McClelland Blue Mountain Pipe Tobacco (50g tin)
4.4 out of 5, Based on 18 Reviews.
November 21, 2013
It took me about 3 pipes before I got an indication as it seemed very elusive....then the more I smoke it, the more I like it and the subtley of it comes out. A very rich, subtle and satisfying smoke with a depth and character thats very hard to put into words. Zero harshness and very smooth.
November 20, 2013
High quality tobacco. The last batch is a bit milder than the previous but no less impressive. The blend is unique to most of the McClelland offerings in that it has the Latakia flavor and less of a Virginia burn. Nothing else like it on the market. Although I am still new to this tobacco adventure. McClelland seems to have a high quality/purest approach to their blends which I like. It feels like Christmas when I get my order and when I open each tin their essence of quality seems to shine through every time.
August 13, 2013
This is an awesome smoke. My favorite so far. Excellent.I would highly recommend this.
Nice latakia blend
May 06, 2013
Nice latakia blend, plenty moist. Recommend.
McClelland Blue Mountain
April 30, 2013
I was so surprised how mild it was.This is one of the tobaccos that i would definitely reorder.
Close,but no Sobranie
April 10, 2013
I smoked Balkin Sobranie during the 50's and 60's before it was taken off the market. (The current reissue under that title is not worth the price.) Blue Mountain is reminiscent, but lacks some of the intense latakia elements I remember. I assume that this is in part because Syrian latikia is not available and the substitutes just don't have its ambiance.Therefore most efforts will fall short. BM is an enjoyable smoke, but my vintage pipes dont explode with the Sobranie experience. So sad.
March 15, 2013
Love this stuff, soon to buy more, the flavor always causes me to imagine looking out through misty woods over the mountains. Definitely one to try!
March 06, 2013
Wow this stuff is amazing! I will defiantly keep this in my rotation.
A nice Latakia
March 01, 2013
This Blue Mountain is along the lines of McClelland's A.M., Boswell's Countryside, Frog Morton and Ruins of Isengard. If you like any of those this tobacco should be a welcomed addition. A creamy, smokey, tasty latakia with a slight touch of sweetness.
February 07, 2013
I am a cigar smoker who has ventured into pipes.This is my second pipe tobacco and was a vast improvement from ashtons winding road.Very meaty,smokey.Almost a smoked sausage thing going.I enjoyed it,but not sure that it's my cup of tea.Very distinct tobacco.
My go to blend
January 19, 2013
Blue Mountain has become my go to blend, the one I smoke most often. I think it has a perfect Latakia Oriental mix that is complex, full, rich, and smoky. I am a big fan of Mclelland blends generally, like 3 oaks, but this is mynfavorite. I tried black mountain and don't understand why everyone loves it so much. I am letting it sit for a while and will go back to it..
January 18, 2013
Good Latakia blend, a little overpriced.
January 16, 2013
This is a fine tobacco and is definitely in the spirit of Sobranie 759. It is the best English blend I've tasted from McClelland to date.
January 10, 2013
This was my very first Balkan/English/Latakia-heavy blend. It was pretty good, and I enjoyed it. I think it's a little overpriced, but liked the experience
December 14, 2012
I have never tried the legendary Balkan Sobranie which this blend is based upon but I can tell you that this blend more than stands on its own. The latakia in this blend is well supported by a tangy incense like quality that comes from the orientals. This blend is definitely worth trying!
Not the super blend
December 10, 2012
Not the super blend I expected. While it has a complex palet it didn't take my breath away. I think I let it sit for a while and see what happens.
Blue Mountain - Really Special!!
September 26, 2012
This is a top notch blend...a real Latakia bomb!! Being old enough to have smoked Balkan Sobranie 759, this is a very close copy. Deep, rich and smoky...yet with a subtle sweetness.
September 18, 2012
Yes it's the throwdown blend to 759 and Blue Mountain tastes IMHO nothing like it. A bad thing? No, not at all as it should be viewed on it's own merits. BM shares that common taste of McClelland English blends dare I say it tastes "McClellandy" and I and not speaking of the vinegar taste. It also shares the same wet on arrival and forever to dry quality of McClelland. With that all said, there is a nice smokiness with some sweetness to the blend. It appears quite rich in the tin and in flavor. BM lacks the strength I prefer and for that reason I prefer the winner in the Chicago throwdown, Black House. I also find Black House to be more complex. I think fans of McClelland English blends will find this to be a full five star blend and should stock up on some tins. For me, it's just recommended.