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Made from rich, orange and red Virginias with a touch of Perique to create a refreshing smoke with a satisfying richness and depth of flavor. This broken flake is for the straight smoker.

BrandMcCranie's
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsVirginia, Perique
FlavoringNone
CutBroken Flake
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable to Strong
3.4
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Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (84)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Foreword: this tobacco was donated to me by Clarkus (thanks), I know that it is the McClelland Bulk 2015, but having reached under the name Southport (Mc Cranie's) my review is here.

This is my first McClelland tobacco so I could meet finally the famous/infamous "ketchup smell" that produces discussions on forum dedicated to pipes, some people argue that it's chemical additives (flavouring, preservatives, wettings ...) while others argue that it is a remnant of natural fermentation of tobacco. IMHO I do agree with this last group: I think this is acetic acid as a result of a sugar fermentation. In any case this pungent smell so affects attention, smoking tobacco just opened this note is also in smoke, you need to aerate the tobacco and leave a few days. With regard to the blend as such, it presents you with a nice red/brown hue and a large broken flake cut, nicotine occurs immediately with a fruity and spicy taste. I'm not a big fan of Perique (and so little expert) but this blend seems well balanced and full bodied, piquancy is constant but non-invasive, sweet-sour taste and flavour slightly metallic make Southport a refreshing tobacco, ideal for warm months. The aftertaste is rather persistent (a bit too much for my preferences) and the room note is really impregnating, keep warned!

Highly recommended for Vaper fans and surely worth a try for all others.

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speckchaser Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
speckchaser (22)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Strong

A fine blend of leaves with a superb taste.McClleland I dont know and dont care,it was good.Smoked it mainly outside while working the garden or chasing my favorite fish,speckled trout. Like most flakes I have tried its hard to keep burning but the flavor far exceeds this inconveince.The tobacco itself is cholate bar colored with streaks of lighteer tobacco.

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DUPE.1512 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DUPE.1512 (196)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

And here we have yet even another McClelland blend Bulk 2015 re-named by McCranies. My question is why bother renaming it?

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Joe Patterson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Joe Patterson (48)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Exactly the same as Bulk 2015 from McClelland -- I asked, they said yes! See my review and so many others for that fine blend.

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Pounder 5000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pounder 5000 (178)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

This is a wonderful tobacco with the right price! Better than or equal too many VA/P's sold in a tin, you can't go wrong here. This tobacco is in a nice semi-rubbed out flake form that is easy to pack and takes to the light well. With a rich tasting virginia that is sweeter than most virginias used in these types of blends, it was a joy on the taste buds. The perique is definitely present but at the same time never seems to overwhelm the palate, instead lending a nice spicy note to counterbalance the sweetness of the virginia. If you like VA/P blends and are looking for one at a bulk price- look no further!

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