Jade Perique La Veritable Liqueur de Tabac (tobacco liqueur)

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 31%

Proof: 62°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

Created by Ted Breaux, the man behind Lucid Absinthe, Jade Absinthe and Jade Liqueurs, Perique Tobacco Liqueur was launched in 2006. The name is a reference to Perique, a type of tobacco from Saint James Parish, Louisiana, USA which is known for its strong fruity aroma.

A farmer named Pierre Chenet is credited with first turning tobacco originally cultivated by the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes in the 18th century into what is now known as Perique in 1824 by the use of pressure-fermentation.

To quote Ted Breaux's vintageabsinthe.com, "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 tobacco 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.

In an effort to bring attention to this endangered tradition, Jade Liqueurs® created Perique liqueur to captivate one's senses with the wonderful aroma of this native, organically cultivated tobacco, but in a form that effectively negates the health concerns associated with tobacco use. Its entirely artisanal construction has been meticulously developed and scientifically proven to embody the nuances of this ancient tobacco while excluding harmful qualities associated with the plant. 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 quantities."

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/09/2012


Clear pale golden, with some black particles in suspension.


Clean horse stables, old leather saddles in a tack room with Lady Grey tea, fresh tobacco leaf and lemon drizzle cake.


Slightly sweet, old leather briefcase, tobacco and stewed tannic lemon tea with faint soapy note and anise.


Bitter stewed tea, the last knockings of a fat cigar and liquorice. Fades with stewed sweet black tea flavours.

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Closure: Wax-sealed natural cork stopper

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Produced by: Distillerie Combier
UK distribution by: Sip Or Mix
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