Review: McClelland 5100 Red Cake

I didn't find too much on this, but I never dig too much before I smoke. I like to be completely open to what's in store. The main description I came across, says that this isn't often found in the US. I have not looked around for this to prove that, because I got mine from a buddy. ;)

5100 Red Cake

Company: McClelland

How Packaged: Bulk

Style: Straight Virginia

Tobacco Used: Virginia

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Ready Rubbed

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe

Price Point: $3.99

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

Quick Note: To view the Pipe Tobacco rating system used, click here.

Tin/Jar Note: Very deep honey notes, grain and sweetness

Visual: A dark, moist looking mix of crinkled tobaccos.

Flavors: Obviously, the Virginia is the main profile. It is naturally sweet and very smooth. 

Smoking Experience: Soft & sweet. Never used that word for this before, but that is how the smoke feels on the tongue. It is very smooth and easy to smoke, with a deep, natural sweetness. The sweetness deepens as it smokes.

Tobacco Strength: Medium

Body: Medium

Room Note: Pleasant to Tolerable

Comparable Tobacco:

Conclusion: Like smoking sweet velvet. Seriously, it was very smooth and naturally sweet from start to finish. This would be a perfect smoke for me anywhere from lunch on. Definitely need to pick up some more.

Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation"

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