G.L. Pease JackKnife Plug – Pipe Tobacco Review


By Bob Tate

G.L. Pease JackKnife Plug Pipe Tobacco Tin

The tin aroma of this blend is a nice sweet and tangy smell that tickled the nose some. For this review I decided to mix the cut of the tobacco up. I shaved some of the tobacco off of the plug into a very fine ribbon cut and then I cut off a flake and cube cut it. After rubbing out the ribbon cut portion, the tanginess became a little more pronounced, but overall it smelled pretty much the same as it did before cutting the plug. The moisture level was a tad on the moist side, so I let it dry for a bit. I then mixed the ribbon and the cube cut tobaccos and loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: There is a nice, sweet, slightly tangy, straight forward tobacco flavor.
Aroma: Aroma is a nice sweet tobacco smell.

I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for a nice relaxing smoke.

At the beginning of the smoke, there is a very good naturally sweet tobacco flavor with a very light hint of tang in the background. The flavor is deep, rich, and full. The smoke fills and, for lack of a better term, coats your mouth. There is smokiness to this blend that comes from the Dark-Fired Kentucky. It’s not the Latakia type of smoky flavor, but more of a smoky, well rounded feel in your mouth and in the aroma.

Around the mid-bowl point I started noticing a little bit of spiciness. It is part flavor and part mouth feel. It is not like Perique spiciness and actually reminds me of spiciness that I sometimes taste in a cigar. Now that I mention that, the room note also reminds me of the smoking aroma of a good cigar. At this time I have also noticed that the strength has picked up quite a bit as well.

As the bowl progressed through the end, the sweetness stayed in the forefront while the smoky, spicy, full round flavor stepped up and kept building a little bit at a time as the bowl went on. This blend became more complex as the bowl progressed. Keep in mind the way that I prepared the tobacco to be smoked. The flavor profile could be totally different if is prepared another way.

JackKnife Plug is a great blend! It smokes slow, cool, dry, and doesn’t bite. It has a really good flavor profile and produces good volumes of smoke. But be warned that this blend does pack some strength in it. As Kevin stated in his review of JackKnife Plug, I don’t think that this would be a good blend for most beginners or those that are easily affected by blend with higher nicotine contents. This is a strong, full flavored blend.

I love this blend and enjoy it at all times of the day, but it is extremely satisfying after a hearty meal and it also goes great with a good libation. I can’t wait to see how well this blend ages.

I Highly Recommend it!

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Brand: G.L. Pease
Blend: JackKnife Plug
Description: Dark-Fired Kentucky leaf and ripe red Virginia tobaccos, with their deep, earthy flavors, are layered on a central core of golden flue-cured for a hint of bright sweetness, then pressed and matured in cakes, and finally cut into 2oz blocks. Slice it thick and rub it out for a ribbon cut, thin for a shag, or chop it into cubes. The choice is yours.
Country: US
Cut: Plug
Tobaccos: Kentucky, Virginia
Strength: Full
Taste: Sweetness, Smoky, Spicy, Tobacco
Room Note: Tolerable to Pleasant

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G.L. Pease JackKnife Plug Pipe Tobacco Tin

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