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Pure roasted burley.

BrandScandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Blended ByScandinavian Tobacco Group)
Blend TypeBurley Based
CutBroken Flake
Packaging50 grams pouch, 100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The burley is fairly earthy and toasty with some nuttiness, a little wood, and very light cocoa and molasses notes. The strength and taste levels are a shade closer to mild than they are to medium. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite or get harsh even if pushed. Burns cool and clean at a slightly faster than moderate pace with a very consistent, monochromatic flavor. Leaves virtually no dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste. An easy going all day work and play smoke that won’t wear out its welcome.

4 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (326)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The tobacco is a mostly rubbed out flake similar in appearance to Amphora. It appears to be composed of one dark brown leaf - the roasted burley of the description.

This was a pleasant smoke. It burned cool, and had a simple flavor. It was slightly sweet and had a hint of cocoa. It reminded me of an upscale Prince Albert or the NLA London Burley Blend. There was no bitterness to the burley even in last of the bowl.

This one is not especially exciting or complex, but it is a very good smoke. I am not sure about availability in the US, but should you run across a pouch, it is well worth trying.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1644)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

SCT - Singleton.

Very satisfying.

Like the name Ribbon, Cut Plug can sometimes be a bit misleading; for Singleton, the blend's like a Broken Flake. Some of the pieces are slightly joined together, a little like broken flakes. They don't need rubbing though, as the bowl is being filled, what's left of the flake-like form crumbles completely.

If you like Burley you must try this. There isn't anything about it a Burley fan wouldn't love: a good nutty flavour, no bite, a great room-note, good burn, medium in nicotine, and ultimately satisfying!

Very highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Somali Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

3 people found this review helpful.

Jakob Kiilerich Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jakob Kiilerich (120)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant

As one of the only Danish people on this wonderful site, I am very pleased to see that it, afterall, is possible to get hold of these blends from Orlik Tobacco Company.

I put allmost all the blends up online, and it nearly took a year before anyone reviewed some of them. They must be hard to locate

I agree with Eulenburg. Even though this is a drugstore blend, this lovely burley tastes like quality leaf. It is very gentle on the palate and it carries alot of nicotine with it. I am usually not very fond of pure burley blends, but this one has a certain sweetness and caramel-like flavor which i care for much.

It has a nice burn, packs easy and the smoke is very cool. If you love burley blends i think this one may surprise you.

3 people found this review helpful.

MikeHaggarKJ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MikeHaggarKJ (22)
Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant

I don't know if I got a bad batch or something, but all I get from this is burned cardboard taste with some creamy sweetness on the tongue.

Edit: having tried Five Brothers, Brumeuse, Aged Burley flake, C&D's blending burley and a few other Burley based blends, I would like to reaffirm that this does indeed simply seem like poor quality burley sprayed eith sugarwater.

Pipe Used: Cobs & briars

1 person found this review helpful.

grimpeur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
grimpeur (84)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Pure burley tobacco. If you miss Mac Baren's London Burley, this will help fill the void the discontinuation of that tobacco has left. I find it too one dimensional for my taste, but I can recognize a quality product when I smoke it. Sometimes.

Purchased From: The Danish Pipeshop

1 person found this review helpful.

Mochzky Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mochzky (8)
Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Right after I opened the tin, the first two or three bowls seemed to me flat and boring, nothing but bland white smokes. So, I put it away, thinking this gonna be a last resort when I am out of all the tobaccos in my house. I am not a Burley lover but I think I know a good Burley smell. It's like raisin. Definitely, the toasted Burley cigarette leaves smell like Darjeeling tea, e.g., navy cut Lucky Strike or some South African cigarettes.

Before Singleton became a fossil, I had the opportunity to smoke it when I did not find any other suitable size of the tin to my pocket than the flat slim Singleton tin and went out to smoke. On a windy day, while walking, it burns perfectly stable. I seemed to understand why the sailors of old days loved Burley flakes. Out in the sea, it must have retained its coolness and stability of the smoke on the deck.

After several weeks of neglect, perhaps oxidation played a role in making Singleton sweet raisin. It gives off cool white smokes. I found out the treasure in the mound of the miscellaneous Danish tobacco brands. Rather than on a whim, I picked up this one by the name Singleton, a hero seaman who tightly clutches the steering wheel to get the ship into the port in a cursed weather when all the other crew are in panic, intimidated, and some praying . Like the reticent single-minded Singleton in J. Conrad's fiction, this Singleton gives me an honest, straightforward Burley pleasure.

Purchased From: Danish Pipe shop

1 person found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (264)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Another souvenir from my holiday in Denmark, this blend may be the one I will be returning for. Or mail-order, for that matter.

Burley flakes, for me, have a formidable opponent I compare against: Solani's Aged Burley Flake. To cut a long story short, Singleton stacks up quite well in this comparison. The name on the tin is, of course, a bit provocative for me, as The Singleton is one of my favourite Highland whiskies...

But on with the review. Opening the tin, I at first thought they had mixed up the contents. Seeing as there actually was tobacco in there, I thought to myself, "OK, that's a new one... I'm going to smoke a slice of chocolate..."

For some reason, fold-and-twist does not work for me with this blend; I need to rub out or I will end up with half a bowlful of dottle. So I rub out. That way, lighting is normal, and the smoke starts out sweeeeeet, with notes of cocoa and chocolate; the former is, I guess, just the Burley magic happening, the chocolate is a sauce. But a good one.

Accordingly, the room note is a bit sweeter than a plain Burley, but still airy-dry. The taste remains basically the same throughout, very enjoyable when I'm in a Burley mood. Somewhat ironically, The Singleton is not exactly the best tipple to have alongside Singleton; it seems to work better with a glass of a good Port.

1 person found this review helpful.

Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Burley lovers owe it to themselves to investigate this buttery, top-quality, lightly stoved beauty.

1 person found this review helpful.

SiChange Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SiChange (39)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The pouch description translated indicates that this is a mixture of toasted burleys that are pressed into cakes then rubbed out. It’s well rubbed out and packs very easily. No humectants discernible and at a good moisture level for smoking right away. The burleys are mildly cased but no top dressing is noticeable. What a novel idea in a pouch tobacco. Slightly caramelized sugar sweet, nutty, cool-smoking, no bitterness, all signs of superior leaf and processing.

Though packaged quire humbly, it is an outstanding example of its type.

Purchased From: Danish Pipe Shop

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cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (68)
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Mild Euro-Burley. Doesn't have the backbone that American classics do. However, I really like this one. Think Amphora Original or Mac Baren Burley London Blend. Now take it even sweeter, and take away any chance of it smoking hot and flavorless. This is a really delicious tobacco for anyone who likes Burley IMO. I was really charmed by the simple pleasure it has to offer. A sweet, satisfying Burley with a little delicacy and no rough edges. Too bad 40g pouches from Europe are the only way to get this. It makes the per pound cost prohibitive. As such, I'll add a couple pouches to my order every time I order from a European tobacconist that sells it but if the option was there I would buy enough to fill a flat of mason jars. Very good.

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