Peterson Signature Flake

A traditional English flake combined with natural bright Virginias from Africa and Brazil creates a subtle flavour of spice with a hint of sweetness.
Notes: This is one of the three new tobaccos known as the "Founders Collection" produced to honor Charles Peterson, Henry Kapp and Fredrick Kapp on Peterson's 150th anniversary in 2015.


Brand Peterson
Series Founders Collection
Blended By Peterson
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Very Mild
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.32 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 01, 2022 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant
The tin I opened for review had an issue date of "October 12, 2017."

Appearance: over the years, the Virginia blend has generally darkened somewhat. Nevertheless, the individual varieties are still quite distinguishable - the blend is a thinly sliced, even flake of fine quality Virginia, with shades ranging from the color of wheat bread crust to the color of milk chocolate. The moisture content of the tobacco is near perfect. The overall tobacco consistency can be compared to such "monsters" as Mac Baren HH/Capstan or Fribourg & Treyer.

Flavor: fresh hay, warm bread, dark raisins, bitter and slightly spicy English orange jam, barely noticeable woody note, a drop of dark buckwheat honey. There is a suspicion that the notes of jam, spice and honey are brought into the tobacco by the dressing, but they are extremely harmonious with the overall flavor, complementing it and giving some variety.

The taste almost repeats the bouquet of flavors: sweetish mixed grass, yeast-free dough, just a little woody flavor, a little dark raisin. Overall, there is little sweetness in the taste. As you smoke it almost completely disappears, and the hay and woody notes come to the fore. This is especially noticeable in straight pipes. The tobacco smokes exceptionally smooth and cool enough without any roughness or bite (provided you keep the tempo of smoking inherent to pure Virginia blends). If you fill the pipe with whole flake plates, the smoking will be even slower and cooler, and the flavor accent will change a bit more towards the woody notes. Nevertheless, the strength will not change, being lower than average. The tobacco slowly burns into a whitish dusty ash, leaving almost no moisture in the pipe. A leisurely smoking of 3 grams can easily last an hour or more. The aftertaste is sweet with a woody undertone, quite pleasant. The smoke is light, almost odorless, easy to disperse.

Bottom line: a very decent (and alas quite underrated in the general public) Virginia flake. In my "league table of ranks" it beats Wessex and Mac Baren flakes, being quite capable of competing with Capstan Yellow Flake, for example. I'm truly sorry that this blend was produced so briefly. But you can still find it on sale sometimes, and it's worth buying a tin or two just to try it. In any case, the first tin I opened was immediately grabbed by my friends to try, and the feedback from them was overwhelmingly positive.
Pipe Used: Peterson 69, 106, 999, POTY 2019
PurchasedFrom: Online
Age When Smoked: 2017
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 15, 2017 Medium Medium Medium to Full Unnoticeable
This is the second tin of this I've tried and found it to be a very nice blend. It didn't need any drying out and is good to go right away. Just one point, I found it to be a bit harsh on the charring light but after it settles down to a really pleasant smoke. It really settles down about a third of the way down the bowl. In all a really nice smoke with no tongue bite, burns well and a very satisfying smoke.
Pipe Used: Savinneli briar and meershaum
PurchasedFrom: my smokig shop, Preston, UK
Age When Smoked: new and aged 1 yr
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