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A richer smoking mixture than our Balkan I. Same choice tobaccos, only higher in percentage of Turkish grades and Latakia.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (178)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm not terribly fond of this blend. The Turkish tobacco is a bit bland, lacking character. Too mellow with very little staying power. By the halfway point they have very nearly faded to the background. The Latakia is too light. The Virginias carry a little sweetness, but very little flavor. Having said all that, it's not quite bad enough to warrant one star. It is capable of giving a very modest amount of satisfaction. 2 stars.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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DavidP Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DavidP (21)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Full Tolerable

This is not a complex smoke. It presents you with a woody smokiness over a rye bread crust sweetness. Smokes very easily as it arrived at an appropriate moisture level. While there isn't a whole lot going on with this one I really do enjoy it! It's akin to enjoying a simple smoked lager; simple, well-made, and simply different.

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The Commoner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Commoner (30)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a fine Balkan. Anyone who associates Ataldis with only goopy aromatics is in for a pleasant surprise.

This is oriental and latika forward but nicely balanced. Not a lat bomb bu any means. Nice sweet overtone.

This is a top notch smoke and a fine choice for an all dayer.

Give it a try.

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ddmholst Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ddmholst (2)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Tin note: smells like an English blend. Lat forward with a mild leathery smokiness.

I bought a small sample of this in bulk. Moisture level was smokable when it arrived but I always dry and put in mason jar for a month or two before sampling. It lights easy enough and stays that way. I get a taste of latakia initially that fades fairly quickly to oriental. The oriental ( I think) tastes kind of like rye bread or toasted rye seeds. The orientals dominate most of the way through then the whole thing just gets bland and harsh towards the end of the bowl.

This wasn't all that bad but there are so many more, much better tobaccos, blends like this that I will not be purchasing anymore.

Pipe Used: Various briars used only for english/balkan blends

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Pipesandcigars.com

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pipelovingcalvinist Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipelovingcalvinist (68)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This was a very descent tobacco. Not a complex or very rich English, it none-the-less was quite enjoyable. It could be bland at times but then at other times the virginias would shine through and become surprisingly good. For an Altadis blend, I found it to be a winner.

Soli Deo gloria!

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