Former: Private Flake 50g

Product Number: 003-027-0001

Hans "Former" Nielsen began carving pipes in 1956 and has since become a legend of Danish pipe artistry with a worldwide following. In addition to his exquisite pipes, he's released his own line of pipe tobaccos — several of the blends fittingly named after briar's grain patterns.

Former's Private Flake features a mix of different Virginias from the United States, Africa, and India, plus Burley. The casing consists of several extracts such as fig-tree-fruit, tamarind, nut, truffle, apple syrup, and finally rounded with Irish top flavor.

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  • Components: Burley, Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
  • Family: Aromatic
Customer Reviews (7 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.14 out of 5 stars
Good stuff
May 16, 2021
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
I've smoked Cigars for 40 years and pipe tobbaco for 20, I would say this is as good as it gets for pipe tobbaco for me, I got my 1.5 lbs. When it's gone I'll order another couple pounds 2 tins at a time. It's great to blend with & adds body to to ju... Read More
Mild and sweet
July 02, 2019
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
The topping and casing is not very evident, very similar in taste to stockebby luxury twist flake with more sweetness but not enough to mask the tobacco, matter of fact i can barely taste it. Now the base is very balanced, virginia burly slow burning... Read More
January 26, 2019
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
An interesting semi aromatic. Very highest quality stoved virginia cased very lightly with fig and tamarind. I taste a subtle sour apple taste, too. There is burley but its far in the background. Reminds me of Gawith's BS flake...exclusive to the dan... Read More
great taste
May 29, 2018
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
Second review. This is a blend which may divide. If you love to smell your baccy, this is for you. Slow burning, economical, once/twice a week at night. The smaller round tins and labels are a bonus.
Great blend
January 09, 2017
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
While I agree this is an aromatic I get more of a great Virginia blend from this outstanding smoke. Lights so easy and burns super cool. You do get a bit of nicotine tingle but not really that much. Oh the taste is right down my alley. I love a good ... Read More
My favorite smoke
March 21, 2016
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
This is currently my favorite smoke. Mild, cool, with very sweet flavors, and a pleasant...but not note. Best if sipped slowly and great for relaxing.
May 20, 2015
Product: Former Private Flake 50g
I thought I would move to a cased tobacco, as I tend to like simple blends. Let this one dry in the tin with lid off. It does case your mouth, I would not call it tounge bite. The toppings are rich, but something goes a miss. Once in a while it is a ... Read More