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Brigham Klondike Gold Pipe Tobacco – Golden, light and medium brown Virginia tobacco presented in the classic pressed and sliced flake format. This fragrant Virginia provides a light, naturally sweet pure tobacco flavor and aroma.

BrandBrigham Enterprises Inc.
Blended ByR.L. Will
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 g tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (201)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

A very nice offering from Brigham. Very similar in appearance, thickness of cut (thin), and tin aroma to Wessex Brown Virginia Flake. No detectable aroma from the tin, just good, fresh Virginia and not hay-like at all, which I find preferable in a Va over those with a predominant hay-like aroma. Loaded and lit very nicely. A beautiful, if not one of the best, Virginia smoking experiences I've had. I ordered 2 tins since it has been having its "hard to get" moments, and receiving it today, found only one tin in the box. A quick call to P&C only to find it is back ordered! A good, solid, no nonsense VA. It was a little less expensive than Wessex Brown Flake, so when I'm in the mood for this type of flavor profile in a VA, I can save a few dollars and go with Klondike. I believe they are both blended by RL Will and put together by Kohlhase &Kopp, hence the similarities, so you can't go wrong there! If you want an unadulterated VA, you would be hard pressed to find too many others better than this one.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Vario Billiard

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Wessex Brown Virginia Flake.

7 people found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (263)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

These nicely prepared flakes of VA have a perfect moisture content and are quite pliable to permit easy packing without rub out. Initial light is easy and few relights are required The tin aroma is inviting but not as apparent in the smoke that is still enjoyable. Smokes cool and dry without any bite in all bowl sizes. A nice, lite smoke that is ideal for this hot weather. If you like straight Va's, give it a try.

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (942)
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant

The flakes are easy to break apart if you're not a "fold and stuff" smoker, and provides a perfectly smooth, even burn with no bite or harshness. The lack of topping means this is less sweeter than many straight Virginia flakes. The various Virginias offer some naturally tangy citrus, slight grass and earth flavors. Some of those flavors will be more prominent than others on occasion, but this is essentially a well balanced medium flake designed for all day smoking. What it lacks in complexity and nicotine, it makes up for in pure Virginia goodness. It should age better than a number of straight Virginias I can think of.

4 people found this review helpful.

Darby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darby (15)
Mild None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Klondike presents as an attractive thin-cut medium brown flake with light highlights. Tin aroma was surprisingly mild - just a good clean mildly toasty and sweet tobacco aroma, with no perceptible toppings. Moisture level in my tin was on the high side - I cross cut and rubbed out the entire tin, spread it out thinly on my countertop, and let it dry for six hours before repackaged it into a glass jar. Since the flakes were thin-cut, the resulting ready rub was a fine broken filigree.

Skipping ahead to mid-bowl, I picked up a pleasing grassy note, along with a bright tangy hit of sweet citrus (to me, it came across as tangerine & rose hips). I love those qualities in straight Virginias, but sometimes it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Here, the sweet citrus notes, while pleasant, seemed a little over-strong, and actually ghosted my pipe slightly with a note best described as “Tang Instant Breakfast Drink”. Even with proper moisture balance, and slow sipping, the sweetness and thinness of the cut caused the tobacco to smoke slightly hot. I also picked up a slightly tannic note in the finish, which some extra cellar time should soften.

Despite the minor nits, this is still a high quality, and very interesting tobacco - something I look forward to blending (I’ll probably cut the sweetness with some burley, and stretch the finish with some perique). I’m confident that some extra cellar time will soften and mellow this into something really special, but straight out of a new tin this smoked a little tart, youthful and edgy, like a spirited young horse that hasn’t been broken to saddle yet.

A very solid 3 star smoke for me. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Grabow Royalton

Age When Smoked: Unknown (tin not vintage dated)

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3 people found this review helpful.

SmokeQuest Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeQuest (9)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Great tobacco folks, it smokes like aged tobacco fresh out of the tin, no rough edges, no bite, smooth, and cool smoking, I just wish it was a little sweeter. If you are a Virginia smoker, get some, you won’t be disappointed.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

3 people found this review helpful.

Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (143)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This flake took some getting used to as it is completely uncased. These are the thinnest flakes you will ever encounter. It is a blend of light and brown Virginias of excellent quality. There is very little natural sweetness and the taste is mostly mid-range. Very satisfying and flavorful. There is a slight earthiness and the nicotine is moderate. I rub it out completely and find that it burns cool and dry. R.L Will has created an excellent mixture in Klondike Gold.

Purchased From: Smokingpipes

Similar Blends: Wessex Brown Flake.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1260)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Klondike Gold had a really wonderful taste that was similar to other Will offerings if this type. Not as heady as Gold Bar, but certainly in the same class. If you appreciate a lighter (but still with punch) Virginia flake that is naturally sweet rather than grassy, Klondike Gold would be a good choice. And, no matter how hard you puff, this Virginia will not bite.


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