Mac Baren HH Pure Virginia

A blend composed of both air dried and flue cured Virginia tobaccos. HH Pure Virginia is 100% Virginia tobaccos from North America and Africa. Both continents have a high reputation for growing the finest Virginia tobaccos in the world. Like all tobaccos in the HH family this blend has no top flavour and only the absolute necessary casing in order to emphasize the natural tobacco taste. You will experience the natural sweetness and “grassy” taste from the Virginia tobacco.


Brand Mac Baren
Blended By Per Jensen
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin weight
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.37 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 10, 2016 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable
Being a Virginia flake smoker I was excited to try this new issue . Upon opening the tin I was not impressed . The flake seemed way too hard and was not responsive to good packing . There was little or no tin note , not at all what I expect from a primo Virginia flake . The first bowl was not at all enjoyable giving me a nice case of tongue bite . I smoked a few more bowls and found it even less acceptable than the first . I have read the other reviews of this tobacco , all from reliable smokers , and I wonder why I am in such disagreement . This tobacco simply has none of the delicate , subtle taste that I associate with Virginia flake . I gave the rest of the tin away at the Kaywoodie show in New York and felt well rid of it .
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 23, 2020 Mild Medium Mild Unnoticeable
This tin came with a little over a year on it from TP. A mildly sweet blend with notes of light citrus, hay, and honey for the first quarter of the bowl. It develops a buttery ginger spice quality with hints of caramel/toffee as it progresses. Fleeting hints of an odd chalky flavor which appear randomly and not in every bowl. However, unfortunately, there are a *lot* of rough edges and harshness in this blend which cover up an otherwise good profile. It gets acrid very easily. The finish gets hot and ashy at the heel, each bowl. For being just over a year old, this should be much better than it is.When the harsh edges recede, which is rare, and the profile fully presents it’s rather good. Unfortunately that just doesn’t happen anywhere near enough to mitigate the unpleasant aspects.

The tin presentation is top shelf; it comes in typical MacB fashion of extremely uniform stacked flakes wrapped in a thick shiny gold paper. The leaf quality, while not poor, leaves something to be desired. The burn qualities are generally good, but can get hot if pushed even slightly. Each bowl was a one light affair. Aside from the moments of really good profile notes, it is consistently “meh” from bowl to bowl. Even with its failures, it is extremely repeatable as far as impact on the palate and can easily be an all day smoke for those so inclined.

However. All that being said, I did get a distinct chemical fertilizer taste in my final bowl out of 5 smoked. That was alarming and really not good. Anything that can give that taste I won't smoke.
Pipe Used: Sav 802 and 702
Age When Smoked: 1 year
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