40 grams of luxury pipe tobacco in a pouch, described as a traditional English blend containing virginia, orientals and a generous amount of latakia.
I had to make a four hour drive, so I decided to grab something new from the local B&M to enjoy as i wizzed through Nashville NFL draft traffic. I had a trusty Pellerin pipe with me (made in Nashville) and loaded up a bowl.
Tin note was not overly impressive but the ribbon cut loaded easily and burned well throughout the smoke.
I am not sure why Peterson chose the name Wild Atlantic, but this blend is as far from "wild" as it gets. I was disappointed that all three components were subdued and none led the way to shine. Perhaps a better name would have been Chip and Dale's mix. No, you first, sir!
Flavor was simply not there and the mild nicotine made me wonder if this was targeted as an alternative all day OTC smoker. That said, I really tried hard to coax some familiar Virginia flavors out or get the lat and orientals to pop, but it was not to be.
I agree its not an explosive blend in flavor. Its really light and quite delicate. Its also an odd name for what it is for sure.
With that said, I do enjoy it. Its a blend one doesnt have to think about. Its very simple and completely uncomplicated. Something you can load into your pipe white cutting grass. Sip it ever so lightly and just get chores out of the way.
Sadly, for those in the US, it is no longer being distributed.
xingpao..........I couldn’t agree more with your description.......ain’t Wild....nor Atlantic.......this newer release is nothing like years past. I found it so blah I mixed the rest of the pouch with a bulk Kentucky dark fired I had on hand. That did the trick, didn’t need to Chuck the Wild Atlantic back into the Atlantic!!
Post by Cramptholomew on Apr 25, 2019 19:22:37 GMT -5
I like the stuff! It ain't anything to write home about, but it's a solid, light, simple blend. Nothing DOES overpower the other, and sometimes I want that. Also, I happen to like the tin note, and it transfers to the smoke pretty well. I think it's kind of a polarizing blend, and I wonder if it's partly because expectations don't line up with what it is. It's HARDLY an English blend, by any means. That said, I kinda think it's unique in its own right, and that's why I like it. To each his own tastes. There's a French colloquialism for that, but I forget what it is. Oh well. At least it ain't grape tobacco!
I remember AJ offered me a pouch he had tried a bowl of as well, he too found the blend kind of blah. He offered the pouch to me and I replied “ no thanks “. I think he will blend with what’s left in the pouch.
Jason, I agree.....everyone’s taste can be different, like you stated “ to each his own “.............À chacun ses goûts
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I've been meaning to try this blend for the past two years. I kept putting off ordering it, and now it's been discontinued in the US. This is yet another example of how quickly blends (and blenders) suddenly disappear. If you like it enough, don't wait. I began smoking McClelland about a year before they closed shop. It wasn't until January 2018 when I really took to some of their blends. I delayed buying what I really enjoyed (Blackwoods Flake, Dark Star and some others VA and Vaper), and I don't have to tell you how that ended. Ok, now I bummed myself out!