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Sir Walter Raleigh Regular


Sir Walter Raleigh Regular is a cross-cut tobacco made with rich but mellow Burley. Popular since 1927, this is definitely an all-day type of blend with a pleasant aroma, and good, solid tobacco flavor. There are hints of anise and molasses in the taste, but the primary notes are chocolate and nuts which come from the Burley itself.  See for yourself why this eminently affordable blend is the go-to for so many pipe enthusiasts for so long, and you know that you'll save even more on Sir Walter Raleigh Regular with P&C's everyday low prices.


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Overall Rating4.52 out of 5 Based on 178 Ratings

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4 out of 5
Difficult to stay lit but
Difficult to stay lit but overall good
5 out of 5
Great tasting burns even every
Great tasting burns even every time moist and fresh would reccomend
5 out of 5
Very smooth tobacco
Very smooth tobacco
5 out of 5
excellent smoke have used it
excellent smoke have used it for years.
4 out of 5
Light and mildly aromatic.
Light and mildly aromatic.
5 out of 5
Nice straight flavor a great
Nice straight flavor a great all day every day smoke
5 out of 5
The old standard. Always cool
The old standard. Always cool and smooth
5 out of 5
I like it a lot.
I like it a lot. A mellow, old time blend with a very nice roomnote. I am a fan of this type of tobacco.
5 out of 5
I mix SWR 50/50 with
I mix SWR 50/50 with SWR aromatic. One of my favorites now.
4 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
I loved this pipe tobacco!
I has been many years since I had smoked Sir Walter Raleigh, and the aroma on opening the can brought back memories! Both the pouch and can are well sealed and the tobacco was very moist, but I had forgotten how good it smokes. Lane 1-Q and Sir Walter Raleigh are now my favorite pipe tobaccos. My wife says it smells better than any other pipe tobacco I have smoked. I like the cut, easily fills the bowl. Honestly I think this is better pipe tobacco than it was 50 years ago, smooth, cool, tastes great.
4 out of 5
Smoother than the aromatic variety.
Smoother than the aromatic variety. Smokes clean with not a lot of flavor. I mix some of my richer burleys with it to amp up the flavor. I'll also try it with cherry, vanilla and other naturally flavored tobaccos in my pipe.
4 out of 5
Very good lower cost pipe
Very good lower cost pipe tobacco.
5 out of 5
SWR was an old every
SWR was an old every day all day favorite 30 yrs ago and when I took up a pipe anew, I went back to SWR as my go to smoke. The blend is a perfect balance for aroma, taste and ease of draw.
5 out of 5
Classic
Burley like it should be
5 out of 5
I enjoy this pipe tobacco.
I enjoy this pipe tobacco. The room note wasn't particularly special. The aroma was mild. The tobacco burns well. The taste is fine. I would buy it again.
5 out of 5
Always like this Pipe Tobacco
Always like this Pipe Tobacco
4 out of 5
Nice old-time smoke without a
Nice old-time smoke without a lot of complexity and heavy blending. A refreshing break from my usual selections and a nostalgic return to my first years of pipe smoking.
4 out of 5
Easy puff. Smoke not overwhelming.
Easy puff. Smoke not overwhelming.
5 out of 5
Old-School Favorite
Nest to Prince Albert, this is one of my all-time favorites. It has a little more Virginia added. There is still that subtle liquor top-note, but much more subdued in this STG version. I do wish the cut was more cube like the older version, but the smoke is still full and the flavor is nice. Not an aromatic unless you like the smell of natural tobacco.
5 out of 5
Deserted Island Blend
Pretty much perfect right out of the pouch. A tad dry. Smokes smooth and slow and tastes just like i hoped. This will be in my everyday smoke rotation for years to come. A classic and now i know why. Its forgiving and has no spicyness. Truely the quintessential smoke for me. Ive been smoking a pipe on and off for 5 years. this is the first pipe tobacco i would recommend to any beginner
5 out of 5
Just plain 'ol good baccy!
Just plain 'ol good baccy!
5 out of 5
50 yrs smoking raleigh ,
50 yrs smoking raleigh , enough said
4 out of 5
Yes Sir Walter
SWR-regular is a true classic. The molasses & anise take the lead with overtones of cocoa in the background. Of course, the burley adds a nutty flavor as well. As I love variety, I will continue to try tobaccos & blends from all parts of the world. I will, however; continue to return to the simple blends that I smoked and enjoyed as a 19 year old boy following in my Dad’s footsteps. Enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Just like what grandpa smoked back I’m the day. Mellow, smoke it all day. No bite. Pleasant aroma. Great value. Highly recommend it for the budget minded.
5 out of 5
Wonderful value. Great old steady
Wonderful value. Great old steady smoke.
4 out of 5
Simply Stated
It’s just a good tobacco to smoke. It’s been around for a long time for a reason. I remember my grandfathers generation smoking this. It brings back good memories.
4 out of 5
little strong for me
little strong for me
5 out of 5
A favorite for 3 generations in my family
Good taste. Pleasant room note. Liked by non-smokers mostly. Easy to pack and light. Less residue than many. name brands. Nonaromatic burley.
5 out of 5
I have used Sir Walter
I have used Sir Walter for 60 years . it is always mild and I have many complements on the aroma and smoke.
4 out of 5
consistent
long time pipe smoker i lile it
5 out of 5
Dottle Breath
Great all day burley. Been in my rotation, along with many others, since the 1970s. Mostly smoke it straight, but sometimes I blend with a bit of red Virginia.
5 out of 5
fast delivery ervice
fast delivery ervice
5 out of 5
I enjoy S W R
I enjoy S W R for flavor. Also no bite
4 out of 5
Oldtimer
Nice old timer smoke, but, not very interesting in the flavor department. I use it for a change of pace every now and then.
5 out of 5
Sir walter Raleigh
Just a great smoke as always.
5 out of 5
This is the tobacco my
This is the tobacco my dad smoked. Of course, when I was a kid I thought it just smelled good. As an adult I realized he was on to a smooth, mellow pipe tobacco. Thanks, dad!
5 out of 5
SWR rocks!
Fabulous otc smoke!!
5 out of 5
Such prompt service! You spoil
Such prompt service! You spoil me. Time to reorder …
5 out of 5
Outstanding
Outstanding
5 out of 5
Always good!
Always good!
4 out of 5
Took a few bowls, but
Took a few bowls, but I am liking this more and more.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh is a good example of the old pipe tobaccos that have survived the test of time
introduced to me by my Dad, it has been my favorite ever since...
5 out of 5
The tobacco is among the
The tobacco is among the best blends in the market. It's been proven over and over again. Thank you for your excellent service.
5 out of 5
I have been smoking sir
I have been smoking sir walter Raleigh tobacco for over 70 yrs. I want smoke anything else.
5 out of 5
Great flavor. Solid service as
Great flavor. Solid service as well.
5 out of 5
Another classic burley tobacco. Cant
Another classic burley tobacco. Cant go wrong
5 out of 5
Blend excellent, puff couldn't be
Blend excellent, puff couldn't be better. Nuttiness is smooth.
3 out of 5
It’s okay
It’s okay
5 out of 5
Reminds me of my Dad.
Reminds me of my Dad. A beautiful memory
5 out of 5
Smooth. Doesn’t burn too hot.
Smooth. Doesn’t burn too hot.
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Good stuff
5 out of 5
Great
Thank you cut semi bite great smoke
5 out of 5
Great semi spicy codger blend.
Great semi spicy codger blend.
5 out of 5
Like the new packaging, same
Like the new packaging, same great tobacco.
5 out of 5
I'm a beginner trying out
I'm a beginner trying out different tobaccos. This wasn't bad.
3 out of 5
Trying to replace Prince Albert.
Trying to replace Prince Albert. This is not a replacement,
5 out of 5
Outstanding old time tobacco.
This is a very old tobacco. Never tire of it Great room note, I have used this tobacco for 50 years. Also Prince Albert, carter hall, velvet, half and half, Pipes and cigars have the best price , they always have it it stock. This is the best place to buy your pipes and tobacco.
4 out of 5
Nice tasting good aroma. Almost
Nice tasting good aroma. Almost as good as Prince Albert.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh
This is an all time classic burley found here. It offers a great naturally nutty flavor without bite. The aroma and smell of this blend are nice and cozy. You can't go wrong with SWR. And the place to get it is at pipes and cigars. Fast shipping and great selection of pipe tobacco and Cigars and of course accessories.
5 out of 5
My favorite for 50 years
My favorite for 50 years and I still prefer it
5 out of 5
Very smooth
Very smooth
4 out of 5
like old codger blends
like old codger blends
3 out of 5
I like it, aside from
I like it, aside from a bit of bite. My wife, however, dislikes the room note, won't allow it in the house.
5 out of 5
Tastes exactly how tobacco should.
Tastes exactly how tobacco should. If you're not looking for anything specific, you'll do just fine here!
5 out of 5
Great customer service and knowledge
Great customer service and knowledge of products. Fair shipping cost.
5 out of 5
Smooth smoke, no smell, no
Smooth smoke, no smell, no lingering stink and no bite or burn. Excellent smoke. Tried a pouch and bought the big can
5 out of 5
Great blend. No bite.
Great blend. No bite.
5 out of 5
Classic Pipe Tobacco
Fifty plus years since I used to smoke it, but I've taken a shine to it again.
5 out of 5
I love it!
I love it!
5 out of 5
Been using this tobacco for
Been using this tobacco for over 50 years and mix with other tobaccos. This is my base tobacco and is always fresh and a good smoke.
5 out of 5
Really Good!!
For a OTC, this is a really good smoke. Sweet and mild... This is a must have on the shelf!!!!
4 out of 5
Its ok but not great.
Its ok but not great.
5 out of 5
very mild, stays lit.
very mild, stays lit.
5 out of 5
Tried and True
Like a good friend, it never lets you down.
4 out of 5
Very Good Burley indeed!
I’ve been piping for 50 years and I am now an ardent Burley smoker. I’ve tried SWR several times in the past and just never really got it - until today. Sutliff Ready Rubbed is far and away my favorite pure burley but one always needs a change up and I went to my 14 oz tub of SWR, filled a pipe and smoked. This time it hit me and I smoked two large bowls. This will now be a regular smoke for me. It is hardly aromatic. The topping is applied with a gentle hand but there is just enough sweetness to overcome burley bitter and enough cocoa to enhance the burley natural cocoa taste. The tin note smells of some kind of liquor that doesn’t come out in the smoking. It isn’t as nuanced as Ready Rubbed but it really is a great smoke. Packs easily, lights easily, isn’t wet, and isn’t a fast burner. I recommend this rather highly. Also has a beautiful room note.
5 out of 5
Try any tobacco you like;
Try any tobacco you like; but this is where you'll end up. Been smoking it for 67 years!
5 out of 5
He really enjoys the taste
He really enjoys the taste !!!!
4 out of 5
I Recommend Trying
Nothing to complain about with this one. Excellent burley flavor and not over-topped. Burns well and could be your friend all day long. Prefer over Prince Albert.
5 out of 5
I like it.
I like it. It's a good honest burley smoke.
5 out of 5
All day smoke
Great class A taste with hints of milk chocolate. Definitely an all day smoke
4 out of 5
Old favorite
Yep you can smoke it all day
4 out of 5
Very light Burley, no bite.lighter
Very light Burley, no bite.lighter than Prince Albert or Carter Hall. Too light for me, prefer Sir Walter Raleigh aromatic.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco
After smoking this for 40yrs nothing else Gives me reason to change.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh
Love it, I'm a Sir Walter user for 50 plus years, always wondered what his wife thought of his hat feather
4 out of 5
Great Value Tobacco
Good tasting quality burley for the money. An honest smoke!
5 out of 5
Surprise!
I purchased this pouch to "sample" a brand of tobacco which my father used to smoke. I assumed it was not aromatic. When I opened the pouch, I read, "An Aromatic Blend..." and I instantly thought, "Oh no!" Then I tried the first bowlful; then I tried the second bowlful; etc. Surprise! I like it. I will keep a can on hand for an every day, any time smoke.
5 out of 5
Always good stuff
Always good stuff
5 out of 5
Very nice . . .
It’s been about 40 years since I’ve smoked this tobacco . . . It’s better than I remember!
4 out of 5
sir walter tobacco
generally satisfied, though the tobacco was pretty dry
5 out of 5
Old favorite
Very nice smoking no bite and pleasant aroma. Nut a bit pricey
5 out of 5
my go to flavor
The title says it all. It has been my favorite for 20+ years.
4 out of 5
My only problem with the
My only problem with the tobacco was it was dry. Taste was medium
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh is one of the great American tobaccos. It was one of the very first tobaccos that I smoked back in my early days, and after 40 plus years I find myself enjoying it just as much. If your new to pipe smoking , get yourself a Missouri Meerschaum cob and some Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco , sit back and enjoy ! I find if smoked slowly you can better taste what the classic burleys have to offer !
5 out of 5
Was gift for my father
Was gift for my father in law he loved it .
5 out of 5
Happy user
sir walter raleigh is what i have used for years and have not found a better one-- the price was good
4 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh
Nice smooth enjoyable smoke :)
5 out of 5
* American Goodness *
You just cant beat this Good Ol American Burley ! Smoke this in your favorite pipe and you'll love the smooth nuttiness from Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco. I like to smoke it in my Missouri Meershaum Cobs and in some of my briars too ! Sometimes I choose different pipes for my burleys because it tastes different. All for the good ! Try that if your new to this. I would definitely recommend a new pipe smoker to try this one. I've been smoking a pipe for a very long time and I always go back to these time tested tobaccos we all know and love. Heck I remember seeing these over the counter tobaccos in the stores when I was kid in 1960's and wanted to smoke them back then ! Well guess what ! I damn sure did ! I made a hardwood pipe when I was very young and tried different tobaccos in it. Try this one , take your time with it, have a cup of coffee , sit back, and slowly smoke a bowl of this tobacco and you'll understand why I enjoy it
3 out of 5
My dad's old brand
Still trying to find a tobacco i really like so i thought i would try dad's old fave. While its not bad it didn't bring back the nostalgic feeling i was hoping for. I don't know that this will be my go to but ill be sure to always have a pouch handy to mix things up
5 out of 5
Time Proven Tobacco !
I just love this tobacco. Its been around forever so what does that tell you ? I like the nutty flavors that come through ! I take out what Im going to smoke for the day and I actually wad some up with my thumb and index finger with my left hand and I cut it up, with a pair of heavy duty scissors with my right. I learned from an old WW ll veteran that when you make this tobacco allot finer and dry it out for 1/2 hour or so , and smoke it slowly, the nuttiness from the burley comes through so much more. Try it and you'll see why I do this every time I smoke Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco !
4 out of 5
Old timer , not bad
Old timer , not bad for a change.
4 out of 5
Pretty decent smoke
The pouch I received was a fuzz on the dry side, but it packed pretty well and stayed lit for the most part. Flavor is a bit mild for me, but I would have no problem keeping some around for an occasional change of pace.
4 out of 5
Good
Its a nice mellow smoke not too strong. Sometimes i can mildly taste the anise but thats a good thing to me.
5 out of 5
Memory of my Dad
My dad was a Sir Walter Raleigh fan for many years. He quit smoking it when he was 66. I always remembered the smell. My Dad passed away on June 28, 2019 at the age of 85 and I wanted it to put in his casket to take with him. My order came too late to do that and I found a package at a local store for him. I have you package in my drawer with a pipe to always remember my Dad.
5 out of 5
Just right
Just the blend for daily use. No bite, no sour taste just smooth pipe smoking.
5 out of 5
Keep selling it. Can't find
Keep selling it. Can't find in stores. Love the convenience buy ordering
4 out of 5
My Favorite Codger Blend So Far!
SWR is a great all day blend for those who don’t want something too strong or too mellow. For me it falls somewhere in between the two. The room note is pleasing and is what I remember pipe tobacco smelling like when I would visit my pipe smoking grandfather while growing up. Great tasting, great aroma, and great memories. SWR always takes me back to happy days.
5 out of 5
The best pipe tobacco I have ever smoked.
Very smooth and satisfying smoke with no bite. I like the natural burley tobacco flavor.
5 out of 5
Old codger
If you like burly tobacco this is one of the best there is.
5 out of 5
Great OTC blend
Great tobacco and OTC blend, really recommended for new pipe smokers, enjoy the flavor with a little topping, smells great out of the pouch will buy again. Have an extra pouch just in case.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter
My favorite standby smoke for 60+ years. There are very few tobaccos that I enjoy and Sir Walter is always one of them. Others come and go, often only tested and discarded but about half dozen will satisfy my taste. This one is always within reach.
3 out of 5
I used to smoke this
I used to smoke this all the time in the 1970's, but since I've gone to Captain Black original, nothing seems to taste as good. I continue to try all kinds of blends, but haven't found anything that satisfies consistently like Captain Black original.
5 out of 5
I purchase this product for
I purchase this product for a friend and he stated that he like it. Gave it a 5 stars. But he stated he do not give reviews on tobacco. It's similar to wine or beer. It's to the purchasers' taste in regards to the products. Basically, to one's taste.
4 out of 5
It was really nice trying this out again, however.....
It had been a while - like twenty years - since I tried SWR, so I thought it might be fun to try it out again. I must say, I really enjoyed this tobacco - a nice, refined mixture with a gentle aroma. I was thinking about buying a can, until I tried P&C Match Blend John Rolfe, which is twice as nice, a much more robust flavor, and a more noticeable and beguiling aroma. If you like SWR, then I would encourage you to trundle over to the "Bulk Tobacco Alternatives" and try the John Rolfe match. I believe you'll be pleasantly surprised.
4 out of 5
A charming bit of pipe history!
I didn't think I'd ever refer to a tobacco as "charming" but this one fits the bill. It's an old-timey pouch tobacco with generations of followers, and the flavor is relatively mild but with enough character that it stands out on it's own and in your memory, so you can understand why it's fans don't get bored of it. Like any pouch tobacco, there's probably a little polypropylene glycol that lends a slightly greasy mouth feel and a little residue in the pipe, but the real oddity about this is the "oatmeal" like cut of the tobacco, which burns unusually hot. I got best results from a wide-bowled bulldog pipe.
5 out of 5
Good Ol' Walty
I'm no tobacco expert, and have a hard time distinguishing one tobacco from another. Walter is definitely different from everything else. Not necessary better or worse, but it's different from, say, Captain Black. Nice to have Walter for a change of pace.
5 out of 5
On wish it was more
On wish it was more of a rough cut than string cut
4 out of 5
Uncle
Had an uncle who smoked it. Thought I'd give it a try. Pretty good smoke. Brouht back some hood memories. Will probably get som more.
4 out of 5
Very good relaxing smoke.
Very good relaxing smoke.
4 out of 5
Surprised by SWR
My first ever SWR arrived from Pipes n Cigars very quickly. I just was curious to try old pipe tobacco that have been Around for generations n I'm glad I'm glad I finally did. I'd been a premium English Dunhill etc. Snob for too long. SWR really surprised me. Nice smoothness , stays lit consistent throughout the entire smoke . Very interesting flavor n no bite Nice to find an inexpensive classic that I love for my rotation .....PnC gets it to me fast n should be getting more along with an order of Prince Albert to see how that compares ! No more snobbery for me
5 out of 5
Great service. Quick response. Not
Great service. Quick response. Not entirely fresh.
5 out of 5
Sir walter Raleigh
Great
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Excellent!
5 out of 5
Great
Always a good smoke! Fast delivery too!
5 out of 5
Good tabaco!
Good tabaco!
4 out of 5
At First I hated It - Now it's a Favorite
I picked this up at my local tobacco store after reading some good things about it. I'm in my mid 20s and pretty new to pipe smoking. A lot of old timers were raving about SWR so I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't really know what I was getting into when I first opened the pouch and it looked as if all the tobacco was dry and had a small cut that I wasn't used to. I initially assumed that this must either be the cheapest bargain bin tobacco in the world or it had just been sitting on the shelf too long. I did some research and sure enough this was how it was supposed to be and what people liked about it. I just didn't understand coming from my small world of regular cut, sweet and wet Cavendish. Sadly, the first few times I smoked it I hated it. I thought it must be the most bland and one note tobacco I'd ever tried. But luckily I kept at it as I'm not one to waste good money (or tobacco). One day things just clicked into place for me and I got it. I understood what the fuss was about. I filled my pipe as some old timers on the forums recommended by just dragging my pipe through the pouch and was surprised at how quick and easy it was to load this cut of tobacco. I noticed that I didn't have the tongue bite that came with the wetness of Cavendish thanks to its natural dryness. I stopped hunting for the flavor and the subtlety of the flavors just came on their own. I was surprised at how many flavors I was getting from what I initially thought was a one note kinda smoke. Every now and then it would be sweet and full of that molasses flavor then sometimes it would be more earthy and pure. Sometimes the anise would be just barely noticeable and then other times it would be right in my face and almost overpowering. The thing I found I didn't enjoy was this spicy note that comes and goes. Kinda similar to tongue bite but I knew from my history it wasn't. This is the only thing I find occasionally unpleasant about SWR, but not enough to hate it anymore.
5 out of 5
Still cool
Howdy, best pipe tobacco for the last 50 years for me. Always mild with a great aroma and smokes cool especially in a corn cob pipe. So glad to find a source for it.
5 out of 5
Good
Always a good smoke and fast delivery. I remember my dad buying this for 25 cents a pouch in the 60s. That's it.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh
Old favourite that is smooth with a subtle flavor that's not overwhelming.
1 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco
I enjoy the cut of the tobacco it packs well and the and the smoke is mild. I have tried many others and enjoyed them but not as much as Sir Walter Raleigh.
5 out of 5
SIR WALTER RALEIGH
I've smoked the SIR for about 50 yrs. To old to change, like the burley taste, not screwed up with flavors besides P&C are efficient on shipping
5 out of 5
burley, burley burley!
nothing fancy, just the tobacco taste i like.
3 out of 5
Pleasant tobacco
Mild, smooth smoke with a pleasant aftertaste. Easy to light and stays lit. Great as a blending tobacco.
5 out of 5
Old friend returns!!
I started smoking SWR tobacco over 50 years ago. It has always been mild and flavorful. I am happy to find a source to get it from. It is very cool in my corn cob pipes. Great product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco
Great product and fast shipping.
3 out of 5
Meh
This is your average blend if you want something quick. I like the smell but the actual blend itself as smoked is just average. Not bad but not great.
5 out of 5
Nice all day blend.
Raleigh is mellow and enjoyable. It is a good all day blend that you can smoke until the evening and not get tired of it.
5 out of 5
Mr.
Good
3 out of 5
It’s ok
SWR is a lil weak for my taste, But I usually smoke PA and some CH. SWR is ok for what it is, I just prefer stronger tobacco
5 out of 5
A very flavorful and enjoyable smoke!
A very flavorful and enjoyable smoke! Can see why it has been around for so long.
2 out of 5
To strong.
To strong.
5 out of 5
Simply wonderful....
This stuff is simply wonderful! I can see how it’s been around for so long.
5 out of 5
SWR Lives Up To It's Name
It's no wonder this brand has stayed strong for so long. This stuff is just good. The burley is wonderful and flavorful. I'll be getting a can of this.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh Regular
Love the stuff. I’m a burley guy. I like Half and Half just a wee bit more. No doubt why they’ve been around for years.
5 out of 5
Sir Walter Raleigh Regular
This has been one of my favorite blends for years. Always an enjoyable smoke.
4 out of 5
Not Prince Albert,But Not A Bad Smoke,Either.
Flavor not as good as Prince Albert,but still not a bad Smoke,either.Slow puffing is required here,or you may experiance toungue bite.And use a clean pipe.Easy filling.I don’t think there is a way to pack this too tight,good air flow around the tobacco.Good break in tobacco,or full on every day smoke.
4 out of 5
What took me so long?
I've only recently discovered SWR while on vacation in the Catskills. I'd forgotten to pack my tobacco, and the convenience store near our place only had one brand, and only one pouch, and it was SWR. What a pleasant surprise after all these years. Really mellow and tasty, all day smoke with no bite. Now I'm a regular user, what took me so long?
3 out of 5
Not my Favorite OTC
Since the early 60's have smoked mainly OTC blends with Half & Half being my main smoke for over 40 years. Been smoking Granger for the past couple of years. Prince Albert filled in the gaps. Would smoke SWR but could never get the satisfaction I received from the other blends. Also it would quickly dry out in my roll-up pouch. Not my favorite.
5 out of 5
Vintage favorite still satifies!
The appeal is well told in the classic commercial of three men and their dog lounging in front of a roaring fireplace, cradling their pipes and singing the jingle "Smells grand, packs right, smokes sweet, can't bite" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE1sirPGbmk Still a most pleasant Kentucky burley blend, after all these years.
4 out of 5
Great Neutral Burley Flavor. Odd cut is not great for beginners.
Pros: Great light natural burley flavor. I couldn't taste the top note. Cons: Odd smelling top note that did not effect the flavor at all. The cut is not shredded, it is like small rolled up balls. This makes it a little tougher to pack than the regular ribbon cut. I'm sure once you get the hang of it is fine, but not for a beginner. It had a very tiny amount of bite if I got slightly fast or lit too hot; probably due to improper packing since I am a beginner. Overall: This is a great neutral flavor that everyone should check out for a cheap go-to/break-in tobacco. I may use this as a break-in tobacco if I don't find something equal or less neutral that is easier to pack.
2 out of 5
Not for me
When I don't smoke one of my English blends I will go to Carter Hall, Velvet or Half and Half. I tried SWR and found the first half good. The last half went down hill for me. I kept going to it once a week in a cob or briar. No change, it just left a bad taste after the first half. Not for me. I tend to be a puffer and maybe it was smoking to hot.
4 out of 5
Comfortable as an old pair of shoes.!
This, in my humble opinion is the best of the old fashioned American Burley blends that have existed since before WWII. Simple nutty, chocolate flavor with a touch of molasses and a whisper of licorice. Although good on its own in a cob, this tobacco blended 50/50 with Cornell and Diehl's Crooner is one of my favorite home blends. Actually it goes well with any cube cut Burley or bulk Virginia.
2 out of 5
Not Too Impressed.
I'm a new pipe smoker and I'm going through all the old-time OTC "drugstore" brands to find the one I want to have a can on hand for an everyday smoke. Then I'll sample all the fancier stuff. I didn't care much for SWR, I'm sorry to say. It left a bad taste in my mouth and tasted to me like a cheap cigar. So far, Prince Albert is topping my list, but I'm growing more and more fond of my can of Granger every day so it's becoming a neck-and-neck race. Still have Velvet, Half & Half, Carter Hall and a few others to try. Didn't care much for Captain Black Gold or Regular so I don't think I'm much of an aromatic fan.
4 out of 5
Sir yes sir
A very good blend when you are looking to just set back and burn a bowl and not have to think of anything. Burnes great, taste great. Cant ask for much more than that.
5 out of 5
cheaper than the tobacco shop
cheaper than the tobacco shop in Corsicana tx.
4 out of 5
One of the Best Non- Aromatics
I've only had a couple non-aromatics to compare this with and only tried in a cob, but to this casual smoker it is better than Carter Hall and Prince Albert.
5 out of 5
Classic Pipe Tobacco!
Very fragrant and a lovely smoke!
5 out of 5
Nice aroma ,cool flavor ,using as morning bowl
Excellent morning bowl,light and refreshing,lights up good,smokes well but not to the end of it,and i fine within as never smoke to the end.i would say 1/2 bowl still aromatic then it spoiling by hit .does not gets to hot,quiet cool and light smoke,and i like that flavor ,near to Carter Hall or Prince Albert or closer to mixture 79 probably as it cut almost in cubes,kind small cuts,dont have even pack bowl,just use gravitation,should try one if you in light aromatic's.
5 out of 5
Old fashion classy stuff
On rotation very much,almost cube cuts,always burns good,testy,and i would call it aromatic rather then regular...very close to mixture 79 -old fhashion and classy stuff,light smoke in hot florida..but aromatics would disapear before you finish it-keep sealed .
3 out of 5
Just what I remember...
Recently bought a couple of pouches as I hadn't smoked SWR in many years. While it was never one of my main drugstore buys back in the 60's and 70's I did purchase it occasionally and remember it being a pleasant smoke but not one of my favorites. Well it didn't disappoint me this time around. It had the same crimp cut which clogged one of my pipes, the same pleasant room note, but was totally lacking in the taste department. Just what I remember. I much prefer Half & Half and Granger to this brand just like I did back in the day.
5 out of 5
Always
I do prefer this to P.Albert and Carter Hall,dont get me wrong all three are very good
5 out of 5
very good+
its more aromatic to my test then aromatic pouch off same brand,who knew
5 out of 5
Great
Great smoke. Nice flavor. Smoke it slow to avoid the tongue bite.
4 out of 5
Solid drug store blend
Enjoyed this blend, reminded me of my Granddad.
5 out of 5
Classic and good
I didn't think a straight Burley could be so flavorful, but then I tried SWR. Not a disappointment at all. I love it!
5 out of 5
SWR regular
I had never tried Sir Walter Raleigh regular until now because it is not available in my town. I smoke the SWR Aromatic on a regular basis and really enjoy it. Now that I've tried the regular, I really like it too. It reminds me a little of Velvet although not quite as sweet. Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic and Velvet are my everyday tobaccos, but I will now keep a pouch of SWR regular around as well.
5 out of 5
Changed
I do not like it. It has changed over the years
3 out of 5
An underrated Classic
If you are a fan of Carter Hall and Prince Albert, then Sir Walter Raleigh Regular will seem a bit rough around the edges. But if you’re a fan of Half and Half, then SWR will smoke like electric velvet. Just aromatic enough to barely notice, what you get here is classic OTC burley based smoke with no apologies. Not my favorite, but I keep it around for fun.
4 out of 5
basic
a nice pleasant smoke...not complex but straight foward...i have 102 blends in my collection and this one is hardly in the class of my best ones but in saying that, this smoke is always enjoyable and easy to smoke..should be in everyone's rotation
4 out of 5
SWR in the AM
Nice burley,packs well,no tongue bite,pleasant room note.As said before by many,just a good old burley,simple and plain.Great in a cob and cup of coffee in the AM.
5 out of 5
Fast shipping great
Thanks for trustworthy service
4 out of 5
What Pipe Tobacco is Meant to Be
Good ol' fashioned codger burley! Slightly sweet with a hint of Anise, and good, nutty burleys round out the taste. A great work shop or yard work pipe tobacco. No muss, no fuss. Also has a wife approved room note! Go ahead and tack on a couple pouches with your next order.
2 out of 5
Disenchanted
The essence is strong enough to hide what little nutty flavor might exist. The tobacco is coarse & full of stem/plugs. I just smoked 'Smoker Friendly-Sweet Natural' that leaves this in the dust from starting at the same OTC price.
5 out of 5
Semi full and pleasant
Bought this because my great great grandpa used to smoke it out of his pipe. I am happy to say I thoroughly enjoy it as well. Thanks gramps.
2 out of 5
Not my fav
last day i bought this from my local tobacco shop when i run out of tobacco. the taste is too spicy for me, i honestly didn't like it.
4 out of 5
This is a good burley otc tobacco. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It tasted like a good honest bowl of tobacco. However, it was just a tad sweet for my taste. I found Prince Albert to have a more pronounced burley taste without the slight sweet flavor. Tho
This is a good burley otc tobacco. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It tasted like a good honest bowl of tobacco. However, it was just a tad sweet for my taste. I found Prince Albert to have a more pronounced burley taste without the slight sweet flavor. Though, SWR is less sweet and more burley than Carter Hall.
5 out of 5
SWR Regular
Good, solid, anytime American Burley classic. Great for the first smoke of the day, and anytime there after. It's not MacB's Navy Flake, or Dunhill or any other high-end tobacco, but it doesn't pretend to be. Just a good American classic, and I keep it on-hand with the others.
5 out of 5
Review
One of the classics. A rich, nutty flavor with some nice hidden notes. A blend that you could smoke all day!
Customer Testimonials
I typically avoid OTC tobaccos, and thought I'd purchase a package of this just for kicks, as it was my grandfather's go-to pipe tobacco (the old codger). Boy was I in for a surprise! SWR non-aromatic was an absolute delight. Great taste, smooth, mild, but with a little bit of kick. Coming off of cigarettes, I'd have to say this is the perfect transition tobacco. No "weird" tobaccos (with all due respect to you pipe aficionados) that make you wonder if pipe smoking is really for you, nothing to set your tongue on fire, no perique to make you feel like you've just snorted a bottle of hot sauce, just a nice, smooth tobacco smoking experience. I admit it's a little one-note, but right now that's how I want it to be. I don't want to be ultra-challenged with exotic blends when all I'm trying to do is give up the cancer-sticks. I've tried every kind of pipe tobacco you can imagine - Latakia blends, Virginias, practically everything McClelland has to offer, etc. etc., and it was interesting, but I always went back to my pack of cigarettes. This was the first pipe tobacco I've tried where I can honestly say, "hey, this is as good as - if not better than - a cigarette. I think I can live with this!". I'll admit I'm not a connoisseur of pipe tobaccos, I just know what I like. And as a (hopefully soon to be ex-) cigarette smoker, SWR regular really hits the spot. Next time I'll be ordering the large tin.
MM of Key West, FL
Plain and simply good. Nice flavor and aroma. A solid burley smoke.
JM of Beach Lake, PA
Didn't care for this tobacco when first received. Seemed too dry compared to my other Codger Burleys and I felt it took a back seat to CH, PA, and Velvet. But then I bought a new briar that happened to smoke quite wet with the afore-mentioned burleys. Before giving up on the pipe I tried SWR in it. Worked very well; in fact the two seemed made for each other. The combination gets better every time I smoke them. I now look forward to smoking the two together and have found SWR is a favorite in my cobs as well.
RY of Lyons, NY
I obtained SWR in a "sampler kit" with three killer cobs,Half and Half and Velvet. Now I'm still new at this and went straight to Russ's aromatics, Frog Morton and other boutique brands at the beginning but had to try the otc brands and ordered this kit. I'm so glad I did and so glad that the higher end baccy didn't ruin me. Walter did put my nose off a bit at opening(like Frog on the Bayou does to some)and I thought at least I added some cool pipes to my collection but it's actually a good smoke as are the other pouches I got. A nutty semi sweet flavor that is gonna save this hillbilly some money. Now I'm still sane and will keep my Frog,Cult and Russ's blends in rotation but they will last longer now. Good straight forward smoke to enjoy. Thanks P&C and good smoking my friends.
JF of Sunrise Beach, MO
An old favorite and the only otc blend I will smoke, burns cool with no bite and a nice nutty flavor. Not my every day smoke but I can get it at the drugstore down the street and it's reasonably priced there. If you haven't tried this tobacco you need to, if for no reason other than it being a classic American tobacco.
MM of Omaha, NE
Been on a codger bender here lately. Sir Walter Raleigh is just stuff & puff DELIGHT! Can not recommend high enough !
DW of wapakoneta, OH
A old favorite of mine. I guess it is my age as the older I get the more I enjoy these OTC blends. A good price here at P&C.
JK of San Bernardino, CA
I think like a lot of the other commenters this is a brand I see at the drug store and decided to give it a shot. I loved it. Real nice easy smoke. It was nice as a stand alone, but I mixed some black burley and it just took off.
JT of scottsdale, AZ
I agree with WK of copperas cove, TX. I used to smoke a lot of Prince Albert and the the new Sir Walter Raleigh came out and it is great. It offers a good burley taste with out the bite.
DW of Urbana, IL
I think this tobacco is the best of all the otc blends out there, the smell in the pouch and room note are nutty burleys. I love the fact that I can just take my pipe and scoop the tobacco right into it. Its now my all day smoke.
WK of copperas cove, TX
I don't know why people don't like it. It has good flavor and burn time and it's a classic !!. For me I love the stuff I will continue to buy the stuff as long as its still on P&C.
KJ of Aiea, HI
I would have to say that this is one of the top drugstore tobaccos. If you were stuck somewhere without your favorites and had to go to a drugstore or a gas station store this would be your best choice and you'd probably finish the pouch unless you don't like the old time burley based tobacco. Here's what its got going for it: (1) a fairly dry tobacco with much less PG than the other drugstore blends (2) a really good nutty burley taste with no tongue bite (3) the cut is a little shorter so it packs really easily with no relights needed and (4) it smokes easily with lots of smoke and no gurgle in your pipe even if your smoking fast to get out of the cold. It's an old time classic that still holds up and better than a lot of way more expensive tobacco. I keep it in stock for regular use. Sometimes I add a little PS cube cut to it and it doesn't get much better.
GC of Ardsley, NY
I find this tobacco to be a little odd. It tastes pretty well on its own. However; if you use it to blend other tobaccos, it tends to leave a strange taste. I have used Carter Hall to blend, the same as I've done with this one, but CH has a much better taste for blending. My opinion is that whatever it is that they use to scent this tobacco, doesn't really blend well. You can actually taste the scent. Then again, that's just me. Maybe you will or have had better results.
JH of Neenah, WI
My opinion of this blend has changed recently because I think my tastes have changed. When I started smoking a pipe about a year ago I didn't like this tobacco. But now I do! Kind of weird I know, but I like Burley blends more now. This one has a nice nutty tobacco flavor. It reminds me of Prince Albert and Carter Hall a little. You can't beat the price especially if you are on a budget.
BW of Pomona, CA
Great aroma and wife approved
AR of Mission Viejo, CA
This is a straightforward Burley tobacco. Nothing fancy but is one of the few that you can just stick your pipe in the pouch and scoop up a bowl for smoking. This tobacco has been around 75 years for a good reason. It burns cool, provides a decent quality smoke at a very affordable price.
JS of Pasadena, TX
This is a good burley based tobacco. Its a dark burley with a little Virginia added for sweetness.It does have more strength than say Carter Hall or Prince Albert. It's actually a better quality blend. Nice if you like a stronger Kentucky/Tennessee burley with a light anise flavor. It's a very rich, flavorful tobacco ! Awesome in a cob !
TS of Folsom, PA
I got a pouch of good old Sir Walter Raleigh to see what it was about, as I had seen my grandfather smoking this when I was a kid. I was quite pleasantly surprised. It was a nice, easygoing, nutty burley, one that you could smoke all day. I went ahead and ordered a couple more pouches, as you could do a lot worse than having a couple of pouches of Sir Walter in reserve. Straightforward and tasty.
DC of Gambrills, MD
Wow strong tabacco in every sence like it if it were in a light
JM of dartmouth, MA
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