Latakia-lovers get ready!
We just received exclusive word that "Lagonda" will be the latest G. L. Pease blend in the Old London Series slated for shipping in mid-July.
Based on what Mr. Pease writes on his site, glpease.com, Lagonda will be the heaviest of the Latakia blends so far in the Old London Series. It is of course, Cyprian Latakia, along with a spicy oriental ingredient. The blend is smoky and spicy, not sweet, with a big mouth feel. This is definitely a full-bodied blend, but it is not over-powering. In addition to the Latakia and Oriental tobaccos, Lagonda also contains Virginia tobaccos. All of these tobaccos are low in nicotine and high in taste and flavor.
The tin art describes the blend as follows; Lagonda – a luxurious blend comprising portions of Cyprus latakia, ripe red virginias and fine oriental leaf, with some bright added for a little gentle sweetness. Pressing and aging in cakes integrates the flavours and partially ferments the tobaccos. The cakes are then sliced and tumbled into ribbons, ready for your enjoyment.
Pease states; "If you’ve been a fan of mixtures like Westminster, Abingndon, or Charing Cross, you’ll also find something really enjoyable here. If you’re used to sweeter mixtures, like Maltese Falcon, you should still give Lagonda a go."