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A blend of bright Virginia flake, white Burley, chopped cigar leaf, and a touch of Perique, Billy Budd Blonde is a sweet sequel to the blend originally created for C&D's late friend Sailorman Jack.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeCigar Leaf Based
ContentsBurley, Cigar Leaf, Perique, Virginia
CutBroken Flake
Packaging2oz, 8oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (108)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Mellow qualities and very well-blended. Cut to about an intermediate ribbon and primarily a mix of medium-to-dark brown. The bright Virginia flake and the white Burley are an excellent match and well-proportioned. Though recognizable in the smoke, there’s just enough cigar leaf (probably Lancaster) and Perique to provide some extra depth and dimension. In body, strength, and taste just a step or so beyond moderate. The nicotine displays some ‘oomph’. More Virginia-like at the top, more Burley-like as you progress with only a hint of bitterness introduced. Not overly complex, but very interesting and straight-forward. Taste is mostly grass and wood with some darker elements and is all natural tobacco. Well Done!!

Age When Smoked: Young

8 people found this review helpful.

Ducksbreath Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ducksbreath (115)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was not a fan of the old BB, finding it too harsh and confusing. However I do (did) love Habana Daydream and still stick to Bayou Night, Tuggle Hall and Atlas Balkan.

This one tastes like sweet grass clippings. I realize it was intended to be a lighter version of a heavy tobacco, but I find the VAs to be too grassy and prominent. There is a sweetness in here that seems out of place. The Perique is fairly far in the background as is the cigar leaf and neither are likely to offend anyone. The white burley tempers the Vas but do not seem to add much taste.

Smoking qualities are excellent, very natural, utterly no bite. However, it is the lack of flavor and body, for me, which tips the scales.

Similar Blends: The "new" Habana Daydream with the same grassy, ribbon cut Vas..

2 people found this review helpful.