|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1962)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium||Pleasant|
Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Bourbon Flake (Reunion).
Just like the picture here the flakes are very uniform and medium brown. What the picture doesn't make clear is the moistness. A little damp, but not 'wet'. Also, the picture doesn't do justice to the length of them; a 25g pouch contains just three, long, flakes. There's a light aroma of bourbon, but nothing too heady. I usually rub my flakes and these crumble with ease.
The smoke lacks the quality which often deters me from this type of aromatic: bitterness! After the initial few minutes, any sour, sharp, alcoholic notes disappear and a fragrant, sweet, bourbon flavour takes the lead. The Virginias have quite a basic flavour; the usual arboraceous, somewhat rural, taste, but not much of a vibrant, fruitiness. The temperature's fairly low, no tongue bite, and quite a slow burn.
Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: pleasant.
Bourbon Flake? Although I wouldn't add it into my rotation I'll give it four stars due to the lack of alcoholic acerbity:
Pipe Used: Mr Brog #34 Bulldog
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos
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