I've been on quite a flake spree, and I've probably tried at least 12 or so different flake blends. OGS was my first foray into flake, and it was awesome. Then I tried others, and really liked them - many of which I thought were much better blends than the OGS. OGS is a very simple flake, and regardless of what the review on T/R indicates I get no perique - just a pleasant blend of Virginia and Burley tobacco. It also has a wonderful lightly sweet flavor of some sort that compliments the Virginia and Burley base , and in this sense I think it's typical Danish blend that just happens to be in flake form. And while it is just a simple flake with no apparent umph or wow factor, it is the flake that I keep reaching for... again, and again, and again. Ask me what I think is the best blend in any particular genre, and I would not be able to give you a complete answer because "best" is, at least for me, a subjective concept. Best in what sense? Now if you ask me what my favorite is, then this takes the discussion to a whole 'nother level becase that will be the blend that consistently brings me the most enjoyment. My favorite is always going to be the one that I enjoy the most when I want to do nothing more than sit back enjoy a bowl of tobacco with no deep thought required. In this case, my favorite flake has got to be OGS. It has a wonderful VaBur base with a very pleasant topping of some sort, but this topping is very sublte and it really makes the Virginia and Burley base shine. Nothing fancy here, and no experience akin to nekked bungee jumping - just a solid and infinitely enjoyable blend. (YMMV).