MacBaren Bulk Virginia #1 (by the ounce)
4.2 out of 5, Based on 8 Reviews.
A fine, subtle and sweet smoke
October 14, 2013
I'm relatively new to the pipe tobacco scene, but I've been getting away from the blends and buying "pure" tobaccos like this Virginia #1 and sometimes smoking them by themselves, and other times blending them with one or two other types of pipe tobacco. As my title says, I find this to be a very nice smoke, smooth and cool, subtle in flavor but with a pleasant sweetness to it. It blends well with a burley, I've found. Someone else pointed out there can be some fines in your order and said they can't be smoked in a pipe. I've found that balling up some of the flakes and putting them in the bottom of the pipe with some fines on top works well.
MacBaren Virginia #1 Bulk 4.5
Upper Left Edge, N. America
September 11, 2013
I smoke this tobacco all the time and buy by the pound in bulk. If you do this, be prepared for a not insignificant amount of fines at the bottom of the bag. It's sold as a ready rubbed-tobacco and by the time it arrives here, it's rubbed all right! The fines can't be smoked in a pipe for all the obvious reasons so I bag 'em up and hand 'em off to my roll-your-own friends. It is a most pleasant, lightly sweet and unadulterated flavor; many non or ex-smokers comment positively when the step down wind of whatever smudge-pot I'm smoking at the time. I just wish MacBaren would offer this as a slice or a cake and let us rub it out the way we want. If you like unscented Virginia tobacco and have been put off by the dish soap back taste of some of them, you'll like this one.
Mac Baren #1
July 07, 2013
This is a perfect everyday smoke. It is light and yet satisfying. Everyone should try it. I've been smoking it for years, and it is by far my favorite.
MacBaren Virginia #1
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
May 30, 2013
Very mild & clean burning. Tasty stuff. I agree with one of the reviewers ablout letting it dry a bit. Think you will enjoy it more if you do.
May 16, 2013
This tobacco was nice, but I prefer a smoother tasting tobacco. It was aromatic and the house smelled nice, but the taste is a little too bold for me.
MacBaren Bulk Virginia #1
January 02, 2013
This is the tobacco I smoke most of the time - naturally sweet and simple in terms of quality, taste, etc.. An extremely good, natural, and high quality tobacco. Just superb!
MacBaren Virginia #1
November 26, 2012
MacBaren Virginia #1 is, to my taste, the best Virginia out there and I think I've tried most of them. It is sweet & mild, yet it satisfies with a good nicotine content and pleasant aroma. I highly recommend it if you like to inhale your pipe smoke occasionally as I do.
November 14, 2012
My MacBaren came a touch wet, so be aware that it might need to dry out just a touch before you light it up. That being said, it is a very nice mellow smoke with a noticeable touch of sweet and a nice pre-lite aroma.