Having been introduced to the joys of perique by Glynn at Gauntley's (don't know if he posts here), specifically in the form of his red lace blend, I was tempted to try other perique heavy blends from elsewhere. I've tried a few, liked them, especially the Orlik bullseye. A few weeks ago I was in a speciallist tobacconist and I spotted and interesting tobacco called 'perique'. I had to try it. With the assistant's mutterings about something to do with 'being brave' ringing in my ears, I set off for home. I packed a pipe with this new tobacco and headed out on a country walk. The charring light was...challenging. Potent is a good word for it. Once lit, the following ten minutes or so involved me alternating between trying to take baby puffs, coughing my lungs up and feeling violently sick crossed with a strange chest pain. I now understand with even tobaccos classed as 'perique heavy', only a small percentage is made up of perique. Hellish stuff in neat form. Lesson learned.