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Basin St. Blues is a smooth smoking aromatic with golden Virginia and black cavendish tobaccos melding together. A unique combination of flavorings make this blend delightfully tasteful and exceptionally mild.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1980)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Co. - Basin Street Blues.

It's quite a coarse ribbon, predominantly brown, with about 20% black Cavendish. The smell coming from the pouch is sweet, and it's only a touch too moist.

The flavour's nothing remarkable, but pleasant nevertheless. The leading character's a sweet, caramel, one. There's a touch of vanilla black cavendish, but nothing major. Of the two tobaccos the Virginia-Cavendish gives more flavour, being honey-like, and a little grassy. However, this is easily pushed aside by the toppings. The burn from Basin's cool, needing very little attention once lit, of a medium pace, and it doesn't bite me.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

A good blend, worth three stars, but not quite four:


Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: One month

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3 people found this review helpful.

S8ntsfan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
S8ntsfan (21)
Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I purchased this blend simply because I'm a Native New Orleanian and grew up only a couple of blocks from Basin Street. With that being said, I enjoy most of Altadis/Sutliff tobaccos and worse case I figured if I didn't like it, I have enough friends who would gladly take it off my hands. Upon opening the bag, the aroma is quite pleasing and settling. No drying time needed as the moisture level is perfect. Nice sized ribbon cuts and the proportions seem just right.

After packing and igniting the tobacco, that floral aroma becomes a fresh baked cake aroma, a really good fresh baked cake. The tobacco is very mild, yet flavorful. It stays ignited, and burns nice and slow and is a very cool smoke. Don't know what the toppings are, but they are very tasty. No bite, and imo, finishes very well on the palate. I enjoyed two bowls within a couple of hours and determined this is definitely an all day type smoke.

I'm really happy I purchased this and am anticipating what it will taste like after some "cellar" time. I think the time cellared will marry the tobaccos a bit more and make this an even more enjoyable smoke. I would also recommend this to someone who is new to pipe smoking, as it's not too "Aromatic" but enough for them to enjoy the true essence of a good pipe smoke.

Pipe Used: Modified Missouri Meerschaum Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: 2 weeks

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2 people found this review helpful.

arpie55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arpie55 (71)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

"Exceptionally mild" is right! The bag aroma is outstanding, the initial lite is easy but has a lot casing taste/aroma to it, however this does quickly burn off and the smoke becomes more pleasant. Over the past week or so I have tried several of the Sutliff aromatic offerings and I will say this is by far the best. I am not good at describing underlying nuisances to blends but would point out that the blenders description is pretty accurate. It is not big on "anything" but would be well suited for an all day smoke that is a crowd pleaser.

Pipe Used: Radice briar

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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1 person found this review helpful.

Nick Pappageorgeio Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nick Pappageorgeio (10)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Pouch aroma is ok, but that’s about it. About all I detect is virgins, maybe a little toasted cavendish, but that’s about it. Stays lit well. No tonged bite. Mild. Gets a little grassy near the bottom of the bowl. When I was a kid, we smoked Prince Albert in the barn. Very much reminded me of that. Very old memories.

Pipe Used: MM

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Smoking

Similar Blends: Prince Albert.

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