McClelland Blending Virginia

Natural, clean smoking matured Virginia, lightly sweet, more fruity than nutty, not really sharp but a little tangy and pleasant to the tongue (like a mild salsa). We cut it in ribbon form for easy blending. The finest flue cured Virginias fill the mouth with flavor as they are smoked, as if ripening or cooking right there in the bowl.


Brand McClelland
Blended By McClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured By McClelland Tobacco Company
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.17 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 02, 2015 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
A little lighter in both color and tin aroma than the Contest Blend I just reviewed, this turns extremely grassy in aroma over time. I've been blending with this one for awhile but hadn't reviewed here yet. Nice ribbon cut and very easy to work with.

As a straight smoke, this isn't terribly exciting. The 3 Virginias are of almost equal measure, with the red being ever so slightly more dominant. And that is, I think, the point. This is designed to be blended with other ingredients, and like a good base tobacco, it doesn't get in the way - it merely adds a foundation but one with just enough zip to it to help out the blend. I've used various Turkish tobaccos, perique, latakia, burley (burley has a way of interacting with this so as to make both tobaccos more flavorful) and this is the finest blender I've tried. If I want a stronger Virginia flavor, I use something else. If I'm more focused on the condiments, this is absolutely perfect. 2.5 stars as a straight smoke, off the charts as a blender. It literally made everything surrounding it better. I expect nothing less from the King of Virginia tobacco. If you're an amateur blender, you can't afford to be without this.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 16, 2012 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
I think SirLoirn below summed it up pretty well... I never tried mixing this and really don't care to. I enjoy this When I want just a simple, straight, lightly-tangy virginia that's not going to knock me over. At times It'll be my morning pipe with my second or third cuppa java...
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