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Flavor  rated 3/5   Recommend It?  rated 3/5   Room Note  rated 3/5   Tin Aroma  rated 3/5  
DESCRIPTION
Brand: McClelland
Blender: McClelland Tobacco Company
Tin Description: This mild, smooth blend of Burley, Virginia and Cavendish tobaccos is flavored with dark rum, pecan and cocoa. It brings a warm glow to the coldest winter day. The aroma of a favorite holiday confection wafts from the bowl bringing pipe smoking contentment. Happy Holidays!
Country of Origin: U.S.
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring: Rum, Cocoa / Chocolate, Pecan
Cut: Broken Flake
Packaging: 50 g tin

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# 11/12/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by porshcigar

Just right for Christmas smoking

I am smoking the 2011 edition. I find this to be a very merry blend. Just the right amount of sweet Christmas flavor to get me in the Holiday mood. I usually smoke Latakia blends, but like a break now and then with a Virginia or an Aromatic. Caramel Rush is my usual aromatic blend, and this Holiday Spirit has the same gentle aromatic appeal, with a very pleasant taste. For me, this blend smokes well, burns cool (and I tend to smoke too fast) and dry. If you are looking for a Christmas special taste, this is just the blend for this time of year. Santa would love to find this one waiting for him under the tree. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good smoke.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 14/2/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by jerwynn

A Totally Enjoyable Aromatic

I've been smoking the 2011 edition for the last couple days and am really superiorly enjoying this Holiday Spirit.   I have a weak spot for aromatics and totally enjoy something that reminds me of tastes and aromas of the winter holidays.  As I smoke this blend as I write, I catch a sort of coffee, mocha, dark Belgian chocolate caress of both the palate and the olfactory senses.   Every so often there is a touch of something like nutmeg in the mix.  And on the alternating puffs there is a lovely pecan praline sort of thing going on that I find totally enjoyable.   I could eat the room note and probably gain weight from it and my official room note judges (wife and cigar specialist son) both commented on enjoying the aroma as they passed through my man-cave piping zone.   I would commend this tobacco to any aro-lover looking for a celebration of delightful flavors and aromas... consistent through the whole bowl.  Enjoy!

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Tin Aroma -  rated 5/5
Flavor -  rated 5/5
Recommend It? -  rated 5/5
Room Note -  rated 5/5
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# 22/8/2012 User rated 0/5
Review by pavulon

2012 edition

I'm a big fan of armomatics, but have only been a piper for about a year. The 2012 is great. Wish I had some 2011 to try and can't wait til 2013.


I can taste the cocoa and rum very well. The Pecan not so much. Very smooth with very little tongue bite for an aromatic.  I will be ordering a few more tins so I can see how they age.

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Recommend It? -  rated 0/5
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