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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

37 Reviews

  • 5
    Plum pudding

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jan 2023

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

  • 5
    I love this stuff cool and nice

    Posted by Darryl Brooks on 7th Jan 2023

    Going to buy more lest get smoking my friends.

  • 5
    Very smooth, great taste

    Posted by Eric Ehlers on 15th Dec 2022

    Its now my favorite!

  • 5
    Not yet opened

    Posted by Lorin on 8th Dec 2022

    My preference goes to this earthly tobacco in dark brown flakes : a delight!

  • 5
    Seattle pipe club plum pudding special reseve

    Posted by Larry Ross on 11th Oct 2022

    Excellent took a few bowls to start to dig it the more I smoke the better it gets.

  • 4
    It’s good

    Posted by Ben mcC. on 19th Jun 2022

    Taste like the description which is nice. I feel like it’s overhyped tho. I would still recommend the product.

  • 5
    Plum Pudding

    Posted by Scott on 10th Jun 2022

    Excellent blend. Been crumbling about half a bowl worth and leaving in in an empty tin to dry out a bit overnight, then mixing in some right off the cake just prior to smoking. Seems to help it stay lit, and still allow some compaction of the bowl. Moisture content of the fresh cake is tough to smoke without either an extremely loose pack, or constant relights. Very enjoyable complexity, delivered on every flavor note listed.

  • 5
    New to pipe smoking found my current favorite tobacco

    Posted by Favorite tobacco so far on 6th Apr 2022

    This is an extremely smooth smoke. I was used to loose leaf and initially hesitant to try this but i'm glad i did.

  • 5
    Amazing!

    Posted by David Baker on 25th Mar 2022

    I love this tobacco. It smells wonderful and smokes well, too.