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The perfect way to start a good morning. This lavish mixture of pressed Virginia Ribbon, Pressed Black Ribbon, Turkish and Latakia is sure to awaken the taste buds. Perfect for fans of Dunhill Early Morning Pipe.

Notes: This blend is manufactured by Sutliff and sold under their "Sutliff Private Stock" brand.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging1.5 or 8 ounce tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Very Mild, Mild
Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The Cyprian latakia is present, but not strong, and its woody sweet smokiness is complemented very nicely by the grass and citrus of the Virginia. The lemon Va. is citrusy, and slightly tangy sweet. The Turkish is light, but adds a necessary wood and buttery sweet, and light sour note. The rum topping mellows the blend, but it doesn't sublimate the tobaccos much as you'll notice their respective aspects in every puff. The nic-hit is mild, and it won't bite or get harsh. Burns just a tad slow, cool, clean and fairly smooth from start to finish with a very consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl and has a nice after taste. Needs a few relights. I give it three stars for mild to medium English blends. Can be an all day smoke.

5 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (326)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is an interesting blend. I am claiming the black pressed ribbon in the description is a burley-based unflavored black cavendish, and this is what gives it the mild sweet flavor and some of the burley notes other reviewers have mentioned. There may be a slight sweet topping, or the black cavendish has me thinking there is one.

I have had EMP, but it has been a while, and I did not pay a lot of attention. I am rating this on its own merits and not by comparison to EMP.

The orientals and latakia are there in the flavor profile. You notice them, but they are fairly subdued. Of the two I get a little more latakia. I can identify a bright Virginia in the mix.

The operative word here is mild. This is good, but I would like to try it with less (or none) of the "black pressed ribbon." If you are interested in a lighter Va/Black_cav with English tendencies, you should get some of this.

2 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sutliffe has been hitting the market the last couple of years with some very fine and inexpensive blends that have been well received. This is another one of their attempts at creating something worthy of a good pipe.

Sunrise Blend does not have the strength or Oriental presence of Dunhill's famous Early Morning Pipe. Additionally, this blend has a mild casing (as do other Sutliffe English blends such as #5). The combination is unique and palate pleasing. There is a bit of an edge to this blend which suggests less than top-shelf Virginia.

All in all, a nice change of pace but not a blend that I'll go back to very often.

Many thanks to Altadis and Sutliffe for their continuing efforts on behalf of the world's pipe smokers.

2 people found this review helpful.

BryGuySC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BryGuySC (26)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Note: Smoked as a blind review.

Light to black pieces. Pretty even mix. Faintly English, but I get more orientals than Latakia. There is a buttery spice there. This reminds me a little of Dunhill Early Morning Pipe, but more subdued. Not huge volumes of smoke from this one. I want to freight train this smoke to pull more flavor from it, but force myself to settle back and enjoy it for what it is. I dumped the ash, stirred the tobacco, tamped and relit. This helped it wake up a bit. The buttery oriental jumped back to the front. No burn on the retrohale. A slight sweetness is coming out, like I normally find in Virginias. All in all, an enjoyable smoke. Don't pack this one too tight.

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Fred T Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fred T (67)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is an excellent English style pipe tobacco, similar I understand to Dunhill's Early Morning. It's a pleasant mild to medium smoke with a nice balance of Latakia with orientals and Virginias. Give it a try if you like English blends. I give it a 4.

Pipe Used: Tom Eltang

Age When Smoked: 6 months.

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Dunhill My Mixture 965.

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Vladimir the Hun Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Vladimir the Hun (6)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

An outstanding tobacco. I thoroughly enjoyed this blend from start to finish. It has a mild room note, is not to strong nor extremely weak and is an altogether smooth smoke.

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Coda Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Coda (33)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend is advertised as one "for fans of Dunhill's Early Morning Pipe." I do not see that much of a similarity. EMP has much more of an oriental presence, and is a bit smokier. However, Sunrise Smoke is pretty good. It has a nice sweetness that almost reminds me of maple or brown sugar. It looks smokier in the tin than it tastes. There is a little spice, which could be either from the orientals, or preservatives. This is a tasty blend that, while not very similar to Dunhill's EMP, is on its own, very tasty and recommended...

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (266)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I found this on the whole to be a v pleasant, light, soft, slightly Oriental-forward smoke. What little Latakia there is was very much providing a little structure and very much in the background. The casing is there, perhaps a touch of Anise? It burned cleanly for me, not a trace of 'goopiness' that others have found. Not a cool smoke but without any real biting, and I found in large pipes it did get rather boring towards the end, but in a medium-size pipe, this was a nice relaxing smoke, although there was a lot more fluffy ash flying about than in most of the blends I've tried.

Nothing like EMP, but that's okay by me. Since I know there are many tobaccos out there I would rate a 4, the question arises would I rebuy this particular tobacco, assuming my tastes don't change much more. In this case, the answer is probably not.

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Clive Moses Apikouris Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Clive Moses Apikouris (38)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is simply an American/English blend that while not outstanding in any way is very pleasant to puff away on. Everything about this blend could start out with the word slightly. Sunrise Smoke is slightly smokey, slightly sweet and very slightly oriental. Again it is very pleasant and while not complex, consistent and mild. You can just puff away on this all day, if you are so inclined. It burns dry, no nasty gaseous flavors from whatever mild casing has been used, not even a tingle of tongue bite from the Virginia used and it doesn't seem to ever go out until the bowl is finished. It is a fine tobacco for breaking in a pipe. A nicely formulated option from Altadis.

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Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (233)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Honestly not bad. I bought it only because an 8 oz. tin was just over ten dollars, and I can't resist a bargain, even if it turns out to be expensive mulch! But seriously, this may not be a fine blend, but it is just fine. Supposed to be like Early Morning Pipe. I have never had EMP, but would guess that it is nothing like. Not classic enough. However, it is quite smokeable. Lots of black leaf, but it ain't Latakia. Actually, they say it is "pressed black ribbon" and that there is Latakia. Well, not much. There is some sweet sauce, maybe a little PG, but it does seem to be dryable, so can't be much. It bites a little, but it's controllable. This may be due to the fast burning rate, but the burn is even, and I found the problem went away with slow sipping. Anyway, the flavor came through better that way. This is definitely sugared, and there may be a flavoring as well, but it is mild and I can't put my finger on it yet. This will not replace my favorite Virginia flakes, but I could see myself smoking it in my rotation and maybe getting a couple more tins, especially if the price stays that low.

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