What are your thoughts on the drugstore tobaccos?
You know the ones I'm talking about, bought by the plastic pouch or tub at your local store; the ones that have been around forever.
Also known as "over the counter" or "codger" blends...
Prince Albert, Half & Half, Carter Hall, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sugar Barrel are the ones I am most interested in, but there are others. None of them are available in my area.
I would be very happy to hear your impressions of these legendary blends - as well as any of the others that have stood the test of time...
(Captain Black, Sail, and Amphora are the OTC tobaccos in my area - I don't like any of them enough to pay the crazy prices)
I know these blends are not likely to blow you away with flavour and that they are designed for an easy smoke, but that has been what's attracting me to them.
I don't like the taste of full-blown aromatics, and I want some nice clean tobaccos to enjoy in my cobs and to break in my my first briar, so that is why I am gravitating to them.
I'm not sure I will like every one, but what the hell - a few dollars won't break me.
Plus I think as a pipe smoker I should have an idea what PA and the gang actually taste like. I haven't had any of the old school burleys to date...