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This is the blend that was made especially to commemorate our 100th Anniversary. A subtle mixture of Oriental leaf and Latakia, plus a rich, matured Virginian.

Manufactured ByL.J. Peretti
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
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Medium to Full
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Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (88)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

An excellent English balkan blend. The other reviews on this page say it much better than I can. But let me emphasize, it's a very nice medium English-latakia blend. The latakia is wonderfully balanced and is neither a whiff or predominant. The virginias are just as balanced. Smooth, interesting and satisfying. Nice room note too. Solid quality.

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Big bad Jon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big bad Jon (232)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The sample I received of this blend was from a friend that bought it at the Chicago show. This tobacco is absolutely as basic and true to form as it gets. So why the high rating? It is perfectly balanced. The blend has a significant amount of nice VA tobacco and the Oriental is very nice. All of the tobacco is of the highest quality. The room note is as expected not wife friendly. This blend smokes cool enough though that taking it out doors is not a problem. If you like the traditional English blends you are going to love this one!!!

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thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I tried this at the Pipe Show last week and was impressed. A nice medium bodied English where the Virginias are in the forefront. Latakia is very noticeable and the Orientals are in the background. It reminds me a lot of a an amped up My Mixture 965 by Dunhill. A good solid smoke. It nips a little though about one third of the way through the bowl. Try it if you like 965.

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oldmanpipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldmanpipe (62)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Century is NOT your ordinary English blend. The "usual suspects" are there...Virginia, Latakia, and Turkish...but not in the ordinary proportions or types. For that, one should smoke Peretti's British Blend or the Royal.

While it is true that Century can be puffed into the "hot" zone, this caution is attributable to the Turkish component, not to the Virginia. Any domestic weed is far in the background. The Turkish comes to the fore at once and stays there. The matured Virginia is there to add sweetness...sometimes.

The first bowl of Century I smoked was in a small Sasieni "Ashford" shape, a quarter-bent author. The second was in a Comoy's "Blue Riband" billiard. The third was in a 1940's-vintage GBD apple. As they say, the third time is the charm.

Century is a marvelous smoke for those who appreciate variety, spice, and subtlety in a tobacco; one might, however, have to experiment to find it; Sasienis do not do this wonderful blend justice, and an old Comoy's does little more. An Algerian briar GBD, conversely, allows it to sing.

There is only ONE blend I would compare with Peretti's Century Blend...and that is Friedman & Pease's "Kismet," which is no longer available. The primary difference is that Kismet used SYRIAN Latakia, while Century incorporates Cyprian.

That makes a world of difference. For those who never tasted Kismet, it was a less-nuanced version of Greg Pease's "Bohemian Scandal." Syrian Latakia is less smoky than Cyprian, contains MUCH more nicotine, and has a winey, sweeter taste that mixes well with the Turkish used in Kismet, Bohemian Scandal...and (probably) Century. Also, if one ever smoked P & W's "High Hat" with Syrian was as stout a smoke as I ever had and was able to tolerate--simply because it was delicious. The same mixture with Cyprian Latakia is just another American English, albeit a good one.

Happily, Peretti's Century is NOT just another blend. It is smooth, bite-free, and delicious. Highest accolades!

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

A straight and very classic English mixture, don't look here to find variations from the tradition. At sight the blend is dominated by the pale leaf of Virginias and turkish tobaccos, with some flash of black latakia here and there, but don't let the appearance fool you: the latakia is not mere colour here. Nevertheless the mixture is dominated by Virginias from the beginning to the end, with the classic VA sweetness well balanced by the oriental component which adds deepness and spice combined with a grat quality latakia. Nicotine wise it's not really strong, it can be an all-day smoke for the majority of smokers. Pay attention in puffing it slowly because it could become a little hot if rushed, due to the high VA content. Classy.

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