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Finally Got Some Real Tobacco...

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  1. oldbaccy

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    Received my G.L. Pease Gaslight today.

    After a bad experience with captain black cherry tobacco and cheap bulk bag tobacco I now get it...

    I pulled the tab on the tin of gaslight and was apprehensive to actually put this stuff in my pipe and smoke it.
    Smells like hell I thought to myself. Like tar/kerosene/asphalt.
    I figured I better cut some off and give it a go, don't like to waste money.
    Immediately on the first puff I was dumbfounded. Holy smokes this is incredible!
    Creammmmmy, buttery. I closed my eyes and tried to understand what I was experiencing.
    Thoughts of smoothness, my wifes goats milk hand soap came to mind. Along with bran, some kind of cereal taste, very pleasant.
    I kept thinking to myself as I gently sipped the pipe, this is creamy as all get out and so dang smooth!

    Ok guys, long story short, I'm loving it! Dunno what the hell is in it but it's good!

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  2. redglow

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    Oh yeah...... I love the GLP blends. Quiet Nights is a stunner too. I had some last night and just marveled at the amazing flavor and aroma. And I've had plenty of QN.

    Welcome to the GLP experience!

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    Thanks. Quiet nights was also in my order.

    Is this tobacco ambrosia (food of the gods)? I sure hope Mr. Pease didn't sell his soul for this recipe.

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    If you can taste all that, you are going to have an amazing piping career.

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    Gaslight is a real treat! Glad you’re enjoying it.

    I’ve a Comoy lovat dedicated to Gaslight and Quiet Nights.

    “Well, I can’t cure death. This is bad, Morty. You’re trapped in a dead man. Listen, if the situation keeps darkening, do yourself a favor and pop by Pirates of the Pancreas. Obviously I’m biased, but I think it’s great, Morty. It’s a bunch of *belches* pirates running around a *belches* pancreas. We don’t whitewash it, either, Morty. I mean, the pirates are really rapey.” - Rick & Morty
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    I remember when I discovered real tobacco. I spent many years getting crap for it. Now I understand.

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Good replies. Enjoying the experience and discussion.

    The flavors/perceptions I experienced with gaslight I am also experiencing in some of my other orders.
    The Match Nightcap is similar, about 75-80% of what I get from gaslight but not as creamy. This must be the latakia.
    My first time having latakia so I can't say for sure. Can't wait to try the other tobacco's from the order I placed.
    Will report back soon.

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    Glad to hear you're enjoying it so much! You've only got several thousand other blends to explore. Happy journey!

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I'm a huge fan of Quiet Nights. I too remember opening it up, and smelling the campfire, and wondering whether it would be any good...and it turned out to be my favorite. You are making me want to try Gas Light.

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    Appreciate the kinds sentiments, thanks.

    Binge sampling my recently received order today with a quick update:

    Favorite - Gaslight
    Next favorite - Pirate Kake but gaslight is much creamier and a tad bit better according to my taste buds

    Others I've sampled today and like:
    Match Nightcap (quite good)
    Quiet Nights
    Dunhill Standard Mixture
    Lane Limited Burley-Light-Without-A-Bite

    I keep thinking about Gaslight though. I'm finding I quite love these latakia blends but the creaminess of the gaslight is what sets it above the others I've tried so far. Lots more to try but I'm betting gaslight will be my number #1.

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    Aw snap. Just read that gaslight my be at risk of fazing out because of the demonic fda regulations regarding tobacco introduced after 2007. Anyone know when these regulations kick in? Anyone have any info on pirate kake or other tobacco blends at risk? Damn this really ticks me off if it's true.

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    I remember when that happened for me. A tin of Rattrays Highland Targe. After cheap cherry (like licking the doorknob to hell but wetter) and repackaged Lane bulk, it was a revelation.

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    Congrats.Now you know why my standard advice for newcomers is "Smoke the best tobacco you can afford in the best pipes you can afford."
    It doesn't have to expensive; with some experience you can find some good quality less expensive bulks. But if they sell it in big bags in the gas station...

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
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    Try that Nightcap Match for your first bowl of the day sometime.

    If smoked after Gaslight, it can seem a little mundane. But, as an initial smoke, you’ll get the full experience.

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    I'm loving it! Dunno what the hell is in it but it's good!

    Right on brother! Damn, I love that feeling!!!

    Neal
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    Gaslight is a fantastic blend indeed, Pirate Kake is In a league of its own if you really like Latakia (and I do)
    Another one which has been recently introduced to me and is fantastic is C&D Black Frigate. Give it a go, I’m sure you’ll love it.

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Some people - usually non-pipe smokers - will call it hoarding, but I consider it part of building a good tobacco cellar - buy more of what you like. In other words, Buy as many tins of Gas Light as you can afford and stash them away in a dark, cool place like a closet or filing cabinet. That way when the tobacapocalypse occurs, you will have a supply to last for awhile.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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    Wow ... from Captain Black Cherry to Gaslight. That's quite the leap!

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    Putting Black Frigate on the future list.

    Lots of good info on this forum. You guys rock.

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    Shhhhhi... I thought you were gonna say you tried Cotton Boll or some GH Ropes.

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    glp blends i had so far are all good. gets better after few weeks in the jar. mostly english and balkan.

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    Bengal slices is along that same taste.. sadly nothing touches Nightcap. You might like the Capt Earl's Line as well.

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    You can probably spend some years among the GL Pease blends. Lots of subtlety and variety there, and a lot of creative thoughtful blending. You might want to take note of the constituent tobaccos in specific blends to get a feel for his other blends, and what blends in other brands might offer. I've somewhat done that with Cornell & Diehl, wandering through their various offerings. I'm not well versed in GLP, but I have a tin of Haddo's Delight that has good age on it; it has had some mixed reviews, but I suspect it will please me.

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    Just received Haddo's Delight. Haven't had the time to try it yet.
    I can't put down the ten russians or pirate kake, these baccy's are great.

    For now, ten russians and pirate kake have usurped gaslight on my favorites list. Didn't see that coming or possible but it happened.

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    From some of the reviews I have read it appears that Ten Russians is a real a**kicker. How are you doing with that?

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    I don't know if it's because I'm a cigar smoker, or not but the ten russians didn't have a nic hit that was noticeable.
    So far I'd consider all pipe tobacco to be mild.

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    So far I'd consider all pipe tobacco to be mild.

    That’s generally my experience as well. I can do three bowls of most pipe tobacco before feeling the effects, but I’ve never felt worse than when I tried to finish a Triple Maduro in one sitting.

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    Give Five Brothers a chance to knock you out. Bonus if smoked first thing in the morning, empty stomach.

    Dunhill will return.
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    If you make it to the burleys, Old Joe Krantz and Haunted Bookshop should do it for you. Makes my head spin every time. Nice big nicotine kick.

    +1 on the Five Brothers too.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    Five brothers is some good tobacco. Enjoying the haunted bookshop today.
    No noticeable nic yet though.

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