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Starting with a balanced foundation of white and dark Burley, this elegant mixture is sweetened with a bit of Virginia flake, softened with black Cavendish, and spiced with a touch of Perique.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia
Packaging2oz, 8oz Tin, Bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2254)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The white and dark burleys offer a bit of earth and nuts, some toastiness, a little molasses and bitter cocoa, and a slight sharp, woody rough note. They form the base of the blend. The grassy, citrusy Virginia flake plays a support role. The unsweetened black cavendish chips in with a little smoothing sugar. The raisiny, plumy, spicy perique is an important condiment that you notice in every puff. The taste and strength levels are a little closer to medium than they are to mild. No chance of bite, and has no harshness. The nic-hit is a mite closer to mild than it is to medium. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with fairly consistent, sweet, slightly savory flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste. Is an all day smoke if you choose. Three and a half stars out of four.


18 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (97)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

The original Old Joe Krantz is firmly planted in my top 5 favorite pipe tobaccos. It's loaded with nicotine and full in taste. This White Label is a nice tweak on the original formula and softer on the palate. The white burley sharpness is balanced with smooth sweet black cavendish here. The cavendish offers some honey and the occasional hint of vanilla. The nutty woody and chocolatey dark Burley notes pair with the bread and hay taste of the Virginia Flake. The Perique is quite peppery. This is slightly milder in strength than the original but is still very full in taste. I'll definitely enjoy this as a companion to the original OJK.

7 people found this review helpful.

Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (108)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Where Old Joe Krantz is rugged, gruff, straight-forward and rather brash—a real Type-A personality blend, “Whitey” is a more mild-mannered, restrained, laid-back variation demonstrating some of the Burley family heritage, but the grassy Virginia flake is a more prominent feature than the red Virginia in OJK providing a better balance and a more temperate quality. For those who find the original OJK to be just too pushy, the “White” blend may be more to your liking--it's certainly smoother. Substituting Virginia flake for the red Virginia, adding black Cavendish, and backing off on the Perique content have a marked impact on the power of the blend. And there’s not as much of a bitterness as found with OJK. Where OJK is dark and stormy, the white version is brighter and better behaved. While there is adequate nicotine, it doesn’t reach the level of strength found in the original OJK.

With many of the C&D blends when I am trying something new I buy the BULK version (if available). That is normally sufficient to give me a sense of whether it will be worthwhile to pay for the higher priced tin and if it's something that I might want to store. I really haven't noticed a tremendous difference overall between the bulk and tinned versions (except when the tinned version has been stored for a while)--the differences are really not huge.

Age When Smoked: BULK

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1754)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cornell & Diehl - Old Joe Krantz White Label (Old Joe).

A well rubbed, mostly medium brown blend that's of a good hydration. I bought from bulk. I opened this prior to checking the ingredients but the unlit aroma clarified this as being an Old Joe without Latakia.

I find the most flavour from the Burley, with the Virginia in second place. The Perique's been added in the right quantity as to give a clear, definite, spice, without taking over. This sits in third position. The black Cavendish has been included in an extremely minimal quantity, I find myself struggling to identify any. Providing it's puffed without too much force it burns OK, but it doesn't take much effort to increase the speed. The nicotine isn't very strong and the room-note isn't very good.

Quite a mild blend without many 'stand out' flavours. Sadly I'm rating this lower than the two previous reviewers. I find it a bit of a bore.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Jake Hackert

Age When Smoked: Three weeks

Purchased From: (bulk)

5 people found this review helpful.