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Sutliff Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1 Pipe Tobacco
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Sutliff Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1

Regular red Virginias have a flavor that can best be described as toasty-sweet. Processing and maturing red Virginia can bring some surprising results. A lot of the P&C Faithful used to buy McClelland 5100 by the pound because of its zesty flavor. For those who miss that terrific taste, you should try Sutliff Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1. This isn't an exact match for 5100, but it has a depth of flavor and a tang that you wouldn't normally find in a regular red Virginia, and it's priced very nicely. If you're looking for a deep red Virginia, then try Sutliff Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1.

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Overall Rating4.54 out of 5 Based on 48 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Sutliff Matured Red Virginia 515 RC-1”

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5 out of 5
Delicious stuff here. Quality red
Delicious stuff here. Quality red Virginia with a nice vinegar/fermented smell that comes through smoking the first 1/4 of the bowl before transitioning to a sweet hay and caramel flavor
5 out of 5
Great tasting stuff,packs well and
Great tasting stuff,packs well and burns evenly
5 out of 5
Quality smoking or blending tobacco!
Good smelling Virginia with a earthy hay taste straight out of the bag. Hoping it comes around quite nicely with age on it.
5 out of 5
Excellent blend, vinegary barbecue tang
Excellent blend, vinegary barbecue tang in bag note. Taste is mellow with sweet, sour and hay notes throughout the smoke, one of the best out there.
3 out of 5
I purchased this because of lots of reviews stating it's a good replacement for McClelland Virginias and how similar the tin nite is. While this tobacco is good in its own right the predominant tin nite as well as flavor is of vinegar. I have jarred it up to let it age awhile and will sample again in the future to see how it ages. I'm guessing some age will be great in this one.
5 out of 5
This is a great tobacco
This is a great tobacco that I’m planning to buy again. A sweet smoke through your entire bowl.
5 out of 5
Not a replacement for McClelland #5100, but just as good
When descriptions say it is not a replacement for #5100 they are right, but IMHO it is just as good. Smokes cool, no bite, bready red virginia taste. It's not complex but a nice, gentle accompaniment for a good book and a cup of tea.
4 out of 5
Sour, but in a good way.
4 out of 5
A very nice blend of
A very nice blend of Virginias. I bought it to blend with some burley and black Cavendish, but have found that its a good smoke by itself.
3 out of 5
very, nice, very sharp and
very, nice, very sharp and flavorful.
5 out of 5
High quality aged red virginia
This red virginia has a pouch odor that is vinegar-like due to the maturation process. Its flavor is zesty and tangy, doesn't bite, but it makes my tongue tingle. I used it for blending with burley and dark-fired Kentucky. I would recommend it as being high quality and reminiscent of McClelland 5100 Red Cake.
4 out of 5
good for blending
Bag note hits me like vinegar & model glue, but that doesn't come across in the smoke/taste. I aired it out in a thin layer on a plate for about 1 hour before using it in a blend to lose most of that aroma (but stopping short of drying it out altogether). Mild but satisfying smoke with good character when smoked on its own.
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
Great Virginia blend. Get some age on it and it is “fantastic”.
5 out of 5
Very tasty
Just my opinion: the bag note is rather unique but I find this blend absolutely fantastic when dried thoroughly and smoked slowly. An array of flavors in each bowl.
4 out of 5
It’s not 5100, but it
It’s not 5100, but it works
5 out of 5
Delicious Red VA!
Excellent blending component that develops with proper aging...but it's ready to smoke immediately as well!
5 out of 5
Blended these two. Smooth, cool,
Blended these two. Smooth, cool, great Virginia’s.
5 out of 5
very good Virginia
Very good Virginia. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Not my taste.
I needed to add a small amount of Turkish Ribbon to this to get it right an dthen it was marginal.
5 out of 5
Can't go wrong with this one
Excellent flavour
5 out of 5
Not 5100 but close!!
Thank you P&C and thank you Sutliff!! Great tobacco great job!!! My new go too!!!!
4 out of 5
Excellent Virginia
Smooth and slightly sweet. Sip slowly for best enjoyment.
4 out of 5
Light and smooth with a
Light and smooth with a bit of a bite near the end of a bowl.
5 out of 5
Good stuff!!
Excellent sweet cool flavorful tobacco
4 out of 5
Keep this one handy
Excellent flavor.
5 out of 5
Excellent for blending
I use this for my own blends & have found it works great.
5 out of 5
Awesome tobacco very much like 5100 red cake
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
I will buy this again.
5 out of 5
I'm beginning to make my own blends and this product is excellent.It has a nice fruity sweet smell,without being overpowering,and a great taste.I mixed it with black Cavendish and Turkish,and it came out great.It's also great by itself.
4 out of 5
Good summer smoke
I bought this along with two other blends to smoke this summer. This is my second favorite behind C&D Winchester. Still a good, cool smoke.
5 out of 5
Good stuff!
I use this in many of my home brew blends. I also smoke it straight as well. It is really good both by itself and as a blending ingredient.
5 out of 5
Great for blending or by itself
As described and reviewed. Exceptional quality, unique tart deep red taste, very underrated. Would benefit from age or a light stove. I'm going to try it as base for a copy of Rattray's Red Rapparee.
5 out of 5
Sweet and tangy red Virginia for utopian like pleasure
Wow! I was looking for a red cake and all that I could find was this and krumble cake. The krumble is ok but this is great ! Upon opening the lb bag I was a little worried it was too dry but after firing it up the fear subsided. The smell upon opening was a sweet and strong vinegar aroma but not really ketchup like mccllend was . Very sweet with a nice tangy touch through the first third of bowl . Next third it smoothed out and was very bread and slightly creamy after , last bottom of bowl returned sweeter and stronger and heavier . I bought 2 lbs and glad i did !!! Cellaring this a pd in 2 oz mason jars . The rest half lb w latakia and smyrna turkish . The rest w/ oriental . A small jar on its on for smoking immediately and I don’t think it will last long! Highly recommend and may knock OGS off the top for my favourite smoke !! Get some of this you wont be disappointed!
5 out of 5
Never tried before but would
Never tried before but would order again.
5 out of 5
New favorite
I bought this tobacco to try my hand at mixing. However, when I smoked it by itself, I found a new favorite. I plan on buying this tobacco for the foreseeable future.
5 out of 5
Love it! Will buy a pound next time.
4 out of 5
Good tobacco but not perfect. What is?
Very nice smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Great for blending especially when
Great for blending especially when properly stoved before blending
4 out of 5
Good Substitute for McClellan's 5100 rsd cfe
When I heard recently that Sutliff 515 RC-1 red Virginia blend was similar to McClelland's 5100 Red Cake (RIP), I had to try some.There were many McClelland blends I liked, but 5100, along with the Frog Mortons, were my favorites. I ordered 2 ounces of the 515. This is usually enough for me to get to know a blend. By the way, the name here seems an obvious nod to 5100 Red Cake. I mean, 515 - 1 as a reference to 51 hundred, and RC as a reference to Red Cake? Anyway, even after a few bowls of 515, I could see the similarity to 5100 Red Cake. The tobacco was at the right moisture level. The “bag note” was… well, a little grassy, maybe, but there really wasn't all that much of a scent to my nose. 515 is a mature red Virginia with a nice, gentle sweet taste. Some reviewers have noted a lemony, sour taste they didn't like. Well, I've not been getting any of that, although there is a slight tartness to it. I can also taste a little earthiness and breadiness in it. I also like the mouth feel and body of this blend. It produces a fair amount of thick smoke for a Virginia. This blend is very well-behaved. It burns well with minimal relights, and provides a pretty long smoke when packed firmly. In comparison to 5100, 515 RC-1 is perhaps a bit milder in strength and taste, but not by much. Maybe 5100 was a bit more tart. Although not an exact match (and should we really expect that anyway?), Sutliff 515 RC-1 is remarkably similar to 5100, and for me is a very acceptable substitute. Sutliff has hit a home run with this blend, I think. Recommended.
5 out of 5
This is it...
As a long time disciple of the church of McClelland, I can say this is about as close it comes to a matured red Virginia you might find in any of the McClelland Virginia line. It’s not a perfect match, but for me it has the mellowed, full body of an MC blend, a roundness and smokablility that you won’t find in anything without a few years age on it. I know this will only get better and am making sure I will have this in my cellar as long as I can keep stocking up on it.
4 out of 5
Sutliffe 515
I use this in a blend with Match Bulk (Dunhill 965) and it works out well at 3:1 Match Bulk to Sutliffe. I don't use it alone so can't say much about that.
5 out of 5
Great stuff
This is some great Virginia. I never had 5100 but this stuff is good in its own right. Stands on its own two feet as a good smoke. Smells like ketchup, which follows through in the taste. Burns fairly cool and doesn’t bite. Recommend.
4 out of 5
Almost there
This Viginia looks and smells just like a great McClelland matured red, however, it falls short on taste. Maybe some age would improve it. It's worth the price to try it.
5 out of 5
Couldn’t be better
This is some tasty stuff!
4 out of 5
Sutliff Red Virginia
Wonderful tobacco. Smooth, rich Virginia blend. Satisfyingly tangy with a slight ketchup aroma.
4 out of 5
Is it 5100?
Is it 5100? Nope. But it is as enjoyable. The tangy and vinegary notes combine with the sweetness of the virginia in just the right way. As a dedicated McClelland fan, I have been searching for something that is reminiscent of their unique blends. 515C is probably as close to a match of 5100 that you will find and even then it isn't dead on but it has merits of its own that makes this blender also a regular smoke.
2 out of 5
Suttlif Navy Flake
Not bad but not close to the McClellan 2015. Lacks depth.
5 out of 5
This one is a keeper....
Toasty, Semi-Sweet, Satisfying. That would be the three words I would use to describe this blend. Is it Mccelland Red Cake 5100? No not necessarily but it doesn't need to be. Halfway down the bowl you will sense some 5100ish qualities coming through. Aroma of vinegar right out the bag = not a bad thing. Another 6 oz coming my way to cellar as I can only see the really improving with some age.
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