Tasting Notes: Mac Baren Burley London

Mac Baren's celebrated Burley London mixture is back in stock today in an exclusive, one-time-only limited run. For those unfamiliar with the storied blend, it's a straightforward, traditional Burley smoke, redolent with notes of chocolate, molasses, and a little vanilla over a foundation of traditional Burley flavor.

On this episode of Tasting Notes, I take a closer look at the limited run blend, offering my thoughts on the cut, packaging, and overall flavor profile. Any fans of Mac Baren's Burley London out there? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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    • Old Timer... on December 31, 2019
    • Great video...as a Burley head...it did make me curious...I have not tried this blend and although it is a special run, hopefully a resourceful blender will recreate this in the future. It's on my list and next order.

    • Mikefu on January 5, 2020
    • This is great stuff. Very like Edgeworth, with a touch more chocolate and a bit less molasses flavors. A little stronger flavored, and burns a little quicker than Edgeworth. A great, old school Burley that every pipe smoker should at least try.

    • kim on January 5, 2020
    • Leans more towards an aromatic than Edgeworth, Wessex and Solani Burley flakes [which I prefer]. Did enjoy it and it will be a niche smoke for me in my yard pipes. Careful, it'll ghost a Va pipe for a couple bowls. The chocolate nose from the tin carries through the first half of the bowl. It leans more cigarette [ish] after that.

    • Adam T Valleau on January 6, 2020
    • Thanks, Shane, for the video. Never tried this blend before. But my order for 3 tins from SP arrived this morning, and I'm ready to crack one open and give it a try. Wish me luck!

    • Mark G. on January 10, 2020
    • First Class Tobacco. Great Smoke!!!

    • HippopotaMouth on January 11, 2020
    • I recently came across three tins of 2014 Danish Mixture Modern. So amazing! Ultra thick figgy, molasses tin note. Even burning with a tangy honey flavor in the pipe and a lovely creamy mouth feel. Wondering if you have cellared/aged any of this blend and how it compares freshly tinned vs. Aged. Thank you for the many provocative blog posts. I have really enjoyed these as a fairly new reader on this site. Keep up the great work!

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