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With Grand Point, there’s a more subdued spiciness, more akin to cinnamon and nutmeg. It also has a fruitiness that comes across as a wine-like note, and there’s a hint of cocoa in the flavor. The spiced wine character is the most noticeable in this blend. This entry in the Golden Triangle Series comes the closest to what people expect from Perique.

Notes: The Golden Triangle Series of pipe tobaccos is a showcase for some very rare versions of St. James Perique. Mark Ryan, of L.A. Poche Perique Company decided one year to put up a barrel of Perique from each of the four growing regions of St. James' Golden Triangle, rather than mixing them together for processing. This experiment created four distinctly different versions of Perique. In the Golden Triangle Series, Russ Ouellette has created a base blend that is used in the four regional mixtures that allows you to be able to see the difference in the flavor of the singular Perique varietals. To round out the series, Mark has allowed us to offer a tin of straight St. James Perique (as opposed to the usual Acadian Perique), the first time that pure St. James has been offered to the public in many years.
Blended ByRuss Ouelette
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Perique, Virginia
Packaging1.75 oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Now, this one is delicious. The base is the same mildly sweet nutty hay as the other blends in the series. This variety of Perique has a sweet dark fruit flavor that is mouthwatering. A little touch of cocoa. The spice is a little stronger than the description implies and isn't quite as gentle as the spice in South Vacherie. Has a little edge to it. This is just wonderful stuff. I'll be smoking a lot of this.

Medium in body. No added flavoring. Taste is just a little bolder than medium so I'll go with medium to full. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

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