A week after first trying it, the Mac Baren HH Bold Kentucky might be my new fave. The tin smells lovely. First light is a hint sweet and then turns to this soft, beautifully balanced flavor that the hams of a better world would be smoked in. Nicotine? Check. One flake lasts at least an hour, or could be sipped for an entire afternoon. Hard to find a downside.


I agree. It is one of my absolute favorites. The Dark Fired Kentucky Burley tames the bright Virginia, and the Virginia sweetens the smoked leaf, making for a perfect balance like molasses coffee.

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