G. L. Pease Key Largo

Deep, earthy and creamy. A distinguished broken flake of red Virginia tobaccos, small leaf Orientals, and a measure of Cyprus latakia, spiced with velvety cigar wrapper leaf. Key Largo develops throughout the bowl, offering a satisfying and sturdy smoking experience, with beautifully balanced, richly textured layers of cocoa, dark roasted coffee, leather, and a lively, lingering finish.
Notes: Key Largo was introduced in July, 2008.


Brand G. L. Pease
Series Heirloom Collection
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Cigar Leaf Based
Contents Cigar Leaf, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 2 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.39 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 31, 2016 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
The first 1/4 bowl is very flavorful and you can easily distinguish the various tobaccos in the blend, especially the Oriental, which I think is Samson.

However, the base cigar notes soon take over and they make this a very "Muddy" smoke. If you were ever a Cigar smoker, you would fully understand when I say, " this blend begins to taste like a "relit" cigar". The blend looses all sweetness and by the last 1/3 of the bowl , likens the taste of an overheated cigar, not pleasent.. In comparing this blend to McC"s "Dominican Glory Maduro", The DGM is much creamier and sweeter, without cigar bitterness.

With all due respect to all the 4 star reviews, I think I agree most with reviewers : McKNooB (34) 2013-06-09 JustinCarcerated (69) 2013-05-01

Pipe Used: cob
Age When Smoked: open 1 week
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 12, 2008 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
I thoroughly enjoy good blends with cigar leaf. Russ Oulette's Strike Force and Churchhill from Pipeworks and Wilke are excellent examples. Key Largo just doesn't cut it. The harsh, hot, raw, red Virginia dominates. It does develop somewhat, and as edges smooth you can detect a bit of cigar wrapper, and a bit of unique spice from the Orientals. But in all, this is disappointing. If any reader of this review is interested in trying good blends containing cigar, go with the above recommendations, and avoid Key Largo.

UPDATE: I wanted to revisit this as I struggle through 2 oz. I've decided I just can't waste any more precious smoking time on Key Largo. Not good for me at all.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 01, 2013 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable
Second blend in Heirloom I've sampled-Maltese Falcon rated a 4 star based off its subtle complexity (yeah I juxtaposed those two words, proving I ain't skeered) but this tobacco has no such character. I guess if I wanted to smoke a stogie, I'd pull an aged Padron or a Drew Estates No 9. It's my fault really-I didnt ntend to ever buy pipe baccy that tasted of cigar leaf. Too harsh. Quality leaf, broken flake with good English tin note, but the leaf-obviously not wrapper-dwarfs the other components to the point of bullishness. No pleasure derived here.

Mr. Pease has genius-I intend to indulge in many of his blends-Lord willing, but this blend is not for me. Second tin of tobacco i will have chucked this week, which is sad, as I haven't a budding money tree:)
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