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A rich aromatic blend of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon notes over a base of Virginia, burley and black cavendish leaf.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended BySutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Cinnamon, Vanilla
CutReady Rubbed
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1981)
Mild Very Strong Mild Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Christmas Spice.

The contents of the pouch appear to be an even split between black and brown, and the cut's quite coarse. It's too damp to be smoked without any airing, and it needs quite a long one, at that! The nose from the pouch is pure Christmas, so on with the festivities:

Getting Christmas Spice lit, and burning well, requires some work; even after a good airing the heavy casing causes it to still be sticky. Once a burn's going the added flavouring tastes heavy: the cinnamon gives spice, the caramel gives lots of sweetness, and the vanilla gives a little cream. Sadly, although I like the casing, it can cause the smoke to be bitey.

The nicotine's mild, and the room-note's quite nice, even though it generates a fair quantity of smoke in the room.

I don't smoke heavy aromatics that often, but as Christmas is the time for indulgence this is a great choice!

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Rattray's Poty Bullcap

Age When Smoked: New

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12 people found this review helpful.

HeavyMetalPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HeavyMetalPiper (65)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

The smell is vanilla and maybe a bit of honey; it is creamy and smooth. The flavor is very much vanilla. Overall there is a creamy and sweet quality to it. The cinnamon is there, but lightly, and it's good that it serves as a condiment flavor rather than a main one. Enjoying around Christmas time enhances the experience I think, and I'm not sure it's as enjoyable during other times of the year.

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Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Bent Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: 9 Months

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

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2 people found this review helpful.

Rufus T. Firefly Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rufus T. Firefly (21)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Ok this was a weird one. I'm a English and balkan fan. I've tried aromatics time and time again. They mostly burn hot and have chemical taste. This is an odd ball it's aromatic and it's got burley in it. Two things I don't care for. With Christmas coming and I thought a give a few Christmas tobacco's a try. Tried golden days of yore and it was very good, so I gave this one a try. This one is surprising it's got a pretty heavy casing. When I first lit it I tasted chocolate. After a few minutes it changed. I couldn't identify the flavor. So I had my wife take a few puffs, she nailed it eggnog. This burns cool which is shocking to me. I've never had much luck with aromatics. This one is a keeper

Pipe Used: Ashton sovereign

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

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1 person found this review helpful.

3pipeproblem Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
3pipeproblem (28)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I'm surprised to find that I'm only the third reviewer, but we do have quite a few holiday blends out there to try. I'm looking forward tryinging out all I can get my hands on over the years to come.

I found it quite good. It's a very flavorful moist aromatic which usually burns pretty well, but which occasionally left some dottle and quite a lot of moisture in the pipe. It's one of those that seems impervious to drying. I smoked 4 ounces over several Christmases and would consider buying it again in the future. It did seem a little bitey on occasion, but nothing too terrible. Being a Sutliff, the price was right. I don't think it rates 4 stars, but I'll give it a solid 3.

Pipe Used: Peterson Christmas 2018

Age When Smoked: 6-12 months

1 person found this review helpful.