Sutliff is one of the oldest pipe tobacco manufacturers in the world. They began as the Sutliff Tobacco Company in 1849 in San Francisco. Their business grew steadily to the point that, in 1953, they felt the need to be closer to the major tobacco markets and relocated their plant and offices to Richmond, Virginia.
Although known mainly for the classic Mixture No. 79, they have been supplying bulk tobaccos to shops for more than 50 years, and have the largest selection in the industry.
The company has been bought and sold a number of times in the last half-century, changing names along the way. When they were bought out by Mac Baren in 2013, the name reverted back to the original- Sutliff Tobacco Company, and they continue to operate as their own entity.
These blends highlight Sutliff's mastery of aromatic tobaccos. There's a broad palette of flavors and aromas used to create pleasant smoking blends that smell great too. But don't think that aromatics are the only thing they make. Sutliff has a large number of Latakia and non-aromatic tobaccos. If you can't find something from Sutliff that you enjoy, you're not looking hard enough.