G.L. Pease Pipe Tobacco The Virginia Cream 2oz

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Though the actual development of this new blend has took just over a year, it's fair to say that it's been over a decade in the making. I've been intrigued by the idea of aromatic blends, but never really satisfied with any I've tried, and have experimented with various concoctions along the way in the hopes of finding some magical formula. But like so many things in life, the quarry remained elusive. It was essential, as it is with all of my blends, that the tobaccos take center stage, with the aromatic top-note acting as an enhancement to the overall effect without dominating the underlying leaf. Perhaps even more challenging was that it had to taste like it smells right to the bottom of the bowl, offer a delightful room aroma, and leave the pipe clean and free from lingering "ghosts."

Though I've used liqueurs and spirits to good effect in a few blends, their contribution has always been subtle. I wanted to take this one to the next level. The vanilla and bourbon compliment each other in the same way that oak casks add distinctiveness and mellowness to fine spirits, each bringing out the best the other has to offer. After much experimentation and many taste trials, I'm happy to report that it is everything I wanted it to be, and am excited to introduce The Vanilla Cream

From the label:

Distinctively delicious! We season fine red and golden flue-cured Virginia tobaccos with rare condimental leaf, enhancing the result with a subtle vanilla/bourbon topping that is never overbearing. Rare for a blend of its genre, The Virginia Cream delivers on its aromatic promise from the first puff to the bottom of the bowl, while leaving the pipe clean and free of phantom flavors. An all-American blend ideal for Virginia fanciers craving something a little sweeter.

When I sent the final formula off to the factory for a prototype batch, Ted said, "It smells like a really good cream soda." After muttering some incomprehensible syllables that might find their way into the name, I blurted out, "Vanilla Cream!" It stuck. In designing the label, I put "The" in the name because I loved the way it worked typographically, and it seemed to enhance the old-time style I was working with, while also indicating that I really do think this one is a little special. It's always nice when a plan comes together...


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