Dan Tobacco - The Mallard Flake Plus Perique 50g
An Honest VaPer
I picked up a tin of the Mallard Flake Plus Perique only because I wanted to top off my order with SmokingPipes.com for their free shipping :) and I do favor a few of Dan Tobacco's offerings. IMHO this is a good one. I find the flakes to be slightly moist and easy enough to rub out and pack into a bowl with little to no dry time. I pick up the typical hay and bread from the gold and brown Virginias along with a bit of hay-like and malty sweetness, perhaps a bit of spice as well, but not much in the way of citrus or grassy sweetness to my palate. The perique is definitely there in a supporting role with its touch of plum and spice. I find the smoke overall to be closer to medium than mild in flavor and nicotine throughout the bowl. Leaves a pleasantly honest Virginia tobacco aftertaste. The room note is not strong but scent-wise falls into the "tolerable" category. An enjoyable smoke. Recommended if you happen to be in the market for another VaPer blend.