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.
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.
My first tobacco and a great introduction to smoking a pipe. Love its aroma before, during and after smoking.
This tobacco has been around forever, but is unbelievably good and cheap. There is no need to change the recipe when a tobacco is this exceptional. If you like the taste of pure Virginia tobacco in a beautiful flake cut then this leaf is for you. Smells like fresh cut hay with a hint of seeetness. Absolutely mild and tasty and is the absolute perfect, quintessential all day smoke. You cannot go wrong with this tobacco. I will always have some on hand and it is in my weekly rotation. Again, The best part about it is it is actually reasonably priced unlike other tobaccos and it is readily available. One word: PERFECT!
I love this smoke. Its smooth flavorful burns perfect right out of the tin. It has that Hey taste to it that reminds me of an open field where hard for is rewarded with a nice bowl full of Orlik Golden Slice. Sit back, light up and enjoy.
As a new pipe smoker I'm systematically getting tins of tobacco to see what sticks. This is certainly one that is going to be heavy in my rotation.