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Mac Baren Plumcake

Plumcake is made with rich, matured Virginias, earthy Burleys, a tangy Cavendish and a whisper of Latakia. Its enjoyable aroma comes from the measured enhancement of Jamaican Rum.

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16 OZ BAG In Stock $81.12 $44.75
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3.5 OZ TIN In Stock $15.99 $13.59
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Overall Rating 5 out of 5 Based on 7 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mac Baren Plumcake”

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5 out of 5
An aromatic-hater's aromatic!
I pretend it's not an aromatic, that makes me love it all the more. A great smoke bowl after bowl.
5 out of 5
40 year pipe smoker
great tobacco and better service.thanks
5 out of 5
Same As It Ever Was
First opened a tin of Plumcake in 1967 and, while my senses have dulled some since, it is still smooth, rich and flavorful. That pinch of Latakia makes for a nice experience. Nice to know that Mac has kept up quality over the years.
5 out of 5
Love hurts
This is my all-time favorite tobacco. That said, I smoke about 2 pounds of Black Ambrosia to one of Plumcake. It's not a blend to just fill your pipe and puff on. As others have noted, it'll burn you if you aren't careful. Why put up with that? Because when you're ready to just sit and savor a nice long smoke, it really shines. The rum note is there. So is the Latakia. Neither overwhelms. It isn't as sweet as a lot of aromatics. Reminds me a little of my cat: rewards attention, will bite you if you take it for granted.
5 out of 5
After 30 years.
Started smoking Plumcake over 30 years ago. Recently started smoking pipe again and surprised Plumcake was still available. It still needs to be smoked slowly or it still bites my tongue. It continues to be a tobacco that I still return to. A full nice tasting and smelling smoke.
5 out of 5
Latakia for the aromatic lover
Very good tobacco. The tin when opened hits you with some Latakia and a sweet burley type smell. Not much to say about his if you enjoy Latakia. It's a dry smooth smoking blend similar to any Balkan blend with sweetness added. Roommate very pleasant as well
5 out of 5
Time to eat some crow. I reviewed this a while back, and slammed Plumcake hard. In my defense, it did hurt me. Anyhow l didn't throw it out, I left it to rest, and read a article on using a 9mm filters to smoke McBaren products. It works, it removes the bite, Im now in love with Plumcake. Its in my top 3 favorites. But its a little hard to smoke with my foot in my mouth!
Customer Testimonials
I really enjoy this blend. I can get a little bit of a latakia fix in all while leaving a pleasant aromatic room note for others around me. This is one of the blends I always bring with me on family vacations.
This fall when my oak leaves fall,everyone is invited to rake up as much Plumcake as they want. Smelled and taste like burning oak leaves,with Mc tongue burn.
A classic blend that embodies the best attributes of a non aromatic (flavor) with the bonus of a pleasant room note. The latakia is for the palate, that smokiness that an English blend smoker loves but....a rum/plum/fig/date kind of flavor to make it something else entirely. I prefer it in the 1 lb bag as it is loose to start and smokes cooler and dryer for me than in the tin. If a combination of great flavor and aroma appeals to you, give this a try but if from the tin, rub it out well, fluff it up, dry it a bit and pack firm but not tight....sit down, take your time and have found a new friend!
This one is a real treat. The nice spiced rum flavor starts off light and gets stronger as you go. The aroma is great as well. It is smooth and pleasant when smoked slowly. I highly recommend it.
beside the smell of the tobacco at first. And by that i do not mean the room note i actually mean the smell of the tobacco. It is one of my favortie of the mac barens it was moist and stayed that way until i was done with the tin. The smell was great as well as the flavor of the tobacco.
A very nice smoke in between an aromatic and English. A mild spicy and sweet taste.
Has a nice mild spiced flavor. A hint of sweetness and rum.