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Mac Baren Virginia No.1

Mac Baren Virginia No.1 has been a standard among Danish aromatic pipe blends for decades. Ripe and sweet Virginias are flavored with a signature top dressing and pressed, sliced and fully rubbed out to develop a great flavor and amazing aroma. Flue-cured tobacco fans love Virginia No. 1 when they want a true Virginia experience with a touch more sweetness and a very pleasant room note.

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16 Ounce Bag In Stock $50.00
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3.5 Ounce Tin In Stock $15.99
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Overall Rating 4.59 out of 5 Based on 34 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mac Baren Virginia No.1”

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5 out of 5
Everything is always excellent! From product to shipping!
5 out of 5
This blend is my TRANQUILITY ...
5 out of 5
always 5-star , been smoking it for 20+ years
vir.#1 forever----I want it in my casket!
5 out of 5
Bulk tobacco and tins
Excellent company. Good service. Just waiting on my last two backordered tins
3 out of 5
VA no.1
Decent but unremarkable VA. Not much of a tin aroma which carries over to the flavor. However, sometimes a simple VA is what I want and this tobacco fits the bill in that respect.
5 out of 5
over 25 years now
i try other blends , but back mac.#1 virg. fast.
3 out of 5
It was ok but not what I was lookin for
2 out of 5
not like decades ago.
i smoked this often back in 1969 in a corn cob. after you got it lit, a slow draw would bring intense smooth yummy honey flavor into your mouth. it was amazing. Others commented on it too. i bought some a couple years ago and none of the original flavor was found. totally disappointing. i threw the rest away.
5 out of 5
One of the best
My desert island tobacco. Make sure and put some aside for a few years. You'll be glad you did.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
A really temperamental tobacco. Has a wonderful scent in the bag, a lightly flavored virginia, with lots of fruity hay-like aspects. It's a delicious smoke, and the virginias become quite spicy and sweet. I could have worn I tasted perique. Either way, it's a little hard to keep going, and burns extremely hot. A few times I'd intentionally let it go out to cool things down. The relight was heaven. Definitely recommended, but not for beginners.
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5 out of 5
My husband will love it for Christmas! It's part of his Christmas present along with the other tobaccos that was order.
5 out of 5
Nice Smoke
This one is really smooth and mellow. Great smoke.
5 out of 5
Very aromatic and smooth.
5 out of 5
Great source.
I couldn't find the tobacco I liked at any other location in our area. Pipes and Cigars always has it and are reasonably priced and efficient at delivering it.
5 out of 5
Virginia #1
After 40+years, still the best!
5 out of 5
McNarens Virginia #1
One of the best. Customer for many yrs
5 out of 5
Sweet viginia
Great smoke. I particularly enjoy this midday after lunch. Slightly sweet, just sip it slow and enjoy the flavor. Relax with it. If you puff too hard it will lose it's flavor and sweetness.
4 out of 5
A Quality Virginia Blend
A very warm and sweet blend with crisp, bright colored virginias. The virginias in this blend are definitely of high quality. As per most Mac Baren blends, it does give a bit of tongue-bite, but nothing to detract from the smoke. The tin note has a very sweet, almost caramel, and hay-like smell to it. Very delightful and worth a try!
4 out of 5
Great virginia blend. Sweet and
Great virginia blend. Sweet and flavorful, will be buying more.
4 out of 5
Unique Grassy Flavor
This is my first try as a casual smoker at a "ready rubbed" Virginia. The flavor and aroma were different (in a good way) from any other tobacco I've tried. I found it difficult to pack and keep lit, there must be some technique to it. I will try another Virginia with different cut .
5 out of 5
I'm happy with your service. I like the stuff!
5 out of 5
It's just good...
I'm not a good tobacco reviewer, but I like this tobacco. It's just good!
4 out of 5
A stitch in time....
I first smoked this blend, in tin presentation, about eight years ago. I remember enjoying the flavor, but fell victim to the dreaded "MacBite"... in retrospect, this was due to my technique and probably wrong choice of pipe. I revisited this tobacco a couple months ago, this time in bulk presentation ordered here, and had a wholly different experience. Bite? Yes, if you push it...if you puff it fast like a cheap drugstore tobacco. But not if you sip it. Especially, to be noted, from a narrower, taller bowl... such as a Missouri Meerschaum Washington or other smaller chambered cob. Then... ... I hadn't even completed the charring light, standing outside the hospital waiting for my son to be seen for his first set of stitches (on his forehead, same place, same number of stitches, same age, as his Dad...)... when THREE different passersby complimented me on the aroma. I had snatched up a cob on the way through the garage for this momentous occasion... I had previously smoked this in briars only. I settled in for a sublime smoke...lightly sweet, grassy, virginia flavor with a touch of honey...truly satisfying! I have since smoked this in a number of different pipes, but have to conclude that it shines at its best in a narrow bore cob. With enought patience and good pacing, this is a rewarding, simple tobacco with a nice room note... but a cob is really where it sings... and brings an encore. If pushed, it will bite... as will almost any Virginia. This would be a three star tobacco for me... but I'll give it four, because it forced me to slow down and mellow out... which has paid off in my exploration of other tobaccos... it was the doorman into another, previously unexplored world. As it has been said elsewhere... a pipe is to be savored. This tobacco drove that point home for me. Downside? There is a heck of a lot of moisture hidden in those broken flakes... proceed with caution. Upside? This is a very nice, sweet smoke. Slow down... enjoy.
5 out of 5
Wonderful memories...
Virginia #1 was the only tobacco I smoked, except for occasional forays into English type blends, for over thirty years. I've been through many, many pounds of it, tin,, bagged, and bulk. The past few years I've let it slip aside as I went for stronger, mostly darker tobaccos. Usually in the Mac Baren HH series. Recently, I pulled out a tin I had on the bottom of my stack; it was a real trip down amnesia lane! Immediately ordered up some bulk. Over the years it has been consistently excellent. Rarely too dry or too moist, packs well, burns evenly and stays lit. A great all day, everyday tobacco. I doubt it will replace my new found love of other types, but it will most certainly return to my regular rotation. I've yet to meet anyone that didn't like the room note. It has my hearty recommendation. df in Fort Collins, CO.
5 out of 5
Mac Baren Virginia No.1 ?
Not bad, not great either. It's smooth and cool smoking but not very flavorful. Kind of bland in my opinion. There are better virginias out there.
5 out of 5
M. Sadeq
2 out of 5
Aquired Taste....not for me
A little Harsh for my taste.... smelled like fresh cut some that's pleasing.... not a selection I'd make again. There are many other Tobaccos here that I prefer....smother more aromatic, with a softer room note.....
5 out of 5
my first Virginia
moisture level very good,burns easy,garage note (wife does not like smoke in house) mellow, might buy wife gas mask for Xmas. Golden Extra is favorite,but does not taste the same as back in the 70's,so I'm going to add a pinch or two of the Virginia to see if that brings back the flavor that got me hooked on pipes.
5 out of 5
No 1 for a reason
My favorite all day smoke. Sweet and grassy.
5 out of 5
great place to order tobacco
Pipes & Cigars have always done good by us.
5 out of 5
Tasty Virginia!
Very good. I am glad I read a recommendation for it. Well pleased.
5 out of 5
What's not to like?
Mac Baren Virginia No. 1 is my go to pipe tobacco. Pipes and Cigars gets it and my other needs to me quickly, accurately and economically. Best place to go on line for smoking products.
Customer Testimonials
Good mild tobacco. Don't pack too tightly or smoke it too fast or else it will bite.
Aromatic? Good stuff nonetheless.
I received this blend in bulk form. The aroma is similar to hay but with a touch of sweetness. It packs easily enough, i used a 2 step frank method. The flavor is very mild, but you can pick up notes of subtle sweetness. It doesn't scream rotation but it's a good mild smoke, probably in the yard or garden. It is fairly easy to keep lit but smoke it slow because it can heat up. The body is smooth and light with a creamy texture. Id give it a 2.5 out of 5. My wife says the room note is similar to fresh sawdust.