Peterson Irish Whiskey
For all intensive purposes, this is the little brother of Peterson Irish Flake. Its milder in both strength and flavor. It is also a tad "sweeter" but I believe that is due to the very lite Whiskey flavor it has. This is also similar to MacBaren ODF, pretty much for the same reasons.
I should also mention that I primarily smoked this out of my Peterson Dongel ďRocky FinishĒ 999. Itís a wonderful smoker and I've had it for a year now. I basically used the Irish Whiskey to break this pipe in. And for breaking it in, it has done a wonderful job. When I revisit this blend it will be smoked in this pipe. I also smoked this blend in a SMS Meerschaum Straight Billiard, as it gave me a slightly different experience smoking the blend. But ultimately I prefer this blend in a briar pipe.
In the tin, it smells sweet and very tobacco all at the same time. But I find it hard to judge a tobacco simply by the way it smells. So Iím going to go right into the smoking part.
As a smoke it starts out kind of lite,but the flavor of the tobacco increases as you work your way through the bowl. The aforementioned Whiskey flavor can best be perceived by small sips of smoke and slow exhales through the mouth. You can also pick up on it by exhaling through the nose. The Whiskey flavor never really leaves, but becomes fainter throughout the course of the bowl. For me this was one of those pipe tobaccos that I could smoke all the way to the heel. I would smoke it down to dottel and ash, that is how much I enjoyed it.
I should note that this is for me a touchy smoke. It would never quite bite, for lack of a better term. But it would seem to leave a spot on the tongue, regardless of how smoked. This spot however would fade once the pipe was set down for a while or after completion of the bowl. It can also turn bitter if smoked too fast and the potential for bite is very high when pushed.
As far at the room note is concerned, Iím only able to perceive it briefly. Iím not able to smoke indoors in my current abode. But on occasion, some smoke would follow me into the house. It smells a bit on the sweet side, but not cloying, and is obviously a quality tobacco smoke.
Overall a good smoke, but its bigger brothers offer more. I would smoke this blend again in the future. But for now I shall savor itís memory.