McClelland: 5100 - Red Cake

Product Number: 005-002-0021

This is a style of English Virginia that has seldom been seen in America. McClelland's Red Cake is a sweet, exceptionally soft, fully rubbed-out Matured Cake. 5100 is a wonderful blending tobacco as well as a fine, medium-bodied straight smoke.
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  • Components: Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (18 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.03 out of 5 stars
Must Try
November 29, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
If you like Virginias you have no excuse for not trying this. Ribbon cut takes the hassle away that may be present with flakes. Does not even get too hot if you get carried away, which you will.
Slow Smoke Competition
November 29, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
We recently used this blend for our Pipe Club (Baltimore Briar) Slow Smoke Competition and it was perfect. It burned relatively slow, cool, and tasted sweet. I would highly recommend!
A smooth eve
November 07, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
Like many have said on this one, smooth and sweet. This burns slow and cool, so the higher cost is mitigated by how long your smoke will last. Paired well with Mr. Dickens on a lovely fall eve.
I like to use this for my Virginia blending
October 31, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
This is a great blend of Virginia's. Having said that seem to lack something for me so I added some McClelland2035 Navy flake makes for more depth and seems to make everything much sweeter after 17 days in a jar together. It vaguely reminds me of McC... Read More
Who knew???
June 19, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
I love McClelland Virginias, they really know how to do them. I've tried much of what they have to offer, 10-year old examples of the Matured series, various years of Christmas cheer, the numerous club blends, etc. Who knew their very best stuff was... Read More
Gate to virginias
February 25, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
Quite mild for a McC virginia.Optimal burning and,relatively,soft.Perfect blender if you like to tune down other more spicy but agressive McC virginias.It´s an excellent first step in Va world.
Blender
February 04, 2017
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
My pallet, olfactory, and taste buds are apparently immune to this tobacco. It was like smoking oxygen. Which, for me, makes it a perfect blender for anything that is too _______. To be clear, the smoke is voluminous and non-descript.
This Is IT.
December 25, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
If I could smoke only 1 tobacco the rest of my days it would be 5100. The only downside for me is its strength.. definitely on the mild side.
Not to my liking
December 24, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
I love Va tobaccos in general but truly dislike this one. My problem is with whatever they sugar coat it with. It won't really dry out very easily for me which leads me to believe it is cased in some manner even though it seems unflavored. The tobacc... Read More
Pass The Ketchup
December 06, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
I DO love the descriptions we have of the flavors we taste. The common thread with this type of tobacco seems to be the "ketchup" tin note. I rather think that's a factor of a straight VA more than this brand, though. That said, such an aroma is... Read More
Soft and spicy
September 09, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
This was an exceptionally warm and friendly tobacco that held a little bit of spice. A good smoke, I'm looking forward to mixing it with some Perique and seeing what happens.
Red pleasure
May 31, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
Sweet, soft and highly recommendable.
BBQ sauce of tobacco
May 04, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
As a fairly new pipe enthusiast of a year, finding tobaccos such as Virginias were at the top of my list. Thank goodness I found this tasty treat. "BBQ sauce of tobacco" is the perfect way to describe this tobacco. savory and sweet Red Virg... Read More
The Marlboro Man on Steroids
March 31, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
Just great, classic Virginia taste. The smoke is thick, sweet, and rich, almost chocolaty. No bite I could perceive. Mild enough to smoke the live-long day. This is a cornerstone blend from which to judge all other red Virginias by. Superb.
So tasty
March 14, 2016
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
I usually buy this from Uptown's, sold under one of their Tennessee-inspired aliases. it's a great Virginia, plenty of sweetness, but also a subtle nutmeg/spice note. It's grassy enough for spring and summer, but toasty enough to smoke in the cooler ... Read More
McClelland Bulk 5100 - Red Cake
April 25, 2013
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
5100 - Red Cake [this is not a cake cut]; Star Rating = 4; Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst; Pouch Note = 6; Room Note = 8; Flavor = 7; Bite = 8; Burn = 8; After Taste = 8; Raw Score =45; Rated Percentage = 75%; Comment = Smooth,... Read More
strange somehow
December 16, 2012
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
well, the first puffs have a strange overtone to me ... resembling the 888 blend of john aylesbury - and not meant in a pleasant way ... but, working down the bowl, this mixture gets a bit smoother and loses that "metallic" (i dont know how... Read More
great blender
November 22, 2012
Product: McClelland 5100 - Red Cake Bulk
A great base for virginia blends especially when blended with MC bulk stoved virginia
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