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Erinmore Flake Pipe Tobacco
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Erinmore Flake

Erinmore Flake is a time-honored blend consisting of choice Virginias and Burleys which are topped with a unique combination of fruit essences and then pressed for three days to mature the leaf and embed the flavor into the tobacco. It's then sliced for easy preparation.

NOTE: The pineapple on the label is an old-time symbol for hospitality. Despite its appearance on the tin, the top-dressing contains no pineapple flavor.

Please note: Due to a recent packaging change, Erinmore Flake may come in a round tin, rather than the square tin pictured.

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Overall Rating4.38 out of 5 Based on 53 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Erinmore Flake”

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5 out of 5
Very good taste! I like it so much! I think i’ll buy it again
4 out of 5
It will ghost your pipe.
It will ghost your pipe. If you want to try this blend I would recommend dedicating a pipe. I don’t smoke many aromatics. But this is a favorite. I’m not sure the fruity top note, maybe apricots? And has a juice fruit smell from the tin. Smoke slow as it can get a little bite.
4 out of 5
Nice topped flake
These flakes have a decent nic hit and a complex topping that is there in just the right intensity. You mostly taste the tobaccos, but the topping is there to add a little something. Nice blend. Will order again.
5 out of 5
My life long favourite!
My life long favourite!
5 out of 5
lit aromatic
I have always buy a tin Erinmore flake when I want a good change in my pipe smoking. It has a little sweetness lit aromatic great flavor.I have been buying this from the 1970es.
5 out of 5
The Best Of The Best
5 out of 5
Longtime friend.
Erinmore Flake was the second non-drugstore type of tobacco that I purchased many decades ago. I loved Erinmore Flake immediately, and it has remained a solid favorite since. While i generally don't dabble in aromatics, this one remains a staple in my rotation. In fact, I think I will open another tin right now. Good stuff here, although I do wish they would go back to the square and rectangular tins. They fit into fishing vest pockets better than the round tins.(By the way, the first was Escudo.)
5 out of 5
New Erinmore Just as Good as Original.
I recently ordered this pipe tobacco and have really enjoyed it. It reminded me of many years ago when I was just beginning to smoke a pipe. I experimented with as many different blends as my limited income would allow and Erinmore was a favorite when I could afford it during my college years. It tastes just as good now as it did 50 or so years ago!!!
5 out of 5
One of my go to Tobaccos for any occasion.
A good moist flake tobacco. The apple is subtler than it could be. The flakes are thin but easy to fold and roll, or fluff to your liking. I do not like the new round tin. I miss the old square one. But this is a good alternitive to a Navy Flake or cake tobacco. It screams old world with the fine blend and will keep you coming back.
4 out of 5
Good Flavorful Smoke
I have always enjoyed Erinmore, I do prefer the mix to the flake though.
5 out of 5
Great flavor
A lot like St Bruno used to be at a much better price.
5 out of 5
My husband likes it a
My husband likes it a lot
4 out of 5
Good tobacco experience
I was pleasantly surprised with this tobacco. I enjoyed the flavor, and would definitely order some more!
5 out of 5
great smoke
Aways agrat smoke i am going to let it age for a while in the tin not being opened
5 out of 5
Erinmore Flake pipe tobacco
The best tobacco ever. The only one that does not burn the tongue no matter the amount of smoking
5 out of 5
On time delivery
On time delivery
4 out of 5
very acceptable
A little temperamental about moisture level, needs to be just right to stay lit without burning too hot. Overall a very acceptable flake.
5 out of 5
Flake tobacoes are to me, a little fussy. This one is always a little damp and sticky and doesn’t rub out well in my palm. I cut a flake in half across the grain with a scissors, loosen up the strands a little and and insert loosely longitudinally into the pipe bowl. Repeat with the other half. The length of the cut strands nearly comes to the top of the bowl so I am smoking the longitudinal strands down from one end to the other. Loose is good because the tobacco expands in the pipe. One whole flake fills one bowl. The way I smoke, periodic relights are needed. The reward is a pleasantly full bodied smoke with subtle hints of fruit and a wife-approved room note. The fuss is worth it.
5 out of 5
Wasn't sure what to expect
I ordered this on a whim and wasn't sure what to expect, I was surprised when it got here, the tin note reminded me of Juicy Fruit Gum. I tried it first in the fold and stuff method and it was just ok, when I rubbed it out WOW what an explosion of flavours, I had to make sure I was smoking the same tobacco. Rubbed out you can taste all the different nuances of this blend, a little grassy, a little citrusy just a fantastic all around smoke and I will be keeping some on hand from now on.
5 out of 5
this one should be in bulk
great flake smells good in the tin crumbles very well taste great to bottom of bowl.WIsh it came in bulk.
5 out of 5
great old time flake
erinmore flake wish it was sold by the pound.
5 out of 5
Erinmore flake WOW
My first time smoking a flake. I picked the right 1. A great smoke, very nice aroma. I rub mine out and let it dry, then I load up. Give it a try tou won't be disappointed.
3 out of 5
Not bad.
Not bad.
5 out of 5
Great everyday tobacco.
I've been looking for a long time. I believe I have found my go to Pipe Tobacco. The taste is fantastic.
5 out of 5
A Tasty Virginia Flake.
If you like Orlik Golden Sliced, you will probably like this.
5 out of 5
Exceptionally fast service!
We are always surprised at how quickly the orders are processed and shipped.
4 out of 5
Erinmore Flake revisited
The blend was not as good as I remembered it when I had I years ago. It seem like it was aged longer years ago. Maybe it's just because I have aged and my tastes have changed. I still enjoyed it though. Still very smooth.
4 out of 5
Better in rectangular tin
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
Very smooth smoke
4 out of 5
I think its a pretty good blend. I could see this becoming a daily smoke. That being said near the last quarter of the bowl it starts to taste very ashey. I know some might say thats expected but I never really notice it with other blends. Id say if you've ever been interested in this blend give it a try.
4 out of 5
Amazing all these years later.
I'm an occasional pipe smoker who tends to take extended breaks away from enjoying my pipes. After a ten year absence, I was was rummaging through my collection the other night and came across a tin of this that I bought 21 years ago. It was one of my first forays into finer aromatic blends. Wow, it's much better than I recall from those days of yester-year!
4 out of 5
Not a fan of virginia's, but even I can enjoy and appreciate this flake. Great starter virginia. Nice fruity top note thats not overwhelming.
4 out of 5
They got it right
I'm not a tobacco snob and like all types. Erinmore is my go to flake when I want a flavorful smoke, and I find it smokes best taking it slowly. Love the flavor. If you are thinking about trying Erinmore you won't be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Erinmore Flake tobacco
Excellent smoke
5 out of 5
Another great teachable moment in pipe blends
The tin is perfect, the paper inside is neat, the tobacco itself is fairly moist, neatly flaked and the tin note greets you with fruit and nut. It is a very neat and tidy overall product. The tin is perfect for a jacket pocket. I did not care for the blend at first, mainly because I do inhale every couple of puffs and found that it was too harsh for my throat. This, and I just wasn't getting that much flavor out of it compared to my other aromatics. Within a few days I took about 3/4 of it and gave it to a friend. Well, last night I was putting another tin away and noticed I still had some Erinmore left so I lit up a bowl only to realize that I never gave this blend a chance. When I first got the blend I puffed away (or sipped, whatever...I know how to smoke) searching for it's essence like some would-be connoisseur and could not find it. Some pass-times are lessons in life. Golf is the same way. Even though I know to relax, take a practice swing, plan the shot etc etc, it still takes me a few holes to do that, and sometimes I make it through a whole round before I realize I was rushing, or not doing X. Same thing with pipes. If you rush a pipe and don't have your routine, if you're not in the right mind frame, you won't get the true experience and you're just blowing smoke. If you just want to puff away you should save that for a cheapo blend. Many of these reviews strike me as coming from would-be connoisseurs who are dissecting the product instead of experiencing it. A book and/or a conversation on a comfy leather couch and a pipe is the experience...separating the experience from the tobacco is like separating intimacy from love and turning the act into a series of positions and sensations. Yes, I know I went too far with that, but we pipe smokers are known to ruminate, are we not?
5 out of 5
Excellent company to work with
My husband smokes a pipe and is very pleased with his Tobacco
1 out of 5
Not for me. too harsh,hard to light
5 out of 5
My favorite pipe tobacco. Wonderful
My favorite pipe tobacco. Wonderful rich aroma and flavor. Erinmore Flake is a true classic of pipe tobaccos. One of the legendary Virginia/Burley Mixtures. The flavor is a fruity yet natural tobacco smoke. I enjoy it all day and in all seasons.
5 out of 5
Smooth and tasty
My favorite flake for morning smokes or quiet evenings. Mild to medium in body. Just good tobacco.
3 out of 5
When Nixon Was King
Not as robust and aromatic as it was when Nixon was in the White House, the last time I smoked it. Still, a cool, slightly sweet and pleasant smoke. I rub it out and add it to other blends or smoke it straight. I am happy with it. There are better Virginia Flakes.
4 out of 5
Good but not great.
Light top note of fruit. Burns wet, so dry it out a little before you smoke it. Give me Royal Yacht!
2 out of 5
The first few smokes were interesting but it had a sour aftertaste that turned me off. Gave up mid-way thru the tin. Based on other reviews, I may revisit later. Perhaps a bad tin?
Didn't finish the tin.
4 out of 5
My first flake.
It took me some experimenting as this is my first flake. I finally learned that I like this rubbed out. It also required slow smoking to avoid some bite, but I like it a lot and will probably buy it again. It has a sweetness that I like.
3 out of 5
nothing special
Erinmore Flake is nothing special. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either.
5 out of 5
Didn't Know what I was missing!
As a dedicated Virginia flake smoker, I have been remiss for many years never having tried Erinmore Flake. Too bad! I never knew what I was missing---I had to order some more right in an attempt to catch up on lost time. I am particularly fond of its composition of Dark Burley and Virginia tobaccos. It has a subtle berry taste that is hardly noticeable, and it improves as the smoke continues. Now, where is that mail carrier?
2 out of 5
Good but not up to similar blends from McClellend
Good but not up to similar blends from McClellend. Mild and balanced but just seems not to reach what some other's offer. Too bad because I have heard good reviews for Erinmore.
3 out of 5
One of a Kind
I can't decide if this tobacco is an aromatic or just topped differently. It has a distinct flavor that grows on you.
5 out of 5
Flake convert!!
Ok so I usually don't leave reviews! With that said here I go. I'm new to pipe smoking and have been favoring aromtic blends with the occasional carter hall/ non aromatic tobacco. I have already established at this time that I just don't like latakia/ English tobaccos. This is my first flake so generally I let it sit out overnight and just rubbed one out. Wow!! What a fabulous and tasty smoke with a decent kick of nicotine! I will always keep some around and if this is what flake tobacco is all about then I'm sold!! I can't wait to try the fold and stuff method.
4 out of 5
Very good smooth smoke
Very good smooth smoke.
4 out of 5
Make sure to Fold and Stuff on this one, or you're missing out!
My initial two bowls were had after rubbing the tobacco out. I didn't see what the fuss was about. Rather unimaginative, if not bland. Jut for kicks, I "fold and stuff"-ed it on the third bowl, and WOW what a difference! The flavors are so much more defined this way! It raised from a shaky three star to a solid 4.5 stars for me. I can see why it was Tolkein's fav! On the down side, it is very difficult to get started, but once it does, great, gorgeous plumes of smoke!
5 out of 5
Erinmore Flake Tobacco
Great service with a great pipe tobacco.
5 out of 5
My husband loves it and
My husband loves it and has bee using it for many years
5 out of 5
An old standby
I'm not just sure how long I have been smoking Erinmore Flake; decades, that's for certain. It was one of the first non-drug store blends I encountered and has been a part of my pipe smoking since. While my tastes have moved on to the "English Style" blends, I always keep several tins of Erinmore close at hand. The finer nuances of flavor "profile" are mostly lost on me. I do know that this is a consistently reliable flake. Most often using the fold and stuff way of packing my pipe, it may take several charring lights, but burns evenly thereafter. Medium/mild, nice room note, and slow burning with a bit if sweetness, it has been a favorite for more decades than I like to think about.
Customer Testimonials
So far I have only burned through one can of Erinmore Flake. I have another aging in my cellar. It was definitely rather sweet and fruity, and pleasantly so. It burned cool. It reminded me of a tobacco called "Danish Fruit Cake" in a can distributed by World Tabac, which is no longe available. If you like some fruit in your smoke, give it a try.
PP of Crystal Lake, IL
Okay, so the pineapple does not denote flavor only hospitality. With that said - this flake does, to my palate indeed have a "fruity" flavor. It's not over-bearing, very much in the background. I wouldn't even had classified this as an "aromatic". It's a VA flake, and a good one at that, though there is a unique top dressing. I adore flakes and smoke more flake than anything else - pounds of the stuff. Erinmore is a nice change of pace. The natural sweetness, and citrusy and tea notes are there, and augmented with the top dressing. Instead of a glass of sweet tea with lemon, it's sweet tea with a slice of orange or mango. Quality flake, does tend to need a little drying out time. I generally open my tin the night before, less it breath over-night and then she's ready to go until the tin is empty. Little to no bite, wonderful room note and pleasant after taste. I have found that it leave no discernable ghost in the briar. Quality leaf, a nice change of pace for the flake lover. Just go in knowing it's topped, and enjoy it for what it is, the "juicy fruit" of flake tobacco's.
TS of Tulsa, OK
This is one of two flakes I have tried so far and I really enjoy it, the other being Mac Baren Navy. I find it smoother then the Mb Navy. I find it can be a bit of a pain getting it lit initially but once its going I'm good to go. After trying it for the first time I ordered 2 more tins. This is definitely one that I will be purchasing 2 at a time for cellaring.
WS of monmouth, IL
I have tried a few VA. flakes and this is not my favorite. I don't taste the citrus that is supposed to be present. It is just kind of plain with a bad after taste. But to each his own I tried it because a lot of people like it. You just never know.
MK of Schaumburg, IL
It a very good, mild tobacco. It's under the same company as Orlik Golden sliced; and I think the taste runs very similar. People who love Virginias, or those looking to step away from heavily cased aromatics, should enjoy Erinmore.
ND of Morristown, TN
I've yet to make up my mind about Erinmore Flake. I've had three bowls so far and it has yet to impress, but it may have to do with my inexperience with flakes. I've left the lid off the tin overnight twice to help dry it out, but it still smokes hot. I only taste steam and none of the bright Virginias and fruit flavor I'd expect. I will endure, however. Word is this was J.R.R. Tolkien's go-to tobacco so I'm determined to like it. :-)
BE of Alvarado, TX
Apologies for copy/pasting my review from Tobacco Reviews, but here goes: Erinmore Flake is one of only about 3 of my experiences with tinned tobacco, and my first flake. The smell of a freshly opened tin is absolutely wonderful, a smell that reminds me of the taste of sweet iced tea and dried apricots. Surprisingly enough, these notes carried in the smoking quite well, something that rarely happens with any of the locally blended aromatics that I smoke. Not heeding the warnings of letting a flake dry out for 10-20 minutes or so, I will say I had some problems with lighting, relighting... but this did not seem to adversely affect the flavor. After experimenting with some rope tobacco the night before, the mildness of the nicotine was a welcome change from the sledgehammer that is typical of rope. I really enjoyed this tobacco. I used it to break in a brand new pipe, and I have decided that Erinmore will always have a place on my tobacco shelf, and will be the only blend I smoke in this new pipe.
JD of Clearwater, FL
One of my all around flake tobacco favourites. Outstanding Virginia comes through with just enough sweet, vanilla cream topdressing to make anyone happy. If you inhale, as I do, several times a bowl, it is as easy on the throat as a pretty blonde is on the eyes. Tin note is excellent, but it is very moist out of the can. I like to dry the flakes in a jar for a couple of days before smoking it. Not as complex as Peterson flake, but a very nice smoke indeed.
KS of Princeton, MO
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