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Notes: This is a match to the old "Brindley's Mixture". A classic with Virginias, latakia and burley.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Very Mild, Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2231)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The topping in the Match is marshmallow, and it’s similar enough to the original for me to think it’s the same flavor, though there’s talk that the original had some orange in the topping. The burleys are earthy, nutty with a molasses taste and are the stars in both versions, though the Match seems to be deeper in all those respects. The Virginia is a supporting player, mainly acting as a cooling base, offering a slight sweetness and grass in both versions, more of the latter being in the original. The tobacco in both is a mixed cut: cut plug and coarse cut burleys with small pieces of Virginia. Both are slow and clean burning with a consistent flavor. The granulated Cyprian latakia is a minor player, doing little more than adding a little smokiness in both versions. I found some harshness at times in the original, mostly toward the finish, but none in the Match. The topping in the original weakens toward the end, but doesn’t in the Match. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Has a decent after taste, a little more so than the original. Can be an all day smoke.

I rated the original at two stars. This gets two and a half stars.


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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (342)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a nondescript VaBur with a hint of latakia to give it some smokiness. The smoking experience was a little harsh. The cut is irregular medium sized fish food with a few hunks of mostly rubbed out short bits of flake.

There are a few nutty note of burley and some non-citrus sweet from the bright Virginia. There is a topping that tastes a little like heated sugar smells just before it starts to caramelize.

This is one of those smokes you can believe was an OTC without a big following. It does not do much for me, but I can smoke it and be grateful I am not out of tobacco.

1 person found this review helpful.