To me, I think the Perique comes through a little stronger in LBF than in LNF. LNF is VA with just a hint of Perique- with LBF I can really taste the Perique. When smoking LBF I usually rub out the whole coin and mix it all up. When I do that the cavendish is very muted, and it just tastes like a soft VA/Per. Honestly, whether you keep or toss the cavendish 'eye' it has already done most of its job by the time it gets to your pipe. The pressing and time spent marrying together has already left its mark on the flavor.