Butera Golden Cake

Bright, golden Virginia long leaf, ripened to perfection, mellowed for years. Flue cured until fully seasoned.


Brand Butera
Series Royal Vintage
Blended By McClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured By McClelland Tobacco Company
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
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
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 14, 2005 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
As a VA fan, I found this one to be something of a disappointment. Aside from the McClelland vinegar smell, the tin aroma was promising, as was the hearty look of the partially rubbed out flakes. Its obvious it is a quality-made blend.

Upon first light, tanginess and sweetness arises. However, this is soon replaced with a generally dry and hot experience. Not bitey per se, but 'arid' is the word that comes to mind. The VA flavors are there in the backgroud, a little sweetness hovering, with a few low notes detectable, but overall this never develops into full flavors, even toward the bottom of the bowl. On the plus side, after smoking a bowl there lingers a warm and toasty aroma in the room.

I had bought this tin several months ago and then recently rediscovered the opened tin in my cache. I couldn't recall why I hadn't finished the tin back then. After a few bowls, I now remember that there was simply nothing compelling about this blend.

With all the good VAs out there, I simply don't find this one worth spending the time on.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 28, 2002 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
This is a very nice Virginia broken flake, which I would classify as medium. There are several blends of this genre already in my cellar, or I would add this one to my collection. The flavors range from high through mid notes, with an occasional low note peeping in to say hi. Very little vinegar aroma for a McClelland product.
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