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

Blended ByL.J. Peretti
Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeAromatic
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
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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.

9 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1811)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginia is processed in the cavendish style, and is lightly earthy, grassy with some citrus, a drop of honey, and a minor spice note that occasionally is just a little more than minor. I see two different colors of tobacco here, and I think that maybe a pinch or two of earthy, toasted burley is present, also in the cavendish style. The sweet, rich honey topping is lightly applied though it does sublimate the tobacco a little. Has a mild nic-hit. Burns cool, clean, very smooth and mildly sweet at a moderate pace with a consistent flavor from start to finish. Has no dull or harsh spots. Requires few relights. Easily burns to ash with virtually no moisture in the bowl. The after taste and room note are very pleasant. An easy going all day smoke that won’t bore you even though it’s not a complex blend by any means. Three and a half stars.

4 people found this review helpful.

DrumsAndBeer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrumsAndBeer (189)
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

4 people found this review helpful.

doctp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doctp (4)
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

2 people found this review helpful.

clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (98)
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.

2 people found this review helpful.

W.B. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
W.B. (6)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

While this would be considered an aromatic, it is a very nuanced one indeed. A rather rough cut golden tobacco in the tin (in Peretti's case the great old throwback paint can) this blend has a sweet but not cloying scent. Importantly, it also smells like tobacco! The casing is applied with a very deft hand and, as a result, a great blend awaits. On first light the smoker may (some cans yes and some no) experience a slight soapy Lakeland flavor. This very quickly dissipates and one is left with a pleasantly sweet smoke with a delicate honey flavor. The honey flavor is always present but complements the naturally sweet tobacco rather than overwhelming it. This is not like smoking a honey cough drop or a bowl of honey based cereal. Rather, it might be more analagous to drinking a cup of good strong black tea with one teaspoon of honey. You taste the primary ingredient and the honey dances in the background. This is not my everyday smoke but I can honestly say that I have enjoyed it every time and I can certainly see how this could be an everyday tobacco for both aromatic and non-aromatic smokers alike.

Pipe Used: Radice silk

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Peretti, Boston

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