Well, as a tobacco with such reputation, I expected more. And here lies the problem. This is good tobacco, but it lacks a lot of depth and personality.. I tried Frog Morton on the town before this from Frog Morton line, and it delivers well on all as... Read Morepects. But Cellar doesn't.. From the tin note, the very strong note, you'd expect a very strong, flavourful tobacco. With promising whiskey and latakia flavour and aroma. But when you pack it and smoke, You get a faint rum taste or an after taste to be exact, and a very faint sweet latakia, a trademark of McClelland. And speaking of packing, the cut is all over the place, from small ribbons, to large ones, with a lot of unkempt leaves and a considerable amount of twigs. Which is a bit annoying, but since it requires a considerable amount of drying time, I could pick up the twigs. Once packs and lights it's a nice, light, all day smoke. With medium body and faint flavour. I will enjoy the tin, but won't order another
Pipe Used: Peterson Derry B27
Age When Smoked: Fresh tin Read Less
By far my favorite tobacco out of the 20+ blends I have tried this year. Just a smooth, smokey mixture that reminds me of the smell of my grandfathers stone fireplace in his old 19th century home. A sure classic.....but it's a post Feb 2007 blend s... Read Moreo not sure what will happen to it in 2018 when the stupid FDA rulings go into action. Hoping either that this blend is so popular with McClelland that they work on it's FDA approval and continue to produce it, or that the pending lawsuits from the pipe and cigar industries render the FDA's rulings useless. Way to go McClelland!! Read Less
I had tried one other English and absolutely hated it. So, I decided that it would be unfair of me, both to the English blends as well as myself, to give up on English blends based on the first and only one I had tried. Enter the Cellar. Wow. I cou... Read Moreldn't believe how good this is. I was so impressed with it that I went and ordered a 100 g tin the very next day. Read Less
I definitely prefer the original Frog to this one - though don't get me wrong, it isn't bad. I just felt like the whiskey was way too prominent the whole way through the bowl that it took over the other components, when they really could've shone. I ... Read Morewould certainly smoke this again, although I would buy the original Frog first. Read Less
My preferences have always been for aromatics (Lanes Ltd BCA is my favorite), but as I sought to expand my range of tobaccos, I tried this blend. It is wonderful! If you like aromatics, you'll find that this one is delightful, smooth, and quite comp... Read Morelex. If you are looking for a pipe tobacco outside of your traditional "aromatic comfort zone" I highly recommend trying this blend. I look forward to exploring the other Frog Morton blends. Read Less
The flavor is Charming at the first time you smoke it, but then you realized it is the whiskey flavour is too outstanding, it is a nice taste, but not well blanced, you can not tell the nuance of the tobacco in this blend, indeed, it is kind of flavo... Read Morer you will remember forever. Read Less
I'm not sure why but this blend always seem to deliver for me. Easy to pack and has a nice whiskey after taste. This blend has quickly become a go to for me. On a side note when I ordered this tin they had made a mistake on another part of the order.... Read More I contacted customer service about the mishap and not only did they promptly fix the issue they sent out the correct tin complementary. That is A+ service. Thanks again Smoking Pipes! Read Less
By far this was the best smoke I ever had and I have tried the (Top 5 sellers of various supply chains) what I thought was the best until now. Over all the smooth full flavor and aroma, the hint of whisky and the spicey overtones were absolutely deli... Read Moreghtfull. And heres the big deal, I enjoyed this smoke as much as a $20 cohiba cigar if you can believe that. I just can't get enough of this. Upping my order to 2 cans a month, probably more. Read Less
This is my new number 1 favorite pipe tobacco. Stays lit well, smells great, tastes smoky but it is not overwhelming. The whisky adds a wonderful taste to the tobacco. I'll be buying more of this for my cellar and trying other Frog Morton blends in t... Read Morehe future. Bravo McClelland, Bravo. Read Less
This is the first blend I had leaving aromatics. I LOVE frog cellar. I just bought another tin cause in 2 days I was near through the first. It changed my mind about aromatics. I believe it has a great taste and no tounge bite its not crap. This is g... Read Moreonna be ordered and in my rotation for as long as I can. Soon I'll buy the bigger tin. Read Less
I'm still a novice,been smoking pipes for 4 years.I have smoked a lot of the Cellar,and it is the best i the line as far as I'm concerned.The Flavor has no sign of any whisky.It does have a great tasting of Latiki ,( I feel the block of wood just tak... Read Morees up space that without it you would get more Tobacco).It smokes well but to get all the flavor from it you have to draw lightly.I have since moved on to GL Pease Blackpoint.It's a lot more flavor. I will say that cellar does burn well and is somewhat slow burning. Read Less
For my personal satisfaction, I miss depth and a determined character in this mixture. Disappointing after-taste. I also miss the aromas of campfire, peat and leather in the added Latakia. FMC might be an occasional light smoke for in-between, mainly... Read More to satisfy visitors, as this blend is pleasantly fragrant. A very dark roasted, unsweetened coffee is a matching company.
A recommendable trial mixture for Aromatic, Danish, Scottish and soft English smokers.
Not recommended for hard-core English and English-Oriental smokers (too little Latakia, no peat, no Oriental, no spice). Read Less
PIPE USED OLD PETERSON CAVALIER.NO FOOD OR DRINK ADDED DURING SMOKE. TOOK MY TIME WITH THIS ONE & IT WAS WELL WORTH THE TIME,PUT HALF THE TOBAC IN A AIR TIGHT JAR WITH CUBE THAT I SAT OVERNIGHT IN PURE JIM BEAM-PUT BEAM/WOOD BACK INTO HALF CAN, L... Read MoreET SET FOR 3 WEEKS IN AIR TIGHT JAR,PLACED THE OTHER HALF IN THE PEASE CAN. THEN TRIED THE HALF I PUT BACK IN THE PEASE CAN FIRST, THEN TRIED THE JIM BEAM RESOUKED WOOD BLOCK HALF IN AIR TIGHT, FOUND THEM BOTH VERY PLEASANT-HOWEVER THE JIM BEAM RESOAKED WOOD CUBE IN AIR TIGHT MASON JAR DID THE TRICK 4ME I'm ORDERING 2 100's STRICTLY FOR AGING IN AIR TIGHT,s (MASON JARS) WITH RESOAKED JIM BEAM WOOD BLOCKS. WITH RESPECT MENACHO Read Less
I've tried the complete Frog Morton lineup, after they were recommended to me by a local tobacconist, and while they're all not bad or offensive tobaccos, I can find absolutely nothing remarkable or special about any of them to recommend them. That i... Read Mores, unless mediocrity is your cup of tea. For the price spent on these, one can do MUCH better. I would never waste my time or my money on these again. I think perhaps they caught on and became popular as a fad, because some supposed "authority" said they were exceptional. I'm not a snob when it comes to taste in anything, and don't habitually consume things --- tobacco, wine, whisky, anything --- just because some "authorities" of taste have deemed them worthy. I eat, drink, & smoke what I like and I'm not apologetic for it; I don't eschew the common because it's common, and am not a fan of something simply because it may be more esoteric and preferred by "those in the know". Anyway, spend your money elsewhere and find remarkably good tobacco, unless Frog Morton is what you prefer. I just happen not to. Read Less
This is my first smoke outside of aromatics but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
It has a slight sweetness and a subtle whisky flavour also has a woody flavour which I'm guessing is from the whiskey stave in the tin, it burns well and has no bite at all, def... Read Moreinitely will buy again :) Read Less
I finally broke down and decided to see what the fuss was all about. The tin describes this mixture as "delicate and rich". I agree completely. There are subtle complexities here which compliment each other brilliantly without being overwhe... Read Morelming. It's well balanced, easy on the tongue when smoked slowly, and possesses a fragrant room note. This is a light English I will be purchasing again! Read Less
Mild and mellow describes this blend. The whisky is in the tin note, but barely present in the taste. The stave cube is a gimmick. I did enjoy this blend but it had nothing that would convince me to purchase again.
I keep a few tins in my inventory at all times. It ages well in the tin and even has an oak stave block in the tin to help with the melding (not really sure this isn't just for advertising). My opinion; this is the best of the Frog Morton series. I u... Read Moresually smoke Virginias or Navy flake� sweet or flavored is not my thing, but this works for my mid-day smoke at work on occasion. I am told it has a pleasant room note as well. As far as a whiskey flavor... to me it is more like a brandy (not at all bad). I recommend as a good all around when you want something different. I go through maybe 4 tins a year� so I smoke a tin in a week or 2, then don't open the next tin for few months until it again strikes my fancy. Read Less
I found this to be an extremely pleasant and mild smoke with a distinct whiskey flavour and aroma. It's definately different. It is always a matter of personal taste, but I would definately recommend this one. Well worth a try.
Light on latikia if you don't care for heavy latikia, Mellow, A milder version of Original FrogMorton. At first I liked the taste, but when I got used to it, it reminded me of the others and seemed very similar.
The lightest in the series.
As I smoke a bowl of this fine tobacco while I write this, I can easily say this blend is my all-time favorite.
I'm mainly an aromatics smoker but this stuff is GOOD. Very full flavor, burns great, tastes great.
My only regret is that I didn't bu... Read Morey more! Read Less
Very smooth and rich. The sweetness of the blend is very enjoyable and fullness of the smoking experience surprised me. This tobacco is the one blend that expanded me from strictly an aromatic smoker to one who enjoys a wider range.
This is the first Frog Morton's blends I've tried and I'm pleasantly surprised. The flavor, really is indescribable but there is a nice hint of whiskey in each puff. The tobacco burns slow and even right to the bottom. Extremely smooth with absolutel... Read Morey no bite at all. I definitely will be keeping this blend on hand. 👍👍👌 Read Less
I recently started smoking my pipe again after a long absence being an aro smoker I decided to give this a blend a try and was pleasantly surprised. Having tried English blends I quickly found that I'm not a fan of them but this having that slight sw... Read Moreeetness to has become a favourite Read Less
This is a delicious mild tobacco. Not a lot of nicotine kick, but lots of great flavor and the wonderful room note. Definitely a staple of my celler. Makes me want to try out some of the other froggy creations!
Open the tin and you're greeted by a sweet tobacco with a hint of whiskey. And it's all uphill from there! If I had to pick one tobacco and one only to smoke for the rest of my life, this would definitely make the shortlist. The taste, the room note,... Read More the even burn....there is absolutely nothing for me to complain about. Read Less
I normally smoke English/Balkan blends. I have tried a few aromatics and rarely get much taste out of them. This cross between an English and an aromatic provides the taste of the English and the lighter room note of an aromatic. Definitely one I pla... Read Moren to keep as part of my rotation. Read Less
Love this blend. Others have popped up in popularity recently (Gaslight for instance) but Cellar is an intriguing smoke. My first tin was unaged and somewhat moist and remained as such for quite some time. Concerned me some. Still a wonderful smo... Read Moreke. I have moved away from these so-called English Aromatics in favour of punchy latakia explosions but I still find myself coming back to this one. Unlike something like Pirate Kake (which seems to spoil at or about he midway point of every bowl), this one stays fairly consistent throughout. Just opened my second tin (aged a little better than a year) and it was even better!!! Read Less
This blend is, by far, my favorite blend of tobacco. The taste is rich and dark, with a drifting touch of whiskey from the presence of stave cubes. Burns cool and even throughout the entire bowl, which entails a long and relaxing smoke. Don't make th... Read Moree mistake of passing this blend by. Read Less
At first I wasn't sure what to think about this tobacco. The aroma from the tin is as you would expect, yet very peculiar; the "new shoes" smell from the latakia, and sweet whiskey. The flavour is not as jarring as the smell, it is very enj... Read Moreoyable and smooth. I do find it tends to want to leap out of the pipe while smoking, but otherwise burns consistently and is very cool in the mouth. Overall, it is definitely different and recommended if you love latakia or are looking to switch from aromatics to English blends. Read Less
Many smokers have dubbed the Frog Morton line "cross-over" blends for aromatic smokers wanting to test the waters into latakia, or "english" blends. So naturally, after reading so many positive reviews and being suggested multiple... Read More times on forums I ordered the 100g tin. Prior trying this particular blend, I was strictly an aromatic smoker myself, mainly because I was afraid of venturing outside of my comfort zone, but I am certainly glad I did! Frog Morton Cellar has enough kick to shock the aromatic smoker's palate with its inclusion of latakia. Enough latakia, in my opinion, for someone to decide if the "English" blends would be something worth delving deeper into. For me, I can't get enough. It was an eye-opening smoke fresh out of the tin! It has that campfire, woodsy smell upon popping the seal, and with FMC, enough of that whiskey aroma to appease an Aro's senses. After several bowls now, I'm ready to try other latakia-laced blends and those fruity, casing-heavy blends are looking to be the occasional 'treat.' If you're wanting for something new as an aro smoker, give it a whirl, you just might enjoy it...I know I did! Read Less
Absolutely love it. Gonna buy some more with the next paycheck. Very robust with no bite, relaxed feeling in the eyes and ends with a smile. Not to mention I have a load in me pipe at lunch and can have a nice whiskey aftertaste the rest of the wo... Read Morerk day. Read Less
I picked up a tin in town and was impressed by the scent in the tin. The first few bowls had the nice latakia flavor and scent which I enjoy in this line. I never had a problem lighting or smoking. I took some to a friends house sitting around a fi... Read Morere pit with a good beer and the fragrance of the blend seemed to elevate to almost a flora note I haven't noticed before with the faintest hint of whiskey in the back ground. I will be visiting this again. Read Less
This is the tobacco I reach for the most often. This is the tobacco I let people try who have never smoked a pipe. And this is the tobacco that I plan to stock up on if God forbid pipe tobacco sky rockets in price due to taxation. I would describe th... Read Moree flavor profile as mostly sweet and smoky. It isn't the most complex or dynamic tobacco I have ever smoked. But when you draw from your pipe you will get a very sweet and smoky flavor instantly hitting your tongue. It leaves a wonderful room note. It burns really well and performs in all of my pipes. Read Less
My favorite of the Frog Morton's and one of my all time favorite tobaccos. Really excellent flavor, unique, and though I have a lot of tobaccos I really enjoy, I find myself ordering this one over and over again.
An absolute A1 smoke. I have been hooked since the first time I opened the tin.
Every time I walk by this tin at home I have to stop and smell the tobacco. And don't buy the little 50 gram tin, get the 100g with the whisky soaked wood block. The ... Read Morewood block keeps the tobacco flavor rich. Enjoy Read Less
In a way I thought I wouldn't enjoy this blend simply because it seems to be most highly toted blend currently out there, its a phenomenon in the pipe world currently.
I now understand why, it actually is that amazing. To me the tin note reminds ... Read Moreme of eggnog, even though I'm not sure if this is actually an aromatic or not. It tastes unreal, currently my favourite tobacco, I wish I had stocked up on this during the year when I had the funds to.
I wouldn't mind a bit of a stronger latakia note in it, but at the same time, McClelland have created something so unique and delicious I wouldn't tamper with it.
I recommend this more than anything at this point. Read Less
At first, it seemed a little too sweet for me. But as I burned through a tin I began really appreciate its complexity. The whiskey flavor starts out strong but mellows as the bowl burns and compacts. No bite. Latakia blend with a very interesting twi... Read Morest. Love it! Read Less
After reading the reviews, I decided to try this blend. I was not disapointed after smoking my first tin. Clearly I will be buying more of this in the future. The flavor is excellent, tobacco smoke cool, and burns slowly to a nice white ash. The revi... Read Moreews nor the smoke did not let me down. Read Less
Okay, first a bit about me so you know where I'm coming from. I recently began smoking a pipe again after about 25 years away from it (spawned by the inheritance of my Dad's pipe collection). First task: Rediscover what kind of tobacco I like. A frie... Read Morend is partial to McClelland tobaccos, so that's where I started. In the past few weeks, I've tried the following McClelland leaf: Frog Morton's Cellar, Holiday Spirit, Town Topic, and Deep Hollow, and 2045 Oriental Mixture (bulk). In addition, I've tried Orlik Golden Sliced, and a few identity-unknown tobacco shop blends known simply as "Cavendish Caramel," and "Oxford."
Okay, what I've learned is that I don't like Latakia. The smoky, ashtray taste just rubs me wrong. I know Cellar is a popular blend, and loads of people love it, but for me, the Latakia is just too much. McClelland's 2045 Oriental Mixture is better. It has less Latakia in it than Cellar. I really wanted to like this because of all the positive reviews, but I just can't get past the ashtray taste.
Others may like the oak campfire smell/taste, and if so, that's fantastic - McClelland needs to sell this stuff to someone. But they won't be selling it to me. Instead, I'll be stocking up on Town Topic and Deep Hollow, my go-to blends. Read Less
I like the flavor of this tobacco. I've been smoking it out of a Missouri Meerschaum Pony Express pipe. I definitely taste a hint of whiskey and / or vanilla, but those flavors are very subtle. It is a mellow smooth smoke and doesn't get too hot. ... Read More The room note is fantastic! I still like FM Across the Pond best out of the FM line up. Read Less
I love this stuff! this is my new go to blend. tin note and room note are wonderful! flavour is ever better...and no tongue bite.
iv only started smoking pipe less then a year ago, but I can say ill be smoking with the frog for years to come!!!
if yo... Read Moreu are new to pipe smoking or just looking for something new, try this... you will love it!! Read Less
Wispy, luxurious, and totally unexpected - this tobacco is a near-areo that uses a special blend of whiskey to add a unquie sweetness and depth of failure to this relaxing blend. After I opened the Tin, I just kept finding its way into my pipe until ... Read Moreit was all gone. Read Less
I could smoke this blend every day. I'm always going to have extra tins of this on hand, this is my new go to blend. It's ready to smoke straight out of the tin, and the flavor never grows old. The room note is pleasent. There is a nice depth to the ... Read Moreflavor and smell that you get with this blend. I'm sure it has to do with the aging process. The whiskey cask cube really makes this blend seem special - and it is. Once you try it you'll see why. Read Less
After reading the reviews, and as a latakia lover, I was very excited for this delivery and I was definitely not disappointed. The tin aroma is beautiful. Smoky...floral...a hint of whiskey. Packing was a little challenging for me as I loaded my Seba... Read Morestien Beo billiard, but that could be that it was so early in the morning. The initial charring light was wonderful! Nice latakia flavor. The second char brought a deeper latakia flavor. The true light delivered a little of the whiskey flavor and as i exhaled through my nose the floral notes came out. The bowl progressed beautifully. The flavors became more intense but my tongue was never bit. Thoroughly enjoyable smoke...especially with smokingpipes Kenyan coffee! Read Less
This was my first trip to Frog Morton's Cellar and I loved it. The tobacco is a little moist however it burned perfectly as is. Latakia seems a little musty as if it picked up a little aroma from the Frog's Cellar. I loved it and would call this one ... Read Moreof my favorites. Read Less
I have officially gone through 3 tins of Frog Morton’s Cellar now, and it is still just as good as the first time I smoked it. It can be a bit moist upon first opening the tin, I let mine breathe for about a day and then it’s perfect. The bits of bar... Read Morerel in this latakia blend give the perfect flavor of whiskey without being overpowering. I can power smoke through a bowl of this because I find it to taste so good, but often I like to let it slow burn and savor it’s earthy flavor. Also, I am a bit biased when it comes to anything Middle Earth related so along with that, it’s an extra treat that this happens to be a really good blend by McClelland. Read Less
Before I go into my review my current palette favorites are:
HH Old Dark Fired
Review: When you peel back the tin’s lid you’re greeted by an amazing rich whisky smell that is reminiscent of Wild Turkey 101. As you look at the tob... Read Moreacco you see almost exclusively rough black ribbon cuts with a dash of that wonderful brown leaf sprinkled in. To my surprise a stave cube, about 1’ cubed, was hidden within just marinating the weed in that whiskey smell. Packing it in a deep bowled billiard pipe was easy and the moisture seemed just a tad on the moist side, however, I was too excited to smoke it and didn’t allow it to dry anyt. Pre-draw was a wonderful soft whisky flavor with an aftertaste of a sweet creamy taste that reminded me of a Thomas Kemper Cream Soda. Not overwhelming sweet, just right. Lighting the bowl was easier than I thought and once lit, stayed lit throughout the smoke. The first draw was awesome, smooth, subtle hints of whisky that was sublime. As you progress through the bowl, you find yourself sipping faster and faster to enjoy this blend. After about halfway through, the latakia starts showing up and is more prominent and extremely enjoyable. The nicotine hit is subtle but it is enough to keep you satisfied for the next couple hours. I just ordered 10x 100g and hope it ages well with that stave cube. Read Less
David G. is spot on! I say that all the Frogs are unique and should have a place in every piper's rotation. Cellar, however, goes above anything else. After the first bowl, I realized I should have ordered the 100g! No doubt I will be dedicating ... Read Morea new briar specifically for Frog Morton Cellar. Smokingpipes.com is THE place for tobacco. Excellent service.
Righteous! Read Less
Holy moly....any Frog Morton fan will be blown away by this one. I recommend buying as much as your bank account will allow of this blend. True to the name you will want to have a reserve your cellar. The whiskey flavor is sweet to the taste and t... Read Morehe room note is impressive.
How good do I think it really is? Instead of fawning over Balkan Sobranie like boy scouts talking about Megan Fox, I suggest buying something that is actually available to you right now....THIS. Read Less
Halfway through my first bowl, I ordered several more tins. How's that for a recommendation? The description above is factually accurate- the original Froggie with a woody/bourbon component. Mellow, and delicious. Should age spectacularly.
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