This is Clegir rope with seven percent perique, and is smaller in width than your average rope. The high quality Virginias are earthy and woody with a little grassiness, and a fair amount of naturally sweet citrus with some dark fruitiness, and a bare touch of spice. The perique is a little noticeable, being as much raisin and figs as it is peppery, and is mostly a condiment. There is a very minor floral Lakeland essence, but it doesn’t sublimate the natural tobacco taste to any extreme, and I think it comes from the blend being in the same area with Lakeland blends rather than it being a topping. Needs minimal prep time as the rope is very easy to slice, but depending upon your preference, you may want to give it just a little dry time once you have done your cutting. I’d not advise much drying because the tobacco spun in the rope is thin and a little fragile, and will turn crisp if you aren’t careful. Burns cool, clean and smooth at a slow pace with a mostly consistent flavor, and should be sipped for best effect, though I encountered no hint of bite or harshness. The nic-hit is a step past the center of mild to medium. The strength is a couple of slots past that mark, though the taste is a shade more than medium. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and slightly floral room note. Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Not quite an all day smoke.
One of the more interesting of the bombs I got. I guess this stuff has to be ordered from an overseas company, and isn't available for retail sales.
Thin rope, looks like a Gawith product, but thinner than normal. Mostly golden with brown and a core of darker leaf. Smells great, kind of sour/ sweet and perique fruity. I used a double bladed cigar cutter for ropes, try to keep it on the thin side. Takes about nine coins to get a good pipeful. Easily rubbed out into a nice ribbon.
Mine is pretty moist, and took some work to get going. Drying helped a lot in future smokes. Pretty large va content to this, but the perique is very present as the bowl develops. Good and zesty, without the citrus sourness some Virginias have. Perique is stronger on the retrohale, but I like that. Burn is good when prepped well, and no bite for me even when puffing away.
Very good rope, impressive. It is made by G&H, and they don't do tobacco half cocked. I hope the new cabbies mixture is like this. Recommended if you like va/per blends.
A pleasant VaPer, heavier on the Va than the Per. The section of rope I got was (and still is, several weeks later) on the wet side, needing a bit of drying. There is just the hint of a topping, which reminded me of the slightly stronger topping in GH's Louisiana Flake, but it was mostly a slightly peppery (from the Perique of course) straight bright VA.
Genial format. I think it needs a bit longer drying period after slicing. First it gives a beautiful natural sweetness, which you can get only from splendid selection of virginias. Than when you start to get full with the "spring", the taste-trip starts to put you onto a smooth vaper highway. Puffing it from a bigger chambered briar can be the optimum solution. Four stars in my scale.
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