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Sutliff's match for Dunhill's Standard Mixture Medium.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

The Match is slightly less grassy than the original with the same amount of Virginia citrus. The Oriental/Turkish acts in a supporting role with a light spice, dry note, while the Cyprian latakia has the usual smokey, woodsy character you'd expect it to, and it is more notable than the Turkish. The proportions seem to match the original, though the latter has slightly more latakia. The nic-hit is just past the mild level. The original has a tendency to nip the tongue if puffed fast. This one won’t do that. No harshness or dull moments exist here. A well balanced blend that burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a consistent flavor. Leaves almost no moisture in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste. Can be an all day smoke. It’s a very close match, and in a blind taste test, it would be difficult to tell the difference. I gave three stars to the original.

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1646)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Co. - Match Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium.

It's been years since I smoked the original so I won't attempt to draw any comparison and will rate this on it's own merits/downfalls.

Match Standard's quite a well rubbed ribbon without the inclusion of any twigs or coarse pieces and has a higher quantity of medium browns compared to the number of black and yellow pieces. On arrival it was too dry.

Because of the hydration being low it's a doddle to light, but burns a bit fast if puffed with vigour. The flavour profile has much more Latakia and Orientals in comparison to the Virginia. The Virginia adds a sweet touch to the smoky flavour, without bringing hay and citrus sharpness. I don't get any tongue bite from Match D.S.M.M. but due to the dryness the smoke can seem warm.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant.

I like the flavour from this but the moisture lets it down. But, because none of my fellow reviewers to date have complained about moisture I'll accept this as a one off. For the flavour it earns a recommendation:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Wallenstein Freehand

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

1 person found this review helpful.

Big Blue Jazzman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Blue Jazzman (47)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this match blend is. Tasted dead on the original to me and burned very well down to the bottom of the bowl. And at a much better price! Great job Sutliff!

Pipe Used: Ascorti

Age When Smoked: fresh from the shop

Purchased From: pipes @ cigars

1 person found this review helpful.