Peretti Devonshire

An old favorite returns. Matured Virginia with just a hint of Latakia.


Brand Peretti
Series English Blends
Blended By L.J. Peretti
Manufactured By L.J. Peretti
Blend Type Virginia/Latakia
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 28, 2017 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
L.J. Peretti's Devonshire (as per the store description) is basically a matured Virginia blend with a condimental amount of Latakia. The cut is a short-ribbon, coarse cut. My first sample was a single ounce, and it was a little too dry for me; but when I ordered an 8oz. can, the hydration level was perfect. I think Virginias in particular need to be fairly well-hydrated--otherwise, they lose their flavor and smoke too hot.

The color is mostly tan and brown Virginias, with scattered specks of black Latakia. I'm not sure of the exact Virginias used, but there is clearly more than one varietal involved. It lights and burns well--as all Peretti blends do. The taste is earthy, but not at all "dirty." While there is some background sweetness, the taste is dominated by the fermented, somewhat sour taste of the matured Virginia base. There are hints of lemon and tea, with a Bergemontesque (to twist a word) edge akin to Earl Grey Tea. The Latakia makes its presence known around the edges, adding a touch of darker depth.

An easy-smoking, straightforward blend, especially good in warmer months. Should please Virginia fanciers and English blend smokers looking for a change of pace.
PurchasedFrom: L.J. Peretti
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