Blended by Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Irish Flake is an equal parts mix of air-cured, flue cured and dark fired tobaccos. A pure tobacco taste, it is strong and sweet with hints of anise and is a little fruity. Recommended for the experienced pipe smoker. Hmmm. Let’s see if I am experienced enough.
How Packaged: 50 g Tin
Style: Burley Based
Tobacco Used: Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 08/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 pipe
Price Point: $8.99
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL, but you can
get it in the CigFed Store HERE
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Tin/Jar Note: Lovely, deep smoked raisin and plum notes.
Visual: Nicely formed squares of dark, pressed tobaccos with light tan Virginias dotted in.
Flavors: Strong and smokey, with fruity notes and hints of anise.
Smoking Experience: Strong, smokey, natural tobacco body. Nice occasional fruit notes. And only the occasional lighting needed.
Tobacco Strength: Full
Room Note: Tolerable
Comparable Tobacco: No particular one comes to mind, but it would have to be strong and full bodied.
Conclusion: Irish Flake is good, and I wouldn’t turn it down. I do really enjoy the flake and the flavors were good. Not totally in my wheelhouse, but not too far outside. I’d grab a tin to keep on hand if it was on sale.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale