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McClelland Memmories

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    jamesc

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am late to the game and just found out the news today of McClellands.

    I started smoking cigars in 2010 and started my pipe journey in 2015.
    The first pipe tobacco I ever had was Frog Morton on the Town.
    The first pipe tobacco I fell in love with was McClelland No. 24.

    Although I smoke mainly cigars I enjoy 1 bowl every month as a change of pace.
    In my short journey I've sampled about 50 different blends and began selling off those I did not like.
    My plan for 2018 was to whittle down my cellar to a few blends that I enjoyed and sample a new tin every few months.

    Sadly my plans will be exponentially harder because of my preference for McClelland blends.
    With my smoking pace of 1 bowl a moth I anticipate my McClelland stock to only last 30 years (I am in my 20's).

    I know there are many other top quality blends from other makers and I know folks that hate that ketchup twang but McClellaand will always be my first love.

    Condolences to new and future smokers who have not been able to sample anything McClelland.
    My cabinet is open to anyone in Hawaii who has yet to try a McClelland blend.

    Aloha,
    James

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I was late to the game as well......found out a couple days ago. In 2015 when I started my pipe journey, I ordered 1 tin each of the Frog Mortons.....they are stored in small mason jars as we speak (tins are displayed in my hall).

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    McLelland number 12 was my first love, followed by Dark Star, and then many of their Straight Virginia’s and Orientals. I’ve tried lots of Va’s, and nothing else has that much loved catchup-y twang. But I’d found myself smoking fewer and fewer of them as my tastes matured, so I have a good cellar on them also. I look forward to cracking them open for special occasions and remembering. Next time I’m in Hawaii, or you’re in CO, lets fire some up!

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    McClelland was a great blender of Virginia's to be sure, but don't let you put that off trying other blenders.

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    I was also unaware of their demise until about 4 weeks ago. I basically took a hiatus from pipes and pipe tobacco almost 3years ago. Very sad but understandable. Unfortunately I did not have a lot of their tobacco cellared. Not the end of the world though. Still some excellent tobacco out there.

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    Did someone say mammaries?

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    I have a 100g tin of 40th for sale. Only $250.

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    Seacaptain, original label? That's still a thing, right?

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Did someone say mammaries?

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
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    Mammaries,

    All alone in the moonlight....

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    Join Pipestuds mailing list.
    Once a week a small quantity becomes available for purchase. Due to time zones I have never managed to get any (all sold before I wake up in the morning)... But there is often a great range, at fair pricing.

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    Just opened this tin of Beacon when the sun finally showed up, down to two in reserve. They were summer blends for me, I smoke smaller bowls of what's left now.



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    Thanks for the tips everyone.

    I during early 2015 I was buying tins left and right not giving a rip who blended what or how rare anything was.
    I naturally fell into my cellar being mostly McClelland.

    Some good non McClelland tobaccos I enjoy are Solani & Peter Stokkebye.

    I agree not the end of the world but end of a special era.

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    Ahh 2015, the good old days!

    There's a number of good threads about what happened with McClelland if you are so inclined.

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    Christmas Cheer 2004 (smoked in'06) was the first tobacco to teach me the magic of a straight VA tobacco. I became enamored with their VA tobaccos after that.

    "Once you go down the Lakeland path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
    -Apologies to Master Yoda
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    Did someone say mammaries?

    Precious mammaries. How they linger...

    Fumare Necesse Est Non Vivere
    (Masperius the Elder)
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    In honor of the regretable demise of the McClelland Tobacco Company: Thanks!

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    You must really like the photo as you posted it twice!

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    ...it is a great picture. Double the pleasure, double the fun...

    Michael
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    Meh - you seen two, ya seen'em all. Jesting....

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    You must really like the photo as you posted it twice!

    Looks like a case of double-exposure!

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    This post is really starting to go tits-up...

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    The breast best things come in pairs.

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    At least the capitalization is correct.

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    Love McClelland, in my opinion it's the best tobacco company in the world (or was). Very glad I loaded up on tins back in 2007-2010... if you can find some buy it, because I doubt there will ever be tobacco of that quality again in this world.

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    MC is totally overrated and I for one am glad they went tits up. Notice I worked tits in. I have one of their blends in my cellar and that is plenty. Their red virginia's are a cancer and everyone who smokes them are douche bags. So there.

    Harris
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    For those on FB, a new group has been formed called "McClelland Pipe Tobacco Fans"
    Alas, suspiciously devoid of mammaries.

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    Harris, you're milking this for all it's worth.

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    Wood, you can never have too many tit references.

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    Just nip..ple it in the bud.

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    Aureola was a totally underrated McClelland blend.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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