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For all of the P&C Faithful who were concerned that Dunhill tobaccos had disappeared forever - good news! The blends are back using the same exact blends and tobaccos, coming from the same factory. The only thing that's different is that they are now under the Peterson name. Even the classic artwork remains.
If you're a fan of all-Virginia flakes, your cellar isn't complete without some tins of Peterson Flake. bright yellow flue-cured tobaccos are combined with red/orange Virginias which are matured under pressure and sliced. The flavors are sweet with hay and grassy notes with a hint of citrus. It's wonderful fresh but it is magnificent with some age on it.
Dunhill Flake is a fantastic tobacco and my go-to favorite. It was the tobacco that made me say "Oh, yeah, I'm a pipe smoker." Succulent, flavorful with just the right amount of Virginia sweetness. Savory room note that gives up little if anything to aromatics. Copious smoke. In between pipes, I can't wait for the next bowl. It's good when rubbed out but even better when folded and stuffed. Don't be scared off by flakes, it's easier and neater to stuff a folded flake than a bunch of ribbon. I was somewhat disappointed with Capstan Blue, finding it bland, but this exceeded my expectations. Another tin of this will accompany every order I place.
Excellent medium strength flake that is made from the highest quality tobaccos. This is a regular in my rotation.
A friend gave me a tin off this as a gift a little over a year ago. At the time I was still in search of the perfect aromatic. I have recently fallen in love with the Virginia Flake. I came across this tin while cleaning out my office desk and immediately opened to satisfy my curiosity. I was not disappointed! Upon opening the tin, I was greeted by a soothing sweet aroma. I packed a bowl and enjoyed a relaxing, mild to medium smoke with a citrusy finish from beginning to end. I definitely recommend this flake to anyone looking for a solid staple in their rotation.
I was looking for a simple Virginia blend with which to season a new pipe, and as I am a beginning piper, I asked friends for a good suggestion. Dunhill Flake may be a lot more elegant than one needs to season a briar. The flakes were very moist and flexible with a tangy, fermented odor in the tin. In the pipe, it stayed lit with minimal preparation . In fact, I've rubbed this, folded it, cut it into cubes and rubbed it into ribbons. It burns well regardless of how it's prepared. Highly recommended from a beginner's naive standpoint. High price and luxury tobaccos characterize this one; were I more advanced on my pipe odyssey, I might be able to say something more intelligent about this blend, which I really like. Burns easily down to a fine light gray ash. No relights were required after a couple tries early in the bowl. This is nice stuff, but if one is looking to season a new pipe, I'd bet that there are cheaper products that would do the trick.
An absolutely wonderful, smooth, clean smoke with hints of citrus and hay. The best virginia flake that you can find, superior to FVF by far, and it is amazing when allowed to age for a good period. Highly recommended to virginia lovers, it is an anytime smoke that gives a relaxing slight nicotine flow. Love it!
I have been finding myself smoking various tobaccos to narrow down a favorite. Well I belive I have found a tobacco to go into my top three. Nice sweet flavor, medium body and absolutely no bite at all. Tin note is sweet, maybe raison note, but the Virginias just dominate. Room note, wife likes it so its going into my main rotation.
A great quality, heavy and full Virginia. I love Capstan blue, but sometimes it isn't 'heavy' enough for my palette. Dunhill fills in nicely when I want a richer experience.