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Windjammer combines naturally sweet, ripe Virginias, nutty burleys, toasted black cavendish, and a generous measure of perique, married together with a splash of dark rum.

BrandG. L. Pease
Blended ByGregory Pease
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia
Packaging2 ounce tin
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2706)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

The ripe red and brighter Virginias provide plenty of tart and tangy citrus, bread, some grass, sugar, earth, wood, and mild tangy dried dark fruit, along with light floral, spice and tart, acidic lemon notes. They are the lead components. The earthy, woody, rather spicy, very plumy, sweet perique also has a mild raisin, date, and fig quality to it. The perique is an important supporting player. The burleys offer a lot of nuts, earth, wood, and light hints of cocoa and dryness in the third position. They are notch or two above the condimental slot. The toasted unflavored black cavendish adds a little smooth sweetness as a condiment. The rich dark rum mildly tones down the tobaccos as well as cohesively synthesizes the inherent complexities of the tobaccos into a very consistent, deeply rich, sweetly nuanced, spicy, lightly nutty experience. The strength and nic-hit are medium. The taste level is step past the medium mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, and it barely has any rough edges. The flakes are mildly moist and easy to break apart. They don’t require any dry time. Burns cool, clean and a tad slow. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. The number of relights depends on how you pack your pipe. I break the flakes apart, and that requires a couple more than an average number of relights. It has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste, and pleasant room note. Not quite an all day smoke, but it is repeatable. Four stars out of four.


16 people found this review helpful.

JohnnyMcPiperson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JohnnyMcPiperson (119)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This stuff is bold, very good! I’m only on my second bowl, but this is one for the Perique lover! Key elements in this blend, Perique, rum, and I think the black cavendish did wonders here to unify and spread out the peppery Perique, I think without it, it may have been too much. First light presents you with a cigar like flavor of melded burley and Perique, later in the bowl the darker VA notes step up, reds if I had to guess. If you do a light retrohale be careful because the Perique can burn your nostrils, but there are pleasant rum notes to be found. Lots of complexity in this one, it is a bit of a powerhouse, but inviting and interesting at the same time. Pease did it again! Looking forward to seeing what some age will do!

Pipe Used: Wayne Teipen Lovat (briar)

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Olde Towne Tobacconist

Similar Blends: Haddo’s Delight, Navigator, Cloud Hopper.

10 people found this review helpful.

Pastor Padron Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pastor Padron (4)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Windjammer is rich, creamy, and very smooth, with notes of stewed fruits, nuts, cocoa, and figs. There is a noticeable piquant kick in the retro, and the finish is a smooth dark sweetness with notes of raisins. Medium to medium + in body, and medium in strength. If VAper or Navy Flakes are your thing, this is definitely a blend to try.

Purchased From: Twins Smoke Shop, Hooksett NH

4 people found this review helpful.

cm1648 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cm1648 (72)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note: You essentially opened a bag of Fig Newtons Prep: Came perfect, moisture wise.

A comment was made that this blend sounded like a Haddo's delight blend in flake form. Fortunately that isnt the case. The Virginias are bready yet mostly stew fruit-like. The burley must be a dark variety is a nutty, woody, almost coming off as kentucky. The perique is noticeable throughout the bowl and accentuates the Virginias. The black cavendish offers hints of brown sugar near the end of the pallent and the rum topping adds a pleasant extra.

Top notch blend from Pease once again. 8.5/10

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Similar Blends: Navigator and Sixpence.

1 person found this review helpful.

nkulk8r Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
nkulk8r (89)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

With all of the bread, stewed fruits, bran, black walnuts, cocoa, raisins, figs and rum going on here, I wanna' grab me a fork n' knife and a big fat snifter of Grand Marnier. Even the smoke is fat and chewy -- so good! I give it a good rubbing-out with a 15-minute dry time before rapidly oxidizing said tobacco into all of its elemental goodness. This is top quality vegetation which begs ablation without reservation and/or hesitation!

1 person found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (306)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This came as a very broken flake, which at least allows easy folding/stuffing, burning just on the hot and faster side (perhaps also an effect of the Cavendish). The tobacco flavor seems mostly based on the Red Va's reinforced by the Perique and other Virginias. The burley notes were faint in the first part of the bowl and largely absent thereafter. The rum isn't overdone but present throughout and the flavors integrate pretty well. A trifle damp even for me, it still takes a light easily.

Pipe Used: cobs

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: smoking pipes

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Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (175)
Medium to Strong Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Rum note is apparent at start of bowl and in tin; rum flavor subdues toward end of bowl.

Broker flake. Easy burning. Not wet. Sweet.

Tastes like old Aliester to me (a ribbon cut VAPER but it was an older tin. The Aliester rum note and flavor faded before the halfway mark in the tin. It was fuller at the start of the tin.)

Fullness and roundness of W's tobaccos under the rum note; perique adds body but not pepper to me. Sweet.

Enjoyable and fits into several of Pease's selections.

You need to like rum flavorings here. Highly recommended for fanciers of Pease's unique blends.

Pipe Used: Ashton; Comoy old briar

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: SPC

Similar Blends: F&P Aliester, Pease Sexton, Navigator, or Haddos Delight..

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