Sutliff Tobacco Company Cringle Flake (2022)

After being aged for over 20 years, US grown Red Virginias are Cavendished and combined with Mark Ryan’s 2003 Perique to create a one-of-a-kind vintage blend. The whole leaf is then pressed and sliced into broken flakes to provide a smoke that harkens back to the “good ole days.”


Brand Sutliff Tobacco Company
Series Holiday Edition 2022
Blended By Sutiff Tobacco Company
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 1.5 ounce tin weight
Country Unknown
Production -- Unknown --


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.16 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 29, 2023 Mild None Detected Very Mild Tolerable to Strong
Extreme vinegar taste + flavourless tobacco = overhyped overpriced tobacco.

People seem to get aroused at the idea of cellared tobacco. Tobacco cellaring is used to tone down very flavourful or sharp tobaccos and make all the ingredients homogenous. It can open up new flavours from tobaccos such as virginias, and make balkan or latakia heavy blends less latakia-forward. It's an amazing tool, however, some older tobaccos have preservatives in various forms to help the tobacco last longer. In this case, it's vinegar. I made the mistake of smoking this tobacco fresh out of the can, all I could taste was vinegar. Could not taste any virginia. First third of the bowl had no noticable perique. Second third had the perfect amount of perique. Last third of the bowl the perique was very peppery and almost overwhelming. That's all I could taste other than vinegar. It also ghosted my pipe.

I was told the vinegar taste and smell go away after leaving the tobacco out for a couple of days, however my tobacco was critically-dry when I opened the fresh tin, I fear it will burn too fast and become hot if smoked too dry, it already gave me a little tongue-bite, which was odd because again, aged tobaccos usually have less bite.

I have left half out of it out as of now. I will try again in 3 days time and post my results, but as of right now I do not recommend purchasing this tobacco at all.

UPDATE: It still tastes like vinegar.
Pipe Used: Peterson Systems (no filter)
PurchasedFrom: SmokinCigar
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 29, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Cringle Flake 2022 definitely needs some dry time before packing. Even then, multiple relights were needed.

Flavor is acidic with hints of dark fruits (think cherry, plum, etc). It’s not the most enjoyable thing I’ve ever smoked.

Will revisit again once it’s had some cellar time.
Pipe Used: Mayfair bulldog
PurchasedFrom: Edward’s Pipes & Cigars
Age When Smoked: 2 months
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