December, 2001 - A Limited Edition VA/Perique Flake
Developed Jointly by G. L. Pease and John Gawith
For nearly a year, GH&Co.'s John Gawith and I have been developing a very limited edition tobacco containing that wonder of wonders, the Gold Standard of Louisiana, pure St. James Parish perique. It has been a true pleasure collaborating with John on this project, and I look forward to further adventures in the future.
Stonehenge Flake is a wonderful traditional flake comprised of bright flue-cured and sun-cured leaf from Brazil, Zimbabwe and Malawi, with just a touch of Malawi Burley added for a bit of body, and a slightly fuller flavor. Then, we added a hint of genuine St. James Parish perique, for its special piquant contribution. Once blended, the leaf was steamed, hot-pressed into blocks, and aged, to allow the flavors to meld and marry. The mature blocks were sliced into thin flakes, and cut into 2" lengths.
Stonehenge Flake was produced in a very limited edition of approximately 1500 2oz tins. It was packed at the perfect moisture content for smoking or for cellaring. The 2" flakes are ready to rub-up to your preference, and enjoy!
Stonehenge was completely sold out, almost within hours of its release announcement. My apologies for those who didn't get any. If I do it again, I'll have to do a bigger batch! This page is presented for historical purposes only.