|Tobacco:||Burley, Perique, Virginia|
|Room Note:||3 - Balanced, 4 - Distinct|
The Golden Triangle Collection is the best way for you to clearly see the differences in the special varietal Periques that Russ Ouellette had the opportunity to work with. To be able to detect the variation in the different growing regions, Russ created a mellow blend of bright Virginia and toasted Burley as a base, and the same amount of each of the four varietal Periques is added in exactly the same proportions. You'll be able to taste the nuances of each type and compare them clearly with this collection. To round out the uniqueness of this sampler, we're including a tin of straight St. James Perique for you to try in your own blends. For many years, the only commercially available Perique has been Acadian Perique, which is blended with Perique-processed dark air-cured tobaccos, but this is the real deal, made only from Perique tobaccos grown in the Golden Triangle.
South Vacherie - Exhibits distinct espresso notes with an herbal character with hints of white pepper - complex.
Paulina - Flinty, with a coffee note. Has a peppery sourness that you'll feel toward the back of your palate.
Belmont - Buttery, salty notes of brined olives with a bit of fruitiness, and some cayenne pepper on the finish.
Grand Point - Winey fruitiness with a bit of cocoa and sweet baking spices.
St. James Perique - This is the real deal! 100% straight St. James Perique without the addition of Acadian Perique. Pure St. James Perique hasn't been offered for sale in well over a decade. Absolutely incredible as a blending component.