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This unique blend is a mixture of bright Virginia, sweet red Virginia, and two cuts of perique.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
Packaging1.5 ounces Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1183)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The tangy sweet red Virginia short ribbon is complemented by the citrusy sweet bright flue cured Virginia thin flake. The red Va. is the more obvious of the two Virginias. The perique is both granulated and ribbon cut, offering some sweetness with bursts of pepper. Burns well with few relights; smooth and dry with no dottle, and no discernible topping. A pleasing all day mild to medium VaPer for those who want some spice during their smoking day. It's also tinned in the MacBaren style.

11 people found this review helpful.

PeterD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PeterD (83)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

...a bit different kind of VaPer...really quite a fine tobacco I think...

There are only a few Sutliff tobaccos that I enjoy and this one certainly got my attention. This is not "dark & brooding" like other VaPers, yet maintains its character from first light to finish.

The taste is light and "airy" providing a pure tobacco taste along with the two cuts of Perique playing back and forth nicely.

3 stars for the time being, but will update my assessment as I smoke a few more tins.

...a pipe is to be savored...

Pipe Used: group 4 size and larger

Age When Smoked: a few months

Purchased From: Pipes&CIgars

5 people found this review helpful.

Geronimo Von Klaus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Geronimo Von Klaus (64)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

Wow. This company is coming on strong.

Very good VaPer, embarrasses some competition who charge a much higher price point in terms of both the presentation, the price, and most of all, the quality.

Tangy, sour and grassy VA's with spicy and strong perique, this lit and burned very well to a fine ash.

Very impressed, this goes into the summer short term rotation right away.

Come on Sutliff, keep powering, there is a huge community cheering you on.

Pipe Used: XL Billiard Briar

3 people found this review helpful.

Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (147)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

All I can say it's a pleasant but spicy light virginia with a nice dose of perique. Lighter virginia than Pease but better quality than DR. Much better than I thought this blender could produce. Not bad at all for its type. You must like perique though to favor this one.

Pipe Used: dunhill

Age When Smoked: new tin

Purchased From: pipesandcigars

Similar Blends: G. L. Pease - Telegraph Hill (Fog City Selection); D&R Rimboche SJ.

3 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (270)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

This one just didn't do much for me. I found it very light all around. Light on the perique and very mild Virginias that brought a little sweetness, but this one left that kind of cardboard taste that is a turn off for me. There are some of my forum friends that like this blend a lot. Several of which have given their opinions above and below. In a world filled with several notable vapers, I think this one fails to leave a mark.

Not for me, but out of respect for those who like it and the fact that there is nothing repulsive about it, two stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (58)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

A nice VaPer, one that could be an all day blend and one that would do well with age.

It's a quality leaf that burns nicely and is at an ideal moisture level. Burns a bit fast, so you have to sip on it a bit more to keep the heat down.

Flavor wise for me it starts off with the more hay/grass flavors from the VAs with the Perique in the background not so noticeable. The second half of the bowl the sweet citrus and fruity VA flavors come out and a bit of the plum and pepper from the Perique come out as well.

It's not an outstanding complex VaPer, but it is a very enjoyable smoke.

If you like VaPers give this one a try!

Pipe Used: Savinelli Miele 677KS

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: SmokingPipes

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Mr. Motoyoshi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Motoyoshi (66)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

A very solid VaPer. The tin note has a very strong scent of vinegar and tobacco. One of the best things about it is that this stuff comes ready to smoke right out of the tin. That's in regard to flavor and moisture.

The bright and red VAs make for a wonderful swirl of tangy and sweet. As if there were a mixture Granny Smith and Fuji apples. The perique comes in and out but it is always pleasant. I would imagine the different cuts are the reason for this. The retrohalte on this is nice and smooth with hints of spice and cedar.

I've smoked this in a variety of different sized pipes from a Custombilt Pot to a Savinelli Mark Twain (very small tapered dublin around a group 2 size). When smoking this in a large chambered pipe the VAs really stand out and the smoke is sweeter. In a smaller bowled pipe the sweetness is toned down and the Perique really shines.

I enjoyed this immensly fresh out of the tin, but I can only imagine what 3-5 years of age would do to this #drool. Well done Carl!

Pipe Used: cobs, briars, mortas and meers

Age When Smoked: 8 months

Similar Blends: Dunhill - Elizabethan Mixture (1849 has a broader range of low to high notes).

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