Hello fellow pipe smokers, today we review Bull Durham Pipe Tobacco made by Commonwealth Brands. When I think of Bull Durham Pipe Tobacco, I think of my grandfather. He was a pipe smoker as well, and this, IS your granddaddy's brand. But, does that mean it is out-of-date and not worth smoking, or does it mean it is a great brand that is standing the test of time? I generally enjoy Kentucky tobacco, but have never tried Bull Durham before, but today we remedy that!
With 100% American Tobacco (good old Kentucky!), and a name you have probably known for years, Bull Durham Pipe Tobacco comes in a package that is very attractive, and looks quite modern! This was a pleasant surprise to see that the brand has evolved since my grandfather's days, and that they are using the resealable packaging with a very attractive design and bold colors. Presentation matters, and I have to say, I am rather impressed with what I see.
Upon opening the package I am impressed again. The tobacco is moist and fresh, unlike a lot of other value brands that tend to be dry and lifeless, and it noses very well. Earthy tones, with a touch of brown sugar and oak come to mind, and it definitely gets you in the mood to smoke! Smoking the tobacco is equally enjoyable, and it is cut quite well and packs with ease and because of this you get a nice full and round puff of smoke with a relaxed draw on your pipe. Big +s in my book!
I have to say, that with Bull Durham Pipe Tobacco being priced similarly to many value pipe tobacco brands, I think it will be very hard to beat for it's price. A trusted old brand, with new and fresh packaging, and most importantly, a great quality tobacco that really has stood the test of time. If you are looking for value brand prices with top-of-the-line quality and taste, then Bull Durham is certainly something you should try packing up today.