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Catalog Special - Sal's Staff Pick - $1.00 Off John Bull Pouch! 

English blends containing the mysterious and smoky tobacco, Latakia, have long been a mainstay among pipe smokers, and nothing is more emblematic of England than John Bull. A true connoisseur’s delight, this supremely cool and smooth mixture uses tamed flue-cured tobaccos, mellow and nutty Burley, a touch of black Cavendish for a subtle sweetness and the star of the blend, magnificent Cyprian Latakia. The result is a well-behaved, all-day mixture that is ultra-flavorful but never overbearing. It’s exceedingly rare to find this kind of premier blend in a pouch, but John Bull is anything but ordinary.

Sal's Staff Pick - POUCHES - I enjoy variety in my pipe tobacco and, of course, I like to save money. That's why Erin Go Bragh, C'est La Vie, and John Bull are in my rotation. Here are two smooth aromatics and one English blend that are priced so low that they could easily become your favorites. 

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Overall Rating 4.42 out of 5 Based on 33 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “John Bull”

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5 out of 5
chompy, mellow
smooth, rich, dark, not too offensive. truly a "well-behaved" taste! my professor loves it too
4 out of 5
Pleasant surprise
Given the price point I wasn't expecting much. After all usually you get what you pay for. However, this was different for once. I thoroughly enjoyed this English blend. It had just the right amount of Latakia to impress but not overwhelm.
5 out of 5
good natural taste
5 out of 5
A must try
This is a mild-medium Latakia blend that you can smoke all day without that Latakia bomb effect. Probably helps that there is no perique or oriental. And the price is a plus.
4 out of 5
Smoother English Blend and the price is right
I'm an old Balkin/English blend smoker but lately my go to blends have been tasting like " Latakia Bombs". John Bull is lighter and smoother without being bland. Might be the fact there is no perique and burley has been added plus less latakia. Recommended!
4 out of 5
Smooth smoke
Very smooth smoke. Will purchase again.
4 out of 5
happy again
John bull is a very good english style tobacco. Mellow, cool change of pace from some of the other english blends I smoke. Will order again.
2 out of 5
Taste not anything like described.
I bought this pouch of pipe tobacco over a year ago with the John Bull (2-fer)cigar combo due to the description of its flavor characteristics and after trying it a few times, I just don't get anything but a strong rubber tire flavor. I even tried to put some of it into a milder tobacco to give it a little flavor... Its way too overpowering. The cigars flavor however is just ok, lacking really.
5 out of 5
John Bull Royal English in a pouch
I had smoked alot of frog morton on the bayou but i believe this john bull is a much better tobacco i like the creamyness but it does burn hoter.
5 out of 5
john bull checks all the boxes
perfect English blend what with the earthy mossy aroma and taste. comes packed tight in the pouch. this blend rocks for all day enjoyment. no harshness near the end of bowl. just good smoke
2 out of 5
Haven't found what i'm looking for....Yet!
I didn't care much for this tobacco,I found it to smoke dry.I gave it a try,but just not what i'm looking for.
4 out of 5
My favorite....
I've only been smoking a pipe for a few years so I have limited experience and have pretty unsophisticated tastes but this is my favorite tobacco. I smoke it in the evening with my arthritis medication (2 fingers of Bourbon) and keep a couple of months worth on hand for the occasional shortages.
3 out of 5
Decent English blend
Not bad. It's best enjoyed in a briar that smokes cool. Not good with delayed gratification. Far to ashtray like. Decent. Won't buy more.
5 out of 5
Give this bull a ride!
Another winner for English lovers.For the price of this pouch you get a lot of value for your money.Nice and smooth smoke that has zero bite.All favors shine thru with a terrific balance.Smoked in a cob is a great way to go,didn't burn hot at all.For the price you won't find a better english blend.
4 out of 5
nice tobacco
very good
5 out of 5
Delicate Seasoning
JB is my last smoke of the day. Very settling like a fine wine. Seasoned delicately with just enough of a bit of latakia to not be so overwhelming.
5 out of 5
john bull
i enjoyed it very was really smooth.and very aeromatic
1 out of 5
wasn't for me
wasn't for me
5 out of 5
Very Nice Light English
This is a nice change of pace from the heavier Latakia blends. Smooth all the way to a fine grey ash. Would buy again to keep in the rotation when wanting a lighter Latakia smoke.
5 out of 5
Worth the wait
Found this tobacco as part of a multi pack deal. Bought more then it was discontinued. Waited patiently and it came back
5 out of 5
Try it, you'll Like It!
The very first thing one will notice about this extraordinary tobacco is the “tin” note. With the Virginia and bit of Latakia, it definitely smells like a toned down smokey, leathery Dunhill Nightcap, which is enticing. The second thing one will see is that it is a beautifully colored tobacco; light and airy, with a very very fine ribbon cut, and perfect moisture content. All this makes this lovely blend very easy to pack and keep coolly lit, with a central smoldering ember. Even if well tamped, it maintains a pleasant, extremely flavorful and deeply satisfying, easy draw. It is not at all harsh and there is no tongue bite, even if you tend to chug hard. The natural sweetness from the Virginia leaf and touch of toasted Cavendish, with that bit of Latakia, awaits the wise person who decides to give this outstanding pouched tobacco a try.
4 out of 5
Definitely Worth A Try
For a tobacco that is sold in a pouch I think John Bull is an excellent tobacco. The label has British like terms and touts it as "A Royal English," and "A Proper English," and those may be slight overstatements. Yet, there is not a lot of detectable flavorings in this except a very small amount of Latakia, and a bit of what seems like toasted Cavendish. So, at least from my understanding its not an aromatic. There is a lot to like about this tobacco. It packs and smokes easily and cool, with a good draw, and is flavorful and satisfying, with a nice room note. This is definitely worth a try. Get yourself a pouch or two and give it a go. You may well be glad you did.
5 out of 5
Wife not a fan.
John Bull is a nice smoking tobacco that I will buy again, however, the wife wasn't a fan. I usually smoke this when I'm alone.
5 out of 5
Loved it.
Loved it. Too bad it's no longer available. Great English tobacco.
5 out of 5
Loved it. Affordable and tasty. It's a gentle English; but, give it a try! I will reorder this tobacco.
5 out of 5
Excellent Blend
Love this tobacco. Can't seem to smoke enough of it. LOL
5 out of 5
One of my Favorites
An excellent tobacco. Very smooth and fragrant. This is my late evening choice.
5 out of 5
Very smooth even when inhaling! Superbly priced!
5 out of 5
John Bull
I have just smoked one bowl of it, but I'm enjoying it greatly. Nice blend stays lit for me better than others blends I've tried.
5 out of 5
A nice smoke
Primarily a cavendish smoker, but sometimes you just need a change. Experimented with a couple English blends and settled on John Bull. It's a nice smoke, not heavy or overbearing and there is just enough Latakia in it to make it interesting.
5 out of 5
John Bull pipe tobacco is
John Bull pipe tobacco is a very nice blend that for me has a little of everything in flavor, quality and price, in my opinion it is an all day pipe tobacco to be savored and at the price is a no brainer.
5 out of 5
Always pleased
I have always gotten great service and good products from P&C.
5 out of 5
very nice tobacco
i got the sampler. came in the mail this morning got home from work wife had it on the coffee table waiting for me. the pipe i got was a full bent looks and smoked great. the tool all ready had one but 2 is even better. the tobacco. never had an english blend before im use aeromatics i really like aeromatics my wife loves then especially the vanilla custered that p&c has. but when i lit up my first bowl of john bull loved it. right away i could taste the spiciness. strong after smell like someone said in here but all around a very good tobacco. will be buying more of it for my rotation.
Customer Testimonials
I bought the Latakia Lovers Staff Sampler and John Bull was my second bowl of the group. I was curious on whether not a pouch tobacco could capture my taste buds.... well..... It is a very good English Latakia tobacco. I was pleasantly surprised and I will keep some John Bull in my rotation.
I'd give John Bull a 7 out of 10. Latakia is on the light side for me but still an enjoyable smoke. At less than $5 a pouch, an outstanding deal. John Bull is easily the best pouch tobacco I've tried so far. If you are not a fan of aromatics but want a pouch of tobacco to throw in a bag, John Bull fits the bill nicely. I plan on taking a pouch of John Bull with me to Sturgis this year. When touring on a motorcycle; space is at a premium. I can leave my mason jars of Mississippi River and other blends at home (the jars take up a lot of saddle bag room). A pouch of John Bull in my vest pocket will provide me a fine smoke in a portable package. A much better option than buying an overpriced pouch of aromatic tobacco from a gas station when I get to South Dakota.
I strongly agree with a previous review, pouch note smelled like peppered sausage. This was my first experience with English style tobacco. I will probably stick with aromatics because the ladies like them. It was pleasant though.
I got this tobacco in the IPSD set I picked up and absolutely love it. I have not smoked a great many tobaccos but this one is my favorite to date. I will definitely smoke more of this in the years to come!
OK...Seriously what is up with this tobacco? I am not a fan of pouch tobaccos to begin with but for some reason picked this up and it seriously impressed me! The smell of the pouch is delicious, the flavor is full and well balanced, the room note is mildly aromatic, the burn is steady and cool and even the freaken ghosting on my pipe was awesome! I still can't believe I am saying this, but I am buying some more...uhmmm, a few more!
I got this in the great sampler I bought here and it easily compares with the other English I have had. The pouch was fresh!
Great blend, no bite. Ready to smoke out of the pouch. Add a little "blending latakia" to it for the perfect tweak.
Mild, mild, mild. Taste and strength. Excellent flavor but I'd like a bit more. Good introduction to the English blends without being overpowered.
Good blend. Very different spice wise then im use to, but in a good way. Good smoking but strong after smell
I recently saw this tobacco was buy one pouch, get one free so I figured I would give it a try. Being a relatively new pipe smoker, this was my first English blend. If other English's are as good and as cheap as this one, I will buy nothing but for now on.
Very light english blend. Faint trace of latakia. Not bad for an OTC blend, but a bit too mild for my taste. I mixed it with C&D 412 Billy Budd in a glass mason jar to pick it up a notch or two.
This was my first Latakia blend. The initial smell out of the package made me think that I had purchased some peppered sausage. I'm not sure if this is typical for heavy Latakia blends, but that was what I got from it. Eventually I tried it out and got a wonderful sweet, chocolatey taste with just a hint of spice at the end of the puff. Tasted great with a strong, but nice after taste. Didn't necessarily leave me smelling nice though. The next few times I tried it it was either love it or hate it. I suppose that for my first Latakia tobacco it was good. Would probably buy it again.