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G.L. Pease: KEY LARGO 2oz

Your Price: $11.05
Item Number: GLPKL2
Deep, Earthy and Creamy. A distinguished broken flake of Red Virginia tobaccos, small leaf orientals, and a measure of Cyprus Latakia, spiced with velvety cigar wrapper leaf. Key Largo develops throughout the bowl, offering a satisfying and sturdy smoking experience, with beautifully balanced, richly textured layers of cocoa, dark roasted coffee, leather, and a lively, lingering finish.

Tobacco Flavor Index
Extremely Mild
Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

Product Reviews

(14 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
An outstandingly accomplished Ensemble Pease.
Lynton North (Tavistock, Devon) 5/6/2015 12:15 PM
This is the review I posted at Takes a charring light very easily, producing a pronounced Latakia flavour, a sweet and tangy coolness, slightly suggestive of menthol, but not at all artificial or saccharin. On lighting Latakia presents but soon integrates with rich and sweet rum and raisin notes. A steady slow burn which facilitates easy sipping. It develops into a rich velvety full smoke which remains sweet. Brings to mind a good quality hot chocolate that hasn't needed more than a pinch of dark unrefined sugar. The flavours don't suddenly move back and forth as you smoke. Whilst you don't forget that there is Latakia in here, the flavours are never competing for centre stage. A true ensemble piece. The cigar leaf brings to mind those rare discoveries of a coffee bean of medium body, with subtle cocoa nuttiness, a soft maple or honey sweet supporting it At no point does the blend become bitter, tart or sharp. I don't find any citrus fruit notes in here. When I opened this tin I already had 3 other very good tobaccos open. I expected it to be an interesting change; a curiosity. Far from it! This was one of the rare finds that I instantly fell and remain in love with. Usually when I get to the end of a tin I am happy to try yet another new experience, and if I have enjoyed what I have finished I will look forward to re-visiting it. Key Largo is one of those tobaccos where I just want more. I can't imagine boring of this stuff. And since I opened the tin I have smoked it almost exclusively – first pipe of the day, walking the dog, sat quietly meditating as I finish the day. Bottom line – rich, perfectly balanced, not a challenging smoke but engagingly sensory. This doesn't come with the drama of the bright Virginia blend. I am not a cigar smoker, and wasn't really looking for a Cigar in a Bowl. This is not such a thing, fortunately, it is simply amazing and uite unique.
G.L. Pease Key Largo
Vladimir von Belsch (Canada) 1/5/2014 1:40 PM
I'm not sure what to think of this. I guess you really have to be in the mood to smoke this kind of tobacco. The smell right out of the tin is pleasant, it smells a tiny bit like latakia and and camp fire. In my opinion, the flakes should be rubbed, since they are very thick, and sipped extremely slowly and carefully after a good dinner, or this tobacco will eat your face. It tastes very spicy with notes of wood. It's also surprisingly bitter. I never had a tobacco that was this bitter, I mean it literally makes your face go in different directions, pretty much like a very cheap Canadian vodka. After the first half of the pipe, the tobacco tends to go out easily (which is almost a good thing sometimes). Personally, I tried smoking this with a cup of tea to dilute the taste, which worked fine. Then I got this idea to put dried black tea leaves into the tobacco, and now it tastes excellent! It's not bitter, the spice is almost completely gone, the taste is a little bit more grassy and floral. I guess this tobacco is just not for everyone, either you hate it, or love it