McClelland Christmas Cheer 2007 – Pipe Tobacco Reviews


By Bob Tate

McClelland Christmas Cheer

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The tin aroma of this blend is very sweet and tangy. There is also a very strong vinegary smell that reminds me of ketchup. I have a bit of experience with McClelland tobacco blends and I know that this is a common smell in a lot of their tobacco tins and that it does not affect the flavor and room note aroma of the smoke. It goes away almost instantly upon lighting. The moisture content of this tobacco is pretty moist out of the tin and some drying time is recommended. I took a few of the broken flake pieces, fully rubbed them out, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light:
Flavor: Is a nice tobacco flavor with a lot of natural sweetness to it.
Aroma: Is a nice sweet, tobacco aroma.
I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for a nice relaxing smoke.

From the start, there is a very nice, sweet tobacco flavor. I can tell that if it is pushed too hard that it could bite, but I expect this from most Virginia blends. It does not bother me at all because I know that Virginia blends are meant to be smoked slowly. The flavor profile stayed the same from start to finish and it tastes great! While it is a one dimensional smoke, that one dimension is great!

This is a great Virginia blend! As long as you smoke it slow; it smokes cool, dry, and doesn’t bite. It has a great natural sweetness from the Virginia tobaccos. It just allows you to get lost in the smoke without focusing on the flavor profile. I was relaxing and just letting different thoughts run through my head (and sometimes no thoughts at all, lol) when out of nowhere, I would just think to myself; “Man this tastes great!”
This blend really reminds me why I love Virginia blends so much.
I Highly Recommend it!

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Brand: McClelland
Blend: Christmas Cheer 2007
Description: Hand blended, premium pressed Virginia flake tobaccos. A fine vintage, naturally sweet, in limited quantity. This 2007 blend is made with a special selection of red, ripe, mellow flue-cured Virginia from the Middle Belt crop of 2001.
Country: U.S.A.
Cut: Broken Flake
Tobaccos: Virginia
Strength: Medium
Taste: Sweet, Tobacco
Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

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