Perique Tobacco Liqueur
Remember Ted Breaux, the mad genius who's been reverse engineering absinthe
- the very same stuff that turned the Liquor Snob editors into bantha fodder
last March? He told us a while back that he was developing a tobacco liqueur, and he's finally released it under the name Perique. It's made from a high quality tobacco, and no, it doesn't taste like an ashtray. If you're anything like us you like the smell of unlit tobacco, and while we haven't tried this stuff ourselves we're hearing good things about his ability to convey that smell and taste into a 62 proof liqueur.
Louisiana Perique is the rarest and more precious tobacco in the entire world. Early French settlers learned the secrets of Perique cultivation from the native peoples, and while their descendents have continued the tradition for centuries, very little Perique exists today. The unique terroir of the Mississippi River gives Perique the intense spices and aromas that contribute to the delicate balance of this fine liqueur.
Perique is entirely artisanal in its construction, and captures the nuances of this ancient tobacco. Perique is best enjoyed in the same manner as one would a fine liqueur or brandy. Due to the difficulty in procuring this rare tobacco, Perique liqueur is available only in limited quantity.
Read up and buy a bottle of this limited release liqueur at Absinthe Online
[Note: We put the wrong link in here at first; we've updated it since. Sorry about that].
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 6, 2007 3:34 PM