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 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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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
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
Apr 24, 2019 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable
Let me start by saying that I really liked the taste of this blend. IMO Quiet Nights is better, but it was good tasting. I give it a poor rating because of mold. I bought a tin and put it in a clean jar after opening it. Less than 6 months later and it looks like a science project. I am disappointed in C&D that they have yet to solve their ongoing issues with mold. My main regret is that they blend some of my favorite GL Pease blends, but I cannot afford to cellar a bunch of tobacco when I can't be confident it will not be ate up with mold.
Pipe Used: Various Briars
PurchasedFrom: Puff n Stuff near Atlanta
Age When Smoked: Year and a half
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 07, 2010 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Strong
The problem is: old english blends were full of red soucy winy red virginia ? No. Just somones, like red rappary, and it was different for this reson. So....why mr Pease and american blenders contunues to produce english style blend using so much unortodoxy ingredient ? And present itself like the prosecutores of an old glorious tradition ? Their blends are good quality blend, but absolutly out of range of an ortodox english blend. So they are out of tradition. Old english was composed of bright virginia (BRIGHT !....understand mr Pease ?, orientals and latakia.) Then was the time of modern english .......with cavendish. And now ? Now we have the post-modern english.......with soucy, winey, sherry-like red virginia. So, is this a bad blend. No, its not, but its an unortodoxy one, absolutly out of any tradition. And, sorry american friends, this is tipical of american illitterate culture. So, please mr Pease, i like some of yours blends, but please......dont call english a blend so unortodoxy, because its sound like call Trump an intellectual.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 19, 2016 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
I’m reviewing Quiet Nights based on a two-year-old tin, for what it’s worth. The Latakia is gentle and tasty, and easily the best part of the blend. The Turkish tobaccos are well proportioned to the Lat, so far so good. It shows promise initially, although the flakes are sticky-dry with some kind of humectant and are very stubborn about staying lit. This blend would benefit from C&D learning more about how to press flakes.

After a few minutes the Virginia is totally anonymous, sometimes a hint of sweetness comes through but it just doesn’t rate here. The Perique, I think, or maybe one of the Turkish varietals, has a chemical perfume aftertaste that keeps popping up throughout and ruining the flavor of an otherwise skillful blend. It tastes totally artificial and smells like an accident with a home chemistry set.

The off flavors come up enough to completely ruin the smoke. It’s a shame, too, because there was definite potential in some of the components. I can’t imagine that this is what Quiet Nights is supposed to smoke like after 2 years in the tin, but I also can’t imagine trying another batch to see if I just caught a bad tin.
Age When Smoked: 2 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 28, 2014 Strong Strong Full Tolerable to Strong
I'm a beginner and may not have the palate for this blend so please excuse me when I say I don't like this one at all. When I first opened the tin everyone agreed it smelled like smoked fish / beef jerky. I found this very unpleasant and the room note was lackluster. It also had a strong nicotine punch that kept me from finishing even 1/2 a bowl. It was harsher then I liked, a little too moist, and therefore didn't burn as well as I prefer. I will not buy this again, but I will finish smoking the rest of the tin, and maybe I'll change my decision about liking this blend. I left it open overnight and it dried out better, so it burns better, but now its harsher.
Pipe Used: Peterson's Sherlock
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