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Formerly known as Early Morning Match, Sutliff's Match Sunrise is comprised of Bright and Red Virginias, Latakia, and sweet Oriental tobaccos that are then pressed and lightly stoved. It pairs well with a morning cup of coffee and can be smoked any time of day with ease.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3050)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The musty, earthy, woody, sweet, mildly floral Cyprian Latakia is the lead component. The lemon Va. offers tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, a little sugar, vegetation, tart sour lemon, with floral and spice notes as a secondary player. The pressed Va. is tangy dark fruit sweet with some wood, bread and earth as it plays just above the level of the lemon Va. The dry, woody, earthy, herbal, vegetative, floral, buttery sweet, mildly spicy Turkish is a condiment. There is an extremely light topping of some kind that mellows the blend, which is aided by a little sugary black cavendish in the background. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very rich, consistent sweet and savory campfire flavor. The strength and taste levels are a hair shy of medium. The nic-hit is a notch past in the center of mild to medium. Won't bite or get harsh, but does sport a few small rough edges. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a lightly lingering pleasant after taste, and room note. It is an all day smoke. The Match lacks the red Virginia that the original has, and is just slightly sweeter and less grassy. The substitution of lemon for red Va. means the sweet notes are not the same, but it’s still a pleasing mixture. I gave the original (Early Morning Pipe) two and a half stars.


25 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This an awesome tobacco. Dont let the name fool you. This is a wonderful all day smoke. I am a latakia lover and never really liked virginias until I tried this stuff.

I dont know which is my favorite, this one or the Altadis Elizabethan match. They are both four star in my book. Buy some of this as you will not be disappointed.

10 people found this review helpful.

LannarkGent Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LannarkGent (145)
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant

I found this to be a rich rewarding blend that can be smoked at any time. I have 1 pound of bulk and 3 tins aging in my cellar.

9 people found this review helpful.

Haroldt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Haroldt (26)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

If you've ever had and enjoyed Dunhill's Earthly Morning Pipe, you'll like this one, plus the price is easy on the wallet. This blend is always in my rotation and is my "go to smoke." I start most mornings with this and a cup of coffee.

Very dependable, mild and nice smell. My wife likes the smell a lot.

Pipe Used: ALL - any pipe I have

Purchased From: Cigar and Pipe, SMokin' Pipe

Similar Blends: Dunhill EMP.

9 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (403)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

A few months ago, I bought the big four match Dunhill’s. EMP, Elizabethan, 965, and Nightcap. I have reviewed 965 and Nightcap and now on to this one. This has a noticeable sweet tin note (jar) and is a course cut tobacco. It smokes sweet and pleasant and I enjoyed it throughout most of the day. A nice all-day smoke if you will. I then decided to bring out my coveted Dunhill EMP which I probably have maybe 8 ounces left and tried a bowl. The Match is definitely way sweeter and maybe it is my imagination but I think the Dunhill EMP actually produced more clouds of smoke while I was puffing. This one while good is to me so far, the least similar of the three that I have tried. So, if you are looking for an EMP replacement this probably will not be it but nonetheless it is a nice pleasant smoke. P.S. I can’t believe I am only the 5th person to review this one. Of course, if you have the real thing why settle for second best.

Pipe Used: 1947 59/1 Dunhill

7 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2082)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Sunrise.

Note: I haven't smoked Dunhill's Early Morning for years so my comparisons might be a bit nebulous. In my defence I did once suffer a head injury!

The ribbons are much coarser than Dunhill's, no twigs but coarser. The smell is a little 'musty', of Orientals and Latakia, but definitely not one of a bomb. The sealed pouch from 4noggins has kept the hydration from fluctuating, which is good as this is perfect!

The smoke? A winner! To my palate there's a lot more red Virginia than was in the original. This pushes the bright aside; not totally but I can't purport to identify much sharpness from the bright. I find the Orientals are a major addition, albeit not as domineering as in EMP. The Latakia is more mildewed than in a lot of Lat' blends. I don't get a pugnacious smokiness, but I taste a camphoraceous, musty, 'calmer' nuance. It's very well behaved in the bowl, biting none and burning without flaw.

Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: I like it!

Sunrise? I prefer it to the original! Four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: One month

Purchased From: 4noggins

6 people found this review helpful.

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

I joined this great hobby late 2019, post Dunhill EMP. Then I tried grabbing some Peterson EMP but was out-of-stock at the time I placed my order. Later I found this blend. I truly enjoy smoking Match Sunrise. I consider it every day blend. As I am writing I am still a rookie piper and cannot distinguish a tobacco from another. But I can sure tell you that I like this blend. At first I order a pound and finished, then reordered 2 lb.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Shell

Age When Smoked: 46

Purchased From:

6 people found this review helpful.

Birdsbeaks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Birdsbeaks (1)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Hoping for a replacement for my beloved Dunhill EMP prior to Peterson beginning to blend it, I went in search of a suitable replacement and found Sutliff's EMP Match. Let's just say it's a gift to all pipe smokers that Peterson took up the EMP mantle because Sutliff's "Match", to me, is anything but. The tobacco arrived feeling wet and greasy and presented with an overly sweet and unremarkable aroma. A far cry from the intriguing interplay of aromas found in the genuine article. Heavily cased, I attempted to get this tobacco into smokable form by allowing it to dry... for a few hours... but alas, the greasy wetness persisted. Upon lighting, the tongue bite was severe regardless of how gently I inhaled and the flavor was again both bland and overly sweet at once. I found this blend difficult to keep lit regardless of whether I packed tight, loose, or somewhere in between and with the harshness on the back of my palate, the severe bite on the tongue, and pedestrian flavor -- I found myself wondering why I kept trying at all. Although decidedly of different make up, the blend this most reminded me of was a bag of Blender's Gold Toasted Cavendish (another Sutliff product, I believe) I picked up from Walgreens six or seven years ago and that to this day still feels greasy. Wet, greasy, artificially sweet, and impressively boring are the words I'd use to describe both of these tobaccos. Happy ending? Indeed. As I write this, there is a box containing four tins of Peterson's EMP on my dining room table hopefully waiting to take the place of Dunhill's masterful creation. Sutliff's EMP Match? For me, two thumbs down.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, Bones Bent Poker

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Blender's Gold Toasted Cavendish.

5 people found this review helpful.

Legion Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Legion (27)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

It's interesting to read JimInks comment that the Latakia is the ''lead component''. I'm not a fan of Latakia dominant blends, I find EMPM is a well balanced tasty smoke. [Is the Latakia a less in-your-face variety?]

Although Black Cavendish is not listed in the ingredients, I was positive there's some in this mix and according to Jim I'm not hallucinating. Mild to medium, smooth, the right amount of slight sweetness and I can detect a touch of citrus. Nicotine is a step or two past mild.

Haven't tried the original but who cares? EMPM is a decent all day smoke at a really good price.

Edit 15th/Sep/2022; topping or no topping? Some English blends can be a touch astringent to my palate. EMP match is not. I'm no expert but I think that is due to a very light sweet topping that ameliorates any astringency.

While Sunrise EMP match may not be in the same league as many premium tinned blends, I find myself reaching for this blend quite often. It's a pleasant tasty 'all day' smoke that never fails to please. To me that's what counts more than other considerations; a pleasing satisfying smoke that I never tire of smoking. For that reason I'm raising my rating to highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Smokes well in any pipe.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Tobacco Pipes

4 people found this review helpful.

Wally Frank Collector Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wally Frank Collector (46)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Upon opening bag was met by a pleasant slightly smoky, musty, earthy aroma with a touch of lemon a very light touch of floral. Let sit for 45 minutes and it lit easily and took average amount of relights. The smoke was medium thick and creamy. This burned at a moderate pace with a steady flavor. Will not bite but has some rough notes if pushed hard.

Upon lighting was met by a taste of a pleasant sweet campfire. This was followed closely by a sweet lemon flavor and a light topping that reminded me of merangue. In the background danced a grassy, musty,woody, earthy combination and these flavors played beautifully together.

This is an all day smoke. The Latakia is not overbearing and barely takes the lead in this dance of flavors. This joins my favorites and I give it a 4 star rating. Very pleasing room note!

Pipe Used: Weber meer lined squat bulldog

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

Sheldon Richman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sheldon Richman (15)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is Sutliff's match for Dunhill/Peterson Early Morning Pipe, an Oriental blend. It's been a few years since I've had EMP, so a comparison is difficult. I'll simply say it is tasty and familiar. I like it quite a bit and can myself reordering it. I'm not really able to judge the room note.

Pipe Used: Corn cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Tobacco Pipes

Similar Blends: Peterson Early Morning Pipe.

3 people found this review helpful.

NAKBaldron Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NAKBaldron (10)
Medium None Detected Full Pleasant

As described, this is a perfect tobacco for the early morning with that first cup of coffee before the cobwebs have been cleared from the brain. With this and a coffee in hand, I'm able to plan my day with ease. This has found a place in my rotation.

2 people found this review helpful.

CKC Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CKC (15)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant

Like EMP, this is a mild English blend. As described above, musty, earthy, hint of sweetness. Fall through spring this is my commute to work smoke. I think it’s close enough to EMP to let my tins cellar for a few years. Great value, worth a try- especially if you like EMP.

Pipe Used: Briars and cobs

Age When Smoked: New thru 1 year

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Peterson Early Morning Pipe.

1 person found this review helpful.

Anthony Caridi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Anthony Caridi (30)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

My first bowl of the day. Everyday. Soft, light and smooth. No harshness at all. I do taste either a topping that adds sweetness or sweetened Cavendish. It's hard for me to believe that the amount of sweetness comes by the tobaccos alone. But I'm not expert. Could be just the biology of my taster. However, Cavendish is not mentioned as an additive. An early morning danish without the goo along with a citrus juice. Definitely deviates from Dunhill's original. Much sweeter and smoother but not cloyingly sweet. I like this better than DEM for the first smoke of the day. The original tastes more like late morning or early afternoon for me. But good. There's a bit of toastiness here which I can't identify. Midway the Latakia characteristics are more forward but still sweet. Me being a little bit of a wetter smoker at times, I find no puddles at the bottom of the bowl. No screaming, biting or assault on the tongue. Just enjoyable to wake up to with my 2 cups of morning coffee. Breakfast of champions!

Pipe Used: Sasieni Claret 110

Age When Smoked: 6months

Purchased From: P&C

1 person found this review helpful.

Bumble Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bumble (65)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

As a newer pipe smoker, I am mainly exploring the different blends (I favor aromatic blends, although I am dipping my toes into the non-aromatic blends now) to find what I like.

Opening the bag, what I smelled was tobacco (mostly the Virginias with a hit from the Orientals) and light Latakia.

The flavor I tasted was a very good blend of tobacco and Latakia, neither overwhelming the other. If I had to say something about the taste would be "light", this is a very nice English blend to start out with and can see it as an all day blend. I did not taste any topping or sweetness as others have described.

It was semi-dry and it lit up easily and stayed lit without a problem. I did not have any tounge-bite with this blend.

Pipe Used: Rattray Goblin 100

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

TotoPipeDreams Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TotoPipeDreams (44)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

To my taste there is certainly some kind of flavoring on this. There’s a vanilla like sweetness that’s really front and center to me which makes this a great entry level aromatic English for me.

A whisper of Latakia and oriental. But the blend is masked in some ways by this sweet undertone mentioned above. Don’t get me wrong it still tastes like tobacco and still has an English characteristic. Imagine if Carter Hall’s simplicity of flavor and mild sweetness had an English accent. This is it. Not much depth or complexity but it’s still a delicious smoke.

Not bad, but would recommend for beginners and those wanting to bridge a gap between aromatic and English style blends. Or if you’re looking for a cheap, lightly aromatic all day English, this may be it. Otherwise it’s not gonna blow your socks off.

Pipe Used: Chacom 397, Jobey Billiard, MM Country Gentleman

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye Aromatic English.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipefitter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipefitter (51)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a good all day smoke that burns cool and clean and doesn’t add moisture to the bowl. I guess Early Morning Pipe is an appropriate name for this as it doesn’t overwhelm with the exotic mix of Latakia and Orientals , but has a significant nic hit to get ya going. I like English blends so long as they aren’t Latakia bombs so you can enjoy the red and gold Virginia that balance well with a pretty complex smoke.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokers Discount World in N. Windham Ct

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Boatdock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Boatdock (38)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

If you're looking for bulk Dunhill Early Morning Pipe, look no further. So close to the original that I cannot tell the difference. Try it for yourself.

Pipe Used: Irrelivant

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Dunhill Early Morning Pipe.

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JimPM Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimPM (156)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild Tolerable

You know Sutliff commands somewhat a niche market for duping “big name” classic blends in hopes of vetting new product segments and securing long-term customer allegiance. In actuality, the company has been quite successful in that endeavor when you look at the footprint these offerings currently hold within the industry. For myself I have sampled and absconded with several of these knock-off mixtures over the past years. Principally the reasons being that they are solid with respect to cost consciousness and most importantly enjoyable smoke-ability. My momma didn’t raise no dummies and besides how can one argue with that kind of sensibility.

So now I’m coming to another one of those offerings. My trial of an English blend designed and sold as a replica of Peterson’s Early Morning Pipe, a classic monolith to many. With this event I put Sutliff’s Match Sunrise to the test just to see how good it really is. What follows now is my quick and dirty assessment of the same for your consideration.

Match Sunrise is a lighter spirited English style venue encompassing base components of intriguing Turkish/Oriental, Bright and Red Virginia, and darker nuanced Cyprian Latakia. A model recipe befitting to what I would badge as a standard English mixture.

One minor exception to that last comment. As we all know casings are universal to processing raw tobaccos as a measure of standard blending practices. With Match Sunrise, however, I do believe there is a gentle bit more than necessary volume of a sugar-based casing (corn syrup/vanilla?) that has been applied. Ideally, I suspect that action was aimed at heightening the sweetness/softness of the blends encounter. Very noticeable on the finishing taste. Nothing gratuitous in nature but stepped up, yes.

This collection of tobaccos carries a fairly healthy visage. A colorful pillow of assorted ribbon configurations and coarse cut morsels show a spread of hues from yellow, golden, dark brown and pitched ebon. Textually the feel of the wadding is supple and optimally dry for the smoking. The contributed volume of the Virginia looks even Bright to Red respectively and seems to level itself with the apportioning of both the Latakia and Turkish. Well rounded and balanced overall for a standard English mixture.

The nose of Match Sunrise tends to be somewhat subdued and gentle. Key nuances embraced enfold a spot of bright sour vinegar, some underlying sweetness, tarty wood, and some active spicing combining with a very posh herby floridness. Easy going and unobtrusive in nature for sure.

Key points of the assessment: 2.65 measured scoring. In the pre-smoked state, Match Sunrise fared quite well on all the essential physical features while demonstrating rock steady performance on key mechanical properties affecting burn, consistency, fragrance, and ease of use. Relating to flavor, for what it is a milder-lighter bodied somewhat contained recipe, the blend achieved reasonably good marks against the full range of related standard attributes. Specific to the punch-listed expectations of the English genre, very well placed in its overall presentation @ 87% rating. Essentially although the flavor is savory it does show average performance in regards lively charisma, again more a function of a very balanced/focused mixing.

Finally, if I were awarding marks based upon a curve, Match Sunrise leaf earns a “low B” on maximum varietal colorization. Keep in mind every strain of leaf is different depending on many variable specific to growing climate/family genus Applying my subjective personal factors of likeability and cost, I assigned an overall scoring of 3.1 without reserve. A fine little English treat that foreseeable I would re-purchase and enjoy in the future. I don’t know about you, but I do favor variety. My work horse English blends poised in the stable show a range of intensity, if you will, from heady to gentle sorts. This one makes for a lighter excursion, you got to have those on occasion to be a well cultured and happy piper, ha ha.

Mild-Medium strength/intensity : Overall I judged the blending quality that Sutliff exercised on this one to be above average based upon textural feel and observed smoking experience; well done. Match Sunrise endows a smoother, relaxed smoking session. It’s delighting savor and roundness are unquestionably solid and are key features. Smokiness and natural sweetness are abiding themes. It shows average movement in character but more so consistently balanced within the total sphere of layered wholesome taste.

Baseline: The assorted Virginian strains counter decidedly with a tangy hay/grassy composure, offering some breadiness, caramel, and flattering spice. There is a fair catch of woodiness and native sweetness that fill the character quite nicely as well. The Virginia obliges the overall flavor by filling the bottom band with a contrasting sweeter compliment to the forward/middle heavier taste registration coming from the other two components.

Forward mid-band taste : I’m kind of mixed opinion here to be honest. The lead taste seems to be chameleon like. Through repeated sessions, I found the Turkish/Oriental was inclined to ride on the front edge of Sunrise’s profile. Latakia attempts to hold a firmer footing as the recipe is so finely balanced, but when it’s all said and done the win I feel goes to the Oriental. And what a splendid race it runs throughout the profile. Exotically tempered bringing a base notation of inherent sweetness, herby floral spicing and some modest earthy pungency. The accenting is best described as a greened-sweet relish, very distinctive and mighty flavorsome at that.

Accenting: As to the Latakia, slightly more contained as a tandem accent. One gets a general projection of smoky tartish wood with highlighting centered around mustiness, darker fruit, and a tad of incensed leather overall. Given its darker tone, the Cyprian presence adds considerably more body to the forward taste as it melds splendidly with the Oriental embellishing. With the confluence of the two the enticing attractiveness of this blend finds its true source.

• In practical summarization, arguably there is degree of complexity at work here within the actual physical recipe. Nonetheless, the registered stream of taste affords only a reasonable level of interesting magnetism. Match Sunrise is more centered, by design keep in mind, to present a basic character that is steadily consistent with a feeling of tasteful balance. • Experiential smoking is very relaxing and polished, making this one a great intro for non-English smoker or for folks like myself who just want an easy calming encounter. • Very nice side stream and room presence projecting some lovely, embellished spice and woody pungency. A delish smoky excursion that demonstrates its modest remarking with ideal permanency and intensity at that. Tolerable bottom-line. • The burn charted suitably comfortable, peacefully paced and mechanically apropos for a well-crafted blending. • No harshness, no bite and very minimum nicotine effect. • Cost is affordable, yeah said that already.

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