Peterson Sherlock Holmes

An old 19th century blend of orange and red smoking leaf, Brazilian burley and Virginia Mysore Indian tobacco.
Notes: From the current Peterson website: A signature Peterson tobacco made with an old Irish recipe dating back to 1889. It is one of the finest tobaccos smoked in the time of Sherlock Holmes. The straight Virginia blend possesses all of the natural flavour associated with a premier Virginia tobacco. Moderator note: there is a conflict between the tin description and Peterson's website regarding whether or not burley is present. We have elected to use both descriptions for now.


Brand Peterson
Blended By Peterson
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.68 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 28, 2002 Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable
A nice tobacco with great burning characteristics ruined by that damned English talcum-powder/stewed-fruit flavor and aroma. A shame.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 22, 2001 Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This blend by Peterson is purported to be of the kind that was popular during the days of Sherlock Holmes. I purchased it, of course, on the assumption that it wasn't of the sort that the fictional detective himself normally smoked -- the cheapest, strongest tobacco he could lay his hands on!

The tobacco is a finely cut blend of light browns and yellows. A whiff of the tin aroma reminded me of a bag of trail mix at first until I realized it was the dried apricots in particular that I was thinking of. In fact, my favourite herbal tea is apricot, so it was hopeful that I might enjoy this blend since it smelled much the same.

As it would turn out, this is the best of the "dried fruit blends" that I've tried (prunes and raisins for Black Anchor and Dunhill Mild Blend respectively). I enjoyed it for the most part at the outset (and it did, in fact, smoke with an apricot flavour). Midway I found the taste growing a bit tiresome, but near the end I had learned to appreciate it, even though I was having trouble keeping it from burning too hot. There's still something about the dried fruit aspect that I find generally disagreeable in tobacco, but this may be the blend that wins me over.
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