New blends created to feature classic oriental varieties not available for decades to pipe smokers.
The new Grand Orientals from McClelland are made from the finest oriental varietal tobaccos from their native regional homes. Six new blends to try;
Yenidje Supreme and Yenidje Highlander- Both made with Yenidje from Western Thrace just north of Xanthi. The unavailability of this tobacco brought an end to the Balkan Sobranie White blend. Known as ‘The Queen of Tobaccos’.Supreme comes without Latakia, Highlander is an homage to Balkan Sobranie and contains both Cyprian and Syrian Latakia.
Yenice Agonya- Turkish tobacco from the Sea of Marmara area grown from Agonya seed, a descendant of the original Xanthi.
Classic Samsun- Grown in the Black Sea region of Eastern Turkey is some of the finest Maden-Canek leaf available. The harvesting and processing of this tobacco has remained the same for 350 years.
Black Sea Sokhoum- Grown in the Democratic Republic of Georgia, this is at the far eastern reaches of the area where oriental tobacco is grown. Among the finest of the orientals rich and smooth.
Katerini Classic- Grown on the mountain slopes of mainland Greece, a sweet,mild flavor prevails in this blend.