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Flavor  rated 5/5   Recommend It?  rated 5/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
DESCRIPTION
Brand: G. L. Pease
Blender: G. L. Pease
Tin Description: dark-fired Kentucky leaf and ripe red Virginia tobaccos, with their deep, earthy flavors, are layered on a central core of golden flue-cured for a hint of bright sweetness, then pressed and matured in cakes, and finally cut into 2oz blocks. Slice it thick and rub it out for a ribbon cut, thin for a shag, or chop it into cubes. The choice is yours.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Fire Cured, Flue Cured
Contents: Kentucky, Virginia
Cut: Plug
Packaging: 2oz tin
Blend Notes: JackKnife Plug is the first blend in G. L. Pease's "New World Collection".

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# 7/1/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by KevinG

This is a Man's Man Tobacco

The initial flavor is a sweet smokiness. It is not a Latakia smoky flavor. There is no Latakia in it. It's more like a slow-smoked duck, or smoked-meat flavor. It doesn't taste like duck, but is reminiscent of the smooth smokiness of hickory smoke, rather than the campfire smoke you get from Latakia tobacco blends. The weather turned a little colder here in Florida recently and the chill in the air seems to go well with the stout JackKnife Plug tobacco's full flavor. It's a powerfully round taste that reveals a little bit of tanginess as you get to the mid-bowl point. It is evident that there is a perfect marriage of different types of tobaccos that create a natural, smooth, yet full-bodied round tobacco flavor. There is a little spiciness, but it is a smooth, sweet spice rather than a hot spice. The tanginess becomes more pronounced as you smoke.

I can't compare JackKnife Plug to anything else I have smoked. It is full-bodied, packed with flavors of smooth smokiness, spice, tang, and sweetness. I highly recommend it to people that like natural full-flavored pipe tobacco. Latakia smokers, and pipesters that enjoy strong Virginia-Perique blends should enjoy this. Of course, if you like Plug tobaccos, JackKnife Plug is a must-try as well. (It is the first plug tobacco I have smoked.)

I highly recommend it!

Be sure to check out the ready rubbed version too!

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# 22/1/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by PipeCat

The dawn of a new era.

Here is a tobacco with no flavoring, all natural relying on only the expertise of the blender and the quality of the products. The dark-fired Kentucky leaf makes this so darned good. They are responsible for the floral tastes in the blend.

When I think of a classic VA, I think of tobaccos like FVF. This is so much different than FVF, yet so instantly classic, I can say without hesitation it is the best tobacco I have ever smoked. The flavor so complex and subtle, it can stand up to scrutiny while at the same time can easily be an all day smoke without giving much thought.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this new blend in a new series by G.L. Pease, is that a blender known for his skill as one of the finest English style creators, has now shown his mastery of the most noble of all tobaccos.

If you are a VA fan, I recommend you go out and buy a lot of this right now. I can only imagine how well this blend will age.

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# 13/2/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by Nightcap

JackKnife Plug


A strong, full burley blend, JKP truly is one of the best GLP blends to hit the shelves. Best rubbed out and dried a bit, JKP benefits from a loose pack and easy tamp. Go slow and the wonderful sweet tobaccos will delight the senses.

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# 4/3/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by kyrob

JackKnife Plug

What can I say?  I got caught up in the hype of this blend from the forums I frequented and snagged a tin when it first went up for sale by one of the major e-tailers about a month ago.  I am certainly glad that I did even though it took me a month to get to it in my rotation.  When I opened the tin I was treated to a lovely compressed plug of tobacco comprised of different hues of brown and tending toward rich dark colors on the top layer of the plug.  The tin aroma was like smelling pure tobacco drying in my dad's barn and the plug itself was rather too moist to the touch for my tastes.  I sliced the plug into a shag cut with a razor and let it dry out some before packing a pipe with it.  An unlit sip brought the taste of drying burley.

After lighting I experienced nutty and earthy flavors that I assume came from the burley and it left an oily feeling on my tongue.  After smoking it for a week my overall impression was of rich dark earthy flavors with a hint of walnut tempered with the delicious sweetness of the Virginia.  The finish was very short and left my mouth feeling oily; a few times I was also left with a buttery taste.  The ash was gray and white and the room note was very pleasant leaving the room smelling like an old tobacco shop's fragrance.  This blend had quite the nicotine punch but it was very mellow without any bite.  I also smoked this in a different pipe for each bowl, and I could not find one in my rotation that it did not taste great in.

This was not the Holy Grail of tobacco for me, but I found it to be a superb blend.  I love the strength and the marrying of the different tobaccos and the flavors they imparted at different times.  Anyone who loves burley should definitely give this a shot, and if you crave a strong hit of vitamin "N" then you also should not pass by this blend.  I will definitely buy more of this as I want to try cutting it different ways to see how that affects the taste, and I want to cellar some and see how the different tobaccos develop after stewing together for a few years.

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