Peretti Boston Slices

This a blend of all Virginias like the Oxford flake only milder in body and significantly lighter in color due to the tobaccos used.


Brand Peretti
Series Flake
Blended By L.J. Peretti
Manufactured By L.J. Peretti
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 10, 2006 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
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).
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 04, 2020 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
It seems the last 6 months or so, all I have reviewed are English/Balkans and aros. Time to get back to the Virginias and VaPers!

So far, theis has to be the thinnest flake from Peretti's I have smoked.

Light brown and bright Virginia make up this flake. Aroma of figs, hay, and grass, this smells amazing in the pouch.

Rubs out very nice, and loads just as easy. Does have some spring on the charring light.

First half of the bowl is a standard straight Va flake. Sweet grassy hay-like notes, with a touch of floral essence. This reminds me a bit of Astley's 109 or an OGS. 2nd half the floral note becomes more intense. If straight Virginia flakes are your thing, you'll enjoy this. It's kinda boring to me, but good quality tobacco nonetheless.
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