Peterson Holiday Season 2009

Our first winter tobacco with a fantastic aroma and taste. Red and golden Virginia, combine with two kinds of black cavendish. A delicious and intense flavor of baked apples, roasted almonds and bourbon vanilla make this a lovely blend pleasing to the senses.


Brand Peterson
Series Limited Edition
Blended By Peterson
Manufactured By Kolhasse & Kopp
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Almond, Apple, Bourbon, Vanilla
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.38 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 10, 2010 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
I have just finished my second of the two tins I originally purchased (not easy to find and not cheap in Taiwan) and I had to add this to the list of reviews that seem to over inflate this tobacco. Sure, when you open a tin of this it smells wonderful... BUT, when you smoke it you had better make sure it isn't too wet or too dry or you'll end up with bite that'll take days to recover from. If you are a true hobbyist, this tobacco has some real nice aromatic qualities, but there is better out there.

Oh... remember... bite comes from a chemical burn and your bite ratio (saliva interaction) will differ from others. What bites one may not bite another.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 24, 2010 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant
A Christmas tobacco blend should really be a nice winter-warmer, and Peterson's seasonal debut seems to tick all the right boxes from the off, with a superb, bold statement of spiced apples and vanilla undertones. The mixture is colourful and light and there's none of the heavyweight casing that you might usually expect from a highly fragrant cavendish base. Blink and you may have missed this offering, as I also suspect that it was released in limited number - and rather too close to Christmas for many to have paid attention. That said, it's pretty much a tobacco for the here and now, what with being contained in a lightly sealed plastic bag, rather than vacuum packed. Those with more than one tin may wish to find an alternative container for longevity purposes.

I expected big things from this, but actually, I find it to be a rather temperamental smoke: puffed too fast, it tastes rather bland and papery, and it also swings between being wet and dry, pending your environment. It's most certainly best smoked slowly, which allows the flavour - particularly the apple - to come through nicely. Despite a nondescript initial lighting, it becomes much tastier and fuller towards the bottom half of the bowl, resembling the tin description more faithfully. Again, it's a difficult tobacco to judge, because I've experienced some festive cheer through some great bowls, yet a wicked tongue-bite with others.

I'd happily buy the 2010 version, and this 2009 concoction is far from being a botch-job, but I would expect more of a Christmas blend from a master tobacconist than this actually delivers.
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