I'm currently smoking some Erinmore Flake in my new Old Ted pipe, and it has got me thinking about a question that I am sure has been thrown around on here before. I bought a pack of Erinmore Mixture not all that long ago, and offloaded it onto Polymoog as I found it unsmokeable, but the flake version is a completely different beast. Likewise with Capstan - the mixture is the worst tobacco I have ever smoked, yet the flake is a wonderful blend. I can understand small differences between a flake and ready-rubbed version of the same blend (e.g. Condor and St Bruno), but how can the same blend in different forms be at such opposite ends of the scale?