level as the Plum pudding. Disappointed after having read all the positive comments.
The first notes upon opening the tin harken to the first railroad tracks laid in Texas in 1852; the aroma of tar and wood permeates the senses. It's a hearty, woodsy smoke, a taste that takes one back to one's forefathers and mothers, those that hewed from the bedrock the foundations of our livelihoods today. As the bowl hits midway, full steam into this timeless treasure, I swear the smoke fell from the mouthpiece, a bass clef looped into little music notes. Flavor galore and a plethora of plume exuded from my long-stemmed pipe and beckoned the plum pudding special reserve to be placed upon a pedestal in the annals of pipe tobaccos.
This mixture has become one of my absolute favorite blends. I generally save this mixture for those days when a special reward is warranted, as its strength, taste and room note all provide for an intriguing smoke. I enjoy it most as an evening smoke after dinner is complete and all of the other day’s challenges are put to rest. On that occasion, it is best paired with a truly great bourbon like Willett, Basil Hayden or Eagle Rare, as its smoky complexity provides a truly great diversion – making all of the day’s inconveniences and difficulties to seemingly melt away!
Tried the standard Plum Pudding, and really enjoyed it, so I decided to get the Special Reserve and give it some aging time. Gonna be tough to wait, but I have to be strong. I'm sure it's going to be superb.
Well worth the money! There's a complex array of flavor notes which can be confusing at first.
As I grew more familiar with plum pudding I became increasing fond of its very complex yet comfortable flavor/aroma.
One of the best tobaccos I've smoked. A deep and rich English with excellent Latakia. On par or better than Penzance.
One of the best Latakia forward tobaccos out there. At least as good as Penzance if not better.
Expected it to be more aromatic.
This is a great evening smoke with just the right amount of Latakia to put your mind on seeing minarets in the distance. The plug breaks apart easily for filling your bowl and usually stays lit for the entire bowl. Definitely a keeper.