From the moment Navy Flake first appeared on tobacconists' shelves, pipe smokers everywhere have shown their appreciation of this mixture. There are many reasons why Navy Flake has become a true Mac Baren classic since then. When Navy Flake was developed in 1965, much work went into the composition of the raw tobaccos. Selections of Burley tobacco were made from our extensive stocks and after countless tests the right Burley content was found. Similarly, tests were then carried out on Virginia tobacco. Different qualities of Virginia tobacco were selected and test smoked. Finally, a handful of these were selected for inclusion in the mixture. Once the right basic tobaccos had been found, a final important element was added to the mixture: a small measure of original Mac Baren Cavendish was added, and it is this which gives Navy Flake its full body.
The starting point was flake tobacco, for which the selected tobaccos were mixed and pressed in the large tobacco press. Patience was to prove a virtue, as the pressed tobacco had to be left under pressure for at least 30 days. Having to wait so long before tasting the finished tobacco proved to be a challenge in itself, but a top quality flake takes time to produce. Without this process the tobacco would not develop properly – which would be apparent in the taste. Therefore everyone had to remain patient and await the final result.
Once the 30 days had passed, there was a thrill of anticipation as the pressed tobacco block was carefully cut into 1.4 mm thick slices – so-called flakes. The appearance of the tobacco was as expected, but what about the taste? Pipes were filled and lit, and for a few minutes there was complete silence. Everyone was concentrating on the new tobacco. And after a short while the smiles began to appear. The blend had passed its first test and the taste was as it should be: slightly aromatic and full-bodied.
What the tobacco masters did not know at the time was that they had just created a Mac Baren classic.
The MacBaren Navy Flake is clean cut slices of about 7.5 cm long, 3.5 cm wide and about 1.5 mm thickness in golden paper packed in a tin. The tobacco is evenly brown and dark brown mottled with some lighter speckles. The scent is reminiscent of pound cake, honey and dried fruit is hard to bescheiben and known as the typical MacBaren flavor. The flakes are almost perfect in moisture and suppleness. One can immediately implement in the pipe.
The MacBaren Navy Flake may be filled in various ways. With its of MacBaren tuned to the usual pipe size (8 x 4 x 0.1 cm) to make it to the smoker simply, you can just give him bent and folded into the pipe, but of course it is also possible rubbed him smoking. As with any flake, it is important not to cram too hard as the tobacco something rears up when lighting. Tobacco crumbs from the box as the top layer take the fire quickly and so facilitate the kindling.
The MacBaren Navy Flake is quite easy to ignite. After one to two flames can flatten its surface slightly with the pusher and again evenly Relighting, then he burns steadily until the end of the filling.
The MacBaren Navy Flake smolder-sufficient to himself, and does not require special attention to be smoked. Nevertheless, it should not be too greedy pull on the whistle can, because otherwise he like all types of tobacco can be hot and loses its flavor. The strength is classified as medium. His pleasant sweetness of honey and many a times even reminiscent of marzipan, never supplanted the soft tobacco flavor from mild nutty Burley and the silky Virginia. After smoking pleasure only gray ash when smoked properly hardly sottert remains and as the tobacco, is also the cleaning effort in moderation.
The MacBaren Navy Flake is quite pleasant in the room note and therefore probably not very uncomfortable in society with its sweet smoke.
The MacBaren Navy Flake is a beautiful, marbled brown Flake, which is tuned by the manufacturer to the simplest possible enjoyment. Its scent is reminiscent of freshly curled sand cakes and makes you curious. Due to the perfect conditioning handling and combustion properties are almost without problems. This, together with its mean intensity and mild flavor make the tobacco at a good introduction to the world of the flakes, but quite the even the experienced smokers still a lot can abgewinnen. For many of the MacBaren Navy Flake was the first flake and many have remained loyal to him - for good reason! A tobacco for everyday and cozy hours alike.
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