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The ultimate in natural quality tobacco. 100% A-1 Bright Matured Virginias pressed and single cut in the classic British European tradition.

Notes: Available in 5 lb. brick. Individually boxed.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1815)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

A very mild bright Virginia flake. There's not much strength or nicotine to it by design. The flavor is rather one dimensional, having some citrus, a lot of grass and hay, along with slight earth notes. Has a very mild nic-hit. Won't bite, but can burn a little warm if puffed fast. An effortless smoke that burns slightly slow, cool and dry with a consistent taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Has an okay, short lived after taste, and is an all day smoke. It also makes a very good mixing tobacco for home blending if you're so inclined.

7 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (711)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

A wonderful surprise. My physiology usually has ph problems with Brights. They, more often than not, bite the fool out of me. No hint of a bite with this flake. The flavor is just as JimInks stated, sweet hay with a touch of earth. I do get some citrus notes toward the end of the bowl. It's not complex, but it is very pleasant and relaxing. This is a 3.5 star flake, but since it's so "toothless" I'm gonna give it 4.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. I prefer it rubbed and dried. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Mark Twain, Patriot

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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6 people found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (78)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Grassy slightly sweet bright Virginia as described. Slices were easily rubbed into a medium shag. Packed well into the bowl, take care not to pack too tightly! Very mild with no harshness or overly large Nicotine punch. Most assuredly an all day smoke for the smoker who enjoys a good Virginia. As with nearly all Sutliff tobaccos this one is an excellent smoke and a good value as well. Believe it would mix well with either Kentucky or Perique, which I plan to do. Details into that experiment to follow. A good entry tobacco for the beginner.😀

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie Standard 72

Age When Smoked: New bulk

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Earl Grey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Earl Grey (34)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is a great virginia flake. I smoked it in a brand new cob to get the maximum taste. Very mild, slight sweetness to it. No bite at all. It makes a great blender. This is one I like to mix with burley and perique.

3 people found this review helpful.

Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (169)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I purchased this blend because of the previous review. And I'm glad I did. This is a lovely, cool, tasty virginia flake. Excellent quality and a great value. Very well mannered and even burning. High quality virginia flavor with a slight touch of flavoring. Upon opening the pouch, you can smell the faintest whiff of anise. You can almost taste the anise while smoking, but not quite. I kept asking myself if this was really an Altadis product. That's how good it is. I thought I tasted a little perique on the finish, but I'd guess it's really the touch of stoved virginia visible while examining the flakes. It's very easy to handle. Perfect for those who havn't experienced the pleasures of a straight virginia flake. Rub out a flake and don't pack it too tightly. Delicious to the bottom of the bowl.

Update: This flake needs to be rubbed out to release the flavor. I tried stuffing a flake into the bowl and suffered the consequences. More nicotene, much less flavor development and a hotter bowl. My head was swirling.

Update 2: I've tasted too many excellent flakes lately to leave this one at 3stars. I'm downgrading this one to 2.

3 people found this review helpful.

WillardFan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillardFan (76)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Puff gently, and slowly. This stuff is very subtle. Citrus and grassy hay comes to mind. Might need a little drying time. My shipment was a little moist, but was still smokable right out of the bag. I use the fold and stuff method with this. Leave some extra out, so when it dries a bit, you can use the drier stuff as kindling. Slow burning. Leaves a fine grey ash. This is a good one with black coffee...

Pipe Used: Some Italian Estate pipe I smoke a lot from.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Dunhill Flake, but not as flavorful. Keep in mind it isn't as costly as the Dunhill either....

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1148)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Virginia Slices #507-C.

It's a little difficult to review this without writing what's already been said, but I'll give it a bash!

High quality. That could be the review, that would about cover it all LOL! Joking aside though, even the scent from the pouch is a paroxysm of class. And then, preparing the flakes couldn't be any easier: they're quite thin, and of the right moisture amount to make them a breeze to rub.

The ignition is easy, and it burns even and clean all the way down. The flavour of this blend, that phrase again: high quality. It's a simple Virginia one, albeit not as zesty as some Va's can be: as well as the slight citrus note, there's a bit of depth to the flavour. The biggest contributor to this depth is quite a formidable woodiness ( I guess that's my take on the earthiness a few other fellows identify!). I wouldn't describe the smoke as cool, but I would say it's one of the most lenient blends where bite's concerned.

I find the nicotine quite mild from #507, and I think the room-note's very pleasant.

Simple: four stars.

Pipe Used: Mastro Geppetto

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking

2 people found this review helpful.

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (33)
Very Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Altadis 507-C Virginia Slices

Went to the Altadis site on the Internet and browsed through their offerings list. I am not an aromatics smoker but do appreciate that those that are could find one or indeed several things to try. What intrigued me most was the Benjamin Hartwell blends (Signature and Chesdin Mixture)Good stuff. They were nice enough to send me a generous sample of each as well as several other non-aromatics I thought were intresting. All smoked well,some better than others but the Virginia Slices was the best of the bunch by far. Being a big fan of the Kendal and Peter Stokkebye's blends this Altadis offering seemed to fit in very well. The closest description I can give is that it is a very similar tobacco to Peter Stokkebye's "Luxury" blends (not the Bulleye but the others since it does have some mild sort of top dressing,I believe)It rubbed out well and "stuffed" equaly well. Nice flavor and nicotene factors both. Not strong at all but still flavorful and satisfying. Good morning or evening or even possibly an all day smoke as well. The room note is I suppose is good but as I don't smell my own smoke I couldn't remark on that part reliably but my wife assures me it is "Nice'.

The added incentive is that it is not a British tobacco which , some of which by the way I love, but hate the supply problems they seem to constantly have for the smokers in the U.S.. I got the guys at to order it for me so if anyone cares to try it that would be the place to go. Good stuff and very reasonably priced as well.

The Piuper at the Gates of Dawn.

2 people found this review helpful.

KrzysD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KrzysD (12)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

It's a good everyday smoke, nothing overpowering it has a slighty sweet grassyness and an acceptable room note . I will definitely come back to this in the future.

1 person found this review helpful.

NEWMAN Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NEWMAN (282)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Pliable flakes permit my fold and pack technique. A mild, cool smoke without bite or condensation. An alternative to Stokkebe Luxury Twist Flake with similar grassy tastes but @ ~ pricing in bulk, I'll stay with LTF.

Pipe Used: various bowl sizes

Purchased From: pipes &

1 person found this review helpful.