Mac Baren: Stockton 100g
Product Number: 003-039-0031
Originally introduced in 1953, Stockton was among the first "roll cake" or spun-cut tobaccos produced under the Mac Baren name. While the term is typically associated with flake-cut blends, Stockton was originally described as a "navy cut" tobacco, alluding to the tradition of sailors cutting coins from their rolled tobacco bundles to smoke.
Stockton is meticulously spun into ropes using select, whole Virginia leaves as a wrapper, encasing a core of unique Cavendish made from spicy dark-fired Kentucky. Once spun, each rope is stored for weeks before being sliced into delicate coins.
The flue-cured wrapper delivers a natural sweetness balanced by the slightly sour, woodsy and piquant notes of the dark-fired Cavendish. By percentage, Stockton contains more proprietary Cavendish than any other spun-cut mixture in Mac Baren's portfolio, leading many to consider it the strongest (and boldest) of the roll cakes. Minimally cased, it offers a pure, true tobacco flavor, evocative of traditional (non-Latakia) English mixtures from bygone eras.