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GLP Triple Play Fresh vs 5 Year Old

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  • Started 1 year ago by prairiedruid
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  1. prairiedruid


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    Having the good fortune of picking up a 5 year old tin from Pipestud I thought I'd post some notes comparing it to fresh.

    Fresh: Definitely can taste the dark fire with the peppery perique that comes off a bit harsh. The virginias are in the back ground as a little hay like and not sweet. Taste varies throughout the bowl, sometimes more dark fired and sometimes very peppery from the perique. Strong, definitely an after dinner smoke.

    Aged: WOW. A much smoother smoke than the fresh. The perique is more raisiny and less peppery. The dark fire is not as strong and blends with the virginas to add molasses sweetness. A much more balanced smoke with the flavors merging and more consistent throughout the smoke. Still plenty of vitamin N but doesn't seem to hammer me like the fresh does. No harshness at all and definitely a 4 star experience.

    I'm going to put some tins of this to the back of the cellar because aging really turns this blend into a gem.

    I used a MM bent diplomat for this review.

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  2. cortezattic


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    Excellent post!
    Almost everyone wonders about the changes that ageing brings about -- especially with GLP's blends, which he claims are created with this in mind. Thanks for a good review.

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    I had the good fortune to purchase a tin with 5 years on it from my local B&M a few years back. I was struck by how sweet and smooth it was for being a rather powerful smoke. A very nice combination. I've never tried it fresh so I'm glad to have your observations.

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    Agreed excellent post.....these aged v new reviews really help me to decide what I want to cellar.....which is important when I am paying about $12 an oz after customs and import duty and Vat and import vat....my god the list is endless......

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    I enjoyed a tin of Triple Play several years ago, and I believe the tin was somewhat fresh. I liked it that way. I don't remember it being harsh or edgy, just toward fuller strength and nicely balanced. I can see how some age would make it more mellow and subtle; it sounds excellent.

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    I'm a big fan of Triple Play. It's the second most stocked blend in my cellar next to Gaslight.

    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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