With a stronger-than-average nicotine kick, the newest blend from G.L. Pease is a labor of love from the famous American tobacconist that just about can't be beat. A blend of Kentucky, Perique and bright red Virginia that is topped with a mystery blend of fine spirits. Fans of Virginia/Periques or just about anyone in between will enjoy a bowl of Sixpence.
Brand: G. L. Pease
Blended By: Gregory Pease
Model: Old London Six Pence
Tobacco Type: Kentucky, Perique & Virginia
Cut: Broken Flake
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz.
- 8 oz.
- G. L. Pease
- Dark Fired Kentucky
- Broken Flake
- Room Note:
I'll just say. I like it.
The sixpence now has lost almost all of that dark fruit taste to me, except a bit on the light. However, I notice more of a tangy creamy taste now that wasn’t so obvious before. It tastes just slightly of perique spice, but it’s very subtle. There might be just a whisper of citrus after a puff, or it might be my imagination… regardless, it’s still very very good but I might have preferred the more stewed fruit taste I got on the first bowl after opening the tin. It’s close though. This slightly sour/tangy, largely creamy taste is absolutely delicious and I will certainly get this again. Not getting too much Smokey Kentucky dark fired taste, but I absolutely prefer it that way, I have plenty of Smokey blends right now and the subtlety of the Kentucky is most welcome. This is a most fine tobacco right from the tin, as well as a week later, and I like that the flavor profile morphs considerably as it breathes (to my taste buds, anyhow). Next time I’ll have it in an airtight jar after opening to see if it retains more of that stewed fruit I got on the first bowl, but I certainly won’t be disappointed if it undergoes the same change I perceived this time. Delicious, creamy, slightly tangy, with a perique spiciness that grows towards the finish of the bowl but stays subtle and supportive throughout. Little Kentucky smokeyness to speak of, to me this seems like it would be fine to classify as a VaPer. Easy 5/5 all over again
The slightly sour, and (as one reviewer put it) “stewed” fruit taste is easy to love! Tastes a little different to me every time I smoke it. The first smoke I noticed a grassiness, and a lot of the “stewed” fruit flavor. Now I notice a more savory, difficult to place flavor, and the fruitiness is less pronounced. It definitely seems to me to be more about me, how my sinuses are that day, how I push the smoke out of my mouth, what flavors I’m trying to focus in on. I don’t think the tobacco is losing any flavors or anything, I think it’s probably just got enough of a complexity to it that it’s never *quite* the same experience every time, however it consistently gives me a varying degree of fruit, balanced with savory and slightly slightly sour notes. I prefer this sort of sweetness and pleasurability over aromatics now. It feels more refined, mature and complex, and yet still has that aspect of sweet and satisfyingly pleasurable. This instantly became one of my favorites, due to a good balance of complexity to ease-of-discernability. Love that vinegary tin note! Not overly vinegary, but it makes the tin note invitingly food like in a way that took me a minute to place.
Sixpence has been a long time favorite it of mine and easily in a top 5 for me. I would not consider it an all day smoke unless you have a high nicotine tolerance but it is a delightful VaPer that is unique in its flavor. The broken flakes always burn nicely to white ash to the bottom of the bowl and this is a blend that ages beautifully. Stack it deep
Tasty and complex tobacco, buy it again!!!
Sixpence is one of those near perfect tobacco's that never disappoints but can change a lot with different amounts of age or even just in a different pipe. The tin note of green olives is very interesting but it works well. The tobacco itself just has the feel of a high-quality leaf. The first light for me usually tastes like the smell of freshly tanned leather. It has a creamy mouthfeel as you start to pick up grassy but spicy notes. This is one tobacco that is very consistent through the entire bowl.
This blend took me by surprise. The tin note reminds me of a tangy ketchup. However, it doesn't taste anything like it smells. The Perique gives it the spicy nose tingle and the Kentucky with Virginia's are just in perfect balance with each other in a sweet blend to counter act the Perique. One thing I will say is I do not taste a topping at all. So whatever alcohol/spirit they use, it's not over powering at all. If you're looking for a good VAper to start in this blend type, this would be a solid one.