Virginia Flake is a tobacco with a unique character that gives unparalleled pleasure. When the pipe is filled as flake tobacco should be and it is burning slowly and evenly, there is but one thing to do - lean back and enjoy the flavour experience.
Virginia Flake contains what many pipe smokers set great store by: a slowly burning tobacco with a sweet, slightly fruity flavour that also tends to gain approval from other people close by. It is not without reason that Virginia Flake boasts these qualities. The basis for the blend is found in the raw tobaccos from three continents, carefully selected according to the qualities that each individual tobacco adds to the blend. As the name suggests, the majority of the raw tobacco used is Virginia. And it is of prime importance which Virginia tobaccos are used. The natural sugar content and aromatic substances in the raw tobacco must be 100% harmonised for Virginia Flake to be the tobacco that it is.
To complete the blend, a small number of specially selected Burley tobaccos are added. The blend is pressed according to time-honoured tradition. Flake tobacco is like fine wine: if nature’s raw materials are not allowed sufficient time to develop and mature, the result is less than optimal. This is why the production of flake tobacco is a time consuming and costly process, albeit one that is essential to bringing out its best qualities. Smoking a good tobacco is not something reserved for the privileged few, but respect must be accorded to nature’s raw materials and to the craftsmanship that makes the tobacco what it is.
Flake tobacco is not intended for a quick pipe smoke; it has been created for conscious enjoyment. Simply the process of correctly filling your pipe with this exquisite tobacco raises your expectations - and Virginia Flake certainly realises them.