Mac Baren: Royal Twist 3.5oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-039-0117

Among the most elusive of Mac Baren's spun-cut mixtures is Royal Twist, a distinctive Virginia/Perique blend enhanced by Dark-Fired Kentucky. Despite strong popularity and demand, it was delisted in the 1960s due to shared name registrations and unfortunately was taken off the market. While it later returned as Mac Baren's flagship Roll Cake, one of the blending house's most popular tobaccos of all time, the recipe had changed and no longer included Perique.

Crafted using its original 1960s recipe and packaged in 100g tins with vintage artwork, Mac Baren's Royal Twist returns in a limited-edition run, available only at Smokingpipes. Select Virginias, Dark-Fired Kentucky, and Perique form the core of this complex mixture, elevated by a naturally sweet, whole-leaf Virginia wrapper for a nuanced, all-day smoking experience with just the right amount of peppery, smoky spice. Meticulously handspun into ropes, aged for weeks, and sliced into delicate coins, Royal Twist is a testament to Mac Baren's proud spun-cut legacy.

Don't miss your chance to experience this special-edition revival of Mac Baren's Royal Twist, the predecessor to the modern Roll Cake, blended as it was in the '60s.

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  • Components: Virginia, Perique, Dark Fired Kentucky
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Coins
Customer Reviews (18 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.31 out of 5 stars
The Virginia We Need
August 02, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
A delicious blend with wonderful flavor development. The casing is simple and subtle, like a wisp of sweet cream. This flavor marries with pastry-like Virginia on the draw, making for a smooth, elegant entry. From there, an excellent body unfolds, wi... Read More
Instant classic
August 04, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Mac Baren has hit it out of the park with this one. If this becomes regular production, I can see it becoming as sought after as Scottish Cake. I love spun cut. I love VaPerKys. This one checks all the boxes for me. It’s like Mac Baren made this just... Read More
Spicy and sweet
August 04, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
The Virginias steal the show with a nice sweet blend, but the dark fired Kentucky Burley adds spice so that the Perique can take on its almost berry-like fruit flavor with a tangy, zesty aftertaste. Together these flavors make a nice smoke that is bo... Read More
Must try
July 30, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
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Travel back
July 30, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
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On my list to try
July 31, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
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pleasant
August 07, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Needed a little drying out of the tin. The tin note is wonderful. Nutty, raisin & grassy. Easy light. Easy burn. Nice smoke plumes. Burned to the bottom of the bowl. I rubbed it out. With some light tamping I had zero relights. I could smoke thi... Read More
It's good!
August 06, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Just popped open my tin at work, folded and stuffed about 12 coins (6 on top of 6), and rubbed out 2 for kindling on top of a large Savinelli bent dublin. The tin note was sweet to me, with the faint scent of brown sugar and molasses. Burns really we... Read More
Just wonderful!
June 29, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Just wonderful! Mac Baren has outdone himself. I haven't enjoyed smoking this much in a long time. The recipe is magnificent, the execution is magnificent, and I would like this tobacco to be put into production.
يانع و منعش
June 01, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
نكهة حارة منذ فتح العلبة. بعد ذلك تأتي النكهات الترابية ، الخشبية ، البرقوق ، الزبيب ، والتين. دخان خفيف من كنتاكي. جولد فيرجينيا هو أساس الخليط ، فهو يعطي نكهة الحمضيات اللاذعة والعشب والخبز والسكر والنباتات والزهور الفاتحة. لا تعض أو تصبح صلبة ، وت... Read More
One of the best
April 20, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Classic small irregular Mac Baren Coins. Aside from breaking my pal off with some, I went through this entire tin with no breaks. Creamy and sweet, spicy and full. I saved a tin back from the first go around and stocked up on more. I can't wait to s... Read More
Nice blend
April 18, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
If it was available year round. I would buy it.
Fit for a King
April 13, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Tin 260/7,500 here. I love this one. Unfortunately, I only purchased five tins. The funny thing is I have been mixing Mac Baren ODF and Dark Twist with Virginia tobacco's all week. Did some stoving on Dark Twist too. Anyway, this one is a winner in m... Read More
Outstanding - Perfectly Sweet!
April 09, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Just the right amount of sweetness to the palette! I should have ordered 2 tins instead of 1 - but I didn't want to hoard.
from china
April 06, 2022
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
就是酸,就是酸,就是酸
Royal Twist
October 21, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
点燃第一口味道香,而且香味是一段一段的冲到鼻腔与口腔内,唯一受不了的就是有一股酸味,我很不喜欢酸味,所以评分就拉低了。
Another great limited coin cut from MacBaren
August 12, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
I always find these coins, particularly the thickness employed by MacBaren, to stuff and pack very well into most bowls. I may break this particular blend up next time though, because, for the first time among these MacBaren blends, I did find it qui... Read More
Do a review or something
August 02, 2021
Product: Mac Baren Royal Twist 3.5oz
Hey Old Hollywood Briar. I, as well, know you see this. Do a review of this. Thanks?