Here are a few that I have had so far and really enjoy: Sutliff 515 RC-1- tangy sour red Virginia, apparently similar to McClellands Red Cake. My favorite bulk.
Sutliff 507C Virginia Slices - very grassy and hay-like Virginia, needs some age though.
Newminster No.400 Superior Navy Flake- very nice bright Virginia flake, has an excellent tin note to it. Smells like caramel. Says there is no topping but it sure smells like it. Going to cellar this deep.
PS402 Luxury Twist Flake - Lovely to look at and smokes well. Has a coconut-ish topping that is pretty unique, yet didn't grow on me, but still a wonderful sweet smoke.
Those are the only one's I've tried in bulk.
As far as I now, MacBaren HH Pure Virginia only comes in tins, and at the most a 1LB box, so it's not considered bulk in terms of what the bulk category is. Although, MacBaren Virginia No.1 does come in bulk.
McBaren HH blends available in 16 oz boxes. I suppose that technically that isn't bulk but it would seem to be to address what I would guess is the primary motivator for buying bulk (that is, price). The MacBaren packaging for their 16 oz box flakes is superb.
I’d have to agree with the OP, Mac Baren Pure Virginia Flake is up there with the best of them, it’s the priciest of all the options available but well worth the extra dough in my opinion, plus when you get a flake from MB you are going to get pristine flakes so if ya like to fold n’ stuff they’ve got the best flakes around for that purpose. Other bulk flake tobaccos can sometimes come more as a broken flake or Ready Rubbed because they are just thrown in a bag and shipped out.
Damn it, now I want 3 pounds of it. Thanks a lot! :nana:
I’ll tell you, PVF is a great one to cellar, most of my tins are from 2015. This stuff with 4 years on it is spectacular and I imagine 10 years on it will just be stupid delicious. But... keep it on the low down. Last thing we need is to see “out of stock” items from Mac Baren. Although, I have a feeling they could keep up with the customers.