The Rattrays Marlin Flake is a blend of Dark Virginia, Black Cavendish with a pinch of Perique, which has been fermented under pressure into a cake before being sliced into flakes ready for rubbing to the smokers preference. Even un-smoked the aroma given from a freshly opened tin is wonderful and gives a great insight to the smoking characteristics.
“A companion to Old Gowrie. A shade darker, greater strength, different aroma, but otherwise a tobacco in the same tradition.” Quote from www.tobaccoreviews.com
Flake Pipe Tobacco:
The Rattrays Marlin Flake is sold in Flake form. Flake tobacco usually requires rubbing (breaking up) before it can be smoked. The tobacco can be rubbed to the smokers preference depending on whether they prefer a slow or fast burn rate.