Great flavor, smoky and rich. Should be great for blending or straight, it's a hardy smoke, strong and tasty. Room note is intense but so is the flavor. I love it.
UPDATE: I would discourage you to do what I just did...which is smoke a straight bowl... Read More of this Perique...unlike the straight Latakia which was smooth and glorious...a straight bowl of Perique was just too much of a good thing for my brain to handle...all the great flavor of Perique when mixed in a blend was more a punch in the face...but you know I had to try... Read Less
Another solid blending tobacco from C&D. When I got my shipment in I immediately put my nostrils in the bag to have a smell, only to pull them right back out.in surprise as this stuff had an almost ammonia-like feel when I inhaled the aroma (not... Read More I sniff ammonia often). Lots of pepper and spice in the bag note, and a quality to it that steals your breath if you inhale too deeply, it is of my understanding that it needs a little jar time fresh which is exactly what I did. After a couple months that negative component does tone down a lot but at heart the granulated perique here is quite peppery. Not to be deterred I've used it in quite a few blends, with the peppery notes in mind, and have had several successes. Over time I've noticed the blends I use it in gain a sort of apricot note, which does translate faintly to the smoke. When used with these atrributes in mind I enjoy it. Commonly I do use mcclelland perique and sutliff long cut perique for their fruity, mushroom notes. It all depends what you're looking for. I haven't tried the long cut but I'm assuming it's more in line with the other long cut brands. This stuff is very easy to blend with due to its cut. Read Less
Perique really adds something special to homemade blend recipes. It’s wonderful smoky flavor can become too much and overpower all other ingredients in your blend if too much is used. There is a Goldilocks zone with Perique that just makes blends pop... Read More. Read Less
After mixing a little bit this with a few blends to try to spice them up, I wanted to see what it was like straight. I know some folks say this is unsmokable straight and thought to myself, why not try it for yourself? I found my old Dr. Grabo Omega... Read More, packed it, and fired it up. I was pleasantly surprised. It is actually pretty good straight. It isn’t nearly as overwhelming as what a lot of people say. It will tickle your nose on the retro hale but it doesn’t burn your nose or overwhelm the senses as some say. My pipe never got hot at all but stayed cool the entire smoke. No bite at all.
The aroma from the top of my pipe (giving it a little sniff) was pleasant to me. It has the essence of stewed raisens/dark fruit at some moments. Then at other times, it has a mushroomy flavor, similarly to but a little stronger than Solani Aged Burley Flake. Also, I am not going to say it is like, but it reminded me of sour mash before it is distilled. (Strong fermentation taste and aroma.) That aroma is pleasant, at least to me.
I am not sure if you want to pack up a large pot or chimney pipe with this stuff but in a smaller pipe, it is very enjoyable, smokable, a nice change, and not single-dimensional.
My advice is don’t listen to the hype and try it for yourself. It will probably make hair grow on your chest (or cause it to fall out) BUT…You might be just as pleasantly surprised as what I was. Get yourself a tin of it when it is on sale, and give it a try. Read Less
Hell yes. This stuff is the shizzle. If you don't know how this tobacco is made, look it up. Pretty cool. Perique is like the tobasco of tobaccos. Oddly enough they are both aged in whisky barrels. This stuff is funky good. Spicey and fermented. I lo... Read Moreve OGS. But sometimes I like to sprinkle a little perique into my golden sliced. What a treat. BTW, this is how I realized that there is really no perique in OGS. Get some when you can. Read Less
5 yr old jar note of pungent and musty vegetation. Tobacco is tiny roughcut and is mostly brown with a little dark brown. Tobacco is still wet, drying is needed. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is strong and nic is medium. No flavo... Read Morering detected. Taste is full and consistent, with notes of very spicy, wood, leather, acidic, dark fruit, earth, maduro cigar like, fermented vegetation, a sweet bready background note, and a very peppery retro. Room note is strong, and aftertaste is good. Read Less
Nice bag note. Dark fruits with chocolate cocoa notes. From my understanding, the perique that is offered now is the single farm perique that Jeremy was talking about, and you can tell a difference versus what was used before. Its more fruity, chocol... Read Moreatey, and earthy then spicy. The prior version was pretty spicy. The granulated mixes very well to were you can't see it in a blend. Personally, I like the long cut better so I can cut it to the size I want. But what they are offering now IMO is much better then the prior version. Read Less
Opened the bag and it made my eyes water. Smoked a small bowl and it is strong. I will use for blending. I should have read Old Timer's review first but the flavour is very good just to darn strong alone!
I will be very honest with you guys. I bought this on the premise of blending this with some cheaper of the shelf bulk blends. When it arrived, I was afraid to use it because I might screw up. But when I added it to an inexpensive bulk blend; Viola! ... Read MoreI have something delicious but affordable for everyday consumption. I suggest that you buy an ounce or two and try experimenting. Go out o your comfort zone once in a while. It can be very rewarding. Read Less
Ok, this smells like Manure and Peat Moss out of the Baggie and taste like burnt rubber and smells like burnt rubber, my daughter just walked in and said it smells like Burnt rubber and Manure, so much for smoking on it's own. Had to try it though. Y... Read Moreeah, it's blending for sure. Had to give it a try!!! Read Less
I'm very happy with this perique. I bought it to mix with blends that needed some and to try out in my own blends. It has a good fermented earthy mushroom like taste and smell with a good amount of pepper flavor also. I quickly reordered more just be... Read Morecause I know it's not going to last long I keep going back to it so much. I am not as highly experienced with perique as I am with some other tobaccos but I am able to say I find it both very smokeable and enjoyable. I put a pinch in my Mclelland #27 va and it is a most excellent match that adds to an already perfect tobacco. The pre-granulated cut is really nice too for my blending needs. Recommended. Read Less
Blend equal parts (volume not weight) of this with a good burley (like Semois), and a good Virginia flake (like McClelland Christmas Cheer), put in a jar for a week, and viola! a most excellent VaPer blend. Was shooting for a room note and taste simi... Read Morelar to Dan Salty Dogs. Pretty darn close. Read Less
I tried some on its own just to experience its full flavor before trying it in a blend, and it really is possible to smoke this straight. You won't want to smoke it quickly, of course, but the spiciness isn't overpowering. The cut makes blending easy... Read More. Read Less
C&D "BRIGHT VIRGINIA RIBBON" + " YORKTOWN", equal amounts, enough to fill a big bowled "BJARNE", And two pinches of "C&D Granulated Perique", Lit with a match then tamped down, left alone for about ten ... Read Moreminutes, then relight and enjoy, this is old school traditional smoking at it's best, sip it slowly, pure magic for VaPer lovers. I also add a pinch to my "SUTLIFF" 1849, To bring up the Perique a tad, the aforementioned blends can be left in a jar for flavors to mix and meld, a few days will aptly reward you, dont go mental with the "PERIQUE" For it's condimental, you know, review written while I smoke this beauty, trusting you will enjoy this just as much as "I", kind regards from Adelaide, South Australia, " VAPE ON".Just lovin it !!!!!! Read Less
This is one of the only blending tobaccos that I have ever truly enjoyed smoking pure. For background I enjoy strong cigars so my palate is not shocked by this perique.
The two bags that I have purchased were both very uniform in the size of the cu... Read Moret. Both also were a little more moist than I prefer but 20-30 min. spread on paper cured this.
The taste of this perique at first light is as strong as the most potent cigars that I have ever smoked. It has an awesome (at least to me) combination of spice and sweetness. After the first 5 min. I get used to the power and the sweetness and cool burning trick me into thinking that this perique is not that strong. I have learned from experience to draw slow and even on a pipe of this perique to get the best flavor.
By about the half-way point in most pipes I begin to feel the creeping vitamin N.... not in a bad way but enough to slow my smoking pace a bit. The flavor as this tobacco is smoked does not change much and by the end of a pipe my palate is adapted to the power and the flavor is easy to pick up. I am not an expert but I would call it a thick sweetness with some pepper and fruit notes in the background.
All in all this is great for smoking as-is or for blending. If you are on the fence about wanting to try it straight -- go for it! Just start with a small bowl and take it slow.
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