This is a new Sutliff site , It appears that the Altadis name is no where to be seen , which makes sense given the purchase by McBaren . I don't see any changes in anything yet ... except a new website ..............
I've tried a number of the Sutliff tobaccos and found many of them to be moist out of the can. I just loaded up and smoked them. For me they lit easily and burned great with no relights. I don't quite remember Molte Dolce off hand, but the only blend I had any trouble with was Man's Best Friend. I'm with Ruff and don't dry tobacco unless it's FireDance.
Keep in mind that the Sutliff blends may say .. " a Burley blend " .. but they're meaning burley Cavendish , not Wessex Burley . The ones that aren't Cavendish based so much are the Match blends , which are as good as it gets . I love the CD blend better than any version I've had of Country Doctor . Their R blend is better than the last Revelation that was out .
I don't know what the fuss with Molto Dolce is .. it's a fine blend but I didn't find it so much better than any of their other aros , many of which are very good .I'm almost out of ST. George , which was my favorite aro they make . South Seas was one of the better ones as well . Taste of Summer was a Fantastic Peach tasting aro [ best peach flavor yet ] but it had no nicotine that I could tell .. same with Great Outdoors , it was a good flavor but no nicotine
I've looked over the site and my beloved Count Pulaski blend is nowhere to be found. If it was removed from the extensive tobacco lineup in favor of yet another new aromatic I'll be livid. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy aros but how many rum-based blends does one need?
I'm not sure but I don't think so . I think all of Altadis pipe mfg was sold as Sutliff . I say that cause on a cigar site I read a link that said Altadis sold it that way to MB ... but I don't really know