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Carter Hall

Carter Hall is a benchmark for OTC tobacco. Mellow Burleys are cross-cut and blended with some flake-cut Virginias and finished with a subtle top note. This cool-smoking blend has been part of the American pipe-smoking landscape for decades and delivers a comforting, bite-free experience; an ideal all-day smoke.

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Overall Rating 4.54 out of 5 Based on 41 Ratings

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5 out of 5
best of best
this works the best of best for me and all my pipes...who knew
5 out of 5
As long as you gotta smoke....
Carter hall is mild, pleasant and delightful
5 out of 5
Never disappoints. The king of store-bought.
Fantastic. For a readily available tobacco.. you'd be hard-pressed to find a better one for the price. It never disappoints. A wonder naturally sweet Burley taste without any chemical aftertaste. Terrific aroma, no bite. Fab.
5 out of 5
Carter Hall
Carter Hall is my favorite tobacco for every day smoking. Smooth with no "bite" to it.
4 out of 5
First bowl of CH and I'm pleasently surprised. Easy to light, good taste all the way through, and I could swear that sometimes I get a hint of cherry on the nose. I tried Prince Albert and the taste and room smell seems better with this. Will definitely try a few pouches of this as it looks promising.
5 out of 5
No frills, just good !
Carter Hall is basic. Hint of a very slight topping but basically just a good burley/virginia. No bite, cool smoking, and burns down to a fine white ash. Easy all day smoke!
5 out of 5
Great All-Day tobacco - Classic Burley Nutty Taste
Been smoking a pipe for almost 40 years now. CH was always one of those drugstore brands, along with a myriad of others long since forgotten, that was always an available staple. I've tried custom blends, ordered a ton of tobacco on line, but always go back to CH for it's consistency. It's always seemed nutty to me, and I love the burley taste. I'm generally into the English blends for fun, but for an all-day smoke, nothing beats Carter Hall.
5 out of 5
A True Old Friend
My Dad used to smoke this so naturally I gave it a try when I was old enough to pick up the pipe. This is my all time favorite. I always keep a couple pouches around. It's consistent in taste and burns nicely. I personally prefer it in a cob but briars are good too. On top of that is the price. If you want to conserve on your pricier baccy, this is a great all day smoke so you can save those fancy tins for special occasions. I haven't tried the tub yet but will definitely give it a shot. I hope this stays around for a long time. Jeff A.
5 out of 5
A Wonderful Smoke
I can't believe how an otc brand like Carter Hall has hooked me. I still like English tobacco like White House and Sobranie and vapers, but Carter Hall is one I continuosly go to and I smoke it a lot. It is not unusual for me to smoke several bowls a day and I rarely get tired of it. It's a wonderful smoke.
5 out of 5
Dads Tobacco
When I left for the service in the 60's I gave my dad a Kaywoodie pipe. When I came home I would see the pipe was well used. When I moved away, every time I came home Dad was smoking that pipe. When he passed, it was one of the things that I brought home. Never smoke it as it was pretty worn. One winter day I decided to clean it up and give it a try, not really expecting to put it in rotation. As I started to load the pipe I thought, the only tobacco ever smoked in that pipe was Carter Hall. So the next day, I found a pouch and not expecting much I smoked my first bowl, and surprise I found that I liked it. In my next order I will get some more to keep on hand just for this pipe. Sure I have better tobaccos, but when I smoke this it takes me back to being with Dad. Rest in peace Dad.
3 out of 5
drug store tobacco
I smoked a lot of Cherry Blend in my misspent youth. Carter hall is a lot like that but without the hint of cherry, kind of like cigarette tobacco in my opinion. Today there are many more choices beyond the drug store and even places like Smokers Choice for less than the price of carter hall. Right now I am trying various samples, 3 or 4 tobaccos usually at reduced prices, most better than Carter Hall, in my opinion.
3 out of 5
Fantastic Room Note!
This one takes you back to Grandpa, room note is sweet, slightly musty. If I didn't live with the wife, I would sprinkle a little of this on the burner of the electric stove when I woke up in the morning. But I don't smoke for the room note. It starts out like it smells, but soon tastes like a damp hobo crawled in your mouth to take a nap, with a hint of cardboard sprinkled in brown sugar (not unpleasant, a good Sunday afternoon aromatic). Just lacks character in the taste department.
5 out of 5
Sailor's Choice
Smoked Carter Hall in 1959 while my shipmate smoked Mix. 79. Still use it today. There are a couple brands that come close but CH is still the best.
5 out of 5
Carter Hall is my staple smoke and I will be ordering more!!
5 out of 5
Carter Hall
One of the best OTC blends. Kept finding myself going out ever so often to buy a pouch. Finally decided that was a waste of time and bought the tub. When it's gone,I'll just get another. Good stuff,easy light,burn,aroma,flavor and taste. That's all folks.
5 out of 5
There is a reason it has been around for decades. This has become my anytime go to tobacco.
5 out of 5
Carter Hall Oldie but goodie pipe tobacco
Great taste,great aroma,and wife approved.
5 out of 5
Highly recommended
This has been my favorite tobacco for years. Cool, nice flavor, not too expensive, easy to smoke, what's not to like? I try others for variety and to see what's out there, but I always come home to CH. I really like the taste, and because it smokes so cool I can enjoy it without working at it, just relax and smoke.
4 out of 5
A good all-day smoke.
Gotta retract my previous review. I gave my pouch 2 weeks rest and it made a big difference. Nice tobacco taste with Virginia being the most prominent. No tongue bite this time and I'm on my 2nd continuous bowl. Will buy more. Maybe this is like cigars and h s s to be aged first.
1 out of 5
Save your money.9
Despite many postings here and the description on the pouch, "no bite." I found significant tongue bite. Maybe I just got a bad pouch. If you want pure tobacco taste this may fill the bill as I found no hint of any topping. However, sO think this might be better used as a mix with other blends. However, it is not for,me.
5 out of 5
Carter Hall
Good Ol' American Burley. Man this stuff is smooth! No tongue bite and you can smoke it all day!
5 out of 5
Prompt, just as expected
After checking for the Carter Hall pipe tobacco at least dozen stores, I ordered online from here. Wish I did that sooner. The pouch packet came just as expected. Enjoyed few times already. It's definitely a good stuff.
4 out of 5
A pipe smokers, must try.
This is mellow, and ready. One that out Fathers and granddad's, enjoyed yesteryear, and we have the chance to revisit. Don't pass up the chance.
4 out of 5
A nice, "Easy Goin' Smoke".
It seems Carter Hall gets a lot of praise as a good OTC pipe tobacco. In my opinion Carter Hall offers a soft, easy-going smoke with hints of nutty flavor in a sweet natural tobacco setting. It's not's just easy to like. You guys at Pipes & Cigars deliver great service on my orders too. Thanks!
3 out of 5
Use this as blending tobacco only.
In my first review I told everyone to skip it. Still feel that way if you intend to smoke it straight. I did find that mixed with some other tobaccos I had on hand it made a good blending tobacco. Will be ordering more to make more of my own blend. This blend may very well become my everyday smoke.
2 out of 5
Save your money!
Save your money! Bought one pouch and smoked one bowl full. Burned hot and left a taste like tar on the tongue. For what it cost for the pouch or the tin you can by premium tobacco and get a better smoke. Will have to mix this with something to even make it tolerable!
5 out of 5
Pleasant Tobacco
This is my staple tobacco. It has the same aroma going in & out. Seems to have a hint of cocoa, with tinges of wine, vanilla, & molasses.
5 out of 5
great service!
5 out of 5
An Original
This is one of those OTC blends that has been around for years! I remember seeing the pouches and tins in the drug store and grocery store when I was a kid! A nice mild tobacco, no bite and burns to a nice white ash!
4 out of 5
A Sterling Classic
Carter Hall has long been regarded as one of the best OTC blends, and rightly so. It is mild, full of burley nuttiness, and topped with just a smidgen of Cocoa/Molasses; enough to accentuate the burley and the Virginia sweetness. Very balanced, and a great all day smoke for burley lovers. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because lately Hearth & Home has produced a match that ups the ante a bit: Chatham Manor. But it’s still hard to beat that satisfying, rounded, bready mellowness of Carter Hall. One of my favorites in the traditional American drug store blends. Get some!
4 out of 5
Good classic
This is my second order of Carter Hall.. I picked up my first in a local B&M. Good, cheap, classic, and simple. It has a strong enough flavor to taste it, unlike some other cheap brands, and you can smoke it all day if you like. I prefer it in my estate Dr. Grabow, just so I can feel old.
5 out of 5
Great light mild tobacco
Excellent all day smoke.It is light with a nutty flavor & no tongue bite. (VLS)
5 out of 5
Excellent all day smoke.
From the minute I tried this blend, I liked it. It is everything the discription states it is. A very delightful all day smoke. Light, nutty flavor & no tongue bite. (VLS)
5 out of 5
Well done
Got the Carter Hall tobacco at a good price and it arrived before I expected. Pleased with the outcome.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
My goto tobacco. Order 3 tins every 2 mths um I guess you could say I enjoy this tobacco.
5 out of 5
This is the only tobacco I have smoked for years. I have not found anything that equals it.
5 out of 5
First try
A excellent first try for a new tobacco smoker(me). Very mellow and nice room note.
5 out of 5
Chatham Manor
Tobacco was a great hit; more flavorful than I expected you now have a convert
5 out of 5
Solid smoking, great smelling, mild blend good for anytime (or all the time!)
This is the stuff, at least for me! I tried Captain Black regular (bulk) and it was fine, but this is smoother, has good room note, and is mild enough to smoke all the time (which is just what was looking for.) If you want a strong blend this is probably not for you, but if you are looking for something forgiving and easy to smoke look no further. My pouch was not at all moist (while the Captain needed to dry for bit), it lit easily, stayed lit with no real effort, and left only ash in the bowl after burning all the way down. While it is not the only tobacco that I plan to keep on hand, it's certainly one that I will always have around. Now I understand why my grandfather bought this by the tub!
5 out of 5
will buy again
great product
5 out of 5
Carter Hall 14 oz. canister
Fresh, smooth taste. Mild aroma and room presence. I have smked Carter Hall for over 4 decades because it continues to satisfy.
Customer Testimonials
There is written, that this is non aromantic, but there is a slight aroma on the top of this blend. Very gentle aromatic, but I prefer heavier blends.
This may be the most underrated tobacco around. It's certainly Middleton's best, and competes well with higher-priced tobaccos from other manufacturers. Lights and burns well, mild taste, rarely bites...and it's inexpensive. Just bought the big tin for aging with high expectations. The topping is mild and sweet and doesn't interfere with the tobacco flavors; it's sort of a raisin or light plum taste...really tasty. This one is great for beginners too. Take your Uncle Squinty's advice, and get some of this stuff. I'll bet you'll love it.
I have stated most of my background information in my previous review of Mixture No. 79. So, I'll get right to work with my review of Carter Hall. I can't say enough good things about this OTC blend. It burns well, taste great from start to finish, and is always consistently good. I was very satisfied with the 14 oz tin which I purchased. The aroma out of the can is also wonderful. It has a sweet mild friendly, easy going taste. It definitely makes me feel relaxed and adds to my joy of pipe smoking. It is also a good bargan for its quality. I have recently tried Prince Albert in the pouch from my local convenience store and purchased a pouch of Sir Walter Raleigh from Pipes and Cigars in an effort to find a more strait forward plane tobacco and burley tasting blend. I plan to make a final decision on what to smoke regularly between Carter Hall, Prince Albert, and Sir Walter Raleigh. However, I will always have a healthy respect and admiration for Carter Hall. Its like spending time with an old Friend you've known for a long time. Again, Hats off to Pipes and Cigars for their superior quality, selection, and service.
I have to admit, when I first started smoking a pipe a little over a year ago I HATED this tobacco. I guess my palate was not ready for burley blends yet, but on a whim I decided to give it another chance. Now I see what everyone is talking about! This tobacco is a sweet, toasty, no-fuss classic that everyone should try at least once. If you don't like it at first, try it again you may find yourself smoking this incessantly like I do.
Today I compared a fresh pouch of Carter Hall to Hearth & Home's Chatham Manor. I used a new MM Eaton cob pipe. Have to say I much preferred CH. The CH burned cooler with no bite and lasted longer. The smoke was also richer and a bit more flavorful, though both tobaccos are very mild. Easy to keep lit and burns down to a gray-white ash. Chatham manor is a good smoke, but takes more work to keep it lit; thus it burns Faster, hotter and with some bite. In the little Eaton, a bowlful seems gone in a flash. CH may become my go-to smoke.
CH is probably the comfort food of the pipe tobaccos. It's not fancy or complicated. It is my meat and potatoes all day smoke. It also blends well with others. Nobody complains in the room when I smoke it. Burns good in any bowl shape. I don't get any bite with it. When something is simple, plain, and good you don't have to go into an in depth explanation of why something should taste good. Try it and enjoy it for what it is, a very good all day smoke.
After two years of pipe smoking, this has become my go to smoke.
I've smoked this on and off many times and every time I try something different, I want this ! A nice light burley /vs blend. Its nutty with a slight fruity cream soda flavor and aroma. Its not goopy and syrupy ! It just sweet enough. I always return to this and Prince Albert. Never let down with either one !
I still remember where I bought my first pouch of Carter Hall, it was in a gas station mini-mart on Williamsbridge Rd in the Bronx. It was all they had and I was wasn't expecting much - boy was I wrong. This is the tobacco that made it clear that I liked burley blends. It has a great smell in the pouch, packs and lights easily, and is very forgiving to fast-paced smoker. And honestly, I love the taste - and its even better in corn-cob pipe. I've spent a lot more on other name brands but I always come back to Carter Hall.
On internet forums, Carter Hall is affectionately known as a 'codger' brand. Like Prince Albert and Sir Walter Raleigh, it's been a faithful, drug-store standby for decades. I tried it out on the (basically, constant and boundlessly enthusiastic) recommendation of a forum I visit. Believe the hype! This is everything people say it is, and so much more (for so much less!). An affordable, beautiful smoker with a nice, mild flavor, and a room note that won't have the wife or GF chasing you out of the house. Winner winner, chicken dinner.
Good stuff and great in a cob! Very similar to Prince Albert.
I must admit that I was a true snob when it came to OTC tobacco, until a friend of mine insisted that I give it a try. I'm glad I did, because I now keep it on hand continuously. It has become part of my regular rotation, as both a stand alone, as well as a pallet cleanser between some of my more potent mixes. It is a nice cool smoke and has a great room note and flavour. It is worth saying that it smokes beautifully through both briar and cob, albeit a bit more butter sweet through a cob. I do enjoy it through both. A great little smoke this.
I've smoked pipes on and off most of my life. I started with Carter Hall in the 80's and I'm still with it. I cannot stand the sweet blends. Just keep it simple and easy to smoke. LR. Brunswick, GA
I just recently picked up a tin and it's been my everyday smoke since. Always smooth and mild to the bottom of the bowl with minimal relighting. I have more expensive tinned and bulk tobaccos, too, and they're excellent. But nothing beats CH for a go to smoke any time of the day. Don't listen to the snobs that turn their collective noses at OTC or "drugstore" brands.
A mild smoke. As previously mentioned, not much flavor but mixes well with other tobaccos. Tames the harshest blends. This is my back up tobacco and I plan to always keep some on hand.
A great American classic Has the typical Burly nuttiness that is oh so delicious.
Classic Virginia, Burley blend. Simple and straightforward. Light nuttiness which improves with time. Can get harsh if smoked too fast.
This is a good simple smoke. I enjoy it all day, and it has no bad after taste. Not much in the flavor department, but simple Burley for all day smoking. Sugar Barrel was much better, R.I.P. Sugar Barrel.
This is the 1st tobacco I smoked in the mid 1970"s. I've smoked a lot of different tobaccos but always return to Carter Hall. It's a well behaved smoke that has that old time taste and aroma. It smokes quite good in a corn cob pipe. I have used it mixed in stuff I wasn't wild about and it usually makes it better. I have told my family that I want to be put in the ground with a pouch of Carter Hall, one of my Cob pipes and a bottle of PBR. I recommend it to young/new smokers who have been overwhelmed by all the sweet aromatics they tried.
Great tasting classic American tobacco that will become an instant favorite. Well priced, burns slow, great taste, aftertaste that makes me think of walnuts or almond. Great for first time smokers or those who enjoys a comfortable tobacco with nice room note.
I am officially a huge fan. I usually enjoy classic American blends, so when I ordered some I was very excited to try it out. I was not disappointed. CH has for sure become my usual and go to blend when breaking in a new pipe or looking for something easy and pleasant to smoke.
a very good straightforward blend. The small packs are good to have stashed in the car as a backup. I was on an out of town job and stayed longer than planned. It was nice not to have to find pipe tobacco in an unfamiliar area.