G. L. Pease - Stonehenge Flake 2oz
Great Mild-ish Lakeland Tribute
I really like this tobacco. It has a wonderful cocoa aroma in the tin, and has just enough of that Lakeland essence to make it unique. It's definitely not SG brown twist, but I love it's subtle flavors and find it to be a very satisfying and interesting smoke. Give it a try!
G. L. Pease - Fillmore 2oz
Great Scottish Style VaPer
This is one of my favorite VaPers. It has a wonderful bold Virginia flavor with a good amount of spice from the perique. I am not good at describing the notes and flavors I find in tobacco, but it's mildly sweet, rounded and had that perique zing. Awesome.
G. L. Pease - Gaslight 2oz
This is a very complex and tasty concoction. One of my favorite English blends. Nice Latakia and the orientals are exquisite. The Virginia has a very savory quality to it. The whole thing is unapologetically on the smoky/savory side to my palate.
Rattray's - Marlin Flake 50g
One of My Favorite VaPers
I like the Rattray take on VA blends, bold and tasty. The perique in this one, makes it even better. Smoking it right now with some ice water and espresso on my deck. Very, very nice to be alive.
Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 2oz
Love it. I love strong blends, and this one is a spice bomb. Yum. Edit - people can’t taste the perique? I think this is 50% perique! The Latakia is definitely very subtle, I will agree. I hate it that my review steered someone the wrong way...let’s find a way to communicate, and I’ll buy you a tin of something you like.
Dunhill - Flake 50g
I like strong-a$$ blends, and this is not one of those, but I love it nonetheless. It's a wonderful, subtle experience that's great in hot, humid weather.
Dunhill - Navy Rolls 50g
Nice and Subtle
I love this blend when I want a subtle, but not necessarily simple smoke. Great, subdued flavors. Especially good an a hot morning with espresso.
McClelland - Craftsbury: Frog Morton 50g
My First & LastAromatic
I'm not sure what to make of this one. A lot of flavor, but tastes artificial to me. I'll stick with tobacco flavors.
Dunhill - My Mixture 965 50g
Simply a wonderful, can't fail smoke. Not my favorite English, but it's its own thing, sweet, with some complexity. I like to take it traveling, when I am unsure what I'll be eating and where I'll be smoking. Can't miss. Update- should have been 4, not 3 stars.
Cornell & Diehl - Mississippi Mud 2oz
Kind of Odd, But...
Not your typical blend, but it is great stuff. Perique and Latakia wonderfully blended. YUM!
Cornell & Diehl - Burley Flake #1 2oz
As a former cigar smoker, this stuff scratches an itch. The burley is nice and strong, and the peri queen adds that spice. Wonderful. It is a strong blend, but I love it.
G. L. Pease - Westminster 2oz
One of my favorite "all day" English blends. So much flavor, not too strong and smokes so well. Love it any time.
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights 2oz
Great Unwind Smoke
I have a my heart for Nightcap, but this is a whole 'another level of a nighttime smoke. Wonderful flavors, decent nic content, perfect.
G. L. Pease - Odyssey 2oz
I just love this blend. There is so much flavor and so much to explore with every bowl. The Latakia is top notch with the orientals in the background and a somehow savory VA base. I absolutely love it.
G. L. Pease - JackKnife Ready Rubbed 2oz
Nice and Simple
As a former cigar smoker, I go through this blend if I want a straight, strong, spicy smoke. I don't detect anything fancy here, just a solid, simple smoke.
G. L. Pease - Key Largo 2oz
Took me a while
At first, I thought "meh", but after some times me with it, it is one of my favorites. A unique experience with enough cigar leaf for a former cigar smoker. I love G.L. Please!
G. L. Pease - Haddo's Delight 2oz
I love this stuff. Very complex, and always enjoyable. I find a tall/thin chamber works best for me. Wonderful.
G. L. Pease - Sixpence 2oz
I don't get it?
So, I am a fan of bolder blends, but generally can find the appeal of the subtler stuff. I am also a HUGE fan of Mr. Pease's work. That said, this stuff baffles me. It's very bland. I've tried aging it for a year, various levels of moisture, different sized chambers, etc., but it still tastes like a whole bunch of nothing. A hint of a very subtle Virginia, but that's it. What am I not getting that the other reviewers are? I'll let my two remaining tins sit a few years and come back to this stuff later. UPDATE - seeing the comment above, I'll qualify my opinion for now. Maybe there was a QC issue somewhere along the line. As my fellow reviewer said, G.L. Pease just doesn't do bland and all these reviews lead me to believe it's something on my end. I'all try ordering another tin, as I don't want to return tins that have been aging for a year now.