The Perique is a rare American tobacco exclusively produced across a few acres in Louisiana allowing the tobacco to brew under pressure in empty tree trunks and helping it to mature its full taste. The result is a very strong tobacco with spicy tones. Since it may be considered too strong to be smoked pure, it is usually mixed with Virginia, English mixtures or Burley. Perique is used to add density and a
harmonic after-taste to the blend.