G.L. Pease has created some of the most iconic and well-loved blends of the past 20 years. In keeping with that tradition, I'm happy to offer the newest blend for 2020, Spark Plug!
Here's the tin Description: "Deep and dark. Powerful yet refined. The smoky, leathery backdrop of Latakia is layered with an almost incense-like spice of rich orientals, with fine Virginias added for depth and a subtle sweetness. Like the classic roadsters that inspired its creation, G.L. Pease's Spark Plug has an alluring charm that invites you to rev it up and take it out for long drives in the country. Sliced thick or thin, it will never leave you stranded."
The interesting thing about Spark Plug to me is the fairly loose plug presentation, comprised of large pieces of leaf. This pressed treatment allows the pipe smoker to see a different colored mosaic of dark Latakia, medium-brown Virginia, and light-green Oriental leaf. It's like seeing the inside of a cigar. You can cut this plug with a knife and prepare it in many different ways, to fill your pipe as you see fit. The result is a medium-bodied English blend that holds a few surprises. At times, I could have sworn I was tasting unflavored Black Cavendish, as well as the occasional hint of Burley, neither of which is actually present, but the flavor profiles of which are hinted at.
Add to that the beautiful tin art reminiscent of the classic British roadsters that inspired it, and you have a wonderful new offering for Latakia fans!
Pick up a tin or two here at The Pipe Nook, along with some of your other favorites, to ensure you're stocked up for the new year!
Keep 'em lit,
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