Peterson's 2015 St. Patrick's Day blend received such a positive response they've reintroduced it, here, as the Founder's Choice, part of the "Founders Collection" of three tobaccos honoring Charles Peterson and the Kapp brothers Henry and Fredrick. For those who missed out the first time around, it's a mixture of Virginia, Burley, and Oriental tobaccos, pressed and cube-cut, then mixed further with black Cavendish and more Virginia. Finally it's flavored with rum, in addition to the aromas of mango and vanilla.
Just picked up a tin from my tobacconist on his recommendation. A new Peterson spigot of course should have Peterson tobacco in it for the first light. On opening the tin I was greeted with a heavenly aroma of and mango. The appearance was a melange ... Read Moreof various colors, with plenty of cube cut tobacco inside. The moisture content freshly opened was spot on, and it packs easily in the bowl. On lighting the aroma of mango fills the air. Trust me no one will complain, and you will get many compliments. Flavor wise, again, another home run. It's clearly a Virginia blend, but the sharp and brassy qualities of that leaf are mellowed with the burley and cavendish. Flavor wise, the Mango and Vanilla are up front, and they complement the fine tobaccos perfectly. I didn't notice the rum that much. The bowl burned clean with little gunk or dottle. This is a repeat buy if you enjoy fine aromatics. Read Less
The original cube-cut was a surprise. You can prepare it unrolling the little cubes (you will see little cuts and part of the tobacco leafs)or smoke as is. Gives all the flavors, you will TASTE everything. IS EXCEPTIONAL! for me is better if no one e... Read Morelse buy it, because I want to have all the stock! and now, leaving the greedy apart: I do fully recommend everybody Peterson Founder's Choice. (but leave me some to me, please!!) Read Less
This is the king of flavor country. It is easily the most exciting aromatic tobacco that I have ever smoked. You can taste the fruit.You can taste the rum. It has enough spice to taste exotic. I smoke Virginia flake almost exclusively and this tin ha... Read Mores changed my world.I am stocking up. Read Less
I am not usually a fan of aromatics but I have to say this is high quality tobacco. On opening the tin the sweet aroma hits you in the face right of and the beautiful cube cut tobacco is the perfect moisture for smoking. I don’t agree with rubbing th... Read Moreis out as the cube cut burns slow and even without a lot of bloom and burns down to a clean finish. And unlike other aromatics this did not burn my tongue. I highly recommend this tobacco and I will be reordering this in the future. Read Less
After searching for the best part of a year I can say that I found a tobacco I really like. I really taste the mango and the tobacco is just the right strength for me. Like all aromatics you need to smoke it slowly.
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