I am thinking to order some Patriot Flake or Hamborger Veermaster. How does it compare to others blends of this genre (straight Virginia)?
This week i will have G.L Pease Union Square. In the next order, I'm thinking for another one straight Virginia. I want some very good quality straight Virginia. My choices are between:
-Dan Patriot Flakes
-Dan Hamborger Veermaster
-Orlik Golden Sliced
-Sutliff Crumble Kake Red Virginia.
To me Patriot Flake and Veermaster are similar. Both are hay type virginias with a little sweetness. Veermaster is the lighter of the two and a little more citrusy. Patriot Flake is spicier and the fruitiness a bit darker. I like them both and will probably buy some more to put away and see how they age.
I love Union Square. It’s mildly sweet and to me has a wheaty/grainy cereal quality to it that I really enjoy. Like most C&D produced virginias, it greatly improves with some age.
A lot of people really like OGS, but for me it’s in the “why am I smoking this” category. It’s not bad, just meh.
I’ve never had Peterson Flake or Sutliff Crumble Kake.