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Peterson Connoisseur's Choice

Peterson Connoisseur's Choice begins with bright and red flue-cured tobaccos and premium black Cavendish to which some rubbed-out flake is added. A mixture of sweet fruit, warm vanilla and zesty rum essences is applied to give the blend a wonderful room note and a smooth and enjoyable flavor. For aromatic lovers, this truly is a Connoisseur's Choice.

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Overall Rating 4.32 out of 5 Based on 31 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Peterson Connoisseur's Choice”

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3 out of 5
outdoors smoke
Peterson's Connoiseur's Choice is a pretty good blend. It has a pleasing flavor, but tends to bite if not smoked REALLY slow. Around my house it is an 'outdoors smoke' due to the not so pleasing room note.
5 out of 5
One of the Better Aromatics
I like this blend, though I smoke aromatics rarely, I’m glad to have found this one; it’s not coated in flavoring, it is a blend where the flavoring compliments the tobacco, instead of masks the taste of bad tobacco, like many aromatics do.
5 out of 5
Peterson Connoisseur's Choice
My favorite bulk aromatic. The flavor is fantastic, and this is the tobacco I usually smoke when I go out in public because of the incredible aroma. I keep hoping that P&C will also offer bulk Peterson Nutty Cut and Sweet Killarney.
5 out of 5
I love it!
It's mild, yet flavorful. I am a new pipe smoker and I like this much better than the other flavors I have tried. I highly recommend it.
4 out of 5
Tahiti In A Pipe Bowl
As an aromatic guy, this one definitely fits in my top 10 tobaccos with ease. I call it Tahiti In A Pipe Bowl as it is a very tropical and fruity smoke. It tends to be a little dry in the tin and in bulk, so some hydration is required in my opinion but if you get it moist and burn it slow, it is a wonderful smoke.
4 out of 5
Good stuff
This stuff is complex, yet subtle. Nothing is overwhelming. Good blend of peppery, nutty and something else I can't quite place. Oh well. It's good. Burns good. Room notes are good. Little to no bite, granted I get tongue bite very easily. Not too moist. One of the few Peterson tobaccos I really like.
5 out of 5
This is my go to tobacco. It's mild with low nicotine. Nice room note. An all day smoker. No tounge bite. If your a mild fan buy it. Strong tobacco lovers not for you.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Smooth and no tartness at the end.
1 out of 5
Great pipes, blah tobacco
Peterson makes great pipes but their tobacco has continued to disappoint. I have tried 6 of theirs and all smelled decent, but disappointed when smoked. I will not be buying any more of their tobacco.
5 out of 5
A new favorite
I like a milder blend and this is one of the best. It's now on my rotation list.
3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Good, but not as good as the tin.
I discovered Peterson Connoisseur Choice in the tin about 15 years ago, and it's probably my favorite commercial-blend tobacco. The bulk Connoisseur Choice is fine but doesn't have the same flavor or aroma as the tin. When this bag is gone, I probably won't try it again because P&C has other bulk flavors I like better.
4 out of 5
Just one new pipe smokers thoughts
Fairly new to pipe smoking, (started in March). Was a non smoker before that. I've been burning up 1Q, Prince Albert, Captain Black in White and Royal Blue in a few different pipes. I bought a small amount of P.C.C. to try as well as Dunhill's E.M.P. First pipe full was enjoyable. Got a good "N" vitamin buzz first time!!!!! Had a few more pipe fulls since them, (I usually only have 1 pipe a day. After work, when I'm "tinkering" in the work shop, or out on the water fishing). Over all I like it as a change of pace, the few bowls of it I've smoked tasted good. Would I buy it again, most likely I'll keep a jar of it on the shelf! Joe Remember, take any advice I give with a can of beer er 2!
1 out of 5
Not my thing!
Nope! Just not my thing at all!
5 out of 5
Peterson Connoisseur’s Choice - Bulk
Until I found out that the term « English Tobaccos » indicated a tobacco comprising Latakia, I always used to think of tobaccos like Peterson Connoisseur’s Choice as English tobaccos because their smell was immediately evocative of the British Isles to my memory when, years ago, that distinct aroma could be smelled everywhere in the UK. Peterson Connoisseur’s Choice offers a very enjoyable smoke with a pleasant fragrance and a subtle fruity taste. As flavoring as it smells. Straight from the jar to the pipe without previous drying out. No bite and no gurgling. Very mild and perfect for a mid-morning smoke. I ordered a small quantity to try it out. I definitely shall order a larger one on my next order.
5 out of 5
This is a true-balance Aromatic Blend.
The maple & rum flavoring (in tin, room note, and bowl) balanced with the citrus, is what makes this a unique and excellent aromatic blend from Peterson.
5 out of 5
Peterson's Connoisseur's Choice
Loved it the first time I bought and ounce I had reorder...only more this time!
4 out of 5
Smooth Aromatic
Nice blend of cav with tasty but not overpowering smell/taste. A bit of an amaretto and light orange zest type of flavor. 4/5
5 out of 5
A smooth and pleasant aromatic with a touch of spice!
This is a well-balanced aromatic (Black cavendish with Red & Golden Virginias) with a good blend of citrus, vanilla, rum, and delicious maple flavored (both tin and room notes). It is smooth but also has a slight zing to it. A winner from Peterson!
4 out of 5
Very Nice
As a new pipe smoker I enjoy Cavendish's overall. This was purchased because of the reviews, the smell and aroma is very nice and no tongue bite. The is a lot of fruit going on here. Overall a very soothing tobacco.
5 out of 5
A change from Ashton Guilty Pleasure.
Yes, I smoke aromatics. It keeps the peace in my home and allows me to partake of my pastime indoors during the winter months. I alternate between Guilty Pleasure and Connoisseur's Choice for a little variety and find that the Peterson blend is slightly sweeter and the Ashton has a little more of the flavor from the flake tobacco. Both are excellent and can be interchanged without tainting your briar pipe. No tongue bite from either if smoked correctly. A bit moist out of the tin but dries to a nice smokable texture in a pouch very well. Room note is very nice. Recommended highly if you like quality aromatics.
5 out of 5
I have been searching for the right tobacco for some time and finally stumbled on the perfect blend, no burn on the tongue, but yet bold flavor, perfection!
5 out of 5
Has it All
I enjoy Peterson blends in general. This has it all! Great pouch aroma, great taste, great room note and easy on the tongue. I'll be back for more.
3 out of 5
A little disappointed
I have to say that I was a little disappointed in this blend, especially after reading all of the high reviews. Don't get me wrong; the smell in the bag was fantastic and the citrus really comes through. But it burns--I don't--bitter isn't the word, but it did have a bitter taste for me. There wasn't a lot of the flavor that I was expecting. It burned a little hot for me, and I was taking my time with it. I purchased it in 1oz bulk so I'll finish out the bag but I won't buy this again.
5 out of 5
Makes the pipe an enjoyable experience for novices!
Smoking a pipe should be enjoyable, especially for the novice and this label will not disappoint any pipe smoker of any stripe. If you enjoy aromatics then this is your blend in my opinion. Great nose right from the opening of the can and the flavor is simply wonderful. The room note cannot be beat either and the strength level makes this blend a wonderful everyday smoke from beginning to end. This is my current favorite.
5 out of 5
Peterson delivers again!
Peterson Connoisseur's Choice was excellent! Can't wait to order again.
5 out of 5
Smooth to the last puff
This tobacco tastes great, smells great and is smooth to the last puff. No bite near the end like others. You won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Connoisseur's Choice
Great aroma opening the tin. Mild non biting. Bursts with different flavors throughout the entire smoke. Very pleasant room note. Very satisfied with this tobacco and will get it again.
5 out of 5
Buttery Rum
I am generally an English blend pipe smoker, this was an exception as I love Peterson's pipes and this was my first foray into their tobacco. I have become something of a fan of this tobacco. It has little to no tongue bite and has a delicious buttery rum flavour. Its smokes smoothly and reduces to a nice ash. I am definitely adding this to my daily rotation.
5 out of 5
My longtime favorite
I've been a pipe smoker for 16 years and prefer aromatics. Connoisseur's Choice is by far my favorite. There's no bite to it and I can actually smell and taste the first 5-10 bowls (every other flavor I can only smell and taste the first bowl or two), so I alternate. The only thing I don't like about it is it's hard to spell!
5 out of 5
Connoisur's Choice
This is one of my favorite tobaccos. I keep trying new ones, but always go back to this one. The "fruity" flavor has no after taste. Smooth smoke from the first light, to last tamp. And "BITE" is not even in the vocabulary with this tin of tobacco! If you haven't tried it, don't wait. You'll being adding this one to your list of the MOST SMOKED tobaccos!
Customer Testimonials
Did not enjoy this at all. Is it the same blend as the tinned version?
Wow....out of the park home run. Let it dry a little before packing. Tin note very a xmas fruit cake. Upon lighting a great flavor hits you. Not overpowering, but pleasant. I personally did not pick up the Maple flavor, but did notice the rum and vanilla. Room note is amazing, very pleasing. Burned well, only had to relight one mid way through. Was a pure joy to smoke. I had to slow down....found myself puffing fast just to enjoy the flavor.
First time with Petersons Connoisseur's Choice.Terrible thing happened. Started smoking it yesterday and loved it 100% hands down.Left for work today and naturally had my pipes with me.OH NO-Left my tobacco home.For 8+ hours I could taste and almost smell that wonderful aroma and taste.Thats how good this tabacco is.Home now and the taste and aroma are filling me and my office,it is pure pleasure no BS. If you want to try something that really fills the void in aeros this is it.TROPICIAL fruit and MAGIC. Try it and if you smoke aeros you will find yourself re-ordering. One day I can afford a Peterson, but for now it is pure pleasure in this corn cob.
Man oh man there's a lot of stuff going on here. Tropical fruit, Maple, Vanilla and Rum. Virginias, Golden, Reds and flakes. Black cavendish. Throw it all together and what have you got ? Connoisseur's Choice, or should it be called Connoisseur's Aromatic Choice. Either way this is really good stuff. With a little drying out time you will be greeted with a top notch sweet and tasty aromatic smoke with minimal bite. Even when puffed hard all you get is a mild and manageable bite telling you to slow down a bit. Quality tobaccos, highly aromatic, very nice intermingling between the two. It's all there!
This was a very mild smoke, very fruity and flavor. Had to leave the tin open overnight,it was kind of moist. Loved it.
Peterson Connoisseur's Choice is a quite pleasant smoke, and unlike many aromatics actually tastes like it smells--fruitcake with rum to my palate. If you'd like to enjoy a mild smoke with great flavor that has the perk of getting deep nods of approval from the noses of those not enjoying a bowl I'd highly recommend this blend. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
This has some great flavor, it's definitely mild and no tongue burn. I found when I got it in that it was very wet so I let it sit out for a few days with the lid off of the can to let it dry out, but after that it was great! Highly recommended!