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Sutliff's match of John Middleton's Walnut blend. Walnut was a classic American-style English blend made of Burley, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Turkish and Latakia. It dated back to the 1800s but recently vanished. The legacy of this all-day type of blend lives on with this Match.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Maryland, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
4.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2028)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As many smokers know, Walnut is comprised of many different varieties of tobaccos. So is the Match. In it, I get a light taste of nutty, woody Kentucky, grassy, citrusy Virginia (it forms the base of the blend), some nuttiness and molasses from the burley in a support role, a touch of honey from the cavendish, a slight woody note from the Oriental/Turkish. The Cyprian latakia is a minor addition, but gives a very mild smokey, woody push to the other components. I know Maryland is in here, but I can’t taste it. The topping is mildly sweet. Overall, it has nice subtlety of flavors that meld well together for a mild to medium smoke. Burns at a reasonable pace, cool, clean and dry to the finish with a consistent flavor. Both have a mild nic-hit, and won't bite. Both leave little moisture in the bowl, and need an average number of relights. This has a little better after taste as there's nothing to distract what you taste. Both are all day smokes.

What’s the differences between the Match and the original? The original sometimes has a little chemical taste from the topping that the Match does not, and gets a little bitter near the end. The original is a shade sweeter, and a tiny bit nuttier, while the Match has just a smidgen more latakia. Otherwise, I can’t tell the difference.

I rated it at four stars even though I rated the original at three. As a Match, it's four stars for how close it is to the original.

9 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is just superb. Nutty, spicy, sweet, earthy, smoky, and mildly fruity and sour. A little bit of everything making it very complex. I think my favorite part of this is the way the black pepper-like spiciness contrasts with the sweetness. I never tire of that. Really wish I could have tried the original. That must have been something.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. The spice gives it a little edge, otherwise very smooth. Burns great.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: http://wvsmokeshop.com/

5 people found this review helpful.

Gothicmace Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gothicmace (16)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

While I never had the pleasure of smoking the original Walnut... I can say I have enjoyed Walnut Match very much. The pouch note is natural and yes you can sense the walnut in the background. Packs well, lights well and offers a very good natural tobacco flavor again with a slight nutty flavor in the background. I enjoy this as my first pipe of the day and also is a good offering as the sun is going down. No bite... burns well to a nice ash in the bottom of the bowl. This one is in my rotation.

Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow Omega & MM Legend

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the pouch

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

4 people found this review helpful.