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 superb. Gets better with each puff. The dark virginia and kentucky mesh perfectly, and the perique is there with just the right tinge of peppery kick that you love in a VaPer. Moisture was perfect out of the tin. I would probably give a 5 except for the fact that I don’t think I’m qualified/experienced enough to do so, as I haven’t been smoking for too long at this point. It is close if not though, from what I can tell.
Good pipe tobacco.
As I said, "Quite Good".
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.