In my opinion this is the best Virginia Perique flake on planet Earth. No bite here. Deep mellow Virginias, to slightly tangy Virginia with the deep dark stewed fruit of Perique. Best in a group 5 size pipe. Satisfying, amazingly good!
A very balanced blend. You can taste and smell all the ingredients yet they dont overpower each other at all. Not one of my favourites amongst this genre but a very very good quality tobacco. Please note that it smell like ketchup a bit before been l... Read Moreit like some other blends of this brand and i like it! Read Less
Many reviews are written, so there is not much left to say. Anyway, here are my thaughts:
- If you are alredy into VaPer you must try this!
- If you already tryed other McClelland Flakes, you must try this one!
- If you have smoked VaPer before, star... Read Moret with this!
- If you have trouble with too much nicotine, try this!
- If you look for a interesting, complex but easy enjoyable tobacco give tis a try!
- If you have bought a small amount of this, buy a bigger amount.
- Be ready to get addicted to it. Read Less
I branched out to see if i would like perique. sadly, from this blend, i don't. the flavor is not bad, but it feels like i had just bit into a peppercorn with my virginia. that being said, it is not unsmokeable(and i have binned tobacco before) and i... Read More do break it out on occasion for the simple desire of smoking something that will insight an intense experience. Read Less
Up there with the best! A very good option for Navy flake smokers
This is one of the best dark VA/PR that I have tried. Very flavorful Virginia with the right amount of Perigue (some add too much to the mix and overpower the Virginia). I now have 2 lbs. in my cellar to age about a year, although this flake is very... Read More good as is out of the bag. It gets another star added to the review when aged. Does need to be rubbed a bit to break it up as with any flake. Needs to be smoked slowly to pick up the subtle flavors of lemon and figs. Read Less
This is a smooth blend. I took the broken flakes and cube cut them and it allowed the blend to smoke really well once its dried a little. It is a mild-medium smoke with good flavor, you get the tangy sweet, almost vinegar to start, virginias and then... Read More a mild spice from the perique. All in all, this is a good smoke worth a try for anyone who likes virginia or vaper blend. Read Less
This is without question the finest tobacco I have tried in YEARS. Perfect out of the bag. I bought a pound based on other reviews and will purchase two pounds next month. I doubt you will be disappointed.
This is amazing stuff. The aroma from the bag has the sourness that I love; typical McClelland and then some. While smoking, the sourness carries through slightly, but the Virginias take over with a beautiful sweetness. The perique shows itself in th... Read Moree finish with gorgeous and rich flavours of fruits and caramel. Delicious. Read Less
I buy this stuff by the pound and jar it for future enjoyment. For me you can't find a better VA/Per for the price. Similar in flavor to Beacon but at about 2/3rd of the price.
Rub it out and let it dry. Load it using the Frank Method. Enjoy a cool... Read More, sweet smoke! Read Less
This is my favorite bulk from McClelland and is my go-to smoke any time of day. The flakes are a bit longer than their other broken flakes so it's easier to rub out and you actually get "ribbons" rather than little lumps/chunks. The descrip... Read Moretion is accurate in that this smoke is refreshing. The Virginias are sweet but not cloying, the perique is peppery and leathery and the two play together very nicely giving you a satisfying smoke through out the whole bowl. The flavor is mouthwatering and is surprisingly consistent down to the heel of the pipe and when finished you're left with a very clean palate without a funky aftertaste. Full flavor, pleasant/tolerable room note, and not heavy in strength which makes this a great all day smoke. I can smoke this stuff back to back all day and be very satisfied. It won't blow your socks off with complexity, but it is definitely not one dimensional. Ages well too.
...I cant say enough good things about this stuff. Wonderful bulk and will always be my faithful companion. 5 star S#!@. Read Less
Doesn't taste anything like it smells,smoked in a Stanwell "95" flake pipe, an easy tobacco to rub out, nice moisture level on arrival, no drying prior to smoking, a nicely balanced medium to strong tobacco, with perique nestled gently in... Read More the background, no need to relight during smoking as moisture guessed just right for minimal fuss and no tongue bite. A nice non offensive room note with a mouthful of thick delicious smoke.I mix this with mac barens dark fired bulk at 50/50ratio and this gives you a mighty fine smoke and stretches out your"2015"giving you great value for your buck, I know you'll enjoy "2015" this way and please tell your friends so they don't miss out on this taste sensation, sip it slowly, enjoy your favorite pipe and best regards from Adelaide, Australia. Read Less
Doesn't taste anything like it smells, an easy tobacco to rub out, nice moisture level on arrival, no drying prior to smoking, a nicely balanced medium to strong tobacco, with perique nestled gently in the background, no need to relight during smok... Read Moreing as moisture guessed just right for minimal fuss and no tongue bite. A nice non offensive room note with a full mouth of nice thick delicious smoke.I mix this with mac barens dark fired bulk at 50/50ratio and this gives you a mighty fine smoke and stretches out your 2015 giving you great value for your buck, I know you'll enjoy "2015" this way and please tell your friends so they don't miss out on this taste sensation, sip it slowly, enjoy your favorite pipe and best regards from Adelaide, Australia. Read Less
An excellent perique flake. The flavor of the red virginia is up front. Perique level at medium to low. Strength comes in at medium- the regular McClelland strength level.
St. James Woods is still my favorite but 2015 is excellent. 2015 is more ... Read Moreof an all day smoke because of the lower perique level. There's just enough body and spice to keep it interesting without over powering. In general, it's sweet and tangy.
This should be the number 1 bulk blend. Stands up to all the best VA Pers whether tinned or bulk. Get a bunch and jar it up. There is a light, natural cocoa taste. No sugar casing or flavorings like the Gawith blends, Dunhill or Rattrays.
Bulk McC flakes seem to come in larger, more durable flakes than the tinned version. At least this blend did. This excited me as I was able to do more folding an stuffing producing a slow, rich smoke. Very highly recommended. Read Less
i just got my first sample of this great stuff ... smoked a bowl of it in a lorenzo spitfire and made a note to myself (next time, 5oz) almost instantly. delicious fits best. sweet and no bite to the tongue.
but, i like to test blends, so i mixed i... Read Moret 1:1 with the Altadis 707 Sweet Virgina and filled a big Poul Winslow ... dunno if its the combination of pipe and tobacco, but i think i have found the perfect marriage :) Read Less
As a bulk offering, this is by far the McClelland's blend I consume the most of- and I love all their virginias. This is the absolute baseline for a great virginia/perique blend - sweet, dry, tangy, and smooth: the harmony that makes a VaPer what it... Read More is. Great straight out of the bag from the smokingpipes.com box (as I had it yesterday), and even better with some age in a jar. I smoke this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a midnight snack. Best if dried to a crisp, though that's usually just me. Read Less
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