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This old family recipe is richly deep in flavor without being strong and accompanied by a wonderful aroma without being overly sweet. Named for the progenitor of our Clan Donald and Lord of the Isles.

BrandMcCranie's
Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

There are several Virginias present, ranging from light to brown and red in this mild blend, offering some grass, citrus, and a little tangy dark fruit and earth from the red Virginia, which seems a little dull for some reason. There's also a McClelland "vinegar" note that is very mild, but vanishes fairly quickly. It's semi-sweet. Very little nicotine present. Burns cool, clean and smooth with no bite, and a very consistent flavor. leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has an okay, short lived after taste. An all day smoke. Rather ordinary in every way. Two and half stars.

5 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

I don't know which of those McCranie boys it is that keeps forcing us out of our money by whipping up old family recipes but I'm going broke! Somerled is a very mellow Virginia that I know has some of that Red that is so special and interwoven with Bright. The presentation is mild, semi-sweet and burns extraordinarily cool for a high sugar leaf. Thoroughly enjoyable and my palate never cried uncle when I'd smoke back back bowls.

1 person found this review helpful.

jimchatt725 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jimchatt725 (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

I like this tobacco very much. It is richer in side stream smell than McCranie's Red Virginia. There is a little of the vinegar smell mentioned in previous review but it does not persist. There is a very pleasant tangy taste which I can not characterize and the room note is just delicious.

Pipe Used: Steve Morrisette, Scott Klein Volcano

Age When Smoked: Tobacco age 4 years

Purchased From: McCranie's

Similar Blends: McCranies Red Virginia.

1 person found this review helpful.