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A cool, slow-burning blend that is quite sweet to the taste, and very fragrant. A good after-dinner smoke. It required 4 years to perfect this blend.

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeBurley Based
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1593)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

The deeply rich burleys are a little earthy, toasty, and very nutty with a little molasses and cocoa. I suspect either deer tongue or coumarin is in the topping as I get a light vanilla hit and some floralness. A touch of anise is present to underline the taste. The toppings mildly tone down the burleys, working together to create a harmonious sweet burley flavor with an added dimension. The nic-hit is just beyond being mild. Won’t bite, and has no harsh moments. Burns easy at a moderate pace, cool, clean and smooth with few relights. Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl, and burns to ash with no trouble. Has a very pleasant after taste and a pleasant room note. An all day rather refined OTC-like smoke that easily bears repeating.

3 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (181)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

I found this Peretti burley mixture to be very similar to their Thanksgiving Day. Side by side they look and smell practically identical. The biggest difference between the two comes in the form of Blend DD's big honey-sweet floral note on the finish, and its fuller flavor profile. It burns cool and smokes slow, producing plumes of smoke and layers of toasty, nutty, deep burley flavor. As advertised, this is a sweet blend, but it's sweet in all the right ways. The floral note is balanced perfectly with the strength of the tobacco flavor and the overall result is down-right tasty. Much to my chagrin, Blend DD is an excellent mixture for a cob.

Very few blenders do burley as well as L. J. Peretti.

2 people found this review helpful.

Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (83)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

Peretti's DD Burley Blend is just that. A real 5 star winner. One of the top three Burley blends out there I'm thinkin'. I just got a can in and popped it tonight. When you do an 8 oz order it comes in a totally cool paint can thing with a fairly heavy plastic bag liner. Arguably the best presentation ever. As with other blends that have more or less scented or flavored content I think this smokes better fresh...very, very tasty. The scented aspect is well in the background, not pronounced at all, but is a significant element of its goodness. Subtle and very top shelf. Do I get an Anise flavor? No. To me it's a honey Graham cracker sweet tinge with subtle floral & spice tones...and very, very Burley.

Pipe Used: Various cobs & Tinsky BoB POY briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh and 1-2 yrs aged

Purchased From: Peretti's - 8 oz in the paint can.

Similar Blends: Similar to but a step above everything but Storm Front...but they are very different animals. You need both! Arguably the two best pipe blends out there..

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dajones Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dajones (3)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

What? No mention of the "secret" flavoring? L.J. Peretti is olde skool: their "aromatics" do not come from a bottle; rather, they use secret herbs and spices to created subtle, unidentifiable teases and quirks that keep one guessing. This is just such a smoke.

Yes: the other reviewers were right to note the sweetness, the fullness, the good after-dinnerness. But they missed that special "something" that this stuff has. Alas, I cannot identify it further (and Steve, the canny proprietor, merely smiled when I asked... "It's a secret" he responded, as if I were an idiot...)

Try it: you may or may not like it, but you'll come back to it again and again. Just try it and see!

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shihan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
shihan (22)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A good choice after an evening meal for those who enjoy aromatics or mild english blends. Not the best but better than average. To sweet to be an all day smoke for me.

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BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (83)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

This is what I would consider a desert blend. I find I enjoy this blend after an evening meal with a good cup of black kenyan coffee. The tobacco is a chop-cut blend that packs easily by the gravity method and seldom needs a false-light to get going. There is an underlying subtle sweetness throughout the run of the bowl. Due to this fact, I recommend this blend as, an after-dinner smoke, (just like they suggested in their writeup for this blend). A nice finish to a nice evening meal. It burns to a dry grey ash with little or no dottle. The main component I believe is burley.

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