|Room Note||2 - Mellow|
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.
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.
Plain and simply good. Nice flavor and aroma. A solid burley smoke.
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.
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.
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.
Been on a codger bender here lately. Sir Walter Raleigh is just stuff & puff DELIGHT! Can not recommend high enough !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great aroma and wife approved
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.
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 !
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.
Wow strong tabacco in every sence like it if it were in a light