METALandMIRRORS: Peterson St. Patrick's Day 2018 Limited Edition Pipe Tobacco

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Peterson St. Patrick's Day 2018 Limited Edition Pipe Tobacco

This apple is delicious. It is juicy and flavorful. I'm not an apple type person, I prefer oranges. I've been integrating apples into my habits to switch it up some. It is not like I don't like them, I prefer apple juice instead of the whole apple. But this one {slurp slurp} right here {slurp} is pretty dang good. I don't even know what kind it is. I bought one of those mix bags from Kroger's that has apples and oranges in it, so all I can tell you is that it is red with a mix of yellow on it. It's go-oo-od.

Going along with our theme of the week in getting ready for the big green day, we have a pipe tobacco. Peterson St. Patrick's Day Limited Edition tobacco is already out and for sale. These sell out quick and I was able to get my hands on two tins; one for cellaring and one for jarring. This one is blended by Kohlhase & Kopp and considered an aromatic. It is a fine ribbon cut with a mixture of Black Cavendish, Burley, and Virginia. It is layered with blackberry, mango, and rum. 

ST Patrick's Day 2018 Limited Edition mango blackberry rum

The tin is a nice collectible as it mentions the year with color and design. I like the inside cardboard lid. Though it is white cardboard, it has a pretty imprint on it of tobacco leaves. I like the little details that are done or taken into consideration past the tin lid design. Looking at the color of the tobacco, it is a nice color, indeed. The black Cavendish splashes nicely amongst the light Virginia and medium Burley. The smell is simply amazing. I couldn't wait to open the tin and smell it with the blackberry and mango notes. It did not disappoint. Oh my gosh, my mouth said yes instantly.

St. Patrick's Day 2018 mango blackberry rum limited edition

Remember my blog on the King Cake and I mentioned that sometimes you worry about the room note of it and it transferring to the smoke. Well, this is one where I think I'm going to have to give it another go. It is a medium strength, the flavoring is medium-high, the taste is medium to medium-low, and the room note is medium-low. It was hard to stay lit. It was dry in the tin, so not much drying out had to be done for this. I don't mind relighting when piping, but dang I felt this one was a bit excessive. It didn't have a hard bite to it, but it did have a small one if the cadence wasn't watched. It only gurgled once, but that was user error, so to say, as I was trying to puff a little harder on it to make up for lost time, for lack of a better word. It was very dry at the bottom of the chamber. It was not a wet smoke at all which is why it was weird it needed so many lights along the way.

I did not get the taste of the fruit or rum. It tasted like dumbed down Burley if can imagine that.  Here's why I think I need to revisit this tobacco again and not leave it be. The particular night I chose to try this out, I was only 1 of 2 pipe smokers at the ole smoke hole and everyone else there was cigar smokers that night. Which is fine in all respects, however, there were lots and lots of cigar smokers that night. It was a rainy cold day and night and another wintry mix was coming in the next day, so everyone had the same idea. I think I was just getting overwhelmed with cigar smoke and smell and couldn't fully take in the newness of this blend and think about it.

My final score I gave it was a 3 out of 5. It wasn't bad. I don't give anything less than 3 if I want to try it again. If it gets less than 3, the only way I will try again is for the YouTube video or special occasion for someone. I do want to revisit it and see if my thoughts change. I had such high hopes for this as the flavoring is spectacular. I look forward to giving this one another chance and, hopefully, it can change its score for the better.

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