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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 to Strong
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Ehrling (103)
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

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