Top-Rated Pipe Tobacco on TobaccoReviews.com

Top-Rated Pipe Tobacco on TobaccoReviews.com

Note: The information in this video was compiled in early June of 2017. The ratings and the number of reviews have probably changed either slightly or perhaps significantly by the time you view it. Some, perhaps many, of these blends may not be available (and possibly not even be in production) if you are watching this video in 2018 or later.
When I returned to piping in 2014, I used the reviews at tobaccoreviews.com to help guide my explorations and purchases. Like some/many of you, I found myself looking for tobaccos that had relatively high “scores” coupled with a decent number of reviews. I believed then, as I do now, that it was a reasonable way to find good tobaccos. It’s certainly not the only way, or the “best” way, but it is a reasonable way.

Average rating of 3.3 or higher with 40 or more reviews

English Blends (22 in all)
Dunhill Nightcap – 543 reviews / 3.5 rating
Ashton Artisan’s Blend – 146 / 3.5
Boswell Northwoods – 116 / 3.6
Hearth & Home Larry’s Blend – 106 / 3.5
Dan Tobacco Midnight Ride – 63 / 3.5
GL Pease Quiet Nights – 62 / 3.5
Hearth & Home Magnum Opus – 43 / 3.7
McClelland Legends – 43 / 3.8
Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader – 457 / 3.4
GL Pease Chelsea Morning – 111 / 3.4
GL Pease Samarra – 82 / 3.4
Captain Earle’s Ten Russians – 64 / 3.4
James Fox Dorisco Mixture – 50 / 3.4
Mac Baren Latakia Flake – 47 / 3.4
Esoterica Margate – 168 / 3.3
Germain Special Latakia Flake – 79 / 3.3
GL Pease Gaslight – 76 / 3.3
GL Pease Blackpoint – 75 / 3.3
GL Pease Sextant – 51 / 3.3
C&D Star of the East Flake – 48 / 3.3
C&D Engine 99 – 45 / 3.3
Robert Lewis Tree Mixture – 44 / 3.3

Virginia / Latakia Blends (6 in all)
McClelland Frog Morton’s Cellar – 172 reviews / 3.5 rating
F&K Lancer Slices – 84 / 3.7
B&B Ol’ Limey Bastard – 45 / 3.6
Peterson Balkan Delight – 40 / 3.4
McClelland Frog Morton – 346 / 3.3
Samuel Gawith Commonwealth Mixture – 164 / 3.3

Balkan Blends (7 in all)
Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding – 108 reviews / 3.5 rating
Hearth & Home Black House – 72 / 3.6
GL Pease Abingdon – 112 / 3.4
McClelland Balkan Blue – 88 / 3.4
GL Pease Westminister – 237 / 3.3
GL Pease Odyssey – 196 / 3.3
Germain Balkan Sobranie – 51 / 3.3

Oriental Blends (9 in all)
Esoterica Penzance – 421 reviews / 3.5 rating
McClelland Classic Samsun – 68 / 3.6
McClelland Drama Reserve – 60 / 3.7
Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture – 170 / 3.4
Dunhill London Mixture – 244 / 3.3
McClelland Frog Morton on the Town – 219 / 3.3
McClelland British Woods – 85 / 3.3
McClelland Yenidje Highlander – 49 / 3.3
McClelland Smyrna No. 1 – 45 / 3.3

Straight Virginias (14 in all)
Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake – 512 reviews / 3.5 rating
McClelland Blackwoods Flake – 213 / 3.5
Dunhill Flake – 168 / 3.5
C&D Opening Night – 67 / 3.5
Wessex Campaign Dark Flake – 43 / 3.6
Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake – 255 / 3.4
Capstan Flake Blue – 137 / 3.4
Fribourg & Teyer Cut Virginia Plug – 64 / 3.4
Gawith, Hoggarth, & Co Bright CR Flake – 58 / 3.4
McClelland No. 5100 Red Cake – 174 / 3.3
GL Pease Union Square – 106 / 3.3
Samuel Gawith Golden Glow – 82 / 3.3
Astleys No. 109 Medium Flake – 63 / 3.3
Samuel Gawith Kendal Plug – 48 / 3.3

Virginia Based Blends (7 in all)
Solani Silver Flake – 94 / 3.6
C&D Sunday Picnic – 88 / 3.5
McClelland Matured Virginia No. 24 – 80 / 3.5
McClelland Tudor Castle – 46 / 3.8
McConnell Scottish Cake – 95 / 3.3
Esoterica Tilbury – 82 / 3.3
C&D Exhausted Rooster – 73 / 3.3

VaPer Blends (22 in all)
STG Escudo – 365 reviews / 3.5 rating
Rattray’s Old Gowrie – 253 / 3.5
Dunhill Navy Rolls – 146 / 3.5
Samuel Gawith St. James Flake – 146 / 3.5
Reiner Long Golden Flake – 126 / 3.6
Samuel Gawith Cabbie’s Mixture – 44 / 3.5
Rattray’s Hal O’ The Wind – 229 / 3.4
McClelland Virginia Perique Flake – 159 / 3.4
Solani Virginia Flake With Perique – 127 / 3.4
Esoterica Dunbar – 81 / 3.4
Orlik Golden Sliced – 387 / 3.3
Rattray’s Marlin Flake – 215 / 3.3
Stokkebye’s Luxury Bullseye Flake -212 / 3.3
Hearth & Home Anniversary Kake – 148 / 3.3
Davidoff Flake Medallions – 112 / 3.3
C&D Bayou Morning – 93 / 3.3
C&D Kajun Kake – 84 / 3.3
GL Pease Telegraph Hill – 66 / 3.3
Hearth & Home Louisiana Red – 47 / 3.3
Germain Royal Jersey Perique Mixture – 45 / 3.3
GL Pease Sixpence – 44 / 3.3
GL Pease Triple Play – 43 / 3.3

Ran out of space to write. Send me a PM if you’d like the complete list (includes burleys, aromatics, etc).

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