This delicious mixture of burley, Virginia, and black cavendish is reminiscent of incredibly juicy, ripe peaches of summers past.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging1.5 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3050)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The smell of peaches was very strong when I first opened the tin. However, the peach taste is not as strong as the tin aroma. The Virginia and burley are mildly noticeable; a little grass, citrus, nuts, and molasses. I barely observe the black cavendish. Has very little nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh. It burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a consistent, though hardly complex flavor as the peach dominates the tobaccos. leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. A comfortable all day smoke with a pleasant after taste and room note.


12 people found this review helpful.

Marker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Marker (10)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Smoked this in a rock cob with various stages of drying.

Out of the tin it is a little moist. The tobacco is not goopy and looks like a regular burley/va/cav blend. Tin note is peaches that waft to your nose. The aroma doesn't assault the room, which is nice.

When first out of the tin it will smoke but doesn't stay lit easily. 4-5 relights. After a bit of drying (half hour) it was ready to burn cool and easy. When I dried it a lot more for comparison it still smoked well for a sipper, but a freight train would get bit by it.

The peach taste is slight and is mixed with a primary burley overtone. This is a great aromatic for a person who is skeptical on aros. Another reviewer said it was too mild and if you smoke an aro you want it to be strong. I don't agree. Some people would like a compromise between peach overload and nothing. Because the peach is lighter it doesn't have to be wet and goopy. You can easily notice the peach taste and smell and that is great to me.

Something I could smoke all day around the better half and not feel bad when the smoke drifts her way. Because even if it is a 50mph straight line wind and she is upwind, the smoke would come right at her. I will never understand the physics behind that.

10 people found this review helpful.

From Etten Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
From Etten (22)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Peaches and cream out of the tin, a medium ribbon-cut, easy to pack, easy to draw. Immediately from the dictator “smells good!”A pouch forward aroma leads the developing harmony of this perfect blend of a balanced slow cool mellow fine ember-sipping enjoyment. Master Blender McAllister accurately matches the smoking enjoyment with a true ‘taste of summer’ tobac. This experience would be a satisfying, slightly sweet desert without any calories! Relights were enjoyable starts. My next great enjoyment will be in discovery of his other offerings. 4 Stars and highly recommended!

Pipe Used: Greek Briar

Age When Smoked: Pouch fresh

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2082)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sutliff Tobacco Company - Taste Of Summer (Sutliff Private Stock).

The blend includes slightly less black Cavendish than Virginia and Burley. The roomy tin's allowed the tobacco to breathe somewhat and achieve good hydration.

I never expected to like this, peaches often turn me off in a tobacco. The peaches take the lead, unequivocally, but there's the suggestion of a further topping: a honey sweetness. As expected, from the appearance, the smoke from T.o.S. is devoid of a sticky black Cavendish trait: it adds a vanilla-creaminess, but in no way does it taste like the archetypal aromatic. The Burley and Virginia take credit for far more of the smoke: sweet-nuts and grass. The burn from it's good, requiring little attention.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: nice.

Taste of Summer? Although it's a pleasant surprise how much I like it I'll refrain from awarding four stars as there's a lot of aromatics I enjoy more.


P.S. Merry Christmas to the whole community.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

Vrikkian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Vrikkian (8)
Strong Strong Overwhelming Tolerable

Blech. I got this tin for free at a pipe show and I can see why it sat on the table for a long time. This is an insanely sweet and goopy mixture of average tobacco leaf that is cased to the point of irreparable harm.

The tin says it tastes like peaches. Ok - Maybe it does. I could not taste the peaches though because I felt like syrup was about to come out of my pipe stem. I like aromatics, but there's a point of no return that Sutliff reached with this stuff.

Yuck. 1 star.

(Note: Keep in mind that a lot of other reviews say this is a mild blend. Maybe the tin I got was bad, or it wasn't dried out enough. I let it sit for half an hour before smoking, so take that for what you will. This is usually enough time for aromatics to "cool down".)

Pipe Used: Larsen Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: 1

Purchased From: Free

4 people found this review helpful.

tankbuster183 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tankbuster183 (5)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

Tin note: outstanding, just like peach cobbler.

Cut is nice and loose, very easy to pack. My tin was not overly cased or damp. The blend of Virgina, burley and cavendish is well balanced; I wish there was more cavendish and less burley, as I tend to smoke pretty fast and always get bit (but this is my own stupid fault). It smokes fine, down to white ash; I always get dottle but again, I smoke too fast and it doesn't really bother me.

This is a nice aromatic if you want a fruit flavor that is not the standard cherry. The taste is pretty light, so I was a little disappointed that it didn't taste as good as it smelled. It bored me petty quick; after half the tin, I put it on the shelf for 8 months. When I smoke it now, the peach taste is much stronger, so I would definitely recommend aging this for a while. To Sutliff's credit, their little tins really do keep the baccy fresh for a long time, I have had good luck with popping them open for a whiff, then letting them sit for a few months.

Overall, I'd give it 3 out of 5. I like English too, so this is a nice alternative aromatic, but I think will leave people wanting a little more.

Pipe Used: Wagner Straight Apple, Grabow Duke

Age When Smoked: opened 9 months

Purchased From: somewhere on the interweb

4 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The tin note on this is peach cobbler. When smoked, it is a light VaBur with black cavendish base, so it is fairly mild on the tobacco end of things. It has a distinctive peach flavor. The peach is not overpowering but it is the only real flavor you get.

It may be the black cavendish or the peach topping, but I get a slightly musty note. I would like a more naturally sweet Virginia base on this one. I can't really recommend this one.

3 people found this review helpful.

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

Let me start by saying this is my first review. Please keep that in mind. First of all, I am, prone to aromatics, and I very much like this brand. The Taste of Summer came out of the tin reasonably well dry. I smoked this out of a Savinelli balsa system, a Peterson System, and a churchwarden. The smoke was cool, though somewhat wet. I did not get any tongue bite, and I found the peach flavor to be present and noticeable. As far as the room note, I generally cannot tell when I am smoking, but with this particular blend, I could definitely taste and smell the peaches. In my opinion, it is a smooth, tasty smoke good for afternoons and evenings.

3 people found this review helpful.

The Conde Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Conde (17)
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

This was too mild for me. The tin note is amazing but I can barely taste the peach. It is a very mild smoke that doesn't taste bad, but you smoke peach aromatics for the peach flavor.

2 people found this review helpful.

Bbrown626 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bbrown626 (150)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

A very pleasant peach tobacco that rises above so many other peach blends. Great tin note. The peach does not completely take over the smoke, but it is the dominant feature. Lit and burned well. No bite.

Pipe Used: Medico Crest

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Pipe and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

OkieSmokie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OkieSmokie (20)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Ordered this kinda on a whim, was looking for something "summery." The peaches definitely take the lead but not in a syrupy sweet way that I've find in other peach tobaccos. There's also a kind of creaminess in the flavor and it's perfect for smoking on a summer day as the sun sets. This is definitely an aromatic so if you're looking a peach flavored Best Brown Flake, you might wanna leave this and drink a Peach Nehi with a pipe of BBF.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: P&C

1 person found this review helpful.

dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (184)
Very Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Very pleasant aromatic. Burns well, not goopy like similar blends. Very consistent flavor throughout the bowl. Some have said peach cobbler but I think more fresh ripe peaches. Room note is wonderful while the drug does not over power the tobacco. Mild and flavorful and a overall good change of pace aromatic

Pipe Used: MM spool

Age When Smoked: New tin and jarred 6 months+

Purchased From: Pipes an d cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

dustoff56 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dustoff56 (10)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant

Just got a tin of this. New favorite for the summer! light on the pallet makes it a great all day smoke. nice aroma smells like fermented peaches. has a very pleasant taste. cant wait to try some other Private stock blends.

1 person found this review helpful.

Coda Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Coda (33)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a decent aromatic. A little wet when fresh, this blend has a mild aromatic flavoring of peach. The natural tobacco flavors are present, but the over all aromatic-quality (PG) leaves a plastic taste that reminds you that this is an aromatic. That said, this is pretty good for what it is. You get the peach taste in the flavor, as well as a bit of nuttiness. Very mild, with a decent room note. It can bite if pushed too hard, but is otherwise pretty smooth and cool...

1 person found this review helpful.

Ethan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ethan (34)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

This is one of the first tobacco blends that got me really into the pipe hobby. This stuff is good. It has a nice peach flavor to it, it burns good, may need a little drying time. All in all it is a good all day smoke especially during the warmer months. I will probably always have a tin of this on hand to enjoy from time to time.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Port Royal

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

The tin smell of this tobacco is amazing. It is just like peaches. It burns cool with very little to no tongue bite. The taste is undectable. I wanted to smoke a peach tobacco for the taste and there is no taste. Just a smokey smell. I was disappointed with this blend. I thought it would have more flavor. I will not buy another tin of this.

1 person found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Mild to Medium Very Strong Mild to Medium Tolerable

My experience with this blend, Taste of Summer by Sutliff Private Stock, was a replica of the experience I had with another of their blends in this series; Spinnaker. Both had very strong tin aromas, were wet in the tin, were stuck to the tin bottoms, required prodigious amounts of drying-out time and were somewhat weak smokes when all was said and done. I opened this tin for the alleged Burley content knowing it was an aromatic. Here's how it went. I thought the mixture looked good in a familiar ruddy brown to near black range and then I touched it. Sopping wet, there was no way this tobacco could be smoked in this condition. In the afternoon I set a wad out to dry. Now, let's talk about the odor of this blend. I never grokked anything that resembled peach but did recoil at the shear density of a fruity aroma that affected my nasal linings in a kind of acidic way. I checked on the sample off and on all evening, but neither the wetness nor the overly dense odor declined all that much. I let it sit out all night and most of the morning and early afternoon next day before lighting up. The moisture had come down some and the odor was of an artificial fruit aroma. I wasn't happy with the moisture level but got tired of waiting, I lit up anyway and discovered that this aromatic had an odorant that wasn't going to burn off right away. The entire bowl was affected strongly and it absolutely dominated the upper half of the bowl. It was difficult to detect the base tobacco in the smoke and it didn't emerge until the bottom third. After all that had proceeded trying to get this blend smokeable, you get a mild Burley and Virginia blend with some black Cavendish softening. I emptied the entire tin onto some newspaper, spread it all out and let it dry for three days and nights. Drier and a little more tamed, the base tobacco was detectable in the entire bowl and actually smoked a little better. However, this is a lot of work to go through to enjoy a bowl of tobacco - two stars.

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo 1/2 bent billiard 2002

Age When Smoked: unknown, but between 5 and 10 years old

Purchased From: a fellow pipe smoker

Similar Blends: I've smoked a blend flavored with apricot, Grand Central by Drew Estate, but have no experience with peach..

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I like both aromatics and english but tilt more to aromatics.Ive been looking lately for a good peach.So when I saw this at my local B&M I snatched it right up. Opening the tin I was overwhelmed by how good it smelled.It was like opening a can of peaches Im not kidding.I was hoping the taste matched the smell.On a scale of 1-5 Id say the smell was a 5 very very strong peach smell...taste 2.NOT because it was bad on the contrary it was a very pleasant smoke.But the peach flavor was extremely mild.I was simply disappointed since I was looking for super sweet.But sweet tooth disappointment aside,it realy is a very very nice smoke.If you want a aromatic that isnt to sweet but still has a nice taste this one fits that bill.

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