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Kirsten pipe tobacco is selected from supreme quality stock and aged in individual wooden casks to bring out full vintage flavors. Our blending is done by hand from leaf to finished product. We believe that hand production in small quantities is still the most effective quality-control method ever developed. Blended with just the right proportion of Golden Virginia and Burleys. The basic blend of Toasted Cavendish tobaccos takes on a zesty dimension. This is a mixture that gets better as you smoke it all day long.

Notes: Same as Lane RLP-6

BrandKirsten Pipe Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringCream, Honey, Molasses, Nougat, Sweet / Sugar, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Extremely Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Medium
Very Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Extremely Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

I am not sure, but believe Pergola Punch is still being made for Kirsten. My pouch was a few years old but the tobacco was still very moist and loaded up with all kinds of juice (the dominant flavor was vanilla). The Virginia within added a little beef to the cloying presentation, but not much.

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DeadMensPipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeadMensPipes (38)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This review is based upon a year of trying this blend, off and on. I picked up a few ounces at the old Kirsten tobacconist shop in the Fishermen's Terminal. You can read more about the shop in my review of Mariner Mixture, their best-selling blend. Pergola Punch is their next best-selling blend - but it is very different. It is an aromatic, no doubt, but it makes a fine change of pace for dedicated "English" puffers, especially if in mixed company.

The blend is sold in bulk, and the aroma from the pouch is wonderful and unusual. Haven't smelled another blend quite the same. It has a unique appearance: sort of a thick ribbon cut. It is mostly dark, but there are large pieces of very light golden colored leaf mixed in, and some light brown flecks as well. I stored mine in a glass jar with a very poor seal, so over the months it has dried out some. Although fresh from the shop it is over-moist and had some bite when I puffed too strongly, after a few months it dried out and smokes almost perfect, with no bite. Easy to keep lit, it burns to the end with few re-lights to a fine ash with a few pieces of carbon dottle.

The room note is very pleasant. No cherries or fruity stuff. I cannot make out what the topping is, but it is light, and the tobacco flavor comes through. Smoked a bowl outdoors today in a GBD Virgin Canadian. Outside temp was in the 20's. A delightful smoke.

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