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A yearly blend for Thanksgiving. A ribbon/cube cut blend pressed together into four ounce cakes.

BrandPeretti
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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A. Morley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A. Morley (73)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Just as Thanksgiving Day is the quintessential American holiday, Thanksgiving Day blend by L. J. Peretti is a quintessential American tobacco. It’s burley based with a Virginia backing and an aromatic addition that is very much like what you find on Three Star Blue, Heine’s Blend, and those few other truly vintage American aromatics that are becoming all-too rare. Think a much more polished, sophisticated version of Half & Half.

Peretti knows what they are doing when it comes to burley. They do burley well all the time. The chunky cube cut here is woody and full bodied. The sweetness of the aromatic top dressing actually helps to develop the chocolate essence that burley tobacco naturally is possessed of while, at the same time, helping to cut back or mellow out the characteristic bitterness. That aromatic topping is really a marvel. It’s not just a single, artificial flavoring. It’s complex and subtle. It’s like anise and a little bit of clove and cinnamon, but with an underlying powdery, perfumey softness.

The pale Virginia adds a little more strength and a little more natural sweetness, but never makes the blend burn hot. This is a slow, cool burn throughout. This is due to the cube cut burley, of course, but also in no small part to the oh so charming crumble cake that the blend is pressed into. I tended to break off a chunk and barely crumble it before loading it into the pipe. Easily an hour or more of pure pleasure.

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LV9 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LV9 (59)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Full Tolerable

Burley,Virginias and orientals with some kind of flavoring sometimes it tastes like anise other times it taste like cocoa, very high quality tobacco, lights easily, smokes great, the nicotine its a little on the strong side which I find great specially after dinner, it can be somewhat monochromatic not that theres anything wrong with that, If you're a burley smoker definetly this will make your list of must buys.

so would I buy it again...yes!

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beaupipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
beaupipe (100)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a curious blend offered by Peretti's during the holiday season. I say “curious” because despite the implied suggestion in the name that it is somehow limited or special, I find it to be very reminiscent of several other Peretti's Burleys. In some ways, that's a good thing. All of the Burley and Burley-based tobaccos I've had from the shop are of impeccable quality. I'm just not entirely sure how this qualifies as a “Thanksgiving Day.” I mean…where's the sage, the cranberry, the candied yam, the turkey?

Thanksgiving Day arrives as a lightly pressed 4 oz block in a bag with an orange wrapper. It breaks apart very easily into a rough and cube cut tobacco. It packs, lights, and burns very easily (much more easily than the straight cube cuts from the shop) and produces generous quantities of smoke. The flavor profile is both familiar and subtle. The Burley here starts off a little woody, but then settles down to more familiar nuttiness. The Burley flavor is supported by a light sweetness—molasses or Golden Syrup, perhaps, and maybe some 5100-ish Virginia Cavendish—and a faint herbal vanilla quality in the background. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a little deer tongue in the mix.

I find it to be a very subtle and relaxing tobacco, which is perhaps more the intention behind the name than recollection of a bloated belly and a bottle of Beaujolais. Or perhaps it is designed to recall Thanksgiving bloat and supply a little nicotine to cure the post-meal constipation and a little sweet-smelling smoke to mask the turkey gas.

Lovers of OTC Burleys like Kentucky Club (especially the Continental Blend) or Carter Hall will find something instantly recognizable in a blend like this. The tobacco quality is higher here, I think, but the gentle quality of the Burley-dominated smoke, the relatively high nicotine content, and the simple but enjoyable tastes all recall to me the pleasures of American OTCs.

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dajones Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dajones (3)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

"That special Peretti way..."

Others have said it--and it's true: those lovable curmudgeons at Peretti just have a way with the 'baccy. The longer you smoke this, the more you like it. I don't know what's in it, but it sure is tasty. Aromatic, yes, but in that olde school Peretti way, i.e, with, I bet, some herbal addition rather than some liquid topping.

Definite tobacco flavor with that "something extra." A hint of sweetness, too--but just a hint! Great for an autumn or cold spring day.

Cut is a crumbly mix of rough cuts, maybe some cubes and crush (a manly mix, really) and some ribbon.

Very dry smoke, burns to the bottom, leaving a dry, gray ash. Virtually no moisture when running the pipe cleaner through, post puff.

Oh, and I even like their humble, no-nonsense packaging: like a piece of high-quality construction paper run through the copier. No need for "bling": this be "the real thing."

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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I only have a small list of aromatics that I smoke on as a change of pace and this seasonal blend from Peretti's is one of them. I find that Peretti's really does burley well. Unlike many others, Peretti's burley has a really nice nutty flavor. It's lightly cased and not goopy. It comes in a soft 4oz. brick and packs with ease. I recommend buying a couple each fall. It really seems to go well with the season.

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Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (78)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I am truly surprised that this review is only one of two for this Thanksgiving Day blend!! This blend came to me in a 4oz "brick" wrapped in an orange label that had the blends name "Thanksgiving Day" on one side and had this description on the back: "The dark rich colour denotes maturity not strength. The tobacco will be found mild, mellow, of superb aroma and disctinctive flavor"

This tastes to me like Pipeworks and Wilke Nut Brown Burley with perhaps more aging and pressed as opposed to ready rubbed. A delightful burley mixture with that somethings baking in the oven aroma. $12 for 4 oz packages. Quite a tasty all day blend without latakia or an over the top casing. Very natural, dry to the touch and full of flavor.

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Punchy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Punchy (19)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Full Strong

Every year at this time I find myself craving this blend which doesn't seem to change much through the years. It is definitely an aromatic but in that special Peretti way. Upon lighting I notice immediately that talc flavor similar to many Lakeland offerings. This however does not dissuade me. As I continue down the bowl the quality tobaccos emerge and coalesce into a unique flavor that is quite captivating.

This is a special blend prepared in limited quantities only in the fall.

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