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St Patrick's Day 2017 is a blend of rich Virginias, burley, and black cavendish, with an added vanilla flavour.

BrandPeterson
Blended ByPeterson
Manufactured ByPeterson
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringVanilla
CutMixture
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryIE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.7
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1708)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Peterson - St. Patrick's Day 2017.

I was initially impressed, when I opened the tin the moistness was impeccable. It didn't look like the usual vanilla aromatic, it's not mainly black Cavendish with only a sprinkling of the others. Actually, the black Cav' accounts for the smallest amount of the blend, it's the Burley and Virginia that form the bulk of it. There's a fair few larger leaf like pieces in the tin, amongst a blend that's mainly composed of coarse ribbons.

My ongoing thought when smoking this is one of how different to most vanilla blends it is. For starters, the Burley gives the majority of the natural flavour, with support from the Virginia, instead of the sticky black Cav' hogging all the room. The vanilla is noticeable, but not gloopy; at all. The lighter flavour of the Burley/Virginia make this slightly more 'refreshing' than the usual vanilla aro's! I don't get any bite from the smoke but I would like it to be cooler; this reduces the rating.

The nicotine's mild to medium and the room-note's quite nice.

This isn't bad, but I want more weight in my vanilla blends!

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Rattray's Poty Bullcap

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

2 people found this review helpful.

Jasongvl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jasongvl (3)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Out of the tin was quite dry for an aro. Whether is was due to me amoking1 it in a meer' i dont know but the supposed vanilla taste was only on it initial 5/6 mins. A mild viginia taste with the typical petersons Cavendish. Not a bad bacci but not for those wanting a bold aro taste. Edit: have tried smoking it more freight-train like and the flavours come through better. Little to no bite. But if i had to choose I would def go for the previous year's blends.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: www.thebackyshop.co.uk

Similar Blends: Unknown.

2 people found this review helpful.

pylorns Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pylorns (14)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I get notes of citrus off this, in reality it really tastes like 2015 St. Patricks day that they turned into founders choice - just in this case they didn't do the cube cut. It's like the topped it with a mango rum.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 311

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: tobaccopipes.com

Similar Blends: Peterson - St. Patrick's Day 2015 (Peterson 2015 Limited Edition), Peterson Founders Choice.

1 person found this review helpful.