I agree with this. I live a city of almost 300,000 people, and nobody carries pipe tobacco expect for one B&M and JRs inside and outside the city. It's been that way for years. And this is North Carolina.I believe its an antiquated term at this point, just used to describe tobaccos once sold over the counter at drug stores or wherever.
Yeah I ordered a tub of H&H for the same price from SPC as my local B&M were selling a pouch of Captain Black.In my town in SC you can't find OTC blends, or what I like to call "Classic Blends", in our Wal Mart, drugstores and even most Mom & Pop stores. Fortunately we do have a few tobacco stores that carry pipe tobacco, but the Classic Blends are few and their over priced compared to online tobacconists, even with shipping. If I were you, I'd deal with them for your Classic Blends.