Brand: McClelland Blender: McClelland Tin Description: Warm, spiritually satisfying, this dark, full Oriental Mixture is soothing as a cup of Russian tea. A beautifully balanced blend of Virginias, Orientals, and exotically fragrant, rare Syrian Latakia. It gratifies without overwhelming. Country of Origin: US Curing Group: Sun Cured Contents: Virginia, Latakia, Oriental Cut: Ribbon Packaging: 50g tin Blend Notes: A Chicagoland Pipe Smokers Club Selection introduced at Chicago Pipe Show 2010.
One of McC's best dark English style mixtures, there's something about this semi-sweet, smoky blend that's just plain awesome. Solid, complex, never tiring. As usual, Samovar benefits greatly with a bit of air time and can be smoked all day without fatigue. Highly recommended.
McClelland has many great blends, and this is one of the best, if you like Oriental Latakia mixtures. I find that this blend lights well, and smokes cool and dry all the way to the bottom of the bowl. The taste is outstanding. Latakia and Orientals deliver what I look for in my tobacco blends. The Latakia is not overwhelming, but there is enough to satisfy my craving for the stuff. I smoke quite a bit of it, and once I start with it I usually smoke it the rest of the day. I recommend it highly. And I am happy to say that it is a CPCC blend, so every tin helps the Chicago Pipe Show.