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McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by Goose55 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:01 pm

I just read a short History Of McClelland Tobacco Co. by Mary McNeil, from 1997 and she mentions that they developed some brands of cigars, which I have never heard of before. Does anyone know whether the cigars mentioned below are continuing to be made?

"THE CIGARS. The latest development at McClelland was the creation of our
Ballena Suprema cigars, which are made for us in Honduras and Mexico.
This project came about as the result of our investigations in cigar leaf
for the Dominican Glory blends. We worked for two years to come up with
the blends which are mild, due to the Connecticut shade wrapper, and yet
full flavored. The Hondurans, in the Danif Collection with the red
bands, are milder because of the Dominican leaf in the filler, which has a
nutty character, somewhat Burley-like. The Mexican cigars, in the San
Andres Collection with the teal bands, are fuller flavored because of the
San Andres leaf, which has a wonderful flavor curve similar in some
respects to a Matured Virginia."
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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by Del » Wed May 23, 2018 1:04 pm

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but McClelland has gone out of business.
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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by Goose55 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:16 pm

Del wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:04 pm
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but McClelland has gone out of business.
Yes, of course. But maybe you missed what she wrote:

"made for us in Honduras and Mexico"

That could mean they are still being made.
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Post by UncleBob » Wed May 23, 2018 1:38 pm

No, they are not being made. The Mexican stogies, in particular, were spectacular. I have a couple left in my humidor...maybe tonight I will smoke one.
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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by FredS » Wed May 23, 2018 1:44 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:38 pm
They're spectacular! I have some. You don't. You can't. I'm smoking one right now.
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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by UncleBob » Wed May 23, 2018 1:46 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:44 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:38 pm
They're spectacular! I have some. You don't. You can't. I'm smoking one right now.
This is why nobody likes you Bob. :chili:
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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by Goose55 » Wed May 23, 2018 2:02 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:38 pm
No, they are not being made. The Mexican stogies, in particular, were spectacular. I have a couple left in my humidor...maybe tonight I will smoke one.
That's NEI. Not enough information.

So, you are saying they closed down production of cigars which had been outsourced? How do you know this to be the case?

If you want to be on good terms with me, send me that last Mexican Stogie. :chili:
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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by UncleBob » Wed May 23, 2018 2:25 pm

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Re: McCelland San Andres Collection Cigars

Post by Goose55 » Mon May 28, 2018 9:23 am

UncleBob wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:25 pm
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That last Mexican Stogie,... P.O. Box 782, Ajo, AZ 85321
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