Previously known as Irish Oak.
A full blend of Cavendish, Zimbabwe Orange Virginia, Thailand Burley and Perique, matured in oak barrels of Sherry.
A freshly opened tin reveals tangy woody and dry grass aromas with an upfront sweetness and background pepper note. Over time the tanginess and pepper notes remains with the sweetness becoming more darker and chocolate-like.
It is mostly ribbon cut with strands of varying length and thickness. There are equal quantities of darker to lighter leaf – darker oily maroon strands (maybe Cavendish) are mixed with golden orange to rusty-brown strands with occasional small cuts of dark- brown broken flake (Perique perhaps). Perique content is around 3–5%.
The smoke starts off like a lighter Virginia Perique blend and is quite sweet, often with a floral fragrance, but soon develops a more robust and peppery taste. The flavour builds down the bowl, and mid-bowl the smoke transforms into more nutty and wood-like flavours. Overall the flavour is dominated by Virignia and Burley, but it is very much a unique blend (and I wouldn't say this is a classic Virginia Perique). The perique is detectable and adds spice but the taste overall is dry-nuttier (from the Burley) and woody with a subtle fragrant sweetness that alternates between floral notes and earl grey tea. It has a decent nicotine content that can be quite strong at times.
|Ingredients||Burley, Virginia, Perique, Cavendish|
|Type||Burley based mixture|
|Strenght||Medium to strong|
|Flavor||Tasty to full|
|Maker||Kohlhase & Kopp|
Peterson Irish Cask tin 50gr
- Brand: Peterson
- Product Code: PTRS-CASK
- Availability: Pre-Order