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This mild, smooth blend of Burley, Virginia, and Cavendish tobaccos is flavored with dark rum, pecan, and cocoa. It brings a warm glow to the coldest winter day. The aroma of a favorite holiday confection wafts from the bowl bringing pipe smoking contentment.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Pecan, Rum
Packaging50g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Medium to Strong
Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium, Very Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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YorkPA Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
YorkPA (3)
Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

This is an amazing aromatic with a room note that my wife and kids even love. When my 13 year olds friends come over for our fire pit nights they always compliment this blend. The flavor is amazing !! The taste of sweet rum and a Christmas cookie blended into one. When you pop the lid off of the tin you literally want to take a bite because it is such an amazing fragrance. I could smoke this year round. Love it from the top of the bowl til the end of the bowl.

Pipe Used: JM Boswell, Radice, Mario Grandi

Age When Smoked: 2014

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Similar Blends: Boswells Christmas Cookie.

7 people found this review helpful.

Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (26)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Great Aromatic for the Holiday Season. Reminiscent of all of your favorite Holiday desserts: Sugar cookies, Brownies, Pecan Roll, and buttered rum all packed into your pipe. Smells great in the tin, room, and beard. This said, there is something missing, oh yeah, tobacco. Aromatic flavors are strong but not to the point of being cloying. I'm the type of guy that like to taste a little burley from his pipe. You can get the VA/Cavendish and it's good but in the background. This is good stuff while being sociable during the season, everybody loves the smell. No nicotine to be had though, which relegates this blend to pipe candy status.

Pipe Used: old crusty cob

Age When Smoked: 0-30 days

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1 person found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (803)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The Virginia is slightly grassy, and there's a minor nuttiness from the burley. The black cavendish adds a very mild vanilla note and there's a touch of honey from the gold cavendish. The toppings are not strong, and the rum loses a little of its impact after the half way point. The pecan is more noticeable then, being a little less obvious in the first half of the smoke. The cocoa notes are also very mild. The tobaccos and toppings complimentary meld fairly well together, and as pleasant as it is to smoke - no dottle, silky smooth with no harshness - it lacks depth of flavor to be any more than a work about all day mixture. If you like mild aromatics, this may suit you, but if you want a deeper tasting one, it may not satisfy you. Two and a half stars.

Apparently, this blend is the same every year, so my reviews for the other versions are the same as this one. I can't tell any differences.

1 person found this review helpful.

FlatCapMatt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
FlatCapMatt (25)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I bought a can of this for Christmas, and it was my first holiday themed tobacco. It has a strong rummy aroma out of the tin, like a Christmas fruit cake I guess.

My wife rates this one highly on the room note, but I wasn't overly impressed. It's pretty average to me. I'd rather get McClelland's Master Penman.

It's a decent smoke, left a bit of a spicy burn feeling in my mouth and throat the last time I had a bowl of it.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Corn cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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