In 1911, the skilled tobacco blender Charles Rattray made his dream come true and took over a tobacco shop in the old Scottish capital of Perth. Only after a short while, the store became the top address for tobacco enthusiasts. In his small tobacco factory, he blended exquisite specialities for the discerning smoker. Today, Kohlhase Kopp & Co. continue to work to his original recipes and ideals.
The Rattray’s Marlin Flake is a blend of tangy, sweet fruit Dark Virginia, the stoved Black Cavendish provides a sugary fermented ripe fruitiness and a pinch of Perique gives it almost spicy undertones of raisins, plums and fig, it has then been fermented under pressure into a cake before being sliced into flakes ready for rubbing to the smoker’s preference. Even un-smoked the aroma given from a freshly opened tin is wonderful and gives great insight into the smoking characteristics. A companion to Old Gowrie. A shade darker, greater strength, different aroma, but otherwise a tobacco in the same tradition.
Flake Pipe Tobacco:
The Rattray’s 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 smoker’s preference depending on whether they prefer a slow or fast burn rate.