Peterson St. Patrick's Day 2015

A blend of Virginias, burley and Oriental come together with black cavendish and are then flavored with mango, vanilla, rum and passion fruit.
Notes: This blend was released in regular production as "Founder's Choice", part of Peterson's Founders Collection.


Brand Peterson
Series Limited Edition
Blended By Peterson
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Mango, Other / Misc, Rum, Vanilla
Cut Cube
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.94 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 20, 2015 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
St. Patrick’s Day 2015 vs. W.Ø. Larsen Belle Epoque

I possess both of them and they are very similar. The tobaccos used, the color, the cut (shape of the cubes) look identical. SPD smells slightly sweeter, fruitier and does not have the alcoholic scent to it, that Belle Epoque definitely has. The same is basically what l experienced when smoking them. Against all etiquette and enjoyment, I even lit two clay pipes in parallel (Yes, … I know).

Both of them are state of the art when you are looking for that particular aroma. Since this one is limited anyway, the long term rotation is predicable.

UPDATE: I bought another pouch of BE to my 100g tin of BE, and they seem just as different or the same as in comparison to SPD. Slight variations in production and/or age, even packaging may obviously alter perception. Conclusion: SPD and BE are the same tobaccos sold in different packaging. If you don't care for that, pick the cheaper one.
Pipe Used: Various with and without filter, clay
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 21, 2017 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant
Perfect aromatic, after few years in cellar tobacco became so silky smooth and tasty, cool dry smoke no chance of bite, no moisture till the end. Natural taste of tobacco living in harmony with fruity topping. Wish to have one more tin....
Pipe Used: Various
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 28, 2015 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
2015 St. Patricks Day blend by Peterson. This blend is very unique in the presentation of the tobacco as well as the taste. The tobacco is cut into fine cubes and really makes this blend easy to work with as well as maintaining a slow burn. This tobacco is an aromatic and for that the tobacco note is of mango and vanilla. There is also passion fruit used but I have never had a passion fruit so no clue what that smells or tastes like. The initial light gives you a nice mango taste and makes a good room note. This blend does shift gears about mid bowl giving you a nice vanilla rum taste and pretty much runs until the bowl is complete. I did not notice much of a good tobacco flavor to this blend, but the tobaccos used are Virginias, burley and little strands of black cavendish. Overall this is a good blend to change up with and doesn't leave you with a grueling ghost like most fruity aromatics do. So no need to designate a pipe to this one. I would reccomend this blend, but for St Pattys day where is the good whiskey flavoring?
Pipe Used: Royal Danish 969, MM corn cob
PurchasedFrom: Gift
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 10, 2022 Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant
The tobacco is an exact replica of Peterson Founder's Choice.

The tobacco was a little dried out, so I put it out to moisten for a couple of days. I must say that this tobacco has a pretty rare cut: Orientals, Virginia and Burley are dried, pressed and diced with about 8mm sides, then topped off with cavendish. Exactly the same cut is found in tobacco produced by W.O. Larsen's Belle Epoque. Moreover, these blends even have similar flavor composition, which gave reason to malicious tongues to say that the "Belle Epoque" is also a clone of blends from Peterson. I have tried this blend as well and I can definitely say that it is different - stiffer, more "chemically" or something like that. Anyway, unlike the Peterson mixes, it burns my tongue and feels more sour. But enough about Belle Epoque. Back to Founder's Choice/St. Patrick's Day.

As the tobacco became more moist, I opened the can and inhaled the smell. It had vanilla, plus mango, a little bit of something exotic, and rum. There was substantially more vanilla than fruit, and the rum was barely noticeable. As for the tobacco, its own smell was well hidden under this sauce. Only a faint nutty note and the tiniest bit of bread were found, but that's about it.

Each cube of this mixture has to be kneaded to get individual leaves, then stuffed into a tube with them. The leaves are thin, so I already knew (and remembered from experience) that the tobacco smokes hot enough. I took a large pipe without denying myself the pleasure, although I had to work hard to fill it.

The flavor in the beginning is a sweet tang of Cavendish, some Virginia bread and quite bright nuttiness. All tobacco notes are well masked by a dose of fruity sauce, in which, there may seem a slight artificiality. Also, there is some roughness in the flavor in the beginning, but the tobacco does not bite. As you smoke, the tobacco becomes softer, leaving a distinct nutty note, a subtle spiciness from the oriental and the sweetness of the cavendish (together similar to a hint of cinnamon). As I said, the tobacco smokes quite hot, which rules out tight puffs or shallow pipes. So fill up your largest, well-smoked, pipe and be patient - the tobacco is light, and you're definitely not in danger of a nicotine hit. Towards the end of the pipe from the concentrated sweetness there is a slight note of prunes in it.

The tobacco burns into a fine loose ash of a light gray color, leaving a little moisture in the pipe. Nevertheless, I do not recommend filters - they will nail the taste of the blend. In addition, the filter provokes you to inhale more tightly and you can burn the pipe.

The smoke is light, sweet and very pleasant smelling. It dissipates easily.

Bottom line: this is a really pretty good dessert tobacco that calls for unhurried. It can be enjoyed for hours if you have a large enough pipe. It's a shame that it's on sale less and less often.
Pipe Used: Peterson POTY 2013, 69, 106, Pub Pipe
PurchasedFrom: Online
Age When Smoked: 2015
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 28, 2017 Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant
Beautifully cube cut and neat arrangements are in this brilliant blend. It seems handpicking and compilation had taken a long time to make each tin ready. With flavors of tropical aromas, it would be a good soothing time after your have got dinned to enjoy your before-bed pipe. Relights are needed due to shape of cubes but it will slowly burn without rush after falling motion and the reminder is fine ash. Room note is pleasant and admirable.
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