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Seattle Pipe Club Plumb Pudding

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  • Started 9 months ago by stormydog
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  1. stormydog

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    After only smoking Orlik Golden Slice to get the hang of pipe smoking I finally felt comfortable enough to open the second can I have ever bought Plum Pudding. The smell of the freshly open tin was kinda sweet and kinda sour completely different from the Golden slice. The taste in a word is delicious. I wont claim to be able to taste the different tobaccos in this blend i'm too new to this for that but this was an eye opener. It's fantastic.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. mso489

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    Plum Pudding gets mostly good reviews, and I'm aging a tin with high hopes. I have a regular and a tall tin of Seattle Pipe Club's Potlatch. I'm looking forward to both. I'm a moderate smoker, so my progress through the cellar is somewhat glacial.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. stormydog

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    Is Pirate Kake similiar to Plum Pudding? Can anyone recommend something else that is similiar? I love the Pudding

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    If you haven't tried the Special Reserve version of Plum Pudding, you are missing out.

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    Special Reserve is on my list thanks

    Posted 9 months ago #
  6. npod

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    @stormydog, that is a great introduction to pipe smoking. Class Virginia with Orlik and now a classic English Latakia blend. I wish more new pipers would have the control like you to ease in and experience one class of tobacco at a time. Strong work. And btw, I very much like both blends you mention.

    Neal
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    I agree with Jim, the special reserve is really really good!! He is also who I look for when reading a tobacco review so..

    For tho' at my simile many may joke,
    Man is but a pipe—and his life but smoke.
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    Plum Pudding is a blend that I cannot live without. Love. This.
    Stuff.

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    My pudding isn’t always plumb

    So she tells me

    “listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
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    Plum Pudding Special Reserve is, simply stated, is "special." I love this stuff and can't get enough. I have 10 tens now and am blazing through them.
    Time for another order. Oh, somebody save me from TAD!


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
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    That's just plumb wrong.

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    I'm impressed, you two waited so long before piling on.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    It’s the first pipe tobacco I ever smoked, and still one of my favorites.

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    Try mississippi river and potlacht. Some people like them better the plum pudding.

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    What about the special reserve version of Mississippi River , also good ?

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    Little Jack Horner
    Sat in a corner....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    .. smoking his pipe away

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    What about the special reserve version of Mississippi River , also good ?

    It is also good, a bit more strong in taste and the crumble cake is more solid.

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    Just ordered a tin of Plum - I'll report back with my findings

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    Another vote for Plum Pudding Special Reserve.

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    Plum Pudding Special Reserve is excellent

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    Darn, I have only the un-special non-reserved type, but it's good as is. I'd also throw in Bengal Slices as a nice complement to the genre. And that's also meant to be a compliment!

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    I’ve got both those animals , the ordinary 4 legged goat and the souped up goat with mag wheels and genuine Corinthian leather .

    Which one is plumbed better we shall soon see

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    I prefer the reserve in both blends. Very good tobacco.

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    Nope. Seattle Pipe Club blends are produced by Sutliff, which we all know only makes gawd awful nasty tobacco. On top of that, latakia is for amateurs so immature that they're incapable of smoking straight Virginia like all the cool pipers do.

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from my favorite blend that sorry excuse for tobacco.

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    Plum Pudding SR and Reg is some delicious smoking!! Bengal Slices by SToP is also pretty terrific. Good enough to smoke both back to back.

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    Well Smoked my first bowl of Plum Pudding - Actually did not care for it at all. But hey all taste buds are different. My Favorite right now is "Taste of Summer" Sutliff

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    It’s the first pipe tobacco I ever smoked, and still one of my favorites.

    I know your brother is a fan. He evangelizes the stuff at every opportunity.

    It is quite good though. Fine example of a Balkan.

    "We have an unspoken, mutual understanding to ignore the things we hate about each other so we can continue to enjoy the things we love about each other."
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    I think i have to open my 8oz tin today. Finished the last i had opened last week and all this reading about the awesome Plum Pudding makes me crave another bowl.

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    I picked up a can of the Special Reserve a year or two ago...the comments about it here make me want to rush home and pop the top...maybe I will...

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Somehow I picked up 2 tins(probably PAD) related so I decided to crack one open and let the other(without the warnings ruining the art) age.

    Wow. That is some tasty stuff! According to my amateur pallet, it's a delightful sweet and sout bbq taste witg some raisins/plumbs/fruit sneaking up on me thanks to the Perique. Fantastic tobacco and I'm looking forwars to see what age will do to the other tin(s)

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Plum pudding is amazing. It is in my top 5. I have a couple tins of reserve, but am saving them for a special occasion.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I don't contribute very often... but enjoy browsing the forum.

    But what npod wrote made me want to chip in...........because I wish 3 years back I had done that......

    Smoke through a tin of each classic type of blend....then extend

    I bought loads of samples.............and got lost in the process for the first year...3 years+ and I am starting to understand what I like.......and appreciate what I am smoking.

    Another good idea is to buy a sample of pure Burley, Virginia, Latikia.....etc. This gives you an idea of what the raw component tobacco is like.....wish I had done this as well.....lol

    Edit:........and what you don't like now......you may love in three years time....I speak from experience.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    I love Plum Pudding Regular and Special Reserve. I don’t get Mississippi River though. It has no flavor in my opinion. I’ve tried different pipes and smoking at different paces. Nothing will coax flavor out of it. I have a few tins of the Special Reserve in the cellar. Hoping that won’t let me down.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Ion the past few months I've ordered 4 8oz. cans of Plum Pudding. My wife keeps asking me when I am going to try a bowl but I haven't cracked one yet.

    "I'm a simple man. I like pretty, dark-haired women and breakfast food." Ron Swanson
    Posted 5 months ago #
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    If you haven't tried the Special Reserve version of Plum Pudding, you are missing out.

    I actually prefer the 'normal' Plum Pudding. The latakia content (or strength) is more more to my liking -- I can taste all the individual components, with some dominating the others as you work down the bowl.. All I can taste in the SR is the latakia.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    I've went through a tin of this blend and as much as I want to like it I just Don't. But that's me.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    It is a subtle tobacco, with complex interplay and I like it. MR is even more subtle, good for a morning smoke.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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