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Triangle Area Pipe Smokers is located in the historical heart of tobacco country. The remnants of tobaccos glory days can be seen in the Victorian homes lining somnolent streets of isolated small towns, and in the tobacco barns that dot the rural landscape. Fortunate to have within its membership a master blender, VIP combines two great classics of southern tobacco. From the tobacco heartland comes bright Virginias. From the bayous of Louisiana, spicy Perique. With a classic aroma and flavor, the result is s local expression of a fine Virginia Perique.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByTriangle Area Pipe Smokers
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
PackagingTin 1.5oz.
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1021)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The light and brown Virginias are buttery sweet with a hint of grass and earth, and some citrus. The smell of the tobacco from an open tin is fruity: apricots, figs and raisins, and much of that is mildly evident in the smoke. The perique is more fruity than peppery, but the latter is an important part of the experience. The tobacco is dry out of the tin, so you may prefer to hydrate it. Burns well, cool and very smooth with a consistent flavor, no dottle, and no chance of bite. The sweet taste never wanes or gets boring, and the after taste pleasantly lingers long enough for you to immediately considering having another bowl right away. It doesn't have much nicotine, and may not have enough strength satisfy hardcore VaPer smokers, but for those who aren't, it's a four star blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

zwolanek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zwolanek (18)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is a limited production blend, and I was lucky to get two tins at the 2011 Chicago Pipe Show. I wish I had bought more. If I can find it, I will.

This is a classic VaPer. I rank this at or above Haddo's Delight. Yes, it's that good.

The tobacco is the highest quality. The cut borders on shag and it burns perfectly, leaving no dottle at all. The flavor is exceedingly sweet with a strong, classic, figgy Perique aroma. Obviously D&R took care to find the highest quality ingredients

As with all Virginia based tobaccos, this can burn hot, so watch out. But if you can find it, buy it.

1 person found this review helpful.