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The jewel of "Loosiana" and a proud descendant of Pierre Chenet's discovery in 1824, this condiment is C&D's Perique, cut into a granulated form for easy blending.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeOther
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Strong, Very Strong
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Very Full
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Strong None Detected Very Full Strong

Obviously, this is designed to be a mixer. Has a lot of spice, stewed figs, plum, leather, earth, a light sourness, a little date note and a light fermentation. It’s strong, and has a very full taste smoked straight. Has plenty of nicotine as well. Won’t bite, but it will certainly tingle your tongue. Burns cool, clean and a little fast mainly due to the cut. The pieces tend to fall to the bottom of a baggie when used as a mixer, and for best effect, home blenders may find it works better when making plugs. Has a lingering, strong after taste. Needs very few relights, and leaves little dampness in the bowl. Use a very small pipe if you decide to smoke it straight.


7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Very Strong

Cornell & Diehl - Granulated Perique.

Spicy, strong, full of 'oomph'!

The granulated cut makes for 'grain' like pieces, and just the nose from the pouch indicates this is a pure, implacable, tobacco. Being from bulk the moisture's good.

Like I said at the start, the smoke isn't for the fainthearted. Sure, should you have a death wish, smoke a bowl neat! Joking aside, I quite enjoy a small bowl, neat, in the morning; imminent nicotine hit, plenty of spice to wake me up, and no nonsense! Albeit, I wouldn't wish for a large bowl! Considering the toxicity of it, adding a pinch to a weaker blend should transcend it to the strength required! It burns without question; cool, even, and mid-speed. I get zero tongue bite.

Nicotine: MORE than enough. Room-note: rank.

Granulated Perique? As good a quality Perique as you can get. Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Varioius.

Age When Smoked: New

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Cleonides Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cleonides (21)
Very Strong None Detected Extra Full Strong

Everyone who likes blends with perique should buy this, smoke a small bowl straight and try adding it to some blends to get a feel for what perique does to a blend. Also, perhaps that would end the reviews of VaPer blends where people credit the plummy, figgy whateverness to the perique. That is the virginia folks, not the perique.

The smell in the tin (or bag in this case) could easily pass for straight cow manure and will tingle your nose like vinegar. It is very earthy, fermented and just a touch of some kind of sweetness in the background. Adds a wonderful earthiness and spice to any blend. A must try.

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BrokenRecord Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrokenRecord (123)
Strong None Detected Very Full Strong

Granulated Perique: Yep, it's perique and I like it.

This tobacco smokes exactly like the Arcadian perique I know and love. It tastes of fermented/aged tobacco (similar to an oscuro cigar), with a strong spicy undertone and unparalleled earthiness. The tin note can be quite overpowering in a mostly good way. The granulated cut is just a short ribbon and the tobacco is a bit moist right out of the tin—unlike any C&D tobacco I have ever tried.

Adding a pinch of this stuff to a bowl can spice up any blend.

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