The Perique Pilgrimage

E. Roberts There were fifty of us on the bus, heading west out of New Orleans early on a Friday morning. A cross section of backgrounds, men and women, old and not so old, we were making a pilgrimage of sorts to the Mecca of our most revered subject of adulation: Convent, Louisiana, to the […]

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Passionate About Perique

By Russ Ouellette I love Perique. There, I’ve said it, and I’m not ashamed. I know that, as men, we’re not expected to wear our hearts on our sleeves, but this has been a love affair that has lasted over 30 years, and I think that it’s time to go public. Actually, if you’ve ever […]

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New Vintage Decade Series Perique Tobacco Announced

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 […]

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The Mystique of Perique

Perique is a unique and rare type of tobacco that comes exclusively from one small swath of land near New Orleans. It is used as a "condiment tobacco" to make nearly a hundred different brand name pipe tobacco blends from around the world. It’s existence has been in jeopardy more than once, first in the […]

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