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Flavor  rated 4/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Tin Aroma  rated 4/5  
DESCRIPTION
Brand: Peterson
Blender: Orlik
Tin Description: This mixture is based on the cool, smoky aroma of Cyprian Latakia with Golden Virginia, aromatic Black Cavendish & sweet Greek Oriental Basma grades. Made in Ireland.
Country of Origin: DK
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Black Cavendish, Virginia, Latakia, Oriental
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: 50g Tin

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# 8/1/2011 User rated 3/5
Review by bobt

A Decent Latakia Blend

This tin is from 2005 and has the old artwork on it.

The tin aroma is a nice sweet and smoky smell that gives a tiny bit of a tang in the nose. The moisture level is on the wet side and some drying time is recommended.

At the start of the smoke, the flavor was smoky with quite a bit of sweetness to it. The flavor and aroma of the Latakia is light. The flavors are married and intermingle. This may have to do with the age of the tobacco. There is also a slight bitterness. The flavor profile was exactly the same from start to finish.

This is a decent smoke. It smoked cool, dry, and didn't bite. It is on the lighter side of Latakia blends. I Recommend it.

Read my full review here:
PipesMagazine.com - Peterson Old Dublin Pipe Tobacco Reviews

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# 3/12/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by cmannino

Nice Mellow Blend

I tried this blend a while ago, and admit I enjoy it. While the Latakia favor is mild, the flavor is robust. It smokes cool and dry, and has an enjoyable sweetness. Although I normally prefer a heavier Latakia taste, this blend has become one of my main staples. 

I highly recommend it. 

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# 9/1/2012 User rated 3/5
Review by petenut702

First English


This was my first venture into the world of English blends. The first few bowls were ok, but after that it kept doing a number on my stomach every time I smoked it. So for now I've put it off to the side. For an intro to English blends I should have gone with EMP instead.

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# 9/10/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by daytonsean

Old Dublin

Definitely has that smokey note when you crack open the tin. There is something about the tin note that I don't care for, but for the most part it's okay.

This though, this is a great smoke. Smooth, rich, and just a hint of spice. I tried this after quite a few other English blends, and this really made my day. I've gone through several tins thus far, and each one gets better than the one before. Not heavy on the lat, but just enough to give it that Cyprian splendor. I highly recommend this smoke.

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# 21/5/2013 User rated 4/5
Review by oklansas

A Stroll Through Old Dublin

Prologue

This Peterson blend was intended for a newly acquired Mr. Brog #14 Churchwarden, my first hardwood pipe, and was to be the platform upon which I would learn the finer points of pipe smoking. My long experience with cigars - preferentially being with Davidoff - influenced its purchase; the savory notes promised by the tin sounded as if they would play to this experience well. Alas, this was not to be the case. Those formative experience with OD were, quite simply awful. These initial involvements were marked by the wrong pipe, the wrong habits, and a self-fulfilling attitude of frustration at not "getting it" immediately.

OD was carefully jarred away for another, more auspicious, day. Time went on, aromatics took center stage, and I learned how to be a better patron of the pipe.

OD's time came again a week or so ago. I was growing quite exasperated at the combination of a new pipe and my standby McB Navy Flake. The smoke was terrible, the pipe gurgling as I struggled to endure the terrible flavors billowing forth. Agitation, annoyance, frustration! All the emotions meant to be relaxed away by the pipe were in their full, unfortunate force. Crying surrender, I gave up, dumped the gloopy mess of un-smoked flake, and benched the new pipe on the rack. The time was right and I was in the mood for something different.


A Second Chance at First Impressions

Reaching for the trusty Savinelli, a decision presented itself: What tobacco to choose? The previous nightmare had ruined my appetite for another aromatic, so I bent down to search through the small collection of tobaccos on hand. There was OD, quiet, unassuming, and half-forgotten in the back of the shelf. "Why not?" I thought. After all, the advice, oft repeated, on PM was to give tobaccos multiple chances - trying different pipes, fill-methods, etc. before one writes off a tobacco. So, leaning in, I grabbed the jar of OD.

I quickly noticed the time in the jar had done OD a service. It was drier (I hadn't realized how wet it'd been in my early attempts - mostly because I was still learning to recognize it), and the notes of its smell had grown sweeter. A touch of spice was now detectible, instead of the intense aroma of Latakia. These welcome aromas filled my nose as I filled the pipe, using the standard three-step method. 

Pleasant. Inviting. Good. These were the words to describe the following experience. I was meeting OD for really the first time, and we were enjoying each other's company.

 

The Tastes and Smells of a Stroll Through Old Dublin

I like OD. Smoking a bowl is like taking a trip or a journey. When I light it up now, the smoke offers a progression of different sensations as it progresses down the bowl to ashes.

The 1st third of bowl is a delight of a rich Oriental aroma, highlighted by whiffs of Latakia spiciness. It's an ideal appetizer of savory smoke dancing across the tongue, bringing the mouth to salivate and anticipate the next course. This part of the smoke is why I pick the jar of OD. When the mood strikes, the notes of Latakia are what I envision and savor tasting in the charring light.

The second third of the bowl is typically surprising - even though I know its coming. Here the taste of Latakia begins to fade into a supporting role, bolstering a growing interplay between the Virginia and Sweet orientals. Maple and Vanilla, while subtle, are very much at the forefront. The character of this part of the bowl is such a departure from the first third that stumbling into it is always a delight - and the sublime surprise of OD - and typically induces an utterance of, "I love OD."

The final third bring two highlights. First, the sweetness of the orientals has considerably reduced and the Latakia is gone completely. Instead, the Virginias are center stage, providing that warm, honest smoke that only they can. Second, at least in my own experience, this is the stage that vitamin "N" makes itself known, a gentile hand guiding me along the final part of my stroll. During this part of the bowl, I just lean back and enjoy everything life can offer, calm is there.

This is the character of my strolls through Old Dublin every time.


The Moral of the Story

Again I like OD. It's complex, it's subtle, and every smoke is a stroll through those characteristics. Latakia is used well here. While not center stage, it's used brilliantly as a spice and I'm glad this was my first English (well Irish   ) blend. I don't think I would recommend it to the average pipe novice, as it may be a bit too complex and subtle for those who don't really know what they're doing - as it certainly was in my sake. But, as an introduction to English blends...absolutely.

Pipe smoking is a cavalcade of new experiences, and (to me at least) holds the promise of a land of endless new tobaccos. Yet, whatever happens, OD will always have a special place in my heart - and pipe.

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# 30/8/2013 User rated 5/5
Review by balcifer

My Peterson Old Dublin.

Just picked up a tin of Peterson Old Dublin have read many reviews on this brand so wanted to try a bowl.  Opened the tin and the aroma was fantastic the aroma opened up the scences so I prepared a bowl.  Old Dublin smoked very cool did not get any bite was worried that it would be a strong tobacco but I found it enjoyable I would say this tobacco medium to slitly strong.  The latikia was not over powering but enjoyable while the virginian and turkish tobacco was flavorable.  I turly enjoyed my bowl will be looking to add Peterson Old Dublin to my must smoke supply again and looking forward to try a few other Peterson blend in the future.

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