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The World's Greatest Mystery Crop
Grown & Fermented at Percy Martin Farms in St James Parish, Louisiana

Notes: The genuine article

BrandJewel of St James
Blended ByPercy Martin Farms
Manufactured ByRiver Road Tobacco
Blend TypeOther
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging2 oz Tin, Bulk
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Medium to Strong, Strong
None Detected
Full, Very Full
Room Note
Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1272)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

a couple of years ago while selling a few jars of 10-year old Jewel of St. James on my website, I just couldn't resist trying it straight up. In all my years I had never smoked Perique straight, but this very black and oily looking almost shag cut compilation just begged me to give 'er a shot. I sat in my easy chair in the living room and used a small bowled Ascorti. It certainly had a spicy tart taste that was full, but i made it through the whole bowl. I then got up to go to bed. I didn't make that trip. My wife found me sprawled on the floor in the hallway.


3 people found this review helpful.

Uban Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Uban (52)
Medium to Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong

Only the finest Perique I have ever smelled, blended, or tasted in 50 years of pipe smoking. It is the sweetest, fruitiest, fullest flavor of its type and will make most any blend it's added to fuller, zestier, spicier without any tendency to burn the mouth. Needless to say, goes wonderfully with most Virginias, especially stoved (for me). Pretty pricey but worth it to me. And I ain't rich. YMMV

Pipe Used: WDC French Briar from about 1925

Age When Smoked: 7 yrs

Purchased From: eBay

Similar Blends: Inimitable - completely.

3 people found this review helpful.