Alphabetical Listing with Descriptions

The mostly complete list. Limited editions and special releases are not listed.

  • Abingdon: Our fullest Balkan style blend, with a generous mesasure of Cyprian Latakia. Bold and assertive, Abingdon still retains a stylish finesse. From the Classic Collection.
  • Ashbury: An alluring array of oriental tobaccos, blended with generous measures of Virginia leaf, from yellow to deep red, and just enough Cyprus Latakia to provide a smoky backdrop. A blend for the gentleman with a Bohemian spirit and a sense of adventure. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Barbary Coast: A unique blend of top-grade cube-cut burley, matured red Virginia and fine Louisiana Perique. A kiss of fine brandy, and an exclusive process polishes the blend to a perfect finish. Satsifying and rich, with hints of black walnut, dark chocolate, and dried fruits. From the Original Series.
  • Blackpoint: A luxurious blend of several red and bright Virginia tobaccos, fine oriental leaf, Cyprian Latakia, and just a pinch of perique for a delicate zest. An engaging blend for the lover of English style mixtures. From the Classic Collection.
  • Cairo: A Virginia/oriental blend without Latakia. Naturally sweet, delicately spicy and wonderfully complex, with medium body and and a delicate aroma. From the Original Series.
  • Caravan: A treat for the lover of oriental tobaccos. The leathery flavors of Cyprian Latakia augment a generous measure of Turkish and Grecian leaf and New World Virginias. The smoke is rich, but not overbearing, with a lingering finish. From the Original Series.
  • Charing Cross: A classic Balkan style misture, richly seasoned with Latakia. Not as full or as heavy as Abingdon. From the Classic Collection.
  • Chelsea Morning: A traditional style blend of bright and red virginias, orientals, a whisper of Cyprus Latakia, and just a hint of perique. From the Old London Series.
  • Cumberland: A robust blend of American tobaccos, featuring a rare and exquisite aged Kentucky dark-fired tobacco, beautifully complimenting the variety of Virginias and the pinch of Louisiana Perique. Sip slowly, and enjoy the lingering notes of its harmonious symphony of flavors. From the Original Series.
  • Embarcadero: A unique sliced then broken flake comprised of rich, ripe red Virginia tobaccos, and Turkish Izmir leaf. Rich, complex with a wonderful flavor and delightful aroma. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Fillmore: Sliced, broken flake in the Scottish tradition. Ripe, rich red Virginias are combined with Louisiana Perique, pressed, sliced, and gently broken prior to tinning. A slow burning, cool smoking Virginia from the Fog City Selection.
  • Gaslight: A classically English styled Latakia mixture, pressed and aged in cakes, then cut and tinned in one-ounce bars. Deep, rich and full flavoured, Gaslight burns very slowly, delivering a long-lasting, satisfying smoke for the true connoisseur of Latakia based blends. The red virginias present a background of natural sweetness, whilst fine orientals provide just the right amount of exotic spice.
  • Haddo's Delight: A stout blend of Virginias, burleys, and long-cut perique. This full-bodied blend has remained a best-seller since its introduction in 2000. From the Original Series.
  • JackKnife Plug: The first entry in the New World Collection, and our first plug. JackKnife is a stout blend of dark and bright virginia tobaccos, and Kentucky dark-fired leaf, pressed and aged, then cut into bars. A versatile tobacco. Slice it thick or thin, rub the slices into ribbons or a shag, or even cut it as a cube-cut, according to your preference.
  • Kensington: A Balkan style blend with restraint. Not as full as Charing Cross, but still possessing sufficient character to hold the smoker's interest. Kensington is a perfect Balkan style for the middle of the day, when a slightly lighter blend is desired. From the Classic Collection.
  • Key Largo: Full of surprises, Key Largo has wonderful, layered flavours of rich Virginias, oriental tobaccos, including a little Cypriot Latakia, and hints of earthy spice from the cigar leaf. It presents a creamy, delicious smoke, with a softer room aroma than might be expected from the ingredients. Refreshing, yet full-bodied and satisfying. Maybe someone else can find a pigeonhole for Key Largo to roost in, but I cannot.
  • Lagonda: A luxurious blend comprising generous portions of Cyprus latakia, ripe red virginias and fine oriental leaf with a bit of bright added for a gentle sweetness. Pressed and aged in cakes to integrate the flavours and partially ferment the tobaccos, then sliced and tumbled into ribbon form.
  • Laurel Heights: A deep, rich blend of red Virginia tobaccos. The flavors are round and full, with subtle notes of citrus and roasted oats augmenting a natural sweetness. For the lover of darker, unstoved Virginias. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Lombard: Virginia tobaccos are enhanced with Americal “condimental” leaf, including an angel's share of Perique. A breath of Cyprus Latakia gives the blend a little twist, adding just a bit of smokiness and greater depth of flavor. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Maltese Falcon: Originally conceived as a replacement for the old Raven's Wing, Maltese Falcon quickly evolved into something bigger. It's a rich, bold blend, with excellent body, a beguiling sweetness, and solid structure, ideal for those who enjoy a sophisticated, yet comfortable and refined English-style mixture.
  • Meridian: A balanced, poised & traditionally sophisticated mixture. Cyprus Latakia, layered with virginias and small leaf orientals, then pressed, sliced and tumbled into ribbons. More savory than sweet, with classic structure, medium body, and captivating complexity.
  • Montgomery: A sophisticated Virginia blend consisting of several grades of flue-cured leaf, from soft yellow to deep red. A touch of dark-fired Kentucky leaf adds a little richness. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Navigator: For the fancier of fuller-bodied, but still well-balanced and sophisticated flakes. Rich red and bright virginias are enhanced with dark-fired leaf for added depth and complexity. A touch of rum enhances the natural fruitiness of the virginias and polishes the edges. Pressing and aging in cakes brings it all together into seamless harmony.
  • Odyssey: A huge Latakia blend, second only to Abingdon in forcefulness, but carrying more natural sweetness and deeper complexity. A remarkable evening blend, but also well suited to daylight smoking for the established afficianado of heavier blends. From the Original Series.
  • Piccadilly: I call this the “English Breakfast Mixture.” A provocative blend of Virginia tobaccos, delicately spiced with Latakia and just a touch of Perique. Piccadilly contains no oriental leaf. From the Classic Collection.
  • Quiet Nights: The second entry in the Old London series - a rich, English style flake of virginias, orientals, Cyprus Latakia and Acadian perique. A wonderful tobacco for contemplative moments.
  • Regents Flake: A rich and complex blend of bright, red and brown virginias with a generous measure of oriental leaf and a bit of perique for added complexity and depth. From the Old London Series.
  • Robusto: A bit of cigar leaf adds dimension to a blend of Virgina, oriental and Cyprian tobaccos. Reminiscent of the late Sobranie Virginia #10, though many have reported that they like Robusto even more! From the Original Series.
  • Samarra: Rich, opulent, succulent and complex. Samarra ranks high among the most sophitsticated of English style Latakia mixtures. A touch of Perique works a little added magic, taking this wonderful blend to the next level. From the Original Series.
  • Sextant: A classic mixture harmoniously interwoven with a Navy flake. Ripe Virginia tobaccos, Cypriot Latakia, fine Orientals, and a touch of dark-fired Kentucky leaf, infused with a hint of dark rum, then gently pressed, matured, and sliced. Rich, bold and satisfying.
  • Sixpence: Red virginias, perique, and just a little dark-fired leaf for body. The tobaccos are carefully selected, gently kissed with a little "something extra," then pressed and aged in cakes before being sliced and tinned. Rich in taste and aroma, and one that develops beautifully throughout the smoke without fatiguing the palate.
  • Stratford: Virginias and perique, enticing, nuanced and delicately sweet. The interplay of sugar and spice will delight the lover of this time-honored combination. Sip the smoke slowly to extract the greatest enjoyment! From the Classic Collection.
  • Telegraph Hill: From the Fog City Selection, Telegraph Hill builds upon a foundation of Virginia tobaccos with small flake-cut Perique for a refined smoking experience. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Temple Bar: A rich VA/oriental blend with a bit of perique added for spice and complexity, created from whole leaf strips, pressed and aged in cakes, then cut into two ounce bars that can be sliced and rubbed out to your preferred density. Slow burning and complex.
  • The Virginia Cream:
  • A virginia based tobacco with a subtle vanilla topping. Characterized as a light aromatic, but clean burning and free from the ghosts usually associated with flavored tobaccos.
  • Triple Play: Ripe red and bright flue-cured tobaccos and piquant Acadian perique, with a balanced measure of smoky, dark-fired Kentucky, pressed and matured in cakes before being cut into 2oz bars. A bold blend for virginia and periqe fans.
  • Union Square: First released in June, 2009, Union Square is the first 100% virginia tobacco to be developed by G.L. Pease. No sugars, sauces, or flavourings are used in the blend - just pure virginia goodness.
  • Wesminster: Introduced January, 2007, Wesminster is a rich, balanced English style mixture of Cyprus Latakia, fine oriental tobaccos, and rich, ripe Virginia leaf. This one is “Essentially English.” From the Heirloom Collection.

Virginia and Virginia/perique blends:

These blends are characterized by a Virginia base, often spiced with the magic of Louisiana perique. Not all of these are in the classic style, but each, to my mind, fits the category.

  • Cumberland
  • Fillmore
  • Haddo's Delight
  • JackKnife Plug
  • Laurel Heights
  • Montgomery
  • Navigator
  • Stratford
  • Sixpence
  • Telegraph Hill
  • The Virginia Cream
  • Triple Play
  • Union Square

Virginia/oriental Blends:

Virginia tobaccos, enhanced with the exotic spice and aroma of fine oriental leaf. This is, perhaps, the most rarified of the categories. Only a few commercial blends fit the phenotype.

  • Cairo
  • Embarcadero
  • Regents Flake
  • Temple Bar

Light to Medium Latakia Mixtures:

Since many blends blur the informal distinction between “Balkan” and “English” mixtures, they're presented here in two groups - Light/Medium and Full. These are blends that utliize Virginia and oriental tobaccos as a base, enhanced with Latakia in various degrees.

  • Ashbury
  • Blackpoint
  • Caravan
  • Chelsea Morning
  • Kensington
  • Maltese Falcon
  • Piccadilly
  • Quiet Nights
  • Samarra
  • Sextant

Medium to Full Latakia Mixtures:

In the same family as those above, but richer, fuller in flavour, and generally more stout.

  • Abingdon
  • Charing Cross
  • Gaslight
  • Lagonda
  • Meridian
  • Odyssey
  • Sextant
  • Wesminster

Unique Blends:

Some blends simply defy categorization.

  • Barbary Coast: A unique blend of top-grade cube-cut burley, matured red Virginia and fine Louisiana Perique. A kiss of fine brandy, and an exclusive process polishes the blend to a perfect finish. Satsifying and rich, with hints of black walnut, dark chocolate, and dried fruits. From the Original Series.
  • Cumberland: A robust blend of American tobaccos, featuring a rare and exquisite aged Kentucky dark-fired tobacco, beautifully complimenting the variety of Virginias and the pinch of Louisiana Perique. Sip slowly, and enjoy the lingering notes of its harmonious symphony of flavors. From the Original Series.
  • Haddo's Delight: A stout blend of Virginias, burleys, and long-cut perique. This full-bodied blend has remained a best-seller since its introduction in 2000. From the Original Series.
  • Key Largo: Virginias, oriental tobaccos, including a little Cypriot Latakia, and hints of earthy spice from the cigar leaf. Neither an "English Mixture," nor a Virginia, nor is it just another cigar-leaf blend, yet it offers something of each.
  • Lombard: Virginia tobaccos are enhanced with Americal “condimental” leaf, including an angel's share of Perique. A breath of Cyprus Latakia gives the blend a little twist, adding just a bit of smokiness and greater depth of flavor. From the Fog City Selection.
  • Robusto: A bit of cigar leaf adds dimension to a blend of Virgina, oriental and Cyprian tobaccos. Reminiscent of the late Sobranie Virginia #10, though many have reported that they like Robusto even more! From the Original Series.
  • Sextant A classic mixture harmoniously interwoven with a Navy flake. Ripe Virginia tobaccos, Cypriot Latakia, fine Orientals, and a touch of dark-fired Kentucky leaf, infused with a hint of dark rum, then gently pressed, matured, and sliced. Rich, bold and satisfying.

The Original Mixtures:

  • Barbary Coast
  • Cairo
  • Caravan
  • Cumberland
  • Haddo's Delight
  • Odyssey
  • Robusto
  • Samarra

The Classic Collection:

  • Abingdon
  • Blackpoint
  • Charing Cross
  • Kensington
  • Piccadilly
  • Stratford

The Fog City Selection:

  • Ashbury
  • Embarcadero
  • Fillmore
  • Laurel Heights
  • Lombard
  • Montgomery
  • Telegraph Hill
  • Union Square

The Heirloom Collection:

  • Westminster
  • Maltese Falcon
  • Key Largo
  • The Virginia Cream

The Old London Series:

  • Chelsea Morning
  • Gaslight
  • Lagonda
  • Meridian
  • Navigator
  • Quiet Nights
  • Regents Flake
  • Sextant
  • Sixpence
  • Temple Bar

The New World Collection

  • JackKnife Plug
  • JackKnife ReadyRubbed
  • Triple Play

Blends produced after 15 March, 2007:

The following blends were introduced after the so-called Deeming Date, and may be subject to the new FDA regulations at some future date.

Discontinued and Limited Edition Blends:

The following blends were discontinued when a warehouse fire consumed our supply of wonderfully aged, vintage Syrian Latakia. No leaf of similar quality has been found, so it's increasingly likely that these are gone for good.

  • Bohemian Scandal
  • Mephisto
  • Raven's Wing
  • Renaissance

These blends were made in limited quantities, and were never supplied as part of the regular catalogue.

  • Stonehenge
  • Virginia Legends - Made for the 2005 CORPS show
  • Various Middle Earth and Science Fiction themed tobaccos for the annual NASPC convention