Hilary D.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
American-Anglo "Balkan"
Just tried this for the first time due to the UK dearth of "English" style blends. This one is a well balanced formula.The secret is in its mildness. Very smooth and subtle. No bite. The Cavendish keeps the lid on the baccy. It has a resemblance to Penzance, except the Latakia is not as pronounced. So, you get to enjoy the variety of the different baccys in the blend. You have to pay attention to get the nuances. It stays lit without relights. Even with packing your pipe tightly, the baccy remains springy, and provides a decent, yet not overpowering smoke. It creeps upon you as you puff. You do start noticing the Perique, the Turkish and the others without the slightest bit of overpowering the rest of the formula. Truly a remarkable blend. Wish I had tried some of Sutliff"s blends before. An easy going experience awaits even the novice pipe smoker. Strongly recommended!

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