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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
FlavoringRum
CutFlake
Packaging2 ounce tin
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2760)
★★★★
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.

-JimInks

24 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.

11 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

5 people found this review helpful.

Azirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Azirish (18)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note is dried fruits, stone fruit, sweetness, nuts, and a slight rum. Extremely pleasant. Tin note does not necessarily translate to smoke taste. This isn’t a bad thing because the taste of this is very good none the less. This is a very good vapor with a big twist. I would say that the perique is almost on equal footing as the Virginias. I get earthy and spicy goodness. Also Burley nuttiness and even some mild coco dodging in and out as I smoke. I only get an ever so slight rum hit. This is a relatively stout blend that is simultaneously mellow with no bite. Sweetness level is just right for my taste. Sweetness is there but not at all in the forefront. I prefer a good nic hit and this fits the bill. Lots of complex nuanced flavors going on with this blend as one would expect and well worth the try. I’ll be adding this to my spring/fall rotation for sure as it feels right for a seasonal transition smoke for me.

Pipe Used: Nording freehand

Age When Smoked: Fresh tin

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2019)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

G. L. Pease - Windjammer.

When I popped the tin I could smell the rum, straightaway. At first, the aroma from the tin is much stronger than the taste! It presents itself as a chunky broken flake, some is so broken it can be smoked without further rubbing. The hydration's perfect, so it's ready to go from the opening!

The smoking quality of Windjammer is very good, unless chugged too hard. I find a smashing blend of tobacco flavours, not over sharp or pungent; the Perique offers some zest and 'wham', but isn't too spicy or bitter. I get a good note of vibrant, fruity Virginias, with an ample amount of fresher Vas. The Burley brings a dryness, nuttiness, which is somewhat 'tamed' by the softening of the Black Cav'. Earlier I mentioned that forceful chugging can reduce the pleasure; this causes the delicate rum topping to seem a little acrid. I've found it to burn brilliantly, with no tongue bite.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Windjammer? A good blend with the only flaw being the bitterness when forced. Three stars:

Recommended.

Pipe Used: A few

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

BrokenRecord Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrokenRecord (113)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

The white burley is at the core of the flavor profile of this navy flake—melding well with the sweet Virginia leaf and the rum casing. While I can taste the perique, it remains in the background unlike in Pease’s Va/Per blends. The rum casing is pleasantly noticeable in the smoke. Overall, Windjammer is an enjoyable and smokable navy flake (broken flake) with a fantastic tin note.

In smoking it side-by-side with other Pease Va/Pers, I found Windjammer to be a bit milder than his other offerings. Telegraph Hill has a richer flavor profile with more perique and earthy red Virginia leaf. That mentioned, I appreciate Pease's homage to navy flakes of years past.

4 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (328)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

This one was donated to the pipe club as the former owner apparently did not care too much for it. This has a mild Rum (Fig Newton) tin note. The only reason I am referencing Fig Newtons is that it has been mentioned more than once in other reviews. Honestly, I haven’t had a Fig Newton probably in over ten years so I will take their work for it. I brought home about 3 nice size bowls of this and it is a nice smoke and the broken flakes made loading my Claw Meerschaum with no problem at all. Mild aro taste without it being drug store-ish. Okay, nothing wrong with it but not my cup of tea.

Pipe Used: Claw Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

3 people found this review helpful.

boluotou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
boluotou (6)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Tobacco smells like a whisky bottle stopper. After lighting, the first part of the first to feel is a strong wine, and the wine is together with the fragrance of flowers and fruit, background board has a little light nut flavor, P grass stimulation has but is very reasonable, very comfortable nose. It was a good feeling, but it was broken by the rising sweetness. It was too high and greasy, which made people need to drink water to resist the thirst caused by sweet. Although the sweetness of the middle section decreased, it still maintained a high level, the wine quality of the nose was still in the middle, and the main flavor was the aroma of toast. A good work is unfortunately ruined by the sweetness of the past. After the extraction, there is also a clear residual sweet taste in the mouth. 劲道2.6,饱满度3.5,室韵3.2 烟草生闻的味道非常像威士忌酒瓶瓶塞的味道。点燃以后初段首先感受到的是浓郁的酒味,和酒味在一起的是花香果香,背景板上有一点淡淡的坚果味,P草的刺激感有但是非常合理,过鼻很舒服。本来是很好的体感,但这一切都被不断上升的甜味所打破,甜度过高而发腻,让人需要不断喝水来抵抗过甜带来的口渴感。中段以后甜度虽然有所降低但仍然维持在很高的水平,过鼻的酒韵仍在,主线味道是烤面包的香气。很好的一款作品可惜被过甜的甜度给毁了。抽完后口腔内也有明显的甜感余味残留。这款草更适合新手以及女性斗友。 完整视频评测:https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1d5411w7v5/

Pipe Used: James Upshall

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

2 people found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (213)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Another thoughtful offering from master blender Greg Pease, Windjammer (tin dated 01-26-21) is likely to please experienced camp followers, along with other careful smokers to whom the listed ingredients sound good. The addition of dark rum is judicious rather than cloying, and C&D’s proprietary black Cavendish is more like deep, twice-fermented Burley than the glop found in many aros. Tin note is rummy, for sure, but some drying is required to get the most from Windjammer, preferably via rest, and by then the rum is a faint, sweet, fruity enhancement to the fine selection of premium tobaccos. VAs in the tin are bready and yeasty air-cured and stoved reds, with a nice balance from flue cured brights that add meadow grasses and sparkle, and smooth figs, dates and baking and dessert spices from the Perique, with some soft earth and faint cocoa from the Burleys. Dried W handles, loads, lights and burns down very well, leaving only a little dark ash and enough soot to require a couple of pipe cleaners in the early going. Combusted scents are a woodier, more resin-y iteration of the tin notes, and the combusting tastes add walnuts. I suppose from the bitterness that both white and darker Burleys are included. For me, the best of this blend is in the light snork, which includes faint vanilla after some rest. I find it easy to puff away here, which pushes the strength (and the nicotine) from medium toward strong, and the tastes become full that way. Room note is just a little too strong to be pleasant to others. Aftertaste is an extension of the best-of-the smoke, only it’s a good deal sweeter.

I might have preferred more low notes in this blend. As is, most of the action is from the mid band, up. A month’s rest makes it more smoke-able and it also smooths and softens it somewhat. I’m pretty sure the ticket here is sealed tin aging, but I didn’t do that. 3 stars, almost 4, as I have smoked it.

Pipe Used: large briar pot

Age When Smoked: rested to 1 month +

1 person found this review helpful.

troyniss Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
troyniss (35)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Presentation: The tin art for this was a great choice and by far a really great name. Broken flake. Came a bit moist but I didn't dry it out at all. Bright leaf with some darker specks in between.

Palette: Someone had mentioned Fig Newtons and they are spot on. I can't put it any other way. I will forever come to know this as that smell and nothing else. Initial light up I was met with a lovely burley flavor and the toasted cavendish really comes through. Both are great compliments to eachother with flavors of roasted nuts,oatmeal, a touch of wood, brown sugar and very mild chocolate. The rum topping is more noticeable in the first few minutes but tapers off slightly towards mid bowl and just a slight hint if you search for it at the end. The perique comes in through the retrohale mostly, and offers a little bit of strength in flavor. Towards the midbowl the VA's start coming in with the sweetness and along with what is left of the rum topping and creates a cinnamon raisin bread like flavor. Very flavorful. The strength doesn't increase as the bowl progresses but is still a complex blend. There are many flavors to pick out with this one without being over the top. Sweet roomnote.

Performance: Burns at a decent pace. I find that I should have let it dry a bit, considering the tin age of only 1.5 months. Nicotine is mild. I could do two in a row. Requires more than my average relights but that may have been due to the moisture. No bite. Not an ADS but I could see this being smoked at intervals throughout the day.

Conclusion: A really nice treat from GLPease. As mentioned across the internet, this is a great blend for those who enjoy Haddo's Delight, and it's truly on point. This, to me, is Haddo's Delight Light. It's everything I wanted in Haddo's without having to wait a year for it to mellow out. The flavors are a little different, but the component leaf is the same as well as the topping. HD is more dark, spicy and earthy while WindJammer is nutty and sweet. I prefer this over Haddo's by a longshot in terms of flavor, cut and strength. I have 3 tins in the cellar that will only get better with age. Well done Greg.

Pipe Used: Morgan Thick Bulldog

Age When Smoked: 1.5 months

Purchased From: SP

Similar Blends: Haddo's Delight.

1 person found this review helpful.

WorkingClassChap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WorkingClassChap (70)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Smoking now:

Tobacco is in broken apart flakes. Very nice presentation. Tin note is a pungent odor of Virginias and perique. Fruity, fermented, sour hay, with a dried fruit and cheese aroma. Packed and lite well enough. Moisture level seems just fine.

The perique is definitely noticeable and adds a dried fruit earthy floral element to the grassy tangy Virginia. Theres a nice woody earthy burley tone in the back ground. The cavendish and rum tones it down and makes for a surprisingly smooth smoke for a navy blend. No bite, little mouth tingle and the retrohale is very nice. Defiantly going to be a regular in my rotation for a while.

1 person found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (307)
★★★☆
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

1 person found this review helpful.

cm1648 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cm1648 (82)
★★★★
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 (90)
★★★★
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.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (299)
★★★☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Nice tin aroma with the rum evident but not as prevalent when smoking. Ideal moisture content and packs easily. Smokes cool, without bite or condensation. Complex flavors throughout the smoke.

Pipe Used: charatan; estella

Age When Smoked: 1/26/21

Purchased From: smoking pipes.com

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pipesINpairs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipesINpairs (19)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I hate to be the party pooper, but this disappointed me. I love almost everything Master Pease produces, but this is just too saccharine. Pease normally has a steady hand with toppings, tries to add only enough flavoring to engage the natural tobacco flavors in interesting ways - and most often succeeds wonderfully - but this blend is over topped for my taste. The topping is too obvious, like an obtrusive film score. It is frustrating because you can tell there are some fine tobacco flavors underneath - if only you can push the darn topping aside. Even drying it out doesn't mute that flavoring enough. Very disappointing. That said, the room note is nice and it smells really great in the tin: like a pile of drunk Fig Newtons. A nice alternative, by the way, is Savinelli's 145. Basically the same kind of animal, but the topping is more judiciously applied. The cut is different though (a crumble cake), and the quality of the tobacco is not as high, but I think it succeeds better. Very sorry, I really tried to like this.

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BingCrosby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BingCrosby (151)
★★★☆
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

If you haven't popped a tin of this yet don't make the same mistake I did.. put it back in the cellar and let it sit there for at least a year.. It is a very good blend.. but.. for all those familiar with pease/cornell and diehl blends.. you know what I mean.. time is gonna iron out the youthfulness of the leaf and you just know it is gonna be that much better.. Nevertheless, this stuff is quite tasty.. If you like a rum raisin profile.. maybe with quite a bit of spice and nuts.. I think this one may please you.. im gonna throw out a guess.. Maybe 20 percent perique.. I may be way off.. but the perique really stands out especially in the first half of the smoke.. it is wonderful.. the burley makes itself know too.. the rum is also a major component.. that aspect reminds me quite a bit of Navigator..it blends really well especially bringing out the nuttiness and accenting the sweetness of the virginia and the spice of the perique.. the virginia is nice and fruity but a little fresh.. it is gonna grow over time for sure.. the cavendish is a nice touch and luckily not too influential.. just kinda ties it all together.. I really enjoy this one.. it does like to burn a bit hot.. I would recommend some dry time.. it is a full smoke.. not a heavy hitter in the nicotine department.. but certainly not mild.. GL Pease never disappoints.. Always interesting the way he plays with flavors and I think with a few years on it this could be a modern classic. PART 2 I gotta say.. the more I smoke this.. im less impressed.. maybe age will meld it all.. but im getting a lot of rum and not very much flavor many smokes.. sorry.. maybe not quite going down to 2.. but thinking about it.. actually a little bit surprised by some of these 'high creditioneled reviewers who give this 4.. I don't get it.. and I'm a big GL Pease fan..

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Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (176)
★★★★
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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