Peretti Boston's Best Cavendish

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


Brand Peretti
Series Cavendish Blends
Blended By L.J. Peretti
Manufactured By L.J. Peretti
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Cavendish
Flavoring Honey
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.27 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 04, 2014 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
PurchasedFrom: Peretti
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 30, 2017 Very Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
I will not claim to be a seasoned, nuanced pipe smoker. My smoking tends to be more relaxed and absentminded than I believe is necessary to review most tobaccos accurately. That said, every now and then I find something to “write home about” as it were. Boston’s Best is just the place to start my reviews.

This is subtly at its best as far as I’m concerned. I had worked myself into a bit of a frenzy waiting on the mail to arrive. When the moment came and the pipe was packed and lit I was filled with a sense of disappointment. I had filled myself with thoughts of sweet honey and deep flavors. Not sure where I got all that, but where my expectations were. Not that those flavors weren’t there, they just weren’t as prominent as I had built them up to be. Then the next morning on a midwinter, predawn drive up interstate 39 I gave it another try. There were all those subtle nuances.

My teenage daughters said the room note was very woody. The stand out for me was the subtle hits of sweetness coupled with a mild nuttiness very reminiscent of halva. These mild flavors one a pleasant woody room note are joined by a wonderful mildness that is far more satisfying than either my overblown imagination or my first impression would have led me to believe.

If I were rating on a scale of 1-10 this would be a solid 9. As it is I would give it a 3.7 if I could. Since I cannot I will give it 4 stars and let the other reviews work it towards my number.
Pipe Used: Mark Tinsky bent dublin
PurchasedFrom: L J Peretti
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 04, 2015 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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 21, 2015 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
PurchasedFrom: Peretti, Boston
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 11, 2011 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.
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