The more I smoke this the more I want to smoke it.... Very nice blend of VA and Per. in a flake cut. Fantastic flavors from the Virginia and Perique combo, they play in harmony and deliver a great smoke.
I really like this stuff. It's fruity, chocolatey and smells wonderful . I chop the flake in to little cubes, break them up by rolling it around in my palms. No patience for pulling it apart.
Actually I prefer it over Stonehenge, more flavorful to m... Read Moree. Read Less
This is top-shelf pipe tobacco. When it comes to flakes, GH is the cream of the crop. LPF is a very unique product, even by GH's standards, by way of the addition of Perique. This is not a typical VA-Per—GH's own take on the traditional VA-Per flake ... Read Moreis different, but wonderful. LPF is a Virginia-forward, medium-bodied flake with no shortage of complexity in flavor and aroma. The extensive hot-pressing method which GH uses to make its flakes imparts very pleasant flavors to its Virginias, which are in full-force here. It makes for a smoke that's mellow on the tongue, yet very flavorful—indeed, you can have your cake and eat it too. Subtle flavors of pepper and figs from the Perique come through in every puff, just enough to make it really special and very enjoyable for fans of the 'truffle' of tobaccos. Golden brown, flue-cured Virginias are central to this flake, with a savory taste and zero tongue-bite. These Virginias are more on the savory end of the spectrum, and less grassy/hay-like. There is some noticeable Lakeland essence in this flake, and in my experience, it seems to refine and become more noticeable with time. Nicotine strength is about a 5 out of 10. Like most GH products, LPF's room note isn't likely to please non-smokers, but it's very pleasant to the piper. Overall, not a flake to be ignored by GH fans. Read Less
The main key to really enjoying this tobacco is age. Drying it out quite a bit helps too. Smoking it new you're going to get the Lakeland special floral taste. Age it and the floral has calmed down and the Va Per has married into a really special tre... Read Moreat. Best age; After 6 months. Read Less
Relatively mild VA/Per with notes of honey, bitter cocoa and a touch of peppery spice. Long flake, medium cut. Folds well or easily rubs out. The perique flavor develops a bit in the bowl, but is never particularly strong. Somewhat astringent/sharp, ... Read Morewith a minor bite. Read Less
Very tasty flake, nice room note, Nic-Hit one step less than medium. Slow burning, stays lit very well no relights, the flavor of this blend is Superior. All day smoke for me, one of my favorites, Gawith& Hoggarth flakes are where it's at for me. I u... Read Morese to hate aromatic blends until I tried English aromatics. This centuries old company does it right. Thee best of the English Aromatic Class absolutely with no reservations!!!! Read Less
This is THE tobacco that I had in mind when I switched to a pipe; great tasting full tobacco flavor, burns cool and smokes slowly, doesn't require constant relights, and no bite. Frankly, it is perfect pipe tobacco.
I would recommend nothing else mo... Read Morere highly than this. Read Less
Might need some time to settle down but still very good flake. Lots of cocoa in the bag but not in the flavour for me. I get some sweetness and lots of peppery perique. Not overpowering. Pretty long aftertaste. I don’t usually rub out my flakes but t... Read Morehis one is so much better rubbed out. When dried it stays lit and burns near perfect. Read Less
Great tobbaco, fabulous blended, maybe too much cocoa flavour sometimes.
Mejor dejarlo curar dos tres meses en un tarro de cristal. No soy ningún especialista en estas cosas, pero los “toppings” de G&H a veces me resultan “grasientos” si fumo el ... Read Moretabaco según abro la lata.
El cacao va bien, aunque le pega más al Bob’s para mi gusto.
Uno de los mejores tabacos que suelo tener siempre en la recamara. Read Less
This easily receives a 4.5 out of 5. IMO this is a complex blend that offers a enough Perique spice to be relevant, as well as enough nicotine to be a great all day option. If your still looking for that everyday Vaper give Louisiana flake a try
This is good quality leaf, typical of G&H blends. This is my favorite G&H flake, the perique is fruity and slightly sweet and subtle. This has a good tobacco forward taste with just a hair of the usual lakeland essence that you find in most G&H blend... Read Mores, so beware if you're sensitive to that. It also has a slight chocolate flavor to it that i love. This flake behaves much better when dried out and I suspect it will improve from aging as well. Nicotine content is about medium. I rubbed it out and it was delicious. I think this will age quite well.
Update: I have been smoking this for a couple of weeks now and it reminds me of Dunhill Elizabethan Mix., but with a hint of Lakeland essance. It's still very good to me and I am a huge fan of Elizabethan Mix. so I'm going to change my rating to 4 stars. Read Less
I tried this tobacco looking for a simple Perique example. Very Interesting! My best description is Spicy, Creamy Cocoa flavor with a mild tobacco taste. First puff will get your full attention. Not really a bite, I'll call it a slap on the tongue.... Read More As you smoke it seems to mellow and becomes very smooth and satisfying. Only 4 star rating due to medium nicotine content. Just an occasional smoke for me but always a treat when ever I partake. Read Less
This the first pure Va/Per I've smoked, and I'm hooked! Admittedly, I didn't enjoy the first bowl: I found it quite harsh. 4 months later and its fantastic! It's burns slow and cool; a little sweet and tangy, with nice spice from the perique. The ni... Read Morecotine sneaks up on you; its so smooth I smoked two bowls back to back and then when I stood up realized the room was spinning! I don't taste the Lakeland essence at all with this one. I'll ordering a lot more- some to smoke right away and some to age for a while. If you like perique, this is a must-try! Read Less
I invested in 2 oz. based upon the recommendations here, but was not at all happy with the smoke. It tastes like I left the tobacco in the pocket of my jeans in the washer, then dried it out in a box of Cocoa Puffs cereal. Underneath the unwanted coc... Read Moreoa soap taste lies a bit of perique, but any Virginia flavor is lost completely. I jarred up what I have left to try again in the far future, as well as to have it on hand in case I run out of every other tobacco in my house (including old cigarette butts) following a total economic collapse. Read Less
This is a beautiful blend. The spiciness and savouriness from the perique works so well with the underlying floral essence of GH`s virginias. This essence is especially apparent upon the first few draws, but the perique develops it`s flavours as you ... Read Morework your way down the bowl, adding some depth. The finish is sweet, nutty and honey-like; almost malty. The typical thick cut flakes pack and burn surprisingly nicely and don`t require much attention at all. I would imagine this would be very similar to Samuel Gawith`s St. James Flake, as the virginia taste in this reminds me very much of SG`s Full Virginia. Read Less
This blend has more Perique than Virginia. I find it too spicy for my taste. I will let it age, with the hope that it will mellow. There was a soapy taste that has gone away since I received my order, about two weeks ago. So if you're looking for a V... Read MoreaPer that is more on the Per side this one may be for you. Read Less
i get a soapy start .then it goes deep to vaper land. a great start to the day. i suspect the floral is a result of a anti mould addition before blending. most g and h,s blends have this to some degree. 2016 turns out i was wrong this is a flavoring... Read More. years ago a cousin sent me condor rr from england. it had the soap flavor as well. too much for me Read Less
There some things in life that are just right. Like when you hit a baseball right on the 'sweet spot' of the bat, and you know it's gone...or when you are kicking a field goal and you catch the football just right with your toe, and you know it's rig... Read Moreht in the groove. This tobacco is like that.
When it arrived, it was not in a fancy package with artistic pictures.It was a plain zip lock bag. In it was an unpretentious, but nice-looking solid brownish brick of tobacco. Appearances can be deceiving.
Upon opening the bag, my sense of smell was overwhelmed by delicious notes of cocoa and nuts, and a clean pure tobacco aroma. It smelled so good I wanted to eat it, rather than smoke it. No kidding...this is some high-quality stuff.
I rubbed it out and packed in one of my beloved Missouri Meerschaum Cob pipes, and applied fire. it took a bit to get it burning just right, but my diligence was more than rewarded. It quickly settled down to a rich and very flavorful smoke with a great natural sweetness from the tobacco, a little spice from the perique, and gentle caresses of cocoa. The room note was outstanding, with a clean tobacco smell and overtones of cocoa, without being overpowering.
It stayed that way to the end. It never burned, gurgled or tried to go out and burned to a fine clean ash all the way to the bottom of the bowl. The only bad part of is is that the smoke did come to an end, sadly. I couldn't wait for my next bowl of it.
When you order this, be sure it is a large quantity, because you'll be smoking it a lot......
Of course, if you are not fond of sweet tobaccos, this may not be your cup of tea. But the sweetness is not from casing. Just the great tobacco they used. You might want to give it try, anyway. Read Less
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