Mac Baren - No. 221B Baker Street
A carefully balanced blend, medium strength. Specially blended for FDB Cigar,
Notes: Well, there seems to be a glitch with adding brands. The brand is FDB Cigar, but this, based on the style of the tobacco and the design of the tin, is certainly a Mac Baren blend from the late 70s to mid 80s. No distributor label; perhaps only for the European market? It's rare, but tins pop up on Ebay, so I want to review it. I will review it under Mac Baren, then.
|Blended By||Mac Baren|
|Contents||Virginia, Black Cavendish, Latakia|
|Packaging||2 oz. tin|
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Kilmarnock Piper (233)||Medium||Extremely Mild||Medium||Pleasant|
Picked up a few tins of this along with some aged MB roll cakes, smoked quite a bit, gave some away-it's almost certainly a MB product, blended for FDB Cigar (whoever they were), and shares some of the qualities of MB mixtures, though less sweet than some, and with a tad more Latakia. I would still call it a very light English. It hasn't blown me away, but is a dependable and pleasant smoke, and I always like an aged Mac Baren. This is most likely from the early 80s, and also most likely didn't stay in production for very long.
Smooth, no bite, good burner. Worth trying if you can find it, and a curiosity!
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