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Ethereal Orient grades from the best growing regions of Bulgaria and strong darkfired Kentucky tobaccos characterize the Flanagan flake. Sweet Zambia Virginia, a touch of Perique and hand-stripped Virginias from India round out this powerful and superbly blend. A full-bodied, but elegant flake for friends of spicy and natural tobaccos.

No added flavour!

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsKentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging50gr tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild
Taste
Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (953)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Tolerable

The boldness of the dark fired Kentucky merges with the spicy Orientals and a light addition of perique to create a tasty, tingly, mildly sweet, fairly earthy flavor. The earthy sweetness comes from the various Virginias, which are also naturally sweet. The Kentucky is woodsy and a bit smokey with spice. I get a hint of nuttiness at times, too. It's fairly consistent in taste, though at times, the spice is more prominent than other times. Burns even, slow and dry with no harshness. If you like spicy blends that have strength and some complexity, but won't knock you off your feet, you'll find this an enjoyable experience. Goes exceptionally well with coffee or tea, and if it fits your flavor profile, you'll smoke it more than once a day.

5 people found this review helpful.

Weisenheimer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Weisenheimer (18)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I think that HU-Tobacco/Hans Wiedemann acted rather courageously when composing this blend, a Virginia with significant footprints of Orient and Kentucky. The outcome is both innovative and surprising!

The tin aroma is pleasantly mild, sweetish, a bit flowery with hints of hay flower.

The taste is little sweetish, with varying pleasant taste notes in a nice play of caramel, mildly spicy, fruity reminiscent to tomato, earthy, creamy... simply manifold elements which makes this blend shine. Further down the bowl, the Kentucky plays somewhat into the foreground.

In conclusion an absolutely pleasant and innovative blend, showing its full talent in medium sized to larger bowls. Go to get it !

2 people found this review helpful.

Junkyard Dawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Junkyard Dawg (34)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I just don't believe that there's no flavour added in this tobacco. If I rely on the tobaccos making this one, there has to be a light topnote; the tin aroma is strongly indicative of one. It also translates into the smoking. Not that it matters, quite the contrary. Whatever they added is just great for my liking. Flanagan comes in the format of 9 wide flakes, neatly stashed one on top of the other. The tin aroma is just great. I can't detect the aroma of the Périque nor the DFK. Colours are light to medium brown. As it's still a bit moist i let the tobacco dry for 30 minutes before rubbing out and packing. It lights very well, has that top note flavour I suspect which is very light. I can't say, after 4 bowls, that I really detect the DFK or Périque as playing a significant role. No, here the VAs and ORs are leading the show. But there is some backbone provided that could not emanate only from the leading roles. It is very pleasant to smoke, it burns remarkably well and it hits the spot for my nicotine need. I find the various ingredients combine very well together for a one of a kind flake. I have another tin in the cellar and will revisit in 4 or 5 years.

Pipe Used: Luciano; Meerschaum and Falcon

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