Ink Review: Papier Plume Sazerac

Papier Plume released five inks in 2016, each ink based on a color found in New Orleans, and called the New Orleans collection. Each bottle is about 30 ml of ink, and created in small batches in the US. I purchased my bottle of ink from Papier Plume. According to their website:

"The third ink in our series is based off the world famous New Orleans cocktail, The Sazerac.  It’s America’s first cocktail, in 2008 it became the Official Cocktail of New Orleans and now it’s familiar orange-red hue flows through your fountain pen.

Created in the 1830’s it originally was made with Cognac and Absinthe.  Today it is generally made with Rye Whiskey, Herbsaint, Peychaud Bitters, sugar, and garnished with a lemon peel. We encourage you to enjoy this ink responsibly, and remember, it’s an ink, so don’t drink."

Above is a picture of the swabs of the Papier Plume New Orleans Collection.

The bottle: 

The bottle is glass with a metal lid, with a wax seal attached to the lid. The bottle is 30 ml of ink.

The color...

Sazerac is a light orange with a little bit of shading. There is no sheen. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the spring.

In ink drops, Sazerac appears very dark compared to how it looks in writing.

Feathering: Sazerac had low feathering on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers. 

Ghosting (show through): Sazerac had low ghosting on all of the papers except the Baron Fig paper.

Shading: Sazerac had low shading on Tomoe River paper, and a tiny bit of shading on Rhodia and Leuchtturm. 

Bleeding: Sazerac only bled on Baron Fig paper.

Swabs for comparison, left to right: Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake, Papier Plume Sazerac, and Diamine Flowers Marigold. Click here to see swabs and links to all of the Papier Plume inks I have reviewed so far.

Left to right: Robert Oster Ng Special '16, Robert Oster Tangerine, and Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin. Click here for swabs and links to all of the orange inks I have reviewed so far.

Longer writing:

I liked the little bit of shading that showed up on Tomoe River paper, using a medium nib. I was surprised that the longer it dried the darker it got. The ink seemed a lot lighter, then a few shades darker as it dried. 

Cost wise, Sazerac is a very cost effective ink at 8 dollars per 30 ml bottle. Overall, I think it's a nice spring orange with a little bit of shading. 

Disclaimer, I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.