Tinder Box Reserve 1928

Tinder Box Reserve 1928 is the first new addition to our tobacco bar in over three years. We went to The McClelland Tobacco Company with our criteria in hand: the tobacco had to be intriguing to the eye, have uniqueness to the nose and be ever so pleasing to the palate. In addition, this is only the second time in history that Tinder Box has introduced a tinned tobacco to our loyal pipe smokers. Because this new blend hearkens our roots, we called upon the touch of a master blender to come up with a blend so unique and so delicious, it is destined to be our top selling tobacco of all time. Tinder Box Reserve 1928 has the panache, the sophistication, the delicacy to satisfy a pipe smoker of refined taste and independent means. It is easy to pack, and has a subtle, natural sweetness. A cool, dry smoke with a light pleasing aroma. The composition of this new tobacco is red Virginia, orange Virginia, Virginia flake, and a touch of burley.


Brand Tinder Box
Blended By McClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured By McClelland Tobacco Company
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate
Cut Mixture
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.46 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 07, 2012 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Reserve 1928 is a lightly aromatic blend with hints of cocoa. The tin scent is that of light cocoa and is not overpowering. I am fairly certain that McClelland tobacco is used in this blend as I can also smell the familiar fermentation scent that is common with McClelland blends. I can easily see how this could be an all day blend for many of my Briar Brothers as it will appeal to aromatic smokers and non aromatic smokers alike. It is a bit monochromatic and there lies my issue with this blend. For me, it is one of those blends that I find tasty for a few bowls, but then becomes less interesting as the tin nears its end. By the time I finished the tin, I had lost all interest. I am in the minority here as many reviewers are fond of this blend and I can see why, but it just isn't for me.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 27, 2009 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant
This one is just O.K. It's better than most Tinderbox blends, but it's still fairly flavoured. It has a nutty, sweet taste- it's about 75% Burley and 25% Virginia with a nice flavouring added to round it off. It tastes nice, but leaves your pipe wet and soggy. Also, the taste is very one dimensional. If you like aromatics, I'd try it, but it doesn't do a lot for me. I bought a 2 oz tin before Christmas and smoked a little and just put it away. Smells great if you want to impress bystanders.
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