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pufferfish

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Apr 21, 2019
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Well here we go, I'm gonna try to put something straight. I gave up the pipe for a few years and recently I have crawled back to the briar, how I have missed it. Now I have read some god awful opinions on Clan pipe tobacco here and quite frankly I am surprised (you know who you are!) because over the last few weeks I have tried a few choice blends and quite honestly nothing is as distinct or memorable as good old Clan. Nothing smells like it or tastes like it and nothing makes you pick up the pipe quicker than a bowl of it. As they would say in Scotland, "Clan is the bollocks," (please excuse the language this should be said in a Glaswegian accent) which is appropriate for the name Clan. It does, after all, have a Tartan package. So come on folks, am I really the only secret Clan lover on the site?

 

sasquatch

Preferred Member
Jul 16, 2012
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I certainly hope so, for the good of mankind. I haven't had it in 20 years, and that's on purpose. My most memorable tasting note in Clan is the inimicable burning-shredded-plastic sort of taste.

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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A couple of years ago I was gifted a pouch of Clan and really enjoyed it. Too bad we can't get it here in the USA.

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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I am neutral to the subject, having never run across this blend. I like Scottish blends, but prefer English/Balkans. I do like the idea of a tartan package and the name, though.

 

pufferfish

Junior Member
Apr 21, 2019
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Aha, two people on my side! We could soon form a clan of our own :rofl:
So that's 3 to 1 so far.

 

olkofri

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Sep 9, 2017
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Never heard of Clan. So I'm on nobody's side because nobody's on my side.

 

condorlover1

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Dec 22, 2013
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New York
Wow. I have often wondered who purchased the stuff. I have smoked it once or twice. Its on par with Royal Yuck and whilst it smells delightful it burns so hot its like smoking a bowl full of pubic hairs and renders your tongue useless for any extra curricular activities for a least a week! 8O

 

jpmcwjr

Preferred Member
May 12, 2015
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What I am wondering is where in NYC can you find a gal with pubes? The waxers rule. Must have been in your youth when you smoked such a bowl....

 

didache

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
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I will give you that Clan does smell very nice, both in the pouch and in the room note. However, it really burns as hot as any tobacco I have ever tried. Rumour has it that it was the inspiration behind the invention of Napalm.
On a technical note: Clan is not a Scottish blend and has nothing to do with Scotland whatsoever. The name and tartan are just marketing ploys from the Dutch company which makes it.
Mike

 

madox07

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Dec 12, 2016
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Clan ... I have a guy in a cigar club in a nearby town that used to smoke pipe, and he just gave me an ear full about how grand clan was. I tried it out of sheer curiosity. Nice smell, nice room note, burns hot as a furnace and the taste is not even a 10th of what it smells like. Not my cup of tea ...

 

armonts

Member
Jan 3, 2018
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France
The Clan was the classic in France before the 70s, with its competitor the Amsterdamer.
Especially smoked by young people and students when it was a little fashionable to smoke a pipe, but actually because it smelled good around.
Not so much by the "real" pipe smokers ... :wink:

 

pufferfish

Junior Member
Apr 21, 2019
61
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Ok, I'm losing, I can take it. I will stash it all under the floorboards so that fellow smokers cannot see it

8O

 

snagstangl

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Jul 1, 2013
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I bought an old 7 ounce tin i think from Pipe stud. I agree it looks like a very fine shag cut (pubic hair) as per condorlover. But I have not smoked it yet. I may have to pull some out... and try it.

 

cachimbero

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Apr 9, 2019
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Ok, I'm losing, I can take it. I will stash it all under the floorboards so that fellow smokers cannot see it
Please, smoke what pleases you, Clan was, and probably is, one of the most sold pipe tobaccos in Europe; it certainly is in Spain where it has been available as long as I can remember. Many smokers agree with you. I don´t smoke it because I try to follow the advice I have just given you, but I believe that everyone should smoke whatever pleases them and not pay attention to the opinions of others.

 

pufferfish

Junior Member
Apr 21, 2019
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Got you cachimbero and thanks for your sincere and honest comments. It is true, we all have our own taste and yes we should all enjoy what we like.
P.S I'm gonna start on about Goldblock soon :puffpipe:

 

redglow

Preferred Member
Jan 7, 2019
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I concur. Smoke what makes you happy. Life is too short. :puffy:
I've never had Clan. But, I've never tried a tobacco that I couldn't appreciate. I may appreciate some more than others. But, I always enjoy smoking tobacco.