McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

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McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

Post by Joshoowah » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:12 am

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I finally got around to opening a tin of McConnell's Special London Fine Cut, and the cut is, indeed, extremely fine (think semois). I like the cut personally, but some may not think too highly of it. It is a straight Virginia, so the tobacco is citrus forward, though it is mild. It has some sweetness, but it mostly tastes like hay to me. It's an easy-going smoke that is enjoyable. While not a favorite, I could see myself smoking it regularly.
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Re: McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

Post by ryland » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 am

What's the burn time on a cut like that?
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Re: McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

Post by Joshoowah » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:49 am

ryland wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 am
What's the burn time on a cut like that?
You pack tight and sip. I get around 20-30 minutes typically, but I could get more out of it if I desired. If you rolled it into a cigarette, 2-3 minutes.
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Re: McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

Post by Goose55 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 am

Joshoowah wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:49 am
ryland wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 am
What's the burn time on a cut like that?
You pack tight and sip. I get around 20-30 minutes typically, but I could get more out of it if I desired. If you rolled it into a cigarette, 2-3 minutes.
That's why I so much love Gawith Hoggarth's & McClelland's flake tobaccos. They burn long and slow even if I chug away.
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Re: McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 am

Joshoowah wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:12 am
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I finally got around to opening a tin of McConnell's Special London Fine Cut, and the cut is, indeed, extremely fine (think semois). I like the cut personally, but some may not think too highly of it. It is a straight Virginia, so the tobacco is citrus forward, though it is mild. It has some sweetness, but it mostly tastes like hay to me. It's an easy-going smoke that is enjoyable. While not a favorite, I could see myself smoking it regularly.
Sounds like a cousin of OGS, maybe.
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Re: McConnell's Special London Fine Cut

Post by Joshoowah » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:25 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:12 am
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I finally got around to opening a tin of McConnell's Special London Fine Cut, and the cut is, indeed, extremely fine (think semois). I like the cut personally, but some may not think too highly of it. It is a straight Virginia, so the tobacco is citrus forward, though it is mild. It has some sweetness, but it mostly tastes like hay to me. It's an easy-going smoke that is enjoyable. While not a favorite, I could see myself smoking it regularly.
Sounds like a cousin of OGS, maybe.
It reminded me a lot of OGS actually.
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