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Best of the Rest English


Best of the Rest English is another addition to the Best of the Rest family. The blend is constantly changing as we take left over English blend tobaccos and mix them together and sell them at a ridiculously low price. So, if you're a Latakia lover on a budget, stock up on Best of the Rest English.


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16 Ounce BagIn Stock$34.27
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$16.99
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Overall Rating4.21 out of 5 Based on 105 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Best of the Rest English”

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5 out of 5
Over the years, I've enjoyed
Over the years, I've enjoyed many individual English/Turkish blends. I've also found some too harsh and others with a very offensive room in spite of good flavor. I was not sure what to expect when I ordered your Best of the Rest English. I was pleasantly surprised by what I received. Rich flavor with no bite and an acceptable room. Very nice blend.
5 out of 5
Really good smoke
Really good smoke
4 out of 5
I'd purchase again.
This seems enjoyable. Burns cool. Room note is void.
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest
This has become the only pipe tobacco that I smoke. I have always been quite pleased with the product.
5 out of 5
Good bang for your buck
A really good blend for the money. Well worth the money I paid if you like an English blend. I really wish it was stronger. Smokes very nice. Not a lot of bite. A great deal.
5 out of 5
smells great when it`s lit
great smoke it`s a knock off of captain black original
4 out of 5
I bought the AROMATIC AND
I bought the AROMATIC AND ENGLISH,they were both smooth and a nice smoke for the price $$$$...WILL BUY AGAIN!!great price,smooth smoke!!
5 out of 5
007
I really like the taste of these blends together. I am definitely getting another bag. And you can't beat the price. Thanks guys.
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest English
The best value tobacco I've found.
5 out of 5
Very satisfied
Very satisfied
5 out of 5
Best of the rest English
Relaxing
4 out of 5
Really smoky, really wet, but......
TL;DR: Fresh out of the bag this was really wet and REALLY smoky. But after drying it out a bit the smell mellowed and it smoked really nicely. The actual taste and room note were also a lot less smoky than the tobacco itself. When I first opened the bag this tobacco smelled exactly like a friend's first attempt at smoked beef jerky. We all assumed he used an electrical cabinet as a homemade smoker and hadn't bothered to remove the old wiring first. It was overpowering. Fresh out of the bag it was also really wet. However, after drying it for a while the smell mellowed out a lot. Now it still smells pretty smoky when I open the bag, but the actual smoke tastes great and the room note is quite pleasant. I will probably order more of this just for a change of pace.
4 out of 5
Opened eyes to the English world of tobacco
Not an English aficionado, however I can say without a doubt this blend is why I started smoking English tobaccos. I have since explored and will definitely always have some English for my after work bowl
4 out of 5
Best of the rest
Not a bad blend-nice aroma and no bite
5 out of 5
It is very special to me!!
Buying the "regular" "stuff" off a grocery store shelf, doesn't cut it for me. My sense of taste is quite sensitive and I'd rather use the BEST of the REST, because there are some taste's and odors in there that blend nicely. The first time I ever lighted it up, the flavor overwhelmed me, and the PUNCH of the lata -kea (sp) nearly blew me off my chair. WONDERFUL - WONDERFUL. Some times I blend it with other blends I have, to get them used up and out of the house. (don't like to waste money) GREAT STUFF -GREAT STUFF!!!!!
3 out of 5
Excellent price, flavor is dicey
I tried this once before and it was better than expected...English even. The second order was or at least seemed quite different. Mostly Virginias with a bit of Cavendish, and I sensed no Latakia in the second batch, which is what I crave. Also, so damp that I had to microwave it to get it to light up. If I had to give a comparison, I think Carter Hall would be close....which I actually like now and then. Since I'm guessing that this / these blends are basically what ends up on the floor in the blending process, I'm not complaining, especially at this price. I am a pipe make and I normally blend my own, but since prices are getting absurd and C&D has sold their soul to someone else, I will settle for anything I can tolerate in a Missouri Meerchaum...and I'll be ordering more.
4 out of 5
very good
very good
5 out of 5
Distinctive flavor. I enjoy alternating
Distinctive flavor. I enjoy alternating between regular burley/virginia tobaccos and English.
4 out of 5
Totally worth it.
I've been toasting bowls of this stuff for the last couple days and all I can say is as far as value goes it's worth the money I paid. It's nothing to write home about, but it's not the worst I've smoked by far. I'll probably buy more or at least try my hand at the aromatic bag when this one runs out. For less than a dollar an ounce, it's hard to gripe. As far as these other guys saying their tobacco was dried out, I personally didn't have that problem. It's almost a tad too moist in my opinion. Long story short, if you're "bowling on a budget" it's worth it without a doubt.
4 out of 5
Great value good flavor
Great Value. I could do with more latakia in it but for the price I cant complain.
5 out of 5
I enjoy the smell and
I enjoy the smell and the price.
5 out of 5
Very good English style tobacco.
Very good English style tobacco. I have enjoyed it for several years.
5 out of 5
Pretty Good Pot Luck Blend
Bought this several times. Guys not bad at all give it a try.
5 out of 5
I took a chance buying
I took a chance buying four bags of Best of the Rest Tobacco. I was glad I did. I really like it. From now on, this will be the tobacco of my choice
4 out of 5
Bit dry, but taste is
Bit dry, but taste is of a mellow English.
4 out of 5
Great flavor, smoky and full.
Great flavor, smoky and full. Aroma is pleasing. Very good buy. Only con, was tobacco in bag was very dry .
5 out of 5
Completely satisfied
Completely satisfied
4 out of 5
I will purchase more soon.
I will purchase more soon. Only 4 stars because, for me, it was a bit on the dry side. (Nothing a little re-hydration can't fix).
5 out of 5
Excellent service and product, as
Excellent service and product, as always
5 out of 5
Enjoyable
Enjoyable
5 out of 5
GREAT BLEND GREAT PRICE
I apologize if I have already reviewed this blend. I know I reviewed the Aro BOTR but can't remember writing anything about this one. Anyways, this is one of the best cheaper English blends money can buy. It seems to be a single blend (same with the Aro) rather than a wide variety of mixed trimmings or "floor sweepings". It comes in a big LB Ziploc style bag and is dry enough to smoke without dry time. This blend is quite flavorful and I really do think MOST people would think this was a expensive tinned blend if they received a sample or did not know what it was. The flavor and nic is about medium and not strong for my taste. Burns quite slow have been working on 1 Oz I put in a bag and it is still going strong months later. For the price this is a must try for any English fan IMO and am glad to see it doesn't go out of stock as quick as that other English discount pound blend from another site (which is also good as well but availability is important). All in all this is a quality blend for a honest price and a great way to beef up your cellar for years to come. Keep it comin P&C! :)
4 out of 5
Good Value
Pretty good flavor, especially at that price point. Good Value
3 out of 5
A good every day smoke
A good every day smoke
4 out of 5
Will buy again
Will buy again
5 out of 5
BEST DEAL
Best Of The Rest English is a FANTASTIC DEAL! Around $1/oz for the price alone it gets 5 stars in my book. The fact that this snuff can compete with many of the upper tier English blends in a blind test just goes to show the quality here, this stuff is far from being "floor sweepings" and is more like a singular English blend taste wise rather than a hodge podge and has consistent flavor so far. I like this much more than Boneyard which is another "leftovers" blend that is also inexpensive, but this one has better taste and burns well with minimal Tounge bite. If you like Aromatics check out the other BOTR as well, have 2 pounds of that stuff and has become a favorite.
5 out of 5
Good Stuff.
Best English value on the market. Excellent all day tobacco. Smooth pleasant taste with good body. The latakia is in there without being a bomb. I threw that nasty Penzance in the trash.
4 out of 5
Great blend. I add some
Great blend. I add some to my vanilla blend for variety
5 out of 5
Consistent flavor for a random
Consistent flavor for a random mix.
5 out of 5
Love this stuff.
Love this stuff.
4 out of 5
For Latakia Lovers
I'll certainly be buying this again. A great smoke. Thank you P&C.
4 out of 5
Great price good value and
Great price good value and taste
4 out of 5
Enjoyed the Aromatic better than
Enjoyed the Aromatic better than English. Milder smoking; more pleasant to smoke. Will purchase Aromatic again.
4 out of 5
ok
good for price
4 out of 5
good taste
good taste
5 out of 5
Best of the rest
I have purchased "Best of the rest" several times over the past couple of years. I have been quite happy with each purchase. Having said that, this most recent purchase is the best so far.
3 out of 5
Average at best but you
Average at best but you get what you pay for
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest English
I love this stuff. I am extremely fond of English tobaccos, and this is the best affordable option I have found. I am on my third batch, and have yet to find one I haven't enjoyed.
5 out of 5
Good Stuff, GREAT PRICE
I'm an "all day English" smoker with a few other blends occasionally in the evening. Was hesitant to buy this much "bulk generic", but bought the Best of the Rest English mainly for price just to try it. WOW! What a great blend. I will definitely be buying more. Hopefully the other bags are as good as this one. Great tobacco GREAT price. Thanks Pipes and Cigars for making this available.
5 out of 5
I really enjoy this!!
I really enjoy this!!
4 out of 5
Nice.
Easy to smoke, not harsh or hard on the tongue.
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest English
I have been enjoying this deal for several bags now. Despite being a mixture of leftovers, I've detected no significant variation in flavor, etc. A very good bargain for me.
5 out of 5
Are there better English blends ?
This is certainly a value tobacco. For the price that is paid, it's a great smoke ! Are there better English blends ? YES, but none of them will beat the price of this. Especially when it goes on sale.
5 out of 5
One of the best English mixtures
I understand that this may be a collection of floor sweepings collected from other advertised blends. Others have commented about the unhappy blend of whatever fell on the floor the day they bagged their 16 ounce purchase. Maybe I was lucky, but my first bag was one of the most satisfying English mixtures I have purchased in years. Not quite at the level of Dunhill Medium or Balkan Sobranie of 25 years ago, but nice enough that I quickly ordered 2 more bags, hoping for more of the same mix. I have added some black Latakia, about 5% by weight for a bit more of a Latakia kick, although the mix already has Latakia. Low price is outstanding, but would have purchased more at twice the price.
5 out of 5
Best of the rest English
Love Latakia
5 out of 5
Surprisingly tasty!
I went into it knowing I am only paying $14 and figured if worse comes to worse I can dress it up with some blending. I put the entire bag in a large container and mixed well. The first bowl blew me away! Good amount of Latakia but the Virginia's and Orientals came through nicely and I picked up a hint of Burley (Cavendish?). Only smoked a small bowl but it did burn well after 2 lights. Great bargain for a great taste!
2 out of 5
Don't like it
It has a bitter taste, burns hot, and bites the tongue. If I ordered the "English", it was a mistake. Thought I was ordering the regular at the time.
5 out of 5
Best of the Best
Just came in and smoked my first bowl. What a treat this batch is!! I am going to be enjoying this. Nice and Smokey Lat with a light sweetness of raw tobacco that I've been looking for. A true English Blend. Will be buying more in the future
4 out of 5
Good Bargain
I'm quite satisfied. Not as good as Stokkebye, but only half the price.
3 out of 5
Ok
Not used to long strands. X Could be a bit more aromatic. But ok
4 out of 5
I like it. Good value.
I like it. Good value.
5 out of 5
Great Product
Great Product
5 out of 5
Best ever
This is the best on the market, I was smoking night cap and this is really close to it. I would definitely recommend buying it
3 out of 5
Not Great but OK.
OK English. Not great but OK. Had some twigs. But still looking. I give it 3.5 stars.
5 out of 5
Very NICE Option
I tried Best of the Rest several years ago and got a bag of mostly Aromatics. In my review, I noted it would be nice to have a non-aromatic option. Recently I checked on it again and low and behold there is now an English option. I am very pleased with my bag so far and could not be happier with the price. My bag has a nice, but not overpowering, amount of Latakia. Very smooth, No tongue bite.
5 out of 5
Impressed
Blown away with how good my bag is. I know it can vary from batch to batch so my expectations weren't super high but what I got is perfectly dry, cut very similar to dunhill so burns great, not noticeably aromatic in any way other than maybe a hint of rum or whiskey, not too heavy with Cavendish or cased burley. There is good quality Virginia's, toasty burley, a smattering of orientals, some unflavored Cavendish and plenty of Latakia. Kind of mm965 meets frog morton meets MB mixture... if you like American-English, Aromatic-English, Scottish, crossover, or whatever you call them, BOTR-E is safe bet!
5 out of 5
Satisfies
If you don't want, or have, a lot of money to spend, and the only thing that will satisfy your tobacco urges are English blends, look no further. This WILL satisfy all your taste buds and lungs, for a very affordable price. I am so glad I found it!!
5 out of 5
Very nice. Will order again.
Very nice. Will order again.
4 out of 5
Good-oh! Except strange smells upon initial bag opening, (see below) This is a good -to very good blend,
When I opened the 'baca bag', I was greeted with a 'smoked pipe bowl scent, with several 'chemical-esque scents... I gently mixed/swirled the tobacco, from bottom to top. Left bag open a bit it a time... Decanted entire 16 oz into various glass jars and 2 oz empty tins...the first bowel was, hmm, bland. Switched to large bowel pipe(s)...I SAY OLDBOY, GOOD-oh ! Many very nice flavors. Smoked this bargain Very good English/ Balkan all day, each bowl varied on the good side. Will buy again.again PC, THANKS!
5 out of 5
Outstanding
I really like this blend! It really is everything an English blend is supposed to be.
5 out of 5
Probably good
Haven't smoked any of it. You have your review.
4 out of 5
Yummy
I love the woody flavor and gentle smoke.
5 out of 5
You won’t regret this purchase
I had purchased this best of the rest tobacco two years ago. I was low in funds but still purchased it. When it first arrived it was really harsh and appeared to be cheap tobacco so I set it aside leaving it in the original packaging for two years-long and forgotten. I did some closet decluttering, came across the bag decided to open it up, surprisingly it was moist so I loaded my bowl and was amazed on the nutty and raisin scent especially since I didn’t properly store it in a mason jar. You will not regret this purchase even more so if you properly store it. The burn is smooth, no bite and undoubtedly satisfying! I was an aromatic type of guy until now.
2 out of 5
harsh
A little to harsh for my taste.
3 out of 5
Best of the Rest
The tobacco was fine, but a little dry.
5 out of 5
Best of the best!
Rather than thinking of this as a cheap substitute for a good tobacco, try it. You will find that it isn't the "best of the rest", but in fact is the best of the best!
4 out of 5
REALLY A GOOD TOBACCO
Great buy. But preferred the regular Best of the rest and hope you restock it soon,
3 out of 5
Similar to Nightcap, not as
Similar to Nightcap, not as strong
4 out of 5
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Never know what I'll get. Never have been not satisfied.
2 out of 5
best of the rest
not to my taste.
3 out of 5
Prefer the regular best of the rest
It is a nice English blend, but I prefer the Best of the Rest regular. Hope to be able to order some again soon as it is out of stock for awhile now.
5 out of 5
Quality blend, as always from PipesandCigars.
I order the regular Best of the Rest as my daily pipe but it was back ordered. I'm an all day smoker. This is a more aromatic, earthier smoke and very different than the original, closer to many of the store bought packs. This is chunkier and a little drier but burns good. I'll continue to buy the original but think I'll add a bag or two of this blend to my future orders.
2 out of 5
Very plain
This was one of my worst purchases. I guess the saying you get what you pay for is true. This not only was very nondescript but had a bite to take your tongue off. Now I have to figure what I can mix it with to try and salvage my purchase so I am not out $25.
3 out of 5
Not as smooth as I
Not as smooth as I had expected
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT, MILD ENGLISH
Excellent tobacco for the price. I like heavy English so I use this as a blending tobacco. I add more latakia and perique. Great smoke out of the bag. Very light bite. Burns to bottom of the bowl. May have to relight several times. This would be an excellent tobacco for a person wanting to try an English blend. Low room not. I highly recommend this tobacco.
5 out of 5
Best of the best english
More bang for your buck.. by far a tasty mix! And for the price? Ridiculous actually, that you can get quality tobacco at this price.. will purchase again.
4 out of 5
REALLY A GOOD TOBACCO
I am enjoying this tobacco, but hope they keep the regular also as I see it is out of stock now.
4 out of 5
Mellow blend that brings back a good memory
I was not sure quite what to expect when I opened this bag . I typically smoke English blends that are strong and loaded with Latakia. Thats not what this was. Upon opening the bag there was a subtle sweet aroma that represented itself. I was worried. But after smoking a few bowls over the past few days I am pleased with this blend of “the rest.” It is mild, has a hint of pepper, and yes, sweetness to it, but not too sweet. I always love a blend that brings back a memory or transports me somewhere. Like when I smoke Pirate Kake, I find myself in front of a Smokey fire in the forest. When I smoke this blend I find myself standing as a 5 year old in my grandfather’s old emporium he used to run. He passed away about 20 years ago, so this blend has now taken on a special place for me. Its strange who the brain stores sence experiences. I have not thought about that emporium for decades and would not have even been able to recall the smell. But once I lit this tobacco up it instantly came back to me, “Thats the smell of Granpa’s emporium.” I can tell you why the emporium smellled that way. Perhaps there was a pipe smoker in there one day and I got a good whiff of the smoke aroma. What ever it may be, I am grateful for the memory this blend bring back.
4 out of 5
Best of the rest English
Fragrant, aromatic but burns a little 🔥and has some bite to it. Overall, a nice smoke and a good value
2 out of 5
Very, very mild and sweet.
Well, it may be “best of the rest” but it ain’t the “rest of the best.” Very mild, maybe an all day smoke. Burns cool. Not tasking any of form of Latakia and there is a sweet aroma to it. Im a fan of of Pirate Kake, Night Cap, and Billy Budd so I’m not likely to order much of this in the future, if at all.
1 out of 5
Not sure I'll finish it.
Not sure I'll finish it. Smokes hot.
4 out of 5
Mild English
As an English--pretty mild; nice latakia aroma and flavor, very little oriental that I could taste, but it had no bite. A nice room note if you are a pipe smoker, probably a yucky smell if you are not. All over, a nice, mild English blend at a great price.
3 out of 5
Make your own choice.
Smokes ok but, drier than the regular and the overstated "nicotine is addicting" packaging seemed like government thinks we all dummies. Hope this does not offend anyone.
4 out of 5
Keep the English , it's
Keep the English , it's smooth and tasty. I will be ordering again soon.
3 out of 5
Some flavored in there
I love P&C and this was a fine purchase. The best of the rest is a great product and so I do not want to complain. But the pound I got has a bit of vanilla or other flavoring that was put in, on purpose or as an accident, its hard to say. But that flavor mixing with the latakia gives a great smoke something that I was not prepared for. I thought that this would be several Virginias and english blends mixed together without any aromatics in it as in the original Best of the Rest. It is totally worth the money and I'll smoke it.
2 out of 5
Very mild
Too mild and burns to quickly, although no bite.
5 out of 5
Nice surprise with a bouquet of flavors
I am new to pipe smoking...so bare with me. The initial scent out of the package was beefy like jerky. After lighting, the flavors were unexpected. There was an overall sweetness like granulated sugar that transformed into a sweet citrus like a Pixie Sticks or Tang; then to powdered sugar and back to granulated sugar. There was also notes of vanilla with occasional cherry. The lit tobacco had an odor of a nice cigar. Overall, I wasn't expecting the bouquet of flavors, but its a keeper and hard to beat the price to quantity ratio.
5 out of 5
Do enjoy it for a
Do enjoy it for a change. It puts me in mind of a tobacco I have smoked in the past but can't figure it out for sure. Maybe Edgeworth.
5 out of 5
I like it better than
I like it better than the original Best Of The Rest. Both are good. I just like the english better.
5 out of 5
best english
I think that this has become my favorite English blend.
4 out of 5
Best of Rest a Good all day smoke
Best of the rest is a great way to spend a day its all around good smoke
5 out of 5
Great Buy
Very good tasting, and pleasant to the smell. Everyone in the room likes the aroma. There is no bite and is great for anytime of the day
4 out of 5
Surprisingly Very Good
For a discount tobacco this stuff very good. Not to heavy on the latakia but you know it's there. There are a ton of latakia based blends out there and none of them can give you quality like this at such a low price. I'll reorder this forever. Exceptional value.
3 out of 5
Burns a little on the
Burns a little on the hot side for me.Packs good, price good,aroma good.
1 out of 5
Buy something else!
This is the worst tobacco I have ever received from Pipes and Cigars. I have been smoking English for over 25 years and my 43 year old son for over 10 years. We both find that we can't smoke this stuff. It burns the inside of my mouth and tongue. It should be called "Bite of the Rest." I called about it and was told that my comments would be noted. Now they are.
5 out of 5
Make your own choice when you try and let folks know.
Just got 4 bags of the best of the rest and when I order again I will try the new English.
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