Not for the faint of heart, this Virginia/Perique blend is composed of red and bright Va's and 25% Perique. Bayou Morning is a Perique lover's delight and one of Cornell and Diehl's most popular blends.
The SP description lays it out. Not for the faint of heart. If you're new to VA/Per's, don't go here. Go with a 10-15% perique.
Also, the particular Perique that C&D uses is very intense. It's dark, oily, musty deliciousness.
The VA's in the bl... Read Moreend are excellent. Sweet, clean favor.
The perique in this blend is above excellent. It's what perique should be. Hints of dark fermented fruit. Only slightly "peppery". A nice loose leaf blend. Packs and lights perfectly, smokes through with only the occasional re-light. No bite, no gurgle, only a small dottle left un-burnt.
Yes, it's full and intense. Yes, it strengthens as the bowl progresses. This is not a "light" blend, and not meant to be. It's heady and them some. I cannot say enough about the perique used here. The VA's are good, but there are lots of good VA's out there. This perique is special - very special.
It's full flavored and totally satisfying. I looked for years for "my" favourite VA/Per - this is it. Heads and shoulder above and C&D blend I've ever tried - I found most of theirs sorta bland. This - this is wonderful. I will be buying pounds of it. Read Less
[Tin/Bag - Sense of mid Brown. Mild vinegar. Mild old leather. Just about right moisture, ready to smoke (5-10 min dry time).]
Yellow hay.false light.
Little spice and bigger yellowed hay/grass. Subtle pepper. Go slow or get a nic hit. Go... Read Moreod grassiness, hint of oak here or there. Tad of the lingering fresh zesty Perique in the retro, like when smelling some pure and fresh. Mild sweet along with almost a tartness at times. Touch of smoke. Can really get the Perique building through on this one, and it weighs in over the Virginias as they move to the background and stay there. Having smoked pure Perique a few times, I highly recommend doing that as this one really shows it off along with the nice subdued Virginias that blend together well. Not sure if the Old Rasputin, I have been sipping along here and there, or the smoke is giving a little haze in the head.
Burns excellent down to a fine grey ash with little to no moisture in bowl. Easily managed with a tamp here and there, although proper drying for about 6 mins really helped. No bite incurred. Seems a little stronger Nic-er than most tobaccos I have enjoyed, even though it is rated a 3 strength at SmokingPipes.
Good any time of day, have had in morn, but it was greatly enjoyable this late eve-to-morn crossover. It's on the buy a pound list for sure. ◄8/10✠Skulls► Read Less
A mixture that is not intended for beginners, but more for the experienced pipe smokers. A mixture of Bright red virginias and 25% Perique makes this mixture unique. Do not smoke it too quickly otherwise you will experience a nicotine bomb. A tasty t... Read Moreobacco but not pleasant for your environment. A tobacco to smoke during a long walk in the woods. It is a nice addition to C & D Bayou Night, where the Latakia is clearly noticeable. Good stuff Folks! Read Less
Estos yankis de C&D me tienen en ascuas por probar más de sus tabacos...
Se carga bien, enciende bien, se fuma de lujo, jamás se calienta ni te emboza la pipa. Y, a pesar de ese 25% no es abrasivo o excesivamente 🌶.
Un blend e... Read Morextraordinario!
Incluso para fumar a diario... Read Less
Have smoked a good 8 tins of this stuff, didn’t find the perique as overwhelming as some have said. Great flavor of just tobacco! Telegraph hill has more of a perique punch, in my opinion. Very well done none the less!
This blend is by far my favorite non-english. The tin note is like a blackberry jam with a hint of hay. the cut is perfect for the moisture content, which is probably a 3 on a scale of 1-10. You do not have to worry about it crumbling to dust when yo... Read Moreu pinch some to stuff it in your pipe. First light is very bright with the aroma of a typical virginia. Flavor is similar with a grassy note, but just the slightest touch of raisin. After you've had a moment to let your charring light mellow out and you begin the true light you are introduced to a entirely new flavor on your pallet. While the grassy note is still front and center, the raisin flavor that you detected before is there, but taking a back seat to an incredible spice that I can only describe as cayenne pepper flakes. As you dive deeper and deeper into the bowl this favor becomes more and more prevalent (kind of like how spices open up in your foods better as leftovers than the first night the meal is cooked). Another great quality I have found with this blend is that it leaves no dottle. Maybe its because the tobacco burns a little hotter, or maybe its because of the dryness of the blend out of the tin, all I know is it must have something to do with Jeremy's masterful handling of this blend! Being a North Louisiana redneck myself, I do have a love for spice in my foods and women, but I was taken aback when I realized how much I enjoyed it in my pipe! This is my everyday smoke which I enjoy typically in the morning and after lunch while still on break. Give it a try! Or don't and you can save it all for me and my fellow VaPer brothers and sisters. Read Less
A solid Virginia Perique blend. It burns nicely, with a good, earthy aroma and flavor from the Perique, matched with the grassy sweetness of the Virginias, and no tongue bite. It's a really good smoke.
Wow! This is instantly my favorite Virginia-Perique. 25% Perique is the perfect ratio. On my very first bowl it lit without any trouble. It starts out rather mild and builds and builds as I get deeper into it. The flavor is slightly sweet with m... Read Moreoments of distinct sugar and subtle peppery spice. It smokes cool and maintains an even mouth feel; never flaring up into too much intensity... not to say it isn't intense. It has depth and intensity of taste in a way that is blissful and completely satisfying. I've been smoking it in the evening with a glass of single malt which I've found to be the right pairing. It's a rare tobacco that burns excellently all the way to the end leaving fine whitish gray ash and minimal dottle. I only ordered an ounce to try it out but I'll definitely be getting much more to smoke through the hot summer afternoons and evenings. It's Va/per season for me and Bayou Morning is my new all day blend! I...love... this ...stuff!!! Read Less
This is my first endeavor into the world of Va/per tobacco and boy did I make an outstanding choice! I am a huge fan of rather strong English blends like Ashton artisan's blend and by the reviews I thought I would give this a try. The cut,moisture of... Read More this tobacco is perfect. When I opened the tin the aroma wasn't over powering and I thought, not for the faint of heart, yeah right. I packed one of my favorite pipes and off we went. It was very smooth and lit easily. The flavor was odd because it was kinda sweet and just a touch spicy. I got to about halfway through the bowl and the spiciness started to pick up. The longer I smoked the spicier it was. What surprised me was it didn't lose the smoothness and gentle sweetness. I finished my bowl and I was reminded of the saying, don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. More appropriately because this tobacco comes in bulk as well. P.s. it would be wise to ease into this tobacco because it does seem to have a very high nicotine content. Enjoy. Read Less
Virginia Perique blends have become my favorite after a year of experimenting. Bayou morning tends to be my go to. Delicious flavors and natural sweetness and spice that only grows as you smoke down the bowl. Love this one.
This blend, is really good, and is pretty strong. This was my first endeavor into VaPers coming from mostly smoking english blends, and I am very satisfied, my only problem, is that I like it SO much that I tend to smoke it too quickly, usually getti... Read Moreng bit a little. But other than my poor discipline, there are no complaints here. Read Less
I wasn’t too big on the flavor, it wasn’t as complex as I was thinking it would be. For some reason it had quite a Vitamin N kick for me when most other “stronger” tins don’t. I can recommend if your looking for something with a buzz to it.
So, as I've said before I'm not a va-per guy but I keep trying them to seek one I like. I'd like to start this off by saying this stuff came WET like stuffed in a tube sockand dragged behind a boat wet. Dumb me didn't check it before I stuffed it bag... Read More and all into a jar. coincidentally it grew some mold.i dumped about an eighth of the bag out to get rid of the moldy stuff and laid it out to dry. Once dried it burned nice and clean. I don't know if it's just the perique in general or the specific perique they used but instead of the peppery taste I've come to expect from perique it just left a faintdirty taste on the back of my tongue. The overall taste wasn't bad despite a slight blandness to it; but needless to say the search continues. Read Less
I admit I'm very biased toward British blends. I thought I would try this as an occasional break just to mix things up. It turns out, I'm not particularly fond of this belend, but it is acceptable. However, I won't order it again.
One of the best va/ps on the market. Maybe even ~the~ best. I know that's a bold statement but so is this tobacco. If you like full flavored va/ps with some punch you'll like this. Just be careful not to jar it too moist.
Having consumed over four pounds of this stuff, and repeatedly coming back for more, I think it's safe to say that I like Bayou Morning quite a bit. It's not punishing when smoked distractedly, and absolutely shines when one takes their time. Moist... Read Moreure is perfect out of the tin/bag. I like this version a bit better than the flake, but both have their merits. Read Less
Based on the reviews and ingredients I ordered a pound of this when it was on sale (I'm a big VaPer fan). I found it to be very disappointing when fresh - a bit of spiciness (almost burning on the retrohale) and a touch of sweetness, but no tobacco ... Read Moreflavor. I'm a former cigarette smoker and this reminded me of spicy cigarette tobacco. After trying it in various pipes with various packing methods I gave up and jarred the rest. I just came back to it after about 6 months aging. Better, but still nothing to get excited about. There's a bit more Virginia tobacco flavor now, and the spiciness is still there but it's still nothing great. I'll give it a another year in the jars this time before sampling it again. I suspect this one demands aging (and I've found that to be true with many C&D bulk tobaccos - maybe because of the high turnover in sales). I also suspect this is 'manufactured perique' (made with added flavorings rather than the traditional processing). This would have been a 1.5 star review for the fresh tobacco, but it gained a star with the 6 months aging. Will update the review in another year, but for now I'm still not impressed. Read Less
This stuff is great! After reading about the perique content I was expecting it to bash me over the head but it didn't. Instead I got a blend I can smoke all day that is well behaved and tasty from start to finish.
As the name suggests,morning is a nice time to smoke this.Smoke slowly,and the flavor come out,and you won't get bitten.alternate with a sip of coffee,this will clean off the palette and amplify the flavor,just stand by for a little nicotine.
Bayou Morning must be a favourite because I keep on ordering more?
Very easy to pack a bowl with and the gravity fill method is ideally suited to this tobacco due to it's dryer state and fairly small cut.
Just because this is a dry tobacco is not t... Read Moreo say it's without taste, albeit not in the same way as a gloopy aromatic does
I can smell the Virginias but for me, this blend is about the Perique. My morning smoke of choice on a regular basis as it wakes me up with a few retro-hales!..very peppery on the nose which I like
As one reviewer has said already, it does smoke and burn smooth.
I shall definitely continue to keep some Bayou Morning at hand and some cellared. Read Less
Pack your bowl, light your bowl, then put your seatbelt on because this is a strong one. As a new smoker I was brought low by the big Kaywoodie bowl that I foolishly puffed away at. I did however enjoy the taste and aroma and believe this will be o... Read Morene that I’ll grow into. A strong learning lesson though. Read Less
This C&D blend caught me by surprise. I was expecting spicy tongue tingle and what I got was a sweet earthy smoke. Room note is pretty great too, almost a cross between grandpa's pipe and a really great cigar. This blend has just the right amount... Read More of strength and taste. It's not too strong and the tobacco flavor really shines in this blend as does the sweetness from the Virginias. I bought an ounce to try and now I'm going to have to get some more and cellar some for later and have some for now. Read Less
I can smoke this all day, and the bulk offering makes it that much easier. I would put it just below Haddo’s in terms of flavor, but being available in bulk means I end up smoking more of it. I highly recommend if you like a spicier Va/Per.
I've been smoking Bayou Morning for years and it is one blend that I always keep around. I consider it an essential tobacco. Not overly complex but it checks a lot of boxes for me. It packs and burns easily, comes at a good moisture level, contains a... Read More good level of nicotine to satisfy but not overwhelm. I love the sweetness of the Virginia and the Perique level is just right. As the name suggests, I typically start most mornings with this blend. Highly recommended. Read Less
At first I was a bit turned off because it was so spicy. After another bowl or two, I think the tobacco had gotten a little air and seemed to mellow out. Now I'm just loving it! It's got a lot of spice, but the Virginias are really rich and tangy. Th... Read Moree smoke is beautifully creamy and the broken flake smokes like a dream. I think it's the best burning tobacco I've ever had actually. It's perfect right out of the tin and just stays lit, never bites and smokes to the bottom. It is also pretty strong in nicotine, which I like. I've also used it for mixing into other lighter VaPers to add some spice and it's perfect for that too. I've already ordered more! Read Less
I’m not a fan of Bayou Evening. At all. Was hesitant to try this. WOW! Just a no-thrills VaPer that’s very approachable for novice and pros. I find something new with it every time. Perique isn’t too powerful but it’s there and the VAs are gras... Read Moresy and citrusy. Great for a morning pipe. Read Less
This blend might just have readily been named "Every Morning" for the number of times I reach for it as a day starting blend. It smokes reliably well with every bowl and the flavors pair expertly with a cup of hot coffee. I will always have... Read More this one on hand and in the cellar as a faithful performer to start my day right. VaPer lovers who don't mind a light casing and enjoy C&D blends generally will love Bayou Morning. Read Less
Well, this is a tobacco you must try. Especially if you are new to pipesmoking. It is quite strong and has a lot of good perique and good virginias. This will tell you if you love perique or not, and if you like stronger smokes or not. I do not have... Read More my pipe in the mouth for the whole day therefor i hate all-day-tobaccos, they give me the feeling that i have wasted my time. This is pure joy for me. I absolutely love perique and this has always been a wonderful experience. Even when i was new to pipe smoking. Keep a drink next to you. Your mouth may get dry. And always go slow when smoking virginias. Read Less
Not sure if the current Bayou Morning blend is the same as my 9.5-year-old tin of 067 Bayou Morning that I just opened is, but this tin is excellent. This really must have aged well. A sweet, full bodied, notes of fruit and a great aroma. A truly del... Read Moreicious smoke that I will be stocking up on. Read Less
The tin aroma is tangy and sweet. This blend started off tasting sweet and tangy. Around the mid-bowl point, the Perique stepped in and added some spice and pepper notes to the flavor. It left a very pleasant aftertaste on the palate. This is a very ... Read Moregood blend that is balanced out well. Read Less
Bulk purchase. Virginia base, perique forward. Fairly sharp but well balanced. I enjoy this as an evening smoke. Medium plus on the N factor. This is a mainstay in my rotation.
After nearly two years of jar time the perique has mellowed and the sha... Read Morepe edges have faded. This is definitely one to stock up on. Read Less
I have been smoking this for years and really don't do reviews but I can recommend this 100% for those who like the Virginia/Perique blend style of tobacco. It's strong with a much stronger Perique component than most. I actually prefer the tinned ve... Read Morersion (Bayou Morning Flake) as I think it has an even stronger perique component, but this bulk version is much more cost effective. Read Less
I have been smoking this since its conception. I get an enjoyable 'sugar' taste on the tongue and that wonderful 'pepper spice' on the retro hale. Give it some aging time and it will only improve! It never disappoints and is always a great smoke! It ... Read Moreprobably burns a bit fast but I am a fast puffer unfortunately. I'm still working on that one! Read Less
This one really won me over with time. I didn't think to much of my first tin but I was intrigued enough to buy some more in bulk form. This is a major player in the VaPer scene and it's gaining popularity for good reason. I hear some say that C&... Read MoreD do not have high grade VA's but I think this blend in of itself disproves that theory. The VA's are full of depth and richness, full flavored and absolutely satisfy my VA cravings. The perique used (%25) adds a whole other dimension to this blend that really takes it up a notch compared to the majority of the VaPers that are on the market today. If you are sensitive to Perique, please stay far away from this blend, Those of you who enjoy it and can't seem to get enough of it, look no further as this will definitely satisfy. An all day smoke in my book and the nicotine satiates my cravings and I constantly need nicotine flowing through these veins.
Essential. Read Less
I have enjoyed about 9 pipe-fulls of this blend, and I'm loving every minute of it. Very flavorful without any bitterness or too much spice. I ordered in bulk, and moisture content seems perfect as the bowl smoke to nothing but ash every time. It is ... Read Morea strong vitamin N blend, which is fine with me, but if nicotine is an issue for you be careful to not inhale too much. I will be ordering more, and am eager to try Bayou Evening as well. Read Less
I think this is an overrated blend. Or maybe I am not a diehard VaPer fan? I liked St. James Flake, this blend seemed like it was only slightly more Perique. The blend is fine enough, but nothing overtly exciting. Also, the Va's leave me and my house... Read More smelling like I smoked a cig, which is not appealing at all. In fact, where it says room note it should have "Marlboro" listed. I am moving away from blends that are greater proportion Va for that reason. I would like my tobacco to remind me of pipe tobacco, not a cig. If that's your thing, go for it, but I think this blend in overrated. Read Less
I love this blend, the perique content is perfect and it's balanced perfectly, not to spicy or to sweet and it's got a decent nicotine content for a morning smoke. It pairs nicely with a cup of coffee and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. It's probably a... Read Moren excellent smoke for anytime of day, but I prefer it in the morning. Read Less
Delicious, abundant fruity Perique flavour on opening the tin. Beautiful red and bright Virginias in a medium Ribbon Cut. The tin label states: 25 % of Perique. “A whole lot”, is my first thought. Actually, it is far away from being a Perique bomb!
... Read MoreExcellent smoking conditions. I had never ever guessed that there is as much as 25 % of Perique in this mixture. The Perique is always there, fruity and peppery, often taking the lead, but never covers up the Virginias. I can detect bread notes, very little hay and no grass notes. The flavour range of this mixture is limited, but eventually leads to a well balanced, tasteful Va/Per mixture with quite some backbone. Normally I prefer aged, matured, dark Virginias. Nevertheless, these red and bright Virginias are well selected, very tasteful and donate a welcome, light, natural sweetness. No tongue-burns. Soft, pleasant nose-tingle on retro-hale. Nice mouth-feel and aftertaste.
I do not recommend DGT (Delayed Gratification Technique) with this mixture, although it is generally recommendable with Virginias. Here it leads to an unpleasant, acrid taste. Once lit, finish your bowl. Over all a harmonious, tasteful, top level Va/Per mixture. One of the best Perique forward Va/Pers on the market. It’s among my favourites now. Read Less
Didn't get the complexity that many have talked about in their reviews. Perique was too far in the back, and the smoke was quite harsh, leaving an unpleasant mouthfeel that didn't really draw me in for another round. I'm sure it can be appreciated th... Read Moree way it should, but I'm not the guy for that. There are other great Va/Pers out there that I will continue to enjoy. Read Less
Truly not for the faint of heart. Best enjoyed in a small to medium bowl for me. A great middle of the day and evening smoke. I enjoy the taste - pepper - and the entire experience.
Update-decided this is my favorite tobacco. Stored a jar for a fe... Read Morew weeks and it only got better. Read Less
I know choosing a tobacco is hard and we all struggle with this adventure but that's the fun. Now this little gem of absolute magnificent smokery is one of my new favorites easy to light and keep lit. Its and easy smoke to get lost in I genuinely e... Read Morenjoyed this blend kudos. Read Less
Bayou Morning is a stand-out VaPer. Excellent tin aroma. The bright Virginia gives the blend some hay flavors. The red Virginia is earthy and sweet. The Perique is BOLD with lots of spice, pepper, and a fermented fruit note. The two tobaccos marry pe... Read Morerfectly. Not a complex blend but a very strong VaPer with a great taste and room note. Read Less
For me, this was surprisingly smooth and mild. With 25% perique, I expected a lot more spic, but found the overall flavor mildly peppery, a little tannic, and somewhat earthy. The nicotine is present but not powerful (I have a high tolerance), and th... Read Moree smoke is cool and dry. It's not the sweet, tangy spice you expect from a Va/Per, but its excellent nonetheless. Read Less
The Virginias have light sweetness and pleasant flavors. And the Periques have some peppery spicy. Great taste and pleasant flavor. It might be a bit hard to smoke while the tobacco is dry. If it is a bit more moisturized, It can be milder I think. M... Read Moreoisturizing is your choice. I recommend you to smoke these with watermelon in hot summer. This is the best choice in hot weather. Read Less
at first this was to much for my taste, dry and perique over-powering. Then I emptied from a sealed glass jar to my Siglo 6 cohiba box, added humidifying stones and allowed to moisten. the flavours are softer. A moning pick me up blend. It is interes... Read Moreting that so many like this blend. Read Less
The tin note is a smoky chocolate with hints of raisin. The false light brings out a bitter sweet chocolate note. This is present throughout the bowl with a spicy black pepper addition beginning mid-bowl and to the end. The blend stays interesting th... Read Moreroughout so it'd be great as an all day or morning, evening smoke. Left very little dottle and burned well. Lights and packs easy as well. Smoked this in a Savinelli Spring 614. Read Less
1 match lit my pipe, no more lights required through whole bowl, smoked in a SweetBrown old school 9mm Sardinian briar.
On lighting pleasant virginian hay notes at the fore, decent amount of perique building as bowl burns down, pleasant melding of th... Read Moree tobaccos with faint citrus overtones, maybe a light dressing of brown sugar but no other casings evident, fair nicotine hit, light tingling
of the nose from pleasing vapors, zero tongue
bite, flavour fairly constant throughout the bowl, and no aftertaste, have to agree with Bill a most excellent VaPer.
something you should give a try, dont worry about the perique, it's a good buddy and you'll hardly know it's there, greetings from Adelaide, South Australia, Vap on !!! Read Less
As a committed vaper smoker I cannot disagree more with the other review of this tobacco. The Virginias are very sweet and are of high quality presenting earthy sweetness. You have to love Perique to want this blend and it is a great addition to the ... Read Moreoverall enjoyment of the spicy flavour and overall taste throughout the bowl. There may not be a variety of flavours in this smoke but I for one don't need it. Strength of the taste is a plus yet I could smoke this all day. I feel it is redundant to mention the price of this tobacco in terms of the value you get from other much more expensive vapers but you can sit around and wait until Dunbar comes on the market again or enjoy this. Read Less
If you want to know what a cigar, cigarette and pipe tobacco taste like all at once, than this blend is for you!! This is my 3rd C&D blend and all taste more like cigarette tobacco than pipe tobacco imo. Very rough around the edges and unrefined.... Read More The only redeeming factor for me was the perique which was in the background. Had to quit mid bowl due to the wallop of nicotine delivered. Read Less
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