Let’s take a break from the world’s nonsense for a moment, because something more important is happening. Allow me to elaborate:
When I first heard about Mac Baren’s HH Bold Kentucky being released, I was working as a tobacconist at the local Tinder Box. I picked up the phone and dialed my rep and I had five tins dashed my shop’s direction. This was because when I first heard about another HH release, Old Dark Fired a year prior, I was not yet working as a tobacconist and it was a hard product to acquire at first. My personal history with Mac Baren is much more love story than it is with most people: the first time I dove into Plumcake, and then Virginia No. 1, it was heaven to me. It wasn’t until I began enjoying it and peddling it to customers to try I would get the old timers calling it “Mac Bite” and wincing disapprovingly. Clearly, it wasn’t for everyone. For me, they had a handful of favorites, and that seems to be growing, by my reckon. Perhaps the company had a different way of doing things way-back-when, but whatever incarnation of tobacco they had going on when I discovered them made me truly appreciate their style and approach even more today. With the famous (and serious) HH lines for which they are now widely known, I’m always one to seek out the latest releases.