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A perfect introduction to English style pipe tobacco. This blend is a traditional mixture of red Virginia, Turkish, burley, latakia and perique.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1859)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A medium English with the smokey woody Cyprian latakia taking the lead. The Virginia is a grassy, mildly sweet back up to the lightly nutty, lightly molasses sweet burleys, while the perique provides a very minor spice note. There’s also a buttery, sour woodsy, mustiness from the Smyrna which is obvious in nearly every puff. The sweetness in the mixture is less than I’ve indicated as there’s some dryness to the smoke. The nic-hit is mild. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns at a moderate pace, cool, clean and rather smooth with a consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a very pleasant after taste, and the room note won't chase people away. It has enough complexity to keep your interest and enough strength to satisfy your craving for blends in this genre.

3 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (294)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Looking at the description, I was expecting an "American English" with a burley base. The burley provides some body and gives a slightly full and mellow quality to the sweet in the Virginia. It does not present as burley forward.

For me, this might be very close to the "all-day" English. The latakia is smoky and not so much that you get palate fatigue after three bowls. The perique contributes to the sweet and provides some spice, but it is a light touch. The Orientals provide a little sour that may be working in concert with the burley.

I suspect there is a very mild sweet topping, because it is sweeter than I would expect from the sum of the parts. It is nowhere close to crossover territory, and it is possible it is not enhanced this way.

This is a very competent and pleasant smoke. It does not have a lot of "wow" and is not likely to bowl you over. Sometimes a smoke of this sort is just what you want. It is an easy smoke and was not fussy about drying or staying lit.

This one is easy to recommend. I would suggest this to anyone looking for a good basic English. It is affordable and a great combination of flavors in a mild to medium package.

1 person found this review helpful.

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

This is a very tasty American/English, with a light perique presence in every puff. I like this very much. The latakia is in the background, with the turkish and perique the dominant players. The burley is there for coolness. It burns easily to the bottom of the bowl, with a little more heat the last third. The taste is consistent throughout and very satisfying. An excellent blend in all respects. Priced at only $14 per half pound, I consider this a wonderful value. There is a slight casing, which adds a touch of sweetness that lasts to the bottom of the bowl. It needs a little drying before smoking. But well worth the time.

Update: This blend is loaded with humectants and needs more then a little drying. Maybe two or three days. Well worth the time. It's still a 4 star blend. The burning quailities and taste are wonderful. The turkish and virginia predominate, with the perique adding a wonderful light spice. The taste is consistant throughout each bowl. Perfect from morning till night. You may wish to add a little extra perique. I suggest 2%, if you like a little more spice. If you don't like blends that leave a heavy aftertaste on the tongue, you'll love this. No bite either.

Update: I was initially over- enthusiastic about this blend. My rating has been lowered to 3 stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bruck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bruck (24)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I picked up a couple ounces of this blend on a tobacconist's recommendation when I was exploring some English blends. Nice aroma pre-light, very good flavor and burn. No tongue bite to speak of, and although it was stored with heavy humectants (not sure if the tobacconist added it, or if it was manufactured that way), it seems to burn nice and cool, and does not produce gurgling if smoked sufficiently slowly.

Pipe Used: Mini meer

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: B&M

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Precourt93 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Precourt93 (8)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Great tobacco, I use this tobacco as a sure thing smoke. I know it will have flavor, be an easy smoke, and also not bite too hard. I do find it bites a little when being lit but after its fine. Great tobacco. I tried breath smoking for the first time with this tobacco which is supposed to make the tobacco taste better and it did. You can look up breath smoking on google. This is a great tobacco.

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