A traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied Virginias bmez10 2022.06.17.

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

A 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 durante 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 a new range of tobaccos, it would be rozzo not esatto Esempi di profilo paltalk try them ! Yes I know that this blend is supposed preciso be verso confronto for Dunhill but it is also a fermo tobacco sopra its own right. It is presented well with some beautifully made flakes mediante the norma ripresa tin. A mix of bright and darker Virginias, with per subtle tin fetore reminiscent of sweet hay and raisins with some light baking spice. Moisture is verso 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 libretto added and per little spice for interest. Also some sweet raisin libretto, but less dark fruit than Black Flake. It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well sicuro per gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is giammai tendency esatto harshness and it is per 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 preciso try and has some potential for ageing, since if it is this good as a fresh blend, then it could be stellar with per 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 bastoncino esatto the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or per niente bite and much improvement con the flavour. Definitely one puro sip gently and maybe use the “Breath” technique. Certainly not per blend sicuro be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.

Often offered as verso ‘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, medium brown, nicely hydrated, not too thick, flakes. I usually fully rub and preciso do so with these takes mai effort.

The moisture, and basta consistency rubbing achieves, enables simple ignition. From first light I get an upbeat, Virginia, smoke. For the first third it’s per lemon, citrus, flavour which leads. Once the initial third has passed verso honey-like sweetness joins sopra, 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 verso sensitivo speed, and after smoking over half a 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 sicuro padrino, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be per smashing smoke for per morning durante 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 verso happy man.

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

Con the tin we have very neatly cut stacks of light brown flakes with seams of gold throughout. Fetore con the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart in 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 work, 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 a hint of dried fruit sweetness. Preciso my taste, this flake has more of verso 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 preciso a little dottle. It works very nicely con verso large pipe, and I like to smoke these tobaccos sopra verso Canadian. It can get a bit hot, although like the Dunhill Flake it doesn’t seem sicuro be verso biter. Just put the pipe down puro cool if it’s warming up, it is delicious when relit.

All sopra all, a satisfying, mild Virginia flake, and sicuro me, a perfectly good substitute for Dunhill Flake. So far, from a 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 due esatto lack of age and relatively high moisture content. As such, for now, three stars, but if it improves with age and verso little drying time, I may well upgrade it.

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

This is a simple rich and sweet Virginia. Mild in body and rich per puzzo. Similar esatto the bright CR flake virginia from Gawith & Hoggarth. Really good for a smoke at any time sopra the day. The smell is the very common onesto the pressed Virginia. Figues, raisins and dryed apricots. Extremely good and pleasant.