Plum Pudding BOURBON BARREL AGED ~ How to improve upon perfection? Sipping his favorite bourbon gave Master Blender Joe Lankford an idea. World famous original Plum Pudding packed into charred oak Kentucky bourbon barrels, aged 30 days, pressed into cakes and crumble kake cut. The result? Heavenly marriage of spirits & the best Balkan blend ever made. A chunk of bourbon barrel rests in every tin. Complex, smoky, spicy and still positively addictive. Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged is Joe’s dream come true. Enjoy the ingredients: Latakia, Turkish Orientals, Virginias, Cavendish and Perique.

BrandSeattle Pipe Club
Blended ByJoe Lankford
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeBalkan
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging2 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2979)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

The constituent tobaccos are the same as regular Plum Pudding. The smoky, woodsy, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia is the lead component that is an occasional team player with the Orientals. The woody, earthy, floral, dry, herbal, vegetative, and lightly buttery sweet, spicy Orientals are an important supporting player. The Virginias have a little grass and light tart and tangy citrus along with a bit of earth, wood, bread, and some tangy, piquant dark fruit with a touch of “barbecue” as the third star in the firmament. The spicy, raisiny, plumy, earthy, figgy perique is a minor player that lurks in the background. The unsweetened black cavendish adds some smoothing brown sugar to tame potential rough edges as well as adding a little dimension to the mixture. A pinch or two of gold cavendish adds a touch of toast, though it is often elusive. The nic-hit is in the center of mild to medium. The strength starts a slot below the medium mark, but gathers a little potency by the half way mark, and settles at the medium threshold. The taste is medium at the start, and at the same spot the strength steps up to medium, the taste climbs a rung higher. It won't bite or get harsh, and has no rough edges. It is aged for thirty days in charred oak Kentucky bourbon barrels, a chunk of which is placed in every tin. While the Kentucky bourbon sublimates the varietals to a fair degree, it also synergistically helps form a deeply rich, sweet and mildly savory, complex, consistent flavor from start to finish.

It is an easily broken apart crumble cake that may need a light dry time, depending on your personal preference. It burns cool, clean, and a little slow, and will require a fair amount of relights. It leaves little moisture in the bowl. The pleasant, campfire sweet after taste and room note will linger a mite. This is an aromatic English that can be an all day smoke for the veteran as well as the less experienced. Four stars.


30 people found this review helpful.

RondyR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RondyR (8)
Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

The smoky, woodsy, earthy, musty... okay, I’m not Jim so you’re not gonna get his type of review from me.

What I can tell you is that this tobacco is DELICIOUS. I like Plum Pudding fairly well, absolutely love PP Special Reserve, and this is easily the best of the three. It is extremely easy to smoke, though it does not often want to stay lit (I didn’t allow any drying time for any of the bowls I’ve smoked so far but I will the next) and it never bites no matter how often or how hard you puff. I hit it like it was a delicious snickerdoodle milkshake and it never even considered biting me.

This blend is a huge winner. Stock up on it before I buy it all.

Pipe Used: Scott Kline Handmade

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: SPC Plum Pudding and Plum Pudding Special Reserve, just with the taste of bourbon..

13 people found this review helpful.

The Sunday Evening Pipe Smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Sunday Evening Pipe Smoker (53)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Some call this an "aromatic" but that isn't the case at all to my mind. In a way, this designation seems to arise from a very 'purist' notion.

An aromatic is generally understood to be a (usually lower grade) tobacco that has been essentially saturated in some sort of simulated flavouring -- which is what gives the aromatic scent of the smoke when it burns as well. This is not that.

This is your usual, high-grade, Penzance-like, Plum Pudding blend that has then been aged inside old bourbon barrels and as such it has become infused with some of that scent and flavour just by association. (It's not PP saturated in bourbon flavouring in other words.) This is why it doesn't smell like an aromatic when smoked, and the taste is extremely mild. The main place you notice the bourbon is the tin note (and in significant part that is because they've also included a bourbon barrel stave in the tin itself, so you're inheriting a lot of the scent from it.)

Overall, I'm still trying to decide what I think about the blend. I like it, though in some ways I think I may still prefer the traditoinal PP blend, if only because it has the "brownie in a bowl" thing going on as you smoke it down. PPBBA doesn't quite have that, likely because of the charactertistics that come from the bourbon barrel aging.

Still it's a good blend overall, and a nice way to change up PP, and something I definitely want in the cellar. The main downside on that front is the price point, sitting at around $19 USD for a 2oz. tin. That makes it a little 'stiff' to stock up on in any great numbers. Hopefully SPC will consider putting out an 8oz. tin of this at some point with some additional savings, just like they do for their regular PP blend.

Overall, I think for this type of so-called crossover blend, McClelland's FMC is still the better of the two to my own taste, but that may be just because I'm not a huge fan of perique (which PP and PPBBA has).

Similar Blends: Frog Morton's Cellar, Plum Pudding, Esoterica Pembroke.

7 people found this review helpful.

Unab8dLy4m Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Unab8dLy4m (6)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Delightfully distinguished... I will start off by saying that the bourbon in the tin note is delightful and strong. I took one of the slices out of the tin, crumbled it very easily, and left it out to dry for an hour. Not that it necessarily needs any drying time, I just find Cyprian Latakia to hold a good bit of moisture. Between this blend and Gentleman Caller I am not sure which I would rather have as a cologne. The bourbon is there and in my opinion noticed throughout the bowl; however, it does not take away from the smoke. The normal burnt rubber, spicy goodness of Cyprian Latakia is complimented with a tingle of bourbon in the nose and on the tongue. Although, that could also be the Perique. I do not believe it to be bite. Sweetness from the Virginia came in towards the middle of the bowl, which was welcomed on my palate. The blend really melds well towards the end of the bowl when the Orientals kick in. That is when you can tell the blender was going for Balkan qualities in the tobacco. This is a very good contemplative blend. Let me get this out of the way - this is nothing like Frog Morton Cellar. If you were hoping for such, keep hoping. I cannot say for sure, but I am pretty sure FMC was topped with something and this blend is not. This blend is infused and smokes as such. Is it a 4-star blend? Absolutely. Just do not get into it expecting it to be what it is not. #PeacefulPuffs

Pipe Used: Morgan Bones Arbutus

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

7 people found this review helpful.

Antonius Blok Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Antonius Blok (172)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Well… I'm not Jim either, so I won't try to dissect all the nuances of this mix. I will only say that I am glad that the high expectations I had for this tobacco have been fulfilled, because when you read so many wonders about anything you run the risk of being disappointed. In this case it is the opposite: he deserves all the elegies that are dedicated to him. It's delicious.

As already stated it is the same Plum Pudding aged for a month in a Bourbon barrel that had been emptied of its alcohol load two weeks earlier, so the Bourbon aroma was intense. A piece of the barrel is included in each tin.

Opening the tin looks like a bottle of whiskey has been uncovered. The aroma of Bourbon is very noticeable but it blends well with tobacco. This makes the smoke absolutely exquisite in the first third of the pipe. Later, as usually happens with this type of liquor flavored, it gradually disappears and leaves the prominence to Latakia and Orientales, becoming something more similar to a more common English mixture (or perhaps it is more accurate to say Balkan). That mixture of light sweetness, Latakia and liquor has seemed like a delicatessen. Important to add that I allowed a drying time of 3 hours and it was perfect. I had no relight problems and it held the flavor very well.

I hope it doesn't run out before I can get hold of more tin. I also hope that the other two mixes that I have purchased from the same Seattle Pipe Club and which are Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged and Deception Pass are at the same level. Absolutely recommended.

1st review 10/09/2020: I have finished my first tin of this mix and have already stocked a couple more tin cans for the future. I have discovered that if you smoke more slowly the perique becomes more present, something that did not happen when, driven by gluttony, I smoked it more hastily. As a few days passed, the tobacco progressively lost its initial moisture, so I had to reduce the drying time from three hours to none. I ended up loading the tobacco straight from the tin. The tobacco lasted me about two weeks, smoking a large bowl every night. I reaffirm myself in the idea that it is delicious.

Pipe Used: Freehand Missouri, Stanwell Pipe Of The Year 2011

5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2066)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged.

My blend's more broken than the picture here, over a third of the tin could just be stuffed and puffed! Just the nose from the tin indicates that the aging in bourbon barrels has permeated the tobaccos with a good amount of whiskey. The pieces of kake are dark with a very seldom amount of lighter specks. It's quite moist but not wet.

I'm impressed by the amount of flavour from the aging process. This has given the tobacco more than just a 'hint' of bourbon, making it a lot more aromatic than I'd anticipated; not 'strong', but still definite. Like Plum Pudding original the tobaccos have a smooth, sweet, sumptuous, Balkan flavour; it isn't a Lat-Bomb and the Perique gives just a spot of plummy fruit; there's no real spice from it. To my palate the star of the smoke is the bourbon. It burns without a glitch, making a cool, thick, palpable, smoke.

Nicotine: medium at a push. Room-note: quite nice.

Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged? Very unique and worthy of four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Tekin Meer'

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

snow901 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
snow901 (12)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Plum Pudding is one of my favorites and so I bought this to see if the bourbon added or detracted from Plum Pudding. Smoking the tobacco immediately after opening the tin, the bourbon is a bit too strong and covers the subtle flavors I enjoy in Plum Pudding. However, canning the tobacco and letting sit for about a month and smoking it again, the bourbon mellowed and I am now able to pick up the flavors I typically get in the straight tobacco. The bourbon now plays a less dominant role and adds to the overall flavor profile. If you are turned off by the bourbon upon first opening the tin, let it sit for a while and try it again. I think you will really like what the bourbon does for Plum Pudding.

Age When Smoked: 30 days

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

cbuzz90 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cbuzz90 (1)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I've never taken the time to review a tobacco before, but Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged, I had to. Being a relatively new pipe smoker (less than 2 years), my palate is by no means refined, so I can't really get into the tasting notes, but of the dozens of highly rated tobaccos that I have tried, this is my favorite.

Pipe Used: Nording Harmony

Age When Smoked: Freshly opened

4 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (338)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I had reservations about ordering this blend, figuring it was just an overhyped kake with a piece of oak that was charred to resemble a piece of a bourbon barrel. Boy, am I glad I pulled the trigger. I have religiously placed a large order (3-5lbs) of tobacco at the end of summer for the last 15 years. I added a tin of this to the order, and promptly smoked the entire tin in short order.

As StevieB said, my tin was also mostly broke kake, with a few intact slices. 1/4 inch thick slices of easy to crumble kake that easily breaks apart. Comprised of mostly dark brown flake, with light bits of light Va. Moisture content seems to be on the high end of the smokable range when the tin is first cracked, This doesn't effect the smoking qualities at all.

The tin note is absolutely intoxicating. The smokiness of the Latakia and the aroma of the bourbon infusion is a match made in heaven.

PPBBA lights and packs with ease. An initial light and a tamp, following another light, and you are surrounded by thick volumes of glorious cloudy smoke. This blend is smoky sweet, bready and toasty, with the flavor and aroma of the bourbon shining through. Nothing but high quality leaf that burns clean and cool to the bottom of the bowl. Leaves a wonderful clean aftertaste on the palate.

3 people found this review helpful.

hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (107)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

This is my favorite iteration of this blend yet! Sure they took the idear from FMC but they improved upon it and far surpassed Frog Morton Cellar. This stuff is just delicious! I think this stuff is on par with Smokers Heaven Cognac Mixture & Esoterica’s Pembroke, sure those two are topped with cognac and this one here is flavored in bourbon barrels but the end result is just a different variation of the same theme. Liquor toppings usually don’t get me excited but hotdog this blend has got me all excited! Don’t get me wrong, I think FMC was tasty, it reminded me of smoked egg nog but the blend itself was just too light for my taste, I never did get into the McClelland’s English blends, I went to them for their VA’s. For those seeking something similar to FMC but would prefer a more stout, full bodied smoke than this is it. If you love. Cognac Mixture and/or Pembroke but are tired of hunting them down and paying a premium, I would highly recommend this one. This is the best new English (Latakia) blend I’ve seen in a long, long time. Hats off to Joe Langford for improving on the idear.


Similar Blends: Smokers' Haven - Cognac Mixture, Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke.

3 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (388)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

I got a notice several days ago from an online pipe and tobacco retailer that this was back in stock. So, with nerves of steel and swearing that this would be my last purchase for some time as my cellar is becoming a little too much for me to mentally handle, I ordered 3 tins of this, one Mississippi River as I have not tried that either and some pipe cleaners. As with the rum I tried last week, I opened the tin and was greeted with a very sweet smell, souvenir bourbon oak cask block and a nice selection of brown broken flakes similar to what I had with the rum. The flavoring of this one really compliments the tobacco and after a few bowls of this yesterday and today I started to really appreciate the mellowness of this one. This is no powerhouse smoke but if you like bourbon definitely pick some up. Though classified as an aromatic this is definitely not your run of the mill drug store variety which I never thought it would be. If I was still a drinker, I would have paired this with some good ole Jack but instead enjoyed it with a few cups of coffee on the porch after work. A nice way to end the week and start the weekend. I will try to remember and bring some to the club and let some of the guys who have not tried it smoke a bowl.

Pipe Used: Peterson 307

Age When Smoked: New

3 people found this review helpful.

Jt100 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jt100 (8)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Well. It’s just awesome. I gravitate toward English/Balkans. This is pretty much perfect for me. Savory/smoky with a hint of sweetness. The bourbon just finishes it perfect. No more to say. Smokes cool and dry. Gravity pack and a touch more. A long smoke.

2 people found this review helpful.

nkulk8r Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nkulk8r (90)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

"It's okay -- some aromatics are actually pretty good" . . .


And SPCPPBBA is one of them! (Yes -- I did indeed take the liberty of ascribing SPCPPBBA to Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged blend).

Not only does this latest iteration of Plum Pudding come with a bourbon flavoring -- and not a whisky (Scotch) flavoring -- but it also contains the Black Cavendish/Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish & Perique that FMC never did -- and it is so much more complex and refined than FMC ever was -- I can't imagine why anyone would think this was SPC's version of FMC. The barrel stave inside the tins of both blends were all that the two ever had in common, aside from both being aromatics, that is. But both FMC and PPBA were/are aromatics that do not taste and/or smoke like an typical aromatics (oily, overly gooped fire starter that burns like napalm in a bowl -- yes, I'm looking at you, Molto Dolce) but rather smokes and tastes like the expertly crafted blend that it is. Wonderful stuff this latest issue of Plum Pudding is indeed, and so hat's off to Joe Lankford for his Plum Pudding hat trick -- a perfect Plum Pudding trifecta! SPC Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged: If you can find it, buy it! (And -- as always -- if you want to know what this stuff actually tastes like, see JimInks' review).

2 people found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (336)
Medium Medium Full Pleasant

I wanted to relive the Frog Morton Cellar experience by finding another tin with a hunk of wood inside, even though I'm skeptical the wood adds 'that much' flavor, but heck, it sure is cool.

The word intoxicating gets used a lot in tobacco reviews, but this time it is warranted. There is almost a heat wafting up when you pop the tin; a nose wrinkling, fragrant, boozy, spicy, heavy scent knocks you back and lingers long after you walk away. No cheap toppings here, it is just that developed!

The kake is always a pleasure to break apart and pack into your bowl, having a primal feel, like finding some ancient peat to heat your cabin with. It feels aged, and the Bourbon elevates the Latakia charcoal taste into a smoother ride. As kake does, the glow in your bowl will linger for a long time, so take your time.

Don't be turned off by the "medium" flavoring, it is almost entirely from the Bourbon, and that is a flavor we can all get behind. My one complaint, is it gets to be a bit much, since I tend to smoke multiple bowls in short succession, the decadence wore me out.

One of the best kakes out there (taking the mantle from Bengal slices). Once you finish the tin, you have this wonderful little cube that sweetens the spot you store it; my girlfriend keeps on in her purse.

Age When Smoked: 2 years

1 person found this review helpful.

Medic3219 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Medic3219 (1)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm trying an experiment. I recently bought a can of bourbon barrel aged plum pudding. I was happy with it. This maybe really good or bad. I welcome your thoughts and comments. I removed the barrel stave from the can and soaked it in black label Jack Daniels for about an hour until it sunk to the bottom of the glass, then patted it dry with a clean dry towel and placed it back in the can. I intend to let it sit at least 30 days and then evaluate. I may have destroyed a good can of tobacco, we'll see.

Pipe Used: Savinelli oom paul

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

1 person found this review helpful.

SpicyLegato Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SpicyLegato (9)
Medium Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I haven't tried the original or reserve, but I gotta say this is delicious. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to smoke a glass of whiskey, this is your blend. I've been putting off this review because each time I smoke this there's more to detect and dissect. Lots of fun and not too overwhelming for a hot day. Highly recommend you give this a shot.

Pipe Used: Big Ben Mavyn

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

GreybeardPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GreybeardPiper (7)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

This has been a long anticipated comparison for me. I love Plum Pudding. I love Plum Pudding Special Reserve more. And now I can decide where Bourbon Barrel Aged falls on that list.

I'll start by saying you can't go wrong with any of the plum pudding variants and everyone seems to have their preferred choice. For me, Bourbon Barrel Aged doesn't quite fit in with with the other 2. I consider it its own separate thing.

This tobacco is fantastic. However, I feel the bourbon overshadows a lot of what I've come to love from these blends. The bourbon is very forward and sweet with the traditional plum pudding flavors trailing behind. Some will love this and be their top pick - it's definitely a preference call for me. I'll be purchasing an abundance of special reserve for my cellar and maybe reaching for the bourbon barrel aged when I want something different.


1 person found this review helpful.

LiterarySmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LiterarySmoker (142)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I love Bourbon. I've gone on all of the Bourbon tours in Kentucky and it was a very interesting experience. Bourbon can add a lot of flavor both to tobacco and foods. I've made my own Tennessee Sweet Bourbon BBQ sauce for instance. But as with all things aromatic, I have to wonder if I will taste it, or if it will be too much. Seeing as I'm almost finished with my tin I'd say it's checking all the right boxes for me.

The tin is fun and I would pick it up in a store if I didn't know the goodness within. When you first open a tin you will see some nice very dark crumble cakes that are a little thinner than I'm used to. You'll also find a small cube from a Bourbon Barrel. The tin note smells of Bourbon first, creamy Latakia, tangy Orientals, and Virginia sweetness. Crumbling is a little harder than a typical C&D cake, but it loads fine. I don't think this is too wet but a couple minutes of dry time never killed anyone. It tends to need a relight more often than typical and burns slowly.

At first light I taste the Bourbon which hovers in the background, it's sweet and brown sugary. Next I taste the Latakia which is thick and creamy and adds a light woody note. The Orientals are up next giving tang and a slight incense note. The Virginias give off sweetness and breadiness. All of this is tied together with the Bourbon. I think its flavor profile really melds with the components of Plum Pudding.

The taste is a medium-full. The smoke coats your mouth and just pushes to the full side of things. The strength is a medium. This is a good smoke for sitting and relaxing. The room note will garner mixed reviews. This is nice and complex enough to sit down and think on. I give this four stars. I think it's a well done blend and very good for a dessert smoke.

Pipe Used: Peterson Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

MangoLegs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MangoLegs (72)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Preparation & Burn: 7/10 Easy enough to break apart this kake. Best to gravity pack and slightly push down. Burns cool, no bite. Stays lit sometimes. Can puff hard, no issues.

Taste: 20/20 This is a tasty and subtle smoke. Well balanced. SPC are fantastic. The lat is too obvious in the first minute or two, but then it balances well. This is because I rarely smoke lat blends nowadays.

Mildness: 9/10 My idea of a good smoke is a relaxing, low nicotine session. Therefore, the milder the better. Not much nicotine at all!

Total: 36/40

1 person found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (294)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Much like it's sister blend, Mississippi River with Rum, the Plum Pudding with Bourbon is a big improvement over the standard blend. I've tried PP regular and the special edition and neither of them really ranked that high in my taste but the little dash of bourbon saves the day.

Opening the tin, you get the nice aroma of a bourbon. I can't tell which one but my hopes start to rise that I've found a smokable bourbon tobacco. The sliced cake is in there along with a bunch which has already broken apart and makes great kindling. I think the flakes need some drying time for sure.

Once dried slightly, they fill the bowl of a Sav 320 or fat author quite nicely and the wide chamber seems to give them the air they need catch and burn without a lot of effort.

The smoke is consistent through the bowl with a sweet obviously bourbon topnote to my taste. This isn't overpowering and it allows the other tobaccos to come through. The latakia is noticable but not overpowering, It takes what by itself was a ho-hum tobacco and rises it to something that I can see having a place in my fall/winter rotation for sure.

In the morning with a cup of coffee, its a wonderful start to the day. In the evening, with an Evan Williams and coke.. it's a treat and a relaxing smoke. I can feel the nicotine without being overpowered by it.

Pipe Used: sav 320, fat authors

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Similar Blends: Cornell & Diehl - Bourbon Bleu (Cellar Series).

1 person found this review helpful.

Fixit98 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fixit98 (1)
Mild Medium Mild Tolerable

So l really liked Mississippi River when it cam out and even more than plum pudding. I ordered a can of Mississippi Reserve when it came out, but I had a 4oz can of plum puddin not long after it was introduced and it was good too but not as good as m.r. Until spc introduced plum pudding bourbon barrel aged. This stuff is really good and the bourbon mellows out the taste. So I’m writing this because I had some bourbon that I introduced to some normal plum pudding that I had and it’s a natural match. So try it if y’all haven’t yet. Happy smoking!!

Pipe Used: Corn cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (230)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Tolerable

PLUM PUDDING BOURBON BARREL AGED is truly a peculiar Latakia mixture. Mild in strength it has a very full taste. Especially Latakia and Bourbon. Bourbon aroma is really penetrating. Complex, spicy and smoky blend, it is the ideal choice for everyone who wants to try a new latakia experience. Probably this is the only way of flavoring a latakia blend. And the outcome is good. Not extraordinary but good. Generally, Latakia doesn’t like aromas but bourbon fits well. This rare blend represents a change of pace and a pleasant novelty for Latakia lovers. And when you need a change of pace try this bourbon/latakia mixture. Give it a chance and maybe you will find what you are looking for. Not recommended for inexperienced pipe smokers and puffers not in love with latakia. In my personal rating system (from 1 to 10) my score is 9 and three and a half stars.

Purchased From: Barclay Rex - 126 Pearl St. - Manhattan NY

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fountainpens&pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fountainpens&pipes (3)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

To paint a picture, i was working on a bike in the garage when the little voice in my head told me a bowl of something new would make for a more enjoyable experience. This blend had just come in the mail a few days prior and it had been in the back of my mind since. I loaded it up and sat back down to replace an inner tube. Rarely do i come across a blend that makes me forget what I'm doing to analyze what i am smoking. This is one of those blends. It has beautiful fruit notes and just enough of a burbon flavor to keep it interesting without being intoxicating. Needless to say i abandoned my project to finish this smoke and i feel i made the right choice. As a warning, the reason i dont give this full marks is not because i find the blend to be lacking, but rather because my wife complained that the garage was to stinky to come and have a chat with me. Full disclosure, she has a very sensitive nose and doesn't much care for the english blend brand of room note. Nontheless, i enjoy her company and feel as though this is one of those blends i can only enjoy when i want isolated contemplation.

Pipe Used: Dagner shotglass poker

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes&Cigars

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