Sutliff Lavish English is a latakia-based blend that's not overladen with the black, smoky leaf, but has excellent body and has a long, cool burn. Lavish English is made of sweet Virginia, Cyprian latakia, flavored black cavendish and mellow white burley. It is smooth and rich while not being a "heavy" blend. The balance is quite remarkable and is the kind of blend that you can enjoy all day long.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
Where to Buy TobaccoPipes.com
Cup O' Joes
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Mild
Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Co. - Lavish English #17.

The unlit blend contains an equal proportion of each tobacco, and has an appealing aroma: like a vanilla-English. I can't fault the moistness.

Lavish takes to the flame nicely, and gives a flavoursome smoke. Any tobacco harshness is offset by a vanilla topping, which, although not 'sticky', is notable with ease. The smoke from Lavish' has a fairly heavy build, so this makes an open window a requisite. I can't, and won't, fault the burn from Lavish: cool, medium pace, delivering a bite-free smoke.

Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: pleasant.

I smoked my first bowl about a month ago, but wanted to get a 'grasp' on it before posting; so Lavish English? Nice, silky-smooth, and decadent feeling. Albeit, not quite worth four stars:


Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Three months

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

4 people found this review helpful.

Verilles Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Verilles (3)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

If you enjoy, and especially if you miss, a “Shortcut to Mushrooms” style blend that is well done, Sutliff Lavish English will undoubtedly fill a spot for you in your selection of tobaccos. It’s also suggestive of Peter Stokkebyes English Luxury and Boswell english blends somewhere between Countryside and Northwoods. This is an almost medium english blend that is slightly latakia forward and while representative of other tobaccos present. There is black cavendish that tastes to me of a light marshmallow casing and a natural burley for body while including other tobaccos that moderate and balance the smoky latakia such as a sweet virginia, tart oriental/turkish, and hint of perique in the background. If you prefer your English blends heavy on the latakia, you won’t care for this although it likely won’t offend unless you think Pirate Kake is “well balanced” (That blend is 75% latakia making it decidedly and objectively unbalanced.) However, if you enjoy a marginally sweet, deceptively complex pipe blend that reveals each of its constituent tobaccos as you puff and retains a delicate smoky flavor throughout, this should make you smile. Should you delight in crossover style blends, I don’t see how you can pass this blend up as it is far better than Aromatic English or Lane HGL to my palette. The room note is a pleasant surprise and the tin note is of tobacco, a hint of vanilla sweetness and musty mushrooms still encrusted with a bit of rich, dark earth. It burns well once lit requiring one re-light perhaps, and arrives in bulk a bit damp with no moisture left in the bottom of the bowl when smoked. Disclaimer: This has become my favorite tobacco.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 320

Age When Smoked: Two months

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

Similar Blends: Shortcut to Mushrooms, Boswell english types (closest to Northwoods), Peter Stokkebye Luxury English, Sutliff Eastfarthing a bit..

3 people found this review helpful.

Arkansas Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkansas Piper (46)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Basic English. A little on the mild side, so could be a good intro to English blends. The tin note had a slight bbq-ish touch. It mellowed out well for the smoke. It's a nice, medium English all around.

Pipe Used: Unbranded

Age When Smoked: Less than a year

Purchased From: Local BM

2 people found this review helpful.

es ca. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
es ca. (4)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

This is an excellent blend. I'm a big Balkan blend fan, White Knight, and Proper English, are favorites. I do like Scottish also. Black Mallory, and Maltese Falcon. That being said, no Balkans in this English is a nice change. I like the slight sweet from the unflavored Black Cavendish. Having Burly in it makes it a little more American, but takes the place of the Balkans in the middle and adds toast. Well balanced but be aware slightly sweet with no flavoring, and no sour from orientals. Add more Latakia if you like, to me it's a nice change exactly what I was looking for.

Similar Blends: Stokkeby English luxury without the Danish Cavendish sweet casing..

2 people found this review helpful.

Landsurfer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Landsurfer (11)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Regarding this blend, I concur with the sentiment of pipe brother Verilles. His review in particular (and the other pipe brothers) prompted me to try this blend. I was overjoyed to discover that Lavish English is indeed a pretty good substitute for Shortcut to Mushrooms. It produces beautiful, thick, immersive clouds of savory smoke that are subtly sweet and buttery. A creamy smooth and relaxing smoke from top to bottom of the bowl. So glad I found this!

Pipe Used: Rossi Rubino Antico Bent Pot

Age When Smoked: Fresh out of my mailbox

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: JFH's Shortcut to Mushrooms.

1 person found this review helpful.