|"Three dozen types and grades...", "Four continents..."
I'm sure that there are those who could discern all that from the taste: I'm not one of them, sadly. But I do find it all quite charming; and I'm a sucker for fancy tins and labels. The actually smoking experience is, thankfully, enjoyable. It is very definitely a Danish experience, with all that that entails. In the tin, there is a melange of ribbon, short and long, bright and medium colour, small bits of broken flake, and flecks of black. I would assume the latter is Cavendish, but who would have thought that Mac Baren's Mixture has Latakia in it(It does, according to their web site)?
It is somewhat stronger than "Mixture", perhaps barely qualifying for a "3" on the Mac Baren strength scale. It could be an all day blend, if one could control one's rate of puffing: the threat of bite lurks. The lemon, which I wouldn't have guessed in a month of Sundays, is perhaps what lends that clear taste over the somewhat creamy base. I ordered this hoping for a variation of the McClelland 5115 experience; I didn't quite get that. What I got was hints of, as you might have guessed "Mixture" and McClelland's "Honeydew". With lemon. But I do enjoy this, and will get another tin or two: I'm going to bet that this will be super come the warm summer months.