G. L. Pease Quiet Nights

Rich, deep, contemplative... Ripe red Virginias, fine Orientals, smokey Cyprus latakia, and a pinch of acadian perique are pressed and matured in cakes before being sliced. The sophisticated flavors and exotic aroma provide a wonderful backdrop for quiet moments of reflection, a good book, and if you are so inclined, perhaps a wee dram.
Notes: This is the second entry in the Old London Series. It is fuller and somewhat more latakia forward than Chelsea Morning, with a higher percentage of Orientals, and less perique. It's rich, complex, leathery and smoky, with a naturally sweet structure from the darker Virginias, and a balanced Oriental spice. It compares in strength and fullness with blends like Samarra and Blackpoint, but the pressing makes it deeper, darker, and brings new dimensions to the flavors and aromas. It's really wonderful. An ideal addition to the series, perfectly complimenting a relaxing evening. Quiet Nights was introduced in May, 2010.


Brand G. L. Pease
Series Old London Series
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

3.52 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 27, 2016 Medium None Detected Full Very Pleasant
G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series).

I got this on a trade with my pipe-pal Franck (Gentleman Zombie), and I'm firmly in the four star camp.

Okay, it's clearly a very well broken flake, either that or it's had one hell of an arduous journey across the Atlantic. But, as it's broken a lot more than any of the other flake blends he's sent me, I'd say it was a broken flake prior to its crossing. I don't rub any out, it's loadable in the condition it's in straight from the fresh tin.

It lights simply, and gives a smoke that I'd qualify as being unequivocally full. The imminent flavour to burst through is a steadfast Perique one: very spicy and sharp. After five or so minutes I begin to get a relaxed Virginia quality: it's not as zesty and lively as is often the case, it's more laid back hay as opposed to sharp citrus. I find the Oriental accounts for a lot of the smoke: the sourness develops the further down the bowl I get. The Latakia's not too bitter, smoky or acrid, instead there's a strong sort of woody character which works in a harmonious way with the hay from the Virginia.

To me, the nicotine's a touch above medium; I won't tick 'Medium to Strong', as I don't feel it quite justifies the second half of the title, so I'll stick with Medium. And the room-note's very classic smelling: the word Antique springs to mind!

Easy rating:

Highly recommended.

Many thanks Franck!
Pipe Used: Peterson Kapp Royal #03
PurchasedFrom: Traded with Franck, highly appreciated
Age When Smoked: Date on tin: 01.05.16
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Aug 16, 2014 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
As with all G.L. Pease offerings so far, I only have praise for this tobacco. A full bodied, intense and leathery experience, an old school mixture and then some. The smoky and incense like Latakia is deliciously mingling with the peppery Perique, the Red Virginia bread accents are also there and an intriguing sourness from the Orientals complete the whole smoke. The description on the tin is exactly what to expect from this elixir. I just love it when a pipe tobacco matches the expectations it describes and creates.

Virginia lover
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May 14, 2014 Medium Mild Full Tolerable to Strong
I loved this pipe tobacco especially for those quit moments in the evening or at night with a good cup of coffee and an alcohol of your choice. The flavor for me was great and it saddens me that not a lot of people reviewed this tobacco because it is just sooooooo damn good. Seriously Pease has really out done himself with this tobacco that makes me want more of it.
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Nov 18, 2017 Strong Extremely Mild Very Full Very Strong
Those who know me are aware that I smoke mainly Virginia flakes and VaPers . I did , however , smoke latakia blends , albeit many years ago . I have avoided them for the past 30 years or more . Recently , I decided to begin smoking them again , I'm not sure why . The old English blends that I formally smoked are now all gone , I am referring to Dunhill , John Cotton , Balkin Sobranie and the like . I was now in a position to try the new blends as a novice The only ones I have liked so far were those from Mc CLelland until I came upon Greg's Quiet Nights . This had a fantastic tin note that took me back to the days when one could be blown away by the smell alone of a true British blend . The flakes were at a proper moisture level , soft and easy to pack . The smoke took me back to the 1960's when smoking fantastic English blends was our birth right . Deep and creamy with a velvet smooth draw . Later smokes from that can were even better having been exposed to the elements which brought even more subtle tastes . Though I have never been a fan of anything made by C & D I must remark on this one . By far the best one that I have smoked by Greg , I am going to order his whole British line and try them one at a time . Many times I have heard brothers refer to tobacco back in the day as legend . This one is back in the day . Good show .
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 01, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
If there's a quintessential Latakia blend Quiet Nights is that and much more. Although this is a Latakia forward blend, it is so masterfully done that the sum of its parts is much greater than its components. Even a component as dominant as Cyprian Latakia.

Wave after wave of refined tastes assaulted my entire being the first time I smoked this. Smokey soft Latakia, wood like notes (almost incense quality) from the Turkish, Fig hints from the Perique, and sweetness that whisper its presence throughout the bowl from the bright Virginias.

The flakes are gorgeous in colour and the tin note is sublime. They easily crumble when rubbed.

Towards the end of the bowl, the Orientals take front seat producing a Latakia laden woody woody smoke that meanders between sweetness and saltiness.

Even if you don't like Latakia - give this a try. You might change your mind. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 21, 2011 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Pease Pilgrimage Reviews (a tasting journey through every GLPease blend) Tin date: April 2010.

Tin Aroma: Leather for sure. Grilled meat. Faint barbeque. Burning stuff. Excellent! ?Flavor: This is the most audacious blend yet from the brilliant mind of Greg Pease. Everything about this blend shouts out loud. It reminds me of a huge, unruly cabernet sauvignon that needs ten years in the bottle before it's allowed to come out and play. There is no way you'll forget that there's a pipe in your pie hole if you're burning Quiet Nights. And like our big tannic cab, I'm convinced that time in the tin (or jar) will turn this excellent weed into something magnificent.

On the lat-bomb scale, this one is up there with SG Commonwealth which is 50% Latakia. Don't know how much is in Quiet Nights, but judging from flavor alone there's plenty of the Cyprian weed present. But not too much. Therein lies the magic.

The Orientals and Virginias are noticeably there, playing their own parts admirably. The flavor progresses continuously as the bowl progresses, getting stronger and richer. I recommend swabbing out the moisture fastidiously with pipe cleaners during the smoke, as the muck can add unfavorable flavors to an already strongly flavored blend.

If I have any complaint at all about this blend, it's the name. This does not make me want to spend a quiet night at home. These are the kinds of flavors that seem well suited for a night in the pub with a single malt scotch and loud, laughing conversation. And some live blues. Heavy on the Keeley Mod Tube Screamer. An easy four stars in the opinion of this Lat hound.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 25, 2012 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
A fine tobacco, smoky campfire Latakia takes the show but it is well balanced by the Orientals. Some "wine like " Virginia sweetness and Perique is a no show. Creamy with some spicy heat (I believe this would mellow with some age and drying). Not a real sweet smoke but sweeter than Odyssey ,more earthy maybe a touch of fruit. I find this in the same mode as Odyssey, heavy Latakia but creamier and more Orientals. This blend is kind of caught in the middle, not real sweet not too dry, but a full latakia blast and very flavorful. Another thought:

A very a strange burning tobacco, first, it took 4 charring lights to get it going, then it just smoldered, never going out for an hour, which is fine. I believe you have to smoke this slow to releases all the great flavor and so it doesn't get bitter. When I mean slow, I mean where you can't see the smoke, you can only taste it. I wouldn't want to smoke this in a big bowl as my teeth wouldn't take holding the pipe for 3 hours ! Do allow some "Quiet" time for enjoying this smoke. A solid 4 stars , quality tobacco , I think I like this better than Odyssey as the orientals play more.

updated 12/6/12Just a quick comparison of Pease Blends: Haddo's Delight- whiskey topped , light smokey, fruity (2), Chelsea Morning- Light latakia, fruity (4), Meridian- Medium Latakia, creamy bacon Oriental flavor (4), Lagonda-Medium Latakia- Campfire flavor, light Oriental (2), Quite Nights- Heavy Latakia- Campfire flavor with Creamy Orientals (4), Odyssey- Heavy Latakia- Campfire flavor dominates , light orientals(3), I would say all of these are 3 & 4 star blends, the numbers (#"s)after the blend indicate my personal preferences when compared to each other and "only" these 6 blends

Updated 5/7/13 I wanted to revisit my review because of a few thoughts and I noticed the two reviews just above mine. Coincidently the reviewers were addressing the very issues I wanted to address. First , I've found that you have to further rub out and allow some drying/breathing time with QN or else it is hard to light and keep lit. Consequently you would have to stoke this tobacco and it turns bitter. Secondly, I wanted to say that this tobacco is very similar in flavor to Penzanze. But unlike Penzanze, that requires very little drying or rubbing ( or it will turn to dust) this does. Also, after trying this blend back to back with Hermits " Stimulus Package" , I find the two very similar.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 03, 2016 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Strong
Conclusion: Really enjoy this, rich in flavour with no hassle. Complex enough to keep the smoker interested all the way, straight enough to allow the mind to stray at times. I think this would age really well.

Mechanics: Burns well, no bite, rich in smoke. Medium strength I'd say.

Taste: At first it is sweet and smooth, the latakia is discreet but present with the virginia being in charge. Round and full with some pepper in the nose. The perique enters more through the half way mark and adds a stronger pepper and spice note, that lasts through the entire smoke. Full bodied.
Pipe Used: Various briars
Age When Smoked: Approximately 3 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 26, 2015 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
In the tin, Quiet Nights presented you with a spicy, smokey incense-like aroma within the wonderful full Latakia flavours. Quiet Nights

Taste: Immediately after charring the bowl, you are greeted with a silky, creamy smoke, layered in that Latakia smokiness. The incense / orientalness are also prominent, but so delightfully balanced, no one component strikes you in the face. Pepper from the Perique faintly in the background to counter the sweet notes from the Virginia. Again, that feeling of sitting at a campfire on a real Quiet Night. A wonderful tobacco!!
Pipe Used: Savinelli, Pietenpauw, Bari
PurchasedFrom: 4Noggins
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 30, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Mr. Pease’s tin descriptions always draw me in.

I’m not a heavy smoker, so a 2oz tin can last awhile, considering my rediculously large rotation. I bought an 8oz tin of this due to availability, and haven’t regretteted that decision.

This is a fantastic oriental-forward English/Latakia blend. The tin note is the perfect combination of sweet Virginia’s, smoky Latakia, and sour/woody orientals. The Perique shows up in the smoke, providing a mild spice mid-bowl.

Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Smokngpipes.com
Age When Smoked: 1-2 years
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