McClelland Old Dog

  • Thabo Pienaar

Just opened a tin of McClelland Old Dog which I bought from a friend - 2 years old. What a satisfying smoke!

 

This is a full dark English Mixture blend with cool, smoky Cyprian Latakia, spiced with fragrant Xanthis from Macedonia. The tobaccos married under pressure with aged, sweet flue-cured Virginias and smooth jet-black Cavendish to create a very rich, satisfying olddogblend. Sit back comfortably to ponder the meaning of life with Old Dog as your companion. Blend of Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish and Virginia. Opening the tin, the aromas were spicy, leathery with a hint of dark chocolate. Lighting this blend was easy and going through the bowl was absolute bliss! I paired it with a Glenmorangie Lasanta at the end of the day. All the typical flavours were present - Latakia, sweetness / dark chocolate from the Cavendish, Virginia and a spiciness from the Orientals. Why does such a nice bowl of tobacco end so quick? Highly recommended; no tongue bite. Hint of sweetness which is perfect for an after dinner smoke!