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Golden, light and medium brown Virginia tobacco presented in the classic pressed and sliced flake format. This fragrant Virginia provides a light, naturally sweet pure tobacco flavour and aroma. The flake of red, lemon and dark Virginias are blended together and then pressed. This naturally sweet flavour can develop a diverse complexity when smoked slowly. Well suited for a casual stroll outdoors.

Notes: This tobacco is part of Mr. B's (Brigham) "D-Series". Reminiscent of one of the world's top brands, this pipe tobacco is a perfect replacement for an established favourite. If you like the famous Dunhill blends, you will appreciate the all new Mr. B's D-Series. "Golden Virginia Flake" is Brigham's offering for Dunhill's "Elizabethan Mixture". Due to French Canadian laws, the tobacco tin features both French and English. "Flocon Blond De Virginie" is simply "Golden Virginia Flake" in French.

BrandBrigham Enterprises Inc.
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging45 grams pouch, 50 grams tin
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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ELF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ELF (40)
Extremely Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant

I lived in Canada,all My life. Brigham(CanadianCompany)Pipes,have been Readily Available..for at least 5decades...Even though,they've been in Business,since 1907.Their Foray,Into their Own Tobacco..In Nrth-America(is relatively New/Maybe 15 years//50g.Pouches)They never really had Tinned Tobaccos...'Til 2004. I do Applaud the"Top-Dogs"(at Brig.for Having,,,LongThinking+Making Smart Partnerships)...That being SOLANI...Who blend All of Brigham's Mr.B's.TIN..series. ☆In 2009,Dunhill Tobacco(NrthAmerica),,,was in Transition/Not Sure;,,,Was Because of Tobacco Div.NrthAmerica(Changing Corporate,hands..or OtherReasons),,,But there was a Sabbatical,,Until 2011(US.)2012(Canada)☆ In late Summer 2010/Mr.B's Tin(50g)Tobacco Started Showing Up...In Canada///All similar in Name+Core..Tobacco Ingredients,To that of Forementioned(Dunhill) ...Now onto My Review.This VirginaFlake,,is quite Nice(Not as Smooth,as DunhillFlake,,VeryFewAre)I find it smokes Best,in a Med-Large-Briar. My Tastebuds..tell me Bright,,maybe some OrangeLeaf.The tin Aroma,,,,GranolaBar(OldBurley)Honey(BrightVirginia)Almond(OrangeLeaf)... I wld call this VaFlake-ExtraLight.It is Very Smooth(as long as You Puff...SLOW..)Bright VirginaLeaves,,,can get Hot;if Your Not Careful. Nice smooth,light Smoke(for You VirginiaFans/or Anyone,,wanting to Cut Your,ProverbialTeeth)

Pipe Used: Stanwell(Diplomat)

Age When Smoked: New Tin

Purchased From: Hinds Brothers-Tobacconist/Wpg.Canada

Similar Blends: Capstan Blue Flake.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A great tobacco in my opinion. I just love the character this one has. It definitely benefits from sipping as you'll get the more delicate flavours and the sweetness showing well. It's a great thing to have in your pipe while you can watch the time just roll away. Better still you can just forget about time entirely and enjoy your smoke.

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Danno Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Danno (106)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A very serviceable middle-of-the-road virginia flake from Brigham. Costwise, it is a bit of bargain in Canada, but is not inexpensive, compared to Stateside offerings. The flakes are longish strips, and smell of lemon and hay. The tobacco burns slowly and rewards sipping, rather than tugging. The flavour can dissipate on a hot day, so it seems better suited to slower evening puffing. No bite and pleasant, if a bit pedestrian. Would make a nice introduction to the fascinating world of virginia flakes, but still offers up enough interest to arrest the attentions of veteran pipers. I plan to buy some more.

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Virginia lover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Virginia lover (218)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Inexpensive by Canadian standards. Real tobacco taste, with variations from cigarette to classic Virginia taste. I tried it today, a cold Canadian winter day and it burns and smokes fine. Tobacco was folded in a briar/ meer pipe, no bite, just one relight.

Virginia lover

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Given the ubiquity of Brigham products here in Canada, I'm surprised there are so few reviews on this site. They make wonderful pipes, but their tobacco blends can be kinda hit-or-miss. Virginias make up about 80% of my rotation, and I like this one because it's cheap and easy to find. In the bag (which, to my dismay, was unsealed, although its contents were moist enough) it has that signature Brigham cheap-cherry smell. I can't tell if it's a very mild casing or just a feature of their tobacco. Either way, it doesn't come through in the flavour of the smoke. It lights easily, and burns well for a virginia. It does get quite hot, so I find it necessary to take a couple of little breaks to let the pipe cool down. The flavour lands somewhere between Blackwoods Flake and Player's light. I don't think the notes are clear enough to be described as a "diverse complexity." The lows, mids, and highs get a little muddy once one gets into the bowl, and the campfire-ish astringence characteristic of Canadian tobacco products (and Dunhill, oddly enough) looms in the background. Perhaps I'm foaming at the mouth a little bit. This is an enjoyable, flavourful smoke and a respectable effort in a land where people pay $40 for a can of hay and then roll it in their own seperately bought Rayo tubes. Also, it's 33% cheaper than any other pure virginia flake on the market in these parts, and one doesn't have to play around with keeping it lit. I will conclude this review with a call for Canadian pipe smokers to show a little homegrown pride and post some Brigham reviews. I'm sure Mac Baren and Frog Morton are sitting in the counting house right now laughing at all of us hillbilly poseurs.

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