Rattray Malcolm Flake

Charles Rattray's Malcolm Flake is a pipe tobacco of the highest possible premium level. Burley from Malawi and various Virginias from Brazil and Africa are predominant, with some added dark fired Kentucky to round it off. The blend is carefully pressed and stored for one week before cutting. The added exotic pineapple flavour gives this flake a wonderfully miraculous taste.


Brand Rattray
Series Flake Collection
Blended By Kohlhase & Kopp
Manufactured By Kohlhase & Kopp
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Kentucky, Virginia
Flavoring Pineapple
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.42 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 05, 2016 Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I cant recall Erinmore flake very well to be honest, but I know I smoked a lot many years back. But this new incarnation under the Rattray banner feels, as a first impression, a bit less fruity. The pineapple note is darker, and a bit smokey almost. All in a good sense. I think those expecting *pineapple* are expecting a very heavy american style aromatic. This is closer to what Gawith Hoggarth puts out. Its the pineapple equivalent of Bobs chocolate flake. After the first few bowls I wasn't that impressed, but I keep finding myself going back to it. It has that odd addictive quality. And part of that is the unique taste of this blend. Now aromatic and non aromatic is not such a clean distinction to be honest. Old Navy cakes have rum often, but that's not really the same thing as Amphora or Borkum Riff...or for that matter Pipeworks and Wilke. This is an older style of pipe tobacco and it can't really be considered a pure aromatic....except, you know, it is. And like all Rattray, even today, the ingredients are of the highest quality. I get why many don't like it, but I think its a matter of expectation. The Virginias are heavy and a bit acrid (though in a good way) and the burley is sharp. But the flavoring of the pineapple tones it all down. As i say, its addictive. It does burn a tad hot if your not careful though, and Id rub it out a bit more than normal. I d rate it 4 stars....3 and a half if there were half stars....but its closer to four.
Age When Smoked: new tin.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 26, 2021 Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Unnoticeable
I was afraid of pineapple flavor from this tobacco. Unnecessarily. Even tobacco is offered as aromatic, there is almost nothing to smell. There are beautiful flakes in the box, very nicely packed. Easy to prepare with accurate (for somebody maybe little higher) moisture. Indeed, there is something sweetie inside, when you smoke, but probably Kentucky, not pineapple. Creamy smoke comes from combination of sweet, fresh VA and nutty, oily burley.

In general, it is mellow, pleasant smoke. If thinking about rotation, I would put Malcolm flake between sweet burley blends rather than between aromatics.
Pipe Used: BPK, Stanislaw
PurchasedFrom: etrafika.cz
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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