Three Oaks Blend by Tad Gage
In the summer of 2009, after many requests over the years, McClelland decided to bring back the Three Oaks blend created by Tad Gage back in 1989 while he was editor and publisher of the Compleat Smoker, a classy magazine for pipe smokers. Back then, we sold the blend exclusively through Levin Pipes International in Craftsbury, Vermont, as the first in the company's Signature Series.
Since we now have a supply, though limited, of excellent Syrian Latakia, Tad wanted to use some of it for a companion to the Three Oaks Original.
"The Syrian Latakia makes it possible to seize the opportunity to create something like the old Syrian blends that are gone now. Its like a wonderful vintage of grapes or wine... a tremendous opportunity." Tad said about the new Three Oaks Syrian blend.