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You enter the dark paneled room, its walls lined with ancient books. An antique table stands beside a leather club chair. Upon it, next to a small silver coin, an open tobacco tin entices you with an aroma deep, rich, authentic. You fill your bowl, strike a match. The first puff stops time as the smoky magic weaves its spell... Sixpence. The mystery continues.

Notes: First batch tinned October 15, 2014 and released November 21, 2014. On that date, Mr. Pease wrote: After a longer than expected wait, I'm happy to announce that Sixpence is now wending its way to tobacconists' shelves. A rich flake comprising a base of beautiful red virginias, a generous portion of perique, and just a bit of dark-fired leaf to add body and dimension. The tobaccos are delicately kissed with a special spirit, then pressed and aged in cakes before being sliced and tinned. The taste and aroma are deep, full and satisfying, reminiscent of traditional tobaccos from long ago. I'm very excited about the release, as I'm sure you can imagine. I've been working on Sixpence for a long time, and am beyond pleased with it. It's one of those rare moments when everything comes together and the final blend actually exceeded the expectations I began the journey with.

It's been a long journey. I had something special in mind when I began this project, something that would hold the smoker's interest throughout the bowl, developing increasing nuances with each puff, while not fatiguing the palate or building too much intensity. The leaf has been carefully selected and composed to perfect harmony from first light to the wonderful crescendo of the last puff. Virginia lovers craving a tobacco that is bold and robust, as well as devotées of latakia mixtures who enjoy virginias as a change of pace will find their reward in every bowl of Sixpence.

BrandG. L. Pease
Blended ByGregory Pease
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsKentucky, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
CutBroken Flake
Packaging2 oz Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild, Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1816)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The red Virginias have a little less tangy sweetness than usual, and are a little more earthy than commonly expected, though the hay notes somewhat mitigate that. The perique is mostly plum and raisiny rather than spicy, the latter partially undercut by the dark fired Kentucky, which has a bare hint of spice, but is a little nutty, toasty, and woodsy. I can't identify the topping, but it has a slight sweetness with a sour note and a taste of alcohol. The components meld well to create a harmonious, consistent flavor, though I do feel this blend will benefit from some aging. Not very complex, but it burns well, slow, smooth and cool with no moisture. It has just enough nicotine to be interesting. Could be an entry level product for those wanting to venture into this territory. I consider this to be just shy of an all day smoke, but is easily repeatable during the day.

34 people found this review helpful.

pufftuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pufftuff (1)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I must admit that I usually am strictly McClelland, Escudo and Dunhill DNR when it comes to VaPers and when of comes to Latakia... GLP. I was lucky to have a taste of this wonderful weed before it even had a name. If you have ever doubted GLP in this category, I urge you to tryus Sixpence. This is about as balanced as a VaPer can get!!! The Virginia's and the Kentucky kinda take the front seat upon lighting, giving the zingy VAs a nutty backdrop. About a quarter of the way in the perique kicks in. I don't know how to explain how this blends flavors meld but I'm going to try. For some reason.I get a taste of graham crackers when I exhale out my nose. As the pipe burns, all of the tobaccos join together creating one flavor that dances on my taste buds. This flake burns perfectly the whole way down, leaving no dottle and maintaining a solid smoke. The topping works more like a glue, holding all these flavors together without taking front stage. Age will only do this stuff wonders...I suggest cellaring as .such of this stuff as possible. For me this blend breaks all the GLP barriers and takes #1 in my rotation. All I can think of is balance......everything from room note to nicotine.. (actually the nicotine is a little more then usual GLP flakes....not quite JKP but more then Fillmore or Union Square). I can smoke this all day long without tiring of its flavor, its satisfying and bold as well as smooth. Just give it a try....I promise you won't be dissatisfied!

Pipe Used: Stanwell bent billiard, Revs reverse calabash,

Age When Smoked: 5 weeks

Similar Blends: Exhausted Rooster, 3 Nuns.

21 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1808)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am a big fan of Sixpence. I loved the way Greg Pease wove the Kentucky and Virginia together and topped the broken flakes with some sort of casing that was quite tasty. Sixpence burned a little more quickly than many Pease blends, and a slow draw was needed to fully appreciate all the different and wonderful flavors. I know everyone's chemical makeup is such that certain blends are loved by some and hated by others, but I can't imagine anyone not liking Sixpence.

Pipestud

12 people found this review helpful.

Flatticus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flatticus (24)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Very much a first impression here, but it's undeniable this is a well crafted blend. i cannot imagine how many tries it took to balance the virginias, dark fired and perique so expertly. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of dark fired as a regular smoke, so I was happy it's not overpowering in this blend. The tin note was very much fermenting plums to me, and there was a grape sugar note in the background, perhaps from the "spirit" added? The topping was not detectable in the smoke to me, or at least I didn't recognize it. There's little enough perique that it barely burns the nose, and little enough dark fired that it's not burning my throat, but those two still give the primary taste, a very rich, slightly spicy one. The virginias are subdued, and definitely in the background. Greatly enjoyed smoking this in a tall straight chimney, it melds into a very rich, hard to describe flavor towards the end of the bowl that's just lovely. Hope this first impression helps anyone.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum, Briar

Age When Smoked: 6 weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Triple Play with less Dark Fired, but it's better than that..

11 people found this review helpful.

LightMyBriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LightMyBriar (13)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This tobacco is excellent. The Virginias taste full and smooth, and the Perique is noticeable throughout the whole smoke. The two weave back and forth with each other for the first quarter of the bowl, and then everything melds together into a perfect flavor for the rest of the smoke. One thing I've noticed is that this blend has an extremely potent amount of nicotine. Just about at my limit, I find myself putting the pipe down a couple times to give myself a break. The retrohale is fantastic, sweet with plum flavors, and a good 'sting.'

This is my first real experience with G.L. Pease, and I will certainly be trying every tobacco offered from this company. Top quality leaf, presentation, and flavor. 100% pleased and will definitely always have this tobacco in my supply.

Pipe Used: SMS Meerschaum Lattice Acorn

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

9 people found this review helpful.

bsubriar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bsubriar (1)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

(Disclaimer: Only been smoking pipes for about a year, so take my little review with that in mind)

That being said! The tin note on this blend is very sweet! Plum, sugars, tea, hay, and some hints of a dark chocolate. The charring light/post tamping smoke was very very creamy with hints of plum, hay, and some spice from the Perique. After only letting a flake rubbed out dry for about 10 minutes, It took one light to smoke down the entire bowl! Luck probably had something to do with it, but it is pretty rare for me to only have to tamp to keep a bowl lit.

As someone who mainly smokes English blends, I can honestly say I will be ordering 5+ tins of this blend. Very full flavored, great burning, tolerable room note, zero tongue bite, and honestly the first VaPer I have smoked where I wanted to keep enjoying it the rest of the night.

Pipe Used: Cob, Stanwell bent bulldog

Age When Smoked: 2014

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

8 people found this review helpful.

ThePipeMonk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ThePipeMonk (11)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

The Fine Print

Tin Aroma: Premium Virginia goodness with just a sour hint of Perique and lots of sweet brandy.

Preparation: The flakes come tightly packed in the tin. As these are broken and not whole flakes, I rub them out completely and then fill the pipe with the Frank’s method. You can smoke it folded and stuffed or fully rubbed, the experience will not disappoint in any way.

The Flakes: Very classic presentation, Sixpence comes tightly and neatly packed. Broken almost full flakes delicately packed in thick paper with something that can only be described as a double cover on the tin. The broken flakes are one of the lightest, fluffiest you will ever encounter if you are new to GL Pease blends.

Charlight: First Draw, very creamy, very light, perfect harmony of the leaf, the smoke is rich but never owerpowering, the special spirit used gives a really sweet profile for the first 1-2 minutes initially. The perique is a delight, never assaulting the senses but rather caressing you at all times. Retrohale is quite strong and you can taste the tasty virginia with the hints of perique wonderfully.

The first quarter- Virginia Song: This tobacco is a wonderfully crafted dessert for the VaPer lovers, after the first charlight you barely would need a first light even, smoke it slowly and the wonderful nuances starts to heat up and slowly start coming out. Lots of virginia goodness, farm fresh hay !! a very good concoction indeed. As you progress further the perique starts to show its presence with the kentucky giving it a slightly fuller body. The taste of brandy lingers slightly with lots of virginia hay goodness, the chocolate coming out in the room note with the kentucky. Retrohale at this stage packs a lot of heat in terms of spice like cayenne but not pepper.

10 minutes into the smoke and finally the first true light was needed. Try to delicately light this leaf, as any extra heat will only add to the burnt bitterness in the taste profile. Very smoky, medium spicy, the broken flakes are now working wonders. Perique stays with you throughout; going up and down depending on your smoking rhythm. If you are a retrohale junkie, you will LOVE SixPence. There is strength in the blend but it won’t knock you out senseless. The sweetness rears its head up from time to time as an aftertaste but it gets muted by the Kentucky giving it an overall nutty, woody taste.

The second quarter - Perique awakens: 15-20 minutes into the experience; the Virginia has warmed up and blended well with the sidekick Perique/Kentucky. Expect perfect harmony, “balanced” is the keyword which keeps popping up in my mind. Miss Nicotine starts to show her presence in your blood stream as she tenderly cajoles you towards your daily dose of her in a very manner. She is a refined lover, show her some tender love and care and she will keep on giving you her wonderful attention. A very submissive partner appealing to your inner masculinity. As with all Virginia blends, go slow. You don't want this blend to burn at a higher rate as it naturally burns faster compared to the other Pease blends I have been smoking.

30 minutes into the smoke and I put my pipe down and reach for a chilled bottle of club soda.

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven't smoked a VaPer for some time, I would urge you to keep some cold water/club soda with you as you will certainly feel the nicotine slowly progressing on you.

After a few big swigs of the bubbly water and a little rest time. I light up my pipe again to continue the experience.

Second Half - Kentucky dominance: By the time you reach at the beginning of the second half the aftertaste of virginias has given away the stage to the woody flavor on your palate. The smoke is still rich and creamy without going overboard which is a welcome surprise as VaPer (Vrginia/Perique)blends tend to get more on the bitter side by now. The brandy casing is still detectable if you puff really slow and give sometime between each successive draws. A fantastic experience for smokers who love a healthy dose of nicotine in their blends but don't want to get dominated.

The retrohale has matured into a fuller version of the previous heat with a floral note in between. Never has my nose been treated to this royal treatment with any other blender's creations like it has with Gregory Pease's. At this stage, you would like to get rid of the ash in your pipe as you start the journey towards the last quarter or you might need a few more lights making the tobacco hot in the process.

Climax By this time I had put my pen down and allowed the experience to completely overtake me. Enjoying the perfect retrohale with every puff with my eyes closed; not wanting the bowl to finish but to linger on as long as possible. Bravo! Gregory Pease

Smokeability: Sixpence burns perfect all the way down, leaving no dottle and maintaining a perfect smoke. It stays rich and creamy throughout the smoking experience. The flakes pack perfect; you don’t need to rub them fully or if you want you can go ahead and rub them out. The experience more or less stays the same. The tobacco burns down to almost zero ash and maintains a steady pace. You might feel a tingle on your tongue because of the spice in the blend but this blend will never give a tongue bite or a tongue burn as long as you show proper respect.

Summary: If you are a big fan of Darwin you will love this blend, a lot. The tobacco constantly keeps evolving to a rich full smoking experience and keeps on giving you the subtle variations and complexities it has in store for you. As is common with almost all G L Pease blends;Sixpence would do wonders when aged. I wonder how would it taste like at 5,10,15,20 years. Hard work and lots of endless nights have gone into the alchemy which gave birth of this gem of a blend. A very welcome addition to anyone and everyone’s cellar.

An epic journey from tin to ash. I will give this blend a solid 3.5 out of 4.

Smoking Companions: A chilled bottle of Club Soda.

Will buy again? Hell YES!

Pipe Used: Rick Black Freehand Sitter (Cherrywood)

Age When Smoked: Fresh to 6 months

Purchased From: http://www.4noggins.com

Similar Blends: None as of the writing of this review..

7 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1808)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am a big fan of Sixpence. I loved the way Greg Pease wove the Kentucky and Virginia together and topped the broken flakes with some sort of casing that was quite tasty. Sixpence burned a little more quickly than many Pease blends, and a slow draw was needed to fully appreciate all the different and wonderful flavors. I know everyone's chemical makeup is such that certain blends are loved by some and hated by others, but I can't imagine anyone not liking Sixpence.

Pipestud

7 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (781)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Small brown broken flakes that I rubbed out partially before loading. Smell of some sort of booze in the tin atop a bed of dark base tobaccos, and a pretty good snootful of perique. Lovely tin note.

Tough review to write. The issues I had with this are much less about the recipe than about the tobaccos used. For some reason, I have lost my taste for C&D virginias and burleys over the last year, or they have changed much more than subtly. Their virginias now taste like their burleys and their burleys taste like Kentuckys mixed with ropes. I have a lot of the older stuff in my cellar and I'm tasting the differences between then and now, and I'm liking them less. That's not a problem with the blend itself, however. When this one was "in the zone", it was a great tasting sweet boozy flavor melding with the perique, which gave off dark fruit notes rather than peppery, spicy ones. These flavor overcame the rather harsh burley tones of the red virginia. Yes, it was the virginia that threw this one off for me. The Kentucky was a nice addition and added the proper amount of earth and nuttiness, but the virginias smoked harsh and overly robust, which just as often threw the balance off for me. I'd love to try this with either someone else's red VA's or C&D's lemon. There's just too much tobacco darkness here for me, and it wasn't often enough offset by the sweet and sour topping mixed with the sweet perique. I liked it fine, but it just didn't bowl me over as I thought it would.

7 people found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (143)
★★☆☆
Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

To me, this tastes like Navigator with perique and less nicotine. It's in the same vein as both Navigator and Sextant, but in my opinion is just not as good. The perique adds more pepper that sweetness. Plus, I like a stronger tobacco.

5 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (712)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Perique is figgy, fruity and mildly spicy. The Virginias are fruity and sweet. The DFK is very earthy, mildly nutty and has a touch of spice. The topping is a mystery, kinda sweet and I think I detect some fruity notes from it as well.

Altogether it's a very earthy VaPer that's heavy on the fruity notes and light on the spice. A very nice smoke. Unique and satisfying. Nice fairly bold flavors.

Medium in body and taste. Flavoring is very mild. Burns very well rubbed out or left as is.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Diplomat Apple, Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

MJG Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MJG (16)
★★★★
Strong Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

Leaf: Kentucky, Perique, Virginia. Broken flakes, medium brown/grey with streaks and spots of lighter brown and gold throughout.

Tin Aroma: Strong! The first thing I noticed was a strong alcohol like note, there is surely some sort of flavouring here though I couldn't find out exactly what anywhere on-line. This however quickly subsides as the dark, sour, spicy Perique scent comes through, and an almost chocolatey and smoky liquorice scent from the Kentucky follows, the VA scent seems the weakest, but it is there in the background. The aroma is very flavourful, I found myself time and time again sticking half my face in the jar and inhaling deeply through my nose to get a taste of the taste it delivered.

Taste: Believe it or not, it tastes even better than it smells. At first the VA's seemed to take the lead, the smoke was light, sweet and full, very fresh, with the alcohol topping tagging along but disappearing quickly. As the smoke continued I found it getting deeper, darker, brooding. The Perique made an appearance in a big way about 1/3rd of the way down the bowl. There is an attack of delicious spiciness, it is sour, tangy, full of flavour, it stings on the retro-hale in a beautiful way. The Kentucky then seems to make itself known, there is a beautifully contrasting smoky aniseed flavour to it that intertwines with the sweet VA and the Spicy Perique, made more prominent when the tobacco is gently sipped. Down to the last 1/3rd of the bowl know and the Perique seems to have settled a little but doesn't disappear, the Kentucky also restrains itself slightly, I found the VA's taking the lead for the home stretch, by this stage of the bowl they are burning sweeter and fuller than before, expertly accompanied by what is left of the other components after the mid bowl crescendo of intense flavour, still spicy and dark, but not overpowering the VA's. This stuff is delicious.

Smokeability: The broken flake is easy to fold and stuff, sometimes with a few twisted together, I never rubbed it out. It lit easily even without drying time, it burns slowly and cool, stays lit, and burns down so fine it almost ceases to exist. Never bit or got hot for me.

Summary: Sixpence took me on a journey, the tin description wasn't just fluff after all. I found this to be a delicious, flavour filled, complex smoke. It constantly evolves and packs a huge flavour punch that blew me away, especially considering I normally prefer more lat heavy blends. The nicotine kick can be vicious and took me by surprise the first bowl I smoked, it hit me as hard as 10 Russians did, for those who have smoked it. I believe the Kentucky is to blame, I have smoked very little of it up until this tin. For any Va/VaPer/Kentucky fan this is a must try, it was a very welcome change of pace from my usual English/Balkan comfort zone.

Pipe Used: Briar/Meer/Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

4 people found this review helpful.

tabaco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tabaco (111)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Very Mild Pleasant

A briar friend gave me 2/3rd's of tin to try since he did not like it and I would have to concur. This one bites perhaps it's the booze or the pH of the leaves, either way it does not agree with me. I also have to thank him since I did not have to buy a tin and won't bother doing so.

This leans towards the aromatic side, especially in the tin topped with something anise or liquorice, Sambuca comes to mind and bad teenage memories; yuck!

This packs well and burns well but falls down in terms of body and richness, it tries to be 'too nice'. The Virginias are very light, too light for my liking with a few flavour holes or blank spots. The Perique is well done and the blend smells more aromatic than it smokes, thankfully.

Overall, I cannot recommend this one due to the bite, blank spots, too nice aw-shucks taste, and the Sambuca (most likely) does not work for me at all.

4 people found this review helpful.

Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (150)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Visually similar to Fillmore. Broken flake. Dark in color. But wheras Fillmore is deep, rich, dark, and spicy on the nose, the tin note here is sweeter, more plummy, with a touch of what seems like sherry or other sweet, fortified wine. 

The charring and true lighs reveal a hearty Virginia/Kentucky with a hint of that alcohol sweetness in the background.  Perique here is a condiment touch to what is really a spectacular Virginia / Kentucky blend.  And, my oh my, are the Virginia's smooth here. There is no heat, no bite, even when puffed.  Lots of clean, white smoke. When approached as a Virginia blend, rather than a strict VaPer, this is a masterpiece of blending that will leave even the most sensitive tongue unscathed and satisfy a broad range of pipe smokers.  Those looking for Virginia's sweet, citrusy side should be forewarned: there is none of that here.  

By mid bowl the spirit component has mellowed to more of a Gewürztraminer flavor, smoothing out the burley. In a cob, the Perique element is extremely mild, detected only through the snork, and even then only barely.  I found that in a briar, the Perique was slightly more pronounced, though still a background note and not meant to be the star of the show. There's a piney, slightly earthy flavor here: the sweetness of the virginias muted and melded with the more smokey influence of the Kentucky. The burn is steady and smooth, and the bowl finishes down to a tight , gray ash with no muck or mess. A very dry smoke.

To my palette, this is Fillmore-light, with a touch of strong, northern, white wine - and that's not a criticism. This is a perfectly balanced and harmonious blend in its own right, and even the Fillmore smoker misses nothing here - it stands on its own with a smoothness that betrays the rich tobacco flavors within. Like most Pease broken flakes, this one has "ages well" written all over it. I will be very interested to see what some time does to this blend once it has been jarred and had some time to think about itself. 

This is an easy-smoking version of some other Pease blends that could easily be an all-day smoke for lovers of Fillmore and Cumberland, and an excellent, smooth introduction to GLP VaPer & VaBur blends. That said, the flavor is here for a thoroughly satisfying evening smoke. 

Similar Blends: Peterson - Irish Oak.

4 people found this review helpful.

BlackDawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BlackDawg (3)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

My tin was purchased in January 2015, and I’ve been sampling it from a mason jar throughout the year. Mottled, medium brown broken flake and the aroma of warm figs with a whisper of orange all hold great promise — promise unfulfilled. The Virginia never yields its sweetness, and Perique remains mute when touched by a match. The Sixpence has been smoked indoors and out, in large and small pipes, but it refuses to sing. This blend burns well and behaves well when puffed for a Virginia blend. But Escudo remains the touchstone for VaPers with Sixpence a distant also-ran. Continued aging remains its only hope.

Pipe Used: Dunhills, Tonni Nielsen horn, Castellos

Age When Smoked: Less than a year

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

3 people found this review helpful.

Light Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Light (7)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very attractive tin that promises a mysterious smoking experience, who would not want to give that a try! So here I go… the tin art is lovely, I’m opening the tin, I stick my nose in and … WTF???

I kid you not, I am taken by surprise by the off-putting smell of smelly socks (yes you read that correct), a wine that has gone past its peak by a few years, vinegar, mold, wet earth and smelly cheese! Dear god, Mr. Pease … really? The casing is all encompassing and washes away any smell of tobacco. I can easily imagine people throwing this in the bin right now. Not wanting to judge a book by its cover, I decided to light up anyways and thank God I did!

The tobacco is a beautifully constructed broken flake, very nicely stacked in the tin, just asking to be fondled. Moisture content is just right but I gave it a 15 min airing just for good form. It rubbed out very nicely and I left it rather coarse with a good mix between chunky and fine bits.

The tobacco takes a first light very easily and to my biggest surprise, the tin note immediately transforms. It does not disappear, it just changes into something different. I know it sounds fairly tale like but I promise, there is no longer that awful smelly socks and vinegar aroma! What’s best is, that from the start, there is flavor in abundance. No need to wait and suffer through one quarter of a bowl so to speak.

The first half of the bowl, I easily recognize hints of sweet and salty caramel, toffee, sizzling bacon, nuts and chocolate. Be careful to not pack too tightly as this baccy expands a fair bit in the pipe. Nearing the end of the first half, thoughts of quality street bonbons enter my mind, those chocolate pralines with a alcohol soaked cherry inside (no this is not a cherry tobacco), bright floral notes weave in and out keeping this a very fresh experience. The retrohale so far is pleasant, very creamy and does in no way represent any other perique blend I have tasted. As a matter of fact, the perique is so subdued at this point I really need to focus on it … raisiny and figgy notes can be discerned.

As I near the 2nd half of the bowl, aromas darken a bit with more nutty and salty caramel tastes coming through. There is definitely some tickling in the nose now. The perique has arrived but in a very civilized way, never harsh. It smokes down all the way to a fine white ash, leaving no dottle. As a previous reviewer pointed out, this tobacco burns a lot quicker than what I’m used to from Mr. Pease.

Nicotine delivery is gradual and picks up a gear near the bottom. Not too overwhelming but if you are sensitive to it, it’s better to have something in your stomach. I had this after a light lunch with a cup of coffee and only vaguely felt its effect as I was puffing the last bits away.

This has imho some very nice ageing potential and I will be stocking some up for years to come. I’m still quite baffled by it all because this must be the first time where I was so thrown off by the tin note, only to be turned around to really enjoy the smoke. In one word … amazing!

A must try!

Pipe Used: Stanwell pipe of the year 2006

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Nothing like anything I've ever had..

3 people found this review helpful.

JB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JB (43)
★★★★
Strong Strong Full Tolerable to Strong

I bought several tins of Six Pence when it first came out with the idea of aging them. Well, this morning was as long as I could put off trying this wonderful blend. I opened the tin and was met with a wonderful VaPer smell with a wee bit of brandy in the mix. It was easy to rub out and pack. Six Pence is the perfect humidification right out of the tin for my tastes...it fired up very willingly, with very little work. I was expecting a big shot of VaPer flavor right out of the gate, but instead, Six Pence gave me balanced creamy goodness. The structure behind the flake was never lacking, however. I could taste the tobaccos used to make this blend, but none of them overwhelmed the experience. It's like you get the best of the Viriginias, the Perique and the Kentucky, without any of the potential negatives from any of them. The first bowl was smoked down to a fine white ash, leaving me wishing that I had time to light up a second pipe with this wonderful flake. I will definitely have something good waiting for me when I get back home tonight. Bravo Greg. Six Pence is terrific.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Cumberland

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: http://www.smokingpipes.com/

Similar Blends: It's a VaPer, but it's not similar to any blend I've tried..

3 people found this review helpful.

steppx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
steppx (87)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

just terrific. Im a fan of Pease's Navigator, too, which also has an alcohol component to it. Nobody does this better than Pease. This is a nice medium body Vaper, with that Perique i associate with gawith's St James Flake. So think st james flake with a rum or brandy soaking. Also bears some comparison to haddo's delight. The nic hit is moderate but certainly its strong enough to keep those craving that to be satisified. Also a remarkably cool smoke, and the taste is consistent start to finish. Just another excellent Pease blend.

Now its really a 3 and half star blend. But i cant give it four. Its just not quite as fully complex as some of Pease's stuff. But this might change with a bit of aging. And so much is subjective. I know Navigator is a polorizing blend. I absolutely love it. And I rate Haddo's as a four star blend. And Union Square....for what it is, which is straight Virginia. But all I can say is, I order this regularly, along with several other pease blends. I think Pease is right there with mcClelland and C&D and gawith hoggarth as the elite makers of pipe tobacco.There are one offs with other manufacturers.....Reiner, or Solani or even Macbaren. But ive yet to find a bad Greg Pease blend.

Purchased From: 4noggins

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Alper.e Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Alper.e (11)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

As a newbie VA admirer I can proudly say that this is the tobacco! This is absolutely well crafted and blended mixture. I have to give an applause for the blenders. Perique was noticeable on the nose, it slightly bits front of the nose, but not in disturbing way. the broken flakes have ideal humidity, easy to rub and fill in.

Good companion for drambuie. sweet taste of the booze balancing the smooth smoke of VA. highly recommended!

Pipe Used: large bowled block meerschaum

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: elizabethan mixture of dunhill but suspicious.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1151)
★★★★
Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

G. L. Pease - Sixpence (Old London Series).

I normally like a blend containing Perique as my breakfast blend, and because I've just finished off the tin of Sunday Picnic which was my recent one, I decided this would be my morning smoke for the week.

Before I properly begin, I'll get the bad point out of the way: it's the dampest G. L. Pease blend I've had. It has to have a decent airing period, otherwise it won't stay lit for love nor money! Bad point dealt with.

The first thing to jump out at me attests just how vague the name Broken Flake can be. To me, they're simply flakes, unbroken!

The topping's a little tricky to pin-point, the tin-note implies alcohol, what sort's a mystery though. But, for me, the smoke clears this conundrum up: I'd say rum. It doesn't seem strongly flavoured, but it has a slight rummy sweetness that works impeccably alongside the fruity Perique. The tobaccos are obviously exceedingly high quality, they ooze eminence. Like I just said, the Perique's fruity, as opposed to being sharp. The Kentucky gives a smokiness, but it's not as headstrong as it can sometimes be. The Virginia's the lightest in flavour, it just gives a tiny amount to the mix. The burn's constant and even, providing it's not neglected, and the smoke's of a medium temperature from it.

The nicotine amount fits the morning slot well: strong, and the room-note's quite nice.

This is one of those blends where it starts off good and just keeps getting better and better!

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula #221

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Gauntleys Nottingham U.K.

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (422)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I just recently finished a tin of this and was not that impressed. Perhaps, this is just a case of the VaBurPer being my goto blend of choice and this falling behind many of my favorites.

I am feeling at odds as I am reviewing two GLP blends today and both are receiving two star reviews although both are about one star apart. While the other was closer to one star, this one is right near three stars, but just doesn't get there to my tastes.

I did have a few good bowls of this though. My biggest complaint on this is there seems to be an odd sourness to this blend that I can't put my finger on. I think it may be coming from the Virginias that are used. It may also be a sort of topping or casing. Other than that there is still a faint nutty sweetness and a pretty good spice hit from the Perique.

I find this to be spot on in the nicotine department at least for me. One bowl will typically satisfy, but a second bowl will certainly not knock you out. So this one resides between two to three stars and drops to 2 for me as I can just list too many other similar blends that I prefer. I have another tin aging and will look forward to trying that at a later date. I will come back to this review at that time.

2 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (170)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I should've known better than to crack this tin at such a young age. I truly do not think this blend has had enough time to meld together and balance out. Initial opening of the tin revealed quite a surprise of lighter/more red than expected. Beautiful flakes nonetheless. Tin notes of sour fermented figs, fresh hay and raisins, with a slight olive briny note. rubs out quite well, not as tightly pressed as some flakes produced across the pond. Rubbed out product packed very nice, offering a perfect amount of spring back. Lighting is a breeze, just a few initial flame applications, and you can sit back and enjoy. There is some kind of topping applied, but it did not show up right away, and wasn't a huge component in this blend. The Perique isn't as astringent as a young blend can be, and the Kentucky is hardly noticeable. If this is what Greg had intended this blend to be, he has done quite well again. It is just going to have to age a year or so. It just seems a bit rough around the edges at the moment.

Age When Smoked: 2 months

2 people found this review helpful.

atskywalker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
atskywalker (5)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

I've been smoking SixPence on and off for about 10 months and its one of my favourite blends.

When I first smoked it I felt it was very harsh especially at the beginning but then the "mystery continued" to draw me into this blend and harshness was nowhere to be found. The tin aroma suggests a spirit (I later learned from Greg that its Anise) as a topping but a certain fruitiness emerges from within the mix of alcohol and hay. Almost burry and/or fig. The smell is also very sweet I felt I could stuff some flakes in my mouth and chew on them. I cube cut it and filled my pipe.

Being a burlyphile I could detect the dark leaf but only enough to know that its at the party. The interplay between the Virginias and the Perique produces a very nice and sweet taste that is more than what a young tangy Virginia would otherwise produce on its own. I feel the perique is used with restraint which is good news for me. At the beginning the charing light produces a sweet and liquor flavourful smoke. A very encouraging start indeed. I feel that this blend changes as you smoke it. My mind wants to think that it starts young and exuberant then turns into a darker mysterious incarnation of itself (especially at the end) - I can also detect more of the Kentucky at that stage.

The room note is very nice on this one and will most likely never offend.

Final note, rubbing this out fully produces a noticeably different smoke. The flavours pop up more but of course its a substantially shorter smoke that way. I also like pairing it with a strong slightly sweet Coffee.

Like 99% of GLPs blends; another masterpiece.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

2 people found this review helpful.

Darth Vader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth Vader (110)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Another easy 4 stars for Greg. The leaf look green in the light and has that tangy flavour that is Je ne sais quoi. Full of flavour and depth. Plenty of nicotine. My only critique is that it burns smoothly most of the way down however last 1/4 get a little heavy and reluctant to burn. First Class though and will be cellared in quantity.

2 people found this review helpful.

point9 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
point9 (114)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

G.L. Pease is excellent in alcohol flavored mixtures IMO. Sixpence is delicious with mild liquor flavor in it, but the topping seems not lasting after tin opened and in the smoking. It is good in Kentuky Vaper category, but I still prefer Rattray's offerings.

2 people found this review helpful.

½ bowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
½ bowl (73)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Full Unnoticeable

The bold, full-bodied character of this blend is characteristic of Pease's work. Here, nutty and somewhat woody Burley flavors are rounded with fruity Perique, and sweetened by soft Virginias. Slow smoking will keep the Burley bitters in check and generate complex and luxurious tastes. Great clarity, and distinct yet harmonious tobacco flavors. Very smooth.

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo, Radice, GBD

Age When Smoked: 10 months

Similar Blends: This scratches the same itch as JackKnife, Cumberland, Old Joe Krantz, or Haunted Bookshop. Similar to Triple Play, but with different balance.

2 people found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (282)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

These nicely prepared flakes have an ideal moisture content and are pliable enough for my fold and stuff packing technique. The tin aroma is quite enticing although I'm not sure if it's the tobacco or the topping. Lights easily and burns smoothly without the need for relights. Smokes cool without condensation, bite or harshness. Once underway, the Perique and KY are prominent and yield a rich taste without the VA sweetness. Give it a try.

Pipe Used: various briar bowl sizes

Age When Smoked: 9 months

Purchased From: pipes & cigars.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Appalachian Chef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Appalachian Chef (52)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

The complexity and balance in this blend is amazing! The Virginia's sweetness with the Perique's spiciness is perfectly balanced and noteworthy. The flakes are some of the nicest I have seen and takes very little to rub out. I enjoy the subtle casing (is it licorice?) that mellows everything nicely. This blend will be a favorite GLP product for a long time, I am sure. I'm planning on loading up the cellar with it!

Pipe Used: All of them

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

andmer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
andmer (5)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Extra Full Unnoticeable

I really like this blend, deep rich flavor, smokes wonderfully. I left the tin open for a day to dry out and rubbed it out. good smoke.

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: G. L. Pease - Barbary Coast (Original Mixtures).

2 people found this review helpful.

Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (159)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Some folks have rushed to a judgment here, but to me the evaluation is difficult. That is becasue this flake is called a mystery for a reason, and that is what it is.

I have smoked a full tin mainly in one new pipe, and in a second a few times for comparison.

Yes, a Virginina flake, easily broken, and quite cool to smoke. A little wet but hardly a problem. The taste always has a hint of wine or grape to me (not as full as the rum in Sextant or as loud as an aromatic). The condiments are mild; not strong or full.

Very nice, but I am not sure what the target was here. There are a number of blends with spirits but most are bolder (not necessarily better) than this one is. I can say this is one of the most balanced blends I have tried in a long time. Nothing stands out too much (save the light grape), but not bland, no harshness, burns steady, and in a couple of words again -- very nice. If that is the goal, I guess it took many tries to reach this balanced state of perfection.

Maybe not a blend to knock one's socks off (some Latakia would have done that) but rather to comfort one's self. Recommended to flake folks and the milder crowd who wish a little extra or mystery. Why not try it watching some reruns of Colombo, Monk, etc (if you can puff inside)?

Pipe Used: Upshall, J. Reis

Age When Smoked: new tin

Purchased From: smokingpipes

Similar Blends: Edward's Brandywine.

2 people found this review helpful.

BriarWoody Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BriarWoody (33)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a delicious blend from Pease, and it is the best burning flake I have ever tried, delivering voluminous amounts of smoke. The Virginias may lack the tang and fruitiness I was expecting, but the Perique fills that gap and, with the smoky Kentucky and topping, it delivers a consistently sweet/figgy flavor with a light, sinus-clearing kick.

The nicotine is very satisfying and surprisingly potent for a medium-bodied blend. It pairs beautifully with bourbon. I'm not sure what the topping is, but it essentially matches the aforementioned elixir perfectly. Also mates well with Troeg's Hopback Amber Ale.

It's an atypical VaPer, decidedly smoky-sweet, and a new favorite. I am amazed at how deftly Greg is blending these crossover blends. This and The Virginia Cream -- yes, a Pease aromatic! -- are must tries. Better in a wider-bored chamber.

Pipe Used: Caminetto Rhodesian, Castello Sea Rock

Age When Smoked: Fresh Tin - yummy!

1 person found this review helpful.

TheJayBee Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheJayBee (74)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

A nicely done broken flakes with very bright and very dark leaves.

The smell out of the pouch (it was a sample I got), is overwhelmingly vinegary and slightly peppery. Nothing too impressive I thought.

Filling a Morel flower pipe dedicated to Va/Pers with Kentucky and lighting. First impressions were a strong taste of pepper and an unpleasant nose tingling. Admittedly, I went like a vacuum cleaner on the first smokes. So I tempered a bit, and went on slowly to discern the tastes.

It's a mini Perique bomb for sure. Lots of pepper, some bell-peppers, but also a caress of sweetness and "delicatesse" thanks to the red Virginias.

Nose tingling continues to a lesser extent, so I try to smoke it even slower. Then I was able to get the taste of the DF Kentucky that really rounds the overall mixture. I can now feel the mélange as a true blend. The marriage of the aromas is really pleasant. A medium-strong blend that Pease says has liquor... Honestly, I can't detect any liquor nor what it is.

However, it feels like an out of ordinary blend, that I appreciate. But not enough to keep it in my regular rotation.

Here are my two cents!

Pipe Used: Morel Flower

Age When Smoked: New

Similar Blends: Nothing.

1 person found this review helpful.

JohnnyMcPiperson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JohnnyMcPiperson (104)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

The tin has a slight note of some type of spirit, bourbon maybe. Then in the front seat was the dark fired VA and a hint of perique. In the back seat are the red VA's

Pipe Used: Radice

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Peter Heinrichs dark strong.

1 person found this review helpful.

SmokeDawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeDawg (82)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

I waited until the hype passed and everyone moved on to the next big thing until finally purchasing this blend. I also decided not to buy any more tobacco and focus on this tin. The tin is now finished and I have an honest report to make.

Sixpence is a fine tobacco. I finally realized what "the mystery continues" means. GL Pease puts something extra in each of these blends that he keeps a close guarded secret and it's not part of any ad disclosure. You have to hit that spot and discover it for yourself.

This blend is a bit odd. When opened, the tobacco is, and stays, at a ready-to- smoke-state. Neither too wet, or too dry. There is a strange topping that (forgive me, but after several months still can't come up with nothing better) smells like vomit or stinky feet. That description is negative... but nothing close compares. I've never smelled anything like it. It's a strange rancid smell that somehow burns and smokes well. I wasn't sure and still not sure if I like it. It always stayed and I became accustomed to but never fully liked it. The tobacco itself is a beautiful orange and golden brown and packs and burns really well. I enjoyed this tobacco but there was nothing about it to make me buy it again. Now the hype is gone here is an honest review after smoking the tin down to the paper in several pipes and giving it more than it's fair shot.

Pipe Used: Peterson Xl305, Peterson 302

Age When Smoked: 2015

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

quantumboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
quantumboy (130)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Pease Pilgrimage Reviews (a tasting journey through every GLPease blend). Please check my other reviews on every Pease blend, except for the four latest releases including this one - I’ll get to the others soon!

I love popping a new tin of almost anything, but with a Pease blend it’s always a moment to be savored. Sixpence delivers that wonderful aroma I love of sweet fermenting hay and dried fruits, accompanied by the sourness of the Perique which is captivating. Some are turned off by the sour - but I love it. The topping comes through for the first 30 seconds and has a significant effect on the aroma, then the liquor vapors begin to dissipate, leaving in their wake that great nose that I could sit and enjoy for hours with my schnoz buried deep in the tin.

Ready to smoke right out of the tin, I rub it out and pack it a little more lightly than usual since it turns easily into a fine broken ribbon that is easy to pack too tightly. It took a little longer than usual to light, since I don’t (I rarely do) give it any time to dry, another reason to pack lightly. The slices are beautifully presented and it’s almost a shame to rub them out (almost). Many reviewers used the fold and stuff method, which I have not yet tried.

Many of those beautiful tobacco aromas translate into the smoke - the liquor, not as much. It seems to burn off quickly, and the effect on the smoke thereafter is minimal, but still present. Letting the pipe rest for 30 seconds or so seems to bring the casing to the forefront again, although it quickly gives way again to the tobacco itself, which really shines. The Virginias do what they’re supposed to do, and the Kentucky comes through a little more than I had suspected. The Perique balance is just right, adding the spice and another level of complexity to search out and savor.

The combination of Virginia with Perique became a classic for a reason - I like to think of a Vaper as a tobacco unto itself. Kind of iconic. So I see two things going on here, the Vaper part and the Kentucky part. About halfway through the bowl the various flavors have melded together into a rich smoky experience which should appeal to Latakia hounds, but also - surprisingly - a little more of Virginia sweetness comes through. Nowhere will you find the campfire smoke of Latakia, but the richness of the flavors provide a great respite from Latakia-forward blends. If you love Latakia but don’t like straight Virginias, you ought to try a tin of Sixpence.

Vitamin N is certainly present, a bit stronger than your average blend, but not overpowering, and slowly increasing throughout the bowl. The mouthfeel is clean, and more austere than a heavy english blend. It’s delicious right now, fresh from the blending table, but I expect it to age magnificently as everything blends and rests. I ordered one tin, but will obviously need to stash a few. An easy four star blend from The Man.

Pipe Used: Large Nording Freehand

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

wmf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wmf (14)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Deelicious! Tin note is a fantastic tobacco and dark fruit. Smoking this blend is an experience every VaPer lover should pursue. Crumbling and loading is a breeze and produces a long smoke with rich plumes. the perique occasionally stands out, so bare that in mind, but not nearly as pronounced as Viprati. Gonna keep a tin handy at all times. If the perique, for my taste, was barely held back, I'd give it a 5 out of 4 stars. Right now I'm at about a 3.75 on this one. Very Good

Pipe Used: MM Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: p&c

Similar Blends: Beacon Extra but not quite as heavy.

1 person found this review helpful.

butman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
butman (46)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Just when I thought I was kind of settled into a routine, Greg does it to me again. At first I was a bit put off by the nose of the newly opened can. There was a bit of mystery here. Is that a sour smell? Is that booze? Yup. So I set it aside and waited a day. First light I was not sure. About half through the bowl of the Parker Canadian I got a sense of it. Yup, this might be good even great. A week later I was just taking a chance. How will it be with Scotch so I poured a dram of Glenmorangie and gave it the test. Heaven, it is heaven. If you like Virginias with a touch of other elements this is perfect. Complex and not hot. Definitely a great tobacco and it may become a favorite.

Pipe Used: Parker Canadian, Julius Vesz Acorn

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: Mars Cigars & Pipes

1 person found this review helpful.

Planet Scott Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Planet Scott (56)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

Still getting used to this one, so I am likely to update this review.

And more. 2/5/2014 - This is now one of my favorites. The subtle richness haunts me from time to time, making it a must have. I plan on getting more to age over time. I still give this 3 stars as a recommendation only because this is not a blend for everyone. Hell, it took me awhile to warm up to it.

Another update: I like it more each time I try it. It's a good after dinner/evening smoke for me. Subtle, yet a nice richness. I bumped it up to 3 stars......By the time I finish the tin, it might be 4 stars.

Update: I am starting to get this blend and can see why some of you really like it. I detect a slight richness as I smoke it more, however, for me it is still missing something. Not sure if I will buy this again, but I do plan on finishing the tin. Some blends take awhile for me to truly appreciate.

It has a mild, yet earthy tin note Some slight dark fruit aroma. The flavor is Virginia tobacco, but I keep getting a slight metallic flavor. At this point, that is the only negative I am getting. Otherwise, it seems balanced. I suppose this blend has me realizing how much I like a touch of Latakia, which this blend does not have. I don't hate this, I am just not enamored so far. Kind of reminds me of Dunhill Royal Yacht.

Update - 3/16 - Now 4 stars. This blend does well with age. It becomes more complex. Buy and cellar this one.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum, Stanwell, Aldo Velani

Age When Smoked: At least a year old.

Purchased From: online

Similar Blends: A moore complex Orlick Golden Slice.

1 person found this review helpful.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (1083)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Six pence is an ok tobacco, but it has nothing that triggered or maintained my enthusiasm. The casing was nice, the tobacco was of a nice medium brown colour. What is odd is that Six pence smelled a lot like other tobaccos such as Navigator or Triple Play, for example; I'm thinking maybe it is the DFK or simply the anti fungus agent that C & D uses? The smoking did not unveil a tobacco that really has any complexity or develops significantly as I progressed through my bowls. Nicotine was medium, medium to strong. After having smoked two tins, it was enjoyable but not to the point where I would want to buy it again.

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Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (54)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

This one rates high on the Scoville Scale. It leaves my oral cavity burning like I've eaten chilli. I suspect the tablets have altered my chemical balances.

Shame. I get the impression that this is a really good baccy. But I can only give it two stars because I just can't tell.

Anyone want the 49 grams that are left?

Pipe Used: Stanwell billard. And a large Vauen.

Age When Smoked: A year old.

Purchased From: Gauntley's of Nottingham.

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pinko Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pinko (52)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Coincidence, I guess, that 2014 brought both Sixpence and Savinelli's fantastic Doblone d'Oro, again pitting Mac Baren's dark fired Kentucky against Cornell & Diehl's.

Sixpence smokes like Pease didn't have any faith in the tobacco. The topping is sour and alcoholic. Everyone talks about strange flavors. They've doused Sixpence in something that detracts mightily, which is the same thing C&D did to Bourbon Bleu the next year. Compare to Sav's entry: pure tobacco flavor, excellent, simple, trusting that the quality leaf will speak for itself.

I'm not convinced that Va/Bur/Per is improved by subbing in or adding Kentucky leaf anyway - Motzek's Strang was universally loved and it was fine with smooth Burley.

Anyway, if you have a good tolerance for weird off-flavored toppings, give Sixpence a go!

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Nelsoncrx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nelsoncrx (10)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I´m having a hard time to understand Vapers, but they are growing on me, don´t know if enough to add them to my smoking routine, but, they are growing. I´m always remarking this in my reviews - I´m a new pipe smoker - and hence unexperienced in many aspects of smoking pipe tobacco. I´m still getting used to the tobaccos and, while I appreciate the virginias I´m still not sure about how I like perique. Some blends with Little perique are delightful, but vapers are blends to watch. Of the three vapers I´ve tasted this is by far the best one of them - and the one that is initiating my interest on going forward and trying more Vapers.

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