G. L. Pease Cumberland

A blend close to Greg's heart, Cumberland was originally released in April of 2002. For this special anniversary edition, Pease has incorporated small-crop, semi-fired Kentucky leaf from 2019 for a slightly softer, more delicate profile. Maintaining the original's signature plum-like fruitiness and complexity, it presents additional flavors of baking spice, sweet grassiness, and freshly baked bread. "It's really remarkable, so similar to the original, but different enough to stand on its own, and it will age beautifully."
Notes: Limited to 2,500 tins.


Brand G. L. Pease
Series 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 2 ounce tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 18, 2020 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The 2019 semi-fired smoky Kentucky provides earth, wood, floralness, a fair amount of spice, nuts and dry sourness, along with an obvious barbecue sweetness as the lead component. The red and fermented matured Virginias offer a lot of tart and tangy citrus and grass, some tangy dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, mild sugar and floralness, light spice, and touches of vinegar and stewed fruit. They are supporting players. The qualities of the earthy, woody perique include plums, raisins, figs, and a moderate spice hit. It is a step above being a condiment with the spice and plums being the most obvious aspects. The strength and nic-hit are a couple rungs past the medium mark. The taste level is just short of the center of medium to strong. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, but there are a few rough edges. It’s deeply rich, well balanced, nuanced and complex. It burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a very consistent, mildly sweet and very savory, piquant flavor that extends to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is a tad stronger. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not an all day smoke, but it is a filling, repeatable one. This production is lightly more complex and potent with a tad more spice than the original. That's due to the different Kentucky used here, which was not fired as much as the original version's was. That makes it more complex and just a less spicy. Four stars out of four.

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