McCranie's Old Syrian

Every once in a while the cellar will give up a tobacco of a very special character. McCranie's searches out this quality, aged tobacco to produce unique smoking pleasures that will become limited edition entries in the Cellar's Choice series. Enjoy.
Notes: Limited production of aged Syrian Latakia of 650 tins.


Brand McCranie's
Series Cellar's Choice
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50g Tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 09, 2005 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
This is easy to pack, cool and steady burning. Latakia is the dominant component. Typical syrian latakia taste and therefore a plesent and semi-complex flavored smoke.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 18, 2004 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong
I found this blend particularly smooth and complex. It definitely changes character as you smoke it down the bowl. It starts out mellow and unassuming but builds to a wonderful symphony of flavor. It gives no tongue-bite whatsoever and the syrian latakia has been well blended with the virginia and oriental leaves so that each component supports the overall smokiness of this blend. This is definitely a special occassion smoke. I purchased two tins. One for reviewing and one for the cellar. I look forward to enjoying this blend in the months to come. We are definitely blessed to have so many excellent blends available to us in the good ol USA. Update: 02-19-04 After finishing my 2nd and last tin, I have to say "the emperor has no clothes!". I now realize that the Latakia in this blend was over aged and lost too much of its flavor leaving this blend too bland for my taste.There are many blends available that surpass the flavor and quality of this blend. Let us wait in hope and see what suprises come out from McCranie's Cellar in the future. Rating 3 out of 5 points.
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