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A black cavendish base with some lighter color cavendish.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

Favorite Of 3 Users

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2192)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The aroma from the pouch is a little stronger than the taste of the tobacco. There's a light vanilla note or two playfully merging with the rich cherry topping, which sublimate the tobaccos, which do offer a little grass and brown sugar. Has almost no nicotine. No bite, no harsh spots. Burns slightly less than moderately, cool and clean, with a very smooth, consistent flavor. Needs few relights, and will burn to ash. Has a very pleasant after taste and your friends will enjoy the smell. A dry smoking mild to medium sweet mixture that doesn't overwhelm your senses as an all day smoke.

10 people found this review helpful.

Preacher Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Preacher Pipes (8)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This is one of the very few aromatic blends that I like. It smokes cool and has a pleasant, light cherry liquor flavoring: nothing overwhelming at all, like many cherry blends are. It is good to go right out of the jar/baggie or can take a bit of drying if one prefers. It burns well, without a lot of fuss, down to a fine gray ash and it not wet or goopy at all. The room note is much like the tin note (a nice cherry-ish smell) that I can pick up on, which is unusual for me, and lingers a bit. But since it is a pleasant note that is not a negative at all. If you are looking for a pleasant aromatic, one that might remind you of old timers from your fond memories, a non-overwhelming cherry, or a blend that the folks you are around will appreciate, you'll enjoy, and won't bite, I recommend giving this blend a try.

9 people found this review helpful.

JoeMan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JoeMan (7)
Mild Strong Very Full Strong

Most cherry related blends have 2 things in common. 1. The pouch aroma does not transfer well to a flavorful smoke. 2. They typically bite...and some pretty badly. Z50 Black Cordial is exceptional on both fronts.  It lights up easily and burns well.  The cordial topping is present not only in the pouch, but provides a pleasurable smoke from beginning to end.  Nicely balanced, zero bite, sweet and very flavorful.  I will be getting more of this.  Highly recommended for you aromatic lovers.

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow DeLuxe 9766

Age When Smoked: 51

Purchased From: Sutliff sample

Similar Blends: Lane Black Raspberry. While Z50 is cherry cordial, I find it very flavorful and a bit fruity, like Lane Black Raspberry. Both are amazing in a sweet, flavorful aromatic..

4 people found this review helpful.

BlueTomorrow Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BlueTomorrow (15)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you're a fan of heavily-flavored aromatics, then this is definitely a tobacco to consider. This is a rough cut blend that packs very easily. It burned fairly hot and left some dottle in the pipe but that could be down to my technique more than the tobacco itself. Room note is excellent; I doubt you'll hear a complaint from anyone passing by.

You'll taste a whole lot of sweetness (a bit too much for me personally) at the first puff with plenty of cherry & vanilla flavor. This sweetness will stick around for about half of your smoke, but the cherry topping remains detectable all the way to the bottom of the bowl. The cavendish tobacco itself is fairly detectable but definitely not the star of the show, adding some pleasant bitterness & backbone to the cherry flavor.

My personal taste for cherry aromatics has been dampened due to a poor experience with an infamous black cherry OTC blend, but if you really like cherry then this bulk tobacco will fit the bill.

Pipe Used: MM cob

Age When Smoked: pouch

Purchased From:, $3.23/1.5oz

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1704)
Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Sutliff - Black Cordial Z50.

It's a very coarse mixture, nicely hydrated, with about 85-15% black to brown. Although it's really coarse, there isn't any twigs.

If I'm honest, when I lit my first bowl I felt unsure as to whether or not I had the right tobacco. At first the cherry topping is hard to notice, but there's an easy to ascertain vanilla flavour. After about a quarter of a bowl the cherries become slightly clearer, but still nowhere near as loud as the vanilla. Mechanically it's faultless: even burn, cool smoke, and no tongue bite.

The room-note pleasant, and the nicotine's mild.

A four star aromatic:

Highly rcommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Two months

Purchased From: 4noggins

2 people found this review helpful.

downinit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
downinit (2)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

A lovely cherry-chocolate blend with some actual tobacco flavor too. For an aromatic it burnt easily straight from the tin. The flavor lasted throughout the bowl. Very similar to Cult's Blood Red Moon but has a milder tobacco flavor.

Age When Smoked: new

Similar Blends: Cult Blood Red Moon.

2 people found this review helpful.

pipedrum22 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipedrum22 (15)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

There are only 3 cherry blends that I have ever enjoyed in my 6 years as a pipe smoker. This is one of them. I wanted to smoke this blend 3 different times in 3 different pipes before reviewing. Each smoke was better than the last. During the first bowl, I sensed more hints of vanilla and the cherry gradually stepped in to play. The next two bowls, the cherry stood out more and vaguely reminded me of a cherry Jolly Rancher. This blend burns extremely well and smokes cool, which is surprising for an aromatic. It does not bite and I would say it is a very well balanced blend. If you are an aromatic smoker and you enjoy cherry, you'll love this blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

Stutter818 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stutter818 (51)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Tastey aromatic. Smells like dark cherries in bag, smokes sweet with taste or mild cherry. Very pleasant room note. Can smoke hot and possibly bite if you're not careful. Tastey smoke! No dottle in my pipe.

Pipe Used: Missouri meerschaum mini cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars online

2 people found this review helpful.

Hoipolloi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hoipolloi (11)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Both the burn and flavor were consistent throughout the smoke. The room note was strong, but is very pleasant. A sweeter smoke, hints of vanilla and a solid, but not overpowering cherry flavor.

Pipe Used: Washington Corn Cob and Maple Country Gent

Age When Smoked: New in pouch

Purchased From: Tobacco Palace, Lancaster PA

1 person found this review helpful.

arpie55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arpie55 (69)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This is a very pleasant cherry blend bulk aromatic, it is indeed what it claims to be. Of all aromatics I find that I might have a preference for cherry (to my surprise) and if that is true for you then give this a go. I will say up front that since I am not a several bowl a day smoker that price point is not my top concern and since this doesn't compare to Cult Blood Red Moon which is one of the best cherry aromatics on the market I will probably not order this again. This is mild, cherry flavorful, bite free, pleasing in aroma, and very inexpensive- all good!

Pipe Used: Savinelli Virginia

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Many bulk Cherry Aromatics but better than most.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (86)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I cannot say enough about this tobacco, this one has it all! Wonderful pouch note, a pleasant smoke, with a great aftertaste. It packs well, and although it was a little difficult to get lit, once lit it required no re-lites and just needed to be tamped down a couple of times. A pleasant break from the syrupy cherry blends that dominated the market. No matter how hard I push it, NO BITE. If I could only smoke one tobacco, this would be it!

Pipe Used: Forseti Natural Dublin

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

Gresh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gresh (9)
Mild Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

Very enjoyable tobacco, my favorite Aromatic actually. Tastes delicious, like berries, and smells the same. A perfect after-dinner smoke. My family loves it when i smoke this tobacco. Not much nicotine though, so i often end up going for a cigarette a few minutes after i'm done. highly recommended

Pipe Used: MM Corncob

Purchased From: Smoker Friendly. Wilkins Twp, PA

1 person found this review helpful.

Bent Dublin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bent Dublin (3)
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Amazing that this tobacco has all the nice things that you would like in an aromatic blend...nice smell from the bag (vanilla and cherry) but light and not heavy. The 4 oz bag that I had was not overly sticky (think 1Q) and burned to a nice fine ash with little resin left over in the pipe. Slightly sweet and pleasing room note. Note, no bite from this tobacco if smoked slow and had a mild pleasing taste. This is an easy all day smoke. Currently my favorite.

Update, I bought 32 ounces bulk Sutliff Black Cordial from Pipes and Cigars and was surprised at how sticky it was. Not the same stuff that I got from the tobacconist shop. Anyway, I tried to dry some in the oven a 100 F on a cookie tray but it remained sticky. Hard to keep lit but it did taste the same. Makes me wonder if the smaller bag I got was a different manufacturer, Lane maybe?

Pipe Used: Randy Wiley Patina

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Tobacconist Chadds Ford PA

1 person found this review helpful.

Granny Smith Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Granny Smith (29)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This makes a nice change - I don't get much of a cherry taste from it but rather a smooth caramel and chocolate even coffee taste. It burns very well in the bowl and can be puffed upon really slowly to savour the taste. It's also one of the few tobaccos that gets a thumbs up in terms of the room note from the other half. And that's high praise indeed since she usually reckons my tobacco smells like shit. It also leaves a pleasing and creamy aftertaste in the mouth - yes, I think I enjoy this stuff.

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

Similar Blends: Bob's chocolate flake-.

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