One of the most popular pipe tobacco blends available, Peterson Irish Flake is bold and strong blend not for the faint-of-heart. A blend of Burley, Kentucky and Virginia that utilizes different curing techniques including air-curing and flue curing. This is the perfect pipe tobacco to pair with your evening whiskey.
Brand: Peterson Tobacco
Blended By: Kohlhase & Kopp
Model: Irish Flake
Tobacco Type: Burley, Kentucky & Virginia
Blend Type: Burley
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.76 oz. / 50 g.
I won't be buying any more.
This flake is truly a good quality in making. It's a pure Virginia of the art in pipe tobacco making. It's for sure the liking for the matured pipe smoker. In my opinion, you need to be ready for a serious relaxing evening to enjoy this tobacco. It's not an all-day smoke. Its rich in nicotine yet very flavorful for an after dinner smoke. Again, that's my opinion.
This tobacco is very strong to be sure. It's got a right kick! But the flavor is exceptional, and it smokes very, smooth. I was shocked by how smooth it was considering how strong it is. Also, I found the room note to be very enjoyable. This is going to be my main tobacco for a while I think.
I love strong tobaccos and this one is that, and it tastes great. I have tried many of the flake tobaccos on the market and find them overall not to my liking, but this is a personal choice, I tend to favor Burley and this is an excellent choice for that. If you like strong, full smoke then give it a try. Peterson also has the "University Flake" which I found interesting and strong also.
Although I often dabble in the heresy of aromatics this is just excellent in everyway!
This blend surprised me on how nice it smoked and how great the flavor was. As far as flakes go, this is my favorite blend so far. Smooth blend with a heavy nicotine kick.