It would be nearly impossible to speak of the history of Barbados without mentioning rum. Many historians argue rum originated as a by product of sugar refining on the tiny island. The profitable refining industry, in turn, spawned magnificent plantations. Consequently rum became a much sought after trading commodity between Barbados, the American colonies and Europe. Supposedly George Washington demanded a hogshead of Barbados Rum, 64 gallons, to be served at his inauguration. Only the highest quality Barbados Rum is applied to a base of Burley, Virginia, and Black Cavendish.
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This is hands down one of the tastiest blends I've ever had. I happen this like rum so I'm probably a little biased there however. The taste is a combination of rum and vanilla and that translates to the room note as well. A word of caution tho, this... Read More one will bite if rushed so take your time! Read Less
Love this as much as the Molto Dolce. Not as sweet as MD. But same rich smoke, easy burn maintenance. Silky smooth across the tongue, no bite. A real pleasure sitting on the front porch in the Endless Mountains Pa. Aaaahhhh!
I was a dedicated smoker of a 50/50 mixture of Molto Dolce and Maple Street. Barbados Plantation was recommended to me by a fellow smoker. I tried it straight and mixed with Molto Dolce. These are heavenly tobaccos for aromatic smokers. Maple Street ... Read Moredrops to #3. Molto Dolce to #2. Read Less
This blend is certainly better than most aromatics out there. There is really good flavor there but sometimes it comes and goes. Also one bowl will have great taste another will be weak. Suggestion is one let it dry a bit and two mix it completely be... Read Morefore you begin to start using it. Burns cool and nice room note. Great taste when you hit the sweet spot. Read Less
If Molte Dolce is a little too much, give this a whirl. It’s a great Sutliff aro. You can pick up the individual tobacco components moreso than you can with MD, but the topping still classifies this as a dessert for me. The room note is pleasing e... Read Morenough for even the most discriminating wife. Nutty burley and rum. I don’t get much from the Virginia, but I usually don’t with an otherwise sweetened aro. Read Less
Definitely a very sweet aromatic.
Tin note is enchanting. Tobacco is very moist, I've had it setting out uncovered for 48 hours thus far and hasn't seemed to want to dry any.
As is, it is smoking dry though. Richness of flavor and a nice heavy smoke... Read More, the rum flavor takes front and center and remains there. Room note matches the tin note - very pleasing, almost delectable. Burns surprisingly cool for a blend that obviously has a lot of top dressing. No bite, with a nice clean aftertaste that lingers pleasantly. Silvery grey ash, burns right down to the bottom. Doesn't seem to over-heat, even when pushed a bit. Slower smoking definitely brings out more flavor though. True for most all blends - very true with this one. Not a lot of tobacco flavor coming through, but enough to keep my attention.
I'm not a big smoker of aromatics, but, I'll probably keep this one around for those times I want something sweet.
Thus far, every Sutliff I have tried has been pleasing, some extremely pleasing. This one falls into the extremely pleasing, for an aromatic category. For the price and quality, it's a 5 star aromatic. Read Less
I ordered this only because I sell and enjoy Mount Gay Rum which is THE Premium Rum from Barbados. I had to try this blend whether it actually had Mount Gay used in it or was just part of "the story". Doesn't matter. This is really delci... Read Moreous stuff. Great vanilla and enticing caramel notes from the tin, and a heavenly "I can't wait to have another bowl of this" taste while smoking. No tongue bite. This jumped up into the top of my rotation. Quite a find for something I ordered as a goof, I ordered 4 more tins and few other types to try as well. Very good price on the Sutliff Private Stocks. Thanks Smoking Pipes, you guys always deliver Read Less
I bought this because my ancestors were forced into indentured servitude by the English to work on a sugar plantation in Barbados. I didn’t expect it to be so delicious. For those who love Molto Dolce, I think this is much better.
It has a very subt... Read Morele taste of rum and Vanilla. It reminds me of Foursquare rum. It’s very smooth flavored and has a lovely aroma. I love it. Read Less
This was the first aromatic I ever smoked and have always had a tin in store. Fantastic mild sweet flavor blends perfectly with the subtle black cavendish. I find it to be a little on the wet side for my taste but that’s not a real problem. A great s... Read Moremoke for any time of day. Read Less
For me, this is a decent aromatic. There must be a big difference in moisture between what's being sold - some people have said theirs was very dry in the tin, but mine was very moist and needed drying. In general, I'm not a big fan of Sutliff arom... Read Moreatics - they usually tend toward the goopy side, have a chemical taste and can easily bite, but this is a decent one. No bite if I smoke at a reasonable pace, and good flavor - mostly Burley with a touch of Rum to my taste buds. If you like aromatics, give this one a try (and maybe even if you just like Burleys). Read Less
I let a tin sit in the modest cellar for a couple months. Popped it open and it was still extremely damp. The tin note is amazing, one of the best you'll find: sugars, rum, hints of vanilla, wow! But the thing is this, it just doesn't smoke like it s... Read Moremells. If you over-dry it so that is smokes well, the flavor is barely left. If you don't dry it much, get ready to relight often as your pipe feels more like work than relaxing. There's a happy medium where you give it 30 minutes to dry, leave it mildly moist, and enjoy hints of the flavors you got from the tin notes, with a little relighting and work put into it. I won't buy again, it just doesn't have the sugary rum taste I crave in a smoke like this. I will say that the first half of the bowl is a bit like smoking air (not many flavors, not a satisfying smoke), but the bottom half is where you get some flavors and richer, more satisfying white smoke. It's not bad, it's just really light and the flavor is really hard to find most of the time. If you like aros with hardly any nicotine and light flavors, you should probably check it out. I'll gladly finish what I have, but it's not what I was hoping it would be. Read Less
Even though this can often come straight out of the tin as a gloopy mess, I keep ordering it. Greta tin and room note, but as other's have mentioned, it needs some serious drying. There is no real subtlety to this, and that is one of the advantages t... Read Moreo this to be honest. It smacks you right in the palette and takes no prisoners. I just wish that it was significantly dryer Read Less
Comes very wet. Like sloppy wet. Stick to your fingers & anything it touches wet. Do yourself the favour of drying it pretty thoroughly before you even try your first smoke.
It's barely ever smokable, but it is very flavorful, with a pleasant room ... Read Morenote. Everyone who smells it will be pleased. Read Less
I am a "Luver" of Sutliff blends; Maple-Walnut and Rum&Maple. So when this blend went "On-Sale", I grabbed it. Barbados is like a "Big-Brother" to Rum&Maple. The burley and cavendish is topped with lots of rum... Read More. It was damp in the tin, and needed drying. The blend tends to cling together and needs care when loaded into the bowl. It needed many relights and was very stout. "She" told me to take it "Outside", as it was too pungent. So I can only give it three and half stars. Read Less
I bought this tin because I love the east India trading co. officers club and that one is hard to get. The smell from the tin is wonderful and the taste is not bad either it is a good all day tobacco or an after dinner treat.
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