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Another American classic in the English vein. Smooth, toasted burley cubes blended with premium grade Latakia and lemon Virginia flake. Cased with a uniquely mild rum top dressing - produces subtle, pleasing flavor and room aroma.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Mild, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2851)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Cyprian latakia is smoky and woody, and is the main star of the blend. It's well complimented by the earthy, nutty, slightly sharp white burley. The burley is quality choice as is the lemon Virginia that adds an enjoyable tangy sweetness an a few blades of grass. The mild rum topping is assisted by a complimentary raisin/stewed fruit note or two as well, and does sublimate the tobaccos a little. The nic-hit is just shy of being mild to medium. Won't bite or get harsh. A colorful blend that's pretty to look at, burns cool and clean at a moderate pace, and is complex with a multiplicity of flavors that don't crowd each other out. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant after taste, and nearly is an all day smoke. Smoking it in a pipe with a wide bowl will enhance the experience, but any pipe will work for this mixture.


5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

A mild tasty smoke. The latakia is applied with a gentle hand. I did not get much of the rum flavor but the blend is smooth and of sweet subtle flavor. Did not build much strength as the bowl progressed.

The blend base is virginia with burly and a bit of latakia. Bag smell is of the rum, latakia is faint, brown and blond strands with the burly cubes falling to the bottom.

If you do not like this you can find an Altadis English (or balkan) blend that is just right for you since they have so many available, all in the mild/medium to medium range. I prefer a stronger blend in both nic and taste.

My favorite so far is Altadis English Oriental, which includes Smyrna for sweetness and a gentle touch of St James parish perique, enough latakia for me and burly for added strength.

But try a few and see if you find one that stands out for you.

2 people found this review helpful.