What a wonderful mental picture you have painted.It is beautiful country, named for its many lakes, endless hiking trails, fields of daffodils, and its populations of roaming sheep that baa at your from rocky outcroppings. During the summer, sunset comes around ten o'clock, when the fog settles in, and you are apt to encounter old gents ambling down the lanes like ghosts in the mist, smoking their pipes.
Irish X black is a Lakeland. Never would have known. Whenever people mention a Lakeland its commonly about sauce and frequently ghosting. Live and learn. I have black Irish X. I'll have to fire up a bowl. Thanks .All Lakeland blends are not aromatic, though Lakeland aromatics are famous (notorious) for ghosting pipes. But many GH&Co. and SH blends are not aromatic and do not ghost pipes in any serious way. I can attest because I have on hand Irish X black, a pure Virginia with no aromatic flavoring, and Scotch Mixture. also unflavored. Their aromatics are noted for a rose geranium flavor and scent that absolutely requires a designated pipe. I think Missouri Meerschaum has a definite market share in selling pipes for the Lakeland aromatics.
As many know, Lakeland refers to the part of the UK where the blends are made, otherwise known as the Lake District in northern England. It is beautiful country, named for its many lakes, endless hiking trails, fields of daffodils, and its populations of roaming sheep that baa at your from rocky outcroppings. During the summer, sunset comes around ten o'clock, when the fog settles in, and you are apt to encounter old gents ambling down the lanes like ghosts in the mist, smoking their pipes.
Rain is predominantly my experience of the Lake District (although none the worse for that - verdant!). Four seasons in a day. For anyone who hasn't heard of him, Alfred Wainwright made some wonderful handdrawn walking guides to the Lake District (Lakeland) and is a very interesting figure. It's a landscape very close to my heart and I have family living near by in the Yorkshire dales.Well we 'Gawith's' have no clue what Lakeland tobacco's mean in terms of flavouring. Presumably it is tobaccos made on the edge of the Lake District but then seems to have evolved into the 'Granny pants flavour'. The term Lakeland does not really refer to the region except in cases like Lakeland Villages, Lakeland landscape etc. There is Lakeland 'Plastics', now known just as Lakeland, a massive local company that produce all sorts of tuba-ware and kitchen stuff you just do not need, there is Lakeland ice cream etc....
Much as the picture painted above is very poetic. as I sit here in the rain and cold at the end of July, I am beginning to wonder what the sun looks like.......but certainly wandering sheep are part of the landscape, two escapees having been detained in my drive this afternoon until the local farmer came to collect them, although I am pretty sure they are back out wandering the road again this evening!