Perique tobacco the most strongly flavored among all types of tobacco from Saint James Parish, Louisiana. In 1755 the Acadians came into this region, the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes were cultivating a lot of kinds of tobacco with a special flavor. Pierre Chenet was a farmer; he has created the first local tobacco into the Perique in 1824 with the help of the technique of pressure-fermentation.
Considered the best part of pipe tobaccos, the Perique was used as a component of many blended pipe tobaccos, but it is so strong that it can’t be smoked pure as it is. There was a time when the freshly moist Perique was also chewed, but now it doesn’t exist the selling for this purpose.
It is traditionally a pipe tobacco, and is still very well known among pipe-smokers, typically blended with pure Virginia to lend strength, coolness and spice to the blend.