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This tobacco's extremely enticing aroma is derived from the skillful blending of five tropical flavors with brandy. Ribbon-cut Black Cavendish is seasoned with high-grade, flue-cured Virginia and Kentucky Burley tobaccos for a rich, generously sweet flavor.

BrandMcClelland
Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringBrandy, Other / Misc
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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Sir Tampsalot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sir Tampsalot (7)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

"Extremely enticing aroma..." Yeah, and that's about it. The cavendish occasionally peaks through the weakly fruit flavored steam but not nearly enough to make it worth getting bit over. Skip it.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Sterling 12 Black Sand

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

The good Rev. Rizzo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The good Rev. Rizzo (36)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

If you like apricots, which I DO please give this a try. It's a fairly good aromatic. The flavor is not too generous. But it does give you what your looking for. No complaints from the peanut gallery when smoked around others. I will advise, the flavor will ghost if you mix up pipes. This is like a back road drive in the summer. Relax and enjoy whats going on.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1692)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

McClelland - No. M-58 Apricot Brandy.

I bought this about four months ago but the time sat in the loose pouch hasn't been enough to curtail the moisture. It was still damp to the touch so must have been as wet as a ducks bum when it arrived! As the photo shows the ribbons are quite coarse and there's a higher amount of black tobacco to brown. The smell from the pouch is indicative of apricots but not so clear about any alcohol.

The smoke contains more black Cavendish than it does the others. The Kentucky Burley gives some nuts but it doesn't have the fire cured Kentucky taste to it. The Virginia gets quite lost behind the topping. Now, the topping: it has more of an alcoholic trait than the unlit aroma suggested. But the apricots are far heavier than the alcohol, far heavier! The apricot flavouring will ghost badly. M-58 burns cool and at a slow pace.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: nice enough.

No. M-58 Apricot brandy? A pleasant aro' which deserves three stars:

Recommended.

Pipe Used: Wallenstein Freehand

Age When Smoked: Four months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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TXBulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TXBulldog (74)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

It took me a bit to strike the right cord with this one. I tend to smoke fairly fast and my experience with this tobacco initially was not too good. However, I did not give up on it and smoked it in various pipes and reduced my tempo. I found it responded very well with a low and slow method that allowed the nuance to remain steady. Once I found the sweet spot, this smoke drastically improved. It still required a few relights from time to time, but the experience and flavor was enjoyable. Definitely a finicky one for me. I have to treat it like a nic bomb or a tongue destroyer which is contrary to my regular smoking habits. Can't say I would recommend it, but I am not tossing it either. Unless you are looking for apricot, there's a lot more out there to expirement with.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: 0-3 months

Purchased From: P&C

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Overwhelming Pleasant to Tolerable

McCelland Bulk No. M58 - Apricot Brandy

Star Rating = 1

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

Pouch Note = 6

Room Note = 6

Flavor = 4

Bite = 7

Burn = 7

After Taste = 1

Raw Score = 31

Rated Percentage = 52%

Comment = Smooth, Mild but has a huge Fruity Flavor and After Taste, this blend is yuck

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I thought I did not like this but to my shock the bag was almost gone! I guess it's ok stuff, good for at a party or in public. It does tase like apicots!! Very mild but ok.

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Darth 69 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darth 69 (109)
★☆☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Well, typical and pointless. Moist and flat tasting black cav. base with some lighter strands with it's medium in intensity fruit flavoring among whatever else.

Not recommended

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