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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 (2904)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The musty, earthy, woody, sweet Cyprian Latakia is the lead component. The lemon Va. offers tart and tangy citrus, grass, a little sugar and a floral note 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 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 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 mild. 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.


22 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30079)
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.

8 people found this review helpful.

HabaneroHardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HabaneroHardy (375)
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 (2048)
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

5 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:

5 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 (25)
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 past mild.

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

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: 4noggins

3 people found this review helpful.

Wally Frank Collector Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wally Frank Collector (41)
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.

Bumble Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bumble (62)
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.