A full flavoured spicy tobacco with a slow burn rate.
Perique is a bit of a luxury. It add’s a totally unique character to any blend that cannot be equalled by any other leaf but it comes at a price so it is not used in abundance. You definitely wouldn’t find a tobacco blend containing Perique on any supermarket shelves!
Perique is a rare American Tobacco, that is produced in Louisiana by fermenting the tobacco in cake form under pressure in hollowed tree trunks over many days. This long fermentation produces a very strong flavour and allows infusion of natural spicy flavours from the heavily seasoned trunks. The Perique is primarily sold as a blending tobacco as the flavour is too rich on it’s own but it can be smoked pure for the lovers of Rich strong, tobacco’s if the wallet allows.
90% of tobacco blends you buy from your favourite tobacconist have been expertly blended by tobacco blenders with decades of expertise under their belts using core base leaves and often a casing (flavouring) of some description. In your search for “THE PERFECT BLEND” you will find some tobacco’s that get close but just need that bit of character, that bit of ooomph or the burn rate just needs adjusting to suit your palate. That’s were blending tobacco’s come in. Whether you want to adjust the character of a pre bought blend or start from scratch for the ultimate bespoke tobacco this is the place to start.
Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco:
The Gawith Hoggarth Kendal Perique, Blending Pipe Tobacco is a ready rubbed tobacco blend. Ready rubbed tobacco is made up of loose strands and is ready for immediate use in the pipe with no preparation for added convenience and enjoyment.
Loose packaged to order
Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we buy Gawith Hoggarths Perique Blending Pipe Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.