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A lightweight, puckered, all-cotton fabric, seersucker became a staple of the Southern gentleman's wardrobe after Joseph Haspel fashioned the first suit from the material in 1909, as a way of stylishly combating the blazing New Orleans summer heat.

A spicy blend of cigar leaf and other choice tobaccos, Cornell & Diehl created this Cellar Series blend in hopes that it will line your cellar much as its namesake fabric once did the streets of New Orleans.

Estimated peak: 7-10 years.

Notes: First introduced in July, 2016.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByJeremy Reeves
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeCigar Leaf Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cigar Leaf, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutPlug
Packaging2oz Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2215)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The two varietals of cigar are the dominant components, and offers a little smokiness, some floralness, a bit of wood and earth with a little spicy sweetness along with a bare essence of creaminess. Dominican Corojo is the major cigar leaf, and I’m not sure what the other cigar tobacco is, but it sort of reminds me of Connecticut shade. The earthy, toasty, nutty and dry burley is a supporting player as is the lightly sweet, mostly sour, floral, woody Turkish. The Virginias are almost background ingredients with some grass and earth, light citrus, and tart and tangy dark fruit. The nutty, woody, lightly spicy dark fired Kentucky is a little more obvious than the Virginia. Underscoring the experience is the smoothing brown sugar feature of black cavendish. The nic-hit is a little closer to medium than it is to mild. No chance of bite or harshness, but here and there sports a rough note. The strength level starts out just below medium, and gains a little power as you go along, mostly settling in as a step or two above medium. The taste threshold at its peak barely crosses medium. The moist plug is easy to prepare to suit your preference, and may need a light dry time, though I saw no need to do so. Burns cool, clean and slow. As this complex blend has a number of nuances that waft in and out as you go along, there is a little inconsistency in flavor. Leaves very little dampness in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a floral, woody, lightly sour/sweet after taste that lingers a little. The room note is pleasant to tolerable. Can be an all day smoke for veteran smokers.

-JimInks

18 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend has an interesting evolution that sees the various components phase themselves in one by one. By just past half bowl they are all evident giving a very pleasant tasting smoke. It starts with the sweet and toasty Black Cav and the spicy Cigar Leaf. A little ways in they are joined by the sour wood of the Orientals. A little further the Virginias show with sweet hay. Shortly, the earthy Burley chimes in and last, but not least, comes the mildly smoky Kentucky. I really like the way it does that. It's a cool burn and a smooth smoke that has plenty of strength and flavor. 4 stars to my taste buds.

Medium in body. Medium to full in taste. No added flavorings, but there may be a touch of added sweetness which I'll rate at extremely mild. Burns very well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

11 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (95)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I really enjoyed C&D's use of Pennsylvania Broadleaf in previous cigar leaf blends but they have created some magic with this Dominican tobacco as well. The musty and earthy notes of Dominican cigars are present here. The cigar leaf mixes wonderfully with the nutty burley. The spicy/toasty Kentucky shines early on then subsides. I get a slight floral/sour addition from the orientals. Both the Virginias and black cavendish are in the background but form a necessary base to the blend and provide some sweetness. Every component is married pretty well and chocolate, marzipan, and cinnamon notes pop up here and there. Seersucker is a bit too rich for an all day smoke but is a great change of pace in any smoking rotation. I'll definitely get another tin to age.

10 people found this review helpful.

Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (108)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

An almost magnificent mélange of tobaccos—a real Mulligan’s Stew of different tobacco components that complement each other with enthusiasm. Skillfully blended and VERY well-done! SEERSUCKER is a cigar leaf enhanced blend—not a cigar-like blend. The cigar leaf presence is not as strong and controlling as Gray Ghost and even Guendalose and Country Lawyer are more cigar leaf forward. And regardless of the name of the blend, this is NO lightweight—displays PIZAZZ! Complex and highly nuanced. A different and highly pleasurable smoke!

NOT to be overlooked! Should appeal to a broad spectrum of smokers.

Pipe Used: Medium-sized Briars & Foams

7 people found this review helpful.

the_dalai_lama_himself Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_dalai_lama_himself (44)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A unique blend that is light and smooth.. and fluffy in a way. It almost has this cotton like fabric quality much like its namesake. It's mildly sweet from the cavendish with some almost creamy woodsiness from the cigar leaf (Dominican criollo, and Italian). I pick up some white burley as well. And the Virginias provide a slight fruity tang. It's very well blended and becomes its own thing not just the components. If there is Kentucky in here it is very very little. A lot of cavendish and Virginias turkish Izmir, and then cigar leaf with a pinch of Kentucky.

6 people found this review helpful.

HeavyMetalPiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HeavyMetalPiper (39)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I've decided to review to cellar series blends from C&D upon purchase (or thereabout) and after the recommended amount of aging to see the changes. I intend to update the review after that period of time has elapsed.

Now:

The tin note is sweet, and also a bit sour. It is reminiscent of a walk in humidor containing cigars heavy sweetness and sour taste. I'm not sure of the degree to which cigars can get those flavors the way pipes can, but if they could, that's how it smells.

This tends to begin crumbling while slicing so trying to cut into flakes feels futile, but it's going to be broken up anyway so this is not a problem.

If I had to describe this in one word, it would be evolution. It starts out like a mild cigar with a sweet taste. Sourness works its way in, followed shortly by a woody flavor. The sweetness resurges later, but it's not a new flavor, rather the initial sweetness changing a bit and making itself known, then giving way to earthy and smoky flavors.

That's about the end of things coming in. These flavors remain a medley for the rest of the bowl, ceding prevalence to each other as it goes. It remains interesting throughout and while varied, is consistent. Once all the flavors are in, a retrohale enhances the flavor more than usual.

I can't wait to try this one again after cellaring. This blend is a home run, particularly for those who also enjoy cigars, whether regularly or an occasional dalliance.

Aged:

Stay tuned.

Pipe Used: SMS Meerschaum Skater

Age When Smoked: 13 Months

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

3 people found this review helpful.

Sheldon Richman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sheldon Richman (11)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

A full, good tobacco flavor. Like C&D's Speakeasy, it has a big nicotine hit for me, making it hard to smoke while working (writing). Try it and see if it has that effect on you. My first cigar-leaf blend. I do love the taste.

Pipe Used: corn cob, briar

Age When Smoked: Days

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Nothing I've had..

3 people found this review helpful.

LannarkGent Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LannarkGent (130)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

I smoked this at the Chicago pipe shaow and have the opportunity to smoke it again. I love cigar blends. I love complexity. This blend has both.

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