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A foundation of dark and cube-cut Burley is richly layered with red Virginia, smoky Latakia and Perique, to form a complex and slightly spicy English blend.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCraig Tarler
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging2oz, 8oz Tin, Bulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected, Mild
Taste
Medium, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
3.5
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

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 red Virginia provides some earth and dark fruit in a support role. The smoky, woody Cyprian latakia doesn’t seem quite as sweet as usual, and is mostly condimental. The raisiny, plumy, spicy perique is an ever present background player. The mildly applied molasses topping tones down the tobaccos to a small extent. The nic-hit is mild to medium, and gets slightly stronger in the last third of the bowl. The strength and taste levels start out as mild to medium, and reach the medium threshold by the half way point. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent sweet and slightly savory taste, which translates to the after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a tad more than an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke.

7 people found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (110)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

The one half ounce sample bag I received from an Ebay seller did not have the ingredients listed on it. We might think that this is Old Joe Krantz with a small amount of Latakia in it, and we would be partially correct. OJK Red Label has both Latakia and black Cavendish added to the original ingredients, and this makes it a new blend. We are told that it was formerly tinned as Bag Piper, but Bag Piper was various Burleys with a small amount of Latakia added. Also, Bag Piper was flavored with both deer tongue and an alcohol-based agent. I repeat - OJKRL is a brand new blend and I am reviewing it as such. So, what Cornell and Diehl have done here is to introduce us to, yet, another English blend in a very crowded field of English blends. As such, I have to label OJKRL as a light English, and it has to compete with all the other light English blends that exist. It does this quite handily in my opinion. The underlying base of Virginia, Burley and Perique has much the same punch as original OJK, and that makes it a very good smoke. OJKRL has a richness that we all like in pipe blends and it delivers an all around quality smoke that makes you want to smoke it again (and again). The bottom third of each bowl was still a good smoke, unlike so many pipe blends that sink into a gray ashy area. This is one of the best light English mixtures I have smoked in some time and I have no problem giving it four stars.

Pipe Used: John Eells canted Squat bulldog (2008 NASPC pipe)

Age When Smoked: current

Purchased From: gifted by an Ebay Seller

Similar Blends: I can't say specifically, but I know I have smoked multiple similar blends over the decades..

3 people found this review helpful.