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A flavorful blend of the finest flue-cured Gold Leaf tobaccos and a rare Acadian Perique. This product intended exclusively for use a pipe tobacco.

Notes: "A.P." stands for Acadian Perique.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Manufactured ByD&R Tobacco
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
Packaging40gr tin, 14oz bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1804)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flu-cured gold leaf Virginias are a little grassy with a minor earth note, and mild amount of citrus and fruit. The Acadian perique offers tangy pepper with a little prune and fig, and are evident in every single puff as a contrasting supporting player. The tobaccos meld well to create a very consistent flavor with a slight smokey quality, and is more a dry smoke rather than a sweet one. There are no toppings. The nic-hit is moderate. The strength and taste are mild to medium. Dry out of the tin, I recommend a little hydration for best effect. It brings out the flavors a little more, and slows the burn rate a mite. Requires almost no relights as it easily burns to ash, leaving no moisture in the bowl. I’ve smoked bowls without a relight. Has no dull or harsh spots, and will not bite. Has a nice peppery, slightly woody after taste, and makes nice clouds of smoke.

8 people found this review helpful.

Yellowfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Yellowfan (6)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

This pipe tobacco is highly underrated! It comes fairly dry in tin, bag, and bulk so I added a little bit of distilled water to it. I love the fact that this stuff comes dry because when you add water to the tin which weights 1.41oz you end up with almost 2oz of tobacco.

Everything about this tobacco's profile is dense, that is, a thickness to it in both taste and aroma. The Virginia tobacco in it is pressed and fermented in the Perique style and gives the "Acadian Perique" a profile similar to McClelland's Cajun Black - spicy, lightly tangy with fruit notes.

The blend is very well balanced as none of the elements in the blend overwhelm the others. However the smoke aroma offers a slight sting to the nostrils while the flavor is smooth and and rich. This blend does not overwhelm the smoker like the D&R Picayune (which is also fantastic). It is more mellow with notes of spice however.

It is often compared to a VaPer (Virginia/Perique) blend but that even misses the mark somewhat. Try it out and discover a blend nobody is talking about but will give you many evenings of pleasure with a glass of bourbon or a cup of coffee.

Pipe Used: Ben Wade Freehand

Age When Smoked: 32

Purchased From: In bulk, at Indian River Tobacco Traders in Grand Rapids MI

Similar Blends: Daughters and Ryan Rimboché A.B. and S.J., McClelland Royal Cajun Dark.

5 people found this review helpful.

marper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marper (8)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I tried this tobacco out in RYO. It makes a really great smoke! Nice peppery taste with some light hints of fruit. Very smooth and no flavor overpowers the other. For making a smoke it really gives you a unique cigarette smoking experience. This has become my daily smoke. Its a little more expensive than the other tobaccos for RYO but well worth it imo.

3 people found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (177)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Dear All,

Well, the late summer 2011 I was gifted of a tin of this. It came from the US, this is nothing we can find in Europe, and something not so common to find in the US as well as I can see…

Very much easy to me endorsing in full the review dated APR09/2011 by the esteemed Kilmarnock Piper re: the brother S.J., since I have got the same identical impressions regarding this one with the Acadian Perique.

Nice tobacco, very natural and good quality leaves. Bright & golden ribbons with some brown specs. Nice dose of vitamin N, a dry sweetness, some fruitness. I have also rolled a fag, and was near to fall crying … thinking of those good English Virginian cigarettes of old. Nice tobacco, indeed.

I've not doubt that I would buy this if available in my Country but… this is not a VaPer of the like I intend to be for use in a pipe. Don't ever think it's a brother (even a cousin) of some Escudo or SJF. This is something else, a bit far from what we Continentals are used to do with. Good in a pipe, even better in a fag.

We are just talking of pipe tobaccos here, right ?

3 people found this review helpful.