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A mellow Cavendish blend cured with honey. Gives a cool, smooth smoke.

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jpeek345 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jpeek345 (2)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

If this blend was all you knew of pipe tobacco, then you still could smoke this forever without fear of admonishing. It's expertly balanced. Not an unqualified strand of leaf enters into the mix. I don't smoke aromatics- period. This was an open-minded mail-order suggestion. So I got what their impression of me was while we were on the phone. Perettis are an equivalent to a famous world restaurant- where only the best chefs (blenders) handle the finished product. For the record I had an uneasy feeling ordering from them. They have some ironing out to do in regards to demeanor. But I chalk-it-off to Artistry. These guys may be caught in a moody-mopey attitude but they are among the very finest tobacco blenders in the world.

2 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (110)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

An excellent "true" cavendish blend from Peretti. They don't call this "Boston's Best" for nothing. It's quite good. It has a warm tone with a toasty flavor that produces subtle hints of honey and spices and an appreciable sweet room note. A moderately bright and somewhat Danish style tobacco flavor is mostly what I found here. Altogether the taste is mild, yet somehow simultaneously substantial.

This is not a gooped up blackened blend that refuses to dry, but rather a mixture of loosely pressed mottled brown ribbons with specks of black, done to a specific style that pre-dates the existence of the typical sticky humectant laced, "perma-moist" CVS pharmacy blends.

Boston's Best has that certain flavor quality to it, and once experienced, like it or not, it's undeniably constructed using top-shelf leaf. I would also categorize this as a must try for those who enjoy simple & mild tobaccos that are slightly augmented by a subtle sweetening agent. Boston's Best requires very little dry time, stays lit and performs well. It can bitter some at bowl's end and bite if puffed too hard. But this is a delicious, mild smoking mixture from the gentlemen on Park Square.

Pipe Used: Cob & Briar

1 person found this review helpful.

doctp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doctp (2)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I was in Boston for a conference and heard about Peretti, stopped by since I had not smoked a pipe in a few years, only mild/medium cigars. Walked in and "Charlie" said Hi, can I help? told him I was an amateur, needed advice; he talked to me for almost 2 hours about different pipes and tobaccos and his numerous trips to the Castello factory in Cantu, Italy. Got me VERY excited about pipe smoking again, then he and Steve showed me a bunch of "Estate" Castello and Dunhills; I bought 5 pipes! Steve advised Boston's Best, he filled the 30 year old Castello and I hit the park and had the most delicious smoke that I can ever remember! Probably a combination of the friendships made, the excellent advice, beautiful weather and the mystic of starting my hobby again with abundant new knowledge!I have tried it again in other large bowl pipes and had a similar experience, just that if smoked too fast, a little tongue bite and "gurgle". Just slow down and relax... extremely enjoyable!!, Mild, light but go slowly! I have since moved to Dunhill English blends for the nicotine "hit", but still really love this incredible tobacco. Confused why only 2 other reviews, granted a mild aromatic, maybe meant for "newbies", yet still has it's place at the right moment. The entire experience at Peretti's was just incredible... if in Boston, you would be foolish not to stop in, buy some pipes, tobacco and listen to some stories about Castello, Dunhill and about "Old Man Peretti" himself! Yes, I do love this tobacco as I love Dunhill Early Morning Blend and Night Cap. Smoke it correctly and at the appropriate time. Kind of like a Brunello vs a full bodied, '82 Bordeux... both are great at the right time.

Pipe Used: Estate Castello

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Peretti

1 person found this review helpful.

clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (40)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I just tried this one and am surprised that it hasn't gotten reviewed yet. I smoked this in a Freehand Corn Cob pipe and the flavor was delicious. Not too sweet - just right. The flavors keep popping up. For an aromatic - you get a lot of tobacco taste. I don't know if I taste "honey" but there is something there that adds some sweetness that isn't overbearing. Hints of cocoa and baking spice. Smokes extremely cool and smooth. Could be all day smoke for some Folks out there. Enjoy.

1 person found this review helpful.