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This is a match to the original House of Windsor Briggs Mixture. Bright Virginias are combined with mild white Burley without any significant flavoring to create a mellow and gentle blend with natural tobacco flavor.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2192)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The burley is earthier, more molasses sweet, and nuttier in the Match than the original, and is the star in both versions. The Virginias are citrusy with no cased flavors, and creates a solid base for the burleys to play in each blend. I did get a taste of hay and grass from the Virginia -more so in the original - but it's fairly unobtrusive. There is a very slight, fruity bourbon topping that doesn't get in the way of the tobaccos, and is a tad sweeter than the original. Overall, the original was less sweeter, and more ordinary, though the flavor profile is very similar. The Match burns cooler and doesn’t bite, which is not true of the original, unless you puffed it verrrrry slowly. It's an all day cool smoking mild to medium blend that burns well with a consistent taste, and no cigarette notes, which the original tended to have near the finish if the bowl was any near hot. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a very mild nic-hit, and a pleasant after taste. An all day smoke.

I gave one star to the HoW version.

10 people found this review helpful.

Corncob3 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Corncob3 (73)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a good smoke. I prefer BRG mixture to this, although both blends are clones of one another. Unlike the BRG version (which pays homage to Briggs) this did not need any dry or air time. Also found the Briggs match to be a tad spicier. If you have a can of the now discontinued BRG, you could mix both to stretch it out. Smooth and full bodied. The spiciness of the match version peaks its head every now and then, whereas BRG is more monochromatic. Doesn't cook your pipe but may not be your cup of tea if you prefer aromatics.

Pipe Used: Corncob

Similar Blends: BRG Mixture.

2 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (501)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

I tried this blend against a sample of the HOW version of the same and enjoyed it much more. Part of the reason behind the result may have been the age of the target blend which rendered the burley ineffective. Having tasted the Match, I can tell the burley is the most important component of the blend.

There is a topping on the blend and it is kind of odd. To my tastes it is a little fruity, but also a little "perfumey" which is always a bit odd when I encounter such essences. Particularly in the early bowls of the trials. Once I got used to it, it wasn't bad. In any case the topping loses some of its potency and it just allows the wonderful burley base to come out as you progress down the bowl and the finish is just wonderful.

If the topping was more to my liking at the beginning, this would be a four star blend, but I would still put it at 3 stars as it is as there is nothing repulsive in the topping as may be the case with M79. I point out that blend for two reasons. The first is, that it is always fun to bag on M79, but the second because, the base leaf of this blend reminds me a lot of M79, which remains, to my tastes, that blend's only saving grace.

2 people found this review helpful.

lesliesrussell Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lesliesrussell (7)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

As has been said; smoke this one slow! It gets very slightly bitter if smoked too hot. But once you fall into a nice slow rhythm it is a sweet, nutty blend.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 513 KS

Age When Smoked: 2 years

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1 person found this review helpful.