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Mixture No. 79

Sutliff's Mixture No. 79 is a classic American Burley blend with a unique combination of flavors that has been a favorite of many for decades. This blend is a classic and is totally unique in flavor and aroma. See for yourself why so many pipe enthusiasts have enjoyed it for so long.


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Overall Rating 4.22 out of 5 Based on 73 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Mixture No. 79”

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5 out of 5
It's what I expected.
It's what I expected.
4 out of 5
Aromatically soft
The nose inspires anise, softly yet full-bodied, yet easy on the palate.
5 out of 5
Memory
Mixture 79 was the first pipe tobacco I ever tried back when I began smoking a pipe in the early 70's. It has always been a favorite as it takes me back to a memorable time and is simply enjoyable. I have heard it described as one of the best "drugstore" tobaccos to "tantamount to smoking a urinal cake". It just goes to show that we all have different tastes. Thanks so much for providing this wonderful tobacco! I'm sure I'll be placing another order in the very near future>
3 out of 5
It’s ok.
I found this to be an ok tobacco. Lights easy and stays lit through the whole bowl. The flavor is interesting, a lot of different tastes. Just not for me
3 out of 5
You’ve got to try it yourself
I think reviews are meaningless for this tobacco especially. I hate it, all I can taste is soap, but my brother loves it! To him it tastes like licorice. This is the most “hate it” or “love it” tobacco I can think of. You just have to try it yourself to find out which side you’re on.
5 out of 5
Great Stuff!
I've smoked Mixture No. 79 off and on for many years and always find it a very pleasant experience. Kind of reminds me of the days of my youth!
5 out of 5
H.Sutliff Mixture No.79 Is Misunderstood
I recently purchase and tried this misunderstood mixture and was pleasantly surprised.Pouch note to me is mostly wintergreen with a slight hint of vanilla I detected no anise or licorice as I was expecting and also am partial to.Stays lit well burns down to nice whitish light gray ash no dottle to speak of very pleasant room note.Will purchase again.
5 out of 5
First try with Mixture No. 79
I had my first bowl of Mixture No. 79 yesterday. I have been wanting to try this for a bit because of all the reviews that were all over the place....bad to good. I usually prefer a English blend or a Carter Hall type burly. The pouch does say aromatic on it but I would not call it a true aromatic. More of a topping. I enjoyed it. To me it is clearly different than any other tobacco that I have tried. In a good way. The pouch note had the anise/licorice scent. I did not detect the vanilla but it was my first bowl. It was mild and the flavor was like floral and anise but not strong. This did pack well and did not have to much moisture. It lit well and stayed lit. A couple of relights. It burned to a nice grey ash with no goo. I smoked it in a cob. Being my first bowl I am sure my opinion will change a bit but it was enjoyable and will be going back for more. It was a nice change. A nice mild smoke with NO bite and I can be a puffer at times.
5 out of 5
Mixture 79
It is a very nice and mellow smoke with a nice aroma. I would consider this a daily smoke.
5 out of 5
Like the bulk!
Convenient and saves money.
2 out of 5
Not for me.
Perhaps it's just my own pallette, but there was a flavor on the back end of this blend that just tastes sour. A bad sour. Like rotten food. Not pleasant at all.
5 out of 5
Mixture No. 79
Very smooth taste with berry pleasing aroma. Will definitely be adding to my list for future purchases.
2 out of 5
Dissapointded
I have never had the original mixture no. 79, so I can not compare it. I bought 1 oz. of the bulk to try. It says it is made by Sutliff and I am a big fan of Sutliff blends. This blend was for me tasteless, had no aroma in the pouch, and caused immediate tongue bite. I will not try it again.
5 out of 5
Mixture 79
Bedy flavor and aroma a true classic
5 out of 5
A Surprisingly Delightful Aromatic
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this from the very first bowl. Although the pouch note was a distinct anise scent, it is far from a one-note aromatic. Once lit, the smoke suggests much more complex flavors: sweet Nag Champa incense, vanilla, and slight pops of refreshing floral notes. This is a very satisfying blend. It is interesting without being cloying or overbearing.
1 out of 5
Terrible cut!
Flakes and packs too firm if one is not careful. Hate it!
3 out of 5
I’ve smoked Mixture 79 occasionally
I’ve smoked Mixture 79 occasionally for years. I like it.
5 out of 5
Doesn't Disappoint
Never disappoints with its mellow and aromatic blends of enjoyable tobacco.
5 out of 5
Mixture 79
Old time pipe tobacco you either love or hate.
1 out of 5
Strong anise/liquor smell; off-putting
Read so many good things about this blend that I had to buy. Was struck by the anise/liquor smell, and not in a good way. Tried two bowls and almost threw the pouch away. Then I read a review that says to let it sun dry for a few days and the tobacco will mellow; will try that first, but it needs to come a long way to win me back.
5 out of 5
Satisfaction
Always consistently good Service excellent.
5 out of 5
Licoricely Goodness!
I bought Mixture No. 79 primarily on based on Eric's staff pick. All I can say is thanks Eric! Indian food is my favorite ethnic food. At all of the Indian restaurants where I have eaten there is a small bowl of fennel seeds, some times coated with sugar, and a small spoon so you can scoop some out and chew them they have a wonderful licorice/anise flavor that's exactly what this tobacco reminds me of and I love it! The tobacco smokes well all the way down to the last flavorful puff. I can't say I tasted any of the other toppings except a little of the vanilla.I can understand why some folks don't like this blend if you don't like licorice you probably won't like No. 79.
1 out of 5
Not for me... taste like soap
I don't understand why so many have such a favorable review of mixture 79. It takes like laundry detergent to me. I honestly had high hopes for mixture 79 when I smelled the tobacco in the pouch. It smelled great. Then I packed it in my pipe and lit it was extremely let down. Yuck it was awful and tastes like soap
4 out of 5
old lady aroma
It smokes fairly well, but the aroma reminds me of an old lady.
5 out of 5
Always one of my favorite
Always one of my favorite
2 out of 5
Smells like candy, taste like soap
After smoking #79 for the first time yesterday, I agree it does have the "soapy mouth" taste. It reminded me of an incense I burned in my early 20's when smoking another kind of plant. The incense aroma is great, but not so much the taste in the mouth. The smell from the pouch is very licorice.
5 out of 5
Mixture 79 review
I am a repeat buyer and regular smoker of Mixture 79. Once I discovered that you can sun dry it just a BIT, I found it to be very much milder while retaining the aromatic part. I now smoke it like I did in the "old days" and enjoy it very much.
5 out of 5
mixture 79
no problems. good place to get your tobacco
5 out of 5
Mixture No. 79
I'm 69 years old and this pipe tobacco has been a favorite stable as long as I can remember, this says it ALL!
3 out of 5
Dependable.
Solid, raw, unadulterated tobacco. When you smoke it, you just get the nostalgic feeling that this is probably what tobacco was like when our grandparents smoked. Nothing stands out. No bite. No distinct aromas or flavors. Just pure and simple tobacco. Good to smoke all day to kill the time.
5 out of 5
Received in perfect condition, in
Received in perfect condition, in a timely fashion, and my Dad loved it!
4 out of 5
Nostalgia Maid Me Do It
When I was a kid my uncle smoked this blend and I still remember its pleasant room note. So based on this nostalgic memory of Uncle Rocky (yes, he was an ex-pug and lived to 93) I decided to give 79 a try. Pleasing taste, not over powering and the room note I remember. May try it again.
5 out of 5
Nostalgia purchase
My dad used to smoke this in his pipe. I plan to pack several of his old pipes and frame as gifts for my children. I do not smoke!
5 out of 5
Don't Overlook The Older Classic Blends
These old blends, like Mixture No. 79, should not be overlooked. There's something timeless about the flavors from years back that just isn't prevalent in more modern blends. I tried this blend after recently watching a very nice YTPC review of this classic. I'm happy I did. While I don't generally smoke aromatics, this blend's topping is subtle and to me the licorice/floral flavor really 'pops' when retrohaled. This blend doesn't seem to ghost my pipes so, happily, I'm not forced into dedicating a pipe when I want to enjoy. Aroma from the pouch is very nice, room note is not heavy and this blend packs, lights and stays lit easily. I have already purchased more and I anticipate this being part of my rotation going forward.
5 out of 5
Excellent blend
Buy some. Smoke it in your favorite pipe and sip a root beer. The blend smells great smokes great and won't bite unless you steam train it.
5 out of 5
By the Tub, solid solid standby
This Classic is often overlooked, well stop overlooking it. Licorice top notes with a (I swear I tested it) Cinnamon. Always a pleasure to smoke.
4 out of 5
Return to nostalgic Mixture 79
Smoked Mixture 79 years ago. Recently returned to pipe and got some to try again. It's milder than I remember but still a bit more bite than my usual blend. Overall, it gives me my "aromatic" shot when I feel like it.
5 out of 5
old guy
good product, arrived as promised
5 out of 5
Fast Service!
Good products and fast service... makes shopping SO much more enjoyable!
5 out of 5
Very pleased
Got what I ordered in 2 days. Will order again
5 out of 5
Robert E. Pope
My dad smoked it and it smelled good through out the house. Now I'm smoking it. And I am sure that I am enjoying it as much as dad did. I believe there is no other to compare to the aroma, smooth tasting tobacco as "Mixture 79" You may quote me.
2 out of 5
Mixture 79
great room aroma, but strong tongue bite.
3 out of 5
An aquired taste.
Finally tried this blend after hearing all of the horror stories. Not bad. It has proven to me that personal taste is an elusive thing and reviews are only loose guidelines. I agree that it is likely an aquired taste for most. Like a fine scotch whiskey. In do recommend a small quantity purchase and an inexpensive cobb when first trying this blend. Just in case. Do not load it in your favorite pipe straight away since it will ghost a pipe easily. Sip slowly and enjoy a flavor from another time.
5 out of 5
mixture #79
I love this brand! Smooth and aromatic.
2 out of 5
Can Not Get past the Soap Taste.
Tried it on a whim, but really did not like it. As some other reviewers stated, it tasted like soap. Having some experience with having my mouth washed out with soap when a kid, I got to say it is the same taste I get from this. Tried it. Let it rest a week, tried it again. Tossed the rest. We all have different tastes so it may be just right for others but not for me.
5 out of 5
Blast From The Past
An aroma that takes me back to the good times of the Past!
4 out of 5
Classic blend
The old #79 gets some bad raps but I don't understand why! While it is not my every day choice it is still a fine tobacco. I guess it is not for everyone but it must be for many as they have been selling it for a good many years. I like it enough to have a bowl on a weekly basis. I reminds me of what a marriage between Grousemoor and Sambuca would taste like! Now there is a couple more you have to have a taste for! And I enjoy both on occasion. With all that said you owe it to yourself to give it a try, after all it has to have something going for it after this many years
5 out of 5
Great taste and aroma!
My first bowl of this fairly inexpensive tobacco made me think I wasn't going to like it. I was wrong, because the second bowl I really did like (I realized the "taste" was licorice). I wish it came in cans instead of just the pouch, because I'll be ordering more.
5 out of 5
Classy
Awesome old times reminder
5 out of 5
No 79 Sutliff
Mild with a shape end to the bowl . I buy this in remembering my GrandFather .
3 out of 5
Mixture 79
First tobacco I ever smoked--back in early college days--liked it then, thought I'd see if it was still good. Now I can only rate the flavor as fair.
5 out of 5
Awe
i did review all my purchases and realized that H.Sutliff product 's is way to go
5 out of 5
Fantastic
This classic mixture became one of my all time favorites the instant I lit it up.
4 out of 5
Mix. #79
A good Tabaco, mild, nice aroma and it has been around for long time!
5 out of 5
Mixture No 79
I started smoking Mixture No 79 many years ago and I still do its a very enjoyable tobacco and a very pleasent aroma I am a very conservative person Thank you for asking Roberto Mattatia
5 out of 5
No. 79 Mixture...
Beautiful aroma and took me back to my boy hood days with each puff. This was my fathers favorite and I enjoy a pipe full while sitting back thinking of him...
5 out of 5
Good Smoke
Great smoke and pipe, very pleased, enjoyment and pleasure. Thank you!
5 out of 5
Old time favorite still pleasures the pipe smokers.
The tobacco industry, especially cigars, have changed so much over the years. In cigars I use to smoke RG Dunn which has gone the way of the rotary phone. Fortunately the pipe tobacco still maintains many of the original brands. Mixture no. 79 is one of them. One of the first pipe tobaccos I started with some 40 years ago. The anise flavor was so unique and still is. I had trouble finding it over the years until I came across it here at Pipes and Cigars. Brought back so many memories. Mild taste and the bowl lasts a long time compared to the new tobaccos which you have to keep lighting and doesn't last very long. Can't find much of any variety in the stores anymore. Thanks for Pipes and Cigars.
5 out of 5
very nice.
very nice.
5 out of 5
Excellent and prompt service
I appreciate P&C for their service, and for the merchandise they serve. I am from Puerto Rico, and am unable to obtain the pipes and tobacco I usually bought over here. Thanks again.
4 out of 5
No.79
Very mild
5 out of 5
Service
great service. fast shipping. I will be repeating orders from your company. Thank you.
5 out of 5
Amazing Tobacco Amazing Quality
My dad told me about this tobacco so I ordered some and smoked it with him. I'll be ordering a larger quantity next time. It was so rich and smooth.
5 out of 5
Excellent vendor
Product was just as I remembered, minus the metal can, my Dad using during my childhood. Bought it for him for a gift and he absolutely loves it. Shipping was super fast too.
5 out of 5
My Mixture 79
Love the stuff and use it as one of my everyday tobaccos. Another great product from Sutliff's!
4 out of 5
Pipe Tobacco #1
This is good stuff for the price. Granted, it does taste a little like soap, but not to the point where it is too harsh and it always smells nice and smokes cool.
5 out of 5
I finally found mixture #79
when I was a youngster my father used to smoke mixture 79 and I love the aroma, I've been looking over 7 years for this product. last month while looking through your catalog I came across the tobacco I've been looking for, I am so happy you folks sell the pipe tobacco mixture #79.
4 out of 5
no. 79
I smoked no.79 since 40 years ago. It's light and aromatic. However, it bites the tongue. So I usually blend it with other kind of tobacco with the amount of 1/3 only. The blend becomes special.
2 out of 5
Little less Soapy
Glad I read Clarence's review. I knew I tasted soap. Dried it out overnight and it burns a bit better and Clarence is correct,in that the soapy taste does dissipate. That being said,I would not buy 79 again.
1 out of 5
Not for me
I remember the aroma some 60 years ago and that's why I wanted to try some. First I must apologies to those who love this blend and I promise,I will not be taking any away from you. I thought I had put Palmlive soap in the bowl. Worst taste I ever had come out of a pipe. I'm going to dry it for a couple of days in hopes of losing what ever casing they used in the process. They say it's licorice , I say it's soap. Once again,my sincerest apologies.
5 out of 5
Decide For Yourself
I tried this despite all the negative reviews out there. I even tried this after opening a pouch and almost being knocked over by the anise smell. I found out that it was great. Complex enough to be contemplated but simple enough to be enjoyed. Very relaxing and enjoyable which to me is what pipe smoking is all about. So anyone who wants to try this but doesn't want to take the chance because of negativity out there, try it and decide for yourself. You may be glad you did. I certainly was.
4 out of 5
An old timer....
Long story short: this is a blend that utilizes an anice flavoring that was very popular when it was released over, what, 80 years ago. With the later incarnation of what I call "choco-vanilla" blends (think Capt Black, 1-Q) this kind of flavoring has fallen out of favor with many. You will find many hysterically negative reviews on other sites based entirely on the flavor. And if you think that all aromatic blends should taste like candy bars or doughnuts, you should probably leave it alone. If you are adventurous and want to experience what your grandfather might have smoked, back when, it's worth a visit. Fabulous? No. Wonderful? Well, no. But decent for what it is. When you pack your pipe with this stuff and light off, for the first minute or two of the smoking experience the flavoring is in your face. It's a floral/soapy/sweet kind of flavor. If you continue through to the finish it moderates down to decent smoke with the burley tobacco starting to come through. Easy to pack, light and keep lit. No bite for me. This one I smoke once in a while, it's kind of interesting.
4 out of 5
nothing wrong with this old favorite
A lot of reviewers poo poo this old gem but I've been smoking it since Vietnam and it remains a constant mild blend easier
Customer Testimonials
I am relatively new to pipe smoking, so please keep that in mind. I began smoking such brands as Captain Black in the white pouch (regular) and the gold pouch. I wanted to move away from aromatics, so I progressed to Half and Half, which is slightly aromatic, Prince Albert, and Carter Hall. After smoking these OTCs interchangeably over the course of several months, I became bored with half and half. While smoking aromatics (Half and Half) I decided to give Mixture No. 79 a try. I found it had a sweet fragrant taste. I really liked it at first. However, the sweet taste became too much for me. I found the downside to smoking it was that the taste of it remained in my pipes for a long period of time when I smoked other tobaccos. It also was hard to keep lit. I stopped smoking it for these reasons and because I wanted to get completely away from aromatics. I also found that its aftertaste wasn't the best. I now smoke Carter Hall exclusively, however, I have revisited Prince Albert and Sir Walter Raleigh in an effort to find a strait forward plane tobacco tasting drug store blend to smoke. I would recommend Mixture No. 79 to those who like burleys and aromatics. As I said, it is hard to keep lit though. I want to add that I am highly impressed with Pipes and Cigars and their array of pipe tobacco selection. I enjoy purchasing tobacco from them due to its convenience and top notch service from ordering to shipping. Keep up the great work guys!
I know this blend has been around forever, and it seems to be very polarizing. You either like the licorice flavoring or you don't. It's a fine blend though even though it's certainly not my favorite. I think it's right in the middle of the pack of the classic burley drug store blends -- not the worst, and not the best. It burns well, packs nicely, stays lit, and doesn't require lots of fussing with. I've certainly had worse.
Sutliff changed this slightly. Its not as perfumey anymore and it's a bit sweeter in taste and aroma. The taste is liquorice with a nutty rich quality. The tin note is liquorice to the max ! I spoke to a rep from Sutliff who admitted that it's cased in liquorice. Other flavors he honestly didn't know or can't say. But all in all there's a reason this tobacco is still on the market. Its a good blend with quality tobacco. Sutliff blends cost more for a reason, they don't use cheap tobacco and the case and top their blends the old way. Mix 79 is a sweet tasting blend that's not cloying. Others enjoy the aroma as well. You may not like this blend off the start, but it grows on you. The more you smoke it,, the more you want it. After about 6 pipefuls you want nothing else but Mixture 79. Buy a canister, take a whiff, the tin note is delicious. Then pack a bowl and smoke it slow. It likes to be packed tight and burns cooler that way. Some tobacco are weird like that. This blend has improved from 20 years ago. I hope this does not disappear like so many other good blends did ! Don't knock it till u try it, and don't give up on one smoke. Like a fine scotch, you will acquire a taste for this to the point you'll have to have it !
Tried this many of times, can't bring myself to like it. Wasn't bad mixed with Middletons Cherry, but by itself it tastes like Clubman aftershave! The smoke of Hugh Heffner!
I have tried a lot of different tobaccos, but always come back to Mix 79. I have been smoking it for 50 years, and could not be more satisfied.
I have only purchased 79 a few times and I have enjoyed it when I do. It is mildly aromatic with a nice room note. It definitely does not overpower the smoker or anyone else in the room. It is not and will not be my everyday tobacco but, it is good for a change of pace from my regulars. On a scale of 1- 10 I give it a solid 7.
This is one of the worst blends I have smoked. It's a non-aromatic to me. Mostly a Burley blend. Has a weird kind of minty smell in the pouch. Save your money and skip this one.
OK, but not my favorite aromatic. A true classic American blend. Working through several pouch tobaccos to bring my experience and pallet back from a twenty year hiatus. Nice package, keeps the moisture just right, easy to pack and light. As with all aromatics, it's the flavor. The mixture is a little hard to lock down and is only semi-sweet (but fully aromatic). Burns a little hot, but leaves a clean ash with no gooey mess in the bowl. If you like your aromatics less sweet, this might be for you. Looks like it would be a good mixer to add depth to another aromatic - will definitely not overpower another tobacco.
VERY GOOD PIPE TOBACCO - SMOOTH - I HAD AN OLD FRIEND - 78 YEARS OLD WHO CREATED HIS OWN BLEND WITH MIXTURE #79 (40%) - HALF AND HALF (40%) AND A MILD CHERRY TOBACCO (20%) - MIXED IT UP REALLY GOOD - TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT SMOKING TOBACCO. HIS LAST NAME IS BEAVER - SO I CALL IT THE BEAVER BLEND - IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO TRY IT - IT MAY BECOME A DAILY SMOKE #3 OR #4 ON MY LIST OF FAVORITE. PIPES AND CIGARS IS MY FAVORITE SITE TO PURCHASE PIPE TOBACCO AND CIGARS. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL OUR AMERICAN MILITARY WORLD WIDE.