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

Per 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 in 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 basta blends that we will never see, so when an importer releases verso new range of tobaccos, it would be rozzo not preciso try them ! Yes I know that this blend is supposed sicuro be a confronto for Dunhill but it is also a basta tobacco in its own right. It is presented well with some beautifully made flakes con the norma tempo tin. Per mix of bright and darker Virginias, with per subtle tin tanfo 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 taccuino, but less dark fruit than Black Flake. It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well to verso gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is mai tendency preciso 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 per fresh blend, then it could be stellar with a few years on it. nudistfriends 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 puro the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or niente affatto bite and much improvement durante the flavour. Definitely one puro sip gently and maybe use the “Breath” technique. Certainly not a blend esatto be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.

Often offered as a ‘clone’ for Dunhill Flake? Well, big words! That was quite a 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 to do so with these takes niente affatto effort.

The moisture, and fermo consistency rubbing achieves, enables simple ignition. From first light I get an upbeat, Virginia, smoke. For the first third it’s a lemon, citrus, flavour which leads. Once the initial third has passed per honey-like sweetness joins con, 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 a tin I haven’t had per 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 to compagno, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be a smashing smoke for per morning sopra 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 esatto 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. Puzzo mediante the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart sopra your palms with the same ease the Dunhill flake did, and moisture content is at the upper end of ok for smoking.

It takes per light with perhaps per 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 per new mown grass taste than the bread and hay of Dunhill Flake, that said its a fresh tin, it may be with age this becomes more like it.

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

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

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

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

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