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BrandW.D. & H.O. Wills
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Beautifully arranged flakes that were golden years ago but have turned closer to mahogany brown with age. Deep, rich tobacco aroma in the tin, with a huge citrus presence. Smoked best folded and stuffed, when I could get the flakes to keep from crumbling!

This is another example of why I have a cellar full of F&T's Cut Virginia Plug and Butera's Golden Cake. I hold the belief that those two, once well aged, will smoke a lot like this one. Citrusy for sure, but nowhere near overblown. A nice mix of citrus and toasted bread, with some almond nuttiness bringing up the rear. I smoke a lot of Rich Virginia Ribbon and this one reminded me of that in a way, almost like there was some red VA in here (there isn't). There was a depth and lavishness that fresh lemon VA's do not possess but red VA's do. Hard to explain. Suffice it to say that this is one of the half-dozen or so finest Virginias I've ever smoked. It leaves the aforementioned F&K and Butera in the dust, and they are FAR from slouches. As I said, I hope and trust that those two will become similar to this one in about 20 years, should I live that long. I'd pay a pretty penny for another tin of this. I'm not worthy, but that won't stop me! :)

Age When Smoked: 28 years

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant

Cut Golden Bar Flake was one of the world's finest Virginia Flake tobaccos (IMO), and typically Wills, super high quality Virginia leaf that was processed in a manner that somehow added a richness seldom found. To compare it to an in production Virginia flake is a task I just was not up to. I racked my pea sized brain but came up empty. Not unusual for me, unfortunately. )-:

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