Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco
Prince Albert is obviously one of the most popular old-time blends, and I need some right now. PA, as it is frequently referred to, sometimes gets disrespected as an inexpensive “drug store” tobacco, or a 1-dimensional pipe tobacco without a lot of different subtle nuances that many other blends have.
I have a half a bag of PA left, but it is 60 miles away at my dad’s house and I need some right now. Here’s why. This week, two factors combined that have now created a strong need for me to have some Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco. 1) I have had an extremely busy week. 2) the weather here in St. Petersburg, Florida has been 100% pure perfection. It is warm and sunny, not too hot, and no humidity. This isn’t going to last long. Soon, the weather will get very hot and humid.
I like to smoke pipes at my desk while I am working. I open the double doors to the deck and let the place air out and I smoke a lot since I like to and I can leave the doors open all day. I have been working like a maniac, and smoking many of my favorite pipes and favorite tobacco blends all week, about 4 pipes during the day. Since I am so busy and running as fast as I can with my work, I am puffing like a locomotive on four pipes a day for the last couple of days, and all have been a bitter, hot, tongue-burning disappointment. It’s all my fault for obvious reasons.
I should have been smoking Prince Albert. You can puff it like mad and it won’t burn your tongue, the flavor won’t go sour, and you aren’t wasting a boutique tobacco where you miss all the subtle different tastes.
Here is my original review on Prince Albert on PipesMagazine.com, but there is a really great review of Prince Albert on LuxuryTobaccoReview.com by Cortezattic, that is a great read and very interesting with the history he posted about it.
Maybe I should open the box / bag of Carter Hall for the rest of the busy week?