Comparing a heady Latakia blend to sunshine might seem odd, but we’ve seen many a Gaslight fan do just that. This is a full and super-strong pipe tobacco, but it is also complex and citrusy enough to please even the most discerning smoker. A slow burning mix of Latakia, Oriental and Virginia, you could call this a Plug, but it’s special and so much more than that. You’ll want a sharp knife and a discerning palate to appreciate this one.
Brand: G. L. Pease
Blended By: Gregory Pease
Tobacco Type: Kentucky, Perique & Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz.
- 8 oz.
50 + year Latakia / Balkan veteran. Interesting blend and construction. Dissection/mix/rest absolutely necessary. Reminiscent of the "experimental" English blends of the late 60's and early 70's. So if your are into pipe ritual and and want to spend the extra effort you will probably enjoy this offing. Each puff seemed to present differently to enhance the experience. May not be for the true old "Balkan Sobranie" and Afrikander smokers. As for me, a good change of pace for occasional use.
I took a gamble on this because I see everyone talking about it. Initial tin notes were strong, overpowering, somewhat stomach-churning but the smoke is so mild and the room note wonderful. Highly recommend.
There's not much to add about this iconic blend that hasn't already been said. It's definitely a top-notch blend that most of us pipe smokers love. This is a must try for all.
Had heard a lot about it prior to purchasing. Did not know what to expect so when first tried it -absolutely amazing. To start with there is a wonderful tin note of deep smoke wood and then you realize some potpourri flowers in there -highly recommended
It's not bad English. It doesn't take puffing very well and bites back. There is some acidity, presumably from the Virginias, that makes the flavor profile not ideal for me. I'm pretty sure this will improve a lot with aging.
As others have said, you need to cut it up to get something like a ribbon cut. A little airing time is also a good idea. I feel like 3 stars are too low, but somehow I could not bring myself to go 4 stars. Westminster remains my favorite of the G.L. Pease blends I've tried.
An awesome tobacco that smokes slow and cool. The flavor is great. I use an Olfa razor knife and cut it thin as I can then bust it up and let it sit for about 20 minutes or so. Usually my last smoke of the day, however, it's not as potent in the nicotine department as some think it could easily be an all-day smoke. An outstanding full flavored English blend.
Gaslight is a delicious, strong, smokey experience. It's dark and sweet, with rich Latakia flavor and a sort of earthy/fruity undertone. However, I don't give it 5 stars only because you really have to prep the leaf before smoking it. It requires real effort to pull the big hunks of smokey black Latakia leaf apart and then it needs to dry a good hour. Otherwise, it is a top-tier blend, like most from G L Pease. Absolutely welcome in my rotation.
Since the disappearance of Frog Morton Cellar, I've looked for a decent replacement. GLP Gaslight has filled that spot. Love the plug! While not exactly like FMC, Gaslight gives me what I need, a balanced latakia blend complex enough to keep my palate satisfied. And of course, Tobacco Pipe's service is second to none. I live 10 miles north of Galveston, Texas and have my orders in hand two days after placing, when using the free shipping option. If you're looking for a full-bodied, latakia blend with some spice and strength, try some Gaslight - you won't be disappointed.
No gas and not light. Deep, dark and sinister. Gets bolder as you go. Love it.