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.
- Seattle Pipe Club
- Black Cavendish
- Room Note:
Please try this if you haven't already! I'm definitely cellaring some of this before it stops being released!!
I'll always have this in my stash!
This is by far, one of the best English blends, if not the best, I have ever smoked. Rich, tangy, sour, sweet. Imagine the complexity of a Cabernet that was thrown In a smoker with some leather, some maple or oak wood chips, and some figs. There’s is something so miraculous about this blend that if alien beings come to earth and want to know some of the best things humanity can create, they need to open a tin of this and smoke it. I have 4 tins of this cellared, one opened. And if you think it doesn’t get better with age….oh but it does. This stuff is a work of tobacco art. It’s not easy to prepare. It can be a bugger to light in the beginning but once things start moving, it’s a beautiful adventure of flavors. It burns very very slow.
Excellent burn and flavor. Will buy again and in fact I ordered the bourbon flavor one after trying this one.
I found it on the same level as the Plum pudding. Disappointed after having read all the positive comments. Not impressed!
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.