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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

32 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5
    Seattle pipe club plum pudding special reserve

    Posted by Dean Goodfellow on 21st Jan 2022

    This blend certainly deserves the five star. I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said. Met all of my expectations.

  • 5
    Plum Pudding

    Posted by Dave on 13th Dec 2021

    I find this to be a deeper, richer cousin of SPC’c Mississippi River. Less sweet than Mississippi River it demands my complete attention (a good thing in my book). Definitely worth having in your rotation if this style appeals to you. If you are unsure, it’s worth trying. If you like Latakia you will be pleased with this.

  • 5
    Wow.......

    Posted by Greg on 10th Oct 2021

    Please try this if you haven't already! I'm definitely cellaring some of this before it stops being released!!

  • 5
    One of my favorites!

    Posted by Glenn on 27th Sep 2021

    I'll always have this in my stash!

  • 5
    Delish

    Posted by Noddadoc on 5th Aug 2021

    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.