Formulated for the most discriminating English smoker. Superbly descriptive: smooth, subtle, sweetly aromatic, flavorful and satisfying. Fantastic base: Lemon Virginias, AAA burleys, best available latakia, genuine St. James Parish perique and fine Smyrna.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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hoo-boy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hoo-boy (26)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I had a bend in my rotation that most everyone gave a 4 star, BUT due to the advertising and popularity it became very scarce and very expensive I dropped as it became only ones with deep pockets like Bill Gates or those who had access to taxpayer dollars like our elected Governmental officials could afford it. Its name was eh, er .. " perchanze or something similar" I still have 6 ounces cellared and hope to one day with its escalating price trade it for a Mercedes,LoL, Bit I digress!

In my search for a blend with similar qualities I found the blend Sutliff's English orientals I really like this tobak as its close to the one mention I said close, but not a perfect match. I Really like English blends and this is a great smoke Try it and see if you don't agree that its worthy of the comparision and deserves to be your rotation! Have I ever steered you wrong? hoo-boy

Pipe Used: stanwell church warden

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: pipes and cigars

Similar Blends: penzance.

5 people found this review helpful.

Clive Moses Apikouris Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Clive Moses Apikouris (41)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

While this blend will not wow you with any especially apparent unique or delicious flavor, it is a very nice relaxing tobacco that is economical to acquire and a pleasure to smoke. It lights and burns well and has little if any unpleasant bite. There does seem to be a tiny bit of a topping, it just has a hint of that type of flavor and it is produced by Altadis. You won't notice a copious amount of smokey Latakia here just a pinch for seasoning. All in all a very nice smooth and again, quite economical English style blend. It pairs nicely with jasmine green tea, while enjoying a good book and listening to Steeleye Span. Recommended.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30079)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I am not an aromatic fan and passed on anything with Altadis in the name for a long time. In my search for an affordable daily smoke I stumbled onto this at my local B&M without asking the blender, which I need to do more often as this turns out to be somewhat of a stunner.

Aroma is rich... Latakia forward with some sweetness and a touch of something musky, the Perique I'm assuming. It's a black and brown ribbon cut with a couple of chunks of burley which makes it as pleasing to look at as smelling it.

Match to pipe is a unique experience. The initial light was almost disappointing, like hot air... after the tamp and relight it develops into something really special. If you are a fan of Orientals this is a must try. I found it a much more satisfying experience than EMP with as much or more aroma and natural sweetness and it burns easily with no relights all the way to nothing. Found it works best for me gently sipped in a medium size Lovat.

At this point in time it's not going to replace anything in my rotation but it will be added. The tin prices in the socialist state of Washington are absurd and this will fill the need of something affordable... hey, for the price, this one's a serious contender and I see pounds of it in my future. Finally a bulk priced winner. Way to go Altadis! Highly recommended.

=====Update 07/02/12.=====

It's been 2 weeks since my initial review and a month since I first tried this blend. I gave it a go in my clay pipe which is usually reserved for cool smoking VA's to try and distinguish some flavors. You may now find me in my overstuffed leather chair with said clay pipe, drooling all over myself in a semi-catatonic state sometimes mumbling incoherently whilst consuming as much of this as I can stand from a stimulant standpoint. I have pounds of "high end" tobacco's just sitting waiting to be smoked that are now second to this blend... It has replaced everything in my rotation sans Presbyterian.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30079)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Altadis' English Oriental is a very tasty tobacco. It's a light English, favoring Virginias and Orientals rather than heavy on the latakia. Latakia is there and in good proportion to give it flavor, but not enough to give the tobacco a deep base note that heavy latakia blends have.

Being heavy with Virginias it can bite if smoked too strongly. But the Virginias also give the tobacco a natural sweetness that gets better as it is smoked. There's no sour or foul taste at the bottom of the bowl. In fact the bottom is more flavorful than the top and I'm always sorry to see the bowl end.

The pieces are fairly large and springy, though not overly moist by any means. But this does make it slightly difficult to lead a normal sized bowl, something I don't find a hindrance to enjoying this tobacco at all. That does make it tempting to pack too tightly however, something that will make it hard to get it lit at first but even then, once lit, there's no problem in keeping it lit. When packed for optimum lightability (if that's a word) a bowl of English Oriental doesn't last as long as I usually expect a bowl of tobacco to last. It's not that the tobacco burns quicker than any other, it's just that it smokes best when not packed as firmly as others (thus using less tobacco). For this reason I prefer to smoke this is a big bowl.

While I wouldn't mind smoking this all day, it's naturally sweet enough to be a dessert tobacco, something I can't say about most English blends I've smoked. If you like aromatics and want to try some English blends to work into your rotation I strongly recommend giving this a try. If you're a fan of English tobaccos already then this may be something you'd like for the lighter, sweeter, end of the lot. It's very good for what it is. And like all other Altadis blends, it comes at a very good price.

2 people found this review helpful.

Green Leaf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Green Leaf (15)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

For the price you pay what’s not to love? If you’re a daily smoker you’re always looking for the next best tobacco to add to your rotation without breaking the bank. This is that tobacco. While the first bowl might be underwhelming give it another go and the subtle flavors will surprise you

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30079)
Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable to Strong

I’m fairly new to smoking tobacco and I’ve found this blend to be exactly what I’m looking for. It’s not the best tobacco in the world far from it but it serves a purpose. It’s a nice smoke while driving or during a lunch break at work. However due to the strength of the aroma probably not the best smoke while hanging out with others who do not partake. Highly recommend if you’re a daily smoker.

Pipe Used: Corn Pipe

Purchased From: Stag Tobacconist

1 person found this review helpful.

Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (118)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

08/15/21 ( I forgot to post this!) I'm smoking Sutliff Balkan oriental supreme. I'm a big English fan and of course an Oriental fan. This is a very nice smoke.with a medium level of latakia. The latakia is not to heavy just right, nice and smoky, with the Orientals. A nice and smooth smoke. But subjectively, it felt like something was missing. Perhaps a touch of spiciness like perique. All in all, a very nice English oriental smoke, but just a little bit missing my sweet spot, nonetheless. I'm torn whether to give it a two or three. Very nice blend that misses my sweet spot.

Pipe Used: Molina, kaywoodie, Petersen

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: Pipes and cigars

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ScienceSmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ScienceSmoker (56)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm constantly surprised at the quality of Sutliff blends. This is an very good blend. Although I'm not sure why it's called "English Oriental" since it's not especially "Oriental-y". It's just a nice English blend. The Orientals are there, and definitely noticeable, but it's the Perique and Burley that make it stand out from a usual English in my opinion. It's rich and smokey and decidedly "English-y"... then that Perique gives it a little spicy complexity. And the second half of the bowl is even better than the first. The burley adds weight and substance to the smoke more than anything else.

Bottom line: Just a rich, full English blend definitely worthy of a try if you like English blends.

Pipe Used: GBD New Standard

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