Virginia, Cavendish and Perique come together in this red blend to create something close to the world famous Escudo blend. An earthy tobacco with a bit of spice, it’s designed with the patient and persistent tobacco pipe smoker in mind.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Tobacco Type: Cavendish, Perique & Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 2 oz. Tin
- 16 oz. Bag
- Cornell & Diehl
- Room Note:
Smooth, tasty, cool burning. Not quite the old #967, but close. I will purchase again.
This is a great tobacco blend. The mix of Virginia's with the perique makes for a really nice smoke. I particularly enjoy it after a meal or just relaxing at the end of the day. If you're a fan of any type of perique blend then you will most definitely enjoy this selection.
I have been on a journey to find a VaPer that is unapologetically in your face. After hearing that this blend has 50% perique I knew I must get a hold of some. I have seen many reviews say that this is more likely 30% Perique, I can tell you that it is higher. The bag note (I got 16oz.) Is of sweet bread and chocolate with a ghost of pepper left in the nose. In the bowl this blend is amazing. Tangy, bready, red Virginia and stoved red Virginia Cavendish really bring on a natural sweetness and then the perique slaps you in the face like the beautiful mistress that she is and I love it. Spice, red pepper powerhouse dancing on my tongue; the sweet and spicy mingling and washing over my palate leaving me like a child who just had their favorite candy bar. Lady nicotine is ever present and if your puff carelessly she will let you know she is not happy. In all seriousness, if you are looking for an Outstanding VaPer with a high dose of Perique, this is topnotch. Highly recommend getting a few tins or a bag as this can only get better with age.