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Seattle Pipe Club Mississippi River

Rich Virginias Pressed Tobacco Spiced with Oriental leaf Latakia, and Perique The source of Mississippi River™ ! The way Joe tells it, it all came to him in a dream. Joe blended for 25 years before coming up with this, his first blend. Everything before was...unsmokable, says Joe. So one night, Joe wakes up from a sound sleep, grabs a pencil by the bedside and scribbles a recipe from his dream. He even dreams tobacco! Morning comes and he uses the notes to create a Virginia blend like no other. Mississippi River is born. The rest is history in a tin. Ask Joe if you don’t believe me. Members beg for this blend. It’s a little embarrassing. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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What can I add to the already glowing reviews around the internet for this tobacco. Very good, top 5 for me. Get it while you can, cuz it goes fast, and not for no reason.
Like most new pipe smokers I started with aromatics. After reading a lot about English blends and non aromatics I decided to give Frog Morton on the Bayou a try due to positive reviews online and the fact that my local B&M carried it in stock. Unfortunately I hated it. To my nose it smelled like burnt ketchup and tasted only so so to my taste buds. Discouraged I looked through forum recommendations for something else besides aromatics. I found some reviews on some VaPers and put an order together. As a last minute addition I added 2 oz of Mississippi River bulk due to a YouTube review by DagnerPerformance. The 2 ozs came as one big chunk. It was the last one I tried when my order arrived. It smelled very smokey somewhat like the Frog Morton but with an underlying sweetness that made it much more appealing. Now to the actual taste; This tobacco had everything I wanted. I could definitely taste the Virginia base and sweetness that reminded me of a very light aromatic. I could also taste the spiciness and smokey flavor from the latikia. I loved it. The room note was pleasant. The smoke was very cool with no hint of tongue bite. I have sampled a lot of pipe tobacco in my 2 years since I picked up the hobby. Mississippi River is my absolute favorite blend. I highly recommend it to any new pipe smokers looking to venture into the world of non aromatics for the first time. You will not be disappointed. Hint- order a lot, it always seems to be on back order.
I HAD HEARD ABOUT SPC MISSISSIPPI RIVER TOBACCO FROM PIPE SMOKING FRIEND - I AM A HUGE FAN OF LATAKIA WHICH IS IN THIS BLEND - THIS PRESSED TOBACCO HAS A GREAT ROOM NOTE - LOVE THE BOWL NOSE FLAVOR - THE TASTE AND THE SMOOTHNESS OF THE SMOKE - ALMOST EVERYONE I HAVE TALKED TO WHO HAS SMOKED IT - GAVE IT A 4 OR 5 ON A TOP 5 STAR RATING. I AM SMOKING IT NOW - GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL OUR AMERICAN MILITARY WORLD WIDE!
Bar none the Best Blend I have ever tried. better order some before I buy it all!
Ok,ok, everyone settle down. YouTube kool aid has this tobacco earning high praises. 1st impression is nice, one big 2oz slab, dark color, sweet aroma. Light it up and it was a bit musty, dried the mouth a bit, and was very one dimensional. Some dusty cocoa powder flavor and really light pepper. That's it. Not sure what the hype about this blend is but that's after smoking right off the truck, I'll give it some time in a jar and try again. I did however like the amount of smoke it produced, big clouds quickly filled my garage leaving it with a pleasant aroma. I guess I expected a lot more, but I'm ok with it. My life has improved since discovering P&C
This stuff is a wonderful all day smoke. Once you sit back and relax, you notice just how good it is. I ended up buying a pound bulk yesterday. Today its on backorder. Lucky me!
A great smoke with a lot of spice, that's not overbearing, and a proper amount of sweetness to keep coming back for more. Truly a tobacco to be savored for a lifetime.
What can I say Missisippi River pipe tobacco far most the best smoke Ive had. Best of all no tongue bite like other pipe tobacco. I highly recommend this tobacco for those who hasn't tried it yet get your order in quick cause it sell fast.
Like most of you, I have heard a lot of hype surrounding this tobacco and let me just say, I can see why. I originally ordered 1 oz. along with 1oz of plum pudding -also from SPC, and both did not disappoint. I currently have an 8 oz of MR and 8 oz of PP coming my way. MR is a fantastic smokey blend. It packs nicely, although a little wet straight out of the bag for my liking. Upon lighting it I immediately get this salty smokey flavor which fills my mouth. MR produces thick rich smoke which leaves me with a creamy taste. My palate is NOT as refined as many people on here (at least not yet!), but I still can pick hints of what taste like a fruity note halfway through the bowl. If you enjoy English blends this I highly recommend this one, I normally only smoke 1 bowl a day however I had to have multiple ones of this. Fantastic! Order it while it is here. -Also try Plum Pudding!
I just received my first tin today and couldn't wait to try it out so I immediately packed my pipe. I've been smoking mostly English blends this year so this one caught me off guard at first. Upon lighting I got the cloud of smoke that Virginias are known for but, didn't taste much (remember that I've been smoking a lot of Latakia.) At first I was let down because of all of the wonderful reviews, but as the bowl went on my taste buds re-adjusted and I started to taste this delicious blend. It's deserving of every positive review and will be in every order as long as it's in stock.
This is my #2 English blend, behind McClelland FMC.
I am new to a pipe, I switched from cigarettes. Not to say this in any way taste like cigarettes, but it is wonderful! I have tried at least 20 different pipe tobacco and this one is my favorite. I did notice that it causes massive amounts of build up in the bowl, but until I find a better flavor I'm sticking to this one.
Really couldn't believe that this tobacco was as good as all of the reviews said it was. At first light I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but once I got into the bowl it was tremendous. Not overpowering spice, but enough to warm the mouth and give a lot of flavor in every puff. Can't wait to order some bulk.
It took about 15 to 20 bowls before I started to like this stuff----it went to my top 5 tobaccos now----great smoke with a cup of Joe in the morning
Awesome caramelized sugar taste from the Virginias with just a hint of smokiness in the background from the Latakia. The only bad part is that eventually you reach the bottom of the bowl and you have to face that it's gone...
Tin aroma: Absolutely amazing! The virginias really pop out at you with a beautiful scent! The Smoke: Yet again, absolutely amazing. Keeps lit amazingly. Very full of flavor, yet smooth. Room Note: Astounding. Very woodsy scent, like a sweet campfire. Strength: Medium, not strong, but also not mild. The perfect median. Overall, I bought a 2 ounce tin. And then a week later bought 4 ounces in bulk. I am making sure to keep this stocked up no matter what.
Kinda a newbie at pipe smoking but I've been a cigar/tobacco lover for a long time. Not the best at describing the flavors but an almost buttery, nutty, rich, sweet at times....flat out delicious tobacco. I smoke it with my Breakfast coffee and its wonderful! Takes a couple of bowls to reveal itself but when it does its fabulous!
This is one of my all time favorite blends. I started out with 2 ounces a month ago and ordered half a pound immediately after. Definitely a ritual twice a day smoke for me, and I was missing it as I was being shipped a new supply. The taste is indescribable, but I'll try. It as the normal characteristics of an English blend, but with a tartness kind halfway between lemon and copper.
I bought this tobacco because of the high amount of reviews and good words about it expecting to not really be impressed. Opening the package I could instantly smell a mild smokey mixture and upon loading the first bowl I realized right away why this tobacco is so popular. The flavor is a mixture of a smokey and sweet taste that goes back and forth which makes me continue to smoke from morning to night and really smells good when lit. I liked it so much that I bought the 8 oz tin right after. Thanks Seattle Pipe Club. This is a really good smoke.
Ok. I'm new to pipe smoking, just under 6 months. Like most guys I've started with the aromatics, which I love. After hearing the buzz on YouTube about Mississippi River, I thought I'd try it out. I have to say this stuff is smooth and mellow! I really like it as a change up smoke. I've tried the heavier stuff like Dunhill's Early Morning Blend but found it too thick for my tastes. Maybe it will grow on me. I'm still learning. But I don't care what anyone says about aromatics being for neophytes. I smoke what I enjoy, period. This is a great blend. I plan to order it by the bushel.
YES. This stuff is really good. For someone that is only about 1 year of solid smoking under my belt, I feel that this stuff is truly really good. I cannot yet describe what it is, but there is something different about this one. It smokes so nice, stays lit, smooth, tastes great, smells good even while smoking. Honestly this is the kind of tobacco I will share with all my pipe smoking buddies. Great stuff. Will be getting more ASAP.
This pipe tobacco is what starts every day for me. If I go more than 2 days without smoking it, I must be sick or dying. Literally, what all pipe tobacco gets judged against by anyone in the know. Sweet, burns cool as ice-no bite EVER. The key to this magnificent tobaccy, is to crumble on a tray and let 'rest' for about ten minutes (that's when u brew the coffee). Go ahead, pack that bowl when the coffee done, its ready. Puff all you like, it wont burn you, its the coolest of the cool. Get some, ya dig?
A truly amazing blend. The entire bowl was full of flavor from start to finish. It had it all..smoky latakia, sweet virginias, the slight spice of the perique and the orientals came out in the back end for me. Very smooth and enjoyable. Two thumbs up!
I loved it. I really thought it was going to be a latakia bomb, or something from the depths of a swamp. From everything I was seeing on youtube from the pipe presenters there, this was THE go-to smoke of 2013. I now know why it's always sold out. This was smooth and easy to smoke. It's light to medium english flavor could easily be an everyday smoke. It's a sweet almost cocoa smoke flavor and a little bit of spicyness. I would highly recommend this blend to anybody who enjoys a pipe.
This is by far my favorite tobacco I have ever smoked. The flavors are so perfectly blended. The Virginias are sweet, and the Latakia is subtle but still there in the perfect amount. I have never smoked anything as unique or as fulfilling as this tobacco. I'll buy it regularly for as long as it's available!
Well I must say that this is my go to favorite, only been a piper for about 2 years and have a craving for this all the time, just ran out and I am waiting for more from the mail man...would love to order a 1lb size can of it. My 2nd pipe that I just got has been dedicated only to this blend.Very very good!!!
Good stuff, man. Could smoke this all day.
I'm new to pipe smoking, and have become a huge fan of this blend. Great taste, great smell and does especially not give any tongue bite. I will always have Mississippi River in my rotation .
I tried it and liked it. Been backordered for a long time. They must be having to wait to harvest more tobacco leaves.
I had to feed into the hype when ordering this one, I expected nothing short of fantastic from reading the reviews all around the internet so I ordered a nice 6 oz sample bag. It comes in an attractive crumble cake in bulk, it crumbles readily and packs easily, it stays lit exceedingly well, it is light, crisp, and smooth with lots of complex flavor. I will definitely be ordering more and this has made it's way right into my daily rotation. The hype is real surrounding this blend in my humble and honest opinion
I use to try all kinds of Baccy but got tired of getting kinds I didn't like so I'm sticking with my fav. You can't beat Mississippi River by far my fav.
Prior to Mississippi River I was purely an aromatics smoker. I had tried a variety of English blends, all of which seemed too harsh for me. Mississippi River, however, has been an absolute delight and near perfect entry into the non-aromatic world. Even as a fairly new pipe smoker (under 1 year), I could detect the different blends and the subtle tastes coming from each. I smoke my pipe usually once per day (sometimes twice), and Mississippi River is the blend I now reach for 3 or 4 times per week. Soon as it is off backorder, I plan on immediately ordering at least another pound of this blessed leaf.
I think I must be one of the most fickled pipers around. Every time I think I've found my new go-to blend another "something better" comes along. I ordered a can of this mixture back in July and tucked it away in my cellar. Then I started reading some pretty good reviews of Mississippi River so I decided to order another can to store and opened my original purchase. Man, am I glad I did, this stuff is great! Good creamy smoke, excellent flavor, mild strength and fair aroma. No overpowerment of any of the "players", but a fine orchestration of Virginia, Louisiana, Turkey and Cyprus offerings. This is a great all-day smoke.
Excellent Baccy!! One of my favorites I will always come back to!! Shout out the The Brothers of Briar FB Group!!
I smoked my first bowl of this today. Have been trying to mix up my smoking habit of only aromatics. This was a very soothing blend will be adding this to my stock of pipe tobacco.
Since getting back to pipe smoking and trying about 15-20 different tobacco's, this is my favorite without a doubt. Nothing even close and the service & prices from Pipes & Cigars is about the best... Dan
A good smoke. Buy it, you won't regret it.
I got this in a sampler order. There is little more that I can add to the previous rave reviews. It is a gold standard in English style blends. Absolutely one of, if not the best available!
It did not meet up to the hype with me. But there is nothing wrong with it. Great smoke and flavor, it was better in a corn than briar for me anyways.
This is a blend that will stand the test of time. Literally and figuratively. When I first tried this blend, I was a brand new pipe smoker. while it wasn't bad, it just wasn't quite my thing. Fast forward a year. Tin has been collecting dust for 12+ months. My taste in tobacco has changed, and age has been VERY kind to the tobacco. Flavors are unlike any tobacco I've had. The Virginias are there in force, but the other subtle ingredients add exceptional depth and complexity to the blend. A excellent addition to any rotation. Excellent candidate for cellaring.
Filled my Hackert and did not want it to end! I smoked this for longer than an hour. Great full flavors with out making your mouth pay for it. Thank the good Lord this is in bulk!
This is probably the tobacco where I finally came to understand and detect the nuance of Perique and Virginia tobacco. It was like a light bulb going off in my head. It allowed me to finally appreciate what it is to detect what is often an eluding natural flavor of a tobacco. The Latakia here is very subtle and appears be more of a condiment than a bomb.
I'm still a novice when it comes to the art of pipe smoking, and therefore I may not be fully equipped to provide anything more than what has already been said in the many positive reviews this tobacco has. Personally, this was my first non-Aromatic tobacco, and I got it because I wanted to expand past the aromatics that many new pipe smokers begin with. Well, this was the perfect tobacco to do it with. The taste is great - and that was my greatest fear with moving out of aromatics - and the smoking experience itself was smooth and easy as can be. Definitely give this a try if you haven't already, as there isn't anything negative I can say about it.
Just got my first taste of this product. WOW!!! Makes me wonder why it took me so long to purchase it. Although PS Luxury Navy Flake is my #1 tobacco, this one is certainly a 1B!!! Will be purchasing more of this one in the very near future.
It's a VaPer...it's an English...wait...it's the best of both worlds! I really can't add much to what has already been said, but can heartily agree that MR is a superb blend. It's definitely more Virginia-forward than many English blends, and for me it's a gorgeous, mild, cool smoke that's perfectly balanced and has plenty of complexity. My only wish is that it tasted slightly more like the tin note. There's this delicious almost lapsang souchong- or mesquite-like smokiness to it that's more pronounced in the tin, but stays in the background when you smoke. I can see why so many say this is an all-day smoke and recommend it for English newbies. I have to agree that this (in my opinion) is a much better first-impression English for an aromatics smoker than McClelland's Frog Morton's Cellar because you don't have to get past the ketchupy Worcestershire taste.
THE Go-To Tobacco after trying SO darn many tobacco's of all types. My son suggested this one and I always keep lots stored in my mason jars, just in case. I like others, but when I want to remind myself why I smoke pipes, this is the one..
This is not quite as good as I was expecting after all I heard and read. It is just ok for me. Maybe I just need to try it again.
This stuff is very good!
Looks like I got my tin just in time....well I just wanna say that this tobacco really sucks...don't waste your money on it, please leave it for those of us who like smoking bad tobacco...
I cannot add to anything that has not already been said about this tobacco. This is my number ONE in my top five for 2014. Simply the best! 1. Mississippi River 2. Navy Flake 3. Christmas Cheer 2014 4. Frog on the Bayou 5. Mac Barren's Crisp Apple
I read all the glowing reviews of Mississippi River and watched several YouTube video reviews before placing my order. Everybody seemed to love this tobacco. Well, everybody was right! Mississippi River is a great smoke. Nice and smooth with tons of excellent tobacco flavor. I will be ordering more very soon.
Nice pressed Virginias with a sweet bitter taste, and some english orientals. I don't get to much perique if at all. I was expecting to get my socks blowing off by this one. While it didn't blow my socks off it did untie and take off my shoes.. Enjoyable all day. Will have acouple ounces on hand from now on.
There is a lot of hype around this tobacco, and it is very well deserved. tThis is quite a special blend, if its in stock and you've never had it before, buy more than you originally planned. It is well worth it and you will not regret it.
I'd heard of this tobacco, but never tried it until the pipe club sent me some, which I am now forever grateful for. When opened you're greeted with a lovely aroma of fermented fruit, the Perique comes through, start to finish, and a very fine Perique at that. Not as peppery of some Perique's - slight "peppery" flavor, but mainly that of sweet dried figs or plums. The VA is quite sweet and just lovely. A hint of Latakia gives a nice body. I'd swear there's a little bit of oriental and dark fired in here - but who knows. It's definitely a complex blend. I cannot detect a topping at all. It's very oily, but I think that comes from the Perique and caking process. Nothing "artificial" is tasted here, despite the sticky/oily feeling it burns dry and cool. No bite. The leaf itself is just a perfect crumble cake. Very oily and sticky. Breaks into nice course sections. Burns to a very fine white/silvery ash - which identifies the quality of the leaf used. Stays naturally sweet throughout the bowl, and intensifies in flavor at the bottom half of the bowl - the bottom half is where I started to detect what my palate was telling me was dark fired. All in all this is a remarkable blend. It's just lovely. If you like Perique, you'll love this. If you like Latakia, you'll love this. If you like VA you'll love this, if you like Oriental's, you'll love this. Something in here for everyone. This shouldn't work with as much that's going on - but it does, and does so seamlessly. Nice nicotine hit, but not at all over-powering. It's a strong blend, but it comes off lighter than what it really is. My reviews are almost always positive (Yes, I love tobacco - all tobacco's) but this truly stands out. I am going to place a very large order of this. Some for now, and going to put up dozens of 1/2 pints jars to cellar. Room note is nice and musky. Leaves a wonderful aftertaste and a nice scent for the beard that only leaves you wanting another bowl.
Just wanted to tell of my experience.I got a big can of the "Miss river" almost a year ago,took me a while to open it since I was enjoying some vanilla and taxman cometh at the time.the flavor of the "miss river" is superior,a wonderful smokie flavor,I had a short learning curve,I use filters and the taste for me is just right as rain,nice easy pulls and give it a few minutes and the taste comes on smooth,and the quality is so good that I still have it in the original can,not the jar and it made it better with a little rest time,enjoy it love it....GET SOME!
Warning, I received it in my month Club shipment and It was almost dried! So, I went ahead and packed in my Canadian Pipe, to my amazement it packed really well. I have been smoking a pipe for over forty years and like strong tobacco but this is one I can only take one or two a day. On the 2nd bowl I put it down then go back to it. When you finish a bowl, this is were it amazed me again, remember me saying it was almost dry. Wrong! I have to use Three Pipe Cleaners after I smoke it, because the bowl is wet from the top to the bottom! All being said this is one off the best if not the best tobacco blend I've ever smoked. Also I don't have to smoke my pipe all day any more, because it satisfies me all day! Go get you some and take your time a enjoy and if you can smoke it all day more power to you.
All of these reviews reminds me about the story of The Emperors New Clothes. This stuff smells like cow manure dried out over an open campfire. I had to keep it out in the garage to keep the odor from permeating my house. Thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick to the Virginia, Burley, Cavendish blends.
Nice morning smoke.......mild and smooth. However, that is about it, anything after lunch and this is too mild of a smoke. Smoke it slow to try and get the taste. Like I wrote, after lunch you will be wanting more flavor! So, if you're new to the pipe, you just might get a lot out of Mississippi River! Enjoy
I have been smoking M R for a while and recently have been disapointed in what I am now getting. It is only offered in a can, no longer in bulk, thats OK BUT originally there was no question this was a pressed tobacco, there big chunks. The last two cans I received looked like it was swept up off the floor and put in the can. Someting has changed, PLEASE go back to the original production, I am just about to give up on what was a great tobacco.
Reminds me of Frog Morton's Cellar in some ways. Very mellow a bit of sweetness somewhere in there from my perspective but it's not center stage so it's got a nice balance
After I first tasted this blend with its Latakia and perique in krumble kake form, I immediately ordered a half dozen 8oz tins. To me it's taste was seriously wonderful, but it gave me the feeling that with some age, a few years to sit n chill, it has the strong potential to become a truly Epic tobacco. I say buy as much as you can and cellar it. It will age like a very fine Bordeaux.
I'm just finishing my first, ever, bowl of MS River. It is absolutely outstanding. I've smoked quite a few well known Virginia's, this is the best to date. I will be buying more.
Mississippi River is so right that its hard to improve on what is alresdy been said about it. Smokes smooth in a meer or briar and is one I will always have in my rotation. Hip Hip Hurray!
Every piper out there seemed to rave about this stuff so I had to give it a try. I must say..nicely done! The flavor got better as I smoked it and it burns fairly slow. Very smokey smell, great flavor, will be buying more!
Awesome!!! Loved it! Highly recommended
Well I wanted to say it was so bad that I threw it in the trash !!!!!! just so I could buy it all for my self !! Wow first puff and I was hook YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY IT !!! I wished I had ordered way more
Until this, my favorite was Byzantium. While this is quite different, I was blown away. My first "WOW!" experience with a pipe, after four years of trying different things. I lean towards English over the aromatic blends. This blend was pleasantly thick, with a sweet middle and a peppery accent. It retained its taste through the bowl. It was moist enough to smoke slow, but not so moist it needed to be relit. It caught well… all in all, a nice, firmly pleasant experience.