Hello fellow pipe smokers and welcome to our next review. This time we are trying Carter Hall Pipe Tobacco. Now, let's get the obvious out of the way - This isn't your daddy's pipe tobacco... it is your granddaddy's! Yes, it has been around forever, and that does not have to be a bad thing. I remember older men smoking this when I was a younger man, and they probably had the same memories from their childhood. Often found in drug stores, Carter Hall is a mainstay in the pipe tobacco world, but is it a has-been or a classic? I have never smoked it before, so we will find out together.
The package itself is nice, and has an old-school designer brand look to it. It almost reminds me of the label on a bottle of wine. A very vintage and appealing look to be sure. When I opened the Carter Hall Pipe Tobacco I was very pleased with aroma. It has a mild tobacco smell to it, and a very pleasant nose of wine and wood. The tobacco looks great, and it is well-cut in even length strands. Packing was no challenge at all, and it lit and stay lit with very little attention or effort.
The taste also has notes of red wine and wood, and is pleasant without being powerful. It is nothing amazing, but certainly something pleasant, and if you are wine lover, it might really be a great pipe tobacco for you. Price wise, Carter Hall is in the mid-range, and I would say the overall quality would be in that same range as well. I would not call it a has-been, as it is still a good smoke, but a classic? Well, I would say it is worth keeping around. Until next time, pack it if you got it friends!