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 10, 2022 Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
The tobacco is packaged in a 100-gram jar box. Of course it's not airtight, so I had to put it in a jar to moisten it and wait a few days. While pouring over the tobacco, I was once again surprised by its cut. The tobacco is chopped up randomly, but it's funny that in addition to the rough cut there are also short and broken pieces of Virginia flake - as if someone grabbed the remains of a good flake package and dumped them here.

The color ranges from light brown (Virginia) to medium brown burley - to black (Cavendish). The different varieties are easily distinguishable. The tobacco clearly has several varieties of Virginia and a lot of Cavendish.

The flavor is creamy, citrusy, honeyy, nutty. The aroma is bright, even though the tobacco was not hermetically sealed and has been sitting for about six years. After humidification, the herbal note of Virginia showed up as well.

This kind of tobacco is easy to pipe and just as easy to light. At the beginning of the pipe the taste was a little harsh. The flavor details are a herbal Virginia note, bitterness and astringency of walnuts, a little creaminess and sweet honey sauce. The flavor is uncomplicated, you don't have to try to find something here that's in the description, but you can't catch it in any way. By the end of the third of the pipe flavor and aroma become weaker, harshness disappears, sweetness goes away a little, and the tobacco becomes the usual light sweetish blend, where burley plays the leading note, but Virginia and Cavendish have a decent place. Despite the lightness, this tobacco is a little drying in my throat, so I smoked it interspersed with sips of water for tasting. But it also goes great with a glass of wine or a shot of port. Nicotine hit is not a threat at all - the tobacco is light, and becomes more pleasant and more natural tasting as you smoke.

The burning temperature is quite high, the tobacco does not dispose to quick smoking, and in small pipes tobacco should be smoked very carefully. The ash is even gray in color, there is not much of it. There is no moisture at all.

The smoke has a honey-sweet flavor and disperses very easily.

What's the bottom line? Fans of flavored tobaccos were probably not disappointed with this blend. It's a shame it's no longer being released. At any rate, I liked it a lot, despite a fair amount of burley. This blend is among my favorite desserts from Peterson, along with the 2011 Holiday Season and Special Reserve, as well as the 2015 Saint Patrick's Day and its twin brother Founder's Choice
Pipe Used: Peterson POTY 2013, 69, Pub Pipe
PurchasedFrom: Online
Age When Smoked: 2015
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 16, 2016 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
بهتر به پیپ استراحت داده باشین موقع استفاده یک توتون خوش رنگ و با کیفیت ولی با عطر بوی خیلی معمولیه نسبت به قیمت خرید نکنید البته دوستانی که دنبال توتون آروما هستن
Pipe Used: Mersham
Age When Smoked: 30
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