When you go exploring in the world of Mac Baren tobaccos, you enter a world full of unfamiliar scents, mysticism and good old-fashioned craftsmanship. Every Mac Baren blend is the result of a special and different recipe - recipes which are such closely guarded secrets that only a very few people know their exact details. And these details, together with our solid craftsmanship, bring out the unique nuances of taste.
|Mac Baren Navy Flake Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BoxFrom the moment Navy Flake first appeared on tobacconists' shelves, pipe smokers everywhere have shown their appreciation of this mixture. There are many reasons why Navy Flake has become a true Mac Baren classic since then. When Navy Flake was developed in 1965, much work went into the composition of the raw tobaccos. Selections of Burley tobacco were made from our extensive stocks and after countless tests the right Burley content was found. Similarly, tests were then carried out on Virginia tobacco. Different qualities of Virginia tobacco were selected and test smoked. Finally, a handful of these were selected for inclusion in the mixture. Once the right basic tobaccos had been found, a final important element was added to the mixture: a small measure of original Mac Baren Cavendish was added, and it is this which gives Navy Flake its full body. The starting point was flake tobacco, for which the selected tobaccos were mixed and pressed in the large tobacco press. Patience was to prove a virtue, as the pressed tobacco had to be left under pressure for at least 30 days. Having to wait so long before tasting the finished tobacco proved to be a challenge in itself, but a top quality flake takes time to produce. Without this process the tobacco would not develop properly – which would be apparent in the taste. Therefore everyone had to remain patient and await the final result. Once the 30 days had passed, there was a thrill of anticipation as the pressed tobacco block was carefully cut into 1.4 mm thick slices – so-called flakes. The appearance of the tobacco was as expected, but what about the taste? Pipes were filled and lit, and for a few minutes there was complete silence. Everyone was concentrating on the new tobacco. And after a short while the smiles began to appear. The blend had passed its first test and the taste was as it should be: slightly aromatic and full-bodied. What the tobacco masters did not know at the time was that they had just created a Mac Baren classic. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Flake Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BoxWhen Mixture was introduced in 1958 is was considered a revolution in pipe smoking.. Now 47 years later you can enjoy the famous Mixture taste in this Mixture Scottish Flake. Mixture Scottish Flake is made from more than 35 different tobacco leaves from different parts of the world. Mixture Scottish Flake is made from choice Virginia and Burley tobacco and touch of the original Mac Baren Cavendish. Each leaf has its own special qualities and only by blending and pressing them in the right proportions does Mixture Flake achieve its unique taste. Mixture Scottish Flake does not consist of one dominant taste, but a profusion of different nuances of taste that keep changing - all from a single tamp of tobacco A unique, slow burning, slightly aromatic flake which you can enjoy all day long. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Vanilla Flake Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BoxA flake tobacco of select matured Virginia and mild Black Cavendish tobaccos, rounded off with an aromatic vanilla flavour. This combination gives an unusual blend with a pleasing sweetness and a special taste. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Virginia Flake Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BoxVirginia Flake is a tobacco with a unique character that gives unparalleled pleasure. When the pipe is filled as flake tobacco should be and it is burning slowly and evenly, there is but one thing to do - lean back and enjoy the flavor experience. Virginia Flake contains what many pipe smokers set great store by: a slowly burning tobacco with a sweet, slightly fruity flavor that also tends to gain approval from other people close by. It is not without reason that Virginia Flake boasts these qualities. The basis for the blend is found in the raw tobaccos from three continents, carefully selected according to the qualities that each individual tobacco adds to the blend. As the name suggests, the majority of the raw tobacco used is Virginia. And it is of prime importance which Virginia tobaccos are used. The natural sugar content and aromatic substances in the raw tobacco must be 100% harmonized for Virginia Flake to be the tobacco that it is. To complete the blend, a small number of specially selected Burley tobaccos are added. The blend is pressed according to time-honored tradition. Flake tobacco is like fine wine: if nature's raw materials are not allowed sufficient time to develop and mature, the result is less than optimal. This is why the production of flake tobacco is a time consuming and costly process, albeit one that is essential to bringing out its best qualities. Smoking a good tobacco is not something reserved for the privileged few, but respect must be accorded to nature's raw materials and to the craftsmanship that makes the tobacco what it is. Flake tobacco is not intended for a quick pipe smoke; it has been created for conscious enjoyment. Simply the process of correctly filling your pipe with this exquisite tobacco raises your expectations - and Virginia Flake certainly realizes them. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
|Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagThe HH - Vintage Syrian is not new in any way. Actually the inspiration for the recipe origins back from the start of Mac Baren Tobacco, more than 120 years ago. This blend is typical for that time, and it is easy to describe as a “back to nature” tobacco. The taste of the HH – Vintage Syrian Latakia comes from the full and rich natural flavors of the tobacco. The reason for calling this tobacco HH is quite simple. HH is the initials for the founder of Mac Baren Tobacco, Mr. Harald Halberg. If you look closely you will find the same initials in the Mac Baren logo, incorporated the shield hold by the lions. The basic of the blend is a smooth and yet powerful Latakia from Syria. This tobacco gives the blend the overall “smoky” taste, a powerful taste and yet without any tongue bite. To add a spicy note to the blend, Turkish Oriental has been added. A mix of different Virginia tobaccos from 3 continents add a sweet natural taste. To complete the taste with depth and body, we added a little Dark Fired Kentucky from USA. The HH- Vintage Syrian Latakia is a loose cut tobacco, which guarantees a smooth and steady burn. It does not get hot which means you will find extremely little bite on your tongue. When you empty your pipe after smoking, you will experience only fine grey ashes is left over, it has been a slow and dry smoke. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
|Mac Baren HH Mature Virginia Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagHH Mature Virginia is the second blend in the HH line. Like the first HH blend the inspiration came from recipes developed around 1890. This wonderful blend is typical for that time and is easy to describe as a “back to nature” tobacco. The taste of the HH Mature Virginia comes from the full and rich natural flavors of the many different Virginia tobaccos. Creating this blend was a challenge of an extraordinary art. Looking at many different recipes we were inspired by the talented use of Virginia tobaccos to make the natural sweetness come out. Another inspiring idea was the use of very specific Virginias to reduce the tongue bite to almost nothing without compromising the sweetness. However, one thing is to have an idea, another is to actually taste the idea come true. After several months of testing and adjusting we can now say that our plan has become reality! – It has become HH Mature Virginia. All together we have used 22 different tobaccos to create this blend and of these 15 are Virginia tobaccos. Before blending the tobacco the Virginias has been stored for years to mature and develop the final aromas, just like when good wine is put aside for aging. Virginia types like bright yellow/golden leaf, mature red/mahogany leaf, dark Virginia and a black Virginia Cavendish are blended and left to store so that each tobacco taste marry into a taste unity. To enhance and support the Virginias a touch of Oriental is added and finally the taste is rounded with just an easy hand of pressed Burley. Looking at this blend you feel curious to have a closer look as the color variation invites to a closer examination. Smelling the tobacco you will know why we choose the name Mature Virginia for this blend. A scent of smokiness combined with a natural sweetness is the general impression however, smelling more closely you will discover something else. To describe that is difficult, actually impossible– it's a bit of a Mystery. Once you light up your pipe with HH Mature Virginia the sweet Virginia tobaccos will greet you and slowly the dark Virginia will enter the taste. We have not used any dark Virginia in any of our blends for more than 100 years so it was about time to rediscover this fantastic tobacco. To the taste in HH Mature Virginia it means that a slightly smoky note is added to the sweet Virginia taste. Over time experience how the complex naturally sweet/smoky taste grows in power making HH Mature Virginia a satisfying blend to smoke – and with no tongue bite. Rome was not created in a day and neither was HH Mature Virginia. It takes time to create perfection in a tobacco blend and we strongly believe we have found the right combination of Virginias to excite and satisfy your pallet. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
|Mac Baren The Cube Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagIt all starts with the carefully selected raw tobaccos which Henrik Halberg, owner and Master Blender, personally has selected in various parts of the world. These tobaccos combined with the skilled craftsmanship at Mac Baren makes this blend not only special – it makes it unique. The loose cut Virginias and the modern Cavendish give the blend a sweet and mellow taste. The Virginias are cut broader than normally which together with the ready rubbed Burley tobaccos guaranties you a slow and pleasant smoke. When enjoying the Cube you will experience the creamy sweetness in combination with the a slight fruity note. A unique smoke with full pleasure from the start to the end. The Cube box is divided into 3 parts, each part showing the 3 unique elements: tobacco – craftsmanship - taste. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
|Mac Baren Black Ambrosia Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagAmbrosia – just savoring the word elevates your expectations, because Ambrosia ”was the food of the gods and goddesses in Greek mythology”. In 1983 when our tobacco masters first tasted the new, mild Cavendish that they had developed, “Ambrosia” was the only proper word to use to describe the taste experience. They had been experimenting with a variety of raw tobaccos for a long time before they finally came up with the right blend. Virginia tobaccos from the third world were selected, each with its own unique qualities. Each one was an excellent tobacco in its own right, but only when they were blended together into a mild Cavendish did the pipe smoker experience something out of the ordinary. A rounded taste composed of the finest taste nuances, the natural sweetness supported by a completely new Mac Baren taste. This Cavendish was truly something extraordinary, and from its completion in 1983 right up to today it has been used in numerous new Mac Baren blends. The rounded, slightly sweetish Cavendish is widely known as: Modern Mac Baren Cavendish. As the name suggests, Black Ambrosia contains a very high proportion of Modern Mac Baren Cavendish, with only a little loose cut light Virginia added. This blend consists solely of Virginia tobaccos, which is rather rare as the majority of blends contain a little Burley tobacco. But not Black Ambrosia, which is made of 100% Virginia tobacco – and yet the taste is still exquisite. As the last person to add to the taste, the tobacco master has been no less genial. Of course, the precise composition of the tobacco is a secret, but here is a hint: to complete the Modern Mac Baren Cavendish, the tobacco master has carefully added a blend of different fruit oils, and topping the finished blend is a touch of…? Taste it for yourself and discover what an extraordinary taste experience it offers. With a little prudence, Black Ambrosia could almost be described as: Food for the soul and the tobacco lover. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Original Choice Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagOriginal Choice is a new pioneering pipe tobacco which will appeal to "novice" pipe smokers and the younger generation. It has a mild, aromatic taste, and the truly remarkable thing about Original Choice is the fact that we have managed to develop a tobacco that does not smart on the tongue. Original Choice is made of specially selected tobaccos. It is a blend of Virginia tobacco from North Carolina and mild, air-dried Burley from Tennessee. One of the suppliers of the Virginia tobacco is Boyette Farm, where the Boyette family has been working since 1797 to produce the best possible Virginia qualities. Their success has been due in part to the warm and dry climate. It is now the fifth generation that has taken its place behind the solid oak writing desk to play roulette with Mother Nature, as the family puts it. Fortunately, thanks to generations of experience , the odds are stacked in favor of the Boyette family. That is why a plug of Original Choice is always a good idea. It is not every year that Mac Baren Tobacco launches new types of tobacco. That is why we have pulled out all the stops to make full use of our experience and our production of the new blends. That is also why we have managed to make sure that Original Choice does not smart on the tongue. Numerous test smokers have already given Original Choice their approval and have already made it their first choice. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Honey & Chocolate Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagA fine loose cut blend made of a very special kind of Cavendish. The long and delicate Cavendish process makes this blend soft and smooth with a taste of honey and chocolate. Experience the great taste and the softness of this tobacco. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
|Mac Baren Golden Extra Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagA ready rubbed blend manufactured from carefully blended, matured Burley tobaccos, giving Golden Blend a mild and pleasant aroma which has made it popular with pipe smokers all over the world. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Plumcake Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagA mixture of fully ripe Virginia tobaccos, sliced, cask mellowed Burley tobaccos, and dark, spicy Cavendish. To give "Plumcake" an elegant aroma the blend has been flavored with aged Jamaica Rum. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Symphony Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb CanisterA very harmonious Ready rubbed tobacco of Burley, Virginia and Cavendish. All specially palatable tobaccos with a light and sweet taste. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Scottish Mixture Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagWhen Mixture first appeared on the market in 1958, it was the object of much attention. Pipe smokers could now enjoy a finely balanced pipe tobacco offering a fine blend of tobacco leaves with a slightly aromatic flavor. This was the result of many years of development, inspired by Jorgen Halberg's great store of knowledge of tobacco leaves and the production of pipe tobacco. Production of Mixture is based on one of the world's most complex processes, which explains why the blend has never been copied. Mixture is made from more than 35 different tobacco leaves from different parts of the world. Each leaf has its own special qualities and only by blending them in the right proportions does Mixture achieve its unique flavor. Naturally, what goes into Mixture remains secret, although we can disclose some information. The loose cut tobacco in Mixture is light, sweet Virginia. One of the secrets behind the lingering pleasure that Mixture gives is that pressed Virginia and Burley tobacco has been added, which after a meticulous pressing process is carefully loosened up. This makes it easier to fill into the pipe, while giving Mixture the added advantage of burning slowly. But even the best Virginia and Burley tobacco is not what completes the Mixture blend. The ingredient that does this is the special, loose cut Mac Baren Cavendish. Contrasting the light Virginia tobacco, Cavendish is not only a joy to look at, it also gives Mixture the final nuance of taste that completes the blend. The carefully balanced aromatic top flavor, together with the tobacco leaves, makes Mixture a unique blend. Mixture is easy to tamp down and when the pipe is lit a pleasant fragrance slowly spreads throughout the room which others will find agreeable. Mixture does not consist of one dominant taste, but a profusion of different nuances of flavor that keep changing - all from a single tamp of tobacco. Mixture is a mild tobacco with good body without being strong. This is an important reason why Mixture is the preferred brand among many pipe smokers worldwide and has been for many years. Mixture has become one of the most important classics among pipe tobaccos of the world. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
|Mac Baren Virginia No. 1 Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagA ready rubbed tobacco of exceptional and matured Virginia tobaccos, which bring about its mild and characteristic sweet taste. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Dark Twist Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagA full roll cake tobacco for special moments. Round in taste and quite characteristic. The specially spiced, dark Cavendish ensures its pleasant taste and harmoniously matches the choice Virginia tobacco. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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|Mac Baren Vanilla Creme Pipe Tobacco - 1 lb BagMac Baren Vanilla Cream is a colorful blend mixed with cut plugs. Manufactured from specially selected and aged Virginia and mild black Cavendish tobaccos. Then blended with an exceptional Vanilla flavor. This selection creates an outstanding blend with superior flavor, unique aroma and distinctive taste experience. (shipping weight 3 lbs)|
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