The Irish Cream is a little creamy, but lacks depth, and has a subtext of a distracting floral, perfume, alcohol quality in the background. The cavendish is mostly sublimated by the topping. Has little nicotine. Won’t bite, but you may get a harsh note if not sipped. Burns kind of smooth at a reasonable pace, and the topping lightly weakens in the last quarter of the experience. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Has a mildly unattractive after taste. An all day smoke.
Smells terrific either burning or not and you'll receive some compliments on the room note from non pipe smokers , especially women. The aroma is Irish Creme. I had not smoked any of this in over 20 years and just picked up a little the other night to see if I would still like it. I don't know if the recipe has changed over the years, or if it's because I'm not too keen on aromatics these days, but I thought it was practically tasteless at least until I got further into the bowl, and even then it was not all that flavorful. Well it's one of the cheapest blends they sell, and I only picked up one ounce, so it was just a $3 investment.
Addendum: I wound up mixing this with some Prince Albert and the result was pretty spectacular. I used roughly two parts PA to about one and a half IP. They seem to complement each other well. I would strongly suggest this. I may keep this mixture which I call Irish Prince in regular rotation.
I've smoked this blend for many years, and it is def- initely a favorite. Very mild smoke with an equally mild flavor. I love Irish Pub's smoothness. It is a great blend to smoke as a nice change from the stronger blends that I also like. I should also note that there is marzapam (sp?) and pistacio in this blend as well, which I assume is where I get the nutty taste from. This may not be a "complex" blend, but I still think it is delicious! Cheers!
Pipe Used: Ratray' "Judge"
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Purchased From: Fader's
Similar Blends: Cornell & Diehl's, "Nutty Irishman",, but a bit milder..
Super smooth. Amazing smell. A bit bland for my taste. There is a slight, strange, almost perfume taste associated with the blend. For an aromatic, it is a cool smoke with no bite. All around a good smoke. Not something I will add to my regular rotation, but certainly a blend I am glad I sampled. I am sure the folks in my general vicinity me when I light this one up are glad I sampled it as well. Enjoy!
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