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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.
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.
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