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February 18th, 2012:

Tobacco added in to the cocktail mix | Life and style |

18 Feb 2012

The cocktails I’ve come to try tonight are made using Perique Tobacco
Liqueur produced by scientist come craft-distiller, Ted Breaux, who makes
the spirit in France using distilled Louisiana Perique – one of the
rarest and strongest tobaccos in the world.

“It’s made in roughly the same way as gin is,” says Ted. “But instead of
using juniper berries we use tobacco. The concept was to take an
immensely powerful substance and then to reduce it through distillation
into something very subtle but full of flavour.”