The HH Vintage Syrian is not really new. Actually, the inspiration for the recipe originates back from the start of Mac Baren Tobacco, more than 120 years ago. This blend is typical for that time, and it is easy to describe as a “back to nature” tobacco. The taste of the HH Vintage Syrian Latakia comes from the full and rich natural flavours of the tobacco.
The reason for calling this tobacco HH is quite simple. HH are the initials for the founder of Mac Baren Tobacco, Mr. Harald Halberg. If you look closely you will find the same initials in the small Mac Baren logo at the top-center of the tin. It is incorporated into the shield held by the lions.
The basic ingredient of the blend is a smooth and yet powerful Latakia from Syria. This tobacco gives the blend the overall “smoky” taste. It is a powerful flavour with no tongue bite whatsoever. To add a spicy note to the blend, Turkish Oriental has been added. A mix of Virginia tobaccos from three different continents adds a sweet natural taste. To complete the recipe with depth and body, we added a little Dark Fired Kentucky from the USA.
The HH Vintage Syrian Latakia is a loose cut tobacco, which guarantees a smooth and steady burn. It does not get hot which means you will find extremely little bite on your tongue. When you empty your pipe after smoking, you will find only fine grey ashes left over from this wonderful slow and dry smoke.