Mac Baren Club Blend

A roll-cake tobacco, spun from rich, matured Virginia and choice cavendish tobaccos giving Club Blend its medium strength and delightful aroma. Edit: According to Mac Baren's website, Club Blend contains Virginia and Dark Fired Kentucky. Besides maple sugar and water, no additional flavouring is added to the tobacco.
Notes: Introduced in 1955.


Brand Mac Baren
Blended By Mac Baren
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Cavendish, Kentucky, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Curly Cut
Packaging 100 grams tin weight
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.97 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 30, 2003 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Club Blend is one of my favorite MacBaren blends. It is a nicely prepared and packaged mixture of virginia and cavendish tobaccos, curly cut into quarter sized discs. Most of these tobacco coins have a dark cavendish center, surrounded by golden virginia, and contain a fair number of bird's-eye pieces. I find it to be slightly too moist straight from the tin. Air drying a pipe's worth of discs on a paper towel for about an hour is well worth the wait, but don't overdry it because then the discs tend to fall apart and burn hot. As with most virginias, over puffing makes this blend bite and produces a wet smoke as well. A slow burn rewards the smoker with a smooth sweet taste - nothing real complex, but still very enjoyable. Relights are few, but if necessary this tobacco handles interrupted smoking quite well. A nice break from the virginia flakes that I usually smoke, but a little too prone to wettness to be one of my regulars.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 10, 2001 Medium to Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable
As the previous reviewer noted, this is comes in a roll cake form and is very similar in appearance to Three Nuns. Directly from the tin, this tobacco is very moist and will bite ferociously! If you leave it open for a couple of weeks, however, you are in for a real treat. This blend is heavy on the Virginias and has a wonderful full flavor. There is a very slight sugar topping, but it sits very much in the background and only serves to enhance the earthy flavors of the Virginias. I highly recommend this to all Virginia smokers.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 06, 2001 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Club Blend is one of my favorite blends. It has a tasty sweetness that varies in intensity throughout the smoke. It is a roll-cake, so it comes in little coins that can be either rubbed out before packing or stacked--I rub them out because I get a more even burn this way. It is just a little moister than I like to smoke my tobacco, so I usually pack the bowl and let the ready-to-go pipe sit out for a day before lighting up. The first third of the bowl is delightfully sweet, if it stayed this sugary I probably wouldn't smoke it as regularly, but a woodsiness starts to dominate, but not obscure, the sweetness for much of the rest of the bowl; by the last third, the sweetness again comes to dominate. I would describe this as a hefty-medium-bodied smoke, but certainly not full-bodied. It's taste and aroma are, as the description states, "delicious," almost dessert-like, but subtle enough to be an everyday smoke. For the Cavendish lover, this is a great blend; for those of us less intense about our enjoyment of Cavendish, this is a blend that, in my opinion, is balanced well to provide a mildly sweet and very pleasant smoke.
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