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Fight'n Hampsters

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PostSubject: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:01 am

Just received an email from smokingpipes that it is back in production and available. Never had it as it was a limited run and was around before I was into pipes. Picked up 3 tins. Probably wont last long...
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:31 pm

A bought a couple tins. I figure I'll either love it or it'll be just okay to me... not something I expect to dislike at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:20 pm

I looked. I looked hard at it.... Just couldn't bring myself to do it though.

What if I like it? THEN what?
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:27 pm

No idea about the baccy but the place has fascinated me since I first went there as a kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:31 pm

I read the description of the ingredients but stopped at the word "Lakeland"!

No


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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:03 pm

Stick wrote:
No idea about the baccy but the place has fascinated me since I first went there as a kid.  

Same here. Fascinating place, tied into and resembling other great sites around the globe. Old histories...
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:09 pm

I bought some... along with a tin of Solani Silver Flake and half-pound of McC's No. 2015 VaPer..... that way I'll have something to smoke just I case I don't like the Stonehenge flake. You can never be too prepared Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:51 pm

Brewdude wrote:
I read the description of the ingredients but stopped at the word "Lakeland"!

No


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I read through the description on Pease's page an did not see Lakeland in the description. Where did you read it?
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:56 pm

AdamCordray wrote:
I bought some... along with a tin of Solani Silver Flake and half-pound of McC's No. 2015 VaPer..... that way I'll have something to smoke just I case I don't like the Stonehenge flake.  You can never be too prepared Cool

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance!
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:59 pm

Yeah I read lakeland somewhere too... maybe tobacco reviews and it's because of it being produced by Gawith and Hogarth or made there or that Greg and Jim Gawith came up w the blend together... still sounded pretty good to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:12 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
I looked. I looked hard at it.... Just couldn't bring myself to do it though.

What if I like it? THEN what?

It's not a limited release, so you have chances to stock up if you like it.

A friend is going to send me some of the original and the new version so I can compare them. I'm looking forward to that. There was a floral note or two in the original, but I think it may have come from the tobaccos, and not a topping. G&H has a number of Virginias that have a little floral quality to them.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:43 pm

Jim, Def looking forward to your thoughts on the old and new.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:45 pm

Fight'n Hampsters wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
I read the description of the ingredients but stopped at the word "Lakeland"!

No


Cheers?

RR

I read through the description on Pease's page an did not see Lakeland in the description. Where did you read it?

Look here-

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/h/1es3jbvggfcrl/?&th=15cd52b9efbf9de8&v=c


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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:23 pm

"In the late summer or early fall of 2001 Greg Pease and John Gawith of Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. got to the long-discussed business of collaborating on a blend. The result, a Lakeland-style Virginia-Perique flake, was a small run of 1,500 two ounce tins. It was called Stonehenge Flake, and it was good. Ready for the market around Christmastime of the same year, the entire lot was gobbled up by pipe smokers nearly immediately. It got bought, smoked, and it got cellared. And then it was gone."


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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:34 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
"In the late summer or early fall of 2001 Greg Pease and John Gawith of Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. got to the long-discussed business of collaborating on a blend. The result, a Lakeland-style Virginia-Perique flake, was a small run of 1,500 two ounce tins. It was called Stonehenge Flake, and it was good. Ready for the market around Christmastime of the same year, the entire lot was gobbled up by pipe smokers nearly immediately. It got bought, smoked, and it got cellared. And then it was gone."


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Thank you Ozzie.



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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:07 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
"In the late summer or early fall of 2001 Greg Pease and John Gawith of Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. got to the long-discussed business of collaborating on a blend. The result, a Lakeland-style Virginia-Perique flake, was a small run of 1,500 two ounce tins. It was called Stonehenge Flake, and it was good. Ready for the market around Christmastime of the same year, the entire lot was gobbled up by pipe smokers nearly immediately. It got bought, smoked, and it got cellared. And then it was gone."


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Ah!! I see. It is gone in the new description but does say that it was made to the same specs...so I guess we will see. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:18 am

Mine should be arriving today!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:00 pm

AND???

Well? Do I need to sell another llama? Is it TAD Time again? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:53 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
AND???

Well? Do I need to sell another llama? Is it TAD Time again? lol!

Ha! I am in the middle of a cold/ bought of allergies so I can't smell a thing. It was a real bummer last night. I jarred up a pound of EMP and could not smell any of it so I decided to hold off on opening the Stonehenge tin.

I bought some claratin and am popping sudaphed in hopes of being sufficiently doped up enough tonight to enjoy something, even a bowl of Prince Albert.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:59 pm

I smoked a bowl of it... and it was...different to say the least. I've never had a Lakeland blend but I think it shared some of those characteristics. I didn't love it, but I think it is going to be sweeter in due time.

Kind of reminded me of Erinmore Flake, which is meh.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:04 pm

Honestly it made me want to load up a bowl of Fillmore! Which is my current favorite, better every time! But the Stonehenge was not bad, just not live at first puff.
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:50 pm

Whew!!!!!! What a relief! Saved by 'meh........' Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:51 pm

Now I thought I had time to think on this, but received this from Pipes and Cigars:

" GL Pease released a special tobacco, in cooperation with John Gawith, in December of 2001 called Stonehenge Flake. It consisted of tobaccos from Brazil, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, including excellent Malawi Burley, to which a dash of St. James Perique and a unique top-note were added, then pressed and sliced into flakes. Due to the rarity of the tobaccos, only 1500 tins were made. Those that have remained show that this blend ages spectacularly. Good fortune shone on Greg again, so he's able to bring back one more run of this thing of legends. Get some for now and to stash away, but do it quickly before it goes away forever.

- Russ"

So, I guess the question is, is this a limited release or not?

Anybody know for sure?
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:34 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:


So, I guess the question is, is this a limited release or not?

Anybody know for sure?

OW,

Based on the information on Greg Pease's website, I am 99.8% certain that his intent is to keep this blend within the GLP catalog permanently.

Here's a bit of what Greg wrote - In 2001, the late John Gawith (Gawith Hoggarth & Co.) and I collaborated to create an all new Virginia/perique flake. It was a pleasure working with John, and the result, Stonehenge Flake, was met with overwhelming enthusiasm. Though originally produced as a limited edition of approximately 1500 2oz tins, the continued high-regard of this tobacco, along with repeated requests to recreate it, made bringing it back as a regular blend an obvious choice. It took some doing, but thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, we were able to bring Stonehenge back to life.

As far as the 1500 2oz tins go, that was the related to the original production...

Then again, I have been known to be wrong from time to time. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Stonehenge Flake   Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:33 pm

Smoking some Stonehenge today and I agree with the comparisons  to G&H's Louisiana Flake. Now I don't care for Louisiana Flake but I did enjoy smoking Stonehenge. The floral note is persistent throughout the bowl, so I would imagine that folks that don't like the trace of rose geranium in tobaccos like Kendal Flake and Grasmere won't care for this. Not a world beater by any stretch, more of a mid-range, bit of bright, bit of dark Kendal tobacco.
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