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A mixture of Burley, Virginia, and some Cavendish with a burgundy plum Whiskey flavor.

BrandPaul's Pipe Shop
Blended ByDan Spaniola
Manufactured ByPaul's Pipe Shop
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc, Plum, Whiskey
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This feisty sauced-up melee of assorted bold Burley, considerate Virginia and the complementing Cavendish steeped in Burgundy Plum Whiskey, lands a wallop like Clancy lowering the boom while being charming as Mother Machree herself.

Taking a gander at the blend’s complexion, you get an eyeful of an excessively dark, granular, and somewhat pugilistic mug. Being most definitely Burley dominant, St. Patrick sends an invitation to brighten the party for sure. Picture an enlivening but stubborn mix of finely coarse and cube cut Burley, veiled in a scant dressing of thinly ribbon hairs of stoved Red, lightly fringed with chunks of blackened Cavendish (most likely more Burley) and that’s what you get. With a kiss of moisture considerably drier than other Paul’s aromatics, St. Pat is ready to go pouch to pipe with a wink of a Colleen’s eye.

The pouched nosed is profusely topping centric with just a brilliant and fragrant plummy zest. Creamy vanilla, some delicately sweet nuttiness, and a wee bit of native tartness complete the lovely registration making the nose jump like the Reel Around the Sun from Riverdance.

And for the flavor, this is no Quiet Man to say the least. The blend projects forth an appropriately bold and strong taste of sweet fruit plum passion, with an invigorating zing from the whiskey note pulsating upon the entire palate. There is some added punchy spiced seasoning coming from another unmentioned additive that recalls a twisted combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice that was tough to finger; very vibrant and colorfully enhancing.

Softening this pushy forward temperament, a gentle buttery vanilla deliciously cascades around some tasteful Burley nuttiness. Finally, the Cavendish brings in a tinge of smoky soured zest in accompaniment to a very distant tart grass straight from the vale of Tralee. For a medium intense aromatic recipe, the fullness of flavor is quite impressive and savory.

And although it burns consistently cool, St. Patrick will bite like one of those horrid estranged Celtic snakes if you get on the wrong side of his Irish. Offering a sweet spicy powerful room note from the thick blue plumes of enchanting smoke, St. Patrick’s Day Blend will delight humans or leprechauns alike with its lusciously assertive and brashly spirited Irish character. Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral; I’ll be seeing yah! 3.0 pipes.

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