We are thrilled that G. L. Pease has blended a solid Balkan. As one of our favorite tobacco types, Balkan's are often muddled down and confused with English blends, but not Abingdon. A great bonus of this blend is that the room note is not as unpleasant or strong as you would expect a decent Balkan to be. All of these attributes combine and cause Abingdon to be ranked high in our favorite tobaccos list.
Brand: G. L. Pease
Blended By: Gregory Pease
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish & Virginia
Blend Type: Balkan
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz.
- 8 oz.
This is the 4th G.L. Pease blend I've tried, and I can't say I am disappointed. There seems to be a minimum level below which they don't fall. I suppose the trick is in leaf selection. This burns cool and smooth, a notch above your generic English blend.
I'll smoke Westminster and Odyssey regularly, but I may not get around to this one again. Nothing wrong with it. I tend to go for the Latakia-heavy Englishes.
This is my favorite pipe tobacco, period.
Good solid tobacco but just ordinary to me.
My favorite pipe tobacco. Smokes cool, dry and rich.