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Burley, Golden Virginia and Black Cavendish are superbly balanced in this full-bodied blend richly flavored with roasted hazelnut extract.

Notes: A replacement for Lane Hazelnut.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringNuts / Beans
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
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canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (335)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I have quickly become a McClelland fanboy, and have very much enjoyed their Master Penman blend for all it's sweet hazelnut goodness, so my expectations are quite high for this one.

It is cut quite thin, very spongy, and packs well. The hazelnut topping was more subdued than Master Penman in both intensity and stickiness. This blend was golder in color, more musky, and had an almost English scent in the background.

It lit up like a rocket with clouds of exhaust. My first hit had very little sweetness and really no hazelnut to speak of (which is a shame, as it was the reason for the purchase). The rest of the bowl was quite smooth and I guess I could make out some other nut-like nuttiness. There was some tongue bite despite not being that heavy.

In the end it was a decent middle of the road smoke, but if I was blindfolded, I would be hard pressed to find the sweet addicting McClelland taste I fell in love with in their other products.

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4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30111)
Mild Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I bought this tobacco on a high recommendation from a fellow pipe smoker on the merits that it would taste great and smell wonderful for my girlfriend so that she wouldn't be so offended when I chose to smoke.

I have tried it in both a cob and briar and both times found this tobacco to be very flat with almost no taste at all. Even the taste of tobacco seemed to be missing. The only thing that I did manage to catch from this blend was tongue bite that may come from the casing (though I have heard that McClelland blends tend to be a bit finicky from person to person).

All in all this is defiantly not a tobacco that I would be sending anyone's way. The flat taste and base line flavoring make it a very forgettable blend.

The room note, and tin aroma are both very nice and for that reason I think this tobacco merits two stars (though once again maybe I'm just personally unable to enjoy this smoke). But, I can't give it anymore than that due to it's lack of taste for the smoker.

I plan on using the rest of what I have as a room freshener. How you use this review is entirely up to you =)

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2056)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

McClelland - Nutty Hazel.

I like this more than the previous reviews to date! I agree it isn't anything special, but I place it a bit better than one or two stars.

Crikey, the amount of smoke this produces is unreal: corpulent, thick, clouds! The hazelnut gives a pleasant taste, albeit more 'nutty', than necessarily hazelnut. As well as this I notice a very slight hint of vanilla, for the first quarter. The only real problem, to me, is the speed of the burn: fast. Other than the speed, I find no other real problems with the mechanics.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: very pleasant.

Nutty Hazel? Three stars from me:


Pipe Used: Mastro Cascia

Age When Smoked: One month

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2 people found this review helpful.

johnson430 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
johnson430 (7)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

A very dry, quick burning tobacco with nothing exciting about the blend. I purchased a "Bourbon" blend to mix with Nutty Hazel but still flat and dry. Final note: This smells great in the bag but that is where this tobacco ends.

1 person found this review helpful.

Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (155)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

I am a big fan of Mclelland mixtures. However this one misses the mark. This was a harsh smoke and not only did I not get any hazelnut flavor I didn't even get a nutty flavor at all. Mostly just a rather harsh tobacco taste like a bad cigarette. It smokes fast and burns very hot. I don't usually put out a bowl until finished but I did with this blend. Sorry but I would not recommend this blend to anyone.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30111)
Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

It's perhaps most insulting to say that there isn't much to say about this. I do get hints of hazelnut and coffee, especially toward the bottom of the bowl, but nothing more than hints.

I've been smoking it while nursing a bad bite from another blend, and have found it to be quite nice for that purpose.

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