Frog Morton on the Bayou is produced by McClelland and is a part of the McClelland Caftsbury Collection. It is classified as an English or Balkan blend depending on what source you look at. Frog Morton is available most everywhere and can be purchase in 1.76 or 3.5 ounce tins.
For those JRR Tolkein fans out there…
Frog Morton is also the name of a town in the eastern part of the Shire. #nerdalert
Frog Morton on the Bayou
How Packaged: 1.76 OZ Can
Tobacco Used: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, and Virginia
Bowls Smoked: At least 10
Date Purchased/Obtained: 1/20/2015
Storage Method: Can
Pipe(s) Used: Apple Bottom Saronno
Price Point: $8.88
Purchased: Pipes & Cigars
Quick Note: I am working out a rating system, so stay tuned J
Tin Note: It is definitely very pungent. It smells like BBQ which used a ton of black pepper in the rub. It has a slightly sour almost vinegar like note to it. There are also very faint notes of figs and hay.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Room Note: Not shabby
Flavors: Frog Morton on the Bayou is a complex blend and is constantly changing direction. One minute I am getting notes of citrus, roses, and black pepper and the next I am getting pine and hay. There is a very contrasting sweet and sour medley which comes during the early part of the bowl and progressively becomes more peppery as the bowl progresses. The sweetness isn’t over the top which allows it to work for my palate. The Perique shows its head on the retrohale and delivers quite the peppery blast.
Conclusion: Much like a real frog, Frog Morton on the Bayou goes through quite the metamorphosis. The blend developed complexity as I went along. I am finding out that I don’t gravitate towards Perique, but Frog Morton on the Bayou has just enough Perique to not make it off-putting to me. I am finding I am drawn to English/Balkan blends and so far this one stands above the rest.
Rating: I have read this blend doesn’t age super well but I plan on finding out for myself. I have already reordered once and plan on getting more to cellar away. Catfish nailed it when he said I would like this. I could smoke Frog Morton on the Bayou in the morning, afternoon, or night and be a happy camper.