Question about real Perique?

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  1. Russell Hartman

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    Thsi may be a dumb question. I know after hurricane Katrina went through things got destroyed at the Percy Martin farm where real honest to goodness St. James Parish Perique was grown.
    I was told that after that weather disaster blew through that things ended as far as the tobacco being grown in St. James Parish.
    I did some internet research but found no answers to find an answer.
    My question--Is there any REAL Perique being grown in St. James Parish or has this practice stopped?
     


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    The tobacco is alive and well but 90% of it goes to cigs at least.
     
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    Most of us have probably not ever enjoyed the "REAL" stuff.:(
     
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    I got 8 ounces of Percy Martin Farms perique from 1998 at the Chicago pipe show years ago and still have about 6 ounces left. Some great stuff that goes a long way. Wish I had bought more at the time it was being sold in glass jars. Not the same container as the post above. It was sold in 2, 4, and 8 ounce jars at the time.
     
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    I have two of those little jars of Percy Martins Perique that was from the last batch just before Katrina hit the region. I am hoarding it and saving it to blend on special occassions.
    That was the reason for my question as the good old Percy Martin Farms Perique was phenominal Perique to say the least.
    For those who still want the chance---as was said the few jars I see left are fetching good money these days on the Bay.
     
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    Actually it sounds like production is better than - or least the best its been in a long time. Grant Martin is the next generation after Percy Martin. And the L A Poche's root go back to the 30s.

    As ever, it's a great time to be a pipe smoker. :th1:
     
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