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Aged Cavendish smoking tobaccos, laced with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish
FlavoringWhisky
CutRibbon
Packaging1.5 oz Pouch
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.7
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strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (234)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I was sent a pouch of this tobacco to review by a buddy, with a note that they hoped I would review it. I remember Dutch Masters being an inexpensive cigar that was smooth as far as OTC cigars go and thought I would think it would not be very good. But, boy was I surprised! It comes in an orange colored roll up pouch and says it is a mix of tobaccos flavored and mellowed with bourban whiskey. I had rememberances of BR Bourbon and it's hotness on the tongue and expected that. I lit up my pipe with this great smelling, sweet aroma, wide ribbon cut blend and was awarded with just such bite. But I changed to a slow pace and just puffed it and WOW was it a good blend. Smoked slow, this is a very mellow blend that issues a thick, creamy, and sweet smoke and a truly great room note. It is very rich and it stays lit better than most high priced blends. It smokes all the way down to the bottom of the pipe with no relites and it smokes clean and with no dottle or moisture at the bottom of the pipe. The ash is dark gray in color. This is a great aromatic if only that it does not smoke wet nor leave goop in one's pipe. But add that to the great flavor and this is better than most. I do recommend it and I will be searching for a supply of this blend. One of the best OTC blends I have smoked really.

3 people found this review helpful.

Dr.sadik Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr.sadik (100)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

thats a good quality cavendish blend,,mellow and considerable sweetness is presented through out the bowl a tender aroma burns perfectly in few tampings and it will all be cleared into white ash,,no regret anf i might be buying another pouch if ran through it once again.

2 people found this review helpful.

Idontwantapickle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Idontwantapickle (6)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The last two reviewers noted that this fine blend had a lot of bite, and tastes sour. I can only think that they don't know how to smoke a pipe if they let this gentle blend bite them.

Dutch Masters is a very gentle blend of burley, virginia, and cavendish tobaccos with a bourbon flavouring added. It's easy to lite, easy to keep lit, and tastes like tobacco. I can taste the sweetnes of the flavouring as well, which really goes good with the tobacco. The room aroma will draw complements.

This is a time tested, and well respected aromatic, that really tastes great.

2 people found this review helpful.

renoguard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renoguard (17)
★☆☆☆
Overwhelming Extra Strong Overwhelming Very Strong

This stuff was SOUR. It burned my tongue. had an odor instead of an aroma. One of the only things worse than Briar patch's "Golden Coconut" (Sacramento). Made me want to puke.

2 people found this review helpful.

DakotaPeacePipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DakotaPeacePipe (33)
★☆☆☆
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

Based on the generally favorable reviews for this blend have tried it on several occasions. Flavor is indeed not unpleasant, but for this smoker it bites horribly making the overall experience decidedly negative.

2 people found this review helpful.

SopwithCamel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SopwithCamel (256)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

An old standby that is getting tough to find. The flavoring is not over the top, and it finishes dry and clean.

This used to be called Old Grand Dad, and I certainly remember seeing it and smelling it as a child back in the 1970s.

If you like sweet cavendish blends, it is pretty darn good...

2 people found this review helpful.

HunterTRW Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HunterTRW (6)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I had always been curious about this blend, but must admit to initially being frightened of the prospect of trying it after I read on the back of the package that it was manufactured by the Sutliff Tobacco Company. My fear was borne of a VERY unpleasant experience with their Mixture No. 79, but that's another story.

What finally inspired me to purchase a package ("Buy 1 pouch Get 1 free") of this blend was a review of it by William Serad that appeared in a back issue of "Pipes and Tobaccos" magazine. Mr. Serad sampled it AND Mixture No. 79 in the same article and yet somehow survived to write about the experience, so I took the plunge.

Wow, was I pleasantly surprised! This is good tobacco. The pouch aroma is mild, dryly bourbony-sweet, and luscious. The component tobaccos are described as coming from "...Europe, Africa, North and South America...," and are Cavendish cut with shorter strands mixed in. The moisture level is ideal, and the tobacco did not require any drying in order to smoke well.

The smoke itself was very full and tasty, and puff as hard as I might I could not get this blend to bite. The room note was pleasant and, interestingly, short-lived. This tobacco burns well to a fine ash with no dottle, provided pipe-cleaners are judiciously used throughout the smoke.

Don't let the Sutliff name on the package scare you, too. They should get a prize for this truly Masterful blend. Highly recommended!

2 people found this review helpful.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (507)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

God, when I opened it, the pouch aroma ticked me off at first! It smelled of a chemical Listerine or some mouth rinse of the like.

I put the pouch away for about 3 or 4 days, overcame the remain of Listerine and filled in one of my cobs.

I must say, it's very nice! Very mild, sweet and just relaxing. again, with that type of tobacco, be prudent with your smoking cadence. Or you's tongues is gonna get it.

I will buy some more for sure.

1 person found this review helpful.

Wriggles Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wriggles (44)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Update: 04/23/07. A year later and the same pouch is still fresh. I've just about finished the pouch, and I must say that it improved with age. Excellent flavor, tobacco taste comes through nicely. Bourbon flavor doesn't overpower the smoke. I must upgrade this aged tobacco from my previous review.

However, cannot find it anywhere in my area.

Original review: I received this as a part of the Sampler. I remember trying this brand years ago, as my late father would on occasion buy me a new tobacco to try. At that time, it was a buy one, get one free bundle from Kmart.

Nostalgia aside, this is a flavorful, whiskey tobacco. A little too much whiskey for my taste. Very little tobacco flavor comes through. I think I will blend the package with something like Carter Hall or Prince Albert. A hint of whiskey might suit my taste.

1 person found this review helpful.

Talonr1701 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Talonr1701 (119)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I got a buy one get one on this at the local Tobacco Barn...A friend in Germany wanted a sample of all the OTC blends I could find, So I kept one to try for the heck of it. Not bad stuff...Actually a good bourbon topping! Nice nutty burly. Burned clean- Smoked in a cob mind you- and no hint of a bite. I would do this again. It doesn't take any effort, the room note was good, because my wife actually said it wasn't too bad- and she thinks it all stinks.... All in all a good find for a simple smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tom Bruce Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bruce (19)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

When I lit my first pipeful, I thought i was smoking trash. I found it was coating my tongue with a pasty film. But I persisted with the pouch, and by the time I got half way through, this has become one of my favorite blends. It's got a great tobacco taste with just a hint of flavorings. I don't experience any nicotine kick, maybe its one minor flaw. It doesn't bite and burns through after one light to a nice, white ash for caking. I have received more compliments on the aroma of this tobacco than any other I have ever smoked. Even strangers have come up to me to remark on its nice odor. This is definitely going to be one of my go-to tobaccos. Don't look to this to taste anything like the Dutch Masters cigar.

1 person found this review helpful.

Joe G Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Joe G (5)
★★★★
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I received a pouch in the Altadis sampler and was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this. My taste runs more toward English blends and the only other cavendish I've smoked is 1Q (which I enjoy). Dutch Masters Cavendish packs easily and burns well, down to a fine white ash. No dottle. Very little bite and a nice aroma. I don't know that I detected the smell of bourbon (other than in the sniffer at my side)but there is a sweetness apparent. The moisture level was just right; lighting was easy. I smoked my first bowl and enjoyed it so much, I smoked two more in succession. Nicotine strength is low. I felt somewhat guilty that it wasn't one of the more esoteric blends but, hey, this is a tobacco I really liked and will be adding it to my regular rotation. Give it a try if you haven't already.

1 person found this review helpful.

Briarabbit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briarabbit (116)
★★★☆
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

It's getting hard to find this tobacco, but if you do you will be pleasently surprized. Mellow Burleys and a small amount of Maryland leaf make up this aromatic mixture which is an absolute Cavendish in all respects. Mild and sweet, but not sticky sweet, the smoke is relaxing and tasty. Leaves the pipe in good order,and not gooped up.Not bad,not bad at all.

1 person found this review helpful.

uponthehill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
uponthehill (8)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Strong Very Full Pleasant

The best tobacco I ever smoked- rich, essential, beautiful scent, provides deep feeling of pleasure. The taste is strong and dry (in the same meaning in which wine can be dry), the scent is like an insence.

1 person found this review helpful.

Noorrmm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Noorrmm (193)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This used to be sold as Old Overholt mixture. It is a decent blend of Va and Burley, flavored with booze (and some sweetener). As a devout aromatic hater, I should despise this, but oddly enough, find it pleasant for a change of pace. It is not excessively sweet, smokes cool and dry, and does not leave too much residual flavor in your pipe. Of course, it really shines in a cob, and I keep several just for this blend. Great outdoors, also good while driving, as the nicotine conent is not high.

1 person found this review helpful.

rekamepip Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rekamepip (66)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

Dutch Masters Cavendish Smoking Tobacco flavored with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Select prime leaf tobaccos of Europe, Africa, North and South America

Tin/Pouch Notes: This Whiskey Blend of tobacco has a nice sweet smelling aroma with a whiskey kick Good Cut and Colors with proper moisture levels.

Burn: An easy to manage no fuss tobacco - just stuff, puff and blow. The tobacco burns evenly from start to finish. The Flavored additives are not overpowering and give a nice even taste from start to finish. I can say that towards the end of the bowl the natural tobacco flavors start to show thru a little more and i did notice a slight grassy (air cured leaf flavor)

I really enjoyed Dutch Masters Whiskey blend and would like to see more online retailers offer this tobacco for sale.....

My 5 Star Rating = 3.5 i would rate it a little higher if it was easier to buy

Pipe Used: Pipestone, Corn Cob, Briar

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: sutliff

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ArmedOctopus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ArmedOctopus (18)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First off, I dont like alcohol-based blends. Perhaps this is why the tin note (or rather, pouch note) is so offputting to me. I won't mince words, the pouch note is terrible. Imagine fruit...sounds good right?.....combined with nail polish. Perhaps someone would smell this and think "wow, this smells just like my favorite whisky!" but I think "wow, this reminds me of my wife painting her nails."

That being said, it is a good thing this blend tastes nothing like it smells. A VERY good thing. This stuff is smokable. Not great, but bearable if there's nothing else to smoke. Nutty and pleasant, with creamy smoke that I enjoyed. Almost has a cherry-like flavor in the background...perhaps the fruit note from the pouch. I dont know exactly what this means myself, but it tastes like a drugstore blend. Lights like a champ though and burns as easy as can be. I will say, if you are a newcomer and are wondering "what exactly is tongue bite?" just smoke this blend like a runaway train and you'll find out before the train leaves the station. Smoke smooth and gentle and you will be fine with this blend.

Honestly, if the tin note was pleasant, I could give this a 2. More like 1.5, but still enjoyable for most folks. But this pouch aroma kills me. It smells strongly even in the pouch. I cant keep it in a drawer for fear that the drawer will smell, or a closet or box or....well, needless to say this isnt a blend I'd keep around. But give it a try. If pouch note can't ruin a blend for you, this one is definitely a decent smoke.

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (586)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I used to wonder what Old Grand-Dad's pipe tobacco was like. I now know because this is the very same blend under another name. It consists of ribbon cut brown and black cavendish, the former providing the mildest of bread and honey notes, while the latter provides a slight hint of vanilla. The Kentucky bourbon used is a quality liquor, and is mild to medium in flavor with the slightest sour hit. Burns well and even, but perhaps not too cooly for a fast puffer. It should be sipped for full enjoyment as you would any bourbon you'd stock in your home. Not overly sweet, so it does well for a repeat smoke, and the room note is very pleasant.

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Puffingstuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Puffingstuff (81)
★★★☆
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

For an aromatic this is a very nice blend. Smells great,has a soft flavour and pleases the crowd. If one get's tounge bite from this he shouldn't be smoking a pipe. This is one of the more calm and great tasting aromatics produced.

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AlexL Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AlexL (26)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Strong Extra Full Strong

Oh my gosh what a crap. The most close thing to a horror film. Nearly ruined me a good pipe, let alone my tongue and mouth.

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TK Pipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TK Pipe (101)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

Dutch Masters Cav… A new one for me. While out and about, I stopped at a reservation smoke shop and what did I find, a pipe tobacco called Dutch Masters, buy one get one free deal, so I did. First off it tastes nothing like a cigar. To me it has a faint taste of Atadis creamed burley, with some tang from bright Virginias. And of Corse some flavors coming from the whiskey topping. But whatever it is, I'm enjoying it.

As normal (for me at least) with this type tobacco, I put the contents of the pouch in a bowl to dry down to point where the tobacco feels dry but is still springy. Light-up was easy, and soon there were clouds of thick mild smoke to enjoy, that were both bite free and flavorful. There is some tongue tingle present, but easy to control with basic technique. Overall a pleasant surprise, where the tobaccos are the dominate taste, with some sweetness and tang present to help round out its unique flavor. Add to that good burn characteristics, and IMO you have a winner. Not my go-too tobacco, but well worth a try, recommended.

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Shire Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Shire (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the old reliable for me when it comes to drugstore variety tobacco. It's not too harsh, not too weak. The flavoring is nice, the bourbon really comes through, and the aroma is very pleasant. Tobacco is clean and moist right out of the pouch. Not my first choice for tobacco, but certainly my first choice if I'm in my local smoke shop.

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Stacey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stacey (40)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Just signed up on the Altadis website and presto, this showed up with three other 1.5 oz pouches in my mailbox. Nice gesture that. As for the tobacco, it wasn't bad. It did seem to leave the toungue feeling like there was a chalky feeling left over but I wouldn't call it a bite. The flavor is there, but very mild, and the smoke smells even milder. I thought I could detect some kind of synthetic fake taste to it sort of like one of the cheap cigarettes that I hated so much. You might like this if you want a mild smoke but I prefer something with a little more kick and taste. Still, not bad after a couple of bowls and I'll probably try a few more fills before I dump it in the big jar where I store all the "cast offs".

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aadelma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
aadelma (55)
★★☆☆
Very Mild Medium Very Mild Pleasant

So far this is the the best tobacco I've tried in the Altadis sampler. That really isn't saying much, though; I had to dump it out after 3/4 bowl instead of after 1/2 bowl like the others. On the positive side, it burns pretty well and doesn't get very gooey. The room note is nice. It has very little flavor. At about 3/4 bowl the cheap quality of the underlying tobacco comes through and it gets bitter and harsh. Lane BLWAB is a similar, but better, tobacco than this.

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jackhackett Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jackhackett (76)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

An American drugstore Burley-n-Bourbon blend, rather typical in construction and components.

The casing is slightly synthetic but generally nice, though it can lean a bit toward incense as the liquor flavoring burns off. For the most part of the bowl this aspect stays under the radar and lets the whiskey do the talking.

Like any other product in this category, this can and will bite if not smoked with a little patience.

Plenty of aromatic acrobatics for those around you and a little tobacco flavor for you. It is what it is, and ain't bad for the price.

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pipeman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipeman (14)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

this is one aromatic that u know from the moment u open the pouch is gonna be aromatic.i knew the aroma would be great,which it was.i liked the way the whiskey flavor came out not even halfway through the bowl.this wasn't strong in the least,it was perfect.i would recommend this for a beginner as it doesn't bite and its an all around good aromatic for those just starting the pipe smoking adventure.after trying mixture 79,sutliffe has redeemed themselves.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Looks like I am not going to be popular with my fellow reviewers who seemed to like this blend. The Altadis Company included a pouch of this with a goodie bag full of other tobaccos at the Kansas City Pipe Show last October. I found it to be a Burley that bites and is bitter. I wasn't excited about the casing either.

On the positive side, it did have a nice room note. In fact, at the KC Show Saturday night dinner, the gentleman sitting next to me lit up the old Dutch Masters. I liked the smell so much that I loaded and lit up, too. Lucky me.

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Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This came in a well sealed pouch as a free sample pack from Altadis. A great smoke when you need an Aromatic and still want some tobacco flavor. Very smooth and almost totally bite free. Well recommended.

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Zone Smoke Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Zone Smoke (199)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Smokes cool, packs easy and possesses little bite for a drug store burley. The taste is somewhat sweet and one dimensional. Overall a great blend for a cheap drug store smoke.

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CaptnDan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CaptnDan (242)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is an old style Cavendish blend with a light Bourbon topping, and some kind of a light casing that adds a sweetness. The casing gives a hint of something that made me think of orange from time to time.

It was a cool smoke, though as expected, it was quite one-dimensional. The Bourbon topping was quite mild and never dominated the flavor.

This is not my chosen genre of tobacco, but I am trying to write a completely objective review of it.

If you're not a fan of aromatics (I'm not), you could smoke this, but you would tire of it easily. To the aromatic smoker who would like something that is on the lighter side with a bit of tobacco flavor, this might be a good choice.

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Railroader Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Railroader (9)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Full Pleasant

One of the best Drug Store blends ever....One of the blends that got me started many years ago...Sadly it has been discontinued, and once what's out there is gone, there will be no more. Get some while you still can. You won't be sorry.

As someone else said, this one does it's best work in a cob.

I've got four Mason quart jars packed full of this stuff, guess it'll have to last.....

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