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
Apr 24, 2014 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Making conclusion basing on one tin - is very pre-mature. I have about 50 kilos of different tobaccos in my cellar, most of them are with Latakia. From this quantity I have 2 kilos of Quiet Night for aging. This is one of the best tobaccos I ever tried. Nice, sweet, strong with layers of delicate tastes... Only Gaslight is better. So yes, this is number two. To be number two from about 180 competitors - not bad, right?
Pipe Used: Many different
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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Apr 20, 2014 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Overwhelming
I've no idea what Cornell and Diehl are doing or not doing. This might as well be some very young Burley pressed with a bit of Latakia and that's it; total garbage. I sure hope Greg buys the occasional tin anonymously to see what the heck is going on, if he smoked this he'd likely loose his cookies.

Yes, another dud from Pease. I've closed the book on Pease, his blends or producers (maybe both) are not to my liking at all. Some folks adore Chinese cuisine, others Japanese, yet others Korean, so it goes for blenders as well.

An 18 month old tin with an inviting and pleasant opening note and a simply awful room note; cigar butts left in the ashtray for too long. My better-half rarely complains regarding my choices wafting from the pipe loft, she especially enjoys Old Limey Bastard which reminds her of camping. Nearing the end of this past evenings combustion she insisted that I conclude with a large bowl of aromatic Lane BCA. I tend to agree the room note is rather rancid.

A nice white ash and it behaved exceedingly well in my recently retorted Upshall. Alas in the bowl the flavours were monotone and dull. I was hoping for things to get underway and develop, it never happened sour and at times bitter. The Orientals are mute; are there any contained within . . . hmm, maybe the description alludes to Eastward orientation while combusting.

Since this will be my one and only tin which is going into the compost bin, I cannot recommend it.

For those seeking something similar to Penzance, you certainly won't find it here. Plum Pudding is closer far closer, by a county mile. I wholeheartedly recommend Plum Pudding by Joe Langford or York Mixture by Max Engel; money, time, and experiences well spent.
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Feb 10, 2018 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Deep, balanced and full body, medium dry side and mildly sweet English flake. And it is the few Perique-in English blend I like.

Compared to very dry Charing Cross, it hit on the sweet side. Red Virginia is sweet, slightly earthy and a little bit tangy; the Cyprian latakia is smokey; the perique provide the spice kick; Orientals and Turkish is woody, dry and slightly sour. Quiet Nights may be best one in the legendary Old London Series.

So I totally disagree with the review from Doctor Willet. And I do not hope that some novice pipe smokers' bad review keep your guys away from some really good tobaccos.

Doctor Willet said: "The room note's so awful to boot like something other than what's in your pipe is burning (like your car)." I've realized there is a heavy casing on this stuff";"my mouth feels cold, dried-out, and my taste buds fry"; I regularly puff my M.M. General full of Pirate Kake down to cinders.

This is my opinion: G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights is never cased, never. And its burning and smoking are much worse in the large long bowl than the small short bowl. There is only pleasant Latakia room note rather than awful to boot. If you felt dry and burned in your tastebud, this is the only reason: you rub it wrongly, pack it wrongly and smoke it wrongly.

If you depend on the reviews from tobaccoreviews to decide whether or not you buy the tobacco, please check the review from more experienced Users like " JimInks" "Gentleman Zombie" "beer" or "Pipestud".
PurchasedFrom: 8 oz tins from smokingpipes
Age When Smoked: nearly one year
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Aug 05, 2016 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
I just purchased this, hoping to find an equivalent to Plum Pudding since the government goons are trying to make their choices of pipe tobacco illegal. I find this to be exceptionally mild for an English with Latakia and Perique taking a back seat to the other tobaccos. Being a sliced tobacco it burns slowly, dry, and leaves a dry gray ash instead of a wet dottle. I prefer slices because I have a tendency to smoke rather quickly and these give a cooler consistent smoke. In comparison to Plum Pudding it is lacking in the rich sweetness. Some have compared it to Penzance . Being smooth, cool, and having a pleasant taste I will keep smoking it while i build up my warehouse with Plum Pudding while it is still available. Would advise purchase before it becomes a banned substance by being highly addictive
Pipe Used: 1962 Dunhill Shell and Caminetto KS
PurchasedFrom: 4Noggins
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Apr 16, 2016 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
This is my all time favorite latakia blend. Quiet nights has the most beautiful incense flavor I 'v encountered. This blend is exciting and relaxing at the same time. Its not an all day or everyday blend. Because it can burn your tongue (just part of pipe smoking, and nothing to fear)Its a blend to celebrate the end of a hard week. Best done staring into the distance, on a porch, by yourself.
Pipe Used: Old cobs, Peterson
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and cigars
Age When Smoked: New and aged to 1 yr
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 20, 2015 Mild None Detected Full Tolerable
An exquisite English blend, and a regular in my rotation. A lovely full-bodied smoke with an underlying sweetness. Slow burning, no bite whatsoever and exceptionally smooth. I enjoy this blend in the evenings after the kids are in bed beside the fire pit with some gentle classical music. Bliss.
Age When Smoked: New
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Apr 29, 2013 Very Strong None Detected Overwhelming Overwhelming

As to this particular blend I found it's taste to be muddled and extremely difficult to keep lit (I smoke mostly flakes so that's not the problem and additional drying was not helpful.)The tin aroma is heavy, somewhat pungent and that's o.k. because many such aromas lead to a fine smoke, but not this one. I have never said this about any pipe tobacco but this one smells foul in the air (I smoke a lot of latakias so that's not the problem.) The sour taste and tingling coated on my tongue will not be quickly forgotten, this element of the experience leaves me quite perplexed.

I was hesitant to leave this review but then reflected on the purpose of this site. We must each honestly give our opinions in a polite manner and possibly provide blenders with feedback they would not ordinarily receive.

Maybe it was just my tin, maybe not.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 19, 2010 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a tremendous smoke! Think Chelsea morning but a bit darker, more earthy/musty, with a touch more latakia tang and you have Quiet Nights. I'm surprised there hasn't been much talk about this blend yet since Chelsea Morning seems to be such a hit. I rubbed the broken flakes out and let them dry so it ended up looking much like the cut of Chelsea Morning. The start of the smoke isn't mind blowing, neither is Chelsea Morning, but once it gets settled down this blend becomes magical. I notice roughly the same amount of perique as in CM, which is just right by my tastes. It gains a bit of strength toward the end of the bowl but never becomes bitter or harsh. Funny thing, it sort of reminds me of Key Largo at the half way point of a bowl minus the cigar leaf. If you like Key Largo you will probably like this also. It's rich and full of great flavor without being too much of a good thing. The only aspect that is found in Chelsea Morning that I miss here is the sweetness of the Virginia leaf, which doesn't come through as much. But that isn't the point of this blend so I can't find fault with it. Quiet Nights is meant to be richer and enjoyed after a hearty dinner which I find it perfect for. This is a great second edition to the Old London line and fits beautifully in with Chelsea Morning. 4 stars!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 31, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
I was a big fan of Quiet Nights for quite a while... but there are so many blends out there, that I just sort of forgot about it. I had about 2 bowls left in the jar, and pushed it to the back of the cellar thinking "I'll just try these other blends, and come back to Quiet Nights later". It's around 2 years later and I pulled out the old jar of Quiet Nights. Opening it up, the scent is very rich and smokey, with a deep sweetness. Cut is a haphazard rough broken flake. First few puffs... ah, I remember you. Rich, dense English flavors, and age has smoothed them out and sweetened them substantially. The Virginia's are more of a sweet dark fruit tang, and less bright grass/hay. The Orientals play a major part, and add a really nice herbal sourness right up front. It's almost more Balkan than English. The Latakia has a sweetly musty flavor in addition to the smokiness. And the Perique is there only slightly, adding a bit of pepper to the mix. It's just so good, and age has made it even better. It's a consistently good smoke from top to bottom. No bite, and it burns fairly smoothly, despite the odd cut.

Bottom line: Quiet Nights is a rich, complex Balkan/English. It's the kind of blend you can sit and sip contemplatively for a long time. A great smoke, worth aging for a while.
Pipe Used: Shamrock (Peterson second)
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 28, 2021 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
Black pepper, salt, spice and sourness, wood smoke, beef jerky, burnt toast, olive oil, leather, dank mushroom notes, a bit of oranges, a bit of cream. Deep, rich, complex earthy notes. Reminds me a bit of black Irish X, as they seem to share the same sort of dark earthy VA profile that's (imo) almost a bit like hot asphalt, soil, olives, and BBQ pork. Nicotine is medium. Body is full. Smokes well without any dry time. Won't bite a bit. Did I mention the earth? It's fantastic.

Also worth mentioning that I found the flavor quite muted when I initially opened the tin, finally exploding with complexity about 2-3 weeks later. Every smoke seems to taste better than the last. This seems to be the case with most GLP blends I've tried. Rather odd. I would have thought I was just crazy if I hadn't read about this also from other reviews.

Overall this is one hell of an English, filled to the brim with nuance and character. I would strongly recommend this to any lover of Latakia, dark earthy smokes, Islay scotches, or practicing geophagists.
Pipe Used: Savinelli 320, 121, various billiards
Age When Smoked: 1 year from tin date
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