The Mac Baren Tobacco Company today released the strongest tobacco they have ever made. The new HH Bold Kentucky is so strong that it is the first Mac Baren tobacco to ever be rated a 4 on the company’s strength scale. Each Mac Baren tobacco tin has a scale of 1 to 5, but in over 125-years, they have never produced a tobacco stronger than a 3. HH Bold Kentucky, at a 4 rating is definitely not for beginners.
In recent years, it seems that the market has been demanding stronger and stronger tobaccos, both in premium cigars, and pipe tobacco. A great benefit for those that can handle the larger amount of nicotine is the exceptional flavor of Dark Fired Kentucky tobaccos. They really taste delicious—earth, leather, and smoky, but not smoky like Latakia, more like roast pork. Mac Baren calls HH Bold Kentucky a tobacco "for pipe smokers with hair on their chest and big tattoos".
This new blend is a hot pressed flake with a large amount of Dark Fired Kentucky from Africa and the USA, and some Virginia tobaccos from Brazil and the USA. It is an English style, meaning it has no top flavor added, and just a minimal amount of casing that is all natural.
It is currently available in 1.75 oz (50 gram) tins, and will later be available in 3.5 oz (100 gram) tins as well.
It can currently be ordered from SmokingPipes.com here.