This is one of my favorite pipe tobaccos. I prefer the older tin, but I thought I would try the round tin. All of the flakes where stuck together, I had to break them apart. Not cool. I hope Dunhill realizes the move to round tins for this type o... Read Moref tobacco is just wrong. Read Less
This used to be a five-star tobacco. This was long my favorite tobacco. Unfortunately the once-elegant flakes in the square tin were just smashed together in the new round tin to make the fit. One can had OK semi-flaked tobacco that tasted OK, anothe... Read Morer had wet tobacco all squeezed into a lump at one end and did not task very good. I really hope they get the new packaging right eventually. Read Less
Dunhill Flake is probably the classiest smoke out there. It has no downside. It makes rich white smoke and the residual is simply "clean" ash. The flavor reminds one of a new-mowed lawn or the breezy scent of summer. It's as enjoyable as a ... Read Morecup of tea with lemon on a cool evening. It's a gent's smoke for sure. One of my all-time favorites. A+++ Read Less
This tobacco is by far one of the best Virginia flakes with an incredible tastes of lemon and a hint of honey. It is a very smooth and relaxing smoke filled with flavor. In my opinion has a medium strength which I prefer. An all day smoke for sur... Read Moree. With this tobacco, Dunhill has set a new benchmark for all other Virginias brands. Happy Smoking! Read Less
This is quite an interesting tobacco. And despite being labelled as "Straight" virginia, it isn't so straight at all. The reason for this is it applies the concept of appearances vs reality. When you open the tin, it's like sunshine in the ... Read Moreplains. Sunny, bright virginia thin flakes with a beautiful high note of grass, hay and citrus. My tin came at perfect and I repeat perfect moisture content. That was enough to tempt me to just fold and stuff it. And again I was welcomed with a high note of citrus, following a really easy lighting process. It remained consistent, stayed lit save for a relight or two in a very large bowl and when finished it needed one knock to clean the bowl leaving a tiny ball of white ash in the tray. And that's when the appearances end and reality start. With the second and third bowls, I rubbed it out, and was that a different experience. The high pitched grass notes disappeared completely and instead it was a middle of the road earthy, rich and bready flake. I enjoy those more, so I had to re-evaluate the blend in that light. And again it delivered. Alas, it was milder than my taste but other than that, perfect virginia blend. It is a smooth, light all day smoke. And doing my research I learnt it was originally called light flake and I think that name suits it better. I am not sure I will buy more of it, but if this is the light flake, I am certainly a fan of dark flake even before I try it
Pipe Used: Stanwell Deluxe Royal Danish Brandy billiard
Age When Smoked: Fresh tin Read Less
This was my first try at a pure Virginia tobacco and my first try at flake tobacco. SPC's brief description of Dunhill Flake does not really do it full justice. I can, however, understand why it is so high in its sales rank. Although I had never trie... Read Mored smoking flake tobacco, I found it easy to prepare and stuck to folding the flakes into various shapes and putting them in the bowl. The flavor is excellent and I found in most cases that I could smoke for up to 1.5 hours, depending on the bowl size. I must admit that once I opened the tin I neglected my other tobaccos for the most part. The taste is mild, sweet,and never had any bite. I am now a complete flake convert and will keep Dunhill Flake as part of my regular rotation. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
As many have stated here, this is not a complicated tobacco--just a good smooth tasty Virginia flake and it seems to be more enjoyable in a warmer climate (in Florida) than many others. To me, it sings a little more than the Orlik Golden Sliced and ... Read Moreis worth the money. It works well folded and stuffed in a pipe with a fairly narrow bowl. Read Less
My favorite Virginia for a few years now. It provides a somewhat light, honeyed smoke with a medium nicotine hit. Exceptional with a cup of coffee that's sweetened. A relaxing smoke, that is pretty consistent from start to finish. The flavor could be... Read More a little stronger, hence the 4.5 star rating, but this isn't really a detractor.
Better than FVF, hands down. Read Less
Like a lot of pipe smokers out there, I started with aromatics. One day my music professor, and fellow pipe smoker, introduced me to real pipe tobacco, no offense to my aromatic loving brother and sisters out there of course, Balkan Sobranie. He expl... Read Moreained that this mixture gets its flavor naturally and not from adding "syrup" as he called it, to the mixture to create its flavor.. I immediately fell in love with Balkan and threw out my aromatics, and started buying pipes that I could dedicate to this wonderful discovery. The only problem was, I had all of these pipes dedicated to aromatic blends that I didn't want to "ghost" with the Balkan. So years passed, and I discovered this web site and decided to try a straight Virginia blend. I had tried Dunhill cigs, and some of their English blends in the past, so I knew any of their blends would be of the highest grade.. So when I received my Dunhill Flake in the mail, I anxiously rubbed out a pile and filled one of my first pipes, a GBD Pinner and fired it up and WOW!! It had a wonderfully sweet, almost vanilla/fruity taste that I instantly loved.. When I had to relight, I was worried at first that, like aromatics, the flavor would dissipate, and would taste nothing like it had on the first initial puffs.. Not so!! It retained its smooth, bite free, sweet flavor all the way to the end of the bowl. If anything its natural flavors became more apparent, and satisfying, as I continued on.. This is a wonderful, "all day" smoke that leaves a pleasant room note, even to the nonsmoker. It burns evenly and smooth, and has enough vitamin N to satisfy.. It has def earned a place in my rotation, along with Dunhills Nightcap, and I am now able to smoke my other pipes that were gathering dust.. 5 stars all the way!! Read Less
Opening the tin, one is met with the smell and sight of pure tobacco goodness. There is just a faint smell of dried figs and fresh hay. I enjoy this tobacco fully rubbed out or folded, either way this flake has very good burn qualities. On first ligh... Read Moret one can detect a lemony taste with slight hints of sweetness. Once it gets going there is this smooth complex flavor that is simply delightful. Pull on the throttle a little harder and you will be hit with the fullness this tobacco offers but be sure to let go in time to savor the subtleties it is also capable of. Read Less
I dont mind the round tin. Yes they are stuck together but I take my time and rub it out anyways. At first I didn't see the appeal to this flake but I worked on my method a bit and found that rubbed out and using the breath method produces a very lon... Read Moreg and delicious smoke. I loved every bit of it and added it to my rotation. Read Less
The flake looks and smells wonderful in the tin and Mason jar; it packs and lights well; however, it burns very fast and very hot. Very! Tongue burn? Try tongue, mouth, and back-inside-of-my-ears burn. It burned like some prairie fires I saw as a kid... Read More. Read Less
Ordered this 5 tins and it was not like to past times I purchased it's Darker and the flaovor is not what it was it was sick to me, The flake used to be a lighter color this is more brown which tase more like burly then Virginia will not buy again be... Read Morecause of the flavor someone seemed to have screwed up on the making of this in the new tins. Read Less
This was my second time ordering Dunhill Flake; and I’m thrilled that I did. If you just like a pure lemony virginia to be treasured , this is the one for you. I wish they still used the rectangular containers vs the circular; just makes for a more r... Read Moreegal appearance. Highly recommended. Read Less
After attempting various ways to pack this flake, which is my first flake, into my pipe, I find the fold and stuff method suitable for my needs. Upon opening the square tin, the strips of tobacco flake are presented like small strips of tree bark or... Read More leather. It smells shockingly delicious and edible. Like the fruit roll ups I ate as a child. Must be the tartness of Virginias. Packed in my pipe and it has a zesty, citrus flavour like some sort of tart. Not just tartness, though. No. It has a baked lemon tart feel to it. Some sort of bread or dough is being detected on my palate that, while faint, is there. I will be trying other flakes. I like this. I dare say I will venture out to more flaked tobacccos now that my virginity is broken. Read Less
As far as smoking mechanics is concerned, this is a well behaved blend from packing till the ashy end. It has a distinctive taste of lemon grass, very much constant throughout the bowl but yeah!!! like I said..........."SATISFYING"
This is the tobacco that made me fall in love with smoking a pipe. It is not an endlessly complex blend that will beat you over the head with flavor, this is straight up VA country. Sweet hay, with a little citrus in the background and a wonderful ba... Read Moreked goods note. Light, refreshing, and not the least bit harsh. This makes for a great everyday smoke, especially with a cup of coffee. 100% recommended. Read Less
This is the tobacco that was my introduction to flakes, and it has grown until now it's my favorite form. Nothing wrong with this one, but I take half a star away because there are Virginia flakes out there just as good or better, for much less money... Read More, if you buy in bulk. But if it weren't for this intro, I probably wouldn't be enjoying my pipes nearly as much as I do now. Thanks, Dunhill! Read Less
This is not a blend that you should sit down and try to analyse every subtle nuance of flavor - mostly because there isn't much to analyse (at least in my opinion). It's not deeply complex, and that's ok, because it doesn't have to be. I find myself ... Read Moregravitating to this over and over because it is a fantastic, consistent smoke that allows me to deeply contemplate things other than what's in my pipe. If you're at all interested in what a pure Virginia tobacco can be, try this - I don't think you'll be disappointed. Read Less
Is this Virginia a paragon of complexity? No. Is this Virginia full-flavored and fascinating? No.
Is this Virginia one of the simplest, most elegant, refined, and gentle flakes available? Absolutely. Please don't expect a Kendall flake or a brown Vi... Read Morerginia. This is a lemon VA, a yellow VA. Expect lemons and beeswax and hay and white pepper, just like all yellow VAs. In this category, it is one of the top 5 made--not because it is mind-blowing, but because it is dependable, consistent, old-fashioned, and delicious. Read Less
This is a good quality flake but its average when compared to the many flakes out there. It has the sweet base of VA's with a slight lemony note throughout the bowl. It can tend to taste a little dirty towards the end with a little spice to it.
Quality flake here. It is what it is, a VA flake - nothing else. Smokes well, burns perfectly with a fine white ash. Inhales nicely, a tad sharp but still pleasant. A decent nicotine hit. No bite, nice and dry, ever so slightly sweet.
It's a good &... Read Morequot;start the day" smoke, not too much to think about with it.
It says Dunhill on the tin, so yeah, it's a little higher than other, similar flakes. But, this is a very fine tobacco of excellent quality. Good ash, no residue a clean smoke. The bottom of the bowl is as good and tastes just like the top. Read Less
I was let down as Dunhill manufactures the finest cigarettes I've ever smoked, and that was all the experience I had with them. This is a one-dimensional virginia flake (and I love virginia flakes) with far too many others out there to spend the time... Read More and money on this. Burns well. Good quality. But nothing to it from start to finish. If you smoke cigarettes, try their "International" for a better taste. Read Less
I am at a stage in pipe smoking where I still feel like there is an entire world of tobaccos to try. This is the first tobacco with which I seriously contemplated buying a cupboard full of tins! It is Virginia perfection. Not Virginia + Perique, o... Read Morer Virginia + oriental and/or Latakia, the fine Virginia leaf doesn't have to share the space with anything else. Glorious! You must try it! I just can't picture someone being disappointed with Dunhill Flake. Read Less
Highest Quality ? No dout in my mind, This is one of the finer flakes I have smoked. Smooth enough for new pipe smokers, And is one of my every day smokes. Goes well in the morning time as it has enough nicotine to mildly wake you up very pleasant an... Read Mored no bite unless you heat it up to much. Defiantly recommended Read Less
As soon as you open the tin you get a fruity flavor. Raisin, prunes... promissing. This flake has perfect level of drieness and smokes really good. I used the cubes method (not a flake expert) to fill my large pipe and smoked after a couple of lighti... Read Morengs all the way to the bottom. New flake favorite. Superb! Read Less
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