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Matured bright Virgina flakes deliver a bouquet of natural flavors — bread and hay with a subtle citrus undertone and a gentle, amiable spice. This toasty, artfully sweet smoke charmingly showcases what the bright, flue-cured leaf is all about, delivered through an easy, cool burn.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3005)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The multi-continental, matured, darkened bright Virginia flakes provide a moderate amount of tart and tangy citrus, bread, vegetative grass/hay, some sugar, mild floralness, honey, spice, wood, earth, peat, sour lemon, and light smoke along with a light graham cracker note. Has an extremely mild sweet casing, and no topping. The strength and nic-hit are a step past the center of mild to medium. The taste is a notch more potent, and doesn’t reach the medium mark. There’s no chance of bite, acidity or harshness. Has a few very minute rough edges. The mildly moist flakes easily break apart, and don’t need any dry time. Burns cool, clean and a bit slow with a very consistent flavor. The after taste pleasantly lingering for a short time. The room note is pleasant as well. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires some relights. An all day straight Virginia with enough character to hold your interest. Three and a half stars rounded up to four stars.


9 people found this review helpful.

Dave da Dragon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dave da Dragon (18)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

While I am unsure about being Ordained smoking this limited run blend, but I am certainly blessed with a very pleasant tasting blend. I do enjoy all sorts of blends but don’t smoke a lot of straight bright Virginia’s for several reasons including it’s tendency to burn hot and bite, thin smoke…I like to blow smoke rings, and they are typically lacking complexity. Just know non of the above applies to Ordained the blessed blend!

These beautiful thin golden brown flakes fold and stuff beautifully and come with a good to go moisture level, though I intend to try it dried just a bit. The Virginia leaf that went into them is well matured and of course pressing into blocks for slicing into flakes helps too. Slice is a good word here as it definitely has some really nice bready notes, from nice fresh bread to darker toastier loaves. Think great lightly toasted bread with a dab of lemon marmalade as there are some nice gentle citrus notes and definitely some sweetness. There are some nice delicate hay flavors as well. It somehow makes a bit denser smoke than I expected with tiny touch of spice, not black pepper but more the slightly herbal floral notes of white pepper, just enough to make this a pretty complex blend for a straight Virginia. No signs at all of the negatives I noted above, cool, sweet, smooth, mellow and bite free. Strength is the mild side of medium, I sense no added flavoring and taste is medium or slightly above. A very pleasant room note and easily an all day smoke. 4 out of 4 for my tastes at least, try it and see what you think.

I am far from a saint, but Ordained is heavenly.

Dave da Dragon

Pipe Used: Asikyan dual wall

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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