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A mild and delicious aromatic blend, RSVP Invitation is McClelland's version of Lane's RLP 6.

BrandMcClelland
Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringNougat, Vanilla
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Very Mild, Mild, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant

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CapnStuby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CapnStuby (32)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

This tobacco was a pretty good smoke. Like most aromatics, it's a one-trick pony, but it's one helluva nice trick. It packed well and burned very evenly.

First third: Good smoke, some nougat flavor comes through with some light tobacco flavor. Nothing super special, but quite pleasant to get through this stage.

Second third: Smoke becomes creamier, with a subtle vanilla mixed with toasted nougat detectable over the mild tobacco flavor. Doesn't become a rich mixture, but also doesn't bite when puffed and tongue is still alive and kicking.

Last third: Deeper casing flavors mixed with a stronger, spicier tobacco flavor. The best part of this smoke. Ash is fine and powdery. 9mm filter absorbed some liquid, but not as much as other aromatics. Did not foul the pipe, at all.

This is a good blend for occasional smokers and all-day smokers. It's not the taste superstar and doesn't have enough kick for an English devotee, but it's a fine tobacco for a sunny day and it behaves very well, even under dedicated puffing. A recommended tobacco.

Pipe Used: Generic Briar w/9mm filter

Age When Smoked: Cellared for 8 months

Similar Blends: Lane RLP-6, Captain Black Royal.

1 person found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
★★★★
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

McCelland Bulk No. RSVP - Invitation

Star Rating = 4

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 10

Room Note = 10

Flavor = 10

Bite = 10

Burn = 9

After Taste = 9

Raw Score = 58

Rated Percentage = 97%

Comment = Very Smooth, Very Mild, Mellow with a great full Flavor, this blend is as good if not better than Lane Limited RLP-6

1 person found this review helpful.

Rover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rover (1)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

An immediate favorite! McClelland does it again! A super manageable cut that burns perfectly right out of the new bag, start to finish. The aroma is bound to bring curious on-lookers and make pipe smokers of anyone with the slightest inclination. The flavor matches the aroma and is not diminished by any moisture in the pipe or at the bit. Reminiscent of a mild orange or apricot fruitiness paired with a certain indistinguishable creamy sweetness. Not overpowering in the least yet the smooth flavor comes through nicely. I believe this would make a great tobacco for novice and pro alike. Mild and flavorful for the novice and yet a very tasteful and interesting alternative for the pros. The taste is genuine and I give it a resounding 4 stars and highly recommend it!

1 person found this review helpful.

The Logo-Mat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Logo-Mat (7)
★★★★
Very Mild Strong Full Very Pleasant

This is what I consider my "secret blend"- I'm surprised that no one else favors/raves about it- but it is truly wonderful. The best tasting aromatic I've tried- the taste of caramel/vanilla is just right. My go-to when I'm in the mood for something other than an english blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

THESSALONIAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
THESSALONIAN (22)
★★★★
Mild Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

McClellands is doing something right by coming out with this new blend. Mostly dark tobacco with some light brown flakes. This is an aromatic but has a nice smoky very smooth flavor and aroma that I think some non aromatic smokers might like. Roomate asked if I was smoking Black and Mild. You might think there are orientals in this. It's smooth and tasty. Burns well right out of the bulk ziploc from cupajoes- I haven't dried any yet. Good price for this quality. I will be getting more of this.

You must try it. I can see this being some pipers favorite go to smoke.

It's a shame to relate this to RLP-6. I give that two stars and RSVP Four Stars.

Four Stars **

1 person found this review helpful.

Kunsan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kunsan (33)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

Disappointed with this one from McClelland. Apparently meant as a competitor to Lane's RPL-6, the similarities are obvious when smoked and compared.

Leaving aside the comparisons, this is a mild aromatic with a slightly fruity flavoring coupled with a little vanilla and what seems like mild caramel. The underlying tobaccos seem to be rather bland, which is unusual for McClelland.

I found this tobacco to be a disappointment and not up to McClellands usual high standards. I'll guess that's it's been produced simply to compete against Lane's top selling RPL-6 rather than having been developed as an attractive tobacco in its own right.

I admire many of McClelland's pipe tobaccos, but I don't think this one lives up to their fine reputation. It's a perfectly okay smoke, slightly fruity aromatic, discernible tobacco flavors, burns slightly hot, and didn't leave me wanting more.

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bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (44)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Pleasant enough, I suppose...At least not overloaded with vanilla...Fruit and caramel used as casings...Casing is a bit too strong and tends to mask the flavor of the tobacco...But, then again, if your smoking this your not looking for tobacco flavor to begin with...Recommended if that's your thing.

Pipe Used: various for testing

Age When Smoked: Newly bought

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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