|This the remake of Black Caledonian, a Danish Curly Cut which is discontinued, but remade by one of the few real blenders still active.
I must admit that I haven't tried the original one, since it became discontinued before I started smoking pipe. But I trust my blender, since he has made many other blends similar to the original.
Upon opening the tin I was greeted with a rather bland an neutral smell. Nothing new here; it reminds me of Orlik's "New Ripples" (which is ok)... Well, I thougt - this is gonna be fine; a nice classic Danish everyday VA-smoke, but...
Even though this blend has nothing to do with MacBaren's famous curlies, it's gonna burn you even more!!
Nice topping, (like freshly made biscuits) good quality leaf, smolders like a baby, but oh be warned! It's gonna burn you!
Stick your tongue in a pot of boiling oil, smoke a bowl of MacBarens VA No.1 and you'll get the same effect when smoking this.. What a shame, because the toppping is really nice.
Jakob Kiilerich, Denmark