McClelland Beacon

Bright high sugar content Virginia cake made with lemon yellow and orange Virginia leaf along with a healthy dose of seven year old Louisiana perique. A blend to calm a weary sailor outrunning an approaching storm.
Notes: Repurposed in 2009 from a PCCA Blend.


Brand McClelland
Series Collector Series
Blended By McClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured By McClelland Tobacco Company
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.56 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 26, 2008 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant
This absolutely one of the best tobacco blends out there. I like St James Woods and Copes - but I love this. There is no tobacco available today which I enjoy more. I also love playing the field, so the old gal gets compared to a lot of others. If you are ever lucky enough to find a blend that is just perfect for you then on that day you will appreciate what this tobacco is to me. I have had several tins from the first, and have now several more from the second batches. I have started to grab from the third (current) batch. Initially, to be honest, I can't tell if certain subtle differences have more to do with the inevitble difficulties inherent in the proposition of matching tobaccos available in different years vs. the differences OF the years. Aging can be most of the difference - and the difference is mild. If this newest batch is half as good as what I've smoked in the past then it is a bargain at twice the price. This is one blend you need to have around. It will be the stuff of legend in your very lifetime. If you are unlucky enough to never smoke it then I will pity you, but I will not share any blame because I am warning you now to not miss it. You can use terms like Va/Per and go grabbing C&D versions all day long, or Jeff's, Greg's, or Joe's or whatever - but this is the perfect example, and if you miss out it is your own danged fault. I suggest in all sincerity that ,after I place my next order, you buy at least a dozen tins and then put them up. Next buy some to smoke and be putting up more as you do. If you don't like it now you will make a killing selling it to me later.
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