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A sublime experience. Perique and Virginias exquisitely flavored with rum and peach for long lasting pleasure.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringRum
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.8
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Westham1969 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Westham1969 (3)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

The first whiff of this blend took me back to when I was a child and I would visit my relatives and would always go to the general store down their road. It has a rustic, if not a bit musty smell, that is actually pleasant. Nothing pretentious or fancy, and as the name implies, a blend that would take you on a quick trip in the Appalachian Mountains.

1 person found this review helpful.

VINNY Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
VINNY (1)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I'm mostly an english blend smoker, along with a few airomatics thrown in after dinner and for change of pace, but I tried this from the local smoke shop on recomendation of an acquaintance. Maybe I'm spoiled by my better, favorite McClelland blends, or maybe I have no taste or appreciation for perique, but this ranks as some of the worst pipe tobacco I've tried yet. Flavorless, hot, dry and irritating, gave it 3 different tries and couldnet even make it through a bowl. My first and continuing impression, made me think I scooped up some shavings from the wood shop and put match to it. I detected no rich tobacco or added peach flavoring, just an overpowering sensation I was smoking dry wood with maybe a few of last fall's leaves thrown in.

With the new tax looming and a desire to try something new, I ended up buying a full pound of this on a whim, instead of the 2oz sample I should have. I'll try it again in a few weeks, but I believe the results will be the same and I cant even imagin being able to blend this with something to salvage the pound I bought and make it smokable.

1 person found this review helpful.

Glorfindel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Glorfindel (57)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The rum and peach are vaguely present in the pouch aroma but not in the smoke - for me anyway. This is NOT and aromatic by my standards. More natural tobacco flavor than anything according to my tatstes.

However, I think the flavorings do add some desireable sweetness to this rustic blend - very much like the Appalachian Trail itself where I have hiked on several occasions.

There is strength here from the VAs and the Perique is balanced nicely. I also think there is a decent portion of burley mixed in.

Just dry enough to pack and burn well - even a little fast at times. No obvious humectants --- a HUGE + in my book!

Not bad Altadis - I would buy this again - a good tobacco to "keep in my truck" for any old occasion without being fancy or pretentious.

3 stars ~+~+~+~

1 person found this review helpful.

ToboldHornblower Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ToboldHornblower (15)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Real tobacco taste in an aromatic. It doesn't really taste like peach to me but it does have a fruity aroma and taste that is not too sweet. The casing shows up more in the aroma than in the taste. A good change of pace blend which beginners looking to move up a step to something stronger may enjoy.

1 person found this review helpful.

Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (138)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

I found this blend to be harsh upon lighting, but it smooths out considerably after that. The taste is very pleasant, but I wasn't impresssed with the quality of the Virginias, which irritated my throat. The perique is used sparingly and the rum-peach casing does not overtake the tobacco flavor. I will not be ordering this again, but I'll probably finish my sample.

update: It is now evening and I have smoked two more bowls of this tobacco. I feel I was too harsh on this blend. Maybe it was because I usually don't enjoy my first bowl until after 5pm. I have found succeeding bowls to be very tasty indeed. That is why I'm giving this blend three stars. I guess certain blends are better at different times of the day. This one is obviously an after dinner smoke.

Update Nov.7/05 My first impression proved to be correct. This tobacco is very rough on the throat. I think they put too much perique in this blend. I will not be ordering more.

1 person found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

A relatively unusual mixture...an Aromatic with big tobacco flavor. Well worth a try on that alone. The sweetening agent however, tastes more like a cherry cordial than rum and peach as in the description. Must like it sweet! Not a bit sticky and burned very well. This blend also packs a pretty good punch! As an Aromatic with a full tobacco taste, highly recommended!

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