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Peterson Flake

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.

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Overall Rating4.74 out of 5 Based on 43 Ratings

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3 out of 5
A nice smoke with a
A nice smoke with a bit of sweetness. The tongue bite wasn’t bad at all. Just on the lighting draw when you take in large breaths. It’s straight Virginia with nothing else. This isn’t a 5 star, but I will buy it again.
5 out of 5
Perfect Flake!!!
This is probably my new go-to everyday/meat n potatoes Tobacco. This provided a experience like I’ve never experienced. Very fresh and grassy. Slight bakery taste to add on to the grass. Not crazy full flavored, not a lot going on, just pure, fresh and amazing Virginia! 10/10
5 out of 5
Very smooth with nice taste
Very smooth with nice taste and good flavor.
5 out of 5
So far I'm really enjoying
So far I'm really enjoying this. I'm getting used to rolling out a sheet and lighting up. I have purchased several Peterson tobaccos and every one of them has been exceptional in taste and quality.
5 out of 5
Very smooth, no bite or harshness. Didn't expect this from Virginia. Keeps lit as most flake. Great for 1st morning smoke with coffee. Of course, good through rest of day. May be a tad too mild for end of day.
5 out of 5
A great tasting great smoking non Aeromatic
I have always liked Dunhill Flake now Peterson Flake. it is sweet, grassy with a hint of fruit, it smokes light, leaves a good room note, and is not overpowering in the nicotine department. This is my all time favorite tobacco. Its not aromatic or flavored, I highly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Old favorite. Just like it
Old favorite. Just like it always has been.
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
Good quality tobacco and great prices on your site.
5 out of 5
Very nice flake Virginia -
Very nice flake Virginia - not quite a heavy as some - a real treat.
4 out of 5
only two provisos mentioned earlier
3 out of 5
It's ok
It's ok
4 out of 5
Orlick golden flake is better out of tin
Ogs is better out of tin, however with age, 6 months min. Dunhill flake blows it ogs out of water with same age
5 out of 5
This virginia perique is fantastic the natural sweetness is there nicotine isn’t overpowering to me is just perfect ...
3 out of 5
Good, but not a favorite.
Good smoke, but not my favorite, a little on the harsh side for me.
5 out of 5
Great straight VA.
Grassy and subtle at first and then amazing over time. I can’t wait to age a tin for a decade.
5 out of 5
Best Flake
Still searching for a bulk flake that matches Dunhill Flake. For pure taste nothing matches what Dunhill Flake brings. Never a bad bowl or worrying about consistency. Simply the best that I have tried.
5 out of 5
Another Great Smoke
This flake is as one would expect from Dunhill. Easy to rub out leaving uniform threads, packs well lights easy, burns evenly leaving a light gray ash.
5 out of 5
Tasty, fresh out of the tin; even better with a bit of age.
5 out of 5
Cat’s pajamas of flakes
I hope this going out of business thing is a charade.
5 out of 5
VA fans get some of this before they stop making it.. it will become scarce soon enough
4 out of 5
Nice Flake!
1/2 through the tin and I am enjoying it. I chose to rub it out because it was easier to light and maintain. Good job Dunhill
5 out of 5
My "go to" standard.
I recently returned to pipe smoking after many years smoking only cigars and am in the process of trying out a number of different pipe tobaccos. Dunhill Flake is my "go to" standard for comparison: the taste and aroma of high quality clean, pure, unadulterated Virginia tobacco. Any tobacco that can't meet or beat it for shear smoking pleasure gets left behind. So far, very few others have made the grade.
5 out of 5
The best of all-Virginia tobaccos
One of my absolute favorites smokes. Tastes sweet, fresh, and outdoorsy. No bite, clean ash. I'm in a panic because I heard a rumor that Dunhill won't be offering pipe tobacco much longer!
5 out of 5
Dunhill Flake
Nice mellow taste good room note
5 out of 5
Delicious Virginia goodness
A delicious, sweet Virginia flake. The flavor develops nicely as the bowl progresses
5 out of 5
Rich, Fine Tobacco
My favorite flake, bar none.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I found this to be very mild and enjoyable. This could easily be an everyday smoke. I did not notice any tongue bite. The flakes had the perfect amount of moisture and they burned very well and evenly. Don't hesitate to buy this tin, you will find yourself ordering more for the cellar.
5 out of 5
Surprisingly Good!
I've tried quite a few flakes, but this one is in my top three. It's a Virginia. That's it. I don't detect a topping. Just a nice smooth Virginia flake. No perique, no rum flavor, just Virginias, and some very smooth Virginias at that. Mildly sweet, with a hay-like smell from the tin. Let a few flakes sit out for a bit to dry, then pack it up, whichever way you choose. I will definitely be ordering some more of this one for sure!
5 out of 5
Like Tobacco Gold
Dunhill Flake is so good I don't want to open the stored tins of it I have, desiring to save them all, like gold.
5 out of 5
My favorite tobacco
Dunhill Flake has been my favorite tobacco since I started smoking a pipe five years ago and has never been knocked off the perch despite several tins of other blends that have followed. DF is a straight Virginia blend with a light topping that seems to amplify the natural sweetness of the Virginias. The Virginia has a citrus and grassy sweetness that is really a one of a kind taste. There are some that come close. Capstan Blue comes to mind, but I have yet to find anything to top it.
5 out of 5
This flake is everything you want in a straight Virgnia. Flavor aroma and taste are what you can expect from Dunhill.
5 out of 5
Good old time type of
Good old time type of to a
5 out of 5
well worth the money
An excellent quality you can never go wrong with.
5 out of 5
I like Dunhill Flake very
I like Dunhill Flake very much and the quick delivery from P&!
5 out of 5
Buy two and put one in the cellar. Will only get better with age.
My favorite FVF
5 out of 5
Classic flake
This is a high quality and flavorful flake that burns well and is consistent throughout the smoke. I prefer this flake to other quality flakes such as FVF and Capstan.
5 out of 5
I love it
Nice blend, you have to try it
5 out of 5
I smoked 3 Nuns for many years, and then they stopped making it. I was very happy when they came out with 3 Nuns again, but it isn't the same. Don't like it. I like Dunhill Flake, but not as well as 3 Nuns made in Scotland.
5 out of 5
Very happy with pipesandcigar as well,as the product they shipping ,good prices,easy to use web site. As far as the tobacco I think it's very similar to the or kin golden slice,hard to tel the difference, both great smokes out of the tin can .
5 out of 5
The Benchmark
I’ve tried a good many straight Virginia tobaccos and have liked most of them. My two favorites are Capstan (Blue) and Dunhill Flake. Of the two, the Dunhill gets my highest rating. Smoking a bowl of Dunhill Flake is one of the classic pipe smoking experiences. The blend of Virginias in it deliver all the aspects of that leaf, but without going overboard. There’s some hay there, some citrus, some sweetness, but no over emphasis on any of these. What you get is a clean, high quality Virginia that smokes cool and satisfyingly. It says clearly, “you are smoking the Benchmark Virginia blend.”
5 out of 5
The champagne of Virginia flakes
The tin note is figs and white grapes. This fine Virginia has an almost wine-like flavor. Rich Dunhill, the sweet and subtle Capstans, and the earthier Samuel Gawith Best Brown are to my palate the Three (or four) Bears of Virginia flake; one among them is bound to be just right.
3 out of 5
A light virginia slightly sweet
An occasional smoke, not enough heft for the punch I like
5 out of 5
Top notch Va Flake. The range of flavor is from grass to lemon. Plummy tin note should not discourage, the taste is unaffected. Burns smooth with no bite. Perfect for those looking to venture in to strait VA's.
Customer Testimonials
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.
JP of Bakersfield, CA
Excellent medium strength flake that is made from the highest quality tobaccos. This is a regular in my rotation.
JS of Pasadena, TX
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.
CB of Waco, TX
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.
PS of Faribault, MN
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!
JA of Slocomb, AL
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.
WB of Norwood, PA
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.
SS of Cincinnati, OH
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