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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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
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.


10 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
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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5 people found this review helpful.

Knightsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Knightsmoker (218)
Strong None Detected Full Very Strong

C&D Granulated Perique has a jar note that is not for the faint of heart. ROTT it had so much ammonia in it that the first thing I thought of was cat urine. Now with 8 months in the jar it still has some faint resemblance but the tobacco notes have started to come through. Smoked straight it is a full bodied strong bowl that has a nic hit that comes close to Sam Gawith's Brown Rope #4 when new. Dark fruit notes with figs out front, and some plum. It is very earthy, with a fairly strong note of fermentation and very spicy. Add to anything to strengthen the blend. I even had a 50/50 bowl of this and SG's brown rope #4 and it did not lower the strength level at all. Brown is a big enough blend to handle this at 50/50 but others I had to back off on. I found I really liked Capstan Blue at a 25/75 ratio; it moved the strength up to a solid med. and added that touch of dark fruits and spice to an otherwise uncomplicated blend. The room note is a lot like the jar note, I would not smoke it straight inside, even if I could. Still even with this slight issue this is an easy 4 stars.

Age When Smoked: 8 months

2 people found this review helpful.

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.

2 people found this review helpful.

BrokenRecord Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrokenRecord (124)
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.

1 person found this review helpful.

Quiggifur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Quiggifur (99)
Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

20230221 edit: Finally got around to smoking a pinch. Compared to McConnell Pure Perique, the foot odor really comes through in the room note whereas it doesn't in the McConnell. None to very little in the taste. Flavor is certainly better in this version, and it seems much more smooth. No (massive) urge to cough when a bit of smoke hits the back of my throat, and no (sharp) burn when attempting to retrohale. There is a well-rounded fruit-adjacent flavor, but it's pretty mild. Do I taste leather? I can almost see smoking another tiny bowl at some point by itself, or attempting to blend with it, but I am comfortable keeping it at 2 stars for now. That may change in the future.

20230219 edit: After nearly a day in the jar, it's not nearly as offensive as it was. I wouldn't call it pleasant, but I no longer feel the urge to gag when I smell it.

I don't want to tank the rating, because obviously people seem to love it and I think I just don't understand it, but I feel I need to leave a word of warning to others. There's not much that makes me gag, but this smelled like a cross between rotting feet and ripe cheese, and maybe some sweet fruits in the background. I had to fight to keep from gagging while jarring it up. Obviously I'm not equipped to rate this yet. Eventually I'll try to smoke a tiny bowl, maybe mix it with something, but the experience so far has been pretty horrific. McConnell pure perique was nothing at all like this; I don't know whether that's good or bad, but the scent was almost entirely pleasant. There were... complex... aspects from the fermentation in the background, but they didn't register as unpleasant.

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Similar Blends: Nothing I've ever experienced.

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JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (562)
Strong None Detected Full Strong

Jar note of pungent and musty vegetation. Tobacco is tiny roughcut and is mostly brown with a little dark brown. Tobacco is still wet, drying is needed. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is full and consistent, with notes of very spicy, wood, leather, acidic, dark fruit, earth, maduro cigar like, fermented vegetation, a sweet bready background note, and a very peppery retro. Room note is strong, and aftertaste is good.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum 3 1/2 Inch Tasting Cob

Age When Smoked: 5 years

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