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Flavor  rated 5/5   Recommend It?  rated 5/5   Room Note  rated 5/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
Brand: Peterson
Blender: Orlik
Tin Description: A satisfying, spicy and aromatic blend of Black Cavendish. Golden & Red Virginia, mixed with luxury broken flake. The aromatic recipe of Tropical fruit, Vanilla & Rum make this blend smooth and very pleasant.
Country of Origin: DK
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring: Rum, Fruit / Citrus, Vanilla
Cut: Broken Flake
Packaging: 50g Tin

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# 17/3/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by thefoolish

Oh yeah, that's the stuff.

I have spent the last few weeks smoking nearly nothing but the new Master-Pease, Jack Knife Plug. After being inundated with that flavor for so long, I was ready for something relaxing and different.

I remembered this tin of Connoisseur's Choice that I had opened a while ago and never really smoked -- I guess life just got in the way.

I opened the tin and saw what looked like a firework display against the night sky: reds and golds, all dancing gracefully against a black background.

Taking a sniff, I was transported to a beach with white sand and clear, blue water, where a scantily clothed vixen handed me a drink served in a halved coconut, with a little umbrella sticking out of the top. That's the aroma I got.

Oddly, the smell of the tin made me nervous. So often, I smell an aromatic that teases and entices, only to find that the smoke, A) Doesn't live up to the smell of the tin, or B) I am flooded by syrup in smoke form. Luckily, Connoisseur's Choice delivered without leaving me feeling like I had just finished a serving of maple syrup with a side of pancakes. Rolling the smoke around in my mouth, I was reminded once more of that vixen and the coconut drink, and I had to try very hard to resist drinking up the smoke. I tasted vanilla and fruit -- mango? maybe even banana? -- and rum as I exhaled.

The smoke burned quite nicely into ash, leaving no dottle.

Leaving the room for a moment after the smoke, I was pleased to discover my smoking-area deliciously inviting.

I look forward to my next bowl of this blend. I don't think that my affinity for this blend makes me a "Connoisseur", but rather someone who appreciates luxury and beaches with white sand.

User Rating
Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 16/5/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by petenut702

Favorite Pete Blend

This is by far my favorite aromatic blend ever. The tin aroma and smoke taste are very similar. The tropical fruit, rum, and vanilla casing comes through wonderfully throughout the smoke. It burns evenly and to the bottom of the bowl. Perfect with a good cold glass of scotch. If you're wanting to give aro's a try this is the blend.

User Rating
Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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