Model: Dunhill Elizabethan Match
Tobacco Type: Virginia, Perique
Blend Type: Virginia, Perique
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 1 oz.
- 2 oz.
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- 8 oz.
- 16 oz.
- 5 lbs.
This will come broken down in size you choose.
- Room Note:
This is a fantastic blend on it's own. Just enough Perique and deep, dark fruit from the red Virginias. I like to mix it with 20% dark fired Kentucky. This 80/20 blend is my everyday smoke and rivals the best out there.
Veteran pipe smokers understand that many of their favorite tobaccos, ranging from popular drug store blends to high-end, premium smokes, are no longer available in today’s marketplace. These much-loved products, rebranded, reformulated, or just plain “disappeared”, are sorely missed. Fortunately, Sutliff Tobacco Company has stepped in and created a line of “match” products with varying degrees of fidelity to the original blends. One such blend is Sutliff Match Victorian (formerly known as Match Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture): a Virginia/Perique tobacco, created to match Dunhill’s Murray's production of this blend. In this respect, Sutliff Match Victorian comes very close to the Murray's production. In the bag, Sutliff Match Victorian is a blend of brown Virginia, bright Virginia, and black pieces of Perique. I detect no toppings or flavorings. The Virginias provide some bread, earth, hay, and a little fruity sweetness. The Perique does not overwhelm the smoker, but its plummy sweetness is present in every puff. The Match is (mostly) ribbon cut with some random chopped pieces. The tobacco is somewhat moist on arrival, but can be given some air to reach optimal smoking pleasure. In the bowl, Match develops progressively more strength, and it finishes with barely any moisture at the bottom. Burns well and does not bite the tongue. It has medium strength and a moderate nic hit. Enjoy.
I might add that the perique tickles the cheeks and tongue a bit and doesn't possess a great amount of black pepper like some other do. It's rather a tangy spice, but otherwise word for word what he stated. Having smoked Murray's, yeah, this is a really good match of that, but not Peterson's version. I do prefer Sam Gawith and Stokkebye's VA/PER flakes however, they simply have a deeper, sweeter more flavorful composition. Nicotine level is 3 out of 5.
It is nothing at all like Elizabethan. It is a foul smelling, harsh burning blend. The real Elizabethan is worth the premium, since Peterson's is selling it. There are better VaPers to be found in the bulk bins too.
Harmonious synergy the brown Virginia melding with the perique. Regal Britishness it is fruity plummy bready. Bayou morning has always been my standard. This is more of an all-day thing!
Soft and delicate, delicious tobacco!
Sutliff Match Victoria is a ribbon cut VaPer which seeks to match the now discontinued Murray’s Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture. No comparison between the two will be forthcoming here, as my taste in VaPer’s have always run to flakes (in the past, McClelland 2015, more recently, Gawith & Hoggarth Louisiana Flake). But, on its own merits, I can say that Sutliff Match Victoria is a very nice blend of Virginias with a good dose of Perique yielding a well-behaved, tasty, medium-strength smoke which burns cool and dry. Upon lighting up, the tobacco is initially spicy but quickly quiets down to reveal citrus, leather, some sweetness, and, later, earthy elements. No harshness or bite.