Seattle Pipe Club Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged

Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged ~Master Blender Joe Lankford knows rum pairs very well with his world famous Mississippi River. “I’ve been daydreaming about this Rum Barrel edition for a long time.” Joe’s original Mississippi River is packed into oak rum barrels, aged 30 days, pressed into cakes and crumble kake cut. The result? A perfect marriage of rum essence with his classic Virginia style blend. A chunk of rum barrel rests in every tin. Enjoy Joe’s gift of Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged. This Special Edition contains rare Virginias with Oriental leaf, Latakia and Perique.


Brand Seattle Pipe Club
Blended By Joe Lankford
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Rum
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 2 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.79 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 29, 2020 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable
Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River Rum Barrel Aged.

The tin contains a partly broken kake (there's a few bowls worth ready to go), it's a very dark brown, and in the tin sits a cube of rum barrel. The aroma's commensurate with this; it smells rummy. The moisture suits me, a little damp, but I like that.

Behind the rum there's a 'deep' tobacco flavour. The fruity Virginias occupy the most of the smoke; succulent, sweet, and tasty. The Latakia adds an arboraceous, woody flavour, but I don't find it a smoky Lat Bomb. The Perique gives a definite nuance to the smoke, if you will a 'plum-like' character, but isn't on-top. The Orientals give the least flavour; to me. After half a tin I notice them, in the background, but I still find them a minor ingredient. The rum has more vigour for the initial part of a bowl, but after a short while the alcoholic piquancy abates, allowing the sweetness to rule; working perfectly with the Virginias. I haven't had any bite and every bowl has behaved well.

Nicotine: quite mild. Room-note: not great.

Rum Barrel Aged? A nice blend, but just shy of four stars:


Pipe Used: Tekin Meer'
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 23, 2021 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I ordered a tin of this blend after a superb experience with Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Age.

When you open the tin it seems that a bottle of rum has been uncovered. Tobacco crumbles easily and has a degree of moisture that leans to the high side but this does not prevent it from burning well. The initial flavor had a lot of rum but as the smoke progresses and the liquor disappears, it gives way to the component tobaccos of the mixture, becoming a smooth English mixture.

Being a tobacco that is rich, it did not impact me like the aforementioned PPBBA, among other things because according to my appreciation in this MRRBA the liquor hides more of the ingredients than in that one, but it is a very enjoyable tobacco. Three stars are the result of my subjective evaluation.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 26, 2020 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Upon opening the tin, sweet rum notes hit my nose. Could smell a little bit of a apple cider vinegar/sour type of note as well. Nice thick slices that crumble very easily. Left to dry for 2 hours...could probably go another 2. The rum "flavor" is noticeable in the first light, but quickly faded. I got more apple cider vinegar and spice notes until about half way through the bowl. Not unpleasant, but different. I will say that while I cannot taste the rum, I feel an alcoholic tingle from it while puffing away. It could be my cadence, the fact the I may need to dry the tobacco more, or the pipe, but every so often I get some liquid that will trickle out of the pipe and will hit my tongue and remind me of that apple cider vinegar/sour/tangy note. Kind of reminds me of a finishing sauce I make for pulled pork if I were to leave out the sugar. Every now and then I get cocoa notes. Towards the end of the bowl I began to feel the alcohol on the retrohale. Finished with a nice ash and no dottle. 2 relights. Overall well balanced enjoyable; however, I prefer Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged.
Pipe Used: Kaywoodie with stinger
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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