Re: A tour of drug store blends, stop two: John Middleton’s Prince Albert
This is a good blend for those new to pipe smoking as well as those who have been smoking for a while. I think I would have to disagree with the statement that those who have been smoking a while don't enjoy drug store blends (there are plenty of smokers on this site that regularly smoke them), and those who dismiss them because they are cheap aren't being fair to them. There is a reason these blends have stood the test of time. That said, I do think I prefer Carter Hall to Prince Albert, but that is just my tastes. Remember reviews reflect the experience of the reviewer, and your experience may differ, so don’t rely solely on the reviews of others… just use them as a starting point.