|I've been through quite a bit of this blend in several different pipes before coming to any conclusions.
The contents are a range of VA's: Rattrays Marlin Flake, Rattrays Black Virginia, Rattrays Dark Fragrant, and McCrainies Red Ribbon. (I might have left one or two out- for a complete recipe talk to the blenders.)
McCrainies only sells this blend by the bulk, at the very least you have to buy a pound- which I was fast to learn, after the first bowl, wasn't enough for this pipe smoker:-)
There are some out there that grate fresh nutmeg over this tobacco and mix it throughought the tobacco- the secret ingredient- but I never did this for fear that my pipes would taste like nutmeg.
The tin note (or bag note) of this blend certainly fits the VA profile- why wouldn't it?, it's a straight VA blend all the way across the board.
Nearly all of my pipes are dedicated to VA blends so I was able to smoke Watson's Glen in all shapes and sizes. The smoking experience is as sweet as it is complex with the different Virginias peeking out at times to say hello.
I recommend buying a pound or two and cellaring it in Mason jars for a while. Nothing like a 10 year aged VA blend.