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Made of the finest red & bright Virginias, a pinch of extraordinary Izmir Oriental for spice, pressed & cut into flakes, with a hint of burley to shut that one guy up.

Notes: This was produced as a tobacco of the year for a now defunct pipe forum called DANG (Dottle, Ash n Grounds).

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging2 ounce tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2218)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The tangy dark fruity, earthy, woody red Virginia is the lead component, though the “pinch” of woody, floral, dry, earthy, spicy Izmir plays above the level of its reported content in this blend. It’s virtually a secondary player; a little more than a condiment. The very citrusy, grassy bright Virginia offers a strong support role. The nutty, earthy, dry, woody burley lurks in the background. The strength is just shy of the center of mild to medium, while the taste is in the dead center of that mark. The nic-hit is almost at the same threshold the strength is. Won’t bite. Burns cool and clean at a slightly slow pace due to the cut of the tobacco, and has a very consistent flavor all the way to the finish line. Leaves little moisture in the bowl. Requires a few relights. Has a slightly lingering, pleasant after taste. Can be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


4 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (502)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I was gratefully gifted a tin of this from a former member of this group, and at 9 yrs old, it seemed ripe for popping. The blend is in flake form that easily crumble. The age had done well to the appearance as plume in the flakes gave them a grayish tone.

The taste was nice. Similar to C&D's Super Balkan, but heavier on the Virginia and lighter on the burley. This is a pretty enjoyable blend to smoke. There is a nice back and forth of sweet and sour between the Virginia and the Izmir all the while the burley adds body to the background.

As for performance, this packs great, easily takes a light, doesn't bite at all and does provide a decent nicotine hit. If this was still available, I would buy more. three stars.

Age When Smoked: 9 yrs

3 people found this review helpful.