Most VaPer (Virginia & Perique) tobaccos are made using sweet, grassy (flue cured) Virginia's and sprinkling of Perique. The resulting tobacco has a lovely grassy flavour with a touch of an acidic twang from the Perique. These blends tend to use about 5% of Perique and this is considered the magic amount! For our Askiwth Kake we opted to use a few different Virginia's, Flue Cured and less sweet Steamed Virginia for the base. The use of the steamed Virginia takes some of the heat out of the tobacco and creates a smoother smoking experience.
Then comes the part which Glynn usually goes over the top with, Perique. As we said earlier most use 5%, we however like to push this "Condiment" leaf as far as we can, so 20% can be found in this blend. The use of so much Perique really gives this blend a punchy spicy flavour, which is not a hint as found in other VaPers, rather more a main player in the flavour-scape. With such contrasting variety in the tobaccos, we opted to press this tobacco into a Kake. The 7 days in a cold press, allows the flavours to meld much better than loosely packing into glass jars and balances the smoke out!
Created for Chris Askwith of Askwith Pipes (UK)
|Blended By||Glynn Quelch|
|Manufactured By||Glynn Quelch|
Medium to Strong
Medium to Full
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|SteveH (21)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant|
A strong (20%) perique mixture, pressed into a cake, which can be easily crumbled in the hand. The large proportion of perique means that it is not a tobacco for wimps, but it isn't as overpowering as you might expect. It has a marked perique tang, but less of the fruitiness also often associated with perique, perhaps because the Virginias used are different from the usual.
Pipe Used: Askwith morta Liverpool
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: GQ
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