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Based on the "Bad Nun" we add a 5% of Perique to the cake, and... See yourself the result!!

BrandSynjeco
Blended ByKendal
Manufactured ByGawith & Hoggarth
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Strong
Flavoring
None Detected, Mild, Mild to Medium
Taste
Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1776)
★★☆☆
Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginias are citrusy with plenty of dark stewed fruitiness, a little grass and a bit of deep earthiness. The perique is elusive at times, and seems more raisin and plumy sweet than spicy. The spice hit is not strong, not always noticeable. There's a floral essence that reminds me of Lakeland, but it may be coming either naturally through the Virginias or from the fact the tobaccos absorb a little Lakeland by being in the same factory where the scented blends are. Either way or both, it diminishes some after the half way point, it always remains to compete with the Virginias for attention. Burns cool and clean, slow and requires some relights. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, but no dottle and no bite or any harsh notes to be found. Has a strong nic-hit. Has a long lived after taste and room note. Made for the experienced smoker and is not an all day smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (240)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

I generally agree with Jim Inks' review, except on two important points: 1) I found the Perique noticeable throughout, and more importantly 2) I really didn't find any Lakeland florals or botanicals, just the flavors of the Perique. If there are Lakelands in this or plain Bad Nun, they obviously don't come through for everyone. I do smoke a lot of GH blends, with and without Lakelands, and I do 'get' the Lakelands on most of their flavored blends. Try these if you like a strong honest smoke and decide for yourself if the Lakelands come through for you.

Pipe Used: briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: a few months after purchase

Purchased From: Synjeco

1 person found this review helpful.

Swiss-smoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Swiss-smoker (55)
★★★☆
Strong Mild to Medium Full Pleasant

On my last regular order of tins I thought, I might try a Synjeco house blend and opted for the “Bad Nun 2” as a side order. It’s a blend of different Virginias and 5 % of Perique, available in bulk only. Perfect moisture. The cut is between a Broken Flake and a Ready Rubbed, easy to stuff, providing a very cool, steady smoke.

All top-shelf tobacco. The Virginias are quite robust, making it a characterful, deep digging Va/Per. The aromas of these Virginias are mainly hay, earth, wood and bread. The amount of Perique is just right for me. It is always obviously present, without overwhelming the Virginias. The Perique is fruity (plum/raisin) and a little peppery. This peppery part, together with the robust Virginia selection, make it a rather strong mixture, at least in the second half of the bowl. There is generous sweetness around, as well from Virginia and Perique, as from a sweet topping. Unfortunately there is some unpleasant, unnecessary casing, but I am not able to describe it. The nicotine level is high. Will not bite or get harsh, even if puffed at a higher rate. Pleasant, lingering after-taste. If you overlook the casing, “Bad Nun 2” is a scrumptious and flavourful mixture, recommended to those who like stronger Va/Per blends. It’s not for beginners, nor an all-day smoke.

Age When Smoked: New.

Purchased From: Internetshop of “Synjeco’s Pipe Smoker’s Haven”, Brissago, Switzerland.

Similar Blends: “Bad Nun 2” simply is “Bad Nun” (straight Virginia) with added Perique. Both being house blends of Synjeco. Given the name, maybe there is some resemblance to the famous (and weaker) “Bell’s Three Nuns” which contains Kentucky, no Perique anymore.

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