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Orlik: GOLDEN SLICED - Similar Blends?

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    Hi guys,

    Just recently took up pipe smoking and have tried a few blend among them Orlik's golden sliced and mississipi river. I much prefer the golden sliced in spite of the hype around the river (am I normal?). Just wondering what other blends are similar to the golden sliced? I liked the tin note and the citrus/orangy hints. packing is the only issue with the flake tobacco :/

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    You might enjoy McClelland Virginia 27 and GLP Startford.

    Mike S.

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    Rub out the OGS - put a flake in your palm, ball it up and rub it around, it turns to ribbon for easy packing and lighting. Member "Brass" showed me this last year, it make smoking flakes much more enjoyable. I'm a big fan of OGS and I haven't found anything quite like it.

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    I much prefer the golden sliced in spite of the hype around the river (am I normal?)

    Indeed you are, one is a straight Virginia with a touch of perique, the other is a totally different blend. Believe it or not some people spend their whole lives searching for Penzance and Stonehaven, finally get some, then discover they don't like it either.

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    Sounds like your going to be a flake / virgina guy at this moment in you pipe smoking journey. Look for VaPer type tobacco. Sixpence, Escudo .. Try some Rattays Marlin flake it's a sweet virgina you my like that .. Flake tobacco for me was a game changer that all I smoke now love that stuff,, Like Kake style as well

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    I got Newminster Superior Navy Flake as a sample a little while ago and it impressed me as a nice mild Virginia Flake. The price is right too, might be worth a try for you.

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    Newminster Superior Navy Flake

    +1 for this one.

    Here's a few more off the top of my head:

    Capstan
    Klondike Gold
    Reiner's Long Golden Flake
    Dunhill Flake
    J.A. Luxury Flake
    Escudo
    PS LTF / LBF

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    Peter Heinrichs Golden Sliced is also very, very similar.

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    If you really liked Orlik Golden Sliced then you might enjoy these blends.

    Sail (Orlik) - Natural
    Orlik - Club Mixture
    Peter Stokkebye - Navy Flake
    Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake
    Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Twist Flake
    AC Peterson - Escudo Navy De Luxe
    Davidoff - Flake Medallions
    Dan Tobacco - Patriot Flake

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    OGS or simply Red Orlik , as it is called in Denmark, is a religious blend. After trying tons of blends,englishes,vapers, you name it, I always come back to it. It is a true classic. Nothing like it.( Funny, that's what I am smoking on the photo you see )

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    +1, Redpanda. I solved the question of "what is like OGS" by just buying and cellaring a ridiculous amount of it.

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    Here are some of my favorite flakes.

    Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake
    Fribourg & Treyer Cut Virgina Plug
    Capstan Blue Flake
    Dunhill Flake
    Rotary Navy Cut
    Astleys 109 and 44
    Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake

    Harris
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    I've even tried the frog morton original and balkan blue but still prefer OGS! Other recommendation someone gave me was Old Gowrie. Does cellaring improve the flavour? How long should I cellar for? You know what's surprising, out of all I've tried, this is the cheapest! I hope there aren't any nasty additives in it like cigarettes or cheap tobacco! Since it's cheap I could cellar a few of these cans

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    Aging virginia flakes such as OGS improves the blend significantly. After 10 years it is nothing like the fresh version but in a good way.

    Old Gowrie is a blend that contains Perique and Kentucky tobacco along with red virginia's. It is a real tasty blend but nothing similar to OGS. This site is the best for finding out what is in a blend and many of the reviews can be helpful.
    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/

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    Capstan and Marble Kake

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    I've even tried the frog morton original and balkan blue but still prefer OGS!

    Then stick with it. There's no need to be branching out like crazy, if you've found something you really like, stock up. There's no need to be buying all these different tobacco's and finding out you still prefer OGS which is a really cheap flake to fall in love with. You may want to try erinmore for another citrusy like value priced flake.

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    You may want to try erinmore for another citrusy like value priced flake.

    Whoah, not in my book. I found Erinmore awful, nothing like OGS.

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    Samuel Gawith Golden Glow is a good one. AKA medium Virginia flake in bulk.

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    +1 PS Luxury Navy Flake is no OGS but it's mighty good and available in bulk

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    http://www.cupojoes.com/cup-o-joes-6-skookum-1-75-oz-tin-buy-1-get-1-free/ This sounds like what you're looking for, and it's buy one get one free at 7.95 a 50 gram tin.

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    Ok guys, I just tried a sample of Rattray's Old Gowrie and it's quite delicious.... not similar to OGS at all but it's something I have also liked...it's like naturally sweet oats and mellow.

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    Davedan said "Ok guys, I just tried a sample of Rattray's Old Gowrie and it's quite delicious.... not similar to OGS at all but it's something I have also liked...it's like naturally sweet oats and mellow."

    Try it with 5 to 15 yrs of age. Its divine.

    Mike S.

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    Try it with 5 to 15 yrs of age. Its divine.

    Mike S.

    That's a Looooong wait

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    OGS is in my top 10 also. I was going to recommend Old Gowrie, not similar in taste but very similar in experience (if that makes sense). Here's a few that haven't been mentioned yet that deliver sweet, smooth natural tobacco with honey and fresh hay overtones in a flake tobacco:

    1. Butera Royal Vintage Golden Cake
    2. Erik Stokkebye 4th Gen 1855
    3. MacBaren Virginia #1 (cheap in bulk, and can bite if not careful)
    4. Samuel Gawith Golden Glow

    Jeff

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    OGS is good and OGS is good-and-cheap! Your wallet will thank you for it being your favorite. At regular prices, the round 100 g tins are a little better deal. But the big online stores run specials on the 50g square tins every now and then. Buy a few now but save your major cellaring spree for a sale. Same rec for Dunhill flake. It's on sale even more often!

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    This thread inspired me to rub out a couple of those golden slices and fire them up. They're attractive, delicious, and well-priced.

    OGS was my first flake and first tinned tobacco after messing around with mostly aromatics at first. I think that's a common experience, but unlike some popular "beginner blends," people don't seem to grow out of OGS. Tastes expad, but at least among the smokers I know, OGS seems to remain a favorite.

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    @danhester have you also tried Old Gowrie? I'm not sure which one is my favorite at this point although I reckon OGS may win by a hair's breadth. they're both very different but experience is the same. Gowrie taught me how to smoke a pipe properly; from packing to tamping and relighting. OGS is a little harder when it comes to packing. I wonder what would happen if I mixed the two in a bowl anybody tried this? should be an interesting experience. The next one on my list is frog morton across the pond..

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    Dave, I know this suggestion is from the same company but try Orlik Racing Green. It's a bit stronger on the Bergamot flavoring that is used for Golden Sliced. It doesn't have perique but includes a dash of cavendish and burley. It will ghost a pipe but Not bad. Nothing that Golden Sliced and Carter Hall can't handle.

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    @danhester have you also tried Old Gowrie? I'm not sure which one is my favorite at this point although I reckon OGS may win by a hair's breadth. they're both very different but experience is the same.

    I have not. After trying OGS, I kind of went Balkan crazy for a bit, and haven't done as much exploring into Virginias. Old Gowrie is definitely on my list though, along with Hal O' the Wynd.

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