G.L. Pease: Gaslight

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hedgehog

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Sep 25, 2013
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Hello Smoke Folk.
Here's the effusion on Pease's Gaslight I just posted at Tobaccoreviews.com.
Now I've been to two church socials and a county fair, but I have never encountered a tobacco like Gaslight. When I lit up my first bowl, I wondered whether someone hadn't been storing potpourri in my meerschaum earlier in the week. That's how intensely fragrant Gaslight is. This I attribute to the Orientals, but the Orientals alone wouldn't account for the sheer intensity of flavor you encounter. It is as though Mr. Pease has devised a way to fuse together the spice and herbaciousness of Oriental varieties with the leather and tar of the Latakia, producing some spookily concentrated hybrid wholly unlike its constituent parts. While there's nothing overbearing here (the nicotine is moderate, the burn is even, and the virginias serve to temper and balance the mixture), the experience demands something like total concentration, like an organ concert in surround sound. In the tin, the two bars look at first small and unprepossessing, like a Jenny Craig dessert, albeit a bewitchingly perfumed one. Once you smoke Gaslight, however, those ingots take on a mysterious quality, as though someone informed you on good authority that they'd been quarried out of a black hole. If some tobaccos are all-day tobaccos and some are early-morning or after-dinner smokes, then Gaslight is a hold-my-calls, forward-my-mail, look-after-my-kids I'll-call-you-from-the-other- end-of-the-wormhole mixture. Did I mention that it is wonderful? Because man oh man it is.

 

papipeguy

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Jul 31, 2010
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Just read your review on TR. Seems like you are quite smitten by Gaslight. I'm looking forward to trying it soon. Good write-up and thanks for the post.

 

mtnfolkmike

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Oct 27, 2013
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great write up.. I recently got 2 tins.. have only smoked a few bowls so far.. it is really good, though i think it might take me a little longer to to get used to..

 

misterlowercase

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May 31, 2012
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I finally got a couple of tins,

but I'll wait a little while,

although it's difficult to let them just sit there,

it's like they're gaslighting me,

driving me mad,

open me open me open me open me


 

escioe

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Oct 31, 2013
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Someone said something about how this one stands out above even the other godly mixtures in the genre in Pease's catalog. Mark me down for that opinion. And it's the best Pease latakia stache note since Bohemian Scandal.

 

petes03

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Jun 23, 2013
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It really sucks that my TAD funds are depleted at the moment! I hope there's some around when I can afford some!

 

barleynbaccy

Senior Member
May 31, 2013
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Just ordered a tin to put away for a bit. I can't wait. Mr. Pease has me hooke don his Navigator and Sextant blends.

 

escioe

Preferred Member
Oct 31, 2013
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I got 12 bowls of various sizes out of my first 1oz bar. And they last forever, too. I smoked for 30 mins today from a half-full group 1 or 2 pipe. In a group 3 or 4, normal sized pipe, it's usually an hour and a quarter or more.

 

allan

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Dec 5, 2012
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Bronx, NY
I have so many many open tins (jars) of tobacco, I just don't need any more to try.
Well, maybe just this one...
Thanks, Hedgehog

 

bentmike

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Jan 25, 2012
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Nice review hedgehog -Thanks! I purchased a couple tins upon release and it is the only tobacco I have been smoking for the past couple weeks. To be honest I figured it would be ok but I was very surprised -Blown away was more like it. The stuff is amazing and I am confident I will continue be under the spell of this wonderful blend. I just placed an order for a pound and half to put down for the future. Those plugs should age sweet. :puffy: