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We carry a very large selection of tinned tobaccos. Our selection changes often, please call for current stock.

4th Generation Tobacconist

            1855 - 1855 is a ready-rubbed blend of exceptional golden, mature Virginia tobaccos that demonstrates the natural sweet Virginia taste and its pleasant aroma. The 1855 blend is an all-Virginia blend with very mature flue-cured tobaccos. There are a lot of natural sugars, and it is relatively a bit higher in nicotine. It’s a little bit stronger, but also has the natural sweetness of the mature Virginias. It’s not for someone just starting out smoking pipe tobacco. It’s for somebody that likes a nice full Virginia smoke.

            1897 - The 1897 blend is a colorful combination of light, golden Virginias, bronze Burleys and a touch of Black Cavendish. The base of rich vanilla combines with notes of mild, sweet honey for a gentle aromatic sweetness. The 1897 has more Black Cavendish in it and has more sweetness in terms of the vanilla flavors, and it is a little bit milder.

            1931 - The 1931 flake is primarily U.S. Burley, U.S. Mature Virginias and a little bit of Black Cavendish. It’s an all-natural blend that offers a dry, natural smoke without additives in terms of flavoring.

            1957 - Bright Virginias, light brown Burleys and a touch of Black Cavendish combined to create perfect harmony. A naturally sweet tasting blend, the soft, creamy vanilla adds to the elegant room notes. Perfect for a relaxing moment any time of the day. The 1957 has more Virginia tobaccos which makes it a little more creamy.


            Artisan's Blend - This full bodied English mixture is carefully crafted for the experienced pipe smoker. Virginia and Turkish tobaccos harmonize with Syrian Latakia and a touch of  Perique to create a taste that is resoundingly rich, spicy, and satisfying.

            Consummate Gentleman - A proper English mixture composed of only the finest Virginia, Maryland, and Burley tobaccos with a pinch of Latakia. The result is a remarkable blend that is medium-bodied and traditionally English in character.

            Gold Rush - A pure Virginia blend made of only the most outstanding Virginia tobaccos. Medium-bodied and smooth, this mixture burns beautifully and renders a natural aroma accented by traces of lemon and honey.

            Guilty Pleasure - This glorious mixture of Cavendish, Virginia, and Carolina Burley carries an irresistible aroma of vanilla, mango and exotic citrus

            Rainy Day - A savory blend of Virginia and Burley Leaf with Velvet Black Cavendish. Aged in Whiskey barrels for precisely one month, this mixture smokes smooth and heralds a marvelous aroma of tropical fruit and hickory nuts.

            Smooth Sailing - Pleasurably palatable and wonderfully smooth, this aromatic mixture is slightly nutty, boasting flavors of maple, coconut and dark chocolate.

            Winding Road - A mellow mixture designed to bridge the gap between aromatic and English style blends. Comprised of golden and dark brown Virginia with a sprinkling of black cavendish, this excellent blend bears a natural fragrance accompanied by subtle notes of caramel and apricot.


            No. 2 - An unusual, well-modulated blend of red and gold Virginias with Perique.

            No. 55 - Pure Virginia blend, naturally sweet.

            No. 66 - Golden and dark Virginia blend, naturally sweet.

            No. 88 - Deep flavored, heat cured, naturally fermented and matured black Cavendish.

            No. 109 - A medium strength, naturally sweet, fully matured broken Virginia flake.

John Aylesbury

        English Mixture - 

            Scottish Blend - Oriental tobaccos, Latakia, Black Cavendish, Dark & Bright Virginias come together to form this superb smoking blend.   


            Sasieni - Original formula Balkan smoking mixture was created in London at the beginning of the century by a gifted family of Master Tobacco Blenders, who first combined the aromatic pleasures of the choicest of Macedonia and Latakia leaf with the richness of Old Virginia, to give the pipe smoker an unrivaled smoking pleasure.


            A  selected Virginia and Burley tobaccos, fine and balanced composed. Full ripe tobacco leafs bring an aromatic but mild taste.


            The Exclusive One (Blue) - An outstanding blend of selected sweet Virginia leaf matured to the perfect grade of mildness and light aromatic taste as preferred by my Danish compatriots and, of course, by myself.

             The Mild One (White) -  This highly attractive aromatic blend was composed from various grades of sweet golden Virginia leaf tobacco and specially seasoned mild black cavendish. It is my recommendation to all friends of light yet full flavor tobaccos.

            The Special One (Red) - We Danish people do like some hint of 'English style' in our tobacco blends. Here you will find a smoking mixture based on mellow Virginia leaf seasoned with a pinch of smoky Syrian latakia and very mild black cavendish, my special evening pleasure. 


            Adagio Mixture #50 - This remarkable blend consists of the hand-selected tobaccos of the finest grade. The mild and delicate flavor of pistachios provide a satisfying, slow burning smoke.   

            Allegro Mixture #40 - A blend of selected, slightly toasted Virginia and Burley tobaccos. The aroma of mellow mango fruit topped with a touch of vanilla gives this mixture a unique tropical character. Varied Cuts.

            Preludio Mixture #60 - A fine blend consisting of Virginia tobaccos from the US, high quality Macedonian tobaccos, and Syrian Latakia. An exclusive aristocratic pipe mixture - Classic English Blend.

            Sinfonia Mixture #30 - Sun-cured Virginia leaves are blended with mild Black Cavendish, different cuts. This blend is enriched with a natural sweetness of yellow plum and the gentle fragrance of oranges. A very refined taste.


            Kingfisher - A distinctive combination of zesty lemon Virginia, Burley, and Perique. All whole leaf is layered together then pressed in cakes until the blend of whole leaf are perfectly matured. Cut and spun to ribbon form, the ribbon is then pressed into cakes for a second time (Double Cut). Then we cut the cake into flake form and packaged in 2 oz tins achieving an even more exquisite finish as time passes. A light, sweet, mellow smoke, subtle and complex, with a flavor curve ranging from lightly zesty through richly satisfying.

            Pelican - The second in this special series of pipe tobaccos especially formulated to the specific priorities of Michael A. Butera. Simply, Pelican is the perfect Mixture, combining exact portions of the finest, most rare Cyprian Latakia, the spiciest, most zesty Turkish and Orientals, and the richest, most sweet sun grown Virginia whole leaf available today. Aged in cakes then fine cut to ribbon form. Pelican delivers multiple dimensions of sweet, mellow tastes, with a variety of contradicting rich and spicy room aromas….return in time to those days and nights long since forgotten, when only the finest English Oriental style Mixtures would soothe and satisfy you.


            Kiowa-cut - 

Carolina Rose

            Hand selected gold and medium brown leaves of the finest Virginia tobaccos with a touch of Oriental, Burley and Black Cavendish. Very mild aromatic with a delicate flavor. 100gr tins

Anthony Cranswick

            Blue Castle - Black Cavendish with a cherry flavor.

            Grey Castle - Bright & Dark Fired Virginias with Latakia and a touch of Latakia. Made in Germany.

            Green Castle 

Danish Import Pipe Tobak

            This European best seller is a blend of light Virginia and Burley tobaccos with a unique topping flavor that suggests a coffee shop to some or a bakery to others.


            Cool Mixture - This blend of broad-cut Black Cavendish, toasted Burley and Virginia Cut Plug offers a refreshing cool, enjoyable exhilarating smoke. It develops a slightly sweet aroma that lingers pleasantly in the air.

            Danish Mixture - A medium-cut mixture; a traditional blend of Virginia and Burley tobaccos enriched with a pinch of toasted Black Cavendish.

            English Mixture - Mild to Medium bodied English mixture with primarily Virginia and Oriental Tobaccos. Light dusting of Latakia.  

            Light Mixture - These selected blends of tobaccos include: mature Virginia, flavorful Burley and Black Cavendish, promise you a light pleasurable smoke. All of those around you will enjoy the discreet harmony of its fresh and slightly fruity aroma.  

            Mild Mixture - This mixture owes its distinctive aroma to a luxurious blend of Black Cavendish tobaccos and the interesting contrast of Virginian Ribbon Cut. This is an exceptional mild blend, which burns smoothly.

            Royalty - A classic English blend with a beautifully refined flavor. Mature Virginia and oriental tobaccos spiced with a pinch of Latakia.

            Scottish Mixture - A light, medium-cut mixture; a blend of Virginia, Burley, Kentucky, and oriental tobaccos with a touch of rare Scotch Whiskey.


            Blend #100 - Rich taste and full aroma, cool smoking, Especially good in a filter pipe.


            Flake - An all time classic from Murray's of London, this delightful, fruity aromatic is finished with a top note of pineapple.

            Mixture - Black Cavendish blended into sweetened bright Virginias then aged in wood containers. Rich flavor and distinct aroma that is known around the world.   


            Navy DeLuxe Flake -   Navy DeLuxe Flake   This blend is a popular curly cut Navy Flake with fine Virginias and Perique. Burns cool.    

Esoterica Tobacciana

          And so to bed - This mixture is absolutely ideal for the evening. Finest grade Virginia and Maryland Tobaccos are carefully aged and blended with Greek Oriental leaf and top-grade Cyprian Latakia. The blend is then specially processed and additionally matured to produce a mellow, full strength smoke with rich flavor and unique aroma.

            Dorchester - A special formulation of six light Virginias, Golden and Dark Virginias, air-cured leaf and a pinch of Louisiana Perique. Easy burning is ensured by the carefully selected cut. The Perique balances the Virginias. A tobacco for the discerning palate.   

            Dunbar - A mature recipe of seven types of Virginia tobaccos blended with Louisiana Perique, lightly pressed for several days to mellow the mixture, then cut into flakes and rubbed up. A high quality blend with a savory taste and a fine bouquet. An outstanding tobacco with a rich depth of flavour.

            Pembroke - A luxury English blend (Margate) is married with fine French Cognac. This outstanding mixture is a "match made in heaven." Rich taste with character to match. A symphony of delicate aromas and elegant flavors.


            Black & Tan - Toasted Virginias with Mild Orientals.

            Mild Brown - A Mature & Flavorly Rich Honeydew of Rich Dark Virginias.

            Red & Orange - Matured Virginia flavored with Orientals.

            Yellow & Brown Medium Reserve - Choice Red Virginias Flavored with Orientals.


            Private Blend - A delightful mixture of golden and brown Virginias, gently pressed and aged, then rubbed out and finished with a naturally sweet Indian Mysore Virginia leaf.  

Hearth & Home Pipe Tobacco

Ambassador’s Blend– We wanted a blend reminiscent of some of the classic Latakia-based tobaccos of the 70’s and before, so we came up with Ambassador’s Blend. Medium-bodied, elegant and redolent with fragrant Orientals.

Anniversary Kake– Our biggest seller. A mélange of fantastic Virginias with a significant amount of Perique, pressed and sliced.

Classic Burley Kake– Four different  Burleys and a mellow red Virginia Cavendish are merged with cocoa, rum and anise notes for great flavor and aroma.

Frenchy’s Sunzabitches– A strong, sweet and spicy blend of darker Burleys, Virginias, Perique and brown Cavendish, topped with Bourbon.

Larry’s Blend– A warm, deep and rich blend with loads of Latakia and Turkish tobaccos to create a buttery-smooth, leathery blend with toasty notes from Red Virginia.

Louisiana Red- A mixture of two different red Virginias and  a healthy amount of Perique for a sweet and tangy experience.

Marble Kake– A crumble cake of nothing but bright and red Virginias for a sweet and honest  flavor.

Rolando’s Own– A variety of Virginias, including sweet, jet-black stoved are combined with Perique to make this 4 Star rated blend an elegant  addition to your cellar.

Stogie– Perfect for the cigar smoker taking up the pipe or the pipe guy who likes an occasional cigar. Mostly Burleys with some Virginia, Perique, brown Cavendish and cigar leaf.

Ten to Midnight– Bold and fragrant, this pressed crumble cake has a lot of Latakia and a full dose of Orientals. Very cool and easy smoking.

James J. Fox & Co

            The Bankers Tobacco - The incomparable aroma of this medium strength tobacco is due to the superfine Havana seed leaf which has been skillfully added to give the flavor of a fine Cuban cigar.

  J.F. Germain

Royal Jersey Cavendish & Virginia -    This tobacco contains the same ingredients as the Royal Jersey Original Latakia Mixture, the recipe being faithfully followed but without the Latakia, revealing a tobacco with a quite different character.

Uncle Tom's Mixture - Black pressed Cavendish with matured air cured and flue cured tobaccos. An old fashioned type pipe tobacco with plenty of taste.  

Peter Heinrich’s

            No. 14 - A popular aromatic blend of Old Belt Virginia, Kentucky, Burley, and Danish Cavendish. Soft, gentle taste with a pleasing room aroma.  A winner with the ladies.

            No. 30 - A connoisseur's natural blend of Virginia and Curly Cut, with Perique and Syrian Latakia to enhance the taste but not overwhelm.  Round, full flavor for sophisticated pipe smokers,
yet a pleasant, classical "tobacco shop" aroma.

            No. 67 - A light aromatic Virginia, Burley, and black Cavendish.  The unique top dressing gives this blend a good bouquet but does not hide the taste of top grade tobaccos.

            No. 164 - Light and dark Virginia, Maryland and Latakia make a slow burning, cool and natural smoke.

            No. 169 - The best English mixture in the house!  Full bodied but light on the tongue, with broad cut Virginia, Oriental and Syrian Latakia.     

            No. 211 -

            No. 312 - This mixture of dark and light Virginia with Curly Cut is an all day smoke for those who like straight Virginia flavor without condiment tobaccos.

            No. 314 - Double cut Virginia, Kentucky fire cured, Cavendish and Latakia give this medium strength blend lots of character. 

            Dark Strong - Aged cakes of red Virginia and fire cured dark Kentucky tobaccos give this full bodied, flavorful flake an unusually rich and naturally spicy taste. Not for neophytes, this one will please with old-fashioned deep taste.

            Golden Slice - Classic golden brown Piedmont and Old Belt Virginias. Natural tobacco only, this slow burning, mild yet flavorful cut plug will please traditional flake lovers. 

            Special Selection Curley - Rare Virginias are spun into "twist" then sliced to the size of small coins. Each disk is a complete blend. Costly to produce, this spun cut can be smoked for its slow burning classic Virginia flavor, or mixed into a favorite blend for a change of pace.

            Special Selection English - A traditional English mixture designed to be smooth and dry tasting but not harsh. The full flavors of the condiment tobaccos-such as Latakia- permeate the mixture, but subtly, and do not overwhelm the gentler Virginia. Slow
burning and cool.  

Honore - A deeply flavorful, hardpressed, dark Virginia flake prepared in the French manner. What ever the hell that means.

W.O. Larson

            Classic - Golden Virginia and top grades of tobaccos from Brazil, Malawi, Mexico and Zimbabwe, with Black Cavendish. A blend which by its pleasant flavor ensures many hours of comfortable and enjoyable relaxation to the pipe smoker.   

            Collector’s - The finest Virginia and Burley tobaccos. The Burley is toasted, pressed and rubbed up, while the Virginia tobaccos are prepared in two different styles: the Golden Virginia is pressed, cut and rubbed up, and the Bright Virginia is loose cut. The addition of specially flavored Black Cavendish creates the harmonious burn and enjoyable flavor of this exquisite tobacco blend.

            Kentucky Gold - An exquisite blend of many fine tobaccos. Toasted Burley and Virginia Cavendish, blended with loose and square cut golden Virginia. Kentucky Gold is finished with full flavor Kentucky Dark Fired tobacco in loose cut. A medium strength blend for the experienced pipe smoker who appreciates the flavor and good taste of natural tobaccos.

            Mellow Mixture - Mild and slow burning, this combination of two different Black Cavendishes, toasted Burleys and golden Virginias is kissed with a delicate touch of ginger to produce a magnificent taste experience.

            Old Fashion - A traditional recipe of Virginia and Burley leaf tobaccos, carefully selected from the best fields in the world.     

            Premium - Vintage Signature is a superb Danish mixture blended to perfection with natural Virginia from the best areas in Malawi and Virginia and ripe Burley from Mexico and Kentucky. To achieve the delicate mildness we have added mild Black Cavendish. The Burley tobaccos have been pressed into cakes and matured and after cutting the slices are rubbed out. This unique blend has been enhanced with a subtle note of natural sweetness yielding a mellow, rich smoke. 

            Signature - Vintage Mixture is a superb Danish Mixture blended to perfection with natural Virginia from the best areas in Malawi and Virginia in the United States and ripe burley from Mexico and Kentucky. To achieve the delicate mildness they have added mild black cavendish. The burley tobaccos have been pressed into cakes and matured, and after cutting the slices are rubbed up. The Virginia leaves have been cut in a broad cross cut to please the eye and palate. The unique blend has been enhanced by a subtle note of natural sweetness yielding a mellow rich smoke.

            Sweet Aromatic - A superior Aromatic Mixture characterized by extra mild Black Cavendish tobaccos, mature Virginia and a touch of mild Burley. It has been flavored with an extremely mild blend of sweet vanilla type flavors and fresh fruity notes to obtain a long-lasting taste and a very pleasant aroma. Easy to fill into a pipe, slow burning with cool smoke. 

              1864 - 

            Edition 2010 - 

Robert Lewis

            123 Mixture - This incredible blend contains superfine Havana seed leaf. A delightful mixture with the taste and aroma of a fine Cuban Cigar.

            Orcilla Mixture - This incredible mixture made from the finest tobaccos available has been a favorite of discerning smokers for over a century.


            Aromatic Choice - A tender and pleasant aroma with a fruity,  aromatic taste that does not burn your tongue. Filling your pipe with Aromatic Choice is very easy, just as it is very easy to smoke for even less experienced pipe smokers. The tobacco is a loose cut blend of golden Virginia, the modern Mac Baren Cavendish, tempered with a unique Burley.

            Black Ambrosia - This is a special blend of choice, fully ripe Burley and matured Virginia tobaccos. A mild and tasty pipe tobacco with an exciting aroma.

            Burley - A very distinct tobacco. made from white Burley, well matured in wooden casks. A real smoking pleasure.

            Cherry Ambrosia - Cherry Choice has the same smooth, mellow taste as the other Blends in the “Choice” family. This is no coincidence, since the raw tobaccos for the entire Choice family are carefully selected from the many tobaccos we have in storage. The tobaccos used in the Choice family must be easy to tamp, easy to light and easy to keep alight – and at the same time the smoker should not experience any ‘tongue bite'. The taste experience comes from selected Virginia tobaccos, which add a certain sweetness to the mixture of the modern Mac Baren Cavendish to give a light, sweet taste with just the slightest hint of tanginess. Rounding off the Cherry Choice mixture to our satisfaction, we have added a little air-cured Burley tobacco. The taste of Cherry Choice is reminiscent of the sweet taste of ripe cherries. A tobacco that is uncomplicated to tamp, burns excellently and gives the pipe smoker a sweetish, fruity taste experience. A mellow tobacco for both the experienced and the beginning pipe smoker.

            Club Blend - A roll-cake tobacco, spun from rich, matured Virginia and choice Cavendish tobaccos giving Club Blend its medium strength and delightful aroma.

            Dark Twist - A full roll cake tobacco for special moments. Round in taste and quite characteristic. The specially spiced, dark Cavendish ensures its pleasant taste and harmoniously matches the choice Virginia tobacco.

            Gold of Denmark - A blend of matured Burley, Virginia and Cavendish tobaccos,
selected to create a smooth, mild and gentle golden taste.  

            Golden Extra - A ready rubbed blend manufactured from carefully blended, matured Burley tobaccos, giving Golden Extra a mild and pleasant aroma which has made it popular with pipe smokers all over the world.

            HH Acadian Perique - 

            HH Acadian Perique Special Edition -

            HH Mature Virgina -

            HH Vintage Syrian - Vintage Syrian is not new in any way. Actually the inspiration for the recipe origins back from the start of Mac Baren Tobacco, more than 120 years ago. This blend is typical for that time, and it is easy to describe as a “back to nature” tobacco. The taste of the HH – Vintage Syrian Latakia comes from the full and rich natural flavours of the tobacco.

 The reason for calling this tobacco HH is quite simple. HH is the initials for the founder of Mac Baren Tobacco, Mr. Harald Halberg. If you look closely you will find the same initials in the Mac Baren logo, incorporated the shield hold by the lions. 

The basic of the blend is a smooth and yet powerful Latakia from Syria . This tobacco gives the blend the overall “smoky” taste, a powerful taste and yet without any tongue bite. To add a spicy note to the blend, Turkish Oriental has been added. A mix of different Virginia tobaccos from 3 continents add a sweet natural taste. To complete the taste with depth and body, we added a little Dark Fired Kentucky from USA .

            Highland Mixture - A magnificent blend of matured Virginias and golden brown Burleys rounded off by a specially spiced Black Cavendish. To finish it off and make this blend the king of Scots, MacBaren's master blenders have added a generous helping of 30 year old Glenfarclas single malt Highlands whisky.

            Honey & Chocolate -

            Latakia Blend - A roll-cake tobacco of medium strength. Spun from well matured Virginia and Cavendish tobaccos with a special touch of Latakia, bringing out a fresh smoke with a wonderful aroma. 

            Mixture Flake - Mixture Flake is made from more than 35 different tobacco leaves from different parts of the world. Mixture Flake is made from choice Virginia and Burley tobacco and touch of the original Mac Baren Cavendish. Each leaf has its own special qualities and only by blending and pressing them in the right proportions does Mixture Flake achieve its unique taste. Mixture Flake does not consist of one dominant taste, but a profusion of different nuances of taste that keep changing – all from a single tamp of tobacco A unique, slow burning, slightly aromatic flake which you can enjoy all day long.

            Mixture Aromatic - A blend of bright ready rubbed, matured, Virginia and Burley tobaccos with a fine, sweet Virginia and a touch of dark fired Cavendish.

            Mixture Modern Danish -

            Mixture Modern - A mild and slightly sweet tobacco which does not bite your tongue. The well-known Mac Baren Mixture characterizes the aroma. Mixture Mild is a colorful mixture consisting of loose cut golden Virginia tobaccos and mild black Cavendish with ready rubbed Burley tobacco. 

            Navy Flake  - A light burning and mild flake made from selected high quality Burleys with a touch of Virginia and Cavendish. A flake of outstanding quality.

            Navy Mixture -

            Norwood Ready Rubbed - A mild lightly burning ready-rubbed pipe tobacco manufactured from selected Burley and Virginia tobaccos.

            Original Choice - A new experience from Mac Baren. A delicate blend of Virginias and Burleys with a delicious aroma and taste and no tongue bite. The perfect choice for today's younger generation of pipe smokers.

            Plumcake - Navy blend. A mixture of fully ripe Virginia tobaccos, sliced, cask mellowed Burley tobaccos, and dark, spicy Cavendish. To give this blend an elegant aroma the blend has been flavored with aged Jamaica Rum.

            Roll cake - Deluxe roll-cake pipe tobacco of medium strength. A blend of twisted Virginia, Cavendish and Perique tobaccos. Spun Cut.

            Scottish Blend Mixture - A mild and lightly aromatic Scottish Blend, manufactured from ready rubbed, matured Virginia tobaccos and golden brown Burley grades, Cavendish and loose, ripe Virginia.

            Seven Seas Black - 

            Seven Seas Gold

            Seven Seas Regular

            Seven Seas Royal

            Stockton -Now it may sound as if Stockton only consists of 2 different tobaccos, but this is not the case. As with all Mac Baren blends, Stockton also includes several different tobaccos from various regions and districts. When Henrik Halberg travels out to purchase the tobaccos from which spun tobacco is made, he pays particular attention to the look of the leaves. For Stockton , as well as our other spun tobaccos, it is an absolute requirement that the leaves are big, whole and have no holes. If there are holes in the leaves they cannot be spun into a durable ‘rope'. But finding whole leaves with no holes has become quite an art. These days tobacco is widely harvested by reapers and consequently small holes in the leaves are virtually inevitable. Henrik Halberg's task is therefore to find the tobacco farmers who are willing to carry out the time-consuming work of harvesting the tobacco leaves manually.

 Stockton is characterised by every eye having a core of the black Dark Fired Kentucky. The dark tobacco contrasts nicely with the light, golden Virginia tobacco and the taste is a composition of sweetness with a smoky undertone. As with all spun tobaccos from Mac Baren, only a light coating of sugar is added so that the natural tobacco remains the dominant taste. When a pipe smoker fills his pipe with Stockton he is assured of enjoying a natural, satisfying taste. This is the closest the pipe smoker can get to the pure tobacco taste.

 Stockton is an excellent example of pipe tobacco as it was smoked 300 years ago, making it a good representative of the old traditions that form the basis of spun tobaccos.

            Symphony  - A harmonious blend of Kentucky Burley, Virginia and Cavendish tobaccos, ready rubbed to deliver a light sweet taste.

            The Solent Mixture - The inspiration for this mixture came to Jørgen Halberg as far back as late 1948, but not until two years later was Solent Mixture fully developed. But exactly what is it that makes Solent Mixture stand out from so many other Latakia mixtures?

 Back in those early days, most pipe smokers smoked tobacco containing varying quantities of Latakia tobacco. Some mixtures contained up to 60% Latakia tobacco, with the result that these tobaccos were totally dominated by the very strong taste of Latakia and a strong aroma would pervade the room. No doubt many pipe smokers found that their spouses objected to the strong smell of the tobacco and that others in the room found the air to be rather unpleasant. Jørgen Halberg had encountered this problem on numerous occasions, which inspired him to develop Solent Mixture. His idea was to develop a Virginia dominated tobacco with sufficient Latakia content to give the pipe smoker the right taste, but which left a more pleasant air in the room - a compromise between the pipe smoker and his surroundings. In other words, a tobacco where the pipe smoker could enjoy the good taste of Latakia without having to endure jibes about the smell.

 Today, just as in 1950 when it was first developed, Solent Mixture consists of 9 different Virginia tobaccos that make up 75% of the mixture. The very special flavour comes from the approximately 15% Syrian Latakia tobacco used in the mixture. Latakia tobacco originates from Syria and through all these years Mac Baren has consistently used the original Latakia tobacco, despite the subsequent appearance on the market of cheaper imitations. To conjoin the sweet Virginia tobaccos and the strong Latakia, Jørgen Halberg developed a unique Cavendish. Using an age-old process, dark-fired Kentucky tobaccos were converted into a flavour-intensive Cavendish. Indeed, the Cavendish developed by Jørgen Halberg is the tobacco that today we call “Mac Baren Original Cavendish”. Exactly which tobaccos go into the making of Original Cavendish and how they are processed is a secret that we keep to ourselves.

 The different tobaccos were now ready and as a final flavour enhancer Jørgen Halberg chose a dark Jamaica rum, which is added after the tobaccos have been mixed together. When the pipe smoker fills his pipe with Solent Mixture, its perfect flavour is his to savour and enjoy: the sweetness of the Virginia tobaccos, the strength of the Latakia tobacco, the slightly bitter smoked flavour of the Original Cavendish, all bound together with an excellent Jamaica rum.

            Vanilla Cream - This is a colorful loose cut blend mixed with cut plug. Manufactured from selected matured Virginia and mild black Cavendish tobaccos, added an exceptional vanilla flavor. This selection gives an outstanding blend with a pleasant sweet and aromatic taste experience.

            Virginia #1 - A ready rubbed tobacco of exceptional and matured Virginia tobaccos, which bring about its mild and characteristic sweet taste.    

            Virgina Flake Cut - It is not without reason that Virginia Flake boasts these qualities. The basis for the blend is found in the raw tobaccos from three continents, carefully selected according to the qualities that each individual tobacco adds to the blend. As the name suggests, the majority of the raw tobacco used is Virginia . And it is of prime importance which Virginia tobaccos are used. The natural sugar content and aromatic substances in the raw tobacco must be 100% harmonised for Virginia Flake to be the tobacco that it is. To complete the blend, a small number of specially selected Burley tobaccos are added.

 The blend is pressed according to time-honoured tradition. Flake tobacco is like fine wine: if nature's raw materials are not allowed sufficient time to develop and mature, the result is less than optimal. This is why the production of flake tobacco is a time consuming and costly process, albeit one that is essential to bringing out its best qualities.

 Smoking a good tobacco is not something reserved for the privileged few, but respect must be accorded to nature's raw materials and to the craftsmanship that makes the tobacco what it is. Flake tobacco is not intended for a quick pipe smoke; it has been created for conscious enjoyment. Simply the process of correctly filling your pipe with this exquisite tobacco raises your expectations - and Virginia Flake certainly realises them.

Mastro de Paja

            Milano - A premium Virginia flake, broken and ready for the pipe, with subtle natural woodspice aroma. Cool and superb for the Virginias aficionado. Medium strength.

Robert McConnell  

            Black & Gold-  Virginia black cavendish and Perique in a sharply contrasted mixture, light and sweet.

            Carolina Black - A deeply flavored Danish Black Cavendish with a subtle vanilla bouquet.

            Carolina Gold - Spicy, light tobaccos from Virginia and Carolina.

            Pure Havana - The forbidden vegetable!  A small amount powers up an ordinary mixture.

            Rich Dark Virginia - Baked almost black, then cold pressed for weeks.  This is the natural classic.

            Ripe Honeydew - The dark brown cakes are naturally sweet in this ready-rubbed, century old formula. 

Eric Nording’s Hunters Blend

            Foxhound - The finest Cyprian Latakia and Orientals from Macedonia and Turkey give this Mild English-style blend its smoothness and seductive aroma.

            Pointer - A blend of the best Virginia and Burley tobaccos subtly flavored and aged under pressure in the Danish tradition. Mello. Satisfying.


            Dark Strong Kentucky - Dark Strong Kentucky   High grade Virginias and the finest Kentucky Burleys are combined then pressed and stoved to perfection. Sliced into flakes for a cool and flavorful smoke.

            Golden Sliced - An all time favorite. The highest grade Golden Virginias are aged to perfection then pressed and sliced to deliver a naturally sweet flavor.

            Rubbed Out - Sweet Virginia honeydew is combined with just a bit of Burley and topped with a very light honey for a delightfully sweet smoke.

            Scotch Type - High grade Virginias, Kentucky Burley and a touch of Black Cavendish are finished with a dollop of Scotch whisky for a delightful tasting blend.  


          Connoisseur's Choice -

            Deluxe Mixture -

            Gold Blend - A subtle, delicate, mellow tobacco. A composition of jet Black Cavendish, Bright and Dark Virginias and fragrant Burley. An extremely pleasant note of Hickory Nut, Vanilla and a touch of Cinnamon is added.

            Irish Flake -

            Irish Oak - Originally blended from a rich, dark, heavy bodied Cavendish, this tobacco is made smooth by adding a mixture of Zimbabwean orange smoking grades and aromatic Thailand Burley. It is mellowed using Black Perique blend tobacco from Louisiana bayou. As tradition dictates, the leaf is stored for many years in sherry oak barrels, giving the tobacco it's name and an exquisite mature oaken aroma.

            Irish Whiskey - A traditional Irish ready rubbed blend renowned for it's smooth smoking quality. This blend incorporates various selected Virginia leaf to provide roundness of taste. Kentucky Fired, Indian Cured and Aromatic Thailand Burley are then added to the main blend. Finally, a light spray of Irish Whiskey essence gives this tobacco it's final, unique aroma.

            Luxury Blend - A smooth and exquisite blend of three different Virginias, Sweet Black Cavendish, fragrant Burley and a fabulous aroma of Orange, Honey and a touch of the all time favorite Vanilla flavour.

            Old Dublin - A supreme style of smoking mixture based on the renowned cool smoky aroma of Cyprus Latakia. Added are selected Golden Virginia with aromatic Black Cavendish and sweet Greek Oriental Basma Grades.

            Sherlock Holmes - This mixture is made from an old Irish recipe dating back to 1880 and is one of the finest tobaccos smoked in the time of Sherlock Holmes. The straight Virginia blend possesses all the natural flavour and aroma associated with Premier Virginia tobaccos.

            Sunset Breeze - This excellent mixture is a blend of first choice Virginia, Burley and Black Cavendish. A promise for a unique smoking experience which is crowned by a wonderful Amaretto aroma that also gives enjoyment to the smoker's surroundings.

            Sweet Killarney - A unique mixture of selected tobaccos including Virginia Burley, Maryland blended with some Black Cavendish and topped with a Cream Caramel flavour. To make this wonderful tobacco even more attractive, it is blended with hand-rubbed Virginia Flake which results in a fantastic aroma.

            University Flake - A well known presentation of a style of tobacco allowing the experienced smoker to rub out the flake to the texture preferred. The blend, based on Virginia grades is mixed with Mahogany, brown and orange Virginia and sun cured leaf from India and is slowly pressed for days into cakes of tobacco and then sliced into flake pieces. This style of tobacco is ideal for it's slow even burning rate, suitable not only for restful contemplation but can be smoked out of doors and in any type of weather.

  Pipe Club

            No. 1 - Virginia, Burley, Oriental, Cavendish and couble fermented fire cured Kentucky are blended, then long matured with a top flavoring of natural plum, vanilla and tonka essance (no coumarin).  Medium strength with full bouquet.

            No. 2 - Kentucky, Virginia, two types of Cavendish and spun cut disks of Virginia form the base and are flavored with caramel, honey, plum and vanilla. Mild taste, delicious aroma.

            No. 3 - Hard pressed for more than a month, then broken (ready rubbed) this premium Virginia cake has the flavors baked in, not added.  Cognac, orange and honey subtly transform the tobacco into a gourmet experience.  Mild, yet flavorful.

            No. 4 - A balanced blend of evenly cut Virginia, Burley, Cavendish and Oriental with a distinct flavor that combines malt whiskey, ginger, cherry and vanilla. Mild, delightful aroma.  

            No. 5 - Matured natural Virginia, Georgia Burley, Old Belt, and special black Cavendish in a classic aromatic blend, uniquely flavored with pure vanilla and coriander.  

Port Williams

            Aromatic - An extraordinary, aromatic-taste mixture with a unique, new, natural flavour.

            Light & Sweet - A granulated pipe tobacco that receives its mildness from its high part of Burley that has been added well to the remaining parts of Virginia-Carolina and Old Belt.


           3 Noggins Full - A tobacco with all the fragrant properties of 7 Reserve, but a little more full body was what a customer sought, and in time 3 Noggins was evolved.

            7 Reserve - The constituents are of the same quality and grade as Red Rapparee yet adjusted to meet the the requirements of the constant smoker.             

            Black Virginia - As the name suggests, this tobacco is almost jet black in color but no description can do justice to its distinctive "tangy" aroma.           .

            Charles Mixture - This light tasting, full aromatic tobacco is a special recipe of Cavendish and Virginia tobaccos mixed with broadleaf Carolina.

            Dark Fragrant - Made up entirely of Virginia leaf, the natural color having been brought up to a rich dark shade, this blend has fine smoking qualities. A tobacco mellow in character.

            Highland Targa - The outstanding feature is the pronounced flavor obtained by the variety of Latakia more robust in character than that used in the other mixtures.

            High Society - Aromatic Virginia w/Perique.

            Professional Mixture - This mixture is made from the same basic tobaccos as the other brands, but lightly seasoned with Orientals to suit many customers who only desire a suggestion of Eastern tobaccos.

            Sweet Fragant - Medium broadcut aromatic mixture.

            Terry Red - A pleasant mixture of light Virginia tobaccos from North Carolina and Black Cavendish. The composition of rum, ginger and cherry gives a mild flavor that will not only delight yourself but also your companions.      


            Light Aromatic Blend - A mixture of bright Virginias, light Black Cavendish and toasted Burley, a slight nut flavor, crimp cut.

            Professional - A blend with the finest Virginia and Burley Leaf, Black Cavendish, enriched with the extracts of hickory nuts, this blend is first seasoned for weeks on oaken whiskey barrels, then blended with bright Virginia and flavored with tropical fruits. This high grade, slow burning mixture develops the fine elegance of mild, mellow sweetness, wild cut.

James B. Russell

            Ambassador - Delightfully aromatic, soft to the tongue, this mild blend of Virginia, Turkish and Black Cavendish is always welcome.

            Aristocrat - An elegant Virginia blend, pleasantly aromatic, mild yet flavorful. A truly civilized smoke.      

            Monarch - A distinctive English Mixture, rich with the finest smoky Latakia, fragrant with Orientals, very smooth. 


            Full Aroma - Mature Virginia tobaccos blended with toasted Burley tobaccos, then pressed into cakes for further aging.

                    Regular Cavendish - Toasted Burley tobaccos dominate this blend supplemented by mild Virginia tobaccos. The blend is then pressed into cakes for further aging.
A superb combination of Golden Virginia Tobaccos blended with mild Danish Black Cavendish, Oriental and white Tennessee Burley.

                Vanilla Cavendish - A mixture of golden Virginia, Mild Danish Cavendish, Oriental and white Tennessee Burley tobaccos. The Blend is cut to facilitate easy filing of the pipe. Skandinavik Vanilla Cavendish combines the flavor of the high grade leaf tobacco with a deep vanilla flavor.

Samuel Gawith

            Commonwealth Mixture - This Bicentennial full strength blend of 50% heavily steamed Virginian and 50% Cyprus Latakia, gives honor to the Tobacco Lords of Glasgow and the Commonwealth of Virginia which laid the foundation for the tobacco industry that built much of this country. The Commonwealth fulfills the desires of the demanding full flavored smokers.

            Balkan Flake - A beautifully formed dark flake of pressed Virginias and a generous helping of Latakia. Relax and enjoy this medium strength tobacco with its "smokey" flavor and cool, smooth characteristics.

            Best Brown - A firm favorite for the pipe smoker looking for a medium strength, gentle and slow burning tobacco. Manufactured using hand-stripped flue cured Virginias with no flavors added, Best Brown will reward with a cool, sweet smoke with a delectable aroma and good sidestream. Mild to medium.

            Black XX Finest Kendal Twist - This is traditional smoking rope tobacco, provides a very strong but remarkable cool smoke.

            Bracken Flake - We have blended a carefully balanced selection of Kentucky & Dark-Fired leaf to give this medium to strong flake. For the pipe-smoker who seeks a satisfying smoke, then experience Bracken Flake, with it's unique and alluring aroma, brought about by the application of a long-used essence. 

            Brown #4 Finest Kendal Twist - This is traditional smoking rope tobacco, made of aged dark brown leaf. It provides a very strong but remarkable cool smoke.

            Celtic Talisman - Blended Bright Virginias, Burley and a Black Cavendish with a dash of sweet cherry and vanilla. A medium strength tobacco with good room-notes.

            Commonwealth - For the dedicated smoker who demands a fuller flavor to their tobacco. Commonwealth, another Samuel Gawith Bi-Centenarian, is a full-strength blend of 50% heavily steamed Virginia and 50% Cyprus Latakia.

            Firedance - Developed with one of the U.S.A.'s lady smokers, FireDance is Our Best Brown 6" Flake subtly flavored with a combination of Blackberry, Brandy and Vanilla. The smoke is a mild, cool experience with the Blackberry the predominant flavor, the Brandy in the background and rounded off with the Vanilla. A mild and fruity smoke with the strength of Best Brown and a very pleasing room aroma.

            Full Virginia - Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake is for lovers of pure pressed Virginias. Created in the heart of Lakeland,the hot-pressed blended Virginias take on a delicious and distinctive dark color that creates a pipe smokers dream, a feeling of calm, serenity and anticipation of the next pipeful. A "must have" for all Virginia lovers. Medium strength.

            Golden Glow - Blended, flue-cured Golden Virginias, pressed and matured. Cut to form a broken flake which offers a natural sweetness. Medium strength

            Grouse-Moor - An original blend from Samuel Gawith, Grouse-moor conjures up a vision of the Lakeland Scenery with its accompaniment of seasonal scents. Manufactured in the heart of Lakeland for over 200 years. Using a combination of hand-stripped flue-cured leaf, Grouse-moor is first steamed prior to being cut. After further steaming, to give Grouse-moor its own golden color, the cut leaf is stoved then "rested". The final stage of production is the addition of a unique mélange of flavors. Grouse-moor is a 'must' for smokers who want their days to have "Spring in the air". Medium strength.

            Kendal Cream Deluxe Flake - This selection of blended Burley and Virginias offers a mild and creamy smoke from a medium density flake. With an added essence, the pipe smoker who derives pleasure from an easy to rub out flake will certainly enjoy Kendal Cream Flake. 

            Kendal Twist - For over two centuries, the blenders and spinners of Samuel Gawith, Kendal, have been producing the famous Kendal Twists. Coal miners, both underground and on the ground, have been chewing our Pigtails , whilst pipe smokers have savored the rich flavors and slow burning characteristics of the thick Brown No.4 and Black XX.

            Mayors Collection Chocolate Flake - Chocolate Flake is a unique blend of Virginias and Burleys with a small percentage of long leaf Latakia. To finish the blend, a top dressing of dark chocolate is added after cutting. A delicious medium body smoke with a unique and flavorful aroma you'll develop a craving for, as will those around you.

            Mayors Collection St. James Flake - St James Flake is a truly traditional medium strength flake using only the finest blended Virginias and Perique tobaccos.

            Navy Flake - Storm-tossed seas, a howling wind, a ship with full sail beating into the wind and Jolly Jack Tar at the helm with his trusty pipe. Images which are conjured up whilst smoking Samuel Gawiths Navy Flake. A traditional offering of Virginias, pressed with just the right amount of Latakia and flavoured with Rum. Medium strength.

            Perfection - A relatively new blend developed by Samuel Gawith to satisfy the need of a local, well known pipe smoker who could not find a tobacco to suit his palate, even in London! At Samuel Gawith, we were able to meet the definitive requirements of this dedicated smoker by blending a variety of brown and bright Virginias with a touch of Latakia, steaming, flavoring with a hint of vanilla and adding a fine Turkish leaf. The verdict of the smoker : "PERFECTION"

            Skiff - Another Samuel Gawith original, Skiff is for the pipe smoker who appreciates the fuller flavour of an oriental blend. Blending a variety of different styles of flue-cured tobaccos gives Skiff its characteristic yellow and brown features. Its real identity comes with the addition of Turkish and a beautiful black Cyprus Latakia giving the blend its full, round taste.

            Squardron Leader - This tobacco epitomises the traditional English tobacco. Blended dark and bright Virginias, together with Latakia and Turkish leaf results in a perfect, medium bodied product which gives a rich and slow burning smoke.   

            1792 Flake - Dark-fired leaf hot pressed and cut into a 6" flake before adding a dressing of Tonquin flavor. A full strength, full flavored tobacco.

Tabac Sherman

            No. 307 - A rich Burley tempered with a
cashmere-smooth toasted Cavendish that makes this blend mild and earthy. This blend has a
natural aroma and flavor. 

            No. 314 - A light golden Cavendish with a
hint of vanilla; our mildest and most popular blend. 

            No. 509 - A cool, mild, aromatic blend with
rich toasted Cavendish and a velvety smooth flavor.   


            Blend 127 - A mixture of broad & very ripe Virginias, double fermented black Cavendish. A wonderful natural sweetness with a touch of apple flavor - nice fresh character, wild cut.   

            Blend 131 - This outstanding blend contains selected bright and red Virginias from the "Old Belt," ripe Burleys and mild, sweet Black Cavendish. There is a "Tropical Aroma" from the natural essences and this blend has a sweet and mild taste. A touch of Single Malt Scotch Whiskey has been add to give this blend a special character - delicious.

Peter Stokkebye

            English Opulence - An English mixture of matured Virginias blended moderately with
Latakia. Broad cut with a characteristic smoky taste.    

Evening Treasure - Mild Black Cavendish and Bright and Mild Virginias loosely cut and
blended with toasted Burleys. Medium-bodied and sweet. 

            Golden Dawn - A very interesting mixture of two types of Black Cavendish, superior
Virginia and cut plug toasted ready rubbed Burley flakes. Mild and lightly sweet.  


                Melange - A Mix Cut, with a breath of apricot and vanilla for a fragrant note. Tasteful, very classic, with extremely discreet Flavournote. A new taste, a little aromatized tobacco.

                Vanilla - A complex blend of Danish dark cavendish, burley, ripe virginia and Samsun from Turkey with vanilla for a fragrant note. Tasteful, very classic, with a balanced taste and wonderful aroma.

Von Eicken

            Private-Club - A mild-aromatic-spicy taste. This product is a mixture of selected and full-riped US Burley, US Virginia, Golden Leaf, Kentucky dark-fired & Black Cavendish with a smell of Java.


            Balkan Supreme - A traditional full Balkan mixture, rich with substantial amounts of Latakia, Turkish, Macedonian and other Balkan tobaccos. The 1848 formula.

            Brigade - One hundred percent dark red Virginia flake, ready-rubbed.

            Brigade Original - Naturally aromatic pipe tobacco flavored with traditional West Country Cider.

            Director’s Choice - A mild aromatic, cool and satisfying. Four Virginias in varied broad cuts mix with with a touch of Maryland leaf and spicy Cavendish to provide a blend perfect for either the board room or bed room or any other time and place!

            Premier - A mild, aromatic blend of sweet Danish Black Cavendish and natural Virginias, with a hazelnut top note.  

            Sovereign Curly Cut - Classic twist or spun tobacco consists of dark and light Virginia with Perique braided into a rope, matured for 6 mo then cut into small coins.

            Summertime - A lovely aromatic in the Danish tradition. Virginias, Maryland, Cavendish and Cuba Cut tobaccos combine to provide a rich and exotic aromatic holiday from the ordinary.