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A mixture of broken flake Virginia, ribbon cut Virginia, roasted burley and mild black cavendish. Sweet "Danish-style" flavor.

BrandOrlik Tobacco Company A/S
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Pouch, 50g Tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
2.3
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Grumpynuts Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Grumpynuts (8)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I really like this as an every day smoke. Slightly sweet, great room note, nothing particularly complex, however my sniffer/taster don't always denote many of the nuisances that others write about. I'd recommend this and will look forward to getting more tins.

Pipe Used: Variety of briar

Age When Smoked: Over 18

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: MacBaren Va # 1 but without any bite..

2 people found this review helpful.

PC Plod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PC Plod (58)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Blend meets Orlik Golden Sliced.

Oversimplification? Yes, but not bad as a first approximation. This blend looks a LOT like Mixture, both in colour and the variety of cuts. However the tin aroma of Orlik Golden Mixture is a tad less sweet ... more like fresh-cut melon instead of the pronounced honey note of Mac Baren.

The broken flake pieces look similar to Orlik Golden Sliced. In fact OGM tastes quite a bit like OGS, only lighter and a bit more refreshing. The tin description gives it an 'Aroma' rating of 4 and a 'Room note' rating of 3. I don't agree with that at all. This is only very mildly aromatic, similar in that way to Mac Baren Mixture.

This is an excellent smoke: flavourful, satisfying and mild. Entirely suitable for all day. And given its fair price, an exceptional value. Very solidly recommended.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Diplomat DR **

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Online Vendor

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red), Mac Baren - Scottish Blend Mixture.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (863)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Orlik - Golden Mixture.

Firstly, I can't quite get my head around why this is listed as being a 'ribbon'; it's blatantly a broken flake with one or two course pieces in there. The mix contains prominently Golden Virginia's and Burley's, there's only a tiny amount of Black Cavendish in there, and I mean a really tiny amount. Upon smelling the blend I'm unsure as to what the 'other/misc' flavourings are; the only extra smell I get is a sort of citrus one. That may be from the Virginia though?

Onto the smoking quality; although it contains a few chunky pieces of broken flake they aren't that big as to require rubbing/breaking, they can be stuffed straight in. It then lights up very easily giving a good burn. Going back onto the subject of other/misc flavours; outside the tobacco taste, the only one I get is a sort of lemon/citrus one; this seems to be more potent in the smoke than in the aroma from the pouch. This is okay at the beginning but becomes a bit unpleasant after awhile. Now the tobacco flavours; I I think the Black Cav' exists in the description only! The prevalent flavour I get is quite a light VaBur one, 'light' being aimed more towards the Burley than the Virginia.

For the first ten minutes this seems a good smoke; a VaBur with an edge? But then, as I said, after awhile the citrusy addition becomes astringent, it's most unpleasant.

There are some very good points to Golden Mixture; it burns well, I like the nicotine amount, it arrives perfectly hydrated, the room note's good and many more. For my palate though, I find the smokes taste isn't nice.

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Levent Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

1 person found this review helpful.

Jakob Kiilerich Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jakob Kiilerich (120)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a blend of rubbed out Golden Slices and Orlik Extra Mild Mixture. Nothing new here. See both reviews, combine them and you will have this.

For me this blend is a Golden Slices polluted with Extra mild mixture. If i get bored, i'll buy a pouch and spend the day separating the two blends into each little tin. Yeah right:)

1 person found this review helpful.