Dating kaywoodie pipes
And for those upset about "quality control" when broken flakes are found in their tins (I fail to grasp the import) a 500g box is a thing of beauty to open.
The box is specifically designed to hold flakes, there must be a million flakes in a 500g box, and (in my box at least) every flake was perfect and intact, all neatly aligned, row upon row, of delicious fragrant flakes. Fermentation is very present to me with this tobacco. It smells like a typical grassy Virginia in the tin, but the stoving keeps the aroma subtle. This is a wonderful tobacco that is very straight forward.
I would add that everyone should try FVF except that, -based on the review numbers-, everyone already has!
Update: I prefer my tobacco tinned, even though it is more cost effective to purchase bulk.
Won't bite or get harsh, though Superman puffing might get you a harsh note. For those of you complaining that the size and shape and thickness of the flakes are uneven: quit it. Some of the machinery Sam Gawith uses is actually protected by the UK government as historical artifacts. And unlike most of the fine blenders that were once in the British Isles, they haven't sold out to tobacco company eating monsters from Denmark. A pleasant, mutli-dimensional, rich, Virginia experience. It reminds me of my grandmothers hand made farm jelly. The flakes are a little large for the pipe I smoke them in, so I usually shred a full flake by hand and allow it to dry in the open air for about 15-20 minutes.
Requires some relights, and leaves just a little moisture in the bowl. This stuff is made on machinery that dates back to the 18th Century. Then after loading I like to draw on the pipe unlit to allow for savoring the straight tobacco aroma. This tobacco is very pleasurable for the aromas it imparts, as well as a flavor that reminds me of fresh cut hay.
Created in the heart of Lakeland, the hot-pressed blended Virginias take on a delicious and distinctive dark colour that creates a pipe smokers dream, a feeling of calm, serenity and anticipation of the next pipeful. But it is gone now, and so I begin a quest for my Holy Grail: A substitute to replace the standard on which all English tobaccos are based: If you search here for the tobacco with the most 4 star reviews you have Full Virginia Flake.
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