The newest offering in Mac Baren’s HH series continues the tradition of untopped and quality tobacco blends that makes the new iteration of the line so popular. This is a straight Virginia with a mix of air-dried and flue-cured leaf. The result is one of the mildest Virginia blends you’ll ever smoke. It’s grassy, a little sweet and the complexity builds as the bowl goes on, making it a surprising treasure of a smoke.
Brand: Mac Baren
Blended By: Mac Baren
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Blend Type: Straight Virginia
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 50 g. / 1.76 oz. Tin
- 100 g. / 3.53 oz. Tin
- 16 oz. Box
- Mac Baren
- Room Note:
Simply one of the best Virginia flakes around.
I choose to do so to ween myself off smoking cigarettes and in doing so, perusing the internet I came upon this sight, purchased a pipe and a few days later bought my first tin of Mac Baren HH Hot Pressed Pipe Tobacco. Thank you for having this product and look forward to this new adventure in your world of pipes and tobacco!
When I first started smoking a pipe, I got many aromatic blends, but was not very happy with the experience. This is coming from a cigarette smoker who was trying to transition to pipes. I spoke with someone who recommended this as something more similar to cigarette tobacco than the aromatics. I enjoyed this flavor and taste, also I liked the cut better than the bulk cut blends I had previously purchased. After smoking this for awhile, I started trying more aromatics and was able to appreciate/enjoy them as well (I truly like the room notes of the aromatics and it takes me back to older days memories)... The only negative I have is some of the tins after the initial opening, did not seal well. If I didn't smoke as frequently as I was, this may cause an issue with humidity for others, unknown if I got some bad tins or if this is common with this type of tin (remember I am new at this hobby).
GOOD GOOD GOOD
NICE ONLY GETS BETTER WITH AGE AND AIR. if you WANT one. BUY TWO.
If a good cigarette tobacco had a kid with pipe tobacco this is the baby.
Wow, This is a blend for anyone who loves a true Virginia blend. I am stocking up on this one for sure.!great flavor. I love the presentation of the tin. Easy to fold and stuff or rub out. Not to mention the wife likes the room note. It’s a winner all around. Hey quit reading this and order yourself some. Just be kind and leave some for me. Keep em burning.
When you open the tin, the first thing you notice is the sweet smell of a Virginia. This tobacco is nice and mild, with a pleasant aroma. A very sweet nonaromatic blend. If you enjoy Virginia blends or are looking to try a Virginia blend this is definitely the way to go.
As you see by the title of my review, this is indeed my first full Virginia. When I bought this, I went ahead and bought the 3.5-ounce tin. I did that because of my experience with 2 other MacBaren HH tobaccos: HH Burley Flake and HH Old Dark Fired. Both are stellar tobaccos and I knew that I would love the HH Pure Virginia. I wasn’t wrong! A lot of people say that that full Virginia pipe tobacco tastes like a cigarette. I don’t taste a cigarette and I smoked Marlboro Reds for 25 years. This amazing tobacco has a flavor all it’s own. I am glad that I bought the larger tin because this stuff is amazing! It has a silky texture in your mouth and it smokes very cool and dry. I will have this in my regular rotation because it burns very clean and crisp. I wouldn’t want to be without this tobacco. Even though this is my first full Virginia, it just might be the only full Virginia I want to smoke!