C&D's Bayou Night is a Scottish type blend of Latakia, Perique, Virginias, Turkish, and Burleys that boasts a heavier Perique component than normally found in a classic Scottish blend. A full smoke that is surprisingly cool on the palate.
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It's an English blend, with all your usual suspects...excuse me, a Scottish blend of Burley, Latakia, Orientals, Perique, Virginia...like you've smoked in a hundred different blends, right?
This is different.
Someone left the Estrogen out of this ... Read Moreone.
You might not like this.
Millennial's may be offended.
This blend doesn't care about you.
It's not going to hug you if you cry.
This is artistry.
Bold Perique forward, yet all the subtle nuances of the blend come through.
Truly sublime. Read Less
This is the best perique-latakia blend i have ever smoked. The amount of perique is impressive but you need not to worry, it's excellent quality perique with a lot of flavour. Latakia is not overwhelming but present the entire smoke. Red virginias ar... Read Moree there, tangy. The only weak point of this mixture is the burley which is harsh and unnecesary. Read Less
Not for me but maybe someone who enjoys a lot of spice in their tobacco finds this enjoyable too. I find it to be harsh on tongue and on retrohale, and ashy twoards the bottom of the bowl with a bit offensive smell both in the bag and around you when... Read More you smoke it. Read Less
So below I mentioned I didn’t taste the Latakia and that it only tasted like a VaPer. Now, two days into enjoying this blend I can say now that the Latakia has finally popped up and is definitely tasting more like an English than it was yesterday. No... Read Morew I had received this in the mail mid day and had already enjoyed six bowls of strong English and Balkan blends. So by the time I had this blend in n the pipe I was only able to taste the Perique. Now it definitely smokes and tastes like an English with some real fine Perique and must say, I think I found a new favorite for myself. My Lord this is such a beautiful, wonderful blend!!! Don’t know if I’ll be able to enjoy all my other blends as much as I’ve been. Just fantastic!!! I’ve been smoking pipes nearly 30years and to give you an idea of this blend’s quality, this is my first review of any tobacco, Period! And I love many blends but this, this blend....PRIMO!!! Read Less
I love English/Balkan Blends as my first pick while enjoying a nice VaPer as a retreat. So when I read the content make-up which includes Latakia I was sold. Opening the tin I didn’t notice much Latakia and further has a wonderful sweet bread aroma m... Read Moreuch like a heavy Perique VaPer. Definitely couldn’t smell Latakia. Lighting the first bowl and their subsequents tasted very high-end VaPery with a bold, creamy retro hale. That of Very High-End, Top Shelf VaPer milieu and extremely gratifying. Carry’s on quite well without the discerning, bold qualities of Latakia. A+++ in my book! Thank you C&D! Read Less
I've been on a quest to find a suitable replacement for my beloved and no longer available McClelland St. James Wood. While this isn't that, I enjoyed my first bowl tonight and it was delightful. In fact, its flavor reminded of another favorite, th... Read Moree nearly extinct Elizabethan Blend from Dunhill. One could argue that this what the Elizabethan Blend wants to be when it grows up. It hits all the right notes for me, the latakia elements really balance the Virginias and the perique ties it all together. This is definitely a strong blend and makes for a nice after dinner smoke with a nightcap of your favorite scotch. I look forward to an afternoon meditative smoke with this blend. Great work C&D! Read Less
Meanwhile, a lot of C & D Mics has tried and this Bayou night is another fantastic tobacco. Not too heavy, pleasant room scent, no tongue bites, no excessive nicotine hit. Just nice to smoke in a meerschaum or bruyéré pipe. Great job from the ble... Read Morenders of C & D. When i'm writing this, i'm enjoing te Bayou Night! Read Less
Mainly burley and a crap ton of perique...with just a sprinkle of the other tobaccos added for character. Good, strong smoke but pretty intense on the spice so some folks might not like it for that. Worth a try tho!
This one is not for me.
Added to my last order on a whim, based solely on the description online. I should have done a bit more research, I guess, as the description does NOT prepare the smoker for a full-face hit of deeply fermented, cigar-like ta... Read Moreste and aroma. If I had stopped to think about how Perique is made, I might have clued in....
To be fair, I am not a cigar guy, so your mileage may vary greatly with this blend. All I tasted from start to mid-bowl when I had to put the pipe down was cigar. None of the other component tobaccos came through at all for me, not even the typical perique spice.
I'm rating this a 1 star for me, and will cellar the 2 oz I bought and see what it's light in 6 months or so. Read Less
One of the reviews I read before buying this tobacco referred to it as a "spice bomb." Well, I must have received a bad batch. I think the blender forgot to add the Perique and/or the Latakia. While the blend packed and burned very well wi... Read Moreth ample smoke, it was simply devoid of any "spice." I really enjoy several of C&D's blends, in particular Morley's Best, this was a disappointment. I'm going to give it another try in a couple of days just to be sure. Read Less
The perique plays the leading role in this blend offering the tannic mouthfeel characteristic for this varietal. The perique also offers a peppery spice with subtle sweet plum and fig. The stoved VA and burley interplay presenting a mild tangy citrus... Read More co-mingling with the nutty and woody burley. The stoved VA offers itself with a deeper flavor and more subdued sweetness. The orientals appear more pronounced around midbowl but still come forward as herbal, slightly earthy.....almost hinting at fungal, with slight floral undertones. The latakia compliments the richer profile of the VA but isn't aggresive in any sense of the word; I have to really concentrate to isolate it from this blend's overall complexity. Not being a huge fan of perique, I can't offer it more than 3 stars but believe a perique lover would easily give this another star at least. I would give it 4/5 stars for complexity only because the latakia is too far hidden for me to grant a clean sweep in that respect. Overall this blend is a suitable blend for the experienced piper and offers an enjoyable smoke.
Smoked fresh in a Savinelli 673ks. Burns cool down to a fine ash with no bite and minimal relights. It generates very little moisture during smoking. Read Less
I went into a bowl of Bayou Night not expecting too much. It sounded, from the description, sort of like Nightcap. By the end of the bowl, I was surprised by how much I liked it. Its not Nightcap, but its really good on its own. The burley and periqu... Read Moree make it great, while the latakia, Orientals, and Virginias are great supporting players. The supposedly high nicotine wasn't a big deal for me, but your mileage may vary. I highly recommend this awesome C&D blend. Read Less
This is a delicious blend with full flavor from top to bottom of the bowl. Be warned though, gents, puff too fast and you will be hit with vitamin N that may make it impossible to stand, and retrohale a full drag and your nose may burn off your face.... Read More
One of my favorites. Read Less
If you like Perique monsters, look no further. There’s enough of it here to make even the most experienced smokers’ nasal passages twinge. I like this blend in small doses straight, usually in a MM Diplomat cob, but it is really great for mixing, too... Read More.
If you let it cellar, the Perique seems to lose some of the “horseradish twinge” and gets more of the raisin/fig character. It’ll still be spicy though. Also, plenty of vitamin N here. Read Less
This is a blend for those backyard campfire nights, or late night fishing on your jon boat. Full and bold, the latakia is very forward and the perique just takes that mesquite-ness to the next level. Very savory!!
I realy like ths blend. It would be my everyday smoke except for one thing. The one thing is me, not the tobacco. It makes me cough! I am not going to stop buying it I am just going to be more careful with it.
I liked this blend for the first 5 minutes of the bowl. It starts off really nice with rich flavor, smokiness and mild spice… then it all goes muddled harshness and takes on a dry vegatal quality. The perique takes center stage and merges with the ... Read Moreburley to quickly dominate the entire profile of the smoke. The latakia whispers every once in a while but never has a chance to shine for long. Halfway into the bowl it transitions into a bitter "bad cigar" like mouth feel and taste. The nicotine is a bit much towards the end to the point the juice just isn't worth the squeeze. I don't mind a stronger kicking but this just seems like getting suckerpunched for no good reason. After a half dozen bowls I'm not a fan of this blend. I know lots of people enjoy Bayou Night. I'm gonna reach out to my pipe smoker friends to see if anyone might want some free tobacco. Read Less
Pretty good stuff. I smoke pretty heavy English blends so this is one of my regular go to blends for something "sweet". Has a delicious "sweet fruity" tin note and pretty good peppery kick in it. Seems to be high in vitamin N too.... Read More Worth a trying a sample at least. As a previous reviewer described it - Delightful! Read Less
Bayou Night was one of the first c&d blends I tried, and I couldn't be happier that I did. The tin aroma is intoxicating in the best way, bombarding my olfactory nerves with deep notes of fruity and spicy perique along with the delicious burley. ... Read MoreWhen dried out some the aroma gets downright strange yet still wonderful. It smokes fantastic, with the perique out front and the Turkish and burley never far away. Bayou Night may be too potent for new smokers, but for the initiated it is deeply satisfying and I found myself reaching for it every night and sometimes first thing in the morning even. It's worth mentioning that this is quite different than Bayou morning, which is also quite powerful. I recommend trying both if you love perique. Read Less
Love it. I love strong blends, and this one is a spice bomb. Yum.
Edit - people can’t taste the perique? I think this is 50% perique! The Latakia is definitely very subtle, I will agree. I hate it that my review steered someone the wrong way...let... Read More’s find a way to communicate, and I’ll buy you a tin of something you like. Read Less
C&D hit a home run, again. I am finishing my first bowl and already know it is going to be a favorite. The flavor profile is to complex for me to describe, but it is truly delicious. Masterfully blended.
Just smoked this blend for the first time last night. Here in Maryland, snow is on the ground and it's been cold. This was a great smoke while sitting in the cold and relaxing. I kept going back for more and can't wait to get home and smoke this blen... Read Mored again. Definitely an all day smoke. Read Less
I would have rated this as five stars,but the fifth star seems not to be working tonight.Excellent flavor.Better than Haddo's Delight by far.Will recommend to smokers who are bored with their English blends/nicotine levels and want to step up a littl... Read Moree higher.I suggest not smoking this on an empty stomach until you are accustomed to it.
- Carl from Virginia Beach Read Less
My all time favorite is Mountain Camp so I tried this as an alternate and because it was an intriguing flip on my favorite. I wasn't disappointed. Great taste, pleasant room note. Not as strong as Mountain Camp or as pleasing to my granddaughters but... Read More, this will always be in my house. You doubters out there are missing a great blend. But, that's OK because it leaves more for me. Read Less
Wonderful complexity of sweet spice with notes nuttiness and smokey latakia. This unique mixture has a sweet body reminisant of raisins and molases with a nice finish of spice(cinamon like)...the ocasional notes of toasted nuts and hictory smoke fill... Read More in the gaps nicely while the nicotine definetly lets you know its there. Read Less
This has been my go-to for a year or so now as I am partial to perique. I've been buying it in bulk a pound at a time. I would like to see a blend with an even higher proportion of perique, call it Bayou Midnight or Bayou After Hours.
(Perhaps the pr... Read Moreevious reviewer smoked something else in a mis-marked package.) Read Less
I received my shipment the first week of October 2013 and finally opened the tin on 1 November and this stuff really hit the spot. I am really starting to enjoy the perique blends as I try different ones. I guess it's the nicotine hit that I get from... Read More it. About halfway down the bowl, I begin to feel it and I get more and more relaxed as I finish the bowl. This is one fine perique blend that I will be stocking up on. Although the Latakia doesn't come through as I would like, the Perique really shines. Read Less
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