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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyFri May 08, 2015 2:11 pm

I got an email from smokingpipes talking about it today, so naturally I picked up 3 or so tins. Does anyone know anything about said tobacco? They alluded to it being an older recipe for Squadron Leader, but that would seem like a MASSIVE change in flavor to me, just going off of what I know about perique and the current blend for Squadron Leader.
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyFri May 08, 2015 3:35 pm

Not sure, but I bought two tins so I could be.

Evidently the original recipe had perique in it, but was altered some where along the way. Can't wait to try it. Love the older label too.
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fsu92john

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyFri May 08, 2015 5:02 pm

I ordered two tins as well. SL is my go-to English blend, and it will be interesting to see what the added Perique does to it. I also like the retro-ish tin art.
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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyFri May 08, 2015 7:14 pm

Although I'm not into Lat blends these days, I did used to like SL when I was. I'll be interested to read some reviews and what kind of impact the Perique makes.

Jim, have you procured some of this yet?

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RR

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DoverPipes

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyFri May 08, 2015 10:39 pm

This was offered before at the Chicago show.
I missed it the last time, maybe I'll have a chance now? Suspect
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyFri May 08, 2015 10:42 pm

Sounds delicious....

Been crunching on Perique lately......

More please.......
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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 12:37 pm

Who knows?? I have three tins coming in, so I'll let you folks know on Monday or Tuesday.

I quite like Squadron Leader, so this should be.... something. Suspect
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swhipple

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 2:32 pm

I was sucked in by the limited edition aspect and I dig the green label as well. It sounds like something I'll like so it shouldn't be too bad of a purchase. I only went for 2 tins.
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Hiram-2011

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 4:07 pm

In the same boat, like SL in general. Have a couple tins on the way. It is a cool looking tin.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 4:59 pm

Out of stock at SP. Oooooweeee!...now I really want some! (Just foolin'. Ain't crazy about the original.)
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 6:49 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Out of stock at SP. Oooooweeee!...now I really want some! (Just foolin'. Ain't crazy about the original.)

Wow, 2,000 tins went quick. Shocked
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 8:16 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
Out of stock at SP. Oooooweeee!...now I really want some! (Just foolin'. Ain't crazy about the original.)

Wow, 2,000 tins went quick. Shocked

Was gonna buy some for the hell of it. I agree about the tin art. It just looks so damn retro-cool.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptySat May 09, 2015 8:19 pm

Ah, well, get a good picture of the old label, print it on sticky paper and slap it on a regular tin, throw some Perique at it and call it good...

BAM!!
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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyMon May 11, 2015 10:40 am

Well, depending on if I like it or not, I may have nearly 3 tins of it to sell or give to someone else in a few days' time. rabbit
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyMon May 11, 2015 12:21 pm

Warlock, if you decide to sell a tin or two please let me know. I've never tried SL and would like to; the added perique sounds interesting.

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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyTue May 12, 2015 12:13 pm

I got my three tins in yesterday; didn't have time to get any packed up and ready to go, but I've got a pipe ready as I write this.

It is very very moist in the tin; Even as a ribbon cut I let a bowl's worth sit out for about 15 minutes, and then packed it in the pipe, leaving it open at the top to suck a bit more moisture out.

Initial smell puts it at quite a bit brighter and much more fruity than regular SL; it definitely seems to have a decent amount of perique in it.
I leave for my lunch break in a couple of minutes, will report back after I've smoked(or partially smoked) this bowl.
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyTue May 12, 2015 12:22 pm

I really hope you like it and I'm looking forward to your initial impressions. If positive I'll add it to my must buy and try list.

cheers
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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyTue May 12, 2015 10:16 pm

Initial thoughts(haven't smoked them side-by-side yet, so we'll see after today) - It seems to be brighter, sweeter, and more mellow than SL. The perique adds a little bit more nicotine, but all in all tones down the blend, which is not what I expected. SL is delicious, and I've always liked it, but I've noticed that the flavor profile tends to lean more on the flat end; you get some saltiness from the latakia, some brighter tones from the virginias, and a hint of spice from the orientals, but all in all I'd say the flavors tend to congregate in the same place on the Tobacco Taste Pyramid. I do realize I just made that up, it sounded good in my head. cyclops

The perique seems to bring out the best of these, while adding in a richer, more mellow flavor that isn't directly present in plain ol' SL.

Also, I did DGT this bowl; it gets a bit hot on the tongue, but it definitely accentuates the brighter flavors without becoming too rough.

I'd say it's a pretty tasty blend, that improves upon SL as we know it today. Maybe they shouldn't have changed the recipe in the first place? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyWed May 13, 2015 9:23 am

So on the list it goes!

cheers
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyWed May 13, 2015 7:30 pm

Sounds yummy indeed, still waiting on mine to show up
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PostSubject: Re: Perique-laced Squadron Leader?   Perique-laced Squadron Leader? EmptyWed May 13, 2015 7:38 pm

I suppose I'll have to give this a whirl at some point as the standard SL was always a staple back when I was into Lat blends. And I do rather favor Perique blends these days so perhaps this might be my entry back into it?!

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RR

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