Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Irish Flake Comparison.


Irish Flake and Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired brief comparison.

I am pleasantly surprised with this new offer from Mac Baren. Having read many of the initial reviews by others and the comparisons to Peterson's Irish Flake,I was very keen to try it.

On receiving my consignment of 6, I was also pleased to note that each tin came in a generous 100gram tin .On opening one, I was immediately reminded of the accuracy of the Irish Flake comparison,the smell and dark appearance is very similar to my favourite Peterson offering.
I chose to rub out an individual flake and leave it for ten minutes before presenting it to the bowl of a large Peterson Dunmore XL75.This proved to be the correct course of action as the pressed dark fired flakes were quite moist.The initial light was sufficient to get me going and to achieving a very tasteful and pleasant 25-30 minute smoke.

The nick-kick is much less than IF and I would imagine this would mean that it would gain many converts to the blend. I never thought that another blend would match the Peterson blend but this one comes very close.A most pleasant experience.



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