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redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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Just found a tin of Irish Flake at a local cigarette/tobacco shop.
It was one of their final 3 tins. The other two were Peterson Irish Oak ad another Peterson brand that I can’t recall.
I’ve never had it before. But I’m ooking forward to giving this a try.

 

btp79

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Jan 27, 2018
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I have a pretty deep stack of irish and university flake. They never let me down.

 

monkeylyf

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Nov 1, 2018
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One of my favorite, especially for the winter time rotation. Pretty strong tobacco so I only smoke it around 1 hour after dinner, even though I can still feel the hic-hit from time to time.

Enjoy!

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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I have some jarred up that I've had a few bowls from. I find it to be very heavy in the nicotine department. But that is a personal preference, like how some people find Nightcap strong.
Long story short, smoke and see if you enjoy it!

 

workman

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Jan 5, 2018
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I have found the much repeated advice on slow smoking to be especially true with Irish Flake. It is very rich and bold, but a slow cadence lures out the sweet aniseed flavoring (or is it liquorice?). It compliments the dark strength of the tobaccos wonderfully.

 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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I thought I read, somewhere, that Rattray's blends, by Kohlhase & Kopp, shadowed Peterson's marque. The Stirling flake sounds like Irish flake to me...

https://kohlhase-kopp.com/ceemes/zigarren/rattray-s/flake-collection/stirling-flake-932.html?markenansicht=1

 

btp79

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Jan 27, 2018
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I think Sterling is Irish and Wallace Flake is University. At least that's what I heard through the grapevine.

 

alexnc

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Oct 25, 2015
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I believe Sterling Flake may be the same as Irish Flake. Age will benefit IF, and a slow cadence will be best.

 

hawky454

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Feb 11, 2016
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Both Sterling and Irish Flake taste nearly identical to me. I’d personally rather have Lakeland Dark, 1792 or Dark Flake (GH&Co) than those two. Also throw in MB Bold Kentucky and we’re good to go.

 

redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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Thanks for the feedback. Sounds nice & strong.
Decided to stow this tin away for future enjoyment.
Kind of fixated on my GL Pease collection right now. ☺

 

mtwaller

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Nov 21, 2018
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<p>So I’ve been REALLY interested in trying Irish Flake or Stirling Flake, I just learned about them a couple days ago. They sound fantastic, but every website says “no longer available”