Peterson Wild Atlantic

This elegant blend comprises of loose cut ripe orange Virginia, fine Oriental leaves and a premium quality latakia from the Balkans. The generous amount of latakia provides this rich blend with its unique English character and a traditional smoky note.


Brand Peterson
Blended By Peterson
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 40 grams pouch
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.20 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 09, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
I have recently become a convert to Peterson's tobacco's as I was a straight Dunhill guy for many years. All my pipes are Peterson's, so I decided to give them a try. First time I tried it, I thought it was ok, but the more I smoked, the more I liked it. When it became unavailable for a while I order 10 pouches from pipedivan (in Ireland) and now it's become my staple go-to tobacco for an all day smoke.

It's a mild latakia with a good smokiness to it and it has a slight salty mouth taste (which may be psychological due to it's name) but I find it really nice. It burns well and the pouch is a nice change as it's easy to carry in my pipe roll. I like the room note as my office smells great each time I walk into it.

This has become one of my favourite blends from Peterson's. My gateway baccy to their other mixtures. Now I find myself going for the Peterson's over the Dunhill blends.

This is a nice all day tobacco and if your a fan of English blends, give it a try.
Pipe Used: Peterson's Kilarney Red
Age When Smoked: from the tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 18, 2020 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Well, I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to get my hands on this blend, but I finally got it and I’m very, very happy I did!

Things to take into consideration:

1. I received it in a pouch from a friend, he just opened it and took a bit from it, so I got almost the full pouch, without it being left open too long, so the tobacco came to me fresh. I took it out from the pouch and put it in a hermetic jar so keep its moisture.

2. It is almost 3 years old so that should also be taken into consideration.

Now, lets see what we got here!

I open the jar, get my nose in it and take a deep, long sniff and.... oh, God! It’s not very strong but, damn that’s very good! You can detect a lot of latakia and the oriental with its leathery smell, smoky, some sweet notes and just a little spiciness in the back, probably from the orientals. Excellent! The “tin note” is excellent for my taste!

The tobacco presents itself in a very nice ribbon but, with colors ranging from black to dark brown and orange. The moisture has been kept excellent in all this time, it’s just perfect to put directly in the bowl. Packs up very easily.

First match light (false light): Smokyyyy!!! Leatheryyyy!!! Sweet!!! Smooth!!! Damn, this hits you with some really good taste!! The smell in the room is excellent!

Second match light: This is latakia. This is why I like latakia, this is why I love this blend. The different tobaccos blend well, but the latakia is the star in this one. Smoky, incense-like smell, silky/velvety, like having a delicious cloud in your mouth.

Considering that the tobacco I have is almost 3 years old and was kept in a pouch then put in a jar, it’s very interesting that the latakia has kept its “power”.

This is what I call quality tobacco. Not just the blend, but the tobacco used in the blend seems to me like top class tobacco. It tastes like tobacco should taste, with no other taste. I’ve smoked a lot of english blends, Nightcap was and still is my favorite, Artisan’s Blend was great, Commonwealth Mixture was great, and this one comes in my top 4 English blends. It’s medium to full bodied, and honestly, I’m enjoying this one even more than Commonwealth, it seems to have more body and more latakia than Commonwealth, which for a latakia maniac like me, is perfect.

It burns absolutely amazing! It doesn’t go off at all. I have the pipe in my hand while I’m typing and it doesn’t go off. I take a few sips from this and every smoke that gets into my mouth gives me a great experience. A cold, very tasty smooth smoke.

Amazing taste, great for latakia lovers. Very smoky, leathery, also sweet, there’s a little spiciness in the background, probably from the orientals as it has the specific spiciness of the orientals and not the one you would get from perique. Haven’t felt the spiciness at first, it comes a bit later as you’re approaching half of the bowl, but this isn’t a bad thing for me. It actually blends great with the sweetness, so it’s crazy, it’s an explosion of aromas and tastes, it’s not just the latakia that is in the front, but if you look more into it, it has a lot more to give you than the latakia, which is by the way one of the best latakias i’ve ever smoked.

Nicotine is medium, which is very good for me, because sometimes when I smoke a very low nicotine blend I need to light up a cigarette (which I know is a heresy, but I need to get my dose of nicotine). This one gives the perfect amount of nicotine.

I think I’ll stack up. Need at least two more pouches of this!!!
Age When Smoked: 3
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 26, 2018 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Reading the reviews of this tobacco here is what compelled me to buy it. This is my first review so bare with me. I found this tobacco to be very likeable. Upon opening the package the smoky smell of the latakia is the most noticeable. It is definitely an English blend, but not too heavy on the latakia. Nevertheless, the smokiness of the lat is present throughout, but not even close to overwhelming. I detected the spiciness of the Orientals and a nice sweetness from the ripe Virginias. There is a creaminess and a nice robust flavor midway through the bowl. The tobacco is dry right from the package which is how an English blend should be. Needed only a few re-lights. I smoked several bowls of this tobacco and found it to be very enjoyable. I did actually detect a saltiness a couple times, however it's not consistent with every bowl. I don't think it was because my pipe needs a thorough cleaning, so I can't say for sure. Hands down an all day smoke.
Pipe Used: Peterson and Meershaum
PurchasedFrom: Havana 2 Beachwood N.J.
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 28, 2016 Mild Very Mild Mild Tolerable
In my opinion, the Oriental tobaccos mixed into this Oriental-front English mixture aren't the best of their kind, somewhat lacking spiciness and aroma. However, the Latakia used here is of top-shelf quality and it would be much better to have it even more.

I'm tempted to say Wild Atlantic is bland and boring but saying that would be unjust. It's a decent tobacco made not for savouring but for all-day smoking. I smoke this when I have no time to savour subtle nuances of flavour and just want me a pipe without much thinking about it. This easily could be a staple blend for many. It's cheap and simple English of a decent quality. A true reliable workhorse.
Pipe Used: Peterson Aran 268
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 16, 2016 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant
I picked this up on a whim from my local B&M. It is a very nice blend whose components come together quite nicely I must say. The smell of the pouch is very enticing. I agree with another reviewer that the Peterson definition of a "generous amount of Latakia" and mine differ quite a bit. This is anything but a Lat bomb in any stretch of the imagination. I would say that this is a very evenly tempered blend that produces a decent amount of smokiness and has a less than middle of the road amount of nicotine in it. It smokes down to a fine ash at the bottom of the pipe. If you are looking to expand from aromatics, then this is the blend to give a go and you will never look back. The moisture level is just about right right out of the pouch. Some may need to dry this some before smoking away, but not too long. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 24, 2022 Mild Extremely Mild Medium to Full Unnoticeable
Oriental forwarded english blend. Spicy, peppery smell of fresh tobacco is complemented with sweetnes after lightning.

These type of tobaccos are very similar. I can honestly say, that you can find sweetness and smoothness similar to Squadron Leader and flavor of pepper of Presbyterian mixture. Additionaly, maybe it is only me, I could find hint of floral essence.
Pipe Used: Savineli, Stanislaw
PurchasedFrom: present
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 13, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
STG started putting a release date on packages, which can't help but please. The Wild Atlantic I bought was released in March 2021. Opening the pouch, which was tightly sealed, I saw a mixture of golden brown in color, with flecks of darker cyprian latakia. The individual varieties of tobacco were quite easily distinguishable. The tobacco was a little moist, which is reasonable when packaged in pouches - there's no telling how long it will last on the shelf of some shop that usually sells ready-made, cheap blends.

I stuck my nose in the bag: hay, tar, leather, smoke from the fire, a bit of peppery pepper... and that was it. Each note is easily discernible, and doesn't overpower the rest. I remember that when I bought this blend a few years ago, it smelled different - more of a latakia tar with a woody aroma. The moisture and consistency makes it very easy to fill a pipe - no need to knead the tobacco. I took a medium sized billiard without filter, which I use for English blends, and after stuffing it, I easily smoked it.

The taste of the tobacco matched the smell - a bready rye note of ripe Virginia with a slightly buttery flavor of latakia and some pepper. Very simple. The tobacco doesn't bite and burns cool enough without burning. As you smoke, the pepper almost disappeared and the woody note became softer, the overall sweetness intensified, and the taste of sunflower seeds was added to the bouquet from somewhere. Apparently, the amount of Virginia in the blend became more and the amount of latakia less. The strength of the tobacco is a little below average, the nicotine hit, even in thirty-degree heat I practically passed over. The tobacco burns evenly, leaving a fine gray ash.

The tobacco smoke has the smell of tarry wood from a campfire with the same slight tannic note. It is noticeable, but I do not think that it is a serious irritant to others.

What can I say in the end? STG, after buying the recipe, clearly worked on the tobacco bouquet - it became more simple, but also smoother. On the one hand, the tobacco has clearly lost its originality. On the other hand, it became less annoying to others. As a result, this is not a bad, everyday blend. It goes great with my morning coffee, and can be smoked in small pipes. I will add to the advantages of its price, a little lower than the usual English blends in tins.
Pipe Used: Peterson 106
PurchasedFrom: Online
Age When Smoked: 4 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 22, 2020 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Autumn larch campfire at the begginning and well-coocked rye bread at the end. Simple, straight and and honest tobacco for every day. Not one of the famous "latakia bombs", but worth your attention.
Pipe Used: Butz-Choquin EWA bent billiard
PurchasedFrom: Pipeshop, SPB, Russia
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 11, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
Wow. I haven't smoked an English blend for a while. This is good. The Latakia is definitely the leader but is never overpowering. The grassy Virginia and the spicy Orientals make their appearance in a fine way. An all day smoke and a big hit for Peterson.
Pipe Used: Peterson
PurchasedFrom: P&C
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 12, 2018 Strong Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant
If you are addicts to Oriental tobacco. That is your cup of tea. It is best next to Davidoff Royalty and Dunhill London mixture. For Oriental taste, Dunhill is strongest, Davidoff stronger, Wild Atlantic is strong with Latakia as background taste. However, its Oriental taste disappers rapidly. After half bowl, Latakia becomes dominant. It is complex of two different enjoyments. Does it suit for you?
Pipe Used: Peterson spigot 304 .925silver
PurchasedFrom: Hong kong
Age When Smoked: 30
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