Peterson's Irish Dew

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Peterson's Irish Dew

Post by FredS » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:18 pm

Irish Dane was nice enough to send me all the pouched tobacco left at the end of his 2016 box pass. I'm working through the pouch of Irish Dew now. It's an old pouch but it was still sealed so it's a little dry but not so much as to be unusable. I've been mostly rubbing it out for a finer pack than I'd get from the ribbons straight from the pouch. I think the majority of the toppings have gone off, but it's still a nice blend of virgina and burley. I get the sweetness of the virginia and whatever topping remains with the big billowing smoke from the burley. And the aftertaste is pleasant.

Pouched tobaccos intrigue me as a throwback to watching my grandfather and his ilk smoke. I have a feeling he'd find all my tinned tobaccos pretentious.
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Re: Peterson's Irish Dew

Post by Jocose » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:55 pm

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Re: Peterson's Irish Dew

Post by Irish-Dane » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:20 am

Jocose wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:55 pm
I-D sent me a vinyl record once. It's still in my collection.
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Re: Peterson's Irish Dew

Post by Del » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:23 am

Jocose wrote:
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I-D sent me a vinyl record once. It's still in my collection.
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Re: Peterson's Irish Dew

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:11 am

FredS wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Irish Dane was nice enough to send me all the pouched tobacco left at the end of his 2016 box pass. I'm working through the pouch of Irish Dew now. It's an old pouch but it was still sealed so it's a little dry but not so much as to be unusable. I've been mostly rubbing it out for a finer pack than I'd get from the ribbons straight from the pouch. I think the majority of the toppings have gone off, but it's still a nice blend of virgina and burley. I get the sweetness of the virginia and whatever topping remains with the big billowing smoke from the burley. And the aftertaste is pleasant.

Pouched tobaccos intrigue me as a throwback to watching my grandfather and his ilk smoke. I have a feeling he'd find all my tinned tobaccos pretentious.
Sounds good. I've never seen this before, and don't remember it from the box pass; it must have been taken or put before or after my turn with the box.

Anyway, yes, pouched tobaccos remind me of my dad, mostly. My pipe smoking uncle and others went through Sir Walter by the tub. Thinking back through all of the pipe smoking men I remember, their favorites included SW of course, along with Middleton Cherry Blend, Granger, Half & Half, Borkum Riff, and one guy even smoked Mixture 79 regularly. The only guy I knew that smoked non-drug-store tobacco was an ex-Navy guy everyone called "Chief", who regularly ordered pouches of Three Star vanilla flavored tobacco from Iwan Ries. He was a salesman for a cement company that I worked for, and he is probably the strongest influence in getting me into "real" pipe smoking. It was he and another salesman, (a West Point grad, btw) that taught me how to properly load a pipe. I could go on ...
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