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Every roll your own tobacco smoker has his/her favorites. Here are seven great tasting pipe tobacco blends we sell a ton of each month here at Windy City Cigars. Each of these pipe tobacco manufacturers imparts a unique blend of source tobaccos, manufacturing process, flavoring (if appropriate) and other intangibles to create a proprietary taste. 

The “D&R” stands for Daughters and Ryan, they make one of the finest pipe tobacco products in the world and we think of them as a luxury brand that’s continually breaking new “taste horizons.” Let’s be honest, this is not the cheapest pipe brand by any means, but you are getting a truly unique product. 

  • Ramback: has a silky smooth taste with a flavorful and characteristic oriental finish that’s a bit exoctic – you will savor this pipe tobacco every time you smoke it.
  • Ramback Gold: just a touch smoother than the standard Ramback.
  • Three Sails: has a full bodied, British style Virginia pipe tobacco blend, with an extra fine shag cut.
  • Windsail Platinum: slightly milder taste than the Three Sails blend.
  • Windsail Silver: light bodied, yet flavorful with an extra smooth taste.
  • Windsail Gold: produces a flavorful, robust flavor.
  • Two Timer z’: a nutty taste and natural sweetness.
  • PenHooker : their richest blend with a wonderful distinctive taste.
  • Ryback: has a distinctive dark-fired taste.
  • Vengeur: s a medium bodied blend, developed to be smooth and flavorful, with no bitter aftertase.
  • S.J. Rimboche Perique – the source tobacco for this blend is only grown in Louisiana and only in two areas; this is an extremely rare and hard to come by pipe tobacco.

Kentucky Select: Economical but Great Tasting Pipe Tobacco 

Kentucky Select Tobacco comes in a wide variety of flavors: Red, Gold, Silver, Black, Natural and Blue and comes in 5lb bags or 16oz. 

This is a silky smooth tasting pipe tobacco, with a rich flavor, not harsh like lower quality products of pipe tobacco, with slow burn characteristics.

  • Red: has a bold, full flavored taste that Kentucky Select is known for.
  • Gold: smooth mellow flavor that is not as strong as their Red blend.
  • Blue: a light menthol taste, just a touch of the latter, not too strong.
  • Green: delivers a sharp, minty taste full bodied menthol taste.
  • Silver: smoother more subtle taste than their other blends.

Check Out our YouTube “under 120 seconds review” of Kentucky Select Tobacco 

Criss Cross Pipe Tobacco is a company that is not as well known as some of the larger brands of pipe tobacco we carry. But, it’s if you check our site you’ll find 3-5 solid reviews of this product.

  • Nothing fancy in the product, it’s a consistent good tasting pipe tobacco blend that smokes on the mild side, not harsh and no afterbun in the mouth after you smoke a hand rolled cigarette. Criss Cross pipe tobacco comes in three essential flavors: Smooth, Original and Mint, with Original being the strongest of the bunch.

Altadis Pipe Tobacco – you like exoctic flavored pipe tobacco? Well, Altadis pipe tobacco is loaded with chocolate (natural) flavoring that’s going get you awake in the morning. 

  • And, this great pipe tobacco brand doesn’t stop there you can get it in Maple, Rum and Maple, Maple Walnut, Praline and Cream, White Burley Cube, Irish Creme, Sunset Rum, Strawberry Delight, Bourbon, Champagne, Butterscotch (yes!!) even the Altadis pipe tobacco signature blend: Bahamian Rhapsody.You are going large on all of these flavors, as they ship in 5lb bag that’s going to last a while.

Our Au Naturalle OHM Pipe Tobacco is one of the top five selling pipe tobacco products in the world. 

You can get it in a 5 lg bag of pipe tobacco goodness, 16 oz bag or if you want to take a deep dive into OHM Pipe Tobacco and not spend a lot of money you can buy a sampler bag of tobacco for under two bucks.

OHM Pipe Tobacco has been the choice for RYO tobacco smokers for over ten years and if you take the time to read the reviews on our site you’ll understand why we are so proud of our very own pipe tobacco product.

OHM Pipe Tobacco is made with high quality Virginia tobacco leaves sourced from growers we have working with for many many years. The taste is rich enough to give you a full flavored experience, but mild enough so you know you’re smoking high quality pipe tobacco. Nothing harsh about this tobacco.

If you don’t want to flavor your own pipe tobacco at home OHM comes in a wide variety of pipe tobacco goodness:

  • Bold – is a rich get your attention full flavored pipe tobacco taste; a bit stronger than our other blends. Probably not the best choice for you unless you want something that’s strong.
  • Blue – is strong but has a somewhat milder taste than our Bold
  • Mint – OHM Mint Pipe Tobacco has a hint of menthol in it; doesn’t overpower you but lets you smoke cool.
  • Gold Mint – OHM Gold Mint is a bit smoother on the taste buds than our standard mint flavor.
  • Silver – With a smooth as silk taste, this pipe tobacco is for the more experienced pipe tobacco smoker who wants a sophisticated taste.
  • Natural – is gong to give you a fuller and heavier smoke than the OHM Bold tobacco; both are similar with some subtle differences between the two.
  • Turkish Red – OHM Turkish Red has an exoctic taste for those that are seeking a more life on the edge with their tobacco.
  • Turkish Yellow – OHM Turkish Yellow Blend offers the same great blend as our OHM Turkish Red but with a smoother taste.
  • Super Mint – OHM Super Mint Tobacco offers a refreshing, cool-tasting mint style for those that prefer an extra burst of menthol. It’s long on mint flavor and not for those who don’t want a strong minty taste.

We hope this blog post about pipe tobacco brands is informative. If you have questions about any of the pipe tobacco brands we carry, premium cigars, humidors or manual or cigarette rolling machines please call us. We are all roll your own friendly folks with deep experience as consumers of these products and fielding questions from thousands of customers the last ten years.