Nicotiana Tabacum is the species of plant that includes all of the tobaccos we're familiar with - Burleys, Virginias, and Orientals. But there another species - Nicotiana Rustica, which is a species native to the Americas. This is a robust and powerful leaf that is not often used in pipe tobacco. But in the skillful hands of Per Georg Jensen, Mac Baren's master blender, it becomes part of a complex and flavorful hot-pressed flake - Mac Baren HH Rustica.
Besides the Rustica leaf, this flake also is made of Virginia and Burley to create balance with a touch of sweetness, earthiness, and spice. This is the boldest blend in the HH Series and when you consider the strength of HH Bold Kentucky, that's saying a lot. If you like powerful pipe blends, you're going to want to try Mac Baren HH Rustica, but you have to hurry because they only produced 7100 tins, and when it sells out, there won't be any more.