Butera Pelican

The second, after Kingfisher, in this special series of pipe tobaccos especially formulated to the specific priorities of Michael A. Butera. Simply, Pelican is the perfect Mixture, combining exact portions of the finest, most rare Cyprian Latakia, the spiciest, most zesty Turkish and Orientals, and the richest, most sweet sun grown Virginia whole leaf available today. Aged in cakes then fine cut to ribbon form. Pelican delivers multiple dimensions of sweet, mellow tastes, with a variety of contradicting rich and spicy room aromas. Return in time to those days and nights long since forgotten, when only the finest English Oriental style Mixtures would satisfy you.
Notes: According to Michael Butera, Pelican was originally blended by Peter Stokkebye in Denmark before production later moved to J.F. Germain in th UK. 21 October 2016 Update: J.F. Germain appears to have resumed production of this blend. Blend type is English/Oriental.


Brand Butera
Blended By J.F. Germain & Sons
Manufactured By J. F. Germain & Sons
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 ounce tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.82 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 17, 2002 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Nice tin. Scent on opening is sweet and zesty but not sharp. Darker ribbon cut. Very nice smooth latakia and oriental blend and, as others note, a bit of an orange peel scent to the smoke. Smokes a bit wet, bit I like this tobacco on the damp side. Very little bite. Very different flavors in different pipes. I like this in a smaller narrower bowl; in a big open pot I taste the latakia more, but in a smaller pipe the zest stands out more, but always smooth. Good quality tobacco, easy on the palate. 7.5 of 10. - Kelly
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