Named after the traditional gift-giving Celebration of Plenty, Seattle Pipe Club's Potlatch is a medium-rich mixture of seven ingredients, covering bright Virginias, select Burley, Turkish Orientals, Latakia, Acadian Perique, and black Cavendish.
Seattle Pipe Club tobaccos have caught my interest since I began reading about them. I was bowled over at how many types of tobacco were employed in each blend. Of course, the reviews are all solid, and thus, mine will be as well! The tin design is a... Read Morettractive, resembling North American heritage. The size of the tin is larger than what normally contains 50 gms of tobacco. Upon opening, the tobacco appears to have some breathing room and not shoved in there. Surprisingly, the tin note wasn’t latakia heavy, but smelled of ketchup and fresh virginias and orientals. It was certainly fresh, but felt ready to smoke. It sure was! I’ve never used the word “creamy” to describe a tobacco as of yet, but will for this one. The components have been blended brilliantly. The latakia is in the background; more so than you would find in a blend such as Dunhill’s London Mixture for example, where the other tobaccos are allowed to shine. As smooth as it is, it is rich in flavour. What I enjoy most is its complexity. I can’t quite discern each tobacco on its own, but rather the marriage of them to create a full and enjoyable mixture. Read Less
While I'm not well versed in the wide world of English blends, I decided to give this a try. I think it is indeed a beautifully balanced smoke. You can taste the Virginia and Latakia up front, but the Perique is present especially towards the middle ... Read Moreof the bowl. For me it's a wonderful tobacco I can smoke all day. I'll probably order some more once this tin is done. Good job Joe! Read Less
Another great SPC Mix. Latakia is up front throughout but, beautifully balanced by the woodsy Burleys and the lemon-grass VAs. The perique adds spice but, doesn’t overpower. Great smoke from char to dottle.
I can see how this blend is confusing for some. Top of the bowl for me was dominated by the red VAs and perique- Piquant with fruit and vinegar. The latakia is always noticeable throughout, but does not bury the other tobacco. The orientals are gr... Read Moreeat as well. Sour at first and spicy towards the finish. Behind it all you get the burley that really fills the role of canvas here. The Cavendish is thankfully far in the background. Just a faint hint of its vanilla, paper notes and just the slightest threat of bite. A solid blend that will be liked by some and a loved by others. For me, this would get 4 stars without the Cavendish. As it stands I'd give it 3/4 or 3.5/5 Read Less
Joe Lankford is really good. Combining this many tobaccos and having them all work together to create a smooth, enjoyable smoke is not an easy thing. Potlatch is a nice change of pace for me. I smoke a lot of Latakia forward blends, like Plum Pudding... Read More. This blend has a smoky Latakia element to it that compliments the sweetness of the Cavendish. The Burley provides a nutty richness and body. While the Bright Virginias and Orientals add a zesty sweetness and floral note to the blend. The Perique adds a bit of that musty, peppery essence which fits in rather nicely. It’s another truly great blend from SPC. Read Less
I'm just starting out trying a lot of different blends. This has a ton of different tobaccos, as such its quite complex. That being said it's very balanced, nothing particularly overwhelms the other in the blend. it does have an oatmeal tone to it... Read More like others have mentioned but is very tasty none the less. Read Less
Rich and satisfying !! The Latakia starts up front and doesn't fade into muddiness as you progress deep into the bowl. The flavors stay fresh and defined well into th dottle . I want nothing else going on when I get into a bowl of this splendid blend... Read More.. It deserves nothing less !! Read Less
Maybe one of the richest most complex tobaccos I have ever smoked, it is rich, cool, robust, creamy, spicy, sweet. It is everything. It isn't 4 dots strong though more like 3 and the room note is also a 3.
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