Good review! MacBitten Navy Flake is primarily a burley, the "casing" does make it a little fruity when its fresh. And it lives up to the 'bitten name if abused. This one does VERY well with a year+ of sleep. The aromatic element evaporates, leaving behind a nice burley that tastes like tobacco and not fruit salad. And it gets much easier on your tongue. The flakes are perfectly sliced, unlike Gawith's crazed-ninja-hack'n-chop freestyle flakes. I would suggest putting away a tin (or few) till next summer, aging does wonders for this blend.