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A classic bright golden flake made of selected, fragrant, fully matured Virginia tobaccos. Its exquisite, very refined, fruity aroma is carefully balanced and develops into perfect smoking pleasure in your pipe.

BrandOrlik Tobacco Company A/S
Blended ByRichmond
Manufactured ByOrlik
Blend TypeVirginia Based
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3046)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Virginias offer a bit of fruity citrus and small dark fruit notes. There's a little earth from the dark Virginia to go with the grass and hay from the light Va. The mild plum and fruit toppings don't sublimate the varietals very much. The toppings and tobaccos work synergistically to create a harmonious flavor profile. The flakes easily break apart to do with as you will. The strength and taste levels in the center of mild to medium. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean with a very consistent taste from top to bottom. Hardly leaves any moisture in the bowl. Needs an average number of relights. Has a mild nic-hit, a pleasant, short lived after taste and room note. A very comfortable all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


19 people found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

Here's yet another viginia flake available only in Germany, despite the British-sounding name. Originally I thought it had something to do with the Richmond cigarettes brand in the UK, but was surprised it's produced by Orlik.

There is a huge nod here to Orlik's brilliant Golden Sliced, although this isn't sliced and not as golden. My 'dose' was in a big round tin, rather than the square shown in the illustration. The flakes are arranged in a rather dry crumbly mass which needs to be broken and rubbed out. Doubtful you could smoke this without.

The tin note is typical of many other similar blends (of which there are a few) with a pure yet subtle virginia fragrance that reminds me very much of Capstan's yellow.

There's not a great deal to seperate out this blend from others of this type, but I'd say the quality here sits a little above the Dan Tobacco blends like Former's Private, Kriswill or Timms' Golden, but just below the top quality of Capstan or Sam Gawith's best.

Well worth having, especially at this price (10.5 euros), though of course you'll pay postage on top of that from Germany, yet still it proves VFM.

An all-day, simple smoke in the lower half of the top table of virginias.

Pipe Used: All of them (briars)

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: DanPipe, Germany.

Similar Blends: Timms Golden No Name Gold, Bjorn's Flake de Luxe, SG's FVF, Kriswill, Hamburger Veermaster, etc.

7 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

This blend might not be as well known as Golden Sliced but it stands high in quality.once the tin opens a nice sweet plum and citrusy smell comes out.the mostly brown flakes have perfect moisture and texture for rubbing and drying time is needed,lights easy with a few relights needed.while smoking i found a pefect balance between the tobacco flavours and the topping.the different varieties of virginias offer grass,citruses,dark fruits and spices.the plum topping is sweeter than other plum toppings and works in a very balanced way with the tobacco flavours.very rare i detected some cocoa notes also.the flavours are pleasant and very natural.burns almost fast and medium hot to perfect ash with a lot moisture left at the filter.nicotine level is medium and the aftertaste note is tolerable with no tongue all day smoke.generally i am pleased from the simplicity of this blend.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

5 people found this review helpful.

Upon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Upon (15)
Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

Seven years between tins I would still claim that Richmond Navy Cut is one of the most consistent and reliable flakes I've smoked. Typical Danish cased Virginia Flake reminiscent of blue Capstan and why not Troost Slices. Affordable, nice and easy.

Age When Smoked: fresh

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This one is - as far as I know - only available on the German market. Which is too bad, it's a great Virginia flake!

It's nothing fancy, it really isn't. Don't expect a huge and colorful Virginia blend like, say, McClellands Blackwoods Flake or SG Full Virginia Flake. The Richmond is much more of a wallflower compared to these, and I guess that some smokers would even find it rather boring.

Not me though. In fact this one has been one of my favorite flakes during the last couple of years, and besides a dull tin a while ago I've never been disappointed with it. For me it's more or less the perfect all-day-smoke, and I would even go as far as to call it a potentiel desert island tobacco. Again, it doesn't have the deep dimensions of some of the 'big' Virginias, but it sure has a nice little character of its own, and I often find a great variety of sweet fruity flavors coming at me. Delicious! Lo-fi but delicious!

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

First impression:

This is a very good Virginia Flake. The tin scent is very sweet, just a good, matured high-quality Virginia. Medium- blonde flakes, obviously high-quality leaf. Stuffing a Flake, I always use the fold and roll method. It works pretty good with only half of a single Flake. The tobacco is not pressed too tightly, so it is very nice to handle. Lighting it is no problem and it stays lit well down to the bottom of the bowl. Pay some attention and smoke it slow. If you really do, you will fully enjoy it. Otherwise, as many Virginias, it might get hot, but that will be no problem either. This tobacco is very easy to handle in temperature. Its taste is surprisingly not as sweet as one may expect from the tin scent. It's rather spicy and smoky, even though the natural Virginia sweetness is always preasent in the background. The taste is becoming fuller after the middle of the bowl. Its smoke is creamy and full. All in all, a very good Virginia Flake and a classic, respectively on the German market. I wouldn't recommend it, as any Flake Cut Tobacco, to beginners, though. If a good English tobacco is a 'gentleman', this one is a 'sailor'. You may image sailors smoking this in the harbour after the work is done :) Rich and satisfiying. And in my opinion, better than f.ex. McBarens' VirginiaFlake. A nice change of pace for an english smoker like me. I like it.

UPDATE: This tobacco has proved very well since I cracked the tin. It's just a great smoke. It's a steady and reliable tobacco, something you can always trust. It seems to give me the same kind of silent enjoyment every time I smoke it. Earthy, slightly sweet, malty and grassy. An everyday- anytime smoke for me.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Reasonable price and high quality, Could find it only in Europe.Five Stars if possible.

4 people found this review helpful.

NobbyR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NobbyR (79)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This lighy aromatised pure Virginia flake can be recommended to those who want to try this kind of cut for the first time.

The tin note of these mottled brown flakes smells of grass and hay as well as a slightly sweet of plums.

Moisture in a fresh tin is perfect, so you can easily fill your pipe using the fold and stuff methode. After the charring light I level out the ashed before the true light.

The Richmond Navy Cut develops plenty of fume. There's a sublime sweetness that goes allong well with its nutty, malty and fruity flavors, but most of all there's natural tobacco taste. It somehow resembles a Va/Per, even though there's no Perique in the blend. However, it's important not to smoke this tobacco too hot, because then the pipe will start to sputter. Towards the bottom of the bowl the smoke gets a little stronger. It usually burns down evenly to some dark grey ash.

The room note is dominated by genuine tobacco scents.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Lilje

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Local Tobacconist

Similar Blends: Mac Baren Navy Flake.

3 people found this review helpful.

HeavyTrees Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HeavyTrees (70)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Rubbed this one out and smoked it in medium size chambers as this is my weapon of choice when it comes to VA flakes. Cold smell is decent and of raisins with wooden notes. Packs easily when rubbed out and takes flames fast then burns a bit hot if not sipped very slowly.

Offers a lot of assets a VA flake can do. Hay grass and citrus notes on top of a natural tobacco taste. Not much of added aromas detectable for me in here though the plum is a bit more present in the second half. I can not taste any Cavendish at all even though it is mentioned in the tin description.

No big ups and downs to be expected but that's no problem. Nice and easy all day VA - a summer tobacco for me it is.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From: Local shop

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Virginia Flake, Vauen - No. 14 Virginia Flake.

2 people found this review helpful.

Connaisseur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Connaisseur (2)
Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant

The tobacco requires no magic to be well fired. For a flake he glows very well. The heat development is surprisingly low. In summary, very good smoking qualities. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the taste. Initially, a light sweetness from the Virginia is noticeable. This sweetness is quickly drowned out by a very natural and bitter taste paired with a mild soap taste. The taste of this tobacco lacks in balance, finesse and subtlety. For me, the taste experience is too uncouth. If this tobacco is smoked too greedy and too fast, he will punish your tongue with descreet brand.

If you like more natural and primitive tobaccos, you might have some fun with the Richmond Navy Cut. However, I stay married with the Mac Baren Navy Flake...

Age When Smoked: Initial purchased, fresh

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium Very Mild Mild Pleasant

This is the second historic Richmond mixture. Once you pop open the tin you see the nicely trimmed flakes waiting for you to enjoy them, even though they are quite moist at first and need some drying. They are not very pressed making it easier to fill the pipe, light it and keep it puffing.

It has an honest Virginia taste without too much sweetness. Surely a small bowl fits best to this tobacco, cause when I tasted it in a big bowl, after the 3rd /5th it became much stronger but also a bit bitter. I like it, but not as much as Mixture.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

i think this brand name is around some 30 years. Maybe then it was still UK made. As far as I remember there have been 2 Richmond flakes around both somewhat similar. Actually a nicely made flake - if scented, only a bit. The maker is using obviously high quality raw tobaccos and its reasonable priced.

You can´t go wrong smoking this tobacco if somebody like natural VA flakes.

2 people found this review helpful.

orka Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
orka (66)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Light, sweet, a bit fruity VA flake (though I wouldn't go as far as calling it an aromatic - for obvious reasons it might be called a danish "touch"). Good flavour and very low bite tendencies. Perfect moisture straight from the tin. High quality, and one of the cheapest tinned flakes around Europe. It's a no-brainer to smoke and maintain throughout the course of the smoke.

I can't really find any problems with it, so for me it's definately a keeper.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pseudo Nim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pseudo Nim (129)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very nice quality flake, not exceptional, but very good all the same.

The flakes are well cut and nicely presented, allowing easy seperation, moisture content is fine and flakes can be rubbed or folded without extra drying time.

A very good medium bodied smoke, smooth and a little creamy, no bite, burns well without relights all the way down and no dottle to waste.

Now for the tragic part, I've gone through several tins of this and each time, having opened the tin (and very carefully replacing the lid) within a few days, the taste and flavour have vanished.

Was this a bad batch ? young tobacco ? I still have a couple of tins left, now with a year or so on them so I may be tempted to crack one open to see if the taste and flavour will remain a little longer.

Therefore only three stars whereas four would have been an almost certainty.

2 people found this review helpful.