Everybody has their personal favorite, and when it comes to every day smoking, mine happens to be Peterson Irish Oak.
The traditional mixture, that comes from Dublin Ireland is a mix of Virginias, and Burleys, smoothed with Cavendish, and mellowed with Louisiana Perique. It is then set to age in oak cask sherry barrels (for 10 years!).
Opening the sealed can fills the air the sweet smell of sherry and the peppery smell of Louisiana Perique. The tobacco is moist yet not damp, and breaks apart to fill your pipe smoothly and evenly.
I can’t help but to give this tobacco a good review, as I find myself reaching for it over and over in preference to other tobaccos in my collection. If you get a chance to try it I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
The smooth Cavendish makes it so that the tobacco is easily smoked, and the peppery Perique delicately touches your tongue and cheeks and to make sure that you feel like you had a good smoke. A medium to full bodied English Mixture will be sure to please.
Smoke em if you got em!
Here’s an excerpt from the Peterson website on the Irish Oak tobacco;
“Originally blended from a rich, dark, heavy bodied Cavendish, this tobacco is made smooth by adding a mixture of Zimbabwean orange smoking grades and aromatic Thailand Burley. It is mellowed using Black Perique blend tobacco from Louisiana bayou. As tradition dictates, the leaf is stored for many years in sherry oak barrels, giving the tobacco its name and an exquisite mature oaken aroma.”