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Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco Review

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Prince Albert Tobacco ReviewI smoked Prince Albert pipe tobacco for the first time last night and was pleasantly surprised. What do I mean by “pleasantly surprised”? What I mean is that I was surprised that it wasn’t aweful. Actually, it was quite good, albeit extremely mild. I am also a cigar smoker and I would classify Prince Albert as the Macanudo of pipe tobaccos. I apologize to John Middleton, Inc. for thinking their tobacco wouldn’t be good before I tried it and admit that I was probably under the influence of “tobacco snobbery”. After all, Prince Albert is an inexpensive mass-market brand …

Yes, it is a mass-market brand, and you can find it just about anywhere they sell tobacco. I actually bought mine at Tobacco Depot in Spring Hill FL. I was visiting my dad and didn’t have any pipes or tobacco with me, so I went to the local Tobacco Depot and decided to try Prince Albert. I bought some new pipes too, but that will be another post.
Tobacco Depot did have Prince Albert in a Tub, but I decided to try the small 1.5 oz. size to see if I liked it before buying a large amount. It comes in a “Luxury Pouch” packaged inside a box with the familiar red, accented with white and gold, as pictured at the top of the page.
Prince Albert is so smooth I don’t think you could get tongue bite of you tried. It smoked very smooth and cool. There wasn’t a lot of flavor. It was very mild and it did go well with my drink accompaniment of 2005 Gnarled Vine Zinfandel, which I also highly recommend.

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Prince Albert 1.5 oz Pouch
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Very Mild Burley Tobacco Makes Up the Prince Albert Blend
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I recommend Prince Albert to anyone that is just starting out with pipe smoking. It is also great for breaking in new pipes. You can puff away like a freight train and not get tongue burn or gunk in your pipes. If you’re a “tobacco snob” that can only smoke expensive pipe tobacco, then Prince Albert is not for you. If you’d like to have a good every day mild smoking tobacco, then give it a whirl. Again, it is very mild, but very good for the price.
Eric, over at SmokingPipeTobacco.com makes a great point in his review when he says; “I’m not always in the mood for something complex or sophisticated. Those times where I’m working, concentrating on something, but want to smoke – those are the times for Prince Albert …” – extremely well put Eric! Read his post, “Do you have Prince Albert in a Tub?
Brand: Prince Albert
Blender: John Middleton, Inc., King of Prussia PA USA
Box Description: Cool, Mild, No Bite, Slow Burning
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley
Cut: Ribbon
Strength: Very Mild
Flavoring: Very Mild
Taste: Very Mild
Room Note: Pleasant
Recommendation: Recommended

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    skymuscle83
  • December 17, 2009
Well I'm new to pipe smoking as I smoke cigars normally but a buddy of mine introduced me to it and I love it!! Anyway I've tried prince albert and it is not bad. I do like it. I mainly smoke my local tobacco shops house blend and its fabulous but some prince albert every now and then is great. Since I am new I was wondering if there was any tobacco out there that I should try for a new comer?
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    Kevin
  • December 17, 2009
Captain Black is another good beginner smoke.
http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-tobacco-reviews/captain-black-pipe-tobacco-review/
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    skymuscle83
  • December 17, 2009
ok thanks, I read your review of that and it sounded very intriguing to me so I will for sure pick some up. Any others I should try? I read your review of the Maltese Falcon and I thought I might buy some of that.
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    Kevin
  • December 17, 2009
You can't go wrong with Maltese Falcon.
Here's some other good ones for you.
http://pipesmagazine.com/python/pipe-tobacco-reviews/mcclelland-christmas-cheer-2006-pipe-tobacco-reviews/
http://pipesmagazine.com/python/pipe-tobacco-reviews/cornell-diehl-cd-412a-billy-budd-pipe-tobacco-review/
http://pipesmagazine.com/python/pipe-tobacco-reviews/mcclelland-frog-morton-pipe-tobacco-review/
http://pipesmagazine.com/python/pipe-tobacco-reviews/dan-tobacco-sweet-vanilla-honeydew-pipe-tobacco-review/
http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-tobacco-reviews/samuel-gawith-commonwealth-pipe-tobacco-review/
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    skymuscle83
  • December 18, 2009
Ok I have found all except one and bought them. I can't find the McClelland Christmas Cheer 2006. I have found the 2008,2009 but I haven't found 2006. Apparently by most reviews it is a wonderful smoke...lol. Any thoughts on how or where I can find some?
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    Kevin
  • December 18, 2009
It is probably out of production.
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    John A. Slack
  • December 28, 2009
Somebody ought to keep track of what web site offers the best prices. As a pipe smoker for 40 years I've been unable to buy Prince Albert 14 oz container from the same place two times consecutively. Prices presently have an enormous range, from $17 to $32 for the same item! The web sites are notorious for poorly designed links for a simple purchase, the exact link that should be easiest.
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    Kevin
  • December 28, 2009
You can find it here for $22.95.
http://www.4noggins.com/princealbert-14ozcanor2ozsample.aspx
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    skymuscle83
  • December 28, 2009
http://www.jrcigars.com/index.cfm?page=pipes2 has it for $22.95 as well. Here is where I get most of my pipe tobacco. They have great deals on many pipe tobaccos.
http://www.pipesandcigars.com/newpiptobhea1.html
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