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Three deliciously different cherry flavors - refreshing Duke, fermented Maraschino and rich Kansas Sweet - grace this balanced blend of lemon Virginia and Black Cavendish.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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EastEndPipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
EastEndPipes (3)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

With all the cherry blends on the market, and I’ve tried most of them in my exhaustive quest to find the perfect cherry, this is by far the superior blend. After smoking this tobacco it became clear to me that McClelland had developed the definitive formula of cherry casing that sets it apart from the rest. The room note is delightful and it burns evenly with virtually no relights. I cannot recommend this blend highly enough. Hooray, my search is finally over!

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8 people found this review helpful.

CapnStuby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CapnStuby (33)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Let me start out by saying that I am predominantly a Virginia and Oriental kind of guy, but I like to smoke light aromatics from time to time in a pipe dedicated to flavored blends. I was looking for something that didn't overwhelm the senses, goop up my pipe and pulverize my tongue and in this blend, I've found a good balance between the casing and the tobacco.

At the top of the bowl, you can really taste the cherry flavor and, as you get more towards the bottom of the bowl, it opens up into a stronger tobacco flavor with the cherry delicately balanced on top. This produces thick clouds of smoke that everyone in the room will enjoy. To me, the triple cherry is broken up into the three sections of the bowl. The sweet cherry is at the top, the black cherry in the middle and the more sour cherry flavor at the bottom.

NOTE: This WILL bite if smoked quickly! Your best bet is to puff gently and let the tobacco dictate the pace. If you smoke this correctly, you'll not be disappointed or knocked out by overcasing. It burns to a clean ash with very little moisture in the bottom.

This is a good Friday smoke in a week otherwise dominated by Virginia and Oriental blends. Kudos to McClelland for giving us something better than the drugstore blend in cherry flavor!

6 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The black cherry notes are faint, but the maraschino is nicely mild. The lemon Virginia is noticeable, though I don't get the usual citrus from it. I sense a minute grassiness. The black cavendish sports a slight hint of vanilla. Has little nicotine. Burns at a reasonable pace, though I would not puff it fast. It'll burn a bit warm, and you'll lose some of the flavor. Won't bite. Leaves some moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Has a short lived after taste. The mildness makes it a decent starter cherry blend, and ought to please smokers who do not want a cherry bomb.

5 people found this review helpful.

BigCasino Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigCasino (27)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Never thought I'd like an Aromatic blend that put off this much aroma in the Jar, you would expect it to be sticky and goopy, but it isn't, and it burns really well too, there is a good amount of cherry flavor while smoking but you can still taste the base of the Va

Pipe Used: Nording Rshodesian

Purchased From: Allegheny Smoke Works

3 people found this review helpful.

Braxton04 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Braxton04 (2)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I have only been smoking a pipe just now two years. I haven't tried a ton of blends but I have tried a fair amount for a "newer" smoker. I love Tobacco period and haven't restrained myself to a couple blends, I will literally try everything, I just have a very open mind when it comes to that.Have been enjoying a few Vapers,English's, and here lately a few more aromatics. I have tried about 10-12 different cherry aromatics and for me this is my absolute favorite.Great tin note,great room note,very nice cherry flavoring that isn't too sweet or overpowering and no chemical taste at all which I have experienced with a few other cherry aromatics. For me this is a good balance of light cherry flavor and light but good tasting tobacco. I would definitely recommend this to any beginner or person that enjoys the occasional aromatic.Didnt experience any tongue bite even when I pushed my cadence to far quicker than normal.Even if you don't care about my opinion then do yourself a favor and just order an ounce to try, I highly doubt you will be disappointed!

Pipe Used: Savinelli Roma

Age When Smoked: Fresh (bulk buy)

Purchased From: SmokingPipes

2 people found this review helpful.

Stogie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stogie (26)
Mild Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Between being a lover of all things McClelland, and enjoying the occassional aromatic, I was completely surprised by how much I disliked this tobacco. Maybe my expectations were too high... I tried this tobacco in a number of different pipes, using a number of different packing methods, and smoking at different tempos. I tried, I really tried!

Ultimately, the tobacco smells nice in the pouch, packs easily, lights fairly well, burns really well, and tastes like steamy air passing across a cherry scented car air freshener.

I won't say that I never come across tobaccos that I won't finish, however, it certainly isn't a frequent occurence. In this case, there are 3oz of fresh three cherries blend looking for a new home.

I realize I am the only 1 star rating thus far. I hope that I just recieved a bad batch, but I won't be reordering to find out. I'll stick with Iwan Ries 3-Star China Black Fire Cured as my top aromatic tobacco for now.

Stogie rating of 1 terrible Te-Amo

Not recommended.

2 people found this review helpful.

puss n' pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puss n' pipes (27)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

So, when you buy something called "three cherry blend" you are not searching for any thrill or subtlety, it is a direct in your face cherry puff with no other contours or dynamics. It is a conservative experience. So I guess the creation of blends such as these is like the inner wish of smoking cherries out of the tree, kinda surreal, but that is the more close definition I could handle to substract to exemplarize the experience. It is a monochromatic world with a distant resemble of tobacco in where you will only find all the possible tonalities given by the cherry topings added, that is all the deal, a rollercoaster in cherry land. Some more fruity, some mature, some stronger, some sweeter than others as long as the experience proceeds.

The first puffs allow you to perceive the sweeter taste, mild and fruity, mild room aroma, along the middle it becomes a variant of mature and more acidic cherry taste with notes of fresh berries, in the end there is the more defined taste of tobacco with undertones of cherry and black currant. It burns slow and tends to consume fast, so you have to smoke it slow.

Ideal as an after meal along with your plus cafe in a not so hot day and even if the room note is pleasant, it is as much as everything else one dimensional, apt for kids and children. I guess I still have part of this child like spirit in me if I bought this, but I guess I want something more subtle and polifacetic that this ultra conservative experience. Perfect blend for a novice or a reincarnation of Dali.

Pipe Used: Ukrainian pipe, Butz Choquin

Purchased From: smoking pipes

Similar Blends: none that i can tell of.

1 person found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

I like Cherry tobaccos, and this is nota an exception. Natural Maraschino flavour and taste, sweet,moinsted in adequate ammount. Very good blend. High ammount of Flavour and taste,bu low Nicotine ammount, as i enjoy. For me, is one of the best cherries. Fully Recommended.

1 person found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (492)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Bought a one ounce sample of this not expecting to like it and I didn't. The flavoring to me was terrible and it never seemed to relent. It was incredibly artificial tasting to me. I don't inhale a pipe so I didn't think I would ever really deal with the throat irritation that some people claim, but this blend does goofy things to both my throat and my sinuses. whatever it is does not agree with me and no other blend I have smoked does this to me. I suppose this taste better than the store brand Cherry cavendish I threw out a long time ago, but not enough for me to even consider another star.

I am not sure I will even try another cherry flavored blend, but I can't see my rating for this getting any higher and I definitely won't repurchase.

1 person found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (300)
Mild to Medium Strong Full Very Pleasant

Next to Pipeworks Cherry Cavendish, this is the best Cherry blend i have had as far as bulk Cherry blends go. No bite or gurgle. String cut no hassle lighting, excellent to break in a new pipe as the high sugar content builds a cake fast and the cherry flavor masks any harshness a new pipe creates. Good quality tobacco from McClelland and price to boot.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

This is as good as any when it comes to cherry blends. I don't normally smoke these but a buddy of mine had some of this and Macbaren coconut and I decided to see how they were. I have to say, in a corn cob this is a great fishing smoke. Cheap and with good burning qualities, I seem to detect a burley heaviness here that is quite pleasant. Much better than the drug store varities.

1 person found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Once in a Blue Moon a get a craving for some Cherry tobacco. This will suffice until a better Cherry comes along. I would sure hate to have a half pound to get through! Corn cobs only please.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1643)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

McClelland - No. M-27 Three Cherry Blend.

The majority of the blend appears as a well rubbed ribbon, it's the lesser amount of Black Cavendish that has a coarser appearance. The blend looks about 25% Black Cavendish. Moisture's good.

I struggle to differentiate between the three types of cherry, but generically speaking the topping tastes truer to cherries, rather than like cheap sweets. The initial flavour's a lot sweeter than once the burn's settled down. From then on I note a sour/bitter top note; true to cherries. Because the topping isn't heavy it allows the tobaccos to come through: a lot more flavour from the Virginia, than Black Cav'. The temperature creeps above medium if the pipe's chugged, and it needs very few re-lights.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: lovely.

It's a well made blend, but not one I'd add to my rotation. Somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula #221

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: 4noggins

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Fazby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fazby (66)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

I tried a lot of cherry blends this year. This one ranks in comparison as merely acceptable and that is because there is good tobacco here. Very mild, but it settles in for enjoyment even thought eh flavor disappears.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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Schnootypooch Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Schnootypooch (10)
Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

A lovely blend of light, thin, red tobacco ribbons beautifully married with dark, thick cut, rich and heavy tobacco. Only a few examples exist of such diverse tobaccos blended and matured together perfectly, and this is one.

Its surprising ready to smoke despite the clear level of care and attention that was paid to blending. The pouch scent is sweet and rich with distinct cherry affluence, almost too sweet for my liking. Darker notes prevail over the lights, a good sign in my mind. A very light hint of liquer lingers on the palate.

The smoke is smooth and provides an exceptional room note that reminds me of times when things were built properly. Easy to enjoy, hard to savour, and of course, very cherry. A christmas winner, i feel. Mild to medium nicotine content.

Happy piping

Pipe Used: Hand-made bent aged briar, no filter. New corncob.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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Knightsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Knightsmoker (137)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is based on a 4 oz bulk sample smoked over the course of a couple of months. That in itself should indicate this has not be a go to blend that I just have to have more of. It is a mild smoke and I got no noticeable Nic hit from it. Despite the light topping, the tobacco flavor is very mild too. The VA's should be a little more dominate in this blend than they are but I can still tell I am smoking tobacco which is a good thing. The casing is light with just a hint of sweet cherry at the match. Soon the Duke cherries, which are tart seem to take over and the tartness plays with the sweetness which is very good. Now, if it had stopped progressing at this point it would be my go to cherry blend. However, about mid-bowl the tartness becomes bitter. It is a bitterness that hits the center of the tongue and runs its length. The smoke begins to bite a little no matter how slow and light I puff. I do still get some sweetness but the bitter after taste lingers. While the blend smokes pretty dry overall some moisture did start to build and the bitterness continued until I toss the last 1/4 of the bowl. The last oz or so I just smoked the first 1/2 and tossed the rest and it was a very enjoyable smoke but I hate tossing 1/2 of a bowl. Overall a blend that if you are looking for cherry should be tried but it is far from ideal for me. I will not revisit personally but it has good points worth checking out if you are into cherry aros.

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Selly501USA Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Selly501USA (8)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

Wow!!! What a nice change of pace in cherry aromatics! Opening the bag, I caught a nice whiff of cherry, not too heavy, riding on a base of good Virginia tobacco. A little sweet, but light and pleasant. The tobacco was ribbon cut and packed nicely. The texture was thick and moist, not flaky or oily. The tobacco lit easily and burned all the way down in one light. Glorious clouds of smoke on lighting. Immediate pleasant hit of sweet cherry flavor and golden Virginia. I was surprised that the flavor did change a bit as the bowl progressed and that I could detect all three cherry flavors: there were areas of pure sweetness contrasted with others like rich fermented maraschino and more rarely, tart black cherry. Nothing overpowering, just balanced and thoroughly enjoyable.

There was a light pleasant cherry smell over the Virginia, very true to the pouch aroma. I certainly recommend Three Cherry Blend. It's a complex, subtle and pleasing smoke for cherry aromatic lovers to have on hand.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum General Filtered

Age When Smoked: 1-3 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Mac Baren Seven Seas Red.

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Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (171)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

My favorite cherry blend by far. The cherry topings are done right. They taste and smell of real cherries, not fake manufactured chemicals. The tobacco is high quality, and there is a decent tobacco taste here, not just toppings.

It comes very moist, and could benefit from a little drying, otherwise it will leave the bottom of the bowl soaked. If you are looking for the "go to" cherry blend, this is it.

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Postie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Postie (9)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Since my pipe smoking is relatively new, I wanted to find a cherry blend to round out my still growing collection. I have been happy with other McClellend blends so gave this one a go. It light fairly easy and burns well enough, and finished with some ash and a bit of dottle. The taste was delightful, with the cherry flavor coming through quite well, and with side notes of rasins, red wine and a hint of molasses. All in all, I really like this and intend on keeping it on hand.

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