|3.5 oz. Tin HH Old Dark Fired Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA bold flake of dark-fired burleys in a well balanced unity with Flue-cured Virginias. This flake is Hot Pressed, meaning that during the pressing, heat is added by steam to the tobaccos which causes the tobacco to intensify the marrying process giving us a bolder tobacco. The robust, earthly flavour of the dark-fired burleys shines through in the taste, and you will experience a deeply satisfying smoke indeed. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|1.75 oz. Tin Vanilla Cream Flake Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA 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 1 lb)|
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|1.75 oz. Tin Virginia Flake Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenVirginia 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 flavour experience. Virginia Flake contains what many pipe smokers set great store by: a slowly burning tobacco with a sweet, slightly fruity flavour 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% harmonised 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-honoured 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 realises them. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|3.5 oz. Tin Golden Extra Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA 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 1 lb)|
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|3.5 oz. Tin Symphony Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA very harmonious Ready rubbed tobacco of Burley, Virginia and Cavendish. All specially palatable tobaccos with a light and sweet taste. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
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|3.5 oz. Tin Navy Flake Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenFrom 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 1 lb)|
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|3.5 oz. Tin Dark Twist Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA 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 1 lb)|
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|3.5 oz. Tin Latakia Blend Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA roll cake tobacco, spun by carefully matured Virginia and Cavendish tobaccos with a light taste of Latakia, bringing about a wonderful aroma. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|3.5 oz. Tin Stockton Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenStockton is the doyen of Mac Baren Roll Cake tobaccos, and since its introduction in 1953 it has become the favourite tobacco of many pipe smokers. They consider Stockton to be the most satisfying of all the Mac Baren tobaccos. In line with the old traditions associated with spun tobacco, Stockton Virginia is dominated. The tobaccos used in Stockton are whole leaves. The blend consists of approximately 60% Virginia tobacco from North America and 40% Dark Fired Kentucky. The natural sugar content of the Virginia tobaccos gives Stockton a slight sweetness that is finely balanced by the smoked, somewhat stronger taste of the Dark Fired Kentucky tobaccos. Dark Fired Kentucky is a Burley tobacco, which after being air-cured in normal air is then further cured over smoke. The smoking process gives the tobacco a piquant smoked taste and the finishing touch is added by turning the tobacco into a Cavendish. As a result, the tobacco is slightly bitter and rounded in taste. Now it may sound as if Stockton only consists of 2 different tobaccos, but this is not the case. As with all Mac Baren blends, Stockton also includes several different tobaccos from various regions and districts. When Henrik Halberg travels out to purchase the tobaccos from which spun tobacco is made, he pays particular attention to the look of the leaves. For Stockton, as well as our other spun tobaccos, it is an absolute requirement that the leaves are big, whole and have no holes. If there are holes in the leaves they cannot be spun into a durable "rope". But finding whole leaves with no holes has become quite an art. These days tobacco is widely harvested by reapers and consequently small holes in the leaves are virtually inevitable. Henrik Halberg's task is therefore to find the tobacco farmers who are willing to carry out the time-consuming work of harvesting the tobacco leaves manually. Stockton is characterised by every eye having a core of the black Dark Fired Kentucky. The dark tobacco contrasts nicely with the light, golden Virginia tobacco and the taste is a composition of sweetness with a smoky undertone. As with all spun tobaccos from Mac Baren, only a light coating of sugar is added so that the natural tobacco remains the dominant taste. When a pipe smoker fills his pipe with Stockton he is assured of enjoying a natural, satisfying taste. This is the closest the pipe smoker can get to the pure tobacco taste. Stockton is an excellent example of pipe tobacco as it was smoked 300 years ago, making it a good representative of the old traditions that form the basis of spun tobaccos. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|3.5 oz. Tin Plumcake Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA 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 flavoured with aged Jamaica Rum. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
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|3.5 oz. Tin Solent Mixture Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenSolent Mixture is part of the "English Mixture" category, meaning that it is a Virginia dominated tobacco spiced with Latakia tobacco. The inspiration for this mixture came to Jorgen Halberg as far back as late 1948, but not until two years later was Solent Mixture fully developed. But exactly what is it that makes Solent Mixture stand out from so many other Latakia mixtures? Back in those early days, most pipe smokers smoked tobacco containing varying quantities of Latakia tobacco. Some mixtures contained up to 60% Latakia tobacco, with the result that these tobaccos were totally dominated by the very strong taste of Latakia and a strong aroma would pervade the room. No doubt many pipe smokers found that their spouses objected to the strong smell of the tobacco and that others in the room found the air to be rather unpleasant. Jorgen Halberg had encountered this problem on numerous occasions, which inspired him to develop Solent Mixture. His idea was to develop a Virginia dominated tobacco with sufficient Latakia content to give the pipe smoker the right taste, but which left a more pleasant air in the room - a compromise between the pipe smoker and his surroundings. In other words, a tobacco where the pipe smoker could enjoy the good taste of Latakia without having to endure jibes about the smell. Today, just as in 1950 when it was first developed, Solent Mixture consists of 9 different Virginia tobaccos that make up 75% of the mixture. The very special flavour comes from the approximately 15% Syrian Latakia tobacco used in the mixture. Latakia tobacco originates from Syria and through all these years Mac Baren has consistently used the original Latakia tobacco, despite the subsequent appearance on the market of cheaper imitations. To conjoin the sweet Virginia tobaccos and the strong Latakia, Jorgen Halberg developed a unique Cavendish. Using an age-old process, dark-fired Kentucky tobaccos were converted into a flavour-intensive Cavendish. Indeed, the Cavendish developed by Jorgen Halberg is the tobacco that today we call "Mac Baren Original Cavendish". Exactly which tobaccos go into the making of Original Cavendish and how they are processed is a secret that we keep to ourselves.
The different tobaccos were now ready and as a final flavour enhancer Jorgen Halberg chose a dark Jamaica rum, which is added after the tobaccos have been mixed together. When the pipe smoker fills his pipe with Solent Mixture, its perfect flavour is his to savour and enjoy: the sweetness of the Virginia tobaccos, the strength of the Latakia tobacco, the slightly bitter smoked flavour of the Original Cavendish, all bound together with an excellent Jamaica rum. It is not without good reason that Solent Mixture is still to be found among Mac Baren tobaccos, despite its doyen status. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|3.5 oz. Tin Roll Cake Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA deluxe roll cake tobacco blended from spun, ripe Virginia, Cavendish and Burley tobaccos. A unique composition. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|3.5 oz. Tin Club Blend Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA roll-cake tobacco, spun from rich, matured Virginia and choice Cavendish tobaccos giving Club Blend its medium strength and delightful aroma. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
|3.5 oz. Tin Norword Pipe Tobacco by Mac BarenA mild lightly burning ready-rubbed pipe tobacco manufactured from selected Burley and Virginia tobaccos. (shipping weight 1 lb)|
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