Mac Baren Navy Flake Pipe Tobacco 150g (3 x 50g Pouches)

Mac Baren Navy Flake Pipe Tobacco 150g (3 x 50g Pouches)
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Description

Since 1887 Mac Baren have been manufacturing cut tobacco, using only the best of the best in tobacco leaves. Recipes and craftsmanship handed over through 4 generations has made Mac Baren products to what they are today. Also in rolling tobacco Mac Baren make it a point of honor to ensure that only the best of the tobacco leaves are used and that only very little stems are left in the final product. When you go exploring in the world of Mac Baren pipe tobaccos, you enter a world full of scents and good old-fashioned craftsmanship.

From 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 Mac Barens 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 blend. 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 production process starts like any flake tobacco. The selected tobaccos are mixed and then pressed in a 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. 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.

Tasting Notes

A mild flake blended from the finest Burley tobaccos with added ripe Virginias and Cavendish. Navy Flake is light burning, making the lighting of the pipe very easy. One of the easiest flake blends to rub out without being dry, and one of the easiest burning flakes, too. Full of fruity notes and hints of flowers, oats and hay.

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by Adam on Wednesday 07 December, 2016
really like this blend good quality I like the the packaging as well it is a nice size for flake and plug tobacco a tobacco grinder is useful that's what I find best for flake and plug tobacco very happy worth the money nice because it's different good flake blend definitely will buy again definitely recommend this and a cheap tobacco grinder from ebay thanks for reading
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