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This is the big bonus in the Golden Triangle Series. Straight St. James Perique hasn’t been available to the public in many years. What is in the tin is 50 grams of 100% true St. James Perique, which is a combination of the four varietal types included in this series. Now you can add some of this very rare tobacco to your favorite blend, make a whole new mixture, or if you’re feeling spunky, you can try it straight. In any case, it’s something you won’t see anywhere else.

Notes: The Golden Triangle Series of pipe tobaccos is a showcase for some very rare versions of St. James Perique. Mark Ryan, of L.A. Poche Perique Company decided one year to put up a barrel of Perique from each of the four growing regions of St. James' Golden Triangle, rather than mixing them together for processing. This experiment created four distinctly different versions of Perique. In the Golden Triangle Series, Russ Ouellette has created a base blend that is used in the four regional mixtures that allows you to be able to see the difference in the flavor of the singular Perique varietals. To round out the series, Mark has allowed us to offer a tin of straight St. James Perique (as opposed to the usual Acadian Perique), the first time that pure St. James has been offered to the public in many years.

Brandpipesandcigars.com
Blended ByRuss Ouelette
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsPerique
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging1.75 oz Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable
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Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I assume this is blended with equal parts of all 4 varieties. Wish the description would have said.

This is a very good smoke all by itself. The flavor is earth and dark fruit with the earth taking the lead. It's spicy, but not overly so. Nicotine is about medium to strong. I've had Gawith ropes with more nic. Body is close to full. 3 stars as a stand alone smoke.

As a blender this is the type of Perique that provides ample spice and modest flavor. This is not the type that is going to provide lots of fig, plum, and raisin flavor. 4 stars as a blender.

For that fruity type you can buy the Grand Point variety by itself in Daughter's and Ryan's "A Blenders Bench" series at Cup O' Joes. It comes in 6 oz tubs. All the varieties are available as well as many other blending tobaccos. The 6 oz tubs range in price from $19.99 to $49.99. Of course, the Periques are the most expensive.....of course. In my opinion, if you do any blending, it's worth the dough.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

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