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Stonehenge Arrived!

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  1. chasingembers

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    Letting the flakes dry a bit, they are a little "tacky" feeling. Smells great though!

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    Merry Christmas!

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    Stonehenge Arrived!

    Great but where did you get it?

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    SPC of course. I'm not "Rich" enough to order elsewhere.

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    I'm not "Rich" enough to order elsewhere.

    True, so true. $11.48 vs $10.50 a tin is nothing to sneeze at.

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    True, so true. $11.48 vs $10.50 a tin is nothing to sneeze at.

    I maybe wrong but I also don't want to order from purveryor's that I find obnoxious.

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    Got two orders in today, I don't know where to start.

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    I'd take the rest of the day off and dig in to that War Horse.

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    Nice selection of tobacco you got there. Enjoy your day.

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    Mine made it to the door unharmed. Letting the age awhile, yes, I'm at that point in my smoking career.

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    Will let the other nine tins go forgotten in the closet, but had to smoke one.

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    SPC of course. I'm not "Rich" enough to order elsewhere.
    I see what you did there

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    Chasingenbers, so is it just like what you remember? This will be my first (Lakeland) experience.

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    It has a bit of what you would think of a lakeland, though nowhere near Ennerdale. Slight floral background, and would almost swear there's a tonquin note in there. Very nice presence from the Virginia and a bit of earth from the burley. Haven't finished my first bowl yet, smoking on and off at work, but haven't picked out the perique yet. Seems a little less sweet than I remember, but is a lovely smoke. Will buy more.

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    The Lakeland essence is subtle. I get the earthiness from the Burley and a sort of heft from the Virginia. I too haven't found any Perique, though it's just been one bowl. I think the constituent tobaccos will meld over time and this will age wonderfully.

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    Agreed.

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    Just got mine today and just finished a bowl.

    For all of you all worried about the Lakeland essence, I can't stand Lakeland blends and I get none of the soapiness/perfume in this blend at all.

    Really nice, leathery blend with the slightest hint of perique (I noticed more as the bowl got down to the bottom) and the Virginia shows off very well with the burley adding that something extra that marries it all together.

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    I get the earthiness from the Burley and a sort of heft from the Virginia.
    Damn! I must be in need, as I carelessly read "Virginia" as a lady part that has letters that make up its spelling.

    My tins I pick up tomorrow!

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    I'm hearing that people are saying that this looks and tastes identical to GH&Co's Louisiana Perique Flake. Wouldn't that be something if that's all it was? Anyone here have experience with both?

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    Smoking my first bowl of Stonehenge right now. So having little (or possibly no) experience with Lakeland blends...is this slight floral note similar to Lakeland? If so I need to explore more lakelands. I love condor but have heard some insist that it is not Lakeland at all so just asking for guidance.

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    Very, very mild lakeland.

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    Thanks Duane. I still think I need to take a dip in the Lakeland pool. I'm intrigued.

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    Grab a couple of ounces of Ennerdale Flake. That one will tell you which of the love/hate camps you sit in. Love it myself.

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    If Ennerdale were a 10 on the Lakeland essence scale, Stonehenge would be a 1.

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    Definitely. Ennerdale is a Lakeland bomb.

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    Johnbarleycorn, you and I have seem to have somewhat similar tastes and I would recommend Kendal Flake any day over Ennerdale Flake. It's just as strongly scented but it has a better and more complicated dressing.

    Nobody here has tried GH&Co's Louisiana Perique Flake?

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    I tried the GH Louisiana Perique over a year ago, and I didn't like it at the time, because I'm a total lightweight about any floral scent. I have gotten a little better about it since then, but still haven't smoked very much scented tobacco, and I am looking forward to trying the Stonehenge that's coming today. My glass is more than half full today!

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    I tried the GH Louisiana Perique over a year ago, and I didn't like it at the time, because I'm a total lightweight about any floral scent. I have gotten a little better about it since then, but still haven't smoked very much scented tobacco, and I am looking forward to trying the Stonehenge that's coming today. My glass is more than half full today!

    Cool! Please report back and let us know how ya like it. Mine should arrive tomorrow so I'll try to post my thoughts as well.

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    For all of you all worried about the Lakeland essence, I can't stand Lakeland blends and I get none of the soapiness/perfume in this blend at all.

    Somebody once sent me a generous sample of Ennerdale and after one sniff I seriously threw it away. It never even saw a match. I'm glad to hear about this, grimpuffer.

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    Mine hasn't shown up. I'm putting out a contract on the SOBs...

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    Mine hasn't shown up. I'm putting out a contract on the SOBs...

    What a great idea for a new forum topic! : Putting Out a Contract on the SOBs.

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    Thanks for the advice Hawky. I have been strongly considering Kendal Flake. I believe I will try it soon.

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    I opened a tin just now... There is NO floral smell at all. To me the only tin note is chocolate-ty. Letting it dry before smoking.

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    Only got the floral on the retrohale.

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    I just opened a tin too. My first impression was peanut butter! I let my wife take a whiff and she said the same thing. Not just peanut butter, there are some other elements, but that was my first take on it. As far as smoking, nothing like peanut butter there! Just a very mild Lakeland essence which I thought got less noticeable the further down the bowl I smoked. It'll take me awhile to determine how much I like this blend, so far I like it but it's not blowing me away by any means. Things do change though...

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    I've only just got mine in the mail at work. Haven't smoked any, but it smells just like Fribourg and Treyer High Dry Toast snuff to me. Can't wait to get home and fire up a bowl.

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    Hawky 454 said "I'm hearing that people are saying that this looks and tastes identical to GH&Co's Louisiana Perique Flake. Wouldn't that be something if that's all it was? Anyone here have experience with both? "

    Don't forget, Guys, that it's not just the component baccy's that determine the taste of a blend but the quality of those components.

    For instance, PS Luxury Bullseye Flake has the same components as Davidoff Flake Medallions but, IMO, the quality used in the Flake Medallions makes for a much richer and smoother blend; other instances could perhaps be McC #2035/Dark Star, #2015/ McCranie's Red Ribbon (and so on).

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    Jimbo , if they taste the same (which is what a few folks are saying) then apparently they can't tell the difference between the quality of the leaf either. Gl Pease could tell us over and over that Stonehenge Flake is made of much better quality ingredients but if they taste the same, they taste the same. Even if they're not identical they sound close enough to be redundant. They are both VaPer's made in house by GH&Co. that have a slight hint of Lakeland perfume and a chocalate top note. There are no other VaPer's out there that have a chocolate topnote with the Lakeland essence other than the two made in the Gawith factory. Just an odd coincidence? It sounds like the 2001 release of Stonehenge Flake influenced them to release their own version of it (in 2007?) and they called it Louisiana Perique Flake but this is just pure speculation on my part but telling us that Stonehenge Flake is just Louisiana Perique Flake tinned up and called something else for the US market wouldn't sell many tins. I'm hoping Mr. Pease can expand on this theory. It could be all crazy talk but it's fun talking crazy talk.

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    Still waiting...
    You should get a nice hit of chocolate off that Malawi.

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    Just got my two tins. If I'm gonna put them in the cellar and forget about them. I've already got plenty of LPF. Lol.

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    Hawky, besides TR.com where are you hearing they are the same blend? I smoke a lot of LPF and I am not seeing/tasting/smelling these two being too similar so far.

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    Hawky, besides TR.com where are you hearing they are the same blend? I smoke a lot of LPF and I am not seeing/tasting/smelling these two being too similar so far.

    A couple of guys on other forums have said they taste almost the same, but it's interesting that others feel differently. I don't love LPF, but I plan to buy a couple of tins of Stonehenge so I can see for myself.

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    My order of Stonehenge Flake is still sitting in Greensboro...

    Meanwhile, another order for Rotary Navy Cut that I made a couple of days ago has arrived.

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    Can anyone report on the nic hit of Stonehenge? I've heard everything from "less than Nightcap" to "OJK-level." To my low tolerance, that's quite a spread.

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    Didn't get much.

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    The nic. hit was medium to me, stronger than 965 but less than Nightcap.

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    Got Stonehenge today, drying some flakes right now.

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    I am so jealous. Been at sea for two weeks, and I can't get home to try my tins for another 18 days. Does Jiminks have a review on Stonehenge Flake?

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    In order, Re-release of SH, LPF, Original SH. Since I have all the I thought I would share a comparison.

    *Any chance a mod would be so kind as to fix my image?

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    I hate Lakeland in smell, taste, touch, and whatever other sense it might plague me by. I took one puff of some of this fresh and appropriately dried Stonehenge and hated it.

    Well... that sucks. Haha!

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    twoonefive, I had your pic up, but now it's gone!

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    After seein the big hulabaloo here about this elusive "Stonehenge", I succumbed to peer pressure and ordered a couple of tins over the weekend. They arrived yesterday.

    So, last night, after getting home from a twilight round of golf (weather has been absolutely spectacular here as of late) I sat out a couple of flakes and let em dry.

    As I got towards the end of my piping evening, somewhere around midnight or 1, I folded up a flake and put er in my Royalton Bent Bulldog (man I'm really liking this little briar).

    What can I say, great stuff. I wasn't disappointed. I did experience a little bit of tongue bite during the first 1/3 of the bowl. I decided to sit it down for a bit and give the ol buds a little time to recover with a soothing bath of pinot noir.

    An hour later I picked it back up and got er goin again. MAN! What a SMOKE! Absolutely No bite (I'm guessing the initial smoking of the bowl dried it out a little more or something).

    I left the other flake sitting out and will give it a try tonight.

    Thanks to the OP for lettin us know about this being available. I think I'm gonna like it!

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    Well here is the URL I am hosting the image at.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByNJ6PSyzZnfaDVZRE1Mb1ZKd2c/view?usp=drivesdk

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    Woopig that's what I'm worried about. I hate the stuff and refuse to buy anything Gawith & Hoggarth because everything that isn't supposed to have lakeland that I've bought has been contaminated with the shit.

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    What the heck is going on here with our pictures we're posting these days?

    Anyway, Twoonfive I look forward to hearing your thoughts. That aged Stonehenge looks scrumptious!

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    Woopig that's what I'm worried about. I hate the stuff and refuse to buy anything Gawith & Hoggarth because everything that isn't supposed to have lakeland that I've bought has been contaminated with the shit.

    @fitzy, I'm afraid you won't like it. But I guess you need to buy one tin yourself. I love GL Pease, C&D, and have nothing against this amazing re-release event. I'm just a wimp or something when it comes to perfume tobaccos. I hate it. I can't stand any small amount of those types of notes or flavors.

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    Not sure what's up with Google, but one last try...

    "In order, Re-release of SH, LPF, Original SH."

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    Looks like moving it to Imgur worked Pitchfork, thanks! I'll do the same next time I post an image.

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    Mine arrived too. Out of a 10 Lakeland scale I'd go 3. I might be sensitive to that flavor profile. Don't really like it now, but threw it in a jar and will try it again in a month or so.

    Sablebrush: bought 2 tins of Rotary too , other than the motzek I just bought (I am an irrational buyer), rotary has been impossible to find. I taste a Lakeland essence in the rotary too, am I delirious or is there a Lakeland essence Rotary too??

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    The very slight Lakeland taste in Stonehenge doesn't bother me at all and I really dislike a stronger floral taste.

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    I love floral in Lakelands, and there's just the slightest hint of it in Stonehenge. Probably zero risk of any ghosting.

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    I'm really looking forward to trying it out!

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    Mine showed up yesterday and I wasted no time in opening up a tin. It's a great smoke. The Lakeland essence is present, but not overpowering and it works very well with the cocoa and the other constituent tobaccos. Long live Stonehenge!

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    A good friend from US sent me a generous sample of new Stonehenge, so after comments on here and TR, I also got some similar aged GH Louisiana Flake for comparison.

    Just tried smoking them side by side.

    Similar indeed - but the Stonehenge is richer and fuller and makes the LF taste quite "thin". The Burley also makes Stonehenge noticably stronger (can't taste any Burley influence in LF so it's either missing or not as good as that in Stonehenge) and the Va. seem rounder in Stonehenge. The LF had more chocolate in the bag aroma, but didn't really pick it up much in smoking either of them, and any Lakeland was hardly discernable to me.

    The more I smoke Stonehenge the more I like it.

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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Jimbo! You da man.

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    I smoked both Stonehenge productions today. I just finished smoking the Louisiana Flake. While it is similar to Stonehenge, there are enough differences that I would say they are not the same. It has a little more perique. It has less cocoa and more Lakeland with the Lakeland being slightly different in taste (more vanilla, more floralness) as well as hanging around longer in LF. Also, I don't detect burley in LF.

    I'm going to smoke the two Stonehenge productions again tomorrow to check my thoughts on them. The differences mainly seem to be what happens when one is aged and one is fresh. I'm editing and adding to my Stonehenge review to reflect the differences in old versus fresh production. I've already done some rewriting on my original review.

    Alan 73: there is no Lakeland in Rotary Navy Cut.

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    Lakeland, noun, a small City in central Florida just off Interstate 4 between Orlando and Tampa where there once was a stand alone Edwards that sold really good tobacco, like Good Companion, Bishops Burley, Colonial, Scottish Moor, etc.

    Lake District, noun, a region of England where they add tonquin, floral essence and a secret ingredient to tobacco to make a product that will ghost your pipe almost as bad as Erinmore will.

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