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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 TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cigar Leaf, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutPlug
Packaging2oz Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2042)
★★★☆
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.

12 people found this review helpful.

the_dalai_lama_himself Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_dalai_lama_himself (39)
★★★★
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. 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.

5 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

5 people found this review helpful.

LannarkGent Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LannarkGent (105)
★★★★
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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Sheldon Richman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sheldon Richman (9)
★★★☆
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..

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