G.L Pease Picks...
Age : 57
Location : N.C. USA
Registration date : 2017-10-02
|Subject: G.L Pease Picks... Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:48 am|| |
Hello. Hope all Brothers & Sisters are well... I'm in a quandary about the most Latakia-Forward of the G.L. Pease blends. I've had Odyssey, Quiet Nights and Gaslight and am now smoking Westminster which has a nice Latakia kick, but am wondering thru personal experience if any of the previously mentioned blends or any other Pease tobaccos (Abingdon) etc. may have even MORE Latakia? please share your thoughts on the subject... Much Appreciated, PiedPiper62
Age : 70
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:42 pm|| |
I have had only 2 GLP blends with latakia. The Abingdon is supposed to have the most latakia in it. I really enjoy it. But, I also enjoy D&R English Hoopla, which to me, is a bit stronger and tastier. The other GLP blend I have is Caravan. It is more of a mellow latakia blend. Again, it is enjoyable, but not all that strong or smoky as with Abingdon and other latakia blends. I wish I could help you more, but I'm sure there are others on the board that can help.
Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:06 pm|| |
The only way you'l know is by smoking a tin of each of his blends with Latakia and decide by what YOUR tastes and smoking experience tells you.
Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:44 pm|| |
I think you've hit the higher end of the latakia scale with the Pease blends (Gaslight, Odyssey & Westminster). Haven't smoked Abingdon but I really enjoy Odyssey & WM, Gaslight not as much. The only other suggestion I would have is Lagonda which has a rich, creamy smokiness to it, as well as that nice tumbled broken flake like cut of the early Old London blends which makes for a really slow smoke.
Don't forgot Charing Cross and Blackpoint, both of these are latakia forward in the flavor profile Charing Cross more so than Blackpoint, but I find BP to be more complex, plus I like the perique.
Registration date : 2018-03-07
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:56 pm|| |
Grab yourself some C&D Pirate Kake if a latbomb is what you're after. 75% latakia.
Registration date : 2010-06-26
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:19 pm|| |
I'm no Pease expert, for I don't buy a lot of tinned tobacco anymore, but I enjoyed both Abingdon and Blackpoint, with a greater leaning towards the former. For the most part, my bias is for more latakia than lesser. I don't feel you can go wrong with either.
Age : 37
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:38 pm|| |
I think Abingdon has the most latakia, I think. Blackpoint has a lower proportion, but I think the flavor/aroma of the lat comes out a bit more.
If you want to look beyond GLP for a major lat bomb, track down some Hermit Tobacco Captain Earle's 10 Russians.
Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:12 pm|| |
+1 for Ten Russians if you want over the top Lat.
My favorite Pease Lat mixture is Westminster. I've always felt that he tends to balance all components pretty well. Nothing he does has the "in your face" quality you might be seeking.
That said, I think Sextant would be the closest to a Lat powerhouse.
Many of the greatest pleasures in life are illegal, immoral, or smelly.
Age : 62
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:15 pm|| |
Do not forget to explore the Drucquer & Sons line. Great work by GL Pease to bring those to us.
"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Age : 67
Location : Ascension Parish
Registration date : 2008-04-22
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:31 am|| |
When I still loved the Lat, my favorites were Maltese Falcon and Odyssey.
A while ago, I sold all of my GLP Lats in one big sale here on BoB.
I guess now, my Dunhill and McClelland Lats will be in some demand.
Some of my current G.L. Pease in inventory…Cairo
, Cumberland, Embarcadero
, Fillmore, Haddo's Delight,
JackKnife Plug, Montgomery, Regents Flake, Stratford, Telegraph Hill
, Temple Bar, Triple Play, Union Square
. Top favorites bolded.
I would be fine with nothing but GLP and C&D, except for my very favorite, Hamborger Veermaster
Age : 63
Location : NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:07 pm|| |
Good thread, good suggestions so far.
Registration date : 2018-01-28
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:52 am|| |
I think Gaslight is among the ones that have the most. Probably Quiet Nights as well.
I love the GL Pease blends. As well as the C&D. But I cannot smoke them anymore. I do not know if it's their tobaccos, or the anti-fungus agent, or something else, but they highly irritate my gums to the point that I had to stop smoking them. It doesn't matter if the tobacco is moist, or not; if it's a Virginia or a Latakia.
It's really a shame as Chelsea Morning and Embarcadero are huge favorites of mine.
Registration date : 2014-07-14
|Subject: Re: G.L Pease Picks... Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:45 pm|| |
- Carlos wrote:
- Do not forget to explore the Drucquer & Sons line. Great work by GL Pease to bring those to us.
I agree. Levant Mixture might be the one for you.
I have some Blairgowie, but I was very disappointed with it--one note, fairly blah. My experience was.the complete opposite of the reviews.
Westminster remains the Pease-latakia highpoint for me. I stopped chasing for somehting better and started just enjoying.
G.L Pease Picks...