Lemon Virginias, Smyrna and other Orientals, and Latakia are combined in Sutliff's Heavy English, which despite its name is rather lightly balanced as far as Latakia mixtures go — some even find it quite suitable as an "all day" type of smoke.
Despite the name, this English is nice. I liked the Latakia flavor, and the oriental added a nice spice to the taste. The strength of the name is nothing in keeping with the tobacco as I would consider this more light - medium English. Still, this ... Read Moreis a nice English. I would recommend this to somebody wanting to try an English blend. Read Less
This blend is primarily a mixture of Virginia and Latakia, Oriental is mixed slightly. So, Oriental seems to exist as a spice for this blend. So, it brings a little but a complex hint to the whole of this blend. Body taste will be classified as smoot... Read Moreh and mild English. I am a blend thinking that I can recommend it to many people, but I personally did not have much opportunity to detect Oriental's taste. Read Less
I’ve smoked a lot of things that are labelled ‘orientals.’ Thanks to the now defunct McClelland brands I have a pretty clear idea of what constitutes oriental influence. 503 is some lat and a lot of virginias and just enough oriental to justify cal... Read Moreling it ann ‘english’ blend rater that a verlat. Not that there is anything wrong with 503, but it’s hardly heavy. Westminster and Nightcap bracket what I think of as heavy, 503 is a light, all-day smoke. Good for a starting smoker. The nose is woodsy, taste is a bit earthy with a faint sweetness. Lots of smoke and a clean ash. Read Less
Nothing special about this Tobacco. Nothing jumps out in flavor's. Pretty bland really. You can smell the Latakia, but you can also smell a heavy chemical odor as well. I wouldn't buy this again. Ever.
Course ribbon and beautiful in colour, a hint of sweetness along with a bit of smokiness in the unlit tobacco! The smoke itself is in a good balance, Smyrna is the star of the show and give the whole smoke a unique taste, fragrant and spicy, the Virg... Read Moreinia broaden the spectrum and the Latakia is always there to show support! Never heavy as the name suggests, a nice all day smoke. Read Less
It starts a bit light on Latakia but grows until mid-bowl where its name takes all its sense. Quite a spicy smoke. If you're looking for something loaded on Latakia you will not be displeased with this blend. Remember that its spiciness builds up to ... Read Moremid bowl, then it's full spicy. 4 1/2 stars.
Edit 11/30/2015: It became my first smoke in the morning. Something spicy to wake up and start the day. A great English blend. Read Less
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