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The same unusual blending of eight quality tobaccos as in our blend number 101, except that a non-aromatic Irish tobacco is used. An excellent, non-aromatic mixture.

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeBurley Based
ProductionCurrently available
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emmbee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
emmbee (174)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I first had the opportunity to try this and other magnificent Peretti tobaccos at the 2006 Chicago Int'l Pipe Show only a few days ago. Fortunately for us, Peretti attended this year and offered a variety of his wonderful tobaccos for visitors to try. I am now hooked on 111. This is a true American burley blend, almost granulated like Grape Nuts cereal, 111 is an aromatic, but not the heavily cased, goopy type. This is the perfect balance between Wilke's fine, but hot Nut Brown Burley and Pipes and Cigars' Old Tartan. There is some form of vanilla or deer tongue application here, but it is done so skillfully that it never detracts from the full natural sweetness of the burleys. A truly old fashioned mixture that is still blended at the Peretti store. They have to be one of the last small shops that has not totally outsourced its products to either C & D, McClelland, Lane or Altadis. Packaged in either 4 oz Montecristo bags or 8 oz tins with plain, almost drugstore type labelling, treat yourself to this great tobacco and keep your pipe clean, dry and happy.

Four and a half of five stars

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Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Appearance: Definitely an American cut, a mixture of cubes and granulated pieces (sometimes called flakes by American blenders). The color is mostly ?burley brown? with some variation.

Aroma: Burley smell with some sweetness evident, and a very noticeable presence of what I think is Deer Tongue.

Packing: This blend does not like to be tamped, except at the top and that only slightly. Just scoop it in and smooth out the top.

Lighting: : Lights easily, but not too quickly. The usual two matches will get it going nicely

Initial flavor: Good nutty burley taste with a bit of sweetness, and the herbiness of the Deer Tongue. This always reminds me of Tarragon. Nice mouth feel.

Mid-bowl: Not very complex, but tasty and satisfying. Burns slow and cool and is great for being outdoors. Moderate nicotine level felt by me, YMMV.

Finish: Just a tad stronger at the end, but clean. Does leave a residual aroma in the pipe, but its not too persistent.

Summary: An excellent outdoor blend, particularly in warm weather. Maybe better in a cob than in a briar, if you?re worried about the lingering aroma.

1 person found this review helpful.

hillbillypalate Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hillbillypalate (20)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

I agree with most of the Post. This Burley is extremely Mild it seems like im just puffing on air. I prefer 333 much better it has more of the pronounce flavor.

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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (102)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Peretti calls this an "American blend" because it has a "granular burley base." This blend was so mellow it seemed I was more going through the motions of pipe smoking rather than enjoying the taste of the tobacco. Without a doubt it has a nice tabacky taste but it was so light I won't try it again. I am a rookie pipe smoker so please take this review with a grain of perique. I started pipe smoking in December of '08 after a decade of enjoying cigars and it seems I enjoy full-flavored English blends most. The finer taste-points of this blend are apparently too subtle for my rookie palate.

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Inquisitor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Inquisitor (155)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A Virginia-based light English blend, with a light touch of Latakia. There is some nice light Virginia toastiness, and a hint of an indistinct topping. The oriental/Latakia interplay is pretty nice. Unfortunately, it doesn't find a place in my rotation, as it falls into the same general category as Ashton Celebrated Sovereign, McClelland 2020 and GLP Renaissance, all of which I prefer.

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Darwin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darwin (101)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A wonderful Burley blend. It has a nutty aroma that screams quality. This blend burns clean and dry. Highly recommended for burley lovers.

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