Bayside Virginia Blend Shag Tobacco The Bayside Mixed Shag Tobacco is a quality tobacco blended using Burley and Virginia leaves for a rich flavoursome tobacco with more bite than the Virginia blend yet still remains smooth to smoke. It is produced by Von Eicken in Germany specifically for Bull Brand who are the leaders in budget products for smokers in the UK.
Shag Tobacco: Due to some hand rolling smokers using shag tobacco for hand rolling purposes, HMRC have taken action to stop this abuse of the tobacco taxation. HMRC have defined that any tobacco where the strands are less than 1.5mm will be taxed as a Hand Rolling tobacco. All shag tobacco produced as of January 2011 will be cut above 1.5mm. This is a pipe tobacco and is taxed accordingly. It is a criminal offence to use shag tobacco for hand rolling and we do not endorse this.