From P&C's website: Seattle Pipe Club Pioneer Square is the ideal aromatic for a hot summer day. Sweet, bright, Virginia is enhanced with a mellow hint of vanilla and a honey-like note to create a pleasant, but subtle aroma, and a smooth, easy flavor.
The grassy, fairly citrusy, lightly bready bright Virginia is the only varietal present. The very mild vanilla and honey toppings seem to be in equal proportion, and have an effect greater than the amount of their addition would suggest, mainly due to exhibiting some depth of flavor. They tone down the Virginia a little while creating a harmonious, smooth, mildly sweet, consistent taste that translates to the short lived, slightly acrid after taste. The strength is mild, and the taste level is a step past that. The nic-hit is extremely light. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. An easy going, comfortable all day mild smoke. Two and a half stars.
I ordered this Seattle Pipe Club blend based on the description of the blend being Virginia Cavendish topped with honey & vanilla. I have not had as light a blend since CupOJoes Skookum, a now discontinued blend. The Virgina was grassy and light, and the honey light as honeysuckle on a summer breeze. It packed well, and smoked to the bottom of bowl; with a relight. "She" told me the "Room-Note" was good. Great "breakfast-blend", but a tad too light to be an "All-Day" smoke. Highly recommended; four star.
Pipe Used: EA Carey & Missouri Meerschaum Mark Twain
In the tin, underneath the clear plastic cap, sits a medium brown, well rubbed ribbon, with a few lighter coloured pieces. The blend gives off a slightly sweet, aroma, with there also being a delicate floral addition from the honey. My moisture was good, straight away.
I like the smoke, but I don't love it. There's nothing particularly 'bad' about it, it just bores me! It lights easy and gives a cool, independent, burn. After smoking only this since early morning I haven't noticed a touch of bite. The honey outweighs the vanilla, definitely; tasting sweet and mildly floral. The vanilla hasn't been added with as much fervour, so only offers the smoke a gentle smoothing. To me, the Cavendish process has removed a lot of the sharp, lively, citrusy, Virginia qualities, and replaced them with a mild, sweet-hay, character.
Nicotine: mild. Room-note: nice.
Pioneer Square? Although it's a little boring, it's better than two stars. Recommended:
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