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Rare Syrian at its finest, rich Virginias at their flavor peak, the finest fragrant Basma. This extraordinary leaf is aged in cakes, then spun into ribbon for a blend that truly shines.

Notes: Originally introduced in February, 1997 for the Greater Kansas City Pipe Club, is now part of the Club Blends Series.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable
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thejavaman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thejavaman (3)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'm a relatively new pipe smoker (been smoking cigars for years though). I definitely am becoming a bonafide lat-lover & this blend satisfies my sweet tooth for the stuff. It's got that signature McClelland ketchup aroma upon opening the tin (which I personally like) and its easy to pack & light with minimal dry time. It's pretty mild to me with sweet, smokey flavors, a nice matured Virginia base and just enough Oriental leaf to tie it all together nicely. The retrohale is very enticing as well - I can almost taste the fragrant woods & spices that were used in the curing of the high quality Syrian Latakia in this blend. Highly recommended.

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Country Doc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Country Doc (20)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is a lovely smoke. Dark, smoky, with hints of carmelized sugar. Deep and elegant flavor, invitingly complex. Good smoke volume obtained easily. Flavor deepens and strengthens as one moves down the bowl.

To my taste, this is a four-star tobacco.

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