Joe Lankford was offered the opportunity to access some well-aged vintage tobaccos that were sitting in a warehouse, undiscovered for years. Rather than creating a whole new blend, Joe decided to use them to replace tobaccos in Plum Pudding. Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding Special Reserve is even smoother than the original because of the super-matured leaf. Plum Pudding Special Reserve is presented in 4 Oz plugs.
Black Cavendish, Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
STRENGTH: the overall strength of the tobacco. This includes the strength of its taste and its nicotine content.
FLAVORING: primarily for aromatic blends, this refers to the "topping" but sometimes also to the "casing" added to the tobacco. This will account for detectable flavors like cherry or chocolate.
TASTE: although a wholly subjective measure, it is one of the most important in that it measures how tasty smokers find the blend. Like food, some dishes are tastier than others.
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ROOM NOTE: a measure of the ambient scent/smell a blend puts out for those around the smoker. Basically, how strong does it smell, and how pleasant do those around you find that smell. The stronger, generally the less pleasant. You can also call this the "wife rating."