Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Pecci, Apr 29, 2011.
Has anyone done this?
What specific baccy's did you use, and how did it turn-out?
I've never tried it, but it sounds like a good idea as there are a great many good Virginias available, and blending Perique isn't too hard to come by (and goes a long way). I'll be watching for ideas myself.
A good starting point would be to get some McClelland’s Red Cake (#5100) and a 50g tin of McClelland’s blending Perique and go from there, McClelland’s also offers blending Latakia and Orientals, all top shelf leaf, you can find everything you need at Mars Cigars and 4Noggins (Rich has a great selection of loose blending tobaccos)... And remember, a little bit goes a long way when using St. James Perique as a condiment tobacco.
I've blended St James Perique with 5100, 2025, HOTW and a few other tobaccos, including some heavy lat blends. Better to stick to straight or near-straight Va's with this. I started with 1 tsp to 8 oz and worked up from there. Be sure to mix it well and let it marry for at least a couple of months.