Drifting Away (Sutliff Tobacco Co. Great Outdoors in a Vintage Kaywoodie Lovat)

They say, that the best smoke you’ll ever have is the one you forget you’re having.  But, what if that smoke makes you forget the entirety of the world?

When I sit down to do a review, there is a bit of a ritual that I go through; choosing pipe, and tobacco, then getting opinions of the tin note, deciding what method to use to load my pipe, and then finally sit down to smoke it.  So, as you can see, it takes a certain mindset to write these reviews.  Hence, I need some privacy, about an hour to an hour and ½ once I start these reviews.

So, here I was today expecting my wife to return about 5:30 and it was now 4:00, so I figured I had just about enough time to do a review.  Boy, was I wrong!

It began innocently enough, I started smoking the bowl and contemplating what I was going to write in my review.

First, the tin note; both sunny and sweet the note in the tin reminds me of root beer, combined with childhood memories of campfires.

The tobacco is not too moist, and using the three layer method, and an aluminum tamper, I load the bowl of my Kaywoodie lovat straight out of the can, without airing.  It lights readily enough, and soon I am smoking away, looking up information on the tobacco online.

The bright Burley-based tobacco, with it’s sweet dash of Cavendish, and it’s sprightly, nutty body is mildly flavored with a vanilla topping.

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Tobaccoreviews.com has this to say about the tobacco;

It is perhaps ironic that a blend named Great Outdoors should be appreciated for its room note. This outstanding aromatic is a mixture of Burley, Vanilla, and flavored Black Cavendish. Perfect for fans of Field and Stream.

It was then that I realized, that I had been gently smoking this pipe for about 45 minutes, the bowl was done and I had got no writing done it all!  Somehow, I had drifted off and just thoroughly enjoyed the pipe.

I can’t say much for the room note of this blend, except to say that it is very mild, and quite pleasant.  With my limited sense of smell I can barely catch a whiff of it.

On the other hand, the tobacco smokes cleanly, and leaves behind almost nothing for dottle.

Also, the tobacco is not too strong, so it doesn’t leave you feeling all buzzed and jittery.  After 45 minutes of smoking, I felt satisfied, but not high.

All in all, I would chalk this tobacco up to a win for Sutliff, and I think I will buy it again.  I have one tin cellared at the moment, and you can buy more from pipesandcigars.com, HERE, for $6.10 USD per tin or $15.50 USD for an eight ounce can.  I’ll be buying more.

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!

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