For a large portion of pipe smokers out there, Virginia/Perique style blends are at the top of the totem pole. A middle of the road level, but still delicious mixture, is the Rattray's Old Gowrie blend. We say it is a good middle of the road mixture, a good place to start, because it has a medium bodied intensity and flavor, a simple recipe, and comes in an easy to rub and smoke broken flake.
Model: Old Gowrie
Tobacco Type: Perique, Virginia
Cut: Broken Flake
Blend Type: Virginia/Perique
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 50 g. / 1.76 oz.
- 100 g. / 3.53 oz.
- 500 g. / 17.5 oz.
- Broken Flake
- Room Note:
Just a comforting, pleasurable, well-behaved Tobacco. Straight to the top of the charts.
There are quite a few amazing blends under the Rattray's brand, but this is my favorite. High-quality Virginias with a little Burley and Perique. Fantastic when aged.
A very pleasant smoke, broken flake va just a touch of perique a go to blend easy to pack, slow smoking.
Old Gowrie is in that place between Hal O the Wynd and Marlin Flake. I'm a big fan of Hal O the Wynd, but sometimes I need a little less nicotine, this is the one I reach.
Delicious. Subtle. Just a hint of Perique. A must-try. Not many bacys which taste like this one.
Calm and dry smoke but not strong.