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What you'll find in Sherlock Holmes pipe tobacco is a straightforward blend of select flue-cured Virginias from around the world along with some rich Burley from Brazil. The Peterson blend is finished with a subtle citrus note that is only faintly noticeable in the flavor. A higher end Virginia blend that's not too overpowering, Sherlock Holmes is a perfect everyday tobacco to keep in your rotation.
Right from opening this tin I had a feeling it would be a tobacco to get used to before it's enjoyed. I thought the smell of it was close to hops, so after I acquired a taste for the Sherlock blend (which I would put it up there as one of my top daily smokes) I thought about seeing how it would fair alongside an IPA. Honestly this tobacco and an IPA go so good together that it has become my after dinner smoke and drink ritual.
This is my go to tobacco... I first sampled it in London, my staple over there had been St. Bruno ready rubbed, but moving to the states had me change brands. Great smoke first thing in the morning, the citrus notes are quite delectable.
The tin note is very sweet with hints of citrus. It was pretty moist so I let it dry for a little before packing. It packs pretty easy and lights up. It is a pretty mild smoke but does have some bite to it if you don't smoke it slow. Thats hard though because it does burn a bit fast. The flavor is an earthy kind with light smoke. Not a bad smoke, but definitely not worthy to be in my rotation. Maybe it can be of better use as a filler to slow burners.
The tin note on this tobacco is a really nice, easy smell that is not overpowering. I thought the tin note had a sweetness to it. The appearance of the tobacco is nice as well. It does have some tongue bite to it. The flavor is straight Va. Smooth and even burning, kind of fast. Overall good tobacco to try, but I'm not sure if it will make a regular rotation.
Nice aroma in the tin. Not bad on the taste buds. A little tongue bite. I've noticed that I have gotten some tongue bite with all the Peterson blends I've tried and that's too bad. I think they are better at making pipes than tobacco.
I use this as a filler to ones that burn to slow.