J. F. Germain & Son Royal Jersey Perique Mixture

The mysterious flavour of Louisiana perique combined with golden cavendish that is the signature of the Royal Jersey range of tobaccos.
Notes: This is the latest addition to the Royal Jersey range, and contains a subtle quantity of genuine Louisiana perique. The fully-rounded taste of matured tobaccos.


Brand J. F. Germain & Son
Blended By J. F. Germain & Son
Manufactured By J.F. Germain & Son
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Shag
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.20 / 4





Please login to post a review.
Displaying 51 - 54 of 54 Reviews
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 14, 2009 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable
Good, but not exceptional. You will not make a mistake with this blend, but not thrilled too...

My rate: 3.0
0 people found this review helpful.
Please login to upvote this review.
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 11, 2009 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant
Fellow pipe smokers this is a truly wonderful smoke. I find it quit similar to Former's Straight Grain Flake, just a wee bit milder. Wonderful virginia combined with just the perfect amount of perique to make this a mild to medium experience. Yes it has that fruity fragrant found in all Germain/Esoterica Virginia blends but that is what makes their mixtures so unique. Let this blend air for a couple or three hours then have-at-her. If you like Straight Grain Flake and St. Bruno Flake you should find solace in this particular mix. Recommended with no reservations what-so-ever.
0 people found this review helpful.
Please login to upvote this review.
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 29, 2007 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
06.30.2007. this tin has now been open for 1½ month, and it has changed caracter through that period of time. the cigar-ish caracter has allmost vanished, and the taste and room note is now a lot closer to (the discontinued) simmon's virginia. pure virginia of very "dry tasting" type - and, i think, a good deal more than just "a subtle quantity of genuine louisiana périque"

06.03.2007. first, a warning: i give it my highest reccomendation, NOT based on my finding it immediatly appealing, but on the fact that it's first class tobacco.

second, i'm almost certain that rjp contains cigar leaf or something very similar to it. this does not come through in the tin aroma which is very perique'ish in its sour-pungent notes, but once you taste the smoke it's evident. the same goes for the room note. my wife normally likes the room note of most of my tobaccos, but this one had her protesting against the cigar smell!

"flue cured", the above description says, but there's certainly something air cured in it, and almost no taste of flue cured virginia. a very slight sweetness akin to orientals, and the sourish perique (though without the plum notes), combined with the mustiness of the "cigar leaf" makes for a tobacco that is indeed very far from the archetypical va-per, escudo.

not a tobacco that i find very usefull on a daily basis, but as a palate cleanser it may work very well for me. nothing at all wrong with the quality.
0 people found this review helpful.
Please login to upvote this review.
Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 26, 2004 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Germain's RJP is welcome Va/P addition to the Royal Jersey family and is of similar quality to RJ Original Latakia, though of course different in character. RJP is not a kick-your-butt perique experience- much milder than 2015, say- but more of a virginia with a perique accent.

My main beef with this blend is the cut. It may say "broken flake" in the notes above, but it is really a fine ribbon cut with some long ribbons. This makes for a messy loading experience in situations, like driving, where full attention cannot be given to the task at hand. The smoke is worth the hassle however.

RJP burns cool for a virginia blend, especially one so finely cut. I have yet to be bitten by it, and find that it could be a fine all-day smoke, if one was into smoking the same blend all day long. (Similar to Two Friends Redwoood that way, only RJP is fruitier.) Even the finish is relatively mild unlike many Va/Ps that get pretty "periqueish" at the end. RJP also does well with DGT, and I often come back to a partially smoked bowl to resume just where I left off.

I still prefer a well-aged 2015 for its strength, but RJP on my short list of Va/P blends, and I often turn to it for a change of pace.
0 people found this review helpful.
Please login to upvote this review.