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Best of the Rest Pipe Tobacco

Best of the Rest has been a best-seller on P&C for years. We gather together tobaccos that are left over from when we weight out bulks and blend them together to create an aromatic blend that changes constantly. Best of all, you get a full pound for just a hair over a buck an ounce. Save big and stretch your budget with Best of the Rest.

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Overall Rating 4.49 out of 5 Based on 57 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Best of the Rest Pipe Tobacco”

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4 out of 5
the price is right
tasted pretty good, when u factor in the price it tastes great. it has a little bite
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest Best of all
Best of the Rest is a smooth smoking product
4 out of 5
Best of the Rest
Not bad tobacco! I did have to add some Black Cavendish to this because the burly was biting. It smoked pretty cool afterwards.
4 out of 5
Very good but not what it used to be.
Oh, for the good old days! When best of the rest was the made from the leftovers from the mixing table and different each time you ordered! While it is still good and a good value (I order regularly) it is consistent and not a surprise anymore. I guess that's what has too happen when something get too popular to be made in small batches.
5 out of 5
Good bargain
Good tobacco good price fun flavors
5 out of 5
Good on its own
It is a good tobacco on its own. I would advise not adding anything to it. Bought four bags a few months back and really liked it.
5 out of 5
For the most part I
For the most part I love it
1 out of 5
Have had much better from P&C
Zero taste. Shredded to death. Burned hot and fast.
5 out of 5
BOTR: great quality, great price.
I don't believe BOTR is really a hodgepodge of tobacco, it's too evenly cut and blended and each order had been identical. Many products out there are marketed as "seconds" or "surplus" when in fact they are manufactured for such marketing. That being said, I tried it and love it, and will definitely buy again. It seems to be a high quality, it's very aromatic and flavorful and absolutely no bite. At a pound for this price, you cannot go wrong. Happy piping, all!
5 out of 5
best of the rest
smokes good plan to buy more
5 out of 5
Very pleased
Deff will order again.
5 out of 5
Great product fantastic price and
Great product fantastic price and the shipping was resonable and right on time Thanks
5 out of 5
PIPE TOBACCO
I ALWAYS ORDER “THE BEST OF THE REST” AND PERHAPS ANOTHER PIPE TOBACCO TO SWITCH TO. I ALSO LIKE THE DECATUR PIPE CLEANERS AND THE MEDICO FILTERS. THANK YOU.
5 out of 5
Best of the rest
Excellent tobacco!. I would recommend this tobacco to any pipe smoker.
5 out of 5
Pretty decent
For the price this is really nice, would expect to pay more for tobacco this good. Thanks P&C you folks are great, R
4 out of 5
Wife pleaser
Bit more aro than I usually smoke but the wife likes it, she says it makes her think of Girl Scout Cookies thin mints
4 out of 5
Wife pleaser
I generally prefer English but thought I would give this a try. Not bad, my wife likes it, says it smells lie Girl Scout Thin Mints.
5 out of 5
Enjoyable!
Got my first bag yesterday. Nice aroma and flavor; stringy vanilla & other like blends, without a tongue bite. Enjoyable.
5 out of 5
REALLY A GOOD TOBACCO
I BOUGHT THREE BAGS OF THIS AND BEGAN MIXING MOST OF THIS IN JARS WITH OTHER TINS. BEEN USING IT MOSTLY FOR SEEING HOW LONG I CAN USE IT. TO MY SURPRISE IT SEEMS TO GET BETTER WITH AGE. I GOT ABOUT A BAG STILL LEFT.
5 out of 5
Great buy
Tried it out a couple years ago and liked it so much it's the only one I buy now. Try to buy early in the week because it seems to include lighter blends as opposed to the dark that tends to burn.
5 out of 5
BEST OF THE REST.
I have found this to be one of the best, smoothest smoke and flavor I have tried. I prefer Vanilla Cavendish in any brand with a strong vanilla aroma.
5 out of 5
Best of the rest.
I will always have some on hand. Great flavor. Great price.
4 out of 5
pretty good
pretty good
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest
My husband really enjoys the smoke.He gets compliments from everyone.I enjoy the aroma in the house.
5 out of 5
BEST OF THE REST
VERY GOOD LIKED THE CHANGE FROM LANE Q1
5 out of 5
I like to create my
I like to create my own blends. Best of the Rest represents a quality tobacco at a reasonable price that I use for my base blending tobacco.
4 out of 5
Good
It was very nice, but nothing really special. I enjoyed it and have smoked it all, but would probably not buy it again.
5 out of 5
Great stuff!
It's been a few years since I last tried BofTR and this is a terrific batch. More like a regular blend than a mix of leftovers, a nice surprise. Apparently it now comes direct from Lane. If you're looking for a working in the garage (but quality) smoke this is a fine choice. Can't beat the $$!
5 out of 5
Best of the rest
Perfect thanks
5 out of 5
Inexpensive doesn’t mean cheap
Mild smooth smoking tobacco at a reasonable price.
3 out of 5
No the quality I had come to expect...
When this was actually the "best of the rest" when Russ was blending, I received some very good blends. Never quite the same - but always good, and usually tending toward the natural English type of smoke. The last two orders - I have received "commercial bags" of cheap tobacco - not terrible, but far from the quality I had grown to expect. Will be looking for a better "cheap" smoke.
1 out of 5
Make your purchase with GREAT caution!
The very first 16 oz bag I had was great. I was happy as all get out! I rationed it out over a 4 month period just so I could thoroughly enjoy at special times. I was so impressed, I ordered two one-pound bags. Wow. Both bags were totally different and both "terrible". One bag was very dark and woody. Stems were present in every pinch. The taste and aroma were close to what I assume Alfalfa would taste like. Totally unsatisfactory. It bit my tongue with a pain similar to a staple inserted. The second bag was a lighter blend and yes the taste was similar to a very bad cigar! It was only after that that I was informed how it was collected and what it was. Read the description very carefully, that is my caution.
5 out of 5
great find.
This is a premium tobacco at a fire sale price. I'll be ordering again.
5 out of 5
Not bad
Very little tongue bite if you know what your doing, good taste.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
This is my second order and enjoying a good smoke again.
3 out of 5
Best of the Rest Review
Not as good, and more expensive, than it used to be. But it's as good as I can afford.
5 out of 5
Always got the right product
Always got the right product and very quickly
5 out of 5
None better than "Best of the Rest"
On my THIRD order of "Best of the Rest". Have tried over 30 samples of other product. Some of the best, ones I like, are Captains Blacks Varieties. None of them are better than "Best of The Rest ! If you blend it you spoil it. Only one other comes cloase and that is Captain Black's Bronz. Having said that, it (Bronz) is much more costly. Best of the REST is now my ONLY brand.
4 out of 5
Great price ... good smoke
For 16oz of quality tobacco this is a great deal ... better than average smoke for sure ...
5 out of 5
Best of The Rest
Currently smoking my fourth order of BOTR. I really appreciate the new packaging. The first two orders arrived in their simple zip top bags, and were horrible dry. Once properly hydrated, they smoked very nice. With the new packaging, the tobacco arrives very moist, and smokeable immediately. I was a little hesitant in the beginning, with the first order, figuring the quality might be a bit underwhelming. I was SO wrong. Its been a good, all-day smoke. Great flavor, and aroma. This won't be my last order for BOTR! And again, I love the new packaging.
5 out of 5
A GREAT go to treat!
By far the Best shredded blend ever. It is my main smoke, mild, flavorful and aromatic.
4 out of 5
Great buy
Got my package today, delivered day earlier than expected. Upon opening the box, I got note of chocolate 1st, which was surprising considering I had 6 oz of Latakia blends in same box. I have tried 1 bowl so far. NIce room note, easy burning down to fine white ash. Little more of an Aro than I usually smoke but will plan on buying again. Great price and the Mrs. likes the room note even though she described it as thin mints (Girlscout cookies).
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest
Good smoke, good variety, good price
5 out of 5
Best of the Rest Review
Not my first experience with this mixed base pipe tobacco. Every batch has been slightly different but every time "very tasty" and in good condition. The price is very reasonable as well. Try a pound with an open mind and enjoy. Steve Bentonville Arkansas
5 out of 5
Good smoke for the price
A well balanced smoke with the right mix of sweet and buttery, with a little heat thrown in. I prefer the ribbon cut and find this blend better than any drugstore brand. I'll continue buying if it stays this good!
4 out of 5
The best period !
Every bag i tried was just as good - or better than other economy brands i tried. Had several bags that were just as good as the high priced brand names. Best table scraps i ever had !
4 out of 5
The price is Right!
The price is right! What I got looks like ribbon cut Virginia with a good dose of Vanilla. Can't detect any other tobaccos in this bag. It does have good flavor and it burns to a light gray ash. It is a little moist straight out of the bag. I'm thinking this is made up of not so much end of the day as it is the machine cutting of one particular tobacco. That being said, if the bags were consistently like this one, it would still be a super bargain.
5 out of 5
I've bought 2 bags and
I've bought 2 bags and so far it's been great. Looking forward to buying more in the future.
5 out of 5
Best for all purposes.
Great. Totally love this mild, aromatic, tasty blend. Highly recommend!
4 out of 5
Try It, You'll Like It !
Trying this was a superb pleasure. Mild, mellow and aromatic. Burns slow and consistent. I was surprised about the price for the one pound as it fit the budget while providing hours of enjoyment.
5 out of 5
Best of the rest
I got this tobacco and it tasted kind of chocolatey and nutty and you could tell it was a mix of different tobaccos. Every bowl was great from the time I lit a bowl to the time it was ashes!! Sucks that it changes though😕 the blend I got would be what I always buy!! But I'm sure knowing pipes and cigars, that every bag is descent!! Very happy to have found this tobacco!! Thanks p&c for making tobacco for people who can't afford expensive tobacco!!
4 out of 5
A pound of balance burn and mild.
Very mild with a pleasing Aroma. Good burn and light ash. Worth more than the current price.
5 out of 5
Best od ALL the rest!
Best tobacco available for the price. Great burn, easy pack and fantastic aroma.!
5 out of 5
Was looking for a rock but found a diamond.
Was looking for an everyday blend, just to be available but never expected this flavorful, even burning gem of tobacco.
4 out of 5
Best of the rest
First time purchasing BOR, could not wait to try it. Looks like ribbon cut Virginia, plus? Smokes nice a very slight bite, still enjoyable. That is the reason 4 stars. Super fast delivery, ordered tues. received on fri. WOW! P&C is back in the groove. Super!
5 out of 5
Great blend
The bag I received about week ago is just what was hoping for. It smokes great. The variety of tones is perfect. My everyday tobacco has been CARTER HALL years, but I may have switch to this. I have tried it in my briars, meerschaums, and my corncobs (I have about 30 pipes).
2 out of 5
What's happening here.
I liked the Best of the Rest when I felt it was actually what it was said to be-left over or unlabeled tobacco. This bag has all the earmarks of farming the task out to a third party and seems to mainly consist of long shredded cigarette tobacco. I'll try this once more, but if it's the same product I'll jut order something else.
Customer Testimonials
Absolutely love the batch of "best of the rest" I got about a week and a half ago. I have about 10 oz. of it in a large jar aging, and 6 oz. of it in a bag that I smoke regularly. Really enjoyed this tobacco right out of the gate, and can't wait to see how it ages! This is my first time aging tobacco, so fingers crossed!
I have been searching for a everyday blend and best of rest is it I love it and great price to thank you P&C for such a great bargain this is my everyday smoke now on A++
B of Rest, 2nd reveiw. I mixed B of R with VIR GOLD BUTTERED RUM 50 50 and lo & behold I got a slight english blend. I did the mix twice. Same results, happy
I received my 1st order of Best of the Rest, but not my last. It was cool , stayed lited, and I make it my #1 choice. When I get low I will reorder and hope for the best.
Ordered some knowing the variable nature, aromatic with a decent amount of Cherry, but of more underlying complexity than a drugstore blend. Little bite though somewhat moist. Would make a decent blend for daily use if you enjoyed an aromatic. Put it in a jar and I'll revisit it in a week or two.
Not bad, batch I got mostly a Virginia, burley, and cavendish blend with a bit of cherry, but at the same time not like straight cherry. Very pleasant room note. Smoked slow in a meerschaum, didn't have any bite. Usually use a cherrywood but figured I'd use a different one in case it came up a bit moist. I put it in a jar and I'll revisit it in a week or so. I'll order again in a month or two, if it's drastically different I'll jar it again, if similar I'll combine them and intersperse it with others for variety. Price is right, I didn't have any objections with it.
I like my bag. Overtones of liquor and fruit but nothing specific jumps out at you. Then in the background you pick up a little spice, some smokiness. Smokes good. Tastes good. Keeps getting better the longer it sits in the jar. Wife always comments on the aroma when I smoke a bowl. Thumbs up.
I dont know what to say about this one. When I 1st opened it it smelled like crap. So I put it up until I needed a smoke. To my surprise the tobaccos' great. Now that being said I might have just got lucky but with the price I say just try and see what you get.
It is a overall good blend the room note well don't know at all I'm not allowed to smoke in the house. My wife don't want me to smoke in the house. Some she doesn't care about most of the time it I need to go outside. For the price one can't go wrong to stock up and can always trade for something better or add to it to make the taste better.
This is a great tobacco for me since I like Aromatic and English blends. This smokes with a lot of flavor since the Aromatic blends fall short on the flavor side. Burns well to the bottom and stays lit. This is great with a cold beer. Will order a pound next time.
well I think stuff taste like a cigar did not like the taste at all.
What a fantastic deal! I am about to order my second pound.
I'm sure the upcoming holiday has a lot to do with the mixture I received, but I am really pleased with my order. It arrived very moist and needed some drying time, it had a wonderful aroma and minimal relights. I will not be afraid to order this on a regular basis.
Good value. Always a different variety.
An okay blend, once it dries for a few days. I stick to Latikia, and I was expecting at least some in my "off the countertop left-overs," but the label that says "Best of the Rest" was stuck over another sticker that read "Aromatic Blend".....not my first choice. If I would have known I was getting a straight aromatic blend, I would have passed it up, not saying that I didn't expect a lot of scraps to be aromatic, just not the Whole bag. Overall, not a bad smoke, and very flavorful......but I do feel like I was possibly given the wrong product, just relabeled and moved off the shelf.
Not bad, but a little rough.
I have bought two pounds of this. The first pound was kinda like lane 1Q with some latakia thrown in and I liked it. A good everyday smoke and good to blend with. The second pound I just received smells amazing and tastes like rum with hints of chocolate, burns white, no bite..very good.
I decided to try a pound of this stuff with my second pipes & cigars order. I'm new to pipe smoking, and have only smoked aromatics, and some Christmas cheer. When I got this package in the mail it smelled so spicy that I literally had to take it to the garage because it was giving me a headache. I considered giving it away, but decided to jar it and see what a little time would do. I came back 5 months later, and it is great! The overwhelming Perique or Latakia or whatever it was, has really mellowed out. It's now one of my favorites. I can't believe I was going to get rid of it. I'm looking forward to buying another pound and seeing what kind of surprise I'm in for.
Blend varies but the best value for quantity.
Varies but generally very good. Good value!
I'm going to stock up, if your looking for a great smoke either for all day, morning, afternoon or evening, this is one to have on hand all the time. Smooth, no bite, great room note, awesome taste. Its just like Forest Gump said: its like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you'll get, its all good. I hope they keep it going and the price is GREAT.
This stuff is nice. a cheap way to fill up your "I'm too broke to buy more tobacco, at least I have this" cellar. It smokes well and is different every time you order. a good bang for your buck.
First let me say I am happy for those who have received wonder blends as the reviews say. My expereince had been different. Never, ever again will I buy this stuff. I've bought it twice and both times it was aweful. I know the old saying holds true, "You get what you pay for". Even at this low price it is not worth the money to me
I got either pink lemonade or cotton candy. It's good.
Surpisingly even. A little of this and a little of that seems to balance the flavors out nicely, if you're an epicurean with butterfly-like appetites like me. If your mantra is "variety is the spice of life" then give this a try. Nice thing is, no two batches are the same. At this price you have very little to lose and lots to trade away.
A very good, if a bit generic, tobacco. Smokes incredibly smooth with zero tongue bite. The room note is unoffensive. It is a light aromatic with a very slightly sweet taste. Would absolutely recommend for anyone who is just starting out with pipe smoking and wants to get the hang of it before trying much more expensive and finicky blends.
When I first tasted my bag of Best of the Rest I thought it was so weird that I couldn’t smoke it. I smoked it the next time and it was wonderful. I really enjoyed the flavors in it and the sweetness. I will buy it again.
Just received my first Best of the Rest order! A pleasant aroma when I opened the bag, nothing really standing out maybe a hint of vanilla. Using it to break in my new Falcon pipe that I received with this order. So far it has been most enjoyable, packs easily, stays lit and burns down to a nice white ash. Will be ordering more!
Ordered 4lbs. Excellent buy,stores well,smokes well. Thanks PipesandCigars.com. CornCob, Mt Ida,Ar
$14.95 per pound!!! I just received a pound of Best of the Rest. Not a bad mixture and for the price, I will purchase a pound or two with all of my future orders.
Like to see a little more gold colored tobacco, but overall A+
Very good, I have ordered this a few times and have not been disappointed. Plus, the mixes are always a nice surprise.
I'm very happy with the bag I got. The flavor is excellent, it packs nicely, and stays lit. I won't hesitate to buy it again and see what I get.