perique...

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  1. TailGunnerUK

    TailGunnerUK Member

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    as a birthday gift a friend of mine bought me some samples from his cellar: a 3 year old english mixture and some funny round black and brown things he called flakes and mentioned the word perique with a knowing smile.

    the three year old english was exquisite- smooth, cool, flavorsome...score!

    about half an hour ago i sat down in my comfy chair, rubbed out a couple of flakes, let the baccy dry for a few minutes, packed and lit up.

    charring light...hmm...that smells good.

    light..puff...puff...OH MY GOD!

    the perique hit me like a sledgehammer made of solid 100% awesomeness!

    im now half way down the bowland every. single. puff. is like fireworks...unbelieveable!

    where the hell has this stuff been all my life???

    best thing is i have at least 10 more flakes, and i know where he lives :D
     
  2. Old Ted

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    ....are you sure that's all - that's going in that pipe? :eek:hyeah:
     
  3. TailGunnerUK

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    quiet you! :roflmao:

    it really was an epiphany though. ive never tasted anything quite like it. will have another bowl later to make sure it wasnt some wierd planets-in-alignment thing...

    i cant imagine what straight perique would be like...utterly mind-bogglingly strong...
     
  4. Trendsetter

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    Yea I like perique too, but it really has to be in small quantities. I feel like it kind of makes Virginias taste sweeter unless theres too much. Try Dunbar by Esoterica, thats some good stuff. And then try Dorchester by them too. Dorchester has way too much perique for me, but Dunbar is juuuust right.
     
  5. TailGunnerUK

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    dunbar you say? duly noted, and thanks for the tip. :thumb:

    i'll call my friend and get him to tell me what blend he gave me asap also!
     
  6. Trendsetter

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    Haha, by the sound of it, it could be Escudo, which I just had a similar experience with as you did, except I have had plenty of prior exposure to perique so I wasn't as blown away, but it was definitely fantastic. And they are packed as "coins" which are basically circular flakes. Is this what you may have had? It sounded like it from your description.
     
  7. Sasquatch

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    It does sound like Escudo, or 3 nuns (or heinrich's curly....)


    St James Woods from McClelland has a terrifying amount of perique in it too, so that's one you might try to find.
     
  8. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    McClelland's bulk '2015' has a goodly amount to my tastes....makes my nose run! Good stuff, though I admit to preferring it in a lighter role.
     
  9. WyoBob

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    That's pretty good tobacco. Certainly a good "value priced" bulk tobacco.

    My favorite is P.S. Luxury Navy Flake, the "poor man's" Escudo (around $1.70.ounce). Actually, if they were the same price, I might still go for the LNF.

    WyoBob
     
  10. cathain

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    Suprisingly smokable despite the scare stories.
    I'm actually worried since trying a load of tobies straight (including perique and latakia) - nothing seems strong enough now.
    The only thing I have which comes close to satisfying me now is the IF. Straight Latakia is great taste-wise but lacks body and strength, perique is ok but nothing to write home about. Straight VA's....meh.
    I've got some cigar leaf left to try. I'm looking for inspiration from it!
     
  11. Khalifa247

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    I honestly think Escudo is one of my favorite tobys in general, it was my first try experience with perique, and I fully enjoyed it. I need to cellar some of this stuff.
     
  12. Mike Pomery

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    Virginia=Perique is my current favourite blend, but knowing the transience of my tastebuds, it will not always be. Can't deny the quality though.
     
  13. Old Ted

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    ....perhaps some G&H Dark XX plug, or rope - would satisfy your strength requirements?
    Cheers OT
     
  14. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    That would be about the only options left if IF isn't cutting the mustard. Well, Tambolaka, I suppose.
     
  15. Mister Moo

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    Yum. Virginia tobacco with perique.

    Reiner Long Golden Flake;
    Escudo.

    By the way - if you get a little ahead in you vaper cellaring, I never found one that get worse as it aged. :D
     
  16. TailGunnerUK

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    apparently it was Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake which he has aged for a while.

    ive had another bowl of it since and its still superb
     
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