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A splendid blend for those who like a fairly heavy tobacco that is not aromatic, but is full of flavor. Very slow burning and cool.

BrandPeretti
Blended ByPeretti
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley
FlavoringNone
CutCube
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
3.1
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (611)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

The nice thing about this cube cut burley is that the cubes don't pop out of the bowl and burn holes in your shirt, carpet, or dog. It burns slow, cool, and very well with no harshness or bite. Nutty with a molasses taste that very much reminds me of Carter Hall without the PG. There's a cocoa note or two along the way as well. There is a hint of floral, spice and vanilla which leads me to believe there's a very small amount of deer tongue present. If you enjoy good burley blends, you'll find it to be a good all day smoke.

4 people found this review helpful.

LoneRider Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LoneRider (12)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Upon opening the tin you are met with a fine scent of nuts. Typical for a burley. They say this is not an aromatic, but it sure smells like one. This blends loads easily due to the cube cut. It lights up easily and only requires gentle tamping as you smoke it. A taste of nuts was the first thing I noticed (again, typical of burleys). This is not an overly complicated blend. The taste remained the same through almost all the bowl. Towards the end, I noticed an almost toasty flavor, not unlike toasted bread. Odd, but in an enjoyable way. NOTE: This blend should be smoked very slowly and deliberately. If you are a hard puffer, this blend is not for you. The slower you smoke this blend, the more the flavor comes out. This would be a nice all-day blend, leaving the more complicated blends for the evening hours.

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo Bent Ball Coral Dot Era

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Peretti at Chicago Show 2014

2 people found this review helpful.

beaupipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
beaupipe (100)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was the lucky recipient of a generous sample of this fine tobacco. It was gifted by a nice man from whom I was purchasing a tub of Edgeworth Ready Rubbed. I think he was letting me know that all hope would not be lost once I'd burned through the Edgeworth. Peretti's 333 would still be there to satisfy my Burley needs.

It's not Edgeworth, of course. Nor is it intended to be. It is cube cut Burley, like Edgeworth. (Really though, the cut of Edgeworth was only occasionally cubed. I'd be more inclined to describe it as “haphazard”). And, like Edgeworth, it's got a little added flavoring. But it's not the same flavoring. Peretti's 333 is its own beast.

I've never been an especially big fan of cube cut tobaccos because, more often than not, I find them to be more trouble than they're worth. I usually find them difficult to light and keep lit. But I have to say that this is a first rate and thoroughly delicious Burley. It's also the most scoopable tobacco I know: scoop out the cubes and then garnish with some fine dust for kindling. The challenge with any cube cut blend, is achieving and then maintaining a suitable burn rate, and because of this challenge, I find my experience with 333 to vacillate between sublime and enervating. It's not a very good tobacco while I'm working because who wants to fuss while working? But it's a fine thing to smoke when it can receive appropriate attention.

Once I do get a got burn going, I'm treated to a high quality Burley topped with a mild aromatic agent (someone here suggests deer tongue, which I can buy, since I was thinking vanilla). It's a moderately sweet smoke, and that's impressive given that straight Burley can occasionally be a little astringent on the palate. Whatever adornments are in 333, however, in no way compromise the experience of a subtle, delicious, high quality, throw-back Burley. When my Edgeworth is gone, this may well be its different, but equally enjoyable, replacement.

2 people found this review helpful.

TheSmokinDragon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheSmokinDragon (56)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Burley lovers rejoice! Another example of the blending masters hard at work..high quality bacci and a great smoke

1 person found this review helpful.

Phantom55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phantom55 (29)
★★☆☆
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Easy to pack, burns well, and decent strength/body etc. I really wanted to like this one, as I am a big burley fan. I like my burley more pure though, and the floral casing/topping on this just kills it for me. Reminds me of 79. Lakeland smokers should like it.

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cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (36)
★★☆☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The casing kills this for me. Pass go, collect $200 and proceed straight to Peretti's BPC.

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derlict311 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
derlict311 (67)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant

The cube cut I found intriguing but beside that this blend burned too hot for me. Tongue bit city for my rapid style of puffing. OK, so there is a nice sweet, burly taste, I'll admit. A good aftertaste, a nice easy room note. I would recommend to the natural pipe sipper, but get ready for lots of relights. If I'm gonna smoke a similar burley, I'll do John Patton's Storm Front, which may be the best smoke on the planet. This one may impress others but it's one I won't rush back to. Two stars for name recognition. That may change if I find the right pipe.

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Ducksbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ducksbreath (81)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This is truly Carter Hall with some more complexity. I find the cube cut difficult to light and kind of pain to smoke though, requiring a lot of relights and/or cubes getting stuck in the draft hole.

Burleys are very peculiar things. Often simpler is better. Ultimately I'd rather go for CH or PA just because they are so easy to smoke. Nevertheless this is a good old American Burley blend that you have to try.

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Pokey Nipple Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pokey Nipple (7)
★★★☆
Very Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I know this is good tobacco, but I just can't smoke it. I can tell that the quality of the weed is very high. You really notice the quality when comparing it to some widely available, mass-market tobaccos.

Having said all that, it's just too damn strong for me. I tried again and again to fully enjoy a bowl, but ended up with a headache and a woozy stomach.

The quality shines through in the taste and mouth and nose: well-rounded, multi-dimensional chocolaty, nutty burley, very, very subtly sweet.

All around top-notch weed. Others will enjoy it, especially burley fans and nicotine maniacs.

Guess I'm just a huge pussy.

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leafnut64 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
leafnut64 (1)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

First, a little context: I've smoked all of Peretti's burley blends, and they are all very good to excellent. Uhle's Perfection Plug is also excellent. That said, to me, 333 is the ultimate Codger Burley, at least that I've come across yet. It has a very very good medium strength natural tobacco taste and smell when burning-clean, fairly simple, satisfying. What it also has more of and better than any other burley blend I've had is this: the sublime, apparently elusive, deliciously natural nuttiness that a great burley blend should have. 5 stars on a scale of 4!!!

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bighitter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bighitter (37)
★★★☆
Strong Medium to Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

Yes this stuff tastes amazing, possibly the best tasting blend I've smoked, really and I mean that. This stuff is just so strong though, it is one of those tobaccos that sneaks up on you and you're dizzy before you know it, or even after you're done smoking, the waves get too strong and you're down. I just prefer a milder tobacco, but this is great. Probably will end up blending it.

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hillbillypalate Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hillbillypalate (20)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

For those who want to expand their burley Horizons this is a must try! I love the granulated burley and that Ohh so nutty sweetness burley. Another great Baccy from Perettis. Only draw back you get a bit of chunks in your mouth or stuck in the stem if drafthole of pipe is a bit larger. This so far their best Burley blends.

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bosbilliard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bosbilliard (9)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Since I am a fan of Carter Hall, I definitely wanted to try this one, as it was recommended as a great burley. After trying it, I refer to it now as Carter Hall +! The burley flavor in this tobacco is great, a little bit stronger than CH but not at all in a bad way. The flavor is nice and mellow, and yet not at all disappointing. It stays consistent and I found it stayed lit pretty easily. A nice flavor combined with a great room note made this a Peretti's blend I would definitely go back to again.

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Jaybee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaybee (76)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This is one of my favorites. I definitely get, what has already been described here as a molasses taste. This granulated mixture is cool and slow burning with a rich sublime taste and excellent room note. Highly recommended for any tobacco lover.

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BriarLaw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BriarLaw (85)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

This is a wonderful Burley from another era. I mean dancing the swing, war bonds, radio shows, etc. True Americana.

Dark brown, lightly moist smallish cubes with a fair amount of even smaller granulated tobacco. Naturally sweet almost fermented pouch aroma. Really great.

Just scoop it in the bowl, barely tamp, and give it a light. I can almost hear The Glen Miller Band in the background. Plain good old fashioned Burley in the finest tradition. No bitterness at all. Burns clean and very dry all the way down the bowl.

A top flight tobacco from a time long ago . . . when going to the drugstore meant having a chocolate malted at the counter. Do try it if you are a Burley fan or just want to take a trip in a time capsule.

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smokey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokey (120)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

L.J. Peretti tobaccos have garnered several good reviews from me for their English blends, but I had never tried their burleys, one of their hallmarks. I decided to get some samples and see if they were as good as others have said. One of those was #333, probably one of their most popular blends.

333 is a cube cut burley made up of medium to dark brown pieces with a sweet pouch aroma that suggests some kind of topping, although it is not quite as as apparent in the taste. The cubes couldn't be easier to pack, just scoop the pipe full, tamp down slightly, and light. I usually tamp and do a second light, more out of habit than anything else. The first third of the bowl exhibits a spiciness unlike any other burley I have tried to date. There is also a typical burley nuttiness in the background that soon moves to the forefront, although the spice is still there. There is a slight bitterness that peeks in after half bowl, and gets a bit stronger as the cubes burn down. The smoke ends with gray ash in the bottom of the bowl.

I tried #333 in several pipes, including two Petersons, one bent and one straight, a Stanwell brandy blast, and a Boswell bent. It seemed to smoke about the same in all of them.

Scores for Peretti #333; taste- 17 of 20; lighting and packing-10 of 10; value- 7 of 10. That adds up to 34 points and a high ** ranking.

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thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

GOOD NEWS- GREAT FLAVOR! NOTHING LIKE IT ON THE MARKET. BAD NEWS- IT HAS SO MUCH NICOTENE IT MADE ME QUEASY. SORRY, A BLEND HAS TO BE BALANCED. THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE GREAT TASTING ROT GUT. TAKE A PASS. THE SAD THING IS I ACTUALLY LIKE PERETTI BLENDS. SOMETHING CHANGED THIS YEAR THOUGH. OH WELL! C'EST LA VIE!

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Backwoods Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Backwoods Piper (48)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Blend 333 is a no frills basic smoke. The burleys are of superior quality as I have come to expect from L. J. Peretti.

This blend packs easy, just dip your bowl and scoop, tamp with the thumb and strike a match. This cube cut burly smokes smooth and cool and has a fairly full flavor. Try a seasoned cob with 333. Puff easy burly tobacco can render some heart burn or a sour stomach if smoked in haste. This blend will be part of my normal rotation due to its superior burning qualities and taste. If you enjoy non or sparsely cased blends this is worth a try.

What more can be said. Cool burning, smooth, and just plain yummy!

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

Peretti's # 333 is a close call between three and four stars. Just now, I can give only three, and for the poorest of reasons: I feel I have given too many four-star ratings! I might change and upgrade this later.

A gentlemen at Peretti's once told me that the difference between # 333 and their BPC Blend is so slight, most cannot distinguish one from the other. Posessing a tongue jaded and coated by 35-years of pipe smoking, the distinction between the two is very easy for me to make. I very much prefer # 333.

Another reviewer noted a similarity between this and the OLD Iwan Reis Three-Star blends, and indeed a hint of Three-Star Blue is detected in the side stream...but only a hint. Peretti, as ever, has a Burley blend here that is uniquely its own.

This is a "no-brainer" in the best sense of that term. One can savor it, or ignore it; smoke it slow or fast, tamp it or not...and still it gives a great smoke.

I have no complaint about # 333 except that it is so consistent. Quite often one's greatest virtue can be his fatal flaw as well. Here, that flaw is by no means fatal...just enough to keep it from unqualified stardom.

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LSU Tiger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LSU Tiger (13)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Out of the four blends I tried from Peretti's, this was the one I had to have more of. The Burleys and hint of mature Virgina's really come together to form a near rhapsody. Everyone that's been in "smelling range" loves the aroma, even my wife (Stop the presses! She likes one!). There's the usual nutty burley flavor here along with the sweetness of Virginia.

Easy to pack, light, and snow white ash... nothing better. Get the pound, I did.

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Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (79)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Full Pleasant

Boy am i glad i tried a sample of this blend. After finishing my sample i ordered the half pound paint can and when it arrived i dug right in. Blend 333 is a cube cut Burley blend with what i assume is some sort of molasses/vanilla topping but i cant be sure as it has superior burning qualitites that a cased blend simply does not. Just scoop your pipe into the can, fill and tamp with your thumb. This and Wilke's Nut Brown Burley are the two easiest blends to pack in my opinion and they both have that wonderful Burley taste with a wonderful room note. I do not taste any other leaves except the Burley and what fine Burley it is! Peretti's has some of the best burley's i have ever tried.

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emmbee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
emmbee (174)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Another superior American yankee blend from Peretti, and now becoming part of my desert island rotation, 333 is a sweeter, more amped up version of 111. The burleys are rich, raisiny and always cool. This is an all day tobacco, as it never heats up the tongue or the bowl. Very American, and characteristically Peretti, their blends remind me of how Iwan Ries's Three Star Mixtures used to be in days past before outsourcing and sneaky, underhanded recipe changing. Peretti has a definitive stamp that once experienced and enjoyed, is never forgotten. No goop, no gurgle, and a perfectly fluffy, white ash rewards you at the end of a long, dry smoke. Peretti's burleys are representive of the standard to which all American crossovers should aspire.

Four of five stars

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A fine Burley, it reminds me somehow of P&W 196, it has the same very light camphor smell. The cube cut makes the packing and lighting an easy task, it starts well with just one match. The flavour is that of one great burley: straight, a little bitter and it doesn't built up throughout the bowl in a particular way.

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

Burley/Virginia blends are my favorite, and this blend is simply exquisite! From the very first pipeful of this Burley lover's delight I have been smitten.

I love everything about it. It is smooth, rich, cool, and nutty, with a hint of spice. I can smell it as I smoke, and it smells fantastic! There is just enough molasses in this to complement the superb, deep, earthy, roasted coffee flavors in the tobacco. It is pure pipe smoking pleasure to me. Try it, if you don't like it, send it to me!

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benhur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
benhur (5)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Blend 333 is a non-aromatic cube-cut burley sweetened with a touch of molasses and enriched by a small amount of Virgina leaf. It packs, lights, and burns easily. The room note and flavor are rich and pleasant. This is an excellent blend and one of the few Burley blends I enjoy ? its similar to LJP?s BPC (Burley plug cut, which lacks the VA) and W (which is the same as 333 with Latakia instead of VA).

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

Having smoked several of Peretti?s burley blends, I think there is a ?fine line? that distinguishes one from the next. The one thing they do have in common is that they are all superb. What distinguishes 333 from the other of Peretti?s burley blends is that it has powdered deer tongue added. There isn?t a large amount and you probably won?t see it with the naked eye but if you have smoked C&D Crooner, where the deer tongue is quite evident, you will note the similarity. The Peretti burleys just beg to be scooped rather than packed, preferably in pipes have larger bores. It has good burning qualities and a solid, nutty burley taste and can provide herbal notes due to the deer tongue. Although largely one dimensional, the flavor can pleasantly intensify as you progress down the bowl.

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

I rate this tobacco 9.0 out of 10.

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Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
★★★☆
Medium Mild 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 darker leaf present.

Aroma: Burley smell with more sweetening than their Blend 111.

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 that I can?t identify. 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 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.

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

I got this tobacco on a blind trade, and smoked it resignedly in anticipation of a low-flavor aromatic. I was mistaken. As a prior reviewer mentioned, Peretti has a good handle on Burleys, and I am enjoying this. Medium in body, there is a pleasant back-of-the-throat edge to this. No bite, and a spicy note pervades. Very subtle toasty flavors indicate that this may contain a small amount of Virginia. While this is not an aromatic, there is a nice, light room note that compliments but does not overshadow the natural tobacco flavors. It doesn't get the ashy burley curse. Decent but not overwhelming nicotine level.

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BostonPipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BostonPipe (83)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Full-Bodied Burley, with a rich spicey taste that increases as one progresses the length of the bowl. Easy to pack, I just use the gravity method and gently tamp my way up to the top of the bowl. One false-light, then off to some quality down-time. The tobacco burned cleaned all the way to the bottom of the bowl with very little dottle at the end. It ends with a nice grey/white ash. A superb burley blend!

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fourshephards Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fourshephards (51)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

My wife gave me half-pound tin of this stuff for Christmas. She purchased it based on the recommendation of one of the staff at LJ Peretti whom is familiar with my tastes in tobaccos. Seeing whereas I am a little finicky about what I like to smoke, I was a little skeptical at first. I popped the lid and found cubed cuts of burley, quite dark in color and oily to the touch. The tin aroma was intoxicating. I immediately packed a panelled billiard stack with some (it did not need much packing - just filled the bowl and pressed down gently) and set flame to it. At first, the taste seemd fairly subtle but about 1/3 of the way down the bowl, a rich and savory (though not sugary sweet) flavor came to the fore. This lasted throughtout the bowl. 333 produced nary a gurgle and burned down to a sandy grey ash with no dottle and the walls of the bowl remained clean. As I smoked this, my wife poked her head in from the kitchen and exclaimed,"WOW, what is that!? It smells very nice!" The description says that there are no aromatics added to this. I am not sure how this could be true since it smells so good. But I have to take Peretti's at their word. I simply cannot get enough of this stuff. It has struck a chord in me that I cannot deny. It is unlike anything else that I smoke in that I usually smoke matured VA's, VA/Perique blends and Burley mixtures like Old Joe Krainz (C & D) or Va mixtures like Easy Times (also C & D). I don't know how many others would enjoy #333 due to it's intimidating appearnace and sweet pouch aroma. These might scare some off. But, let me say that this stuff is like catnip to a cat for me.

My German Shepherd Gretchen barks 5 times out of a possible 5 for #333.

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Darwin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darwin (101)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

Peretti really has a nice touch with burleys and Blend 333 is one I enjoy regularly. As the description states, it's a full burley that burns slow and cool.

Blend 333 is a rich brown tobacco that is composed of cubes that appear to be cut from a thick flake or plug. The flavor is rich and nutty. For the purpose of this review, I'm smoking 333 in an Ashton, but I think it really comes to life in a medium-sized or larger cob. Its smoking characteristics remind me of a Virginia flake, because it burns so slow.

This would be a great alternative for the all-day burley smoker who wants to get away from those cheap drugstore blends and step up to a real high quality tobacco. There is little or no added flavoring; it's a real tobacco taste that I enjoy. Blend 333 is easy on the tongue and doesn't have a bitter taste near the end of the bowl like cheap burleys. Along with Peretti's 101, 102, 111, 33, and BPC, I smoke 333 regularly. Next to Wilke's Nut Brown Burley, Peretti blends the very best burleys.

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