There has been many disagreements as to whether or not this blend actually contains Perique tobacco. In our opinion, there is no reason for Orlik to omit the Perique. And besides, we can taste the Perique. Golden Sliced tobacco is a perfect flake cut tobacco and carries a delicious hay flavor. This tin is available in both 50 and 100 gram tins.
Model: Golden Sliced
Tobacco Type: Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: Perique, Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 50 g. / 1.76 oz.
- 100 g. / 3.53 oz.
Ah, finally a place to get GS at a decent price!
For many years I have been returning to this tobacco, good quality, and tasty tobacco!
Tin note and during smoke it gives a taste of some very ripe orange fruit. Perique presence gives just a small burn in the nostrils when retrohale and those Virginia's continually reminds its presence with sweetness and hay-like taste. Glad I chose my smooth finish straight billiard with the wind cap on and kept an extra 9mm filter in case if it's choked with moister as flake were moist out of the tin but tonight it's a bit windy cool and dry so didn't use the spare filter. I like my flakes bit on a moist side which in this case was perfect. I took one and a half flakes folded and squeeze with my fingers to loosen up and filled the pipe. It lit easily and took a couple of relights during the whole smoke. It will bite if pushed too hard but I find it a very satisfying smoke for all day any day. A very good VaPer with lots of Virginia's sweetness and some Perique pinches to shake you up.
Orlik Golden Sliced is a very pleasant surprise. Mild, yet a touch of Perique comes through. Smokes well to end of bowl with no bite. This is tobacco I would recommend to a beginning pipe smoker. It is in my rotation consistently.
Just a good tobacco friend. Dependable and consistent. No wonder it is so popular. Great taste.
Tin note is very pleasant with hints of citrus & lush tobacco flake. Just right moisture, ready to smoke straight from the tin.
Mild to medium flavor & strength. Mild nic-hit.
Slightly sweet. grassy citrus that's balanced by a slight tang/sour note.
This is a very pleasant enjoyable flake.
Either an all-day smoke or a nice change of pace.
If you like a mild Virginia with a subtle sweetness and just a touch of spice from the Perique then you will like this. I love the slight topping, brings a hint of citrus but also comes off as apricot. Mellow, mild, smooth, burns cool and easy going. Flavor builds a but towards the end but stays balanced and enjoyable.
Orlik Golden Sliced flakes are about as safe as you'll find for new pipe smokers to try among non-aromatic tobaccos. The flakes are predominately Virginia with a tiny amount of Perique (still debated?). It is a mild-medium strength tobacco that can be enjoyed by fans of Virginias in general or as a mild VA/Per flake. The Perique is nearly undetectable. Unless you let the tin age for some time, you may not even notice the Perique at all. Don't get me wrong, these are delicious flakes from an early age and don't need to be aged to enjoy. What time can do is miraculous though. Virginia becomes sweeter and fruitier and as such will no longer give the Perique a place to hide. The Perique provides a slight peppery spice that I really love in the retro-hale. It's never too strong and is oftentimes regarded as never enough for fans of hearty VA/Pers. The flakes are smoke-able fresh, dried, or slightly moist...however you find yours. I prefer these flakes on the slightly dry side, mostly for the ease of lighting. As flakes, they burn a little slower, which makes for a nice half hour smoke per flake in my case. I usually fold and twist these into the bowl to load them which works great since they are so thinly sliced. I like to smoke OGS in a comfy billiard, but I've enjoyed it in many shapes and in both briar and cob. Some say this blend is bitey, and it can be if pushed too fast. Just relax and sip on it slowly and you should do fine. If you still find it harsh, just give it some time to age and sweeten up and you'll see it makes a big difference. That's about all I can say; Orlik Golden Sliced is almost universally praised, and readily available. If you have never tried it, then it's time you should. Enjoy.
Very wet bites and smells like a rabid coyote.