The pronunciation of “Tordenskjold” might trip you up, but don’t let it deter you from Dan Tobacco’s superior Virginia Slices. This blend of Virginias and Perique is a naturally smooth and clean burning blend that is perfect for fans of natural flavors.
Brand: Dan Tobacco
Model: Tordenskjold Virginia Slices
Tobacco Type: Virginia and Perique
Blend Type: Virginia/Perique
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Amount: 50 g. / 1.5 oz.
Tordenskjold Virginia Slices is worthy of praise by any Virginia fan. It is a fairly light smoke with a good bit of flavor and has an all-day easiness to it. It is a blend of mature red and bright VA with a touch of the Perique. If you like tea-like Virginias with a hint of sourdough, this should be very pleasant for you. If however, you enjoy a Perique punch, this may lack the oomph you're used to. The flakes are thin with a naturally sweet Virginia aroma. I don't smell or taste any topping whatsoever. The impression one gets from a fresh tin is that it's already been aged for more than a few years. The flakes are uniform and neat, easy to prepare regardless of the packing method you use, and they hold high consistency of form, texture, and taste. The moisture of the flakes seem perfect; never too dry nor wet. The price is not bad for imported tobacco either. Availability can be sparse, but it comes around more often than say, Germain or Rattray's blends. I'm not sure if it's because of availability, or close-to-the-vest secrecy, or lack of online discussion, but Tordenskjold rarely gets the attention given to similar flakes that people clamor for. Personally, I think it deserves more and I'm happy to do so. Enjoy.