Peterson Gold Blend Pipe Tobacco Review

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If you’ve been trying some low-level aromatics and want to step up to the next level then this blend of Burley, Black Cavendish and Virginia may be the one that’s right for you and it might even be a good choice if this is your first aromatic but that’s definitely going to depend on you. This is one blend that I liked at first, but then did a complete turn-around on. I just stuck it in my "never open again" or "give away" drawer.

The tin aroma was nice the first time I opened it but it seemed to fade away over time. You certainly won’t find too many other people in the room complaining about the smell if you’re smoking a pipe loaded with Gold Blend for it does not have a very strong room note and some of the harshest critics that I know have found this one to be quite acceptable. It’s perfect if you like pleasing others before you please yourself.

The taste seems to stay fairly constant throughout the bowl but don’t be tempted to puff your way through a pipe of this blend too quickly because it will get very hot if you do. While I might say that the taste remained constant don’t think that I’m saying that’s such a good thing because the taste was very weak and sometimes I found it hard to find a taste at all.

If you’re thinking of buying this blend then don’t let the inclusion of Virginia in it mislead you. Virginia is definitely not the major ingredient here although you will notice it and if one part of the blend stood out more than the others then I would have to say that it was the Black Cavendish although a friend thought that the Burley was stronger … but once again, ‘stronger’ is a relative term. Overall the taste is definitely weak if there at all. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind a mild tobacco and I don’t consider myself a tobacco snob. I can actually enjoy some Prince Albert or Sir Walter Raleigh at times, and I love Mac Baren tobaccos.

I like Peterson Pipes. I have a couple. I enjoy Peterson Luxury Blend, which is definitely sweet stuff, and I really like Peterson University Flake. Unfortunately, Peterson Gold Blend was a bad experience for me. It tasted like air and burned the crap out of my tongue.

If you already know that you like this one, drop me a line and I’ll send you my tin. Otherwise caveat emptor.

Peterson Gold Blend Pipe Tobacco
A look inside the tin of Peterson Gold Blend

Brand: Peterson
Blender: Murray Sons & Co, Ltd
Tin Description: A subtle, delicate, mellow tobacco. A composition of jet Black Cavendish, bright and dark Virginias and fragrant Burley. An extremely pleasant note of Hickory nut, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon is added.
Country of Origin: IE
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Black Cavendish, Virginia
Cut: Broken Flake
Packaging: 50g Tin
Strength: Mild
Flavoring: Mild
Taste: Mild to Non-Existent
Room Note: Pleasant
Recommendation: Not Recommended

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10 Responses

  • Good thing I have a Mc and the Excellent Dictionary works anywhere (Unlike a PeeSee and WINDOZE)
    And for those of you who are like me and slept through Latin Class
    caveat emptor =
    caveat emptor |ˈempˌtôr|
    the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.
    ORIGIN early 16th cent.: Latin, literally ‘let the buyer beware.’

  • That’s right mate! Now I am thinking I should put some fancy words at the end of every review so you can be the resident dictionary / translator dude. Ha!

  • Wrong Person to do this. I am dyslexic, I never passed an english exam in my life. I can barely write a coherent sentence.
    And I get funny looks, when I mix up my words eg:
    Going to the optician and asking them if my new testicles are ready
    Meeting someone that is full of themselves and likes to flash their money, and saying “Its nice to meet you I hear you are a very impotent and effluent-al person”

  • Or forgot this one
    Trinidadians like to walk with two cell phones and a pager.
    They stupid things go off in, meetings, funerals people giving lectures etc.
    The worst I ever saw was an Actuary in Mass on a Sat. afternoon with the two Phones and the Pager, all on.
    Now an Actuary is not like a Doctor or Some Emergency Worker, all he does is count dead people, why dose he need all that communications in Church, Are you saying God only started listening to people since Alexander Graham Bell.
    So for those type of impotent and effluent-al people, I like to comment to them. “I see you have an abundance of cellulite technology”

  • Great review Kevin!
    I have not tried this blend yet. But it goes to show that even though you may like a lot of blends from a particular manufacturer, there will still be some blends from the same manufacturer that you simply will not like.

  • Got a tin as a present from my girlfriend. Can sign under every word of an author – it burns, it’s way too moist, and the flavour is not too good, though not that bad – quite smokable after a first third off a cup. Though, i personally would never buy it myself.

  • the tabacco was just out standing,great,farout and I would so much love an new tin,hell free was and still is my fave word,truely a job well none