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McClelland Grand Orientals - Classic Samsun Pipe Tobacco
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McClelland Grand Orientals - Classic Samsun

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Samsun is one of the most famed of all Turkish tobaccos. Grown in Easter Turkey, these small leaves have a naturally nutty flavor with a pleasant sweetness. Combined with fine flue-cured tobaccos, this is a flavorful blend with a mellow, enjoyable taste.


Overall Rating4.8 out of 5 Based on 5 Ratings

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Great Smoke!
This was my first of the Grand Orientals and I like the Classic Samsun. Had a unique aroma when opening the tin, has a mild sweet -spicy type of flavor that lasted the whole bowl. My favorite feature is the fantastic Turkish aroma. Didn't get hit with much nicotine. Wish it was sold in bulk. Will be purchasing more in the near future.
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A wonderful light yet flavourful smoke!
Ahh, the Samsun! Like all blends in the Grand Oriental line, this one is sure to please an experienced smoker as much as a newcomer. It is easy to fall in love with, while offering great depth to the more discerning palate. The palate is tantalizingly sweet, especially once you master the pace. Light in strength yet highly satisfying in flavour, room note, and the after taste. As great in the heat of summer as it is on a winter afternoon.
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Very good smoke
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New to classic Samsun
Opened tin had a mild aroma , lit a bowl and very nice fruity nutty taste burned well but does get hot so take her slow . This was the first time trying this and the experience was worth it .
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I received the ordered items quickly. I have no complaints and would have no problems ordering again.
Customer Testimonials
I opened the Samsun from the Grand Oriental collection by McClellan. Surprisingly, it reminds me a lot of GLP new Sixpence. Opening it greets you with the fruity scent that 6p has. It isn't quite as strong in the fruity department but really has the spice note that orientals are noted for. It certainly isn't a straight Samsun like you might guess but has a mixture of brown and black flakes. The difference between it and the 6p is really the spicy background note and, of course, the form with 6p being a flake. Either makes an interesting and different taste experience that really can satisfy everyone from an aromatic smoker to a mild English follower without leaving out the VaPer fiends. Zero bite. Burning it in a Sidney P. Ram - Algerian Briar, saddle bit, Billiard that is one of my favorite smoking tools.
JP of Portage, IN
A nice mild flavor. Slightly more of latakia than Yenice Agonya or Yenidje Supreme. Like all the Oriental blends, it burns rather hot, so ease up on the throttle.
BC of Venice, CA
My first foray into the McCelland line...This tobacco is currently my favorite in my rotation. I could easily (and often do) smoke this all day and still want more , such is the quality of the blend. The main achievement of this blend, and indeed the goal of all tobacco blenders, is its ability to produce an intensely flavorful, rich satisfying smoke while maintaining a mild, nuanced, and delicate quality. Even when smoked hot and rapidly, it never bites the tongue or degrades into a tarry flavorless smoke, as many naturally sweet tobaccos do (think Virginia). The word "luxurious" immediately comes to mind while smoking. When the bowl is first lit, I am reminded of a rich but mild cigarette tobacco because of its initial mildness... Like a super high quality camel. Thankfully, after a few puffs this gives way to a very enjoyable natural sweetness and fruitiness, which is balanced by a subtle fig and leather like quality. What This blend immediately brings to mind is balance. This is indeed what makes it so positively addictive. Masterful blending indeed.
RH of pembroke pines, FL
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