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  1. troyniss

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    Direct from Laudisi Distribution Group social media page, I came across this while browsing.

    "The first shag-cut facing from G.L. Pease, Penny Farthing is a blend of bright and red Virginias, spiced with Louisiana Perique and a hint of fire-cured dark Kentucky. Available at a retailer near you (and online) Monday, July 8, 2019"


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  2. danimalia

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    Interesting. It's always exciting when a new GL Pease blend comes out. It seems like the VaPers with a bit of DFK work really well for my palate, and I really like shags for driving, so this should be a winner for me.

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    I'm into shag cuts as well.

    I cut GL Pease plug blends into a shag and they smoke effortlessly (JackKnife and Triple Play)

    The only other quasi-like shag cut I've come across is Stratford which is a really nice Va/Per, more Virginia based. I prefer the "finer" things in life.

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    This sounds good. I'm enjoying my first tin of GLP Haddo's delight. Another excellent non-shag blend is Russ' Fire Storm, which is also Virginia, Perique, and dark fired.

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    I've been meaning to try Firestorm for a while.

    I'm curious about the Old London Collection connection here. Maybe it starts as a plug that was sliced and "shagged?"

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    This sounds quite good! I really like the particular dark fired GLP uses, this should be quite interesting.

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    The only other quasi-like shag cut I've come across is Stratford

    Gawith Hoggarth Dark Bird's eye is a good VA one.

    Esoterica Brighton as well for a bright VA, and Esoterica Margate is also technically a shag if you like english blends, although both of these Esoterica blends seem a rather thickly cut shag to me.

    Can't wait to try the Penny Farthing. Sounds tasty.

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    Man that's some thin looking ribbon. Almost looks like Semois.

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    Almost looks like Semois.
    I was thinking Kizami, haha

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    I agree with MSO489, “Firestorm “ is very good tobacco. I’m looking forward to trying this new one from GLP.

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    Sounds like Sixpence 2.0.

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    @alaskan I'd love to try some Esoterica but it seems to be the rage with the teens pipe smokers these days.

    @railman I've found GL Pease DFK's to be top notch.

    @Embers It has the same blend components, but I thought however Sixpence contained an alcoholic topping according to TR....

    I'm looking forward to this. Wonder how it will compare with Triple Play, as it also contains the same leaf.

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    @Embers It has the same blend components, but I thought however Sixpence contained an alcoholic topping according to TR....

    TR also has reviews for Kane's Lamb Slices.

    Never noticed it. Sixpence and Solani Silver Flake are remarkably the same to me, both with similar components, so this new blend just seems a bit redundant.

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    @Embers Perhaps, most toppings don't translate too much into flavor anyways. You'd know better than I, I haven't tried either of those blends.

    Regardless, I'm glad that a new shag cut is coming.I like the burning qualities of it. You can have a moist tobacco in a shag cut and it will smoke effortlessly.

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    You can have a moist tobacco in a shag cut and it will smoke effortlessly.

    Very true.

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    Oooh, but I do love Red Virginia! Thank-you Mr. Pease, this blend sounds delightful, and I look forward to trying it soon.

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    Variations on a theme is sort of a GLP "thing" so it doesn't surprise me that this would have similar compoents to other blends. A shag cut is likely to yirld different results though, so count me interested.

    Man that's some thin looking ribbon. Almost looks like Semois.

    I was thinking Kizami, haha

    I was thinking Daughters & Ryan Ryback, which I've smoked pounds of, rolled into cigarettes. I don't mean that as a dis, either. I like Ryback, and the components are similar.

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    Very good news! I always look forward to a new GL Pease blend. While not thrilled about shag, I understand the period-piece idea he's recreating. I love this tin art and have got my fingers crossed that (at least initially) it won't be defaced by the ubiquitous anti-tobacco warning label.

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    I've always been fond of Greg's blends.

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    Never noticed it

    Weird, I’ve only smoked one tin of Sixpence but my tin was heavily topped with some sort of cheap smelling liquor, that being said, I very much enjoyed that tin, enough so that I cellared that one deep.

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    Does anyone get a Willy Wonka vibe from the tin art? I suppose I just took into account that the font is quite similar to what is on the Wonka Bar images. Now all I can picture is Wonka riding that darn bike. The purple is pretty spot on to his suit coat too.

    Perhaps there is a golden ticket inside to take over GL Pease Tobacco.

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    Sounds great.
    Over the years I’ve become much more particular about the cut of tobacco (mostly gave up trying to work with flakes), so seeing a good VA blend in shag is good news.

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    It smoked down to a white ash, I really liked this tobacco as a shag, no issues lighting, few relights.

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    James, have you already tried this blend? If so, thoughts?

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    5 Brothers is an excellent shag as well. I hope C&D puts on another making of video, I like those for some of the other blends they produce.

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    I thought Greg was retired? Did he actually blend this?

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    Ram74, from what I have read, Greg is not retired but has taken on new and different projects or pursued different outlets for his creative endeavors.

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    Well, today is the 8th and Penny Farthing is not to be found.

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    I placed an order at SP last night, and considered waiting until today to see if it was available, but went ahead and mad an order for Bold Kentucky and Escudo, which are two new blends for me anyway.

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    Ya no where has it. I’ve been looking too. I’m sure it will be launched at the 3:30 update today.

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    I get some kind of malted vinegar from the fist 5 min of Sixpence.

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    I’m sure it will be launched at the 3:30 update today.
    Yep. It's supposed to be launched today.

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    It’s up.

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    Help me! I may need an intervention of some kind.... I'm embarrassed to admit I stayed up last night waiting to order Penny Farthing (and then it didn't happen). Is my GL Pease fandom becoming unreasonable?

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    2156 available 5:24pm EST

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    Thanks looks right up my alley.

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    I ordered two.

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    3 incoming. 1 to smoke, 2 to cellar. Or trade off it is not my thing. But it looks good.

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    At 1033, there are 1945 tins left at smokingpipes. Not exactly jumping off the shelves.

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    How do you check the stock level of a tobacco at SP?

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    Load 1000 or so into your cart and it will give you a warning that they only have 437 ect... doesn't work when they place purchase limits on the items.

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    You can have a moist tobacco in a shag cut and it will smoke effortlessly.

    Though it won't have the depth of flavor it will have if dried.

    I'm very happy to see this new blend from Greg. I'm assuming that it's pretty interesting or he wouldn't have bothered. I'm looking forward to tasting what Greg hath wrought when my order comes in.

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    Load 1000 or so into your cart and it will give you a warning that they only have 437 ect... doesn't work when they place purchase limits on the items.

    Thanks!

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    Ram74 said "I thought Greg was retired? Did he actually blend this?" Interesting there is not a mention of this new blend (that I was on either Greg's Facebook or his home page.

    Mike S.

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    Sounds interesting, I do like C&D dark fired blends.

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    I asked Greg the same question today and he said. It is his baby....a long time in the making, but well worth it. He also said he’s been keeping it quiet and some timing things caught him by surprise but he was glad it was ready by the IPCPR show. He will get a write up on his website when he gets back to California.

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    Great news, jon11. One of my favorite things about GLP is the connection between those blends and their creator. I love smoking GLP blends, but I also love to read GLP writing about his blends and what he was going for.

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    I am enjoying this blend. Only had 2 bowls so far. I like packing a shag a little tighter then normal. Perfect moisture out of the tin, no relights. Virginia’s are excellent but I expect that. The Perique is great on the retrohale, seems like a fair amount in this blend. Kentucky is barely present for me. Looking forward to spending more time with it.

    Plus great tin art without a warning label!

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    Pretty tasty stuff. Burned a cob full with no relights. Flavor reminds me of Royal Yacht without a topping.

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    I popped a tin of Six Pence last night. It does have a liquor tin smell, but it's really good stuff. I will look forward to hoarding getting some of this ASAP.

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    I should pack shag tighter, no?

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    Garageboy, It will feel like you are packing tighter, but still check the draw to make sure you aren't over-packing it. Shag allows more air to pass, so you have to press harder to get the bowl at the same density that you may be used to with a regular ribbon cut.
    There are a few shags that I enjoy. The cut definitely affects the flavors. Some I like, some not so much. YMMV

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