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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian What is an aromatic tobacco? Today, we usually consider it a cased or flavor- topped blend. Often, the topping over- powers the base tobacco, or has been used to mask bland or inferior base tobacco. But reading the labels on the tobaccos of old, we find that “aromatic” was […]

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Mac Baren announces new packaging for HH brand tobaccos

Mac Baren announces new packaging for HH brand tobaccos

New packaging for the premium quality HH brand of Mac Baren tobaccos has been announced to better complement the philosophy behind these natural tobaccos. With minimal or no casing and no top notes, HH tobaccos are as natural as possible, providing smokers with an absolute tobacco experience. The official announcement was made today (03/12/15).

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb Capstan “Blue” Sliced Flake Gage: Capstan Blue is the darker and heavier blend, but the tin aroma of the two is nearly identical. The flakes are perfect layers of dark leaf flecked with bright yellow strips and circles. Who needs to smoke it? The tobacco looks like a finely […]

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Pipe smokers’ paradise

Pipe smokers' paradise

A great spot to grab a six-pack, a bottle of wine and a few tins of tobacco By T.S. Donahue A pipe shop should smell a certain way. It’s the blending together of all those different sweet tobaccos, creating that tantalizing olfactory experience that can only be found inside a good tobacconist. For a lot […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb Villiger International’s lineup of bulk Newminster tobaccos reflects influences from classic Stokkebye mixtures (a company Villiger acquired), and deft blending and tobacco sourcing from Mac Baren. While some of these tobaccos are reprises of classic Stokkebye blends, there are some intriguing differences. One of these is the use of […]

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Tobacco renaissance

Tobacco renaissance

•By Stephen A. Ross• The worldwide pipe tobacco market may be relatively flat at the moment, but don’t tell that to folks at Mac Baren. The largest family-owned Danish tobacco company is excited about the future pipe tobacco market. Staffed by knowledgeable and dedicated tobacco people, Mac Baren has recently introduced 7 Seas, a new […]

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Hidden gem

Hidden gem

•By Stephen A. Ross• If you’ve never attended the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana show, chances are you’ve never heard of The Briar & The Burley, a full-service tobacco shop located in Bloomington, Ind., that has a selection of pipes matched by very few tobacco shops in the United States. Mike Fisher, proprietor of The […]

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