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The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Eccentric (Birds of a Feather)

The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Eccentric (Birds of a Feather)

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 9th Jan 2023

We are officially over the halfway point on our journey through the six Birds of a Feather blends. The collection of course features mixtures crafted by Mac Baren master blender Per Jensen here at Sutliff tobacco in January 2022. Actually, just as I’m writing this it hits me that this was …
10 Strong Pipe Tobaccos for the Full-Strength Enthusiast

10 Strong Pipe Tobaccos for the Full-Strength Enthusiast

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 6th Jan 2023

Strong pipe tobacco can be the delight of a waning evening, the punctuation to a good meal, even the coffee companion to spur on the day for some. That strength enriches a blend, accentuating how we experience the flavor profile and the sensory pleasures of pipe smoking. When we hear of the “balance …
The Tobacco Files 21 - A Look Back at 7 Blends Released in 2022

The Tobacco Files 21 - A Look Back at 7 Blends Released in 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 22nd Dec 2022

Well, it's the last Tobacco File of 2022. Being that the year is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to do a special column—a year in review. Instead of concentrating on two tobacco blends, I’ve been revisiting a handful of releases from over the year. I'll write a bit about each brand …
The Tobacco Files 20 - Peterson Royal Yacht & Mac Baren Dark Twist Roll Cake

The Tobacco Files 20 - Peterson Royal Yacht & Mac Baren Dark Twist Roll Cake

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 2nd Dec 2022

For this month's column, we have two absolute classics that have been gracing the palates of pipe smokers for decades; more than a century for our first blend, in fact. The imitable Aromatic Virginia introduced by Dunhill in 1912, now a staple of the Peterson lineup, we have Royal Yacht. Then t …
The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Cringle Flake 2022

The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Cringle Flake 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 29th Nov 2022

We’re back with yet another bonus column for the Tobacco Files, which means I’ve been digging into a new, soon to be released, tobacco blend. That new blend of course is this year's Cringle Flake, the annual offering from Sutliff Tobacco. The first year, released in 2019, featured a m …
Embracing Ambiguity - A Deep Dive into Cavendish Tobacco

Embracing Ambiguity - A Deep Dive into Cavendish Tobacco

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 23rd Nov 2022

Cavendish origins U.S. and English Style Cavendish Black Cavendish How Cavendish is used in a blend Stoved Virginia Brown Cavendish Unflavored Cavendish Blend base What is Cavendish tobacco? The first thing you’re likely to hear is that it’s not really a tobacco as much as a proce …
The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Aberrant (Birds of a Feather)

The Tobacco Files - Sutliff Aberrant (Birds of a Feather)

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 13th Oct 2022

Another mid-month Tobacco File ushering in a new blend—Aberrant, from Sutliff tobacco.This is the third installment of the Birds of a Feather Series, a collection of six special mixtures that were concocted by Mac Baren master blender Per Jensen during a week-long visit to the Sutliff factory i …
The Tobacco Files 18 - Rattray's Marlin Flake & Sillem's Commodore Flake

The Tobacco Files 18 - Rattray's Marlin Flake & Sillem's Commodore Flake

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 3rd Oct 2022

Here we go, the first Tobacco File since going from bi-weekly to monthly for the regular column (there will be bonus posts for some new blends). I have to say, I’m very happy with this format, I had much more time to dig into these mixtures. To think I started the Tobacco Files—or, "What I Smoked Th …