McClelland Balkan Blue - Smokiness After Aging

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McClelland Balkan Blue - Smokiness After Aging

Post by plainview » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:02 pm

When fresh, I detect goodly amounts of latakia smokiness (leather and campfire) in McClelland Balkan Blue. Will a few years in the cellar amplify the sweetness of the Virginias and mellow out the smokiness a bit?

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Re: McClelland Balkan Blue - Smokiness After Aging

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Re: McClelland Balkan Blue - Smokiness After Aging

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:02 am

I had a tin of Blue Mountain that I cellared for a year. Prior to opening it, I smoked a bowl from a fresh tin at pipe club and went home that night and opened the tin I had. I couldn't tell any difference, in the two, but that was just a year older. It is a good smoke but I like Ten Russians better. I haven't smoked either in awhile. May have to break out my last tin of Ten Russians
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Re: McClelland Balkan Blue - Smokiness After Aging

Post by Joshoowah » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:45 am

I haven't had a tin of this stuff in 3 years, but I remember it fondly. The tin I had was two years old and it was rather smooth and smoky, with a hint of sweetness (not much though). I need to buy a tin and bring it back with me to Kenya. I've been smoking too many flakes lately.
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