Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding is a was created by Joe Lankford, for the Seattle Pipe Club. This pipe tobacco was so popular, that Joe had to turn over production over to Pipes & Cigars. Joe simply couldn’t keep up with the demand.


It is a highly rated English blend and can be tough to get your hands on. As of this review P&C’s is completely sold out. I would be really curious to see if I could get my hands on some the original Plum Pudding Joe blended himself before handing production over.


Here we go!

Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding

Brand: Seattle Pipe Club

Package: 3.5/2 OZ Tins & Bulk

Style: Non-Aromatic English

Tobacco Used: Cavendish, Latakia, Perique, Turkish, Virginia

Casing: None

Cut: Crumble Cake

Bowls Smoked: Countless

Date Purchased/Received: 1/27/2015

Pipe(s) Used: DE Tsuge Churchill

Price Point: $4.25 per OZ in bulk

Purchased: Purchased from P&C


Quick Note: I am working out a rating system, so stay tuned :)


Tin/Jar Note: Had a peat smell with some sweetness from the Cavendish. There is a bit of a sour twang to it which reminds me of really good Esteli ligero.

Tobacco Strength: Medium

Room Note: Enjoyable considering most English blends do not have the best room note.

Flavors: I know I will get crap for this but the Plum Pudding is a very creamy pipe tobacco. It was crazy how silky and dry the bowl remained all the way until the end. There is sweetness but it is balanced out by the spice from the Latakia. At points I swear I am getting salt but I could be wrong. The Perique takes a back seat in the blend and I can’t even tell it is present. The flavors become deeper the more I smoke the bowl and show notes of wood, earth, and almost a black pepper. There is a tang to it but it couples well with the sweetness.

Conclusion: God I love it. I love it is full bodied but the strength doesn’t kill you. I love the crumble cake format since it lets the flavors marry but is super easy for a novice like me to rub out enough for a bowl. Giggity. The Plum Pudding billows smoke, remains cool, is easy to prepare, and one of the most multi-dimensional pipe tobaccos I have smoked so far. I love how the flavors transition and the body and strength change as I progress into the bowl.

Rating: This has been IMHO the best pipe tobacco I have smoked to date. I really wish it was in stock because I would buy about ten ounces; five ounces I would keep out to smoke and then five ounces would be cellared for the long run. I believe this is a pipe tobacco everyone should try at least once.

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Comment by Fast Jimmy on March 4, 2015 at 7:54am

nice review. This is taking on a life of its own... and I don't mind one bit!

Comment by RobbyRas on March 4, 2015 at 10:15am

love that puuuuuuddin

Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on March 4, 2015 at 11:29am

What do you mean?

Comment by Fast Jimmy on March 4, 2015 at 11:36am

the pipes and pipe tobacoo around here... I like that there is information about it here.

Comment by Marc on March 4, 2015 at 7:12pm

I dig the Plum Pudding. I also scored some Mississippi River. John from Seattle, who blended both of these knows what he is doing.


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