McClelland TGL

Discussion in 'The Brown Leaf' started by stroppy, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. I'm told it's there to "replace" the now extinct Lane HGL. Anyone tried this?
  2. I'm afraid I haven't but it sounds interesting. I may throw some into my next order.

    McClelland Bulk: TGL - Toasted Cavendish Latakia
    Product Number: 005-002-0066
    Toasted Cavendish is joined by a hint of Cyprian Latakia, burleys and golden Virginias to create this sweet, yet full bodied smoke. Reminiscent of the now gone Lane HGL blend.
  3. Yeah, I used to like HGL. Had a whack of it and when I wanted it again it was gone. I'm looking for at least a pound of TGL when I next order and haven't been able to find any reviews. Some McClelland tobaccos I like. Some not so much and I was hoping to hear some opinions before I pull the trigger on this one.

    If you get to it before I do, post on it. I'll do the same. :001_smile
  4. Deal. :thumbup1:

    I just read some reviews of HGL and it sounds like something I'd probably try out if it were available.

    Hmmm, I need to place an order that I can casually throw a couple of ounces of this onto. :ihih:
  5. Yeah, this was one of the first bulk tobaccos I tried years ago. The local shop sold it as "Mixture 1066" and it wasn't bad. I was buying 5 pounds at a time and usually smoked one pipe of it a day as part of my little "rotation." When it was time to order again it was gone and I now need to fill a niche. 4 Noggins "Bald Headed Teacher" looks interesting. It might not be a bad one to test drive.
  6. I had to order up some of the new G.L. Pease Jackknife Plug, so I threw in an ounce of the bulk TGL. It just came in today!

    Tin note (well...bag note) definitely smells of Latakia, no noticable aromatic casing. It's fairly moist so I have some drying out right now.
  7. Ok, I dried out some and packed up a Missouri Meerschaum Diplomat. It's a bulk ribbon cut so I treated it as such. Lit easy and burns even. Medium-light nicotine kick. Nice full taste and mouth feel, with no bite I could detect. Good quality leaf so far, inline with other McClellands.

    I've had a lot of VaPers and aromatics lately so I think that amplified my initial reaction to the latakia, but it seemed very present for the first half. The second half settled down into a nice even smoke. Light Virginias, a dash of straight burley and latakia, and a little spice on the trailing end from the cavendish.

    For an aromatic, it really doesn't have all that much casing. It's more of a bystander than a feature. It reminds me of Just For Him's 'Shortcut to Mushrooms' with a hair less casing. An English blend mixed with a lightly cased vanilla aromatic.

    Overall, not bad. :thumbup1: If I didn't already have some Shortcut left, I'd order more.

    3.5 / 5
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011
  8. That's great! Thanks for taking the time to post. Tell me, how was the room note?
  9. Room note was apparently decent since my complaint box is empty. :lol:

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