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

 

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Frog Morton on the Bayou

Brand: McClelland

How Packaged: 1.76 OZ Can

Style: Balkan

Tobacco Used: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, and Virginia

Casing: None

Cut: Ribbon

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.

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Comment by flowbee on March 18, 2015 at 6:28am
Hey Logan, thanks for the review. I just bought a tin of this tobacco, and I am experiencing the same abundance of flavors.
Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on March 18, 2015 at 7:54am

Thanks! I can't get enough of it. I still need to work through all the other Frog Morton stuff.


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Comment by Jason Meyers on March 23, 2015 at 7:27pm

I'm at the point where I have sampled most of the Frog Morton line and this blend is my favorite. I think the "just enough Perique" is the key to this one.

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