G.L. Pease Gaslight review

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ahmadothman

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Apr 26, 2016
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This blend is unique, from a lot of prespectives. Starting with name itself, Gaslight. Such an interesting name for a tobacco, quite flamboyant as well, I might add. It has a simple, serene tin design, and a note by good ole G.L. saying that inside lies a mystery. And he isn't exactly wrong. When you pop up the tin, you'll find three covers to the tobacco, one with literature and two clean, and underneath is two crude brownie looking kakes, with a strong, dominant and almost commanding Latakia aroma. It is nearly at perfect moisture, but to really enjoy, 10-15 minutes of drying time is not bad. Just enough to make yourself a drink or so. The kake crumbles easily and packs well and tight (if you want). And once first lit, it is a journey to behold. Nothing like I have tried. It speaks Latakia forward and foremost. No doubt about it, and yet it isn't the incense, woody, sweet or creamy Latakia in other blends, but more powerful, explicit smoky Latakia. My first taste impression was camp fire. Or a meat smoking station. Strong, pungent, however in the most delightful way. take a few puffs, or more than a few and another taste hits. This time it is of black coffee seeds, the charred ones beyond dark roast.. That rich, welcoming aroma at a barista station in an old coffeeshop. And now the feeling of a camp fire is absolutely complete. It keeps a smooth, even burn and a unified, strong flavour profile throughout the bowl. Not a dull moment and not a spiky one. definitely one of the most intriguing and interesting blends I have had. I am not sure it'll make my rotation. But I certainly enjoy it and will savor every puff of it. It has generous amount of nicotine. Wouldn't call it high, but you feel the nicotine when you start the bowl. But of course your mileage may vary on that point. My recommendation is definitely try this at least once. And then see if you'll be drawn to the light, the gaslight.



 

pagan

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I agree completely, this is a must try blend that will have you back. Mr. Pease does well with all his blends

 

stbruno70

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Gaslight is unlike any other Lat blend I have had before.
I find it very tight and slow smoking - this is not a quick 10 minute break smoke.
Many spice and incense notes...
And since Gaslight was introduced after the FDA cut-off date, I have been stockpiling it furiously. In about two years or less, you will not be able to buy it.

 

derfargin

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Gaslight is my #1 smoke and with the turn of the temps, I've been dipping into my stockpile for evening smokes.
I too will be stocking up with the 1/2 lb tins for the next 24 months as to ensure I have enough for the duration.

 

mackeson

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I too will be stocking up with the 1/2 lb tins for the next 24 months as to ensure I have enough for the duration
No,no,nonononononononono - They're all joking. It's foul stuff. don't touch it with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!
Did that sound convincing? --sigh--

Yeah, it's great stuff. One I've been loving also.

 

mackeson

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yup. I'll go there any chance I get.
To the OP. I'm continually amazed at the layers of flavor that come through in such a latakia heavy blend. This could be my one and only lat blend if I had to pick. Please don't make me pick though. I love variety

 

jerwynn

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Gaslight's one of my favorites too! This thread is reminding me I need to stockpile more!

:puffy:

 

mso489

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I hope a little age doesn't diminish Gaslight. This review has prompted me to put my sealed tin closer to the pipe lighting area, since it may not last, in full flavor, for so long. I think I've had mine for probably two years. A tin of Westminster, though really impressively complex when opened, lost its Lat mojo in a rush and ended up a blending base for some dark fired and other leaf to bring it back to smokeable. It just went flat. This is a great Gaslight review, specific and thoughtful, and I really appreciate the analytical touch. Another Forums post got me to crack my Royal Yacht and I like it so well, I bought an extra tin.

 

ahmadothman

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Well, I dunno how it will age to be honest. I plan to consume my tin.. But I presume since it is latakia heavy, it may lose some of its flavour

 

hakchuma

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Gaslight and black frigate really hold up to the hype. I feel sad every bowl of gaslight I smoke because that's one less bowl of gaslight I'll have when I'm done!

 

ahmadothman

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Apr 26, 2016
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Haven't tried Black Frigate, but definitely gaslight is something.. It got me quite interested in trying other GL blends.. I have a tin of Cairo coming and probably will try Robusto and Quiet nights as well..

Also, if you like it a lot, time to stock up.. It's a post 07 blend and probably will disappear in a couple of years

 

tobaccojoe

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I grabbed up a few tins of Gaslight last week. I really appreciate this review and love that you include a picture. I have a sweet spot for Gaslight, and a few other GL Pease blends, and decided to throw some into the cellar, no matter if the latakia "dulls" some over time.

 

ahmadothman

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Apr 26, 2016
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Great to know I helped.. And yes, it is a great blend indeed.. Hope you enjoy your cellar.. And a side note, it may be discontinued soon.. So stock up if you really like it

 

josephcross

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Im a newcomer to this blend, and Quiet Nights. I love them both. Im cellaring them regardless of how they may age.

 

dmcmtk

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Excellent, and very well written review of one of my favorites from GLP!

 

beefeater33

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Great review! Gaslight is one of my favorites for fall/winter.......... One of GLP's best in my opinion.......... :puffy:

Im a newcomer to this blend, and Quiet Nights. I love them both. Im cellaring them regardless of how they may age.
Hey Josephcross- if you like those two, try Westminster. That one is my all time favorite blend, and yes, it does age very well........ :)

 

ahmadothman

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Apr 26, 2016
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Thanks, all for your feedback.. I am glad I could be of help..
As for cellaring, I assume that anyone who likes this blend in particular and maybe some other GL Pease blends needs to cellar as much as they can, since according to FDA new bullocks rules, they will be discontinued in a couple of years. Unless Good ole Greg can pull a rabbit out of the hat and find a way to continue doing them.
I plan to get a few US blends as well to stock them.. Since they are either out of production or being hit by FDA rules