Orlik Tobacco Company A/S Golden Sliced (Red Tin)

A blend of golden, fully ripe Virginia leaves from the traditional districts of the United States and a smidgen of perique. Natural sweetness and freshness with hints of citrus.
Notes: Previous edits to this blend have averred that a dispute exists whether or not Golden Sliced contains perique. It does. Please note that the website stglanepipe.com states on its Orlik page that certain of its blends (including Golden Sliced) contain "fully ripe Virginia and a little perique." Moderator.


Brand Orlik Tobacco Company A/S
Blended By Orlik
Manufactured By Orlik
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin and pouch, 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 12, 2002 Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Unnoticeable
From the distributor: Louisiana Perique adds zesty new life to the flavor of flue-cured Virginia tobacco. Flake slice cut, this attractive, non-aromatic blend encompasses a delectable span of flavor intensities from mild to medium in strength.

Tin aroma: The tin emits a tart aroma with a subtle, creamy undertone. I?m looking for the smell of Virginias here as promised by the description provided by the distributor, but mostly what I?m picking out seems to be a flavoring of some kind. Appearance: Wide strips of mottled flake, looking to my eyes something like beef jerky. The tobacco is mostly brown in color, with flecks of darker browns and gold evident in the strips.

Packing: Getting these flakes down to bits that are easily packed requires some effort. Perhaps this is why so many enjoy rolling the flake up to put into the bowl.

Initial flavor: The match touches the leaf and hey, presto! Here is that floral/soapy flavor I?ve heard about from other pipe smokers. Evident also is the sweet sharpness expected from the Virginias.

I?m looking now for the spicy note of Perique, but it doesn?t seem to be available, even when the smoke is exhaled through the nose. There isn?t any Burley flavor I can pick out, unless this is what carries the soap.The tobacco doesn?t seem to want to stay lit.

Mid bowl: The tobacco has settled into a nice, even burn. The soapy flavor has abated somewhat, but is still in very much in evidence. The Virginia flavor is somewhat full, but unexciting. The soapy flavoring is too much competition, I think for the normally delicate flavor of Virginia tobacco.

The Perique makes itself known with the occasional zesty note across the palate.

Just past the midway point, in the midst of a not-very-aggressive bout of puffing, the pipe begins to overheat at the same time a feeling of light-headedness makes the nicotine content of this blend known. Time to set the pipe down for a rest.

The relight brings a nice rush of sweet Virginia flavor, the first really outstanding Virginia taste in the bowl so far. The soap quickly makes a comeback, though.

Final: The tang and sweetness of the Virginia tobacco has now moved just slightly ahead of the soap, but the smoke has become very hot. The zesty Perique continues to make itself known by littles, but doesn?t add much to the smoking experience.

I have looked for Burley flavor throughout the bowl and have not been able to find it. That is, again, unless this is what is carrying the soap flavor.

The tobacco has burned hot through the entire final third of the bowl without regard to my puffing technique.

The tobacco burns down to a rough dark ash.

Summary: I believe that the soapy/floral flavor provided by this tobacco could become an acquired taste. However, I don?t intend to put in the time and effort that it would take to acquire it. The soap too much overwhelms the Virginia flavor and the tobacco is too ill behaved for me.

If you?re looking for a nice Virginia/Perique blend, look elsewhere. There are many other Virginia/Perique blends out there, and some of them are legendary. This one is not.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 15, 2023 Strong None Detected Full Strong
If you like hot Kentucky summers with unsweetened iced tea, and a tin note of fig newtons with a peppery aftertaste, you'll be sure to love Golden Sliced.

This tin has no shortage of great reviews especially for a good summer piping. Again, if you like iced tea and Kentucky hills, and the smell of ashtray while driving the backroads through Bardstown or Louisville, try it.

But it's not for me.

Unfortunately, Golden Sliced really is too unpleasant for my taste. Folks say this is smooth and creamy, sweet with citrus notes. However, that is not what I taste. Of course, there's perique - exhaling through the nose offers the most curious experience here with a peppery, spicy jab and a taste of iced tea.

Being a fan of Nightcap and EMP, Old Toby and Northwest Trek, I must be a bigger fan of English and Oriental blends. Something with a sweeter, dark and more complex experience for rainy/wintry days.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 21, 2017 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Flat...a bit harsh. Nothing here really. A little woodsy, some pepper. Not worth tin prices; maybe as a bulk tobacco if you had nothing else to smoke. Too many other good tin VaPer's out thete to waste time and money on this.
Pipe Used: grabow, kaywoodie
PurchasedFrom: pipes & cigars
Age When Smoked: tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 27, 2016 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable
My tin is round and it is not really flake, it is a big rund spun cake in the tin. It is sort of flake I suppose, it is easy to peel of a piece of this big mother load and fold it and stuff. The tin is cool enough with the judge. The tin note is grass and hay. It is not really easy to light and keep lit. But it is no big problem. Burns slow and doesn´t get hot so easy. Leaves a fine grey ash that is very easy to scrape out. It was a bit wet when i opened the tin. So, is there any Perique? I am to unexperienced to say for sure. Sometimes when I smoke a bowl I get a nice spicy sensation, especially in my nose. But the next time I smoke there isn´t that feeling. Can the Perique be that unevenly spread around in the tin? Or is it just some Virginia note i pick up, so maybe ther isn´t any P after all? But overall it is not my kind of tobacco i am afraid. Sorry, I think it is to grassy and uninteresting. But the Perique made me curious, I will search for another tobacco with mote P in it.
PurchasedFrom: Airport
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