|New Tobacco Control Legislation
| 4 Prohibitions in respect of tobacco products
||(a) No person shall sell, offer to sell, supply, distribute or buy any tobacco product through the postal services, the internet or any other electronic media.
(b) The prohibition contained in paragraph (a) does not apply to any commercial communication between a tobacco manufacturer or importer and its trade partners, business partners, employees and shareholders.
Until we have obtained clarity on these points we have removed the “BUY NOW” option
from all pure tobacco products on the website.
If this affects you, please contact us regarding a stockist of these tobacco products in your area.
TOBACCO SALES TO OVER-18’S ONLY
Over 100 years ago
in Northern Syria, after an unusually large crop, the unsold tobacco plants
were hung from the roofs of the peasant houses and accidentally cured
in the smoke from the fires used for heating. The result was a tobacco
with a strong taste never before experienced which made an excellent flavouring
agent in a blend. Today the entire plant, including flowers, is cured
over smoke of a fire (traditionally of cyprus wood) including various
aromatic herbs. It normally constitutes up to 15% of a blend. The tobaccos
are often marked "Oriental".
The Taste of
A distinctive smoky flavour
Blending with Latakia:
Latakia is available - Houseblend No.19 - about 10-15% of a blend. Rub
it out well, mix thoroughly and allow the blend to stand for a few days
for the flavour to permeate.
Ideal to remove an excessively sweet taste without affecting the aroma
Mystique of Perique
the 18th Century, a small group of Acadians of French descent was forced
out of Nova Scotia through religious persecution. They settled in the Bayou
Teche region of Louisiana. An unusual form of tobacco was being cultivated
by the Indian inhabitants, and one of the settlers, Pierre "Perique" Chenet,
undertook to learn all about this tobacco.
method the Indians used was to dry the leaves for a few days, form them
into twists, pack the twists tightly into a hollow tree stump standing on
end, and then apply pressure by means of a lever and a heavy stone. The
leaves were removed, redried and repressed several times until sufficiently
is essentially the same as it was then, using slightly more up-to-date machinery.
Up to 30 tons of pressure is applied gradually over several days causing
the tobacco to ferment in its juices. The high pressure acts as a preservative
in this fermentation process. After about a month the tobacco is removed
from its barrel, softened and repacked. This is repeated, until in about
12 to 18 months the highly aromatic, black tobacco is ready for sale.
About 20 farms situated in the St. James Parish of Louisiana form the only
area in the world where Perique is grown and processed.
It is used as a condimental or flavouring tobacco, and a very small percentage
will impart the rich flavour and aristocratic aroma acclaimed by its devotees.
Tobaccos containing Perique are very suitable for "after dinner" smoking.
The Taste of
Our classic blend is Perique Navy
Try mixing a little of No.58 (well-rubbed) with your favourite blend,
maybe 10% - 15%.
Or try an
old favourite - 15/58 (Nos.15 and 58 mixed 50:50)
forget, when you're testing a new blend, to concentrate on the flavour.
the flavour is right, but the tobacco burns hot, keeps going out,
or some such problem, then it can usually be adjusted.
Read "The Perfect Blend".