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Beginning with healthy portions of white and dark burley blended with red and bright Virginia leaf, C&D's Redburn then incorporates a touch of spicy dark fired Kentucky, topping it with the flavors of dark rum and molasses and pressing into an old fashioned crumble cake.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringMolasses, Rum
CutKrumble Kake
Packaging2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin, 16 ounce bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (108)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

A lovely blend! Slightly heavier emphasis on the Burley elements with the Virginias providing moderation. The rum and molasses supply some extra sweetness and a little something to the aroma of the smoke. The dark-fired Kentucky is just a spice. The label description pretty much gives you what you need to form a fair impression of how it should smoke--no surprises. Right out of the tin the crumble cake is just a little damp and needs some air time. Very pleasant smoke aroma, but short of an aromatic except in the “purest” sense of the term. Absolutely NO detractors! Relatively rich and smooth and pretty much medium overall (perhaps a touch less). Consistent from top-to-bottom. A friendly and congenial smoker, engaging taste, and easy to like!!

Age When Smoked: Young

8 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (300)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Snork and you shall receive... Redburn is an old school Burley and Virginia crumble cake with a very very light topping of what i believe is Honey, Rum and perhaps maple or molasses. Nothing offensive or anything that will take away from the natural tobacco flavors. Came dry enough to load up a Missouri Meerschaum cob , two lights and i was off to the races! Mild to medium, just enough nicotine to keep me satisfied and mild enough both in strength and flavor to be an all day smoke. A good replacement for any Burley flake that is unavailable at the moment (or for good , who knows at this point) I am glad i have found another solid Burley Cake that i can fall back on and also start hoarding just in case. I really liked this blend and after smoking half the tin i can rate it at 4* ! Yummy!

Age When Smoked: Young - 02/07/18 on tin

5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1642)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cornell & Diehl - Redburn (Melville At Sea).

I often begin a Friday with an aromatic/flavoured blend, and as I adore the krumble kake cut I selected Redburn as today's choice.

Unlike a few kakes Redburn arrives as a single block. It's medium brown, smells a little rummy, and where preparation's concerned it's one of the easiest kakes I've come across. Moisture? My first bowl was fresh and it smoked fine.

In the smoke the leader of the pack's the rich Burley, tasting of a high quality. This outweighs the other leaves. The Virginia gives a backing of hay, and I get hardly any of the dark fired Kentucky; don't expect a heavy fire-cured flavour. I get a mild, sweet touch from the toppings but nothing so alcoholic as to scream ''RUM''; it isn't as clear cut a flavour as something like G.H. Rum Flake. Redburn burns well without a bite.

Nicotine: a smidgen above medium. Room-note: I'm not a big fan.

Redburn? Should please Burley fans, but I won't go the whole hog and give it four stars. Still, it deserves three:


Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday Pipe

Age When Smoked: New

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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (263)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

After falling in love with C&D's Black Frigate I was eager to try the Burley-equivalent of Black Frigate. But first off... the tin art is beautiful i wanna mention. Blood-red, with a beautiful scetch of a sailer. Cracking the tin the tin note is just as wonderful as the tin itself is. Very similiar to Black Frigates tin note, but the rum part is less sweet, a bit more alcoholic and you also get a nice molasses undertone, which harmonizes perfectly with the rum.

The loosely pressed cakes can be easily rubbed and the outcome is a very fine ribbon-ish cut, almost shag-like. When you dry the tobacco a bit out (as it comes a bit moist) the dark fired leaf comes through i the unburnt aroma. And I recommend you drying it at least an hour or so, as it'll not only burn flawless then, but also have more pronounced flavors for me.

In the pipe the Burley instantly takes center-stage. Earthy and nutty, with delicious roasted flavors. The dark fired leaf peeks through every now and then with a nice woodsy-smoky note that harmonizes excellently with the rum-molasses topping. The topping offers a nice rummy aroma, slightly sharp (in a good sense) and spicy with a caramel-toffee and molasses flavor. Very well done! Different from Black Frigates Rum-aroma, but in just the same 'old time sea bears'-vein! A minor and delicate Virginia sweetness outbalances the Burleys boldness to make this a 4-star favorite of mine.

I love how the Burley interacts with the smidgen of dark fired to make for a most tasty Burley-goodness. Earthy, nuts, wood and smoke. In interplay with the Rum-Molasses topping.... perfect in a word! A tad stronger than medium but not quite 'medium to strong'. Burley lovers won't find this overwhelming in strength.

The Burley-companion to Black Frigate for my taste. Not as complex and deep as BF, but a bit bolder and more full-bodied. Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Manplayin' in the background whilst I'm writing these words made for a perfect leissure. Some Burley, some Booze, a clay pipe... I'm a happy man! Thanks C&D, I just love whatever you guys make with Burley leaf..!

Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars, Morta

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