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natale didonato

Oct 5, 2021, 10:48:17 PM10/5/21
Anyone know of a lit of blends that compare to discontinued McClleland blends?


Oct 6, 2021, 10:44:30 AM10/6/21
On Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:48:15 -0700, natale didonato wrote:

> Anyone know of a lit of blends that compare to discontinued McClleland
> blends?

I doubt there is or could be blends that compare to the ones made by

To copy-paste from a piece by Chuck Stanton,

"We depended on the old ways," says Mike. "But those ways are gone." When
subsidies to tobacco farmers stopped, so did the smaller farmers who
harvested tobacco by hand, going through the fields several times and
picking only those leaves at perfect ripeness. Now harvesting machines do
that work. Tobacco auctions stopped in 2000, after the Master Tobacco
Settlement made them obsolete. Tobacco became more standardized, with the
subtle differences once available no longer taken into full account,
differences that McClelland required for maintaining the smoking
characteristics that built its reputation.

The McNiels decided to disband the company rather than sell it, primarily
because no one else could do things the way they do in a normal business
environment. Even should they spend six months training new owners,
McClelland could never be the same, and for them, the reputation of the
McClelland name is more important than money.



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