Review by admin
The Seattle Pipe Clubís Seattle Evening blend is not only a
wonderful pipe tobacco which is in a class all itís own, but it is also a
great way of conjuring up a little bit of Seattle back home. If
you havenít been to Seattle, I highly recommend it. It is a magnificent
city with a beautiful modern skyline of glass skyscrapers, a friendly
charm, and plenty of fun coffeehouses, good restaurants, and engaging
clubs. The snowy peak of Mount Rainier in the distance, the world famous
Pike Place Market where they throw salmon like fast balls, and of
course the iconic Space Needle, amongst many other things all give
Seattle a unique ambiance and charm. I had a wonderful visit there this
past January for the Seattle Pipe Clubís 10th Anniversary.
Now, smoking Seattle Evening here in hot, humid, sun-blistering Florida
has me fondly recollecting cool, misty downtown Seattle. I am smoking
this great tobacco and letting it take me back there.
The tin aroma is smoky and tangy at first, which is the
Latakia and Orientals making their presence known. I find it typical
that any blend with Latakia, no matter how small or great an amount,
usually has the initial aroma dominated by itsí smokiness. In this case,
once you get used to the Latakia fragrance, then it falls back and lets
the sweetness from the Virginias come through. There are definitely
whiffs of fermented fruit here as well.
The tobaccos in Seattle Evening form an attractive mostly dark
blend with strands of black, dark brown and medium browns. The tobacco
just has a look to it that exudes richness and fine tobacco. For some
reason, it just looks like itís high quality tobacco. The tin bouquet is
delicious, the tobacco looks promising, so I am anticipating good
things to come.
To the touch, the tobaccos are mostly soft with just a little
bit of firmness to them. The moisture level feels perfect for smoking.
The tobacco doesnít crumble or crackle when squeezed, and it doesnít
stick together, or feel sticky or wet
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