|This is a true traditional Virginia flake; nothing to share with the great McClelland productions, it's much more similar to the European way of manufacturing a flake tobacco.
The slices are thin, pretty large(1 1/2" or so) and about 2 1/2" long. The colour is a light shade of brown with some darker stripes and golden flecks.
The smell is classic Virginia, dry and a little spicy, reminding od dried fruits (figs in particular), very similar to Capstan.
The flakes rub out very easily, the moisture content is perfect, and pack easily too. It starts with just one match without problems.
At the match it again reminds of Capstan, the same intense dried fruits flavour and the same tongue bite at the beginning. Later on the flavour keeps consistent though mild and the bite disappears. The body is light to medium, suitable for an all day smoke. The smoke proceeds without evolution or particular points of interest, it isn't a complex blend, but it goes well: cool, dry, no problem, just a little cigarettish.
All in all a good tobacco, but too mild in strenght and flavour to suit my taste. You can think about it as a milder version of Capstan (blue tin).