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A duet of red and bright Virginias take the lead, followed by the lively harmony of Turkish leaf and the lightest notes of rum and maple, making for a sweet tune you'll want to play time and time again.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringMaple, Rum
Packaging2oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Very Mild, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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Perdurabo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perdurabo (24)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Alright, another aromatic.

Red and Bright Virginias, Turkish Leaf with a splash of maple and rum. Smells like Butter Nut Rum in the tin. The Butter nut rum is there at the first light, the virginias are hay and grassy. The Turkish seems to add a bit of nuttiness. As it smokes down the topping stays with the smoke, sweetening the tobacco. I had to smoke this slow to get much flavor from it. It's better than the average aromatic, the tobaccos are good quality, the leaf doesn't deteriorate, but the topping does in the last third of the bowl; Leaving this blend in the OTC camp. IMHO. It smokes hot, so I'm thinking of leaving whatever I smoke in the tin overnight to kind of dry out, it's not sopping wet, but wet enough that the topping screws with the smoking mechanics. I suspect the room note is nice enough to smoke around a crowd. If aromatics are your thing, check it out. I probably won't buy another tin. Every time I smoke an aromatic I secretly wish I was smoking GLP Union Sqaure, C&D Haunted Bookshop, or a nice Vaper.

Update: Allowing this tobacco to have time away from the tin for a while, really changes this blend. I'd have to say that I'll definitely be buying more of this. The maple has settled down, allowing the rum a little room in the taste and the tobaccos benefit from this. At the end of the day, you got an aromatic that is big on tobacco flavor with a sweet top note to enhance the tobaccos sweetness. Best advice? Open a tin and let it sit in a jar for a few days.

Pipe Used: Cobb

Age When Smoked: 7-7-17

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6 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2163)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

The tart and tangy, dark fruity, earthy red Virginia is a little more noticeable than the very citrusy, grassy bright Virginia. The woody, earthy, smoky, mildly floral, buttery sweet and slightly sour and spicy Turkish is a supporting player. The rum is a tad more obvious than the maple and both are lightly applied, so they don’t sublimate the tobaccos very much. They do tend to recede a little in the last third of the bowl. The strength and taste levels are almost in the center of mild to medium, and takes a step closer to medium as you go along, though the latter aspect just touches the medium threshold as the toppings lightly diminish, and you notice the tobaccos a little more. The nic-hit is mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness, and there’s no dull moments or rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a tangy sweet, lightly floral, mildly savory flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires just more than an average number of relights. Has a lightly lingering pleasant after taste, and can be an all day smoke for those who want an aromatic with a little punch.

5 people found this review helpful.