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Velvet

Velvet is an American classic, made from ripe Kentucky Burley with a pleasant sweet note. It's a simple, uncomplicated pipe tobacco with a mellow flavor and aroma that will transport you back to the "good old days." If you have your pipe going for good part of the day, Velvet is a great choice - easy on the tongue and palate.


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Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 Based on 64 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Velvet”

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4 out of 5
Give it a try!
I got this pouch as part of a cob pipe and tobacco value deal about a year ago. This tobacco is mellow and easy to smoke. It seems to have a touch of amaretto flavor to me. I am enjoying a bowl in my Country Gentleman cob as I write this. This is not a bad break from the richer and more complex tobaccos I usually smoke.
5 out of 5
Red Velvet
My Grandfather used to smoke Red Velvet, and I did too. Passed this pouch off to a friend--great tobacco!
4 out of 5
Pretty goodl
I think it was a little strong and has a harsh afterbite but all in all a good smoking experance.
5 out of 5
Ok but not for me
An American classic. It's smells fruity in the pouch but smokes very smooth, almost nothing to it. It's can be a bit hard to light. It just didn't do anything for me. I'm not knocking it just didn't care for it. I prefer other OTC Burley blends like Prince Albert much better.
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Smooth
This the best and smoothest tobacco I've ever had. I've been smoking for 65 years and never had any trouble smoking it
5 out of 5
Velve
This is for my hubby . He really enjoyed it. It was smooth and mild. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
good burley
arrived fresh great old time brand could smoke it every day great flavor for me
5 out of 5
Velvet Pipe Tobacco
Velvet is as the name implies a smooth basic tobacco smoke with a hint of a top note.
2 out of 5
okay
okay for an OTC but for a tiny bit more you can get a good bulk blend from C&D or one of the others.
5 out of 5
good all around smoke
I really enjoyed this smoke. i bought this along with half and half, sir walter ralegh, and carter hall. this was my favorite. it packs well and stays lit without any coaxing. it is mild and sweet and i would highly recommend this.
4 out of 5
Im Velvet Jones.. And I Approve this message.
Velvet is really just a nice gentle & smooth smoke period ! It is very easy on the tongue with no serious bite at all. The aroma is pleasing, it packs well and stays lit. Not a lot of flavor but just right for a simple relaxing smoke. If I was new pipe smoker I would highly recommend this to newbies.
5 out of 5
Years Of Delight
What a delightful tobacco. Packs well, burns even and cool.
5 out of 5
Always good from P&C
Bought Velvet pipe tobacco,nice and smooth. As always ordering is easy and shipping dates are accurate.
4 out of 5
Surprisingly good smoke
I was apprehensive at first due to the candy-like sweetness on the nose upon opening. But, when I finally lit a bowl, I was surprised at how smooth and mild the flavor was. The sweetness is reduced quite a bit as it burns, but leaves a nice room note. Very easy smoking blend. Would buy again.
4 out of 5
Velvet first timer
I liked the long burn it gave, but I found it to be cigarettish in aroma, overall I liked it and will smoke it from time to time.
4 out of 5
pleasently smooth
not what I expected , but very smooth
4 out of 5
Smooth and mild
A smooth and docile American blend, it lives up to it's advertising. Pretty good stuff for the first bole of the day, and gentle enough for all day use. Not what I've been looking for (I'm a cigar fan), but certainly unobtrusive, with a nice aroma. Likely a great choice for those new to smoking, but my taste buds died long ago smoking full bodied cigars.
5 out of 5
Great flavor
Best OTC tobacco I've tried. I can see why this blend has been around for nearly 100 years. I'll take it over Captain Black, Sir Walter Reily, Carter Hall or Prince Albert any day. Good intensity of flavors of amaretto which reminded me of my Nana's biscotti. Yum!
3 out of 5
Old Style Comfort
Velvet is one of those blends that I would pass by without thought as I thumbed through the P&C magazine. I had never tried it. Then when a couple of youtube presenters gave it good reviews, it popped up on my radar. Recently I bought a few pouches, and I am currently down to my last half ounce. It is an OTC burley blend with a subtle topping that reminds me of the candy dishes that old ladies would have in their living rooms back in the day. As candy, it was disappointing; as tin aroma, it works. Velvet is a mild, satisfying burley that packs, lights, and burns easily. Good with a cup of coffee or tea in the AM. My favorite OTCs are Carter Hall and Prince Albert. Velvet is, for me, not quite up to their standard. But I’ve enjoyed it more and more as I’ve worked my way through the pouches. As to the star ratings, 1=yuk, 2=meh bordering on yuk, 3=good, 4=very good, 5=excellent. Velvet gets a 3.
4 out of 5
Satisfying
I've smoked Sir Walter Raleigh Regular way too much and I prefer that taste. However that's just me. Velvet is delicious- silky, good smelling smoke. Highly recommended.
3 out of 5
Velvet
Pretty satisfying no nonsense burley blend. Not too much flavor
5 out of 5
One of the finest classics.
Off the cuff I tried Velvet because it's a classic. I've smoke Captain Black, Sir Walter, Borkum, the Prince and many others. This one is the best I've found for a good, hands down evening smoke with a brandy on the side. No bite, no unpleasant aftertaste and the room note is nutty and pleasant. No wonder it's a classic; highly recommend it!
3 out of 5
One of the finest classics.
Off the cuff I tried Velvet because it's a classic. I've smoke Captain Black, Sir Walter, Borkum, the Prince and many others. This one is the best I've found for a good, hands down evening smoke with a brandy on the side. No bite, no unpleasant aftertaste and the room note is nutty and pleasant. No wonder it's a classic; highly recommend it!
3 out of 5
Jury Is Still Out
After trying a pouch if this, I'm undecided. At times, I got a good, if subtle, nutty flavor, but most of the time I was trying to find out the best way to pack this and get it, and keep it, lit. I'm new at this and still learning and experimenting, accompanied by lots of reading on this site and others, but most tobaccos I've had so far, once I learned the basics, I do fine with. Seemed most of the time it wouldn't light well or I burned my tongue because it got too hot trying to light it or get it going. I might try it again someday down the road, but many other tobaccos to sample yet. Even when I did get it to smoke, though it was a tad too mild for me.
4 out of 5
good classic American burley
A nice mellow codger burley blend. There is a reason it has stood the test of time, and lane taking over the production of it has made it more consistent and a better overall product. This one is burley with a sweet/liquor flavoring that is not overpowering. It stays in my rotation for an afternoon smoke in a corn cob pipe
5 out of 5
Velvet - Nostalgia
This was the pipe tobacco of choice for my dad. I've smoke for 25 yrs myself and had never tried it - always sticking to a mixture purchased at a tobacco shop. Feeling nostalgic, I ordered a pouch and was pleasantly surprised and may even order it again!!
5 out of 5
Husband
Husbands Christmas gift. I know he will enjoy the tobacco.
2 out of 5
Not impressed
Although it's not the worst I've had I personally do not care for it. It's kind of earthy like Prince Albert but not as good.
5 out of 5
Smooth as Velvet
My first bowl was very nice. I can not purchase this locally so I ordered my first pouch on Wed. I received it on Fri. Free shipping and fast delivery. Thank you. Upon lighting up I knew I would enjoy it. It was actually a half bowl because I was breaking in a new cob. I had to relight a couple of times, my usual. Very smooth and solid flavor. I will be adding this to my rotation along with Carter Hall and some English blends. My order was packaged perfect. Thanks again. The smoothness lasted the entire smoke with no tongue bite. The pouch note was telling me I would enjoy this also.
5 out of 5
Enjoy Very Much
I guess it is my age but enjoy the old burley blends! Love the poych aroma the room note! Burns to the bottom of the bowl and no bite. Always have one of the old blends around at all times!
3 out of 5
Not the Best OTC
This stuff is okay but there are better OTC tobaccos out there. Gave it a try and will keep in my rotation till it is gone but would not reorder.
4 out of 5
Enjoyable
Enjoyable blend. Bag note of raisins. Very mild with no bite and a pure tobacco taste. Will be an occasional choice.
3 out of 5
Velvet
A little too sweet for me but a cool smoke.
5 out of 5
Ole reliable
Very smooth and cool smoking tobacco. Classic burley aroma with a mildly sweet taste. I am a fast puffer and this tobacco never bites me. A real classic and crowd pleaser
5 out of 5
Got what I ordered.
I usually go to my local 'bacco shop but I needed a corn cob for work and went ahead a bought some velvet to try out since I haven't tried burley or any OTC brands. I've tried a few other OTC and let me tell you, velvet is the absolute best, consistently good smoke. It has good aroma, packs good, and affordable. I was pretty surprised. Thanks P&G.
4 out of 5
Smooth as Velvet.......Really it is
Licorice and Burley, whats not to love. Burns great and taste wonderful. There is a reason that this is one of the older tobaccos. Because its just that good.
5 out of 5
Velvet is a wonderful blend
This is a piece of history. It's super smooth and delicious. Thick velevety white smoke that will make you think of simpler times when your grandad sat on the front porch puffing away telling you stories. Buy it. Great stuff and great for breaking in new pipes.
5 out of 5
A Velvety Smoke
Being a former cigarette smoker and current cigar and pipe smoker...I enjoy the premium Virginia and English blends without question, but after watching a video review of Velvet, my curiosity was piqued so I ordered a pouch each of Velvet and Carter Hall; my thoughts being, to have a cheap tobacco on hand that I could stuff in a cobb pipe and not have to worry about drying time or dipping into my other stash. Between the two,the Velvet was so much more enjoyable for my particular palate. The CH was tasteless by comparison so for me, the choice is clear. This is the kind of tobacco that wil partner with my cobb pipe, throw in a paper sack with a box of matches and a makeshift tamper...to keep under the seat of my truck for when I'm out away from home and just want to sit back and enjoy a bowl. I'll be ordering another pouch just to keep on hand. For a cheap tobacco, this is an enjoyable smoke.
4 out of 5
light
light
5 out of 5
First time
Very sweet aroma. Tobacco was in perfect condition, not too dry. Burns very even and no tongue bite. Would recommend to anybody.
5 out of 5
Kudos For Velvet
I had been curious for some time about the classic American burley blends. After reading up on them and sampling a couple of locally available blends, I zeroed in on Velvet, Ready Rubbed, and Granger (my wife’s late grandfather’s tobacco of choice). The retro packaging appealed to the artist in me so Velvet was first at bat. I ordered the pouch size and am very happy that I did. My first impression was great - the pouch note is quite nice and very different from the fig newton aroma of my usual aromatic blend. Honestly, it took a few bowls for me to “make friends” with Velvet, but we worked out our differences and I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this pouch. Once I found Velvet’s preferred means of packing (the scoop method works best for me - YMMV), I’ve found the blend to burn easily and cooly without many relights after an initial charring. The smoke is smooth and mild with a mellow flavor that has a touch of sweetness. Interestingly, the flavor and aroma become richer and more complex as the bowl progresses. The room note is similarly mellow and pleasant and elicits compliments from those nearby. In short, Velvet lives up to its name and is a smooth, enjoyable smoke. There’s a reason why Velvet has been on the market for so long and I’m looking forward to ordering a tin to put into my rotation.
5 out of 5
Velvet is OK but....
You may not want to print this review..... but you asked.... I have been looking for Bourbon Street (what was Bond Street many, MANY years ago when I FIRST started smoking it) and since it was discontinued by "House of Windsor" (originally marketed by "Phillip Morris" ) no one, including "Pipes and Cigars" has been able to produce an accurate match for Bond Street/Bourbon Street. I sought Velvet hoping to find a a satisfactory alternative to good old fashioned non-artificially-flavored pipe tobacco but apparently there will never be a match or substitute for the original Bond Street/Bourbon Street. So Velvet is OK.... however.....
5 out of 5
My experience with Pipes and Cigars
Pipes and Cigars is a great fast convenient way to buy pipes and tobacco products. They have an incredibly vast selection to choose from as I'm not able to purchase OTC tobaccos but only from Pipes and Cigars.
2 out of 5
Ok
An ok OTC, mine came a bit warn down even though the pouch was sealed. Decent flavor, but not my favorite.
3 out of 5
Meh...
Good product, resonable price, slow shipping.
4 out of 5
Smooth
Velvet is a smooth smoke. Prefer cap black gold
3 out of 5
Nice and mild
I've tried several burleys recently. Velvet is very smooth and mild, as the name implies. I believe I prefer Prince Albert and Granger- but if you're looking for a mild, all day smoke- Velvet is the ticket.
3 out of 5
its ok but their are better
A tried and true OTC, just plain and simple. In Florida keeps the moisture more than other OTCs I 'be had. A yard smoke and a OK mixture/blender for some mistakes you've purchased.
5 out of 5
Velvet pipe tobacco
Velvet is an old favorite, my late uncle was a pipe smoker and it was his choice. I enjoy its mild smoke and pleasant aroma. This brand is difficult to find in stores, so I am glad to find it here.
4 out of 5
Pleasant, old timely brand!
I've seen antique cans of Velvet (which indicated it was for pipes and cigarettes). I dontbknow vif its unchanged fromnbthose days, but what I got was a pleasant burley/Kentucky blend. No flavors or scents toppingvit, but a very sweet, raisiny scent in the pouch. Mine was a bit over moist, which made packing difficult till bit dried out a bit.
5 out of 5
Great service
Great service
3 out of 5
Favorite "drugstore" burley
I like this because it's not as strong as my previous favorite, Carter Hall. No tongue bite.
5 out of 5
old favorite
one of my old standbys. good price and not too strong.
5 out of 5
Grand Dad's Favorite
This was my wife's Grand Dad's favorite and one of the burleys that I truely enjoy myself. Smooth and flavorable with out any bitterness or bite. The aroma brings back many fond memories for my wife. Try it yourself and make some memories of your own.
5 out of 5
Great
My personal favorite!
5 out of 5
lightning fast shipping
My dear Papa was so delighted to receive the two canisters of his favorite tobacco that he can no longer find locally. We will gladly do business again with your establishment. Thank you!!!
5 out of 5
What You Would Expect
The order was deliver timely in an appropriate box with adequate packing material.
4 out of 5
Soso
Light & the smoothest tobacco I've ever smoked so 'Velvet' is an apt name for it. There isn't any more dimension to the tobacco, which might leave a smoker cheated with it's barely detectable aroma.
5 out of 5
America's Smoothest Smoke
Mild and sweet Burley with lots of flavor and a very pleasant aroma. Burns slow and cool.
4 out of 5
Oldie But Goody !
Ha ! I use to purchase this way back when it came in a tin (like Prince Albert) ! When I saw it was available here at P&C , I just had to see if it was the same as I remember. Well, I'll say it was close. I tried it right out of the mailbox in my favorite everyday Yello Bole Pup Pipe ! The aroma is still good, but it wasn't how I remember. Later that day I tried it in my bigger Pearwood pipe and it made a big difference. A cooler, Apple-ish Cherry-ish rustic blend to me. Still a nice smoke. Happy that you still offer this.
5 out of 5
will buy again
bought this years ago still a great tobacco will buy again
5 out of 5
Always true!
A smooth lightly sweet smoke. Have used Velvet for many years. Still my go to smoke when sitting on the porch listening to a baseball game or a warm summer evening.
5 out of 5
Smokin' Hot!
I got my order of Velvet pipe tobacco promptly and in good shape (I was giving it as a gift.) Shipping & handling was a bit high, I thought, but I was pleased with the product and service.
Customer Testimonials
Unreal that my smoking has come to this since I started piping with the higher end baccy. I was pleased to find out that I can enjoy what some would say are lesser tobaccos. My eyes have been opened. Is Velvet on the same level as say Frog Morton?No, but I'm not always wanting a Cult or Frog smoke either. Velvet is a smooth,sweet and much to others dismay, good solid smoke. I'll be keeping this, Sir Walter and Half and Half on hand to enjoy and stretch my higher end stuff out.(not mix)P&C are my heros as I haven't a real tabacco shop near me and as always...smoke well my friends.
Old standard "drug store" blend. Very much in the American style. Pretty much a straight forward course cut burley. If there is a top note - it's lite, mainly just to enhance the natural "nutty" flavor and aroma of burley, seems that the main thing the top note adds is sweetness. Tin and room note is a typical of burley blends. Pleasant and not over-whelming. Lots of folks talk about the "bite" in burley. Burley is naturally more alkaline than VA's so there is going to be the possibility of bite. Personally, I've never noticed a bite to burley, each palate is different. This blend definitely needs some dry time prior to smoking. Don't expect to just open a pouch and smoke. When I smoke drug store blends I load the pipe the night before, by the next evening it's ready to go. Straight forward burley here. Burns well, but expect a few re-lights - that's true with any blend in this genre and burleys in general. Burns slow and cool. There is a reason why these blends are considerably less expensive and more available. As far as blends in this genre go, you could do a lot worse than Velvet. More flavor the PA, not as much topping as CH. As with all of these types of tobacco, it's going to vary. These are not top choice blends, they get the lesser leaf. Expect flavor variations. If you buy a pouch or tin and really enjoy it - use the same merchant and get a few more, because a few months down the road you may find the same blend having very different smoking qualities. This rule goes with ALL "drug store" varieties. If you get a crappy pouch, give it a few months and try again. Like all burley blends, a great caking blend - good for breaking in a new pipe. Burley - for whatever reason builds cake like no other. Burley blends also leave no discernable ghost - just a pleasant "tobacco" "nutty" ghost that marries well with anything else. Also not a terrible base for home blending. You can go lots of different directions with a base burley, such as Velvet.
Sunshine, rain and soil is all velvet has received before it is cased with a little brown sugar and packaged so I read in an old advertisement of Velvet in the early part of the last century. Although it does not contain Virginia tobacco, Velvet has a really nice subtle sweetness that accents the nutty burley taste. The room note is quite nice and not overbearing, I've been told its like oatmeal cookies. Inexpensive, nice burley flavor and no burley bitters, what's not to like?!!
This is a classic I remember when my uncle used to smoke the stuff when I was a kid and 20 years later I got my hands on this litte jem great taste and burn time. I will continue to get buy it from P&C.
Thought I would try this brand since it's been around for years. I will never try it again. Does not stay lit- bites my tongue hard -and the only way I can describe the taste is "wet cardboard"...mmmm. I'm definitely staying with prince albert for a good tasting cheap tobacco.
Velvet has been my favorite since I became a pipe smoker. Aroma has received compliments from Warsaw to Beijing. One day my dad ask me what brand it was. Turns out my grandfather smoked Velvet starting about WWI.
This is actually good stuff! It's like a slightly sweeter version of Half & Half. Smells great in the pouch and tastes pretty good. It's a little hard to keep lit, but I don't mind. At only $3.25 a pouch give this one a try, especially if you like Burley, which I'm beginning to like more as time goes on.
I've always been a fan of the old school burleys. It's a bit on the sweet side compared to Prince Albert, Carter Hall, Half and Half, etc. It's a sweet flavor that I can't quite identify. Velvet is also a bit on the damp side. It can take me quite a few relights to get a bowl burning, but I still enjoy it. It's a smooth smoke and it never bit me--even with lots of puffing to keep it lit.
This is one of those tobaccos that has been around forever it seems! I remember seeing in drugstores and grocery stores when I was a kid! I enjoy this in a MM cob pipe! A nice mild tobacco which I enjoy anytime of day! I have Velvet around when I want a no frills smoke!
I was pleasantly surprised by this old favorite. great taste and good room note . pouch note smells like coco great stuff.