Peterson Special Reserve 2015

Peterson's Special Reserve 2015 is this year's expertly blended edition in the long line of yearly reserve tobaccos from Peterson. To mark their 150 year anniversary they have released this luxury blend that offers ripe, loose cut Virginias, burley and mellow sweet cavendish. The flavours of these superior tobaccos come through naturally and are enhanced by the light addition of casing and topping, which is elegantly sweet and fruity. The pleasant room note expounds quality tobacco that is sweet and light. The Peterson Special Reserve 2015 is loose cut and alluring to the eye. Chunky golden brown ribbon laid upon russet brown, amidst bister, taupe and black. Upon opening the tin the aromas of sweet summer fruit wine tempts the nose. This is an indulgent mixture to prepare for smoking. As the flame dances its surface it catches and burns, seemingly with glee. It's a long, relaxing, cool smoke that would aid in contemplative meditation. Being a Special Reserve for 2015, this tobacco won't be around for long.
Notes: This blend celebrates the 150 year anniversary of Peterson of Dublin.


Brand Peterson
Series Limited Edition
Blended By Peterson
Manufactured By Kolhasse & Kopp
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Mixture
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 30, 2017 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Strong
This particular tin was gifted to me by a dear friend and for that I'm grateful.

I've been buying the Peterson brand for a few decades- pipes and tobacco and I've always been very pleased until this tin. Every special blend they make I get at least one and they all come with a "special" price . I think my problem with this blend is that it was heavy on the Virginia side and it just reaked of cigarettes, we smoked it outside for that very reason and it still was not getting any praises from us.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 22, 2016 Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant
I received a tin of this blend as a gift from a fellow pipe smoker. I wouldn't usually go for a tobacco I cannot get regularly in case I really enjoy it. In the case of this blend I have to say I'm glad I didn't buy it myself.

The tin looks beautiful and the tin aroma is quite inviting. Figs, raisins, dried plums and some citrus with some liquor in the background. These are the only good things I can say about this very disappointing offering by Peterson.

Although I mostly smoke VaPers, I regularly indulge in some aros for a change of pace, including a couple of Peterson's blends. Connoisseurs Choice and Hyde Park. The 2015 Special Reserve blend cannot compare to any of those two in any way. I can only describe the blend as bland and unsatisfying. It lacks in flavor, body and nicotine. Just to make sure I was being fair to this tobacco I just smoked two bowls back to back in my Lubinski meer bulldog. I was not wrong and my original impression was spot on: bland, almost tasteless and extremely mild.

I'm giving my tin away as I don't like to trash tobacco. Very dissapointing. Not recommended.
Pipe Used: Several briars. Lubisnki meer bulldog
PurchasedFrom: Gift
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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