Orlik Golden Sliced is a pressed flake tobacco that is produced by Orlik Tobacco Company. Orlik Golden sliced is available pretty much everywhere and comes in tins of 1.76 or 3.5 ounces. I have seen that it is available in pouches outside of the US.
There is a bit of debate on this tobacco. It is advertised that it uses “golden Virginia tobaccos with a touch of Perique”.
Depending on where you look there is a highly contested debate on whether the Golden Sliced actually contains Perique or Burley tobaccos. Since I am a “Pipe Dummy” I can’t comment on what the truth is, but this is the debate out there on the topic.
Here we go!
Orlik Golden Sliced
Brand: Orlik Tobacco Company
Package: 1.76 OZ Tin
Tobacco Used: Virginia and Perique
Bowls Smoked: Four
Date Purchased/Received: 11/1/2014
Pipe(s) Used: Savinelli Caramella Rustic 602
Price Point: $6.70 per 1.75 OZ Tin
Purchased: Gift from Catfish
Quick Note: I am working out a rating system, so stay tuned
Tin/Jar Note: It was sweet. There are notes of hay, caramel, citrus, and very subtle black pepper spice.
Tobacco Strength: Mild to Medium-ish
Room Note: It was enjoyable for me but I could see how people who don’t smoke cigars or are used to non-aromatic pipe tobacco might not enjoy it. I would compare it to smoke a Nicaragua puro.
Flavors: It was very sweet. Throughout the entire bowl the sweetness dominates and there are hints of cinnamon spice. There were notes of wood, which I would call oak that popped up during the bowl. There were very faint notes of citrus, which I would say were orange. Other than the sweetness, the rest of the notes you really had to focus on picking out.
Conclusion: I dug it. I wouldn’t say it was the most complex pipe tobacco I have smoked this far, say compared to the Frog Morton on the Bayou, but it was very enjoyable. The sweetness with the other notes mixed in provided a nice change of pace. I did find myself smoking faster due to the milder tobacco strength and got a bit of pipe bite.
I smoked two of my bowls by tearing the flake and two of them by folding the flake and putting it directly into the pipe. I definitely enjoyed the bowls where I tore the flake the best. This is probably because I am a dummy and folded the flake wrong.
Rating: For the price, it is really hard to beat. From my understanding the Golden Sliced will age well and I have picked up several tins to test this theory.