Super Value Bourbon Whiskey

From Pipes&Cigars website: Super Value Bourbon Whiskey uses fine Virginias and burleys to create a cool smoking blend that is made sweeter and more fragrant by the addition of premium bourbon whiskey flavor. The flavor is subtle, and the room note is enjoyable, but most of all, you get all of this at a price that will make you smile.


Brand Super Value
Blended By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Bourbon, Whisky
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 1.5 ounce pouch, 12 ounce bag
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.30 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 01, 2021 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Super Value Bourbon Whiskey this is another blend that surpassed all expectations and turned out to be a very good tobacco. Haven't tried any others from the SV line but if they are half as good as this one they might be worth checking out in the future.

First of all, it is inexpensive at around $4 a pouch currently. It is not goopy or over moist and burns perfectly with no to little relights. The smell from the pouch is rather strong but the flavor once lit is not overpowering.

I would recommend this one without question if this sounds like something you may enjoy. Also recommend Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey as both are similar and burn well with no Tounge bite in my experience, but the Super Value gets a extra star due to the price difference since Borkum Riff cost a lot more than the Super Value.
Pipe Used: Peterson Dublin Castle, cob, etc.
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 17, 2015 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
The burley is a little nutty with some earth, wood and molasses, and is just a little more noticeable than the grassy, tart and tangy citrusy Virginia. The sugary black cavendish is mildly sweet in a support role. The bourbon whiskey topping is creamy sweet with the flavor you would expect from a high quality brand. It does sublimate the effect of the tobaccos to a fair extent without overwhelming your senses or completely drowning them out. The strength is in the center of mild to medium. The taste of the blend is medium. The nic-hit is a couple of steps past the mild mark. Won’t bite or get harsh, and barely has a hint of a rough edge. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a very consistent flavor from top to bottom. Doesn’t leave much dampness in the bowl, and will burn to ash with an average number of relights. Whether you consider it to be an all day smoke depends on your proclivity for bourbon whiskey, but it is a blend that wears well on your taste buds during your smoking day. Like a fine bourbon whiskey, I find it works best when sipped at a slow to moderate rate. Has a very pleasant, lingering after taste, and room note.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 04, 2016 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I received a good sized sample of this from a friend and had very low expectations. Now the sample was of good size, but only really made three bowls as I used three extremely large bowled pipes to smoke it.

The first bowl was my Altinok Canadian (Meerschaum). I smoked this and thought it terrible, lacking in flavor and told my benefactor so. He assured me I was full of crap, noticing later in the day that I had sinus problems forming I started to believe him, but would not let him know until I could rule out the fact that it may actually be him that is full of crap.

The second bowl was had last Saturday, and for that one I used my extremely large Randy Wiley Feather carved Freehand (briar). I lit this up and smoked it amongst many stops while running errands in the morning and I must say I really enjoyed it. Very nutty and very sweet. I was starting to believe that my friend may have been right, that I may have truly been full of crap. Well, at this point, I had nothing left to do but blame the pipe, so it must be that it just burns better in briar than Meer.

Fast Forward to my last bowl in my large Baki Volcano (meer). It is confirmed, I was full of crap. This is a very good aromatic. I also take back my earlier statement to my friend that I preferred Borkum Riff's Bourbon Whiskey to this. This is, indeed, a better smoke to my tastes. It will not overwhelm you with complexity, but I doubt anyone buying this would even expect it to.

It is nutty, biteless and pleasantly sweet. I am not sure if this is a true whiskey taste or a sweet whiskey flavored syrup, but it doesn't matter as it tastes good and is not over applied. This one is not goopy and I am sure anyone looking at it would expect it to be. For the dollar amount and depending on the smoker, this could easily go four stars, I am giving it three as I have had Aromatics that I think are much better, but this one is deserving of three stars.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 06, 2017 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
I had pretty low expectations when I ordered this, but the reviews were pretty favorable. Wow, talk about bang for the buck. It is not as refined as most tobacco's - a few stems, etc. The flavor was a great surprise. I have consumed a bit of bourbon in my day and the casing on this is realistic as I have tasted in a whiskey blend. Does it overpower the tobacco? Well, yes, but is that always a bad thing? If I had wanted the strong tobacco flavor I would smoke a blend without casing. I think I will buy the big bag next time.
PurchasedFrom: pipes and cigars
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 05, 2021 Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Given that I am working from home due to COVID (it will be a year in March), I have had the benefit of being able enjoy my pipe smoking throughout the entire day. It kind of reminds me of the old days when I first entered the work arena many years ago, where it was not uncommon to see people smoking cigarettes, herfing stogies, and of course pipe smoking in the facility/offices all day long. However, as you can appreciate partaking pipe blends of “le tobacco connoisseur” ranks at the volume and frequency of causal leisure smoker can get rather expensive quickly. And for me, when smoking quality luxury blends, I want an experience that is relaxed and enjoyable, not while I’m struggling trying to figure out how to concatenate two cells in MS Excel.

In response, I stopped by our local discount tobacco barn and scooped up a handful of the cheapos. You know the ones. Pipe aficionados commonly refer to these brands/blends as the old codgers or OTCs. Low profile, unassuming, inexpensive in cost. Because we all know you get what you pay for right? Not always is the lesson at the end of this day.

I wanted something fun, amusing and frugal. An aromatic that was lively enough but also provided a tolerable causal smoke. I like the taste of quality bourbons so I set my sights on a couple of blends created in the vain. Borkrum Riff Bourbon Whiskey @ $7.99/pouch and SuperValue Bourbon Whisky @ $3.99/pouch, (produced Sutliff). Two identically badged tobaccos, in theory, mixed to offer comparable smoking experiences. No sir! Much to my chagrin the more expense (over-priced) BR product fell way short of the SV despite its taller cost.

SuperValue Bourbon Whiskey really surprised me. It turned out to be a very enjoyable well crafted aromatic that far surpassed my widely held pretenses and notions about el cheapos. It is affordably priced, nonetheless. In terms of a quality, well crafted blend it stands toe to toe with more expensive comparable luxury aromatics that I’ve smoked. Good buy for your buck on this one.

The pouch note, at first sniff, about knocked me over with bold profuse smell of rich bourbon. I stepped-back for a re-sniff a couple hours after opening and still strong as the bottom of a bourbon barrel. The Burley and Virginia aromas themselves are full and inviting as well. SV Bourbon Whiskey is ribbon cut mix of Cavendish, Burley and Virginias; generously topped with whiskey and sugar I believe. A nice palette of dark Burley leaves, autumn colored Virginias and deep ebony Cavendish. The room note produced by this blend smells really, really nice and full of character.

The moisture level right out of the pouch proved to be an easy drop and burn, no set-up or extended drying necessary. The tobacco burn cools and evenly. Absolutely no tongue bite as one would expect, says something about the quality of the toppings used. The BR was horrible in that respect comparatively.

Right out of the gate the taste of whiskey is in the forefront, nicely melding into the dominant deep complementing woody, nutty Burley notes and sweet hay-like tang tones of Virginia. Felt like I was sipping on a Jim Beam and Coke while riding is an old wooden hay wagon. I also picked up a molasses-licorice mid-note that tied in superbly. The taste is wonderful, rich and full hands down. Best to sip and retro-hale to experience the true nature of this blend. Again pleasantly surprising given the cost and class of this product. It stayed true all the way to the finish of the bowl. I was impressed with the quality of the discount-marketed tobacco.

Strength and nic-hit are definitely mild and gentle. An easy smoke, producing a hearty and nonetheless, full-body plume.

I smoked this tobacco fresh out of the pouch multiple times in both a cob and a briar. It tenders much better through a cob. The full character of the blend shines richer.

Bottom-line: Try this one on it will not disappoint you given the price. A good all day smoke that won’t break the bank.

Post note: Borkum Riff, nah. Don’t waste your eight plus bucks.

Pipe Used: Cob and a briar
PurchasedFrom: CR Butts
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 17, 2019 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Super Value - Bourbon Whiskey.

This is my choice today as it's my Aromatic Sunday!

The pouch holds a blend that has an appearance which isn't what the description says. It isn't a ribbon, but a coarse cut/mixture. It contains more Burley and Virginia than black Cavendish, isn't too damp, and has quite a potent smell of whiskey to it.

When I lit my first bowl the smoke I got wasn't as I expected. I still feel the same. See, the name Super Value imbues a feeling of 'budget', but the smoke is much better than that! The black Cavendish gives the least flavour, Virginia and Burley account for the prominence of the smoke. The tobaccos have a 'regular' taste, for this type of blend. It's the topping which surprised me, this doesn't taste cheap. It isn't astringent, bitter, alcohol-sharp, or the way I'd assume a cheaper blend to be. It has sweetness, is slightly fragrant, and the alcoholic note doesn't consume the flavour; the alcoholic trait adds a minor 'zest', but nothing more. The burn from it's faultless, being cool, steady, and below medium in speed. I get no tongue bite.

Nicotine: above mild. Room-note: quite nice.

Super Value Bourbon Whiskey? Although I don't tend to favour whiskey aromatics I think this is as good as any in this genre. So, for cost and quality I'll give it four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum
Age When Smoked: Three weeks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 28, 2016 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Wow I was not expecting to enjoy this blend as much as I did! $4 price tag at the very expensive Davidoff store in a Casino on the strip was sending me a bad vibe since the tins are $20 but I plopped down my $5 and got change back! It's weird they dont seal these pouches, no ziplock or adhesive etc.. Aroma is nutty and slightly alcoholic but nothing is over the top, chunky ribbon / OTC rough cut in various browns and black. Didn't burn hot or bite, great room note and tasty! Make sure you get the gold pouch, these new pouches are much better leaf than the giant super value bags.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 24, 2017 Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
This beats Borkum Riff or Erin Go Braugh in flavor and price. I also smoke Stokkebye Highland Whiskey and this compares to it in quality. The taste is different as one is a bourbon and the other is a highland whiskey with malt that has been smoked in a fire of peat. The flavor hangs on for the entire bowl rather than disappearing as a lot of other whiskey blends do. It seems to have a better balance between the burley and Virginia components than a lot of other whiskey blends do. If you like whiskey blends or know someone who does then this is worth a try. I was surprised by the depth and intensity of the flavor. Don't expect performance equal to the high rollers that cost $5 per ounce. Take it for what it is. A good honest tobacco for everyday use or those on a budget that have to make every dollar count.
Pipe Used: Corn Cob
PurchasedFrom: Pipe and Cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 30, 2019 Mild to Medium Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Smells of whiskey infused cigars, musty candy.

The flavor is of sweetness and vanilla, typical of the Cavendish in the blend and of Bourbon. Good as a budget/value blend, but not interesting to the more discerning smoker who isn't terribly restricted by budget.

You can see my video review of this blend here:
Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Bent Country Gentleman
PurchasedFrom: Tobacco Pipes
Age When Smoked: 8 Months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 04, 2021 Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant
Very sourmash/"KingCobra" smell in the bag. Reasonable amount of whiskey flavor transfers to smoke. More sour/whiskey kick than "Smoker's Pride" Whiskey, but doesn't burn as harshly sharp. Its an interesting smoke. More flavor than "Whiskey" by S.Value, although I like that product also. Room note wasn't really commented on as either good or bad. Did NOT smell like I spilled a shot of whiskey in the room to the mizzeruz. If you truly like whiskey, I'd recommend this one to you over either S.Value's or S.Pride's "Whiskey" flavor tobaccos. I'd also recommend this quite high over Borkum Riffs Whiskey personally. For the record, a mixture of this S.V. Bourbon Whiskey at say 65%, with 25% Black Cavendish (S.Value or S.Pride, doesn't matter), and 10% S.Value "English" blend is a phenomenal smoke. I started off with a 5 finger, 3 finger, 2 finger pinch blend in a zip-loc, loved it so much , I blended about 10oz of this for my endtable canister. I smoke it daily too and fro work.
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