Pipes Magazine » General Pipe Smoking Discussion

Search Forums  
   
Tags:   

Impressed by Escudo... any suggestion for Perique?

(16 posts)
  1. mushjoon

    mushjoon

    Junior Member
    Joined: Nov 2011
    Posts: 81

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Yesterday, I went to my local B&M and tried Escudo Navy Deluxe. Surely, it bited like Hell in the beginning, but as time went by, I started to feel so relaxed and the sweet taste of Virginia with a little bit of spice of Perique was magical. I did not get any tongue bite afterward. It burned very slowly and turned into a fine ash in the end.

    Now, I'm really digging into Perique blend.

    Any suggestion for Perique blend?

    Btw, is IPSD 2012 Cerberus a Perique blend or Latakia blend?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. portascat

    portascat

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2011
    Posts: 1,106

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I bought a a tin of Escudo Navy about a year ago. Still unopened.

    Might be pretty decent in a few more years.

    "To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there."
    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. thesmokindragon

    thesmokindragon

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2011
    Posts: 3,937

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I would try Davidoff's Flad meds, another VaPer but smoother IMO
    I happen to love both Escudo and Davidoff Flake meds...would also
    try some Rattray's Marlin Flake

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. glpease

    glpease

    Lord Latakia
    Joined: Jun 2010
    Posts: 237

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    How about G.L. Pease's (oh, wait...that's me) Fillmore? It's got about the same level of perique in it, surrounded by some really nice US grown virginias, pressed and sliced into flakes. It's deep, rich, slightly fruity, and if the 2007 tin that I've got open now is any indication, ages splendidly.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. romeowood

    romeowood

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2011
    Posts: 1,996

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Curse you and your brilliant blends!
    I will concur that Fillmore is a splendid blend, but note that it contains a wisp of Latakia in it--I was shocked at first taste, but I quickly grew on me and makes absolutely perfect sense and balance in this blend, really setting it apart from your standard VaPer fare. If the Lat had been listed on the label, I probably would have waited to try this for a while as I worked my way through his catalogue. But I still consider it a dirty rotten trick not to list it on the contents! (No harm, no foul, Greg )
    While we're on the topic, his Haddo's Delight is, well, absolutely delightful, and you can further explore the spectrum of VaPers with his Cumberland, Stratford, and my favorite, Triple Play.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. danno

    danno

    Member
    Joined: Nov 2011
    Posts: 198

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I love VaPers! I have a few Jars of "Jewel of St. James - Perique" which is wonderful stuff.
    It was really an impulse buy, but it has been fun adding it to differant tobaccos to see how it tastes. I've even used it to amp up a few, and enjoyed the result.

    As far as the G.L. Pease blends, I am glad Greg chimed in. I have been trying to figure out which of his blends are VaPers, and then which ones to try.

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will go through life thinking it is stupid.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. hnryclay

    hnryclay

    Senior Member
    Joined: Jan 2012
    Posts: 379

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I will second the Fillmore, also I like McClelland's St. James Woods. Of course I love Rattray's Hal O' the Wynd which has the slightest trace of Perique. It is my favorite Virginia by far, but not as spicy as Escudo.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. User has not uploaded an avatar

    smokey422

    Senior Member
    Joined: Nov 2011
    Posts: 342

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    If you enjoy VA/Per blends, you really should try L.J. Peretti's Park Square. It's my all-time favorite and I've smoked a lot of that genre. Another great one is Hearth and Home's Anniversary Kake from Pipes and Cigars. I've heard good things about John Patton's Perique blends and if you REALLY want a big shot of Perique you can get some of C&D's Bayou Night. Reports are that it contains 50%(!!!) Perique. I've smoked it and it's not bad with some age on it.

    Smokey

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. standardgewehr

    standardgewehr

    Junior Member
    Joined: Feb 2011
    Posts: 95

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Fillmore FTW. Perhaps the richest tasting Virginia/Perique blend I've tried, and I've tried a good number. A personal favorite of mine.

    If you want a VaPer with a nice sour tang to it, Tudor Castle.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. thesmokindragon

    thesmokindragon

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2011
    Posts: 3,937

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    agree, MC's Personal Reserve: St. James Woods, SG's St. James and Peretti's London Flake also some of my favs

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. maineyachtie

    maineyachtie

    Senior Member
    Joined: Aug 2010
    Posts: 362

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    +1 on smokey422 for park square.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. User has not uploaded an avatar

    Anonymous

    Unregistered

    Posts: 2,329

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    There are so many good ones that I like...Villiger 1888 After Dinner is decent (I find it a little weak in the Perique tho)...My fav Perique blend is Mac Barens HH Acadian Perique...one other one is HH Virigina Spice which is a VA/Per with a touch of cigar leaf.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. atuukson

    atuukson

    Member
    Joined: Aug 2011
    Posts: 185

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Recently tryed Rattrays: Hal O' the Wynd lovey stuff.

    The Swede

    Snus and Pipe smoking <3
    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. papipeguy

    papipeguy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2010
    Posts: 16,210

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Butera's Kingfisher is a very nice burley Va/per.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. mikesgirl

    mikesgirl

    New Member
    Joined: Dec 2011
    Posts: 19

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Have you ever tried McClelland's Frog Morton On the Bayou? My husband loves it, along with all of the Frog series

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. kcghost

    kcghost

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2011
    Posts: 2,385

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Two of my favorites are Pease's Haddo's Delight and whoever make sit Three Nuns.

    Posted 7 years ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   elpfeife, 64alex, jaytex969, canucklehead, craig61a, oldtoby, trudger, yuda, gerryp, lightxmyfire, bluegrassbrian, rsobel993, ajohnb, lochinvar, cossackjack, jiminks