Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mac Baren HH Acadian Perique

Tin Notes:
This blend is the third of the HH tobacco family. The first two, HH Vintage Syrian and HH Mature Virginia, have been well accepted by pipe smokers worldwide. The characteristics of the first two have been toward a more natural tobacco taste where you really experience the tobacco blend. And this is also the case with the third HH blend – the HH Acadian Perique. What also was of a concern to us was that the final blend should have no tongue bite along with a big natural tobacco taste. When we first started creating the HH Acadian Perique it quickly turned out to be a very complex blend. With each testing we ended up wanting more taste nuances. The final blend includes Virginias, Burley’s, Original Cavendish, Dark Fired Kentucky, Orientals and of course Acadian Perique. All of these tobaccos marry in the most fantastic way. When smoking the HH Acadian Perique you will notice the sweetness of the Virginia tobaccos, the mild spice of the Orientals and the slightly tart, with an undertone of spice and fruit of the Perique. We did not want a blend where the taste of the Perique was overpowering the taste nuances of the other tobaccos. The solution was to use the Acadian Perique, which is lighter and smoother version of this unique tobacco. By using the Acadian Perique we achieved a balance so all of the tobaccos could participate with their own natural taste and together marry into this rare blend. After creating the blend, it was a simple decision that this symphony of high quality tobaccos should not be overpowered by any top flavor. This is also true of the first two HH tobaccos. The HH Arcadian Perique has no top flavor at all. We leave you with a blend where you indeed taste the natural tobaccos, but don’t be fooled … it seems to be a mild smoke but it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. You will experience a rich and flavorful smoke that is very satisfying. And it smokes to the bottom leaving only grey ashes.

     Strength: Medium
        Flavor: None Detected
         Taste: Medium
Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

The tin note was fruity possibly figs or plums. On the charring light the sweetness of the Virginia came through. On the true light the smokiness of the Dark Fired Kentucky was present. After a few more puffs there was a rush of flavors coming forward. The tart and spiciness of the Perique, a slight nuttiness from the Burley, a sweetness from the Cavendish, and more spiciness from the Orientals. All these flavors merged into an amazing conglomeration of flavor. Acadian Perique burned to a fine gray ash without dottle. It also burned cool without relights. The Perique does not overpower any of the other tobaccos like you might think due to the name. I would recommend this blend to anyone.

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