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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:41 am

When the box left my house, there was a new pouch of SWR inside. Just sayin'
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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 am

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:27 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:09 am
My uncle Bill smoked cigars mostly, but when he got home from work for lunch or for the day he would fill one of his two pipes and sit at the kitchen table and smoke with coffee if at lunch or a Bud if after work. He would smoke one of three tobaccos, Prince Albert, Borkum Riff Bourbon or Sir Walter Raleigh. When I was over visiting my cousin, I always liked it when he smoked SWR as I liked the red and black foil pouch and the smell of the smoke.

I smoke SWR when I am in the hills/mountains. It is my early morning with some coffee in the high country smoke. Great to sit and enjoy the view with a pipe.
Yes, indeed, Blood. Well said.
Good sentiments.
So, I went to an old grocery store nearby today and asked the cashier for a pouch of SWR. I had seen it behind the counter previously, and knew it was there. She found it, dusted it off and handed it to me after ringing it up. "Never sold this before", she said.
If I'm reading the ink jet numbers correctly, the pouch is from 2006. It's dryer than the sand in Goose's back yard in July. Loaded up a bowl, and very surprisingly, it's still a smooth, slow burning smoke. Not as much flavor as I had imagined, but a little hydration may help with that.
It's a tobacco for relaxation for sure, and one for remembering the old men and their pipes.
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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am

I re-assessed my tobacco stash over the weekend and discovered another pouch of SWR! I decided to jar it with the one I recently purchased. It seems even unopened and in the sealed plastic sleeve, the tobacco can get really dry, so getting these into a jar was a great plan. Since it was out I enjoyed a bowl in a Peterson Bulldog
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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by KYBURLEY » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:21 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
I re-assessed my tobacco stash over the weekend and discovered another pouch of SWR! I decided to jar it with the one I recently purchased. It seems even unopened and in the sealed plastic sleeve, the tobacco can get really dry, so getting these into a jar was a great plan. Since it was out I enjoyed a bowl in a Peterson Bulldog
I love SWR but can only vouch for the STG version. I think they started production ca. 2010, or thereabouts. It's a much better product so you owe it to yourself to try that version of it.

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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by Rusty » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:41 am

KYBURLEY wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:21 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
I re-assessed my tobacco stash over the weekend and discovered another pouch of SWR! I decided to jar it with the one I recently purchased. It seems even unopened and in the sealed plastic sleeve, the tobacco can get really dry, so getting these into a jar was a great plan. Since it was out I enjoyed a bowl in a Peterson Bulldog
I love SWR but can only vouch for the STG version. I think they started production ca. 2010, or thereabouts. It's a much better product so you owe it to yourself to try that version of it.
What attributes of the STG version make it better than the previous one?
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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by KYBURLEY » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:55 am

Rusty wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:41 am
KYBURLEY wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:21 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
I re-assessed my tobacco stash over the weekend and discovered another pouch of SWR! I decided to jar it with the one I recently purchased. It seems even unopened and in the sealed plastic sleeve, the tobacco can get really dry, so getting these into a jar was a great plan. Since it was out I enjoyed a bowl in a Peterson Bulldog
I love SWR but can only vouch for the STG version. I think they started production ca. 2010, or thereabouts. It's a much better product so you owe it to yourself to try that version of it.
What attributes of the STG version make it better than the previous one?
The cut is chunkier which works better for Burley, in my opinion of course. It also seems to use better quality Burley. The better leaf seems to be the case with most of their versions of old American drugstore blends. I really like their Half & Half too, which also has a chunkier cut than the Pinkerton product. Of course, some people will probably say the exact opposite, and prefer the older versions.

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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by Goose55 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:14 am

KYBURLEY wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:55 am
Rusty wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:41 am
KYBURLEY wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:21 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
I re-assessed my tobacco stash over the weekend and discovered another pouch of SWR! I decided to jar it with the one I recently purchased. It seems even unopened and in the sealed plastic sleeve, the tobacco can get really dry, so getting these into a jar was a great plan. Since it was out I enjoyed a bowl in a Peterson Bulldog
I love SWR but can only vouch for the STG version. I think they started production ca. 2010, or thereabouts. It's a much better product so you owe it to yourself to try that version of it.
What attributes of the STG version make it better than the previous one?
The cut is chunkier which works better for Burley, in my opinion of course. It also seems to use better quality Burley. The better leaf seems to be the case with most of their versions of old American drugstore blends. I really like their Half & Half too, which also has a chunkier cut than the Pinkerton product. Of course, some people will probably say the exact opposite, and prefer the older versions.
Good stuff. Enjoying a big bowl full of SWR at this very moment. I can extract/ sip the best flavor by keeping it pretty firmly tamped down. Stays a lot cooler, and burns more slowly that way, too.
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Re: Sir Walter Raleigh

Post by Rusty » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:06 pm

KYBURLEY wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:55 am
Rusty wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:41 am
KYBURLEY wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:21 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
I re-assessed my tobacco stash over the weekend and discovered another pouch of SWR! I decided to jar it with the one I recently purchased. It seems even unopened and in the sealed plastic sleeve, the tobacco can get really dry, so getting these into a jar was a great plan. Since it was out I enjoyed a bowl in a Peterson Bulldog
I love SWR but can only vouch for the STG version. I think they started production ca. 2010, or thereabouts. It's a much better product so you owe it to yourself to try that version of it.
What attributes of the STG version make it better than the previous one?
The cut is chunkier which works better for Burley, in my opinion of course. It also seems to use better quality Burley. The better leaf seems to be the case with most of their versions of old American drugstore blends. I really like their Half & Half too, which also has a chunkier cut than the Pinkerton product. Of course, some people will probably say the exact opposite, and prefer the older versions.
Thank you. I'm always interested in the differences when tobacco manufacturing moves or is outsourced. It almost always changes the product. It's more often the case that people find the 'new' version inferior in some way. So when somebody says it's better it's worth asking about.
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