Sutliff Tobacco Company Blackthorn Shillelagh

“The world’s finest Virginias, Burleys and Black Cavendish are artfully blended with just the right amount of Irish Whiskey to transform any Irishman into their best self! Normally, we would encourage you to sit back, lite your pipe, and relax. In this case, stand up, light your pipe and go find some mischief.”


Brand Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blended By  
Manufactured By Sutliff
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 8oz tin weight
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 06, 2024 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant
Well faith and begorrah this tin just might be that pot o’gold the wee folk stash at the end of rainbows, it’s certainly a treasure. I must admit I am not a big fan of alcohol flavored blends, a very few suit my tastes though the “aged in variety” are of a different vein and usually very palatable, most blends with alcohol added just don’t suit me. Well in this case I am very pleased indeed!

Now a Blackthorn shillelagh makes for a fine walking stick also a very formidable weapon! In this case it’s best use would be a walking stick to steady you for when you pop the tin as the Irish whiskey scent if deeply inhaled might give you a bit of a buzz. The tin note reminds me of my favored Tullamore D.E.W whiskey with a background of raisins and fruit. Though the whiskey scent is potent its impact on the flavor once lit is a fine balance and makes for a very enjoyable taste and scent. The Virginias are predominantly of the golden variety with a touch of tang and tart citrus (think a light twist of lemon) with sugar and bread. There is some brown sugar and molasses and woody nuttiness and earth from the burleys. The black cavendish follows up with its extra sugar and mellowing effects. All the leaves seem to be of true quality and they show through very well with the whisky slightly muting them but much less than expected.

The moisture level is not on the gloopy side at all, the strands and bits of flakes are moist and silky soft. Lights well with a few relights out of the tin. The vitamin N and strength are mild to medium levels while the taste is a nice pleasant medium. Not gonna bite and is smooth. It leaves little moisture and burns cool as well! The flavor is a delicious mix of sweetened whiskey with that twist of lemon and the taste of a fine blend of premium tobacco. Room note as always tough for a solitary smoker but considering the taste and retrohale it’s definitely pleasant. Could be an all day smoke for an aromatic smoker for sure. Again a very enjoyable blend that I think anyone would find enjoyable to some degree and for some superb. A solid four out of four stars for me for an aromatic and 3-1/2 stars out of four overall…I’m a bit of an English and Burley man lol!

PS…the tin art is awesome!

Dave da Dragon
Pipe Used: Cob and Roma 8230 churchwarden
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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