Verso traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied Virginias

Verso traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied Virginias

Slices are very regular

We are not exactly blessed mediante the UK, with the promozione geniuses from the tobacco companies withholding some of the choicest blends from our shores. Orlik, MacBaren and Scandinavian Tobacco amongst others produce some mighty fermo blends that we will never see, so when an importer releases per new range of tobaccos, it would be duro not to try them ! Yes I know that this blend is supposed to be verso match for Dunhill but it is also verso basta tobacco mediante its own right. It is presented well with some beautifully made flakes per the canone turno tin. Per mix of bright and darker Virginias, with per subtle tin fetore reminiscent of sweet hay and raisins with some light baking spice. Moisture is a little over ideal, but rubbed out and left for half an hour or so, it lights well and burns evenly and relatively slowly. The flavour is on the citrus side of the spectrum, but with some bread taccuino added and a little spice for interest. Also some sweet raisin notes, but less dark fruit than Black Flake. It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well sicuro a gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is mai tendency to harshness and it is a really rewarding smoke. The room note is pleasant and not too overpowering and would probably be enjoyed by non smokers. I like Virginias and this is definitely one onesto try and has some potential for ageing, since if it is this good as a fresh blend, then it could be stellar with verso few years on it. An easy 4 stars.

This blend can bite you if you don’t allow some drying time and rub it out too small. I had only one unpleasant smoke from this tin and this when I did not stick sicuro the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or giammai bite and much improvement in the flavour. Definitely one onesto sip gently and maybe use the “Breath” technique. Certainly not per blend esatto be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.

Often offered as per ‘clone’ for Dunhill Flake? Well, big words! That was quite per revered smoke, so let’s see if that’s rhetorical nonsense!

It presents itself as rectangular, sensitivo brown, nicely hydrated, not too thick, flakes. I usually fully rub and esatto do so with these takes mai effort.

The moisture, and fine consistency rubbing achieves, enables simple ignition. From first light I get an upbeat, Virginia, smoke. For the first Esempi di profilo xpress third it’s per lemon, citrus, flavour which leads. Once the initial third has passed per honey-like sweetness joins durante, somewhat placating the fervent ‘zest’ from the citrus. Although it calms the raucous character, it doesn’t push it completely aside; the citrus note is still formidable. It burns at per sensitivo speed, and after smoking over half verso tin I haven’t had a celibe bite.

Charatan Flake? Well, as for it’s resemblance to Dunhill Flake I can only go from taccuino here; which often state that as citrusy and sweet. So, that said, I don’t think it’s that far away! But, even though I can’t smoke DHF esatto compagno, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be a smashing smoke for per morning per the summer:

Well, I think Charatans have redeemed themselves after the Eventide debacle! After comparing them side by side I find this nearly indistinguishable from Dunhill Flake, which makes me per happy man.

Per full hour of drying time is not too much and it is easy onesto underestimate the moisture contained per some flakes

Sopra the tin we have very neatly cut stacks of light brown flakes with seams of gold throughout. Puzzo con the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart per your palms with the same ease the Dunhill flake did, and moisture content is at the upper end of ok for smoking.

It takes a light with perhaps a little more rete di emittenti, but that may be my newly opened tin being a bit moist still. It burns even and slow, rewarding the patient, relaxed smoker over the puffer. All bright Virginia tobaccos do, I think “breath smoking” is the best method: clench the pipe, breathe through your nose, and as you do, take small sips of smoke, letting them out through the pipe. This brings out delicious bready, grassy flavours, with hay and per hint of dried fruit sweetness. To my taste, this flake has more of per new mown grass taste than the bread and hay of Dunhill Flake, that said its per fresh tin, it may be with age this becomes more like it.

It needs verso couple of relights, doesn’t gurgle, and smokes esatto per little dottle. It works very nicely sopra per large pipe, and I like esatto smoke these tobaccos con per Canadian. It can get verso bit hot, although like the Dunhill Flake it doesn’t seem sicuro be a biter. Just put the pipe down esatto cool if it’s warming up, it is delicious when relit.

All in all, a satisfying, mild Virginia flake, and onesto me, per perfectly good substitute for Dunhill Flake. So far, from verso new, freshly opened tin, I don’t get quite as much of the biscuity, bready, malty complexity that Dunhill Flake had, but this may be paio to lack of age and relatively high moisture content. As such, for now, three stars, but if it improves with age and a little drying time, I may well upgrade it.

Given verso little time sicuro air, it’s even closer puro the hay and bread sweetness of the last incarnations of Dunhill Flake. I’m going puro put verso few tins away preciso mature, and have upgraded my review puro four stars, as I honestly don’t think I’d be able preciso distinguish between them in verso blind tasting.

This is verso simple rich and sweet Virginia. Mild con body and rich sopra fetore. Similar puro the bright CR flake virginia from Gawith & Hoggarth. Really good for a smoke at any time mediante the day. The smell is the very common to the pressed Virginia. Figues, raisins and dryed apricots. Extremely good and pleasant.

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