For fans of Burley tobacco, you will be hard pressed to find something that is more well respected than Carter Hall. As one of the oldest brands still around, Carter Hall acts as a throwback to the older tobacco once smoked in the United States.
Official documentation shows R.J. Reynolds Tobacco filing for a trademark on the Carter Hall name in 1956, though it is believed that the blend that makes up the tobacco actually dates back all the way to 1895. We have no documentation proving that fact, but it is not outside the realm of possibility for a tobacco recipe to be that old.
Regardless of when it was first made, Carter Hall steadily grew in both popularity and reputation, becoming one of the standard bearers for Burley blends in America.
With a tin note of fig, raisin, and a general nutty scent, you will quickly get acquainted with this tobacco. The nuttiness continues with the flavor, where you might also pick up hints of cocoa and a slight spiciness. More than one person has mentioned enjoying this tobacco with a cup of coffee.
In 1987, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco sold the rights to the Carter Hall brand to another American tobacco company, John Middleton Co. Since then, John Middleton Co. has faithfully maintained the quality of Carter Hall tobacco, as is befitting of a tobacco company that is one of the oldest in the nation.
John Middleton Co. is located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, right outside Philadelphia. Another historic company, this one was founded in 1856 inside the city of brotherly love, as a small tobacco shop that catered to the cigar and pipe tobacco fans of the time.
We offer two different sizes for Carter Hall, a 1.5 ounce pouch and a 14 ounce can. If you are looking for a Burley blend, go with the historic option. Go with Carter Hall.