Petersons Irish Oak

Peterson Irish Oak

When I open a tin of Peterson – Irish Oak I get a very subtle wine/sherry aroma with light fig notes and a touch of fresh hay. The fine ribbon cut has good moisture balance, is smokeable straight from the tin and is easy to pack and light. I find that the perique is more […]

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Rattrays Hal O The Wynd

Rattray’s Hal O’ The Wynd

Rattray’s Hal O’ The Wynd is another fine Virginia/Perique (VaPer) combination that has beautiful tin notes of sweet fig with slight sour and tangy undertones reminiscent of apricot and stewed fruit. There is also a hint of prune. This pipe tobacco is a little moist from the tin so may need a little drying time, […]

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Rattrays pipe tobaccos

The Rattray’s Trinity

I thought I would write a brief article comparing the three great Virginia/Perique offerings from Rattray’s. Of course this is personal taste but the reader may find it useful when comparing. Old Gowrie Old Gowrie for me is the sweetest of the three as well as the lightest and is my personal favourite. The perique […]

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Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls

Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls

Dunhill De Luxe navy Rolls is another great Virginia/Perique pipe tobacco that is both mild and satisfying. As I now come to expect from Dunhill pipe tobaccos, the tin presentation is first class and the small discs of tobacco are beautifully laid out. The discs can be rubbed out or folded; I tend to fold […]

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