McClelland's No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake is a blend of rich orange and red Virginians with a dose of St. James Perique, to keep it interesting.
No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake
How Packaged: Bulk
Tobacco Used: Perique & Virginia
Cut: Broken Flake
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 6/14/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Simple $40 pipe
Price Point: $4.28/oz
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Very smokey. Lots of hickory and mesquite wood notes.
Visual: Pressed, cut squares of stalk-like tobacco slivers with light tan speckles.
Flavors: This is a very straightforward tobacco. Simple, natural Virginia tobacco flavors, with some Perique in there for a little after bite.
Smoking Experience: The first bowl needed to be relit quite a bit, but the second bowl smoked perfectly from start to finish. So I believe that the first one was a fluke. Nice easy going smoke, nothing spectacular to note, but it was enjoyable.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: Not sure really.
Conclusion: No. 2015 Virginia Perique Flake is a solid tobacco. Great to have if you are looking for something stable and steady to smoke.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When It's On Sale"