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Mac Baren Plumcake Pipe Tobacco - Navy Blend

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Full, ripe Virginias are sliced and mixed with Burley and a nice dark Cavendish. Add just a touch of Latakia and hints of rum and plum flavoring and you’ve got Plum Cake by Mac Baren. First introduced to the market in 1957, its been a favorite of pipe smokers for more than 50 years.

Brand: Mac Baren

Blended By: Henrik Halberg

Model: Navy Blend

Tobacco Type: Burley, Cavendish, Latakia and Virginia

Cut: Ribbon

Blend Type: English

Strength: 3 of 5

Taste: Medium

Room Note: Pleasant

Flavoring: Plum and Rum


  • 3.5 oz.
  • 16 oz.

Country: Denmark

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28 Reviews

  • 5
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    Posted by Randy McD. on 3rd Dec 2020

    Excellent tast and even burn.

  • 3
    MacBaren Plumcake

    Posted by Adrian Purcell on 13th Oct 2020

    When I first smoked this over 340 years ago there was a distinct aroma of a plum cake upon opening the tin. This is no longer there - it just smells like a blend of tobaccos. The taste is not as rich as it used to be either. I like it, but not enough to smoke every day. In comparison with the Plumcake of 30 years ago, I find it disappointing.

  • 1
    Plum WHAT?

    Posted by William Kim Bottarelli on 9th Apr 2020

    I have been smoking the pipe for over 35 years and need to say that this is one of the worst tobacco that I have ever smoked. No taste; where is the plum? And the rum is nonexistent. Bland, with lots of tongue bite! This tin is on the way to the trash can!

  • 4
    Plum cake

    Posted by Jason M on 24th Mar 2020

    I am a fairly new pipe smoker and I thought this blend was fantastic. The tin note was fantastic and it smoked like a dream. I didn’t get any bite, which was a concern from other reviews. I ordered more to age. Cheers !!

  • 4

    Posted by Paul Wilton on 28th Jun 2019

    Without the bite issue, I'd rate this a 5-star blend. The latakia is so subtle that even those who don't like English blends should enjoy Plumcake. If I wasn't aware that it contained a touch of Latakia, I doubt that I'd be able to identify it. Plumcake is so delicious with a great tin-note. In my first review, I noted how a charcoal filter will solve the bite issue. I've since found that it also will not bite in a small/medium meerschaum lined Dublin bowl. Plumcake is that good that it's definitely worth dedicating meerschaum lined briar.

  • 5
    Plumcake tobacco

    Posted by Paul Robinson on 15th Jun 2019

    This is truly a classic.

  • 4
    Very good tobacco, lots of flavor without being too overwhelming

    Posted by Peter Bradtberg on 26th Apr 2019

    Then my two cans Mac Baren Plumcake arrived from TobaccoPipes in the US and I have to say that it is better than I remember. Virginia, Burley, Cavendish and spicy stroke of Latakia .. and then it tastes good, just to the last where there comes a hint of "chocolate" over .. truly a pleasing reunion with an old acquaintance. Slightly inconceivable that the factory does not sell at least through the largest tobacco dealers in Denmark, where it is produced .. there should be a certain customer base.

  • 3
    MacBarrens Plum Cake

    Posted by Douglas Heritage on 21st Feb 2019

    It can's decide whether it's an aromatic or a Scottish blend. Difficult to keep lit without constant puffing, then it bites. No perceptible flavor until the last third of the bowl, then it's delicious. Too bad you have to go through so much tasteless smoke to get to it.

  • 4
    Plumcake, an old favourite.

    Posted by Paul W. on 8th Feb 2019

    This is one of my favorite blends & one whose tin note reminds me of my youth. Lightly aromatic. Smooth. Mild nicotine. The latakia gives a light smokiness without being obvious, giving room for the burley nuttiness & Virginia. A touch of sweetness from the Cavendish. The bad news is is that Plumcake bites me. (To be fair I am prone to getting bit) That's easily solved by using a charcoal filter. In fact, I enjoy Plumcake so much, that I've dedicated a 9mm filtered briar just for it. it's that good. 4.5 stars out of 5.