it all reminds me of people getting mad after a break up. Like they already gave you more then they had to and they don't owe you to continue giving you more then you had before. If everyone stopped making pipe tobacco I'd hate it but wouldn't think any of those companies had personally done a thing to me, otherwise then getting me what I wanted at one time.What more were they supposed to do? They let their dealers know months in advance so that they could inform their customers, while asking that it not be spread about, so that regular customers could stock up rather than the usual horde of speculators and wannabe scalpers. It wasn't exactly a secret. I knew they were closing months before the announcement.
I bought a few tins of this and that and stocked up on the 40th. I would have stocked up on that one, closing or no. Maybe I should have bought a few hundred tins with which to gouge people but that didn't occur to me.
Some people here have commented that they weren't informed by their B&Ms. Well, this effort involved human beings, so not perfect, nor consistent, and not the NcNeill's responsibility
People act like the NcNeils owe them and that's delusional.
I honestly do not see the benefit of rehashing this over and over. McClellands has been closed for 3 years. They worked their asses off for 40 years and provided many much loved blends. It's done, done, done.