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Our first “(Krumble) Kake” tobacco, made using some of the strongest pipe tobaccos we can find. The choice leaves are moistened using distilled water and cold pressed for over 10 days, to create a form of plug. Due to the crazy taxation and restrictions on tobaccos, we can only obtain pre-cut leaf. So all of our Kakes are made using course cut tobaccos, the beauty is in a plug that needs no cutting, just a light rub before use. Our BurPer (Burley & Perique) Kake is made from a heavy base of strong savoury new world Burley. A touch of gold and mahogany Virginia's to add a little nutty and sweet tinge. Then comes the Perique and in GQ Blends Traditions, over 25% is made use of. The resulting tobacco is very strong and spicy, with underlying vinegar-like flavour. As the blends stands it’s a little too dry and spicy so a maple topping is added to some of the gold leaf Virginias.

The resulting tobacco is a tale of two halves; at the start it’s spicy and sweet; but once the smoker is half way through the bowl the sweetness fades and the full power of the Burley and Perique really come through. Not a blend, we suggest, to anyone who enjoys mild/medium sweet blends; think of a dry sherry mixed with cask strength whisky. A “Perique Powerhouse”, forget VaPer (Virginia & Perique) and welcome the complex flavours of our first BurPer blend.

BrandGQ Tobaccos
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Manufactured ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeBurley Based
Contents Burley, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Maple
CutKrumble Kake
ProductionCurrently available
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Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (59)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

A mix of light and dark brown tobaccos. Falls apart readily into short ribbon cut.

Pouch note is maple, as per product description, added to which is a caramel/malty sweetness from the tobaccos. Perique spiciness in the background.

Takes a light well and burns cool without further attention. Produces more moisture than the Askwith Kake.

This tobacco is surprisingly, to me, gentle. Full flavoured without being a hammer, the various tobaccos, and there seems to be a lot of them, weave in and out over the progress of the smoke. At times fruity and acetic from the perique, then bread-like from the burley and then sweet from the virginias. A very interesting smoke. Would make a good all day smoke I think, altho it probably packs a hefty nicotine hit.

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SteveH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteveH (28)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Mid-brown in colour. Slight leather smell. Medium strength, smooth. The perique is evident in a distinct fruitiness. Sometimes tastes a bit cigar-like. They pinched the name "Burper" from me - on a pipe forum, I jokingly suggested it as a name for a Burley/Perique mix. (I'm sure they came up with the name independently really!)

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ's website

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