PipesMagazine.com was the exclusive media to see the advanced unveiling of the new Decade Series Perique Tobacco before it was announced to anyone else – a day in advance of the actual media event. On Saturday March 20, 2010 L.A. Poche Perique Tobacco celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Curtis Hymel, their Operations Manager’s service to the company. All the tobacco press was invited. However, a day earlier, on March 19, PipesMagazine.com owner, Kevin Godbee got an advanced tour of the factory and a preview of the announcement to come the next day.
L.A. Poche Perique Tobacco will be quadrupling Perique production in the next couple of years with their new larger facility. They will break ground on it in the coming months. After the factory tour, while owner Mark Ryan was showing off the blueprints for the new factory, without any prodding whatsoever, he decided to open the first barrel of 10-year old Perique, and we have it on video here.
This is the first Perique tobacco to ever be fermented and aged for 10 years, and it will be called "Decade Series Perique".
Here is the exclusive video of the unveiling of the New Vintage Decade Series Perique Tobacco
See the party the next day here: Perique Tobacco Legacy of 50 Years – Curtis Hymel
Stay tuned for the factory tour and blueprints of the new factory coming soon.
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L.A. Poche Perique Tobacco is located right on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish in Louisiana.