Mac Baren: HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-039-0094

The first of Mac Baren's HH blends, Vintage Syrian is a smooth but powerful mixture of Syrian Latakia, Turkish Oriental, Virginias from three continents and dark fired Kentucky. This complex blend provides a smokey taste, rich in natural tobacco flavor.
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  • Components: Burley, Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (30 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.15 out of 5 stars
One of the best ever
July 11, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Five Stars! Folks who rate this down for lack of Latakia have likely only smoked Cyprian Latakia and, in my opinion, have not developed their palates yet. Folks who still refer to Latakia blends as "English" don't know the history of Engl... Read More
Extinct SYRIAN Latakia?
September 12, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
This is a beautiful, well-balanced, perfectly-aged 40% SYRIAN Latakia blend with typical "Balkan" or English tobaccos. You ask 10 people what blend-type this is, you'll get 15 different answers... The Latakia is mild & complex with the ... Read More
Awesome classic
October 24, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Amazing, cool & joyful.....May be because I am Syrian, or may be because Mac Baren could create the best of Latakia... But I am in love with it from the very first bowl.. To avoid the tongue bites just let it breath a little before you fill your ... Read More
Outstanding
January 27, 2018
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
I was worried about this blend at first, thinking it might be too strong for my taste. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it and found a wonderfull mellow smoke. The product description is extremely accurate and I will be getting more Vintage Sy... Read More
A Great Blend
December 26, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
Get some of this blend while you can. It's a great smoke and features tobacco that is soon to be gone forever. As soon as I can I plan on adding more of this blend to my cellar, I just hope it's still available when I have the funds.
good balance
December 04, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 16oz
a good balance of dark oaky herbs with the right amount of sweetness and latakia, not the best, but it's definitely good
My number one English/ Balkan Style
October 31, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
This blend has a lovely smokey slightly sour taste with a hint of sweetness coming through from the Virginia. If you are looking for a Latakia Powerhouse this isn't it .It is Syrian and not as Smoky campfire as the cyprian Latakia. The Burly adds a l... Read More
A personal favorite
August 26, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 16oz
My only regret with this tobacco was waiting so long to try it. The tobaccos used complement each other perfectly. One of the very few latakia blends I can enjoy in the summer. The tin aroma is really nice. The Syrian latakia is very tasty with a win... Read More
Bravo!
August 03, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I ordered this at the suggestion of my brother, when he tired of my lamentations about FM Across the Pond being discontinued. It is NOT Across the Pond. It IS very, very good. The almost-half Latakia is not reflected in the taste. It is mellow but fu... Read More
Balkan Sobranie flavor
June 22, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
I loved Balkan Sobranie and this blend is certainly as good as it was.
Glad that others overlook it
May 31, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 16oz
I absolutely love the delicate and complex flavour of the supremely aged Syrian Latakias for 1974 & 1983's bumper crops...these have a different flavour than in years where there weren't bumper crops, because they had to improvise to cure the lea... Read More
Delicious and complex
April 25, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 16oz
I don't know what the other reviewers are used to smoking if they can't taste Latakia in this blend. It's almost half Latakia! The Syrian Latakia is different for sure in this blend, not what most are going to be used to since there's precious littl... Read More
powerful and yet refined
October 16, 2015
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
This blend has a lot of Latakia and you can taste it as you smoke. What impressed me while I worked by way through my first bowl was how smooth the tobacco smoked. If you like Latakia dominated blends, give this one a try.
New Favorite
January 30, 2015
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
This is a very fine tobacco, full of flavor yet smooth as silk. Subtle sweetness underneath the smoky/leathery flavor of the Syrian Latakia, with a bit of spice from the Orientals. Got a tin last week and just ordered another pound in bulk.
5 Stars Syrian!
February 14, 2018
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
My Favorite English Blend and my favorite tobacco! Strength is medium with a mellow room note. Excellent flavor and aroma!
It's ok
October 16, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
To be honest It's not my favorite. I'm getting more smokiness than flavor in this, it's hard to distinguish the Latakia from Turkish Oriental and Dark Fired Kentuky since they all have smokey undertones. it doesn't taste bad it's just that it doesn... Read More
Patrick E nailed it
March 31, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
Patrick E nailed it in his review - this is very light on the Latakia. Too light. No taste. A very mild blend that will disappoint anyone looking for the English experience.
delectable
March 17, 2017
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 16oz
one of my favorites. a bit wet for a ribbon cut. I like to put it in my homemade press for about a week - crumble cake is even tastier.
Good, but too faint.
December 26, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
The name of this blend suggests that I may expect a heavy, old style English blend with a high dose of lush Syrian Latakia in the lead. Unfortunately it does not meet my expectations. It does not get near a traditional, old style English blend. Maybe... Read More
Needs drying time
September 25, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I ordered some tins of this based on good reviews. Smoked some straight from a new tin and found it steamy, airy and lacking in any flavor. I then fluffed up the tobacco and left the tin to breathe for several days. When I then smoked it, the stea... Read More
worthy
February 25, 2016
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 1.75oz
I bought 2 tins back June, open one right away. Not to moist so I thought this would be enjoyable, wrong. It was hot full of tongue bite, so I save the other tin until today. What a difference 8-9 months can make on a tobacco blend, no bite taste i... Read More
not even close
December 19, 2014
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian, two 1lb Bags, with Black Ceramic Limited Edition Tobacco Jar
grand allday english. i tried to suff both lb,s into the ceramic jar. iv.e had to leave two thirds of the second bag, in the bag.pehaps you folks send out heavy lb.s. good on ya very pleased.
Not a latakia fan but this blend is nice
July 25, 2014
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Not my everyday smoke , but its good tobacco
Perfect blend
May 16, 2014
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
The smokey spice of this blend is divine. It offers a sweet note in the char, which carries to mid bowl. The Kentucky offers some body, supporting the incense and vino characteristics of the syrian. The sweetness is certainly mediated by the oriental... Read More
HH Vintage Syrian tastes great
October 08, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I received my shipment of HH Vintage Syrian on 26 January 2012 and tried it and originally I couldn't get much flavor. After I stored it for 1 year and 9 months, I couldn't wait any longer and tried it again. I definitely got the flavor this time aro... Read More
Dryingtime is the key
September 29, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I like to dry it overnight.The bacci will be crisp the next day. Then i put it in a jar.I fill my pipe loose with tis tobacco and i will get a nice sweet latakia mixture at its best! Try it out,experiment with the moisture level and it will turn int... Read More
Enhance other blends with spice
September 07, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I find this is an excellent condiment to enhance other blends.
Tongue Bite?
March 03, 2013
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
Have tried Mac Baren's Latakia Blend, as well as Balkan Sasieni, and have to say the Vintage Syrian is my favorite. As far as the infamous "Mac-bite", never experienced it with any of their blends I have tried. As far as I am concerned, Vin... Read More
I wouldn't start with this one
December 10, 2012
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I wanted to get into Latakias and decided to give this one a try. Everyone's taste is different, however, I hated it the first time I opened the tin and smoked a bowl of this tobacco. In my experience, if you want to get into latakias, Bob's Chocolat... Read More
Tastes great however...
July 20, 2012
Product: Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian 3.5oz
I can say this is probably the best Syrian Latakia blend I've ever tried (even though I haven't tried many yet). A very interesting mixture. But I have to agree with David - when it comes to tongue bite, it's just impossible to avoid it.
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