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Old Toby

(30 customer reviews)


The choicest blend of Tobold Hornblower himself!  Straight from Middle Earth, Old Toby brings together the finest Virginia and Burley leaves with a generous sugar casing and a dash of Louisiana Perique.  A treat for your senses and your companions!

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The choicest blend of Tobold Hornblower himself!  Straight from Middle Earth, Old Toby brings together the finest Virginia and Burley leaves with a generous sugar casing and a dash of Louisiana Perique.  A treat for your senses and your companions!

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1 Ounce, 2 Ounces, 4 Ounces, Half Pound, 1 Pound

Reviews (30)

30 reviews for Old Toby

  1. Mark (verified owner)

    Would recommend this blend to anyone who wants a warm, rounded, smooth mouth feel with a bit of sweetness. Very tasty and not harsh at all. Notes of cocoa and earth in there as well.

  2. Jeff

    Friend and I are long time fans of the LOTR series, one night while watching one of the movies and having a few beers decided to look up and see if anyone made any pipes from the movies as well as if there was any tobaccos that where out there. Sure enough, found this and ordered some right there. It has become our favorite tobacco blend and every time that we meet we have to sit down for some Old Toby.

  3. Mark Fresa (verified owner)

    It’s no wonder Gandalf offered Old Toby to Radagast during the Hobbit movie to calm his nerves. This is a delicious blend that will banish negative forces from your mind! My personal favorite.

  4. John (verified owner)

    I wouldn’t claim that this is “the finest weed in all of the south farthing”, but it’s pretty close. Once you get it going, this is a delicious smoke, especially after dinner.

  5. Jason Wilcox

    I don’t know about all the nuances of tobacco reviews, but I will say Old Toby is the best tasting tobacco I’ve ever smoked. may have to relight or dry out or whatever but as far a taste, best I’ve tasted’

  6. Patrick A. Johnson (verified owner)

    The ONLY problem with this blend is that it is so d_mn good, and you’ll likely find yourself smoking nothing else if you are a fan of aromatics. All kidding aside, this is a must own blend if you are in to aromatics.

  7. Mark (verified owner)

    Must say that Old Toby is the first pipe tobacco I ever smoked, and it has definitely opened my eyes (and palate) to some wonderful flavors. My wife doesn’t like the other blends as well as this one, so I try to smoke some for her when she is in the garden. Highly recommended.

  8. John Shore (verified owner)

    An excellent smoke at the end of a long day at work.

  9. John Shore (verified owner)

    An excellent smoke at the end of a long day.

  10. Faux Bennett (verified owner)

    I can only imagine if I died suddenly & instead of calling the hearse they lit some Ol’ Toby nearby I’d sit bolt upright & pass my pipe along for a bowlful! It’s heaven; my new favorite pipe tobacco by a mile!

  11. roch.martin (verified owner)

    just perfect ! received it this morning in France ^^

  12. Joel Clyde

    With the loss of McClelland, I was looking for a replacement for my beloved Frog Mortons. Someone recommended Shepards Pie, but I ran across Old Toby, and it sounded intriguing. I was not disappointed.. It’s not the Frog, but in it’s own way, it is every bit as good. I6 has a nutty, sweet taste with overtones of spices. It is my new favorite. No latakia in this blend, but it doesn’t really need it. It is very complex all on its own.

  13. Dennis W. Young (verified owner)

    I’m New to pipe smoking, but this blend is wonderful! Smooth with absolutely no bite…at all! Wonderful aroma. Gandalf would be pleased. 😎👍

  14. Anthony Rosenthal (verified owner)

    This is without a doubt one of the greatest aromatic tobaccos I’ve ever smoked. The blend comes quite moist,and I was afraid it wouldn’t burn well without quite a bit of drying time, but surprisingly still manages to burn quite well and without bite. It’s certainly a sweet one, and each draw on the pipe seems to sprinkle a little sugary mist on the tongue. The sweet taste is matched by a lovely room note promising to please anyone nearby as well as the smoker. It’s a wonderful blend for sitting outside the hobbit hole on a cool night with a hot coffee.

  15. Marcus (verified owner)

    I’ve been smoking Old Toby for some time now, and It is still my favorite by far. Being a major fan of Lord of the Rings, it is truly fantastic. And the blend is almost perfect in my mind. I don’t really buy any other kinds anymore…just Old Toby.

  16. Isaac (verified owner)

    I’m relatively new to pipe smoking, but have recently been on something of a tour of some of the more popular aromatics. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve sampled nine highly recommended aromatics from several of the major companies. I keep coming back to Old Toby as my favorite. It is smooth, smells amazing, and is pleasantly smokey whether sitting on the back porch or out on walkabout to do some lunting. I greatly enjoy the sweetness of this blend, and my wife never complains about the smell. Merry and Pippin knew what they were talking about!

  17. Mike (verified owner)

    Excellent tobacco..
    A little wet. Stayed lit.
    Nice smoke for all day.
    The perique balances the smoke nicely .

  18. Justinjaredjoyner (verified owner)

    I’ve come back to the pipe after 10 years and I’m writing this as I’m smoking Old Toby for the first time. I was excited by these LOTR brands and wanted to give some a try.

    I was a bit concerned with the addition of Perique due to an unpleasant experience with Perique additions to cigarettes in the past (yes, I know: apples n oranges!) but I was happy to discover that the addition rounds out the sweetness very effectively. A bit of Perique in an aromatic blend? Hell yes!

    The tobacco is moist so it went it frequently but I’ll get the hang of it.

    All in all you get a heavenly rich smooth smoke, lovely aromatic flavours, and an overall fantastic smoking experience. Perfect for newcomers!— don’t let them try anything else for the first time!

    Lastly, my order came super fast—can’t complain!

    Can’t wait to explore other tobaccos here!

    Cheers from California—

  19. Justinjaredjoyner (verified owner)

    Happy Spring!

    I’m a returning pipe smoker and was looking for a quality aromatic. Being a LOTR fan, as well, I searched LOTR tobacco and found the C.S.!
    Old Toby is sweet, fruity, and peppery with a thick smoke that never bites—even once!

    I had to relight it many times due to the moisture but I eventually got the hang of how much/little air it took to keep things going consistently.

    I was worried about Perique being added to the mix due to an unpleasant experience with Perique in the past. But… this peppery addition really rounded out the sweetness in a delightful and surprising way!

    Maybe a tad overly sweet for me, so this smoke will do good after a nice evening meal when you have a full hour to let this smoke weave it’s spell on you!

  20. Robert Dotson (verified owner)

    I have tried all of the Middle Earth blends that are offered here and I must say that Old Toby takes the cake. I love the flavor and the aroma. As others have said, no tongue bite, a little on the sweet side. I think it all depends on your tastes. I purchased small amounts of all the Middle Earth blends to that I could try them all out to see which one I liked the most. The other blends are good too! This one just keeps me coming back for more. Definitely worth a try!!

  21. Sean Fulghum (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful aromatic that’s sweet with a little kick. I didn’t let it dry and just popped some in my Duke and away we went. It sizzles since it is a little wet but still tastes wonderful. This is definitely gonna be in my rotation from here on out.

  22. Gabriel Theodoulos

    A kind-hearted soul sent me a package of tobaccos, one of which was Old Toby. After starting up The Hobbit movie, I pulled out this blend and smoked a pipe-full. I am immediately hooked! Old Toby is a fresh and gentle aromatic, with hints of cocoa and possibly mint (?). It is oh so smooth, I nursed a bowl for almost an entire hour! Cursed am I not to be able to afford a whole mountain of this wonderful blend! It has become my new favorite!

  23. Erika Rivertree (verified owner)

    My new fave tobacco blend! The aroma of Old Toby is scrumptious! And the taste… wow! This is a superb smoke! Luxurious, creamy plumes of smoke, with a smooth and deep, earthy-sweet flavor, but not cloying or goopy. I tried my first bowl of this in a Flogglewerks Tauriel pipe (cuz, LOTR, y’know). Oh yeah; Old Toby is mos def “the finest weed in the Southfarthing”. 💐💐💐

  24. Tyler Detmer

    Wow this blend completely exceeded my expectations. I am a new pipe smoker and before ordering from this shop I bought a couple cheap pouches of aromatic stuff. When I smoked my first bowl of Old Toby I was absolutely amazed at how delicious it tasted compared to the stuff I had tried. And it left such a warm pleasant feeling in my mouth, at that moment I knew I would never buy crappy cheap tobaccos from the beer n wine store again. This blend is 100% worthy of the name Old Toby. Gandalf would be proud!

  25. Aaron (verified owner)

    I’ve only tried around 20 blends of tobacco in my life, but after finding Old Toby I’m giving most of the rest away. This blend is just so DELICIOUS and perfectly behaved. Usually you have to be extra careful to avoid tongue bite with a tobacco that is as heavily cased as this one, but this beauty hasn’t bitten me once! I’ve tried in numerous pipes from a huge Lord of the Rings “Aragorn” style churchwarden down to a little bent bulldog and it has burned perfectly and tasted simply wonderful in all of them. Although it seems very wet and sticky in the bag/jar/receptacle, I’ve still been able to put it into a pipe and smoke it without drying it out before hand and in most cases that has worked. It very easily burns down to a fine ash and provides a very long and satisfying smoke. I can’t praise Old Toby enough; it’s become my “desert island” tobacco. As soon as the pocketbook allows, I plan on stocking up on this to age several jars worth. If you like aromatics, this is a MUST try!

  26. Jeremy Stevens (verified owner)

    I tried smoking a pipe years ago; and I’ve come to realize that cheap Discount Store / gas station tobacco is the reason I didn’t take to it. After a good bit of research I ordered 1 ounce of Ole’ Toby as my re-introduction to smoking a pipe.
    I couldn’t be more pleased! I’m no connoisseur by any means, but I can tell you this: Smells amazing, and tastes just as good to me. I will definitely be ordering more soon, as well as trying some of the other house blends.

  27. Jack (verified owner)

    Amazing taste and room note, extremely easy on the tongue and you don’t have to go searching for the different flavors like so many other aromatics. The room note made my girlfriend want me to smoke much more often!

  28. Scott Mickle (verified owner)

    I’m relatively new to pipe smoking and this is one of my favorite tobaccos so far. I decided to give this a try mainly because of my love for the works of Tolkien. I was not disappointed! It has a sweet earthy quality that I absolutely love! I also get notes of cocoa and some sort of baking spice. It smokes cool and the room note is wonderful! Really comes alive in my churchwarden, but is enjoyable any time of day in my other pipes. Will definitely be purchasing more in the future!

  29. Jerry McNeely (verified owner)

    Without a doubt, hands down the best aromatic I’ve ever smoked. Now that my stimulus check has finally showed up, I ordering a pound.

  30. Tex

    Excellent blend. Cool smoking and wonderful taste. Like Rivendell, I forgot to mention in my other review, let it dry out for a few hours. More enjoyable smoke.

    The LOTR stuff is excellent Marketing and definitely a dork fest (I’m admittedly a LOTR dork as well.)

    And the marketing works. It stood out by name as something really unique. It also led me to this shop. Win win for all.

    Don’t let the dork factor keep you away. These are damn fine blends , fan of the name or not.

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