Orlik golden slice

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  1. WVDAVE

    WVDAVE Member

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    I've been smoking OTC like CH, PA, and got some Blue Mountain this week and just love it. I want to try a virginia and was wondering if this is a good one to start with? Is there something else that would be better to start with?
     


  2. user1975

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    Never had OGS, but have heard a lot of good things about it. I have had Rattray's HOTW, and it is great... supposed to have some perique in it as well, but like most people, I can't tell that it has much in it.
     
  3. CMAsailor

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    It gets my nod for sure. IRC VaFlake is good too it but rounds out a little different, plenty of people boast of dunhill flake, it's decent too.
     
  4. BradNTX

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    Orlik Golden Sliced is a nice Virginia, easy to come by and at a decent price. I like Dan Tobacco's Hamborger Veermaster better, but it is harder to come by and a little more expensive. Dunhill Flake is also very good. There are many good Virginias, but these are probably at the top of my list with HV being my all time favorite smoke.
     
  5. Jussto

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    OGS is definitely good stuff, a well behaved flake that is a great introduction to flake tobaccos if you are just getting in to them. I believe it is a Virginia/Burley blend, so although not a straight Virginia, it should give you some idea about the type.

    Definitely try different packing methods and amount of dryness when you get yours in.

    Oh, and it's really reasonably priced to boot!:thu:
     
  6. ChrisD

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    Oh yeah, OGS is a good one for sure, and it's pretty cheap to boot
     
  7. Arkie

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    OGS is labeled as a blend but it tasted like straight Virginia to me. It smokes cool and dry without any bite and leaves a dry, pale gray ash. I wasn't really impressed with the taste but the stuff is very popular so a lot of smokers must like it. It is relatively inexpensive and it doesn't have humectant in it so it's not a bad choice.
     
  8. blackdog

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    It is a good quality toby, but there just isnt enough flavor there for me compared to other offerings, but its a great place to start and see what you like.
     
  9. Iain

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    Just ordered some OGS to find out what it's like.
     
  10. blackdog

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    If you find out you like it, PM me, I have a couple tins I wont be smoking.
     
  11. RTOdhner

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    It's one of the best in my book. Just take out a flake or two, let it dry for about 15 or 20 minutes, rub it out, and then fill your pipe and light. Just wonderful stuff.
     
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    It's an excellent blend. Doesn't burn as hot as some VAs and it has a nice, light flavor profile. It's a good introduction to VAs, IMHO.
     
  13. ATXPipe

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    I really like OGS a lot, but for my money the McClelland's virginias (no. 22, no. 24, no. 27, etc) are the sweetest, most amazing smokes ever. Definitely my favorites. They have so much flavor, and that flavor changes so many times as you're smoking down the bowl. Which reminds me, I need to go buy another tin of No. 24.
     
  14. blackdog

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    #24 is quite good, as is C&D opening night which has my vote...
     
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    Golden Sliced is a lovely, light, flake Virginia. I could imagine it not being your favorite smoke (it isn't mine), but it is hard not imagine not liking it at all. It is a like a good hamburger - maybe not the sexiest thing out there, but it is always good and never fails to satisfy. A very pleasant smoke.
     
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    OGS is one of those favorites for me... It's the first Virginia Flake I tried, it's the first to make a buddy of mine throw up, and it is the first I recommend to people due to its price and availability. I just finished a 100g tin of it last night and almost ran back inside to grab and open another.
     
  17. GlassSculptor

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    OGS is a good one to start with. From there go on to Dunhill Flake, Fribourg and Treyer Cut Virginia Plug, Gawith Hoggarth Bright CR Flake and of course Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake.
     
  18. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    All these beatiful VA's to try. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.:bing:
     
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  19. Puff The Magic

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    If you don't have this one deep, you probably don't like it much or feel you'd only go thru 3-4 tins in your future smoking.

    Bulk priced in tins!

    Ed
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  20. Snake

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    One of the best starter VAs out there! Easily, one
    of my top three, and I have about 4 pounds of it
    now (in 50g tins).
     
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