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McClelland Tobacco Company’s Blackwoods Flake

McClelland1Blackwoods Flake… This is a very interesting smoke, it is complex but at the same time it is simple… I know, I know oxymoron. Here’s what I mean you can taste all sorts of things as you smoke it, but by the end of the smoke and the aftertaste is straight up creamy butter (and it is great!)

Ok so opening the tin up it is the standard ketchupMcClelland2 vinegar smell of this brand. The first light was of hay and nuts. The second light was even better it was a buttery nut kind of taste. I sat back and started my relaxing session. This entailed some reading, and stopping here and there to get taste of what the smoke was like. By ten minutes in I was experiencing pecans and butter; it reminded me my childhood and my love for roasted pecans.

Half way through it was like having a bowl of nuts, stone fruits, and raisins it was just continuing to get better and better as time progressed on. The baccy does tend to smoke a little hot but this is because of the sugar content, if you go slowly it won’t bite at all. I also noticed that the slower you went the more complex the smoke was. The last bit of the smoke was reminiscent of dates and cream; it was a really nice way to finish off the smoke. I did end up with a little bit of tongue bite but it wasn’t too serious at all. I think everyone who like Virginia based tobaccos should try this.

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Pipe used- Old School pipes Oval Shanked stubby Billiard

Tobacco age- 2 months

Notes

Tin- Standard ketchup vinegar

Room note- mild

Nicotine- low to low medium

I give this smoke a 4.5 pints of 5.

Website: McClellandTobacco.com

 

Reviewed by- @scottishruffian13

Dagner Pipes Rhodesian Bulldog P2

IMG_7622At a recent pipe meet up hosted by Dagner Pipes I decided to get a new pipe for my collection. I chose one of @dagnerpipes smaller pipes, Rhodesian Bulldogs P2. It caught my eye with its unique bowl shape, simple design and of course the black and green color scheme helped as well.

The pipe has a great smoke. It lasts about 20 to 30 minutes fully packed so it is perfect for a short break or for intermingling and still having the option to going back inside at party. This pipe is perfect for my collection for both getting the itch out for a new pipe and fitting my needs.

IMG_7625 At $120 it is a great deal for the quality and beauty of the pipe. My hats off to @dagnerpipes for a great pipe and a great time at the meet up. Not only do they make great pipes but are a fantastic group of people and help support everyone they know in the pipe community regardless if they would be considered competition or not.

And you can put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Website: DagnerPipes.com

Price: $119.00 (USD)

Material – Briar wood
Length – 4.70
Height – 1.50
Bowl Chamber – .75
Bowl Depth – 1.15
Stem – Acrylic Cumberland style
Tenon – Delrin

Rating: 4 pints out of 5