Today we review Bacco Pipe Tobacco. With a very low price and a simple, if uninspired, name, is Bacco worth packing up? Bacco is 100% American tobacco brought to you by Tantus Tobacco, a relatively well-known name in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. I have tried some of their filtered cigars called Red Buck, and some of their other products, and always felt they had good quality and great value as a company overall.
Bacco has a pretty simple resealable package that goes well with the name. Regular is red, menthol is green, and mild is a silver-grey, so no surprises there. The package seemed in great condition upon arrival, and seemed to arrive faster than most of the other brands I have tried. Upon opening the Bacco pipe tobacco, I first smelled the tobacco, and it had a nice but subtle nose to it. However, inspecting the tobacco I did notice that the consistency in the cut of the tobacco was a bit lacking. Some tobacco was in large strands and others in smaller portions, which as you know, can result in a bad packing experience and uneven smoke.
The Bacco pipe tobacco did pack better than expected, but not as well as I would like. It lights with ease, but does present some of the unevenness in smoking that you would expect from a low-cost value pipe tobacco. The smoke itself is pleasant, with a likeable flavor and texture to it, but without any impressive, exotic or subtle flavors one can get from more expensive premium brands of pipe tobacco.
After smoking nearly the whole package, I have to say that Bacco is good for a cheap everyday kind of smoke, but if you are looking for something special or outstanding for an outing with some friends, I suggest you look elsewhere.