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
Jan 20, 2016 Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
As a smoker of Virginia folded flakes I have my favorites . Chief among them are the four by F & T and the Wessex flakes . This Peterson's blend joins that select group . Upon opening the can I simply enjoyed looking at it for a while . Long folded flakes in a round can , neatly piled up and a nice blond color . The tin note is very inviting , there is a slight top note something like citrus . It reminded my somewhat of Wessex gold flake but much softer in texture . The moisture level seemed perfect . This Peterson's blend has a nice , steady burn and leaves a clear white ash . The taste is very subtle , one must puff slowly to enjoy it . It should be smoked in a Virginia dedicated pipe or the smoker will miss the true value of this tobacco . With all of the new tobaccos coming out in 2015 this is , in my opinion , the best by far .

2/8/16 The above review was after I opened and smoked the first of two cans ordered . The second can simply was not the same tobacco , not even close . After examining and smoking the much darker tobacco within I thought that it looked like , in my opinion , Peter Stockebye's luxury navy flake eventhough the navy Flake has perique . The second can had a totally different tobacco than the first can . A mistake at the factory seemed possible . I opened a third can , from the 5 new ones I ordered and it too resembled luxury navy flake . It now seems to have a harshness that the original issue did not have . Good for an outdoors smoke but not the prima ballerina I had at first thought .

Pipe Used: Dunhill group 3 root prince
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 15, 2018 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Beautifully presented with flakes of a generous size that easily seperate, and for me that's all there is to like about this flake, the more I smoke it the more I dislike it. Rum and maple are used as the flavouring ? I can't taste that at all, I just get a mild soapiness that lingers and gets a little stronger from time to time and I hate floral/soapy tobaccos. If you like a mildly floral tobacco, this is right up your street, it is otherwise a very nice easygoing steady burning tobacco, but what is the point if you don't like the taste and especially the aftertaste. Now this review is written after several plus bowls and I did want to like it, it is good quality weed, but the taste just doesn't go well with me. Would I recommend it to someone ? I would advise them of a possible floral taste they may get and suggest they try and buy a sample first as a 100 gram tin is a lot of money when you are only dissapointed. Therefore I feel that IMHO, 2 stars is being generous.

UPDATE 27 July 2018 In desperation, after reading so many positive reviews, I tried this in a clean clay, surprisingly the floral notes dissapeared and a decent smoke ensued, as I clean a clay (by burning) after every smoke, I find this to intensive in work for this to be a regular. Therefore I will stick to 2 stars I will finish the tin, eventually, but it's not one for my rotation.
Pipe Used: Peterson 150 straight bulldog and a clay
PurchasedFrom: GQ
Age When Smoked: New
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