While Sutliff Crumble Kake No. 2 Barrel Aged is a little out of the ordinary, it brings together traditional elements that will please a broad range of pipe enthusiasts. It all starts with fine, select, bright Virginias and two distinctly different types of dark-fired Kentucky, a classic combination of fine tobaccos. The wonderful leaf is transferred to oak barrels that previously contained superb cognac, one of the most honored spirits used to enhance the flavor of pipe tobacco. After a month-long rest in the barrel, the leaf absorbs a good amount of the cognac essence which helps create a smoother, rounder flavor profile. The icing on the cake (literally) is that the tobacco is pressed into a crumble cake to marry the flavors and further mature the blend. This is a very special limited-run blend, so grab a few while they're still available. Sutliff Crumble Kake No. 2 Barrel Aged is a tobaccos that's refreshingly new and wonderfully familiar all at the same time.