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Flavor  rated 4/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Room Note  rated 3/5   Tin Aroma  rated 5/5  
Brand: McClelland
Blender: McClelland
Tin Description: Handblended, premium pressed Virginia flake tobaccos. A fine vintage, naturally sweet, in limited quantity.
Country of Origin: USA
Contents: Virginia
Cut: Broken Flake
Packaging: 100g Tin

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# 18/1/2012 User rated 4/5
Review by classicgeek

Smooth and Slow

Picked up a tin in September 2011. Opened it in December when I couldn't stand waiting any longer. The tin note is a wonderful rum Christmassy smell. The tobacco is a broken flake, with pieces ranging in size from crumbs to 1/2 flakes. The tobacco is neither too moist nor too dry. Medium dark brown with lighter tobaccos shot through. I prepared by rubbing out to a relatively uniform size, not overkill. I have tried lighting right away and leaving it out for a few hours. I found that it was easier to light and smoke with the drying. It still is a flake and it might take a few matches to get going. The flavour is classic virginia: sweet and mild. The rum note is noticeable throughout the bowl. The burn rate is slow and a bowl lasts a long, long time so you get to enjoy it.  No problems with moisture.

I recently finished a pouch of Mac Baren Plumcake, and this fits in a similar category of tobacco. No latakia in the McClelland, but I preferred the Christmas Cheer's flavour. No tongue bite/burn in evidence, whereas I always had to watch the Plumcake for that.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 4/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
Room Note -  rated 3/5
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