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A remarkable blend of high-quality imported and domestic tobaccos with an Irish aromatic tobacco added.

BrandPeretti
Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish
FlavoringIrish Mist
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild, Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
3.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The burley is very nutty with some molasses and is the star tobacco. The Virginia cavendish is lightly grassy with a drop or two of honey and citrus. The Irish Mist topping is mildly applied, works with the tobaccos more than it sublimates them. There’s a light floralness and vanilla present, so I suspect a few pinches of deer tongue or coumarin is present. Has just less than a mild nic-hit. Well blended, it burns cool and smooth at a moderate rate with no weak or harsh spots, and no bite. Requires a few relights, but not enough to holler about. Leaves a little dampness in the bowl. Has a pleasant after taste. An easy going all day smoke.

4 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (255)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Peretti's 101: An Introduction to American Burley Blends.

This blend would make a good introduction to pipe smoking. It is a very well crafted, nutty, sweet blend. I have no idea what the top dressing is, but it tastes and smells good. I sipped it gently, and received no tongue bite. It is not goopy. It packs easily, almost a gravity feed. It lights with one match, and with the occasional tamp, stays lit. There is body to this, and it is satisfying. It did not give me a bitter ashy aftertaste. I have had older and more knowledgeable pipesters describe it as being similar to the old Half&Half, before Pinkerton screwed it up, with the "improved cut" , and large dose of PG. Worth a try if you like mild aromatics. There is plenty of tobacco taste. The topping is sweet and herbal, slightly flowery, slightly fruity. It is impossible to single out, and probably consists of numerous ingredients. A fine old school blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

oldmanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldmanpipe (62)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This one will catch you by surprise. I've read many reviews of other, usually English or Balkan blends that speak of "understanding" what the tobacco is all about. This blend is as old-school and American as they come, yet like the history of its country of origin, it takes a while to understand.

At first light, one is greeted in an unusual manner; the flavor leaps at you with some assertiveness, then begins to behave and mingle with the crowd. It is sweet but not unctuous; personable, but not overbearing. It is a guest you will not soon forget.

Unlike some other reviewers, I would not recommend this to the novice smoker, nor would I describe its Burley base as "nutty." The other tobaccos tone down the Burley qualities, both good and not-so-good. This is a true mixture.

If I were to compare it with an American "drugstore" blend, it would be Kentucky Club Mixture Aromatic...without the PEG and other abominations that tobacco now contains. It is subtly sweet, flavorful (if one takes time to savor it) and can be pushed to bite if one is in a hurry.

All-in-all, a comfortable, friendly smoke for the experienced and traditionally inclined puffer.

1 person found this review helpful.

Mr. Dottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Dottle (162)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I purchased a couple of ounces of this fine blend at the 2005 Chicago show and, if I remember correctly, I was told that 101 is Peretti?s best selling burley blend. I now know why. This is just a delightfully smooth smoke that harkens back to the halcyon days of pipe smoking in the U.S. when ?Burley was King.? Comprised of granular burley, 101 burns slow and cool, has a sweet, tasty nuttiness all the way through and never even hints at a growl, bark or bite.

I am not sure what the ?Irish aromatic? is or means. They could have very well added a Polish or Russian aromatic as ?a rose (read "Irish aromatic") by any other name would smell as sweet? and it would have fooled me. But the general information at Peretti?s website states, ?When one of the below blends is referred to as aromatic it means just that, an aromatic has been added. It does not mean the tobacco has been cased or sweetened.? Blend 101 is on the verge of displacing Old Master as my favorite burley blend. All burley lovers are advised to try any and all of Peretti?s excellent burley offerings. If your travels take you to Beantown, don?t forget a stop at Peretti?s!

A cigarette is to be smoked. A cigar is to be enjoyed. A pipe is to be savored.

I rate this tobacco 9.9 out of 10.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pryhosm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pryhosm (112)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

light nutty tin note along with the topping which gives a caramel/vanilla note. Irish Mist is the topping I suppose but I don't get much whiskey in the smell or flavor. The smoke itself is a nice Burley. toasty and earthy with some underlying sweetness from the cavendish. Very easy going smoke with a light topping that does not overpower the tobacco. In fact it plays nicely to enhance the almost chocolatey but more like molasses flavors coming from the burley. There is a nice subtle vegetal undertone that persists in the aftertaste (I like it).

Pipe Used: Briar's and cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh pouch

Purchased From: Peretti

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