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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 4.85 out of 5 Based on 13 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Carter Hall”

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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.
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First try
A excellent first try for a new tobacco smoker(me). Very mellow and nice room note.
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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.