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Sutliff's match of the House of Windsor version.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringBourbon
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
2.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2060)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The original had a soapy, floral perfume topping that sublimated the mild bourbon as well as the other components. You could get a little nutty, earthy burley, a little grassy Virginia and sugary black cavendish note, and not much else. It also could be bitey is puffed fast. The bourbon in the Match is similar, but a little deeper in flavor. Barely floral, that disappears rather quickly in the Match, but stays longer in the original. The aforementioned aspects of the Virginia, and especially the burley are more prominent in the Match. The lightly sugary black cavendish is unsweetened. There are just a few Kentucky notes, and what Cyprian latakia is there is for smokiness, and not flavor. I never noticed the perique in either version so it must be in a very small quantity. The original was cube cut whereas the Match is coarse and cube cut, which makes the latter a cooler, slower smoke which is also slightly sweeter. This version won't bite. Both versions have a mild nic-hit, leaves a little dottle, and needs some relights. Has a decent after taste. Not really an all day smoke, but it's close.

I gave the original two stars. This gets two and a half.

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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (310)
★★☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

My review is based on the tobacco itself with no recollection of ever having smoked the original.

The cut is a ribbon mostly. There are a few irregular pieces, and an assortment of brown and black tobaccos. The pouch note is a slightly sweet that is hard to identify. I would not call the pouch note bourbon, but I can believe it is there. There may be a hint of caramel.

Smoked, this tastes like a VaBur with unflavored black cavendish. There are a few hints of burley and Virginia. The Kentucky, latakia and perique have to be condimental, because I can't pick them out. The bourbon is in the snork and not in the taste. Smoking qualities were good, although the flavor turned a little sour in the last half of the bowl.

This was OK but a little uninspiring. I can believe it was an OTC without much of a following, but I can also believe it was an all-day smoke for a few people.

1 person found this review helpful.