GL Pease blends, full descriptions. 
 note; this webpage is merely a convenient listing of the GLP blends. It is not affiliated with the company. 

Virginia and Virginia/perique blends: These blends are characterized by a Virginia base, often spiced with the magic of Louisiana perique.

Virginia/oriental Blends:
Virginia tobaccos, enhanced with the exotic spice and aroma of fine oriental leaf. 
Light Latakia Mixtures:
These are blends that utilize Virginia and oriental tobaccos as a base, enhanced with Latakia in various degrees.
Medium Latakia Mixtures: 
These are blends that utilize Virginia and oriental tobaccos as a base, enhanced with Latakia in various degrees.
Full Latakia Mixtures:
In the same family as those above, but richer, fuller in flavour, and generally more stout.
Unique Blends:
Some blends simply defy categorization.
Original Mixtures: Classic Collection: Fog City Selection: Heirloom Collection: Old London Series: New World Collection: Discontinued: Limited Edition:
  • Barbary Coast
  • Cairo
  • Caravan
  • Cumberland
  • Haddo's Delight
  • Odyssey
  • Robusto
  • Samarra
  • Abingdon
  • Blackpoint
  • Charing Cross
  • Kensington
  • Piccadilly
  • Stratford
  • Ashbury
  • Embarcadero
  • Fillmore
  • Laurel Heights
  • Lombard
  • Montgomery
  • Telegraph Hill
  • Union Square
  • Key Largo
  • Maltese Falcon
  • Westminster
  • Chelsea Morning
  • Lagonda
  • Meridian
  • Quiet Nights
  • Sextant
  • JackKnife Plug
  • Jacknife ready-rubbed
  • Triple Play Plug
  • Bohemian Scandal
  • Mephisto
  • Raven's Wing
  • Renaissance
  • Stonehenge
  • Virginia Legends: 2005 CORPS
  • Middle Earth: NASPC 
  • Tribute

The collections:

Original Mixtures: These are the earliest blends in the range, some of them going back to the beginning of the company in early 2000. Some have become quite famous, or perhaps infamous, inspiring almost cult-like behaviour, song, poetry and possibly even a wild, frenetic dance or two. Greg's Thoughts: There's quite a range of flavours and aromas to be experienced in these blends. Anything from rich Balkan mixtures to delicate blends of Virginia and oriental leaf can be found here, including a wonderful cigar leaf blend. Pick and choose, or try them all. There's bound to be something to appeal!

Classic Collection: This draws inspiration from some of the great tobaccos of days past. The blends offered are not meant as attempts to replicate them, but are like impressionistic paintings of those long-aged blends, designed to pay them homage and capture something of their essence. No casing sauces or added flavours are used - just pure tobaccos, carefully selected and artfully blended to bring out the best each leaf has to offer. Greg's Thoughts: These tobaccos have been out for several years, now, and I am still excited about them. Each stands solidly on its own, while helping to paint a larger picture. The blends range from a smooth, light, sweet Virginia, spiced with piquant perique, to a dusky, dark blend, rich with Cyprus Latakia. They evoke thoughts of some of the classic tobaccos that might have perfumed the London air in gentler times. One is bound to suit your mood at any given time of day or night.

Fog City Selection: Each of the blends in the Fog City Selection begins with a base of choice Virginia tobaccos ranging from bright lemon yellow to deep red. Fine spice tobaccos - piquant Louisiana Perique, rich dark-fired Kentucky, smoky Cyprian Latakia, and exotic Izmir oriental leaf - are used to enhance the flavours and develop the deeper complexity that is the hallmark of an exceptional blend. Greg's Thoughts: From the light, delicate nuances of Montgomery to the rich character of Fillmore and complex temperament of Embarcadero, these blends offer a range of unique experiences anchored on excellent Virginia tobaccos. Lombard brings small quantities of Latakia and Perique to the party, while Ashbury could almost be considered a light English style mixture. Purists might take exception to the inclusion of condiment tobaccos in Virginia blends, but, I would counter that there is actually a long tradition of this practice, and encourage them to give these a try.

Heirloom Collection: This collection will never be large. It's reserved for tobaccos that, I think, are exemplary in their category. The first was Bohemian Scandal, may it rest in peace. It is still presented here for posterity. (The entire GLP supply of Syrian Latakia -- a critical component of Bohemian Scandal, Mephisto, Raven's Wing and Renaissance -- was lost in a warehouse fire in 2004.) It has been joined, posthumously, by Westminster. Maltese Falcon was added in January, 2008, then Key Largo in July. Greg's Thoughts: It's hard to make comments on a collection as full of unique personalities as this one. Bohemian Scandal was wonderfully received during its short life, and has become something of a “Holy Grail” blend for many. I don't know, for sure, if this is due to its rarity, or because it really was that good. I know I liked it, but I was a little surprised by its reception. The other blends in this collection have also become very popular, and with good reason. Each has all the characteristics that can make a blend a classic. Time will tell, of course, but they've been going strong since their respective introductions, so I've got high hopes. Each one has its charm, yet they still seem to get along with one another.

Old London Series: The tobaccos in the Old London Series are made using old, time honoured methods utilized by some of the old blending houses. Whole strips - leaves with the mid-ribs removed - are blended in layers and pressed into cakes, and briefly matured to allow some fermentation, and for the flavours of the tobaccos to integrate. The cakes are then sliced traditionally, and either left in flakes, or tumbled into a form that is something between a ribbon and a broken flake. The results are well worth the extra steps. Greg's Thoughts: These blends offer something unique in today's world of cost-cutting, production shortcuts and chemical "enhancements." My intention was to turn back the clock and use traditional methods to produce some blends reminiscent of some that haven't been around for decades, but modern in their formulations. The collection will never be a large one - so far, only five blends are planned - but each will be unique, and will provide the smoker with a delightful journey, with one foot in the past, and one in the present.

New World Collection: Only New World tobaccos will be used in the blends of this new collection: fine burleys, flue-cured Virginias, perique, Carolina brights, dark-fired leaf from Kentucky, and perhaps some Maryland. No orientals of any kind will sneak into the mixtures, so Latakiaphobes can rest easy. This collection will probably never contain more than five or six blends, but each will be special in its own right, and unique in the world of tobaccos. Greg's Thoughts: Even with a seemingly fairly limited palette, the possibilities for enticing new blends are many, and I'm really excited about the ones I've been working on. It's hard to say too much at this early time, but some of the prototypes show real promise, and at least a couple of them will be added to the collection in the coming months. Stay tuned.

Alphabetical Listing, bare ingredients: