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Peterson Irish Flake

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  • Started 6 months ago by redglow
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  1. redglow

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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.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    It would really benefit from a year or two of aging, if you could afford the wait.

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

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    Was it in the old style, square or rectangle tin?

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    No, it’s in the round tin. Not dated either. So, I’m not sure how old it is.

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    I think they went to the round tins 3 or maybe 4 years ago. Irish Flake is good stuff- enjoy!........

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    Thanks! Looking forward to the first bowl!

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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!

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    Hopefully STG brings the Peterson blends back to market this year.

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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!

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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.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
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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

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    I love Sterling Flake

    Faugh a Ballagh
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    Irish Flake is truly fine tobacco in its own category, notheless I perhaps prefer G&H similar Dark flake offerings over to it.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    I think Sterling is Irish and Wallace Flake is University. At least that's what I heard through the grapevine.

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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.

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    I loved Irish Flake.

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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.

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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. ☺️

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    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”

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
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    I saw something on Facebook today indicating that STG has announced which blends will continue. On a hunch, I looked at thispipelife, which is owned by STG, and found a thread on this topic. An admin, Leonard, posted the following:

    Good news, Old Dublin made the list. Below is the total portfolio. Any that got cut are still being manufactured for other countries, so could potentially come back in the future. I can assure you the volume for the items that got cut were minuscule.

    Peterson 3P's Plug Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Balkan Delight Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Connoisseurs Choice Tobacco 50g
    Peterson De Luxe Mix Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Hyde Park Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Irish Dew Tobacco 5 x 40g
    Peterson Irish Flake Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Irish Oak Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Irish Whiskey Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Old Dublin Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Sherlock Holmes Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Sunset Breeze Tobacco 50g
    Peterson Sweet Killarney Tobacco 50g
    Peterson University Flake Tobacco 50g

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Nice ,I still can see three of my favorites being listed amongst the offerings above, Irish & University flakes and Hyde Park,all that I need.

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    That is good news. Irish Flake, University Flake, and 3Ps were my main ones

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    3P I have been wanting to try. Sounds good.

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    This is good news! I'm surprised to see 3P's after all the conjecture that it was gone.

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    Into more wild Atlantic? I never did try it.

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    Irish Oak, Irish Flake, Sunset Breeze, and University Flake are all "go to" blends in my rations. Several tins of Old Dublin in the cellar, just too many good Lat blends out there to get around to it. Sherlock Holmes gags me. Rest are meh.

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    Thanks for the inspiration, 'bout to stuff a pipe with Irish Flake - let that be a Peterson Sterling Silver 80s.

    Posted 5 months ago #

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