Rattray's Stirling Flake Pipe Tobacco | 1.75 OZ TIN
Rattray's Stirling Flake Pipe Tobacco 1.75 OZ TIN is a robust blend of Burley, Virginia and dark-fired Kentucky, firmly pressed and sliced in an easy to prepare format. This tobacco is best savored by experienced smokers who want a full-bodied blend without Latakia or Perique.
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This is the reincarnation of what used to be sold as Peterson Irish Flake. There is some debate as to whether the recipe has been modified slightly -- I personally detect no alteration -- but what is known is that it's blended by the same folks who blended it under the name Irish Flake for Peterson. It is, for all intents and purposes, the same tobacco, re-branded and once more for sale. As to the tobacco itself, Irish Flake is known for being a strong tobacco, and it is -- though not as strong as some plug and twist tobaccos in my collection. It's also got a great flavor. There is low-key undercurrent of your typical Virginia flake sweetness, married to intense, smokey Burley flavor, with ample strength to match. And with all that, it remains smooth and it never bites! Not for the faint of heart, but if you like real tobacco flavor and enjoy strength (of nicotine and flavor!), give this a try.