I have smoked Mc Baren mixture for two decades since it is my go to smoke. I also like Va/Per blends. Mixture is a blend of more than 30 tobaccos that have been enjoyed for 50 some years. It has a pleasant tin aroma and stays lit quite well. It stays consistently flavorful throughout the bowl ---without one predominant tobacco. It is a light aromatic with some casing. Try it if you haven't !