Brand: Sir Walter Raleigh
Tobacco Type: Burley
Blend Type: Burley
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 1.5 oz. Pouch
- 14 oz. Can
- Sir Walter Raleigh
- Room Note:
I reckon the old standbys are the best after all. A really fine all day or after dinner smoke.
There is a reason this blend has been around for so long, it is a solid pipe tobacco. I am not a fan of aromatics, but this blend knocks it out of the park. This is the blend with the room note we remember growing up with. Highly recommended.
I have tried a lot of good “boutique” blends that I like and have regularly in my rotation. However, SWR is what I load in my pipes the most often. Nothing crazy or special, just a good smoke that is consistent and easy on the wallet.
White Burley tobacco grown in Tennessee and Kentucky makes up this blend. The cut is a chopped ribbon. Flavoring is licorice. This blend has been pleasing pipe smokers since the 1930s. Sir Walter Raleigh has the flavor of chocolate, the aroma is old times good. Easy to pack and light. Very satisfying tobacco.
A great old time tobacco. Has a great taste and smell and buns at a good pace, not too fast.
A never disappointing tobacco. The blends used to create a very pleasant experience with aroma and burn.
With all of the so-called boutique tobacco blends available today ... it's too easy to overlook this time-honored "humble" blend that has probably been the start for many for pipe smokers of days gone by. I bought this SWR a year ago along with a couple of other codger blends (Prince Albert & Carter Hall). I immediately opened the SWR and after performing the sniff test I loaded up a pipe for the first smoke. Not bad stuff, monochromatic and cool smoking as others have duly noted. Yet with plenty of other blends available, I then socked away the remainder of the pouch into a mason jar. I've been holding off smoking a new briar pipe that I picked up a few weeks ago as I've been undecided whether to use it for Flakes & VaPers or English & Balkan blends. Although I'm still undecided which direction to go with this particular pipe, I figured it was high time to begin the break-in process ... so I opted for some good old Burley. The SWR that I had trialed a year ago and then jarred away ... was the perfect medicine for breaking in this new pipe. Heck, I like SWR ... nothing complex here ... just a good old nutty-tasting Burley "Codger Blend" that delivers a cool & pleasantly flavorful smoke ... if one so desires it can easily qualify as an all-day smoke. Guess I'll just continue breaking in this pipe with SWR until I figure what else to use it for ... and if I can't ... well heck, I'll just stick with the SWR. No hoopla with this blend ... just good, clean, smooth, refreshing tobacco taste!
I like it, not every day, but now and then. I love burley.