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Finished My McClelland Grand Oriental Collection

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  1. northernneil

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    Today I place an order with 4Noggins to get the final blends in the McClelland Grand Orientals line to finish my "collection". I have not had a chance to sample them all yet, but the ones I've tried; Yenice Agonya & Yindije Highland, I have been absolutly thrilled. Really looking forward to trying the rest of the blends in this series!

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    I've got a few on my list to order next. I'm really intrigued by Orientals. The tobacco. Not the rugs.

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    WTG Neil!

    I too ordered a can all the McClelland Grand Orientals during P&C's recent 15% off sale (except those containing latakia) and really enjoyed the few cans I've tried so far.

    That said, as a lover of Oriental tobaccos, of those I've smoked so far, I have to say I'd add a bit more oriental leaf in those blends. However, the orientals, while subtle, enhance the blend and make for a totally satisfying smoke.

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    I have to agree with you Roth? Have you found and good oriental foward blends that you would recommend that might highlight more of the oriental leaf?

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    I have enjoyed the Grand Orientals myself, although not all. I've had Classic Samsun and Yenidge Highlander. I recently fell in love with McClelland's Tudor Castle. It is a quite potent(both flavor and Nic) Va/Per/Or, the OR being yenidge. I find the Yenidge really shines in this one, giving it a real woody flavor, akin to cedar perhaps. Very different and delicious.

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    I've heard good things about the McClelland Collector Series: PCCA Tudor Castle, both from members here and the fact that, with 26 reviews on TR, it's got 4 stars -- highly recommended.

    I tossed in a can of the Tudor Castle in my last tobacco order and I'm looking forward to trying this one out for myself.

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    I'm quite fond of the grand oriental series although I haven't tried them all yet. So far my favorite is Yenidje Highlander.

    I will definitely have to add Tudor Castle to my TAD spreadsheet.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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    I have some Tudor Castle in the cellar, might have to try and push it closer to the top so I can give it a try!

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    I too ordered a can all the McClelland Grand Orientals during P&C's recent 15% off sale (except those containing latakia) and really enjoyed the few cans I've tried so far.

    That said, as a lover of Oriental tobaccos, of those I've smoked so far, I have to say I'd add a bit more oriental leaf in those blends. However, the orientals, while subtle, enhance the blend and make for a totally satisfying smoke.

    Which specific ones are you referring to, Roth? Since I caught cold I have yet to put in an order, so I am still debating (and debating and debating) which one/ones to try!

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    Well as I said I bought them all, except for the (two?) with latakia.

    So far I've smoked through a few -- two that I remember are the Venidje Supreme and the Katerini Classic.

    Another really good oriental blend I recommend is the Low Country Waccamaw, a SmokingPipes.com/Low Country B&M exclusive -- a flake with bright and red virginias, Louisian Perique and Turkish Izmir -- good stuff.

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    I have a tin of Classic Samsun arriving tomorrow from 4noggins. I've tried the Drama Reserve and just loved it. On the next order I'll try the Yenidge Supreme.

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    Have you found and good oriental foward blends that you would recommend that might highlight more of the oriental leaf?

    One word: Tashkent

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    For anyone not aware, Tashkent is hand blended by the fine folks at L.J. Peretti and they do ship to Canada.

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