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An all-day smoke of the finest Virginias and Louisiana Perique.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByBob Runowski
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk/Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
Where to Buy BnB Tobacco
SmokingPipes.com
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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SouthBound Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SouthBound (10)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I usually smoke stronger blends than Bayou Morning, but this blend has completely won me over. The first half of the bowl makes me feel like I'm licking on a cool stick of butter, make that butter with a splash of citrus and a dash of pepper. It's light and refreshing at the light and builds in strength and flavor all the way down. To my tastes, it balances the flavors of the virginias and perique perfectly. My only problem with this one is that I have a hard time doing something else while I'm smoking it. I constantly stop and say, "Damn, that's good!" It annoys my wife tremendously.

As an aside, I cracked a jar recently that I put away from my first pound over a year ago. It was fantastic. I can't wait to see what 5 years away from oxygen does for this blend.

12 people found this review helpful.

ikpatje Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ikpatje (1)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

So my first review. A very little review , my englisch ecriture is to bad to describe all i want and google translate is not very accurate. Also here wy go : Like a little pepper in the nose. For me, a very pleasant tobacco to smoke filterless. When i smoke this very calm and attentive it is for me a very fine experience. Definitely a keeper.

Age When Smoked: 1 month

8 people found this review helpful.

William H. Hardy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
William H. Hardy (31)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Strong

I love this stuff. A VaPer with a serious attitude, this stuff is not for the uninitiated. Red Virginias, black Virginias, and a healthy dose of Perique, Bayou Morning has flavor that you will taste for a half hour after you smoke it. Now, for certain, this is one of the smoothest and possibly one of the creamiest pipe tobaccos out there. It burns well, has loads of flavor, and has a wonderful mouth-feel. I almost feel like I can chew it sometimes, crazy as that sounds. If you're looking for refinement, this ain't it. However, if you like Perique (and you're gonna have to to like this), and are a fan of VaPers, this is the old, crotchety granddaddy of them all.

6 people found this review helpful.

manno Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
manno (37)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

First, kudos on the new website -- very user friendly and well designed to maximize the usefulness of our collective input. (One more note, and I swear that no disrespect is meant to anyone -- I love that a number of us have seen the box for "age" (presumably of the tobacco being reviewed) and instinctively put our own ages. "Wow, this guy has stored his weed for 57 years!".) OK, Bayou Morning -- what a fantastic bulk VaPer. Stronger than the name would indicate, but smooth from top to bottom. Bright and toasted. No strange effects at all, just tobacco essence. What pleases me in particular is that, unlike all too many blends that augur good things to come during the first 1/4 of the bowl but fall not only flat but offensive later on, Bayou Morning ends as attractively as it began with just a bit more richness and kick that is to be expected from the bottom 1/3 (and to which I look forward). A reviewer recently wrote words to the effect that he just wants to (or indeed does) say aloud "Damn that's good stuff". Have at it brother. I'm doing it now, too, and it seems to amuse at least my Terrier. This site labels me a Venerator -- I like to write about things that are great, I guess (or those about which you should be warned). Well, the shoe fits. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Straight billiards

Age When Smoked: newly purchased but they age it some

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: H&H Rolando's Own.

4 people found this review helpful.

neuron_md Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
neuron_md (11)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Being a smoker of English/Latakia blends and heavily cased Burleys, I find this blend to be light and sweet, and refreshing!

From the outset it is sweet from the Virginias, and then there is the spice/ subtle bitterness from the Perique.

Enjoyable. As I progressed, the flavor becomes deeper and darker, but continues to be a light smoke for me, compared to the Latakia's and Burleys I'm used to.

I felt dizzy by the end of the bowl, from the nicotine. So I smoke this in my smaller pipes.

I like this tobacco. I'd recommend this to those who want to try a Va-Perique blend.

3 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I really like a good VaPer and with so many good reviews of C&D’s Bayou Morning I was looking forward to taking BM for a spin. Sadly, BM was a bit of a disappointment for me. It is a little rough around the edges and not as refined as other VaPers that I prefer. But in the interest of full disclosure, I tend to gravitate toward flakes rather than VaPers made with a ribbon cut, although I do enjoy Telegraph Hill. The dose of Perique in BM is forward and stays that way throughout the smoke. I generally don’t mind a good dose of Perique, but this blend just didn’t work for me. I tend to like a little more sweet with my Perique and that’s where I found BM lacking. I found the Perique overtaking the Virginias. On the plus side, BM does have a nice little kick to it. I am going to age some of this as I think that some time in the cellar may bring Bayou Morning closer to my wheelhouse.

Age When Smoked: New

2 people found this review helpful.

bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (44)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Another star in Cornell & Diehl's crown...One of the more pleasant VaPers available...Very good all day smoke...Recommended to anyone who is looking to add a good VaPer to their rotation.

Pipe Used: various for testing

Age When Smoked: newly bought

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

SmokeDawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeDawg (55)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

This is a great blend of Perique and Va if you are a VaPer smoker. However, of all the VaPers in my bacca stash this one has a good amount of Perique and I wouldn't recommend it to a piper looking to try out their first VaPer blend. Also, it took some different pipe smoking experiments to find the right pipe to smoke Bayou Morning. The perfect match to me was my Peterson 312.

I will say that a thiner holed pipe works best for this blend and really helps it as a wider mouth tunnel can really strengthen and bring out the Perique. Bayou Morning is a tasty blend with my coffee in the morning.

Pipe Used: various

Purchased From: PipesandCigars

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipe Newb Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe Newb (40)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Prep: Dried ribbon on sheet of paper 5 minutes, gravity fed and lightly tamped.

Appearance: Rather moist out of the tin, fairly uniform coarse ribbon cut.

Tin/Pouch Note: Strong vinegar and dried fruit (apricots) upfront. A little hot sauce in there as well; kinda like tabasco sauce.

Char and initial light: Incredible bright citrus sourness upfront, with a black pepper spice that was pretty aggressive on the snork. After the second light, a bready backbone carries those two flavors in a very round, very balanced. It's very clean, bright, and spicy.

As the bowl progresses, the flavors round out a bit and I get a lot more sweetness and a creamy richness. This did smoke quite wet, nothing a cleaner ran down the stem couldn't fix. I'll dry it out even more next time but I was impatient.

Nicotine was appropriate for a Va/Per. Satisfying but not dizzying.

Wife commented "That smells MUCH better than the last thing you smoked in here" (Pirate Kake). I picked up a very bready tobacco scent.

Pipe Used: YelloBole Dublin, Savinelli Natural

1 person found this review helpful.

Colin H Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Colin H (2)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Since this is my first tobacco review on this website, I'll start with a little background. I never liked aromatic tobaccos as I could never taste anything other than chemicals, so I naturally thought I'd be an English smoker. After trying countless English blends and experiencing varying degrees of disappointment, I discovered Virginia and Virginia/Perique tobaccos. Bayou Morning is my first step into the world of Va's and Va/Pers.

Now for my thoughts on this delightful tobacco. Cornell and Diehl's Bayou Morning is the first tobacco I've ever loved. I ordered an ounce on a whim, and seeing as most of that is now gone I plan on ordering more.

Upon first whiff of the aroma from the bag, my senses were confused by a strange smell I had never encountered before. I have a hard time describing it, but I find it delightful. The first time I lit a bowl of Bayou Morning, I experienced the delicious sweetness of the Virginia tobacco. (I had previously had a hard time tasting anything from English blends, even with stronger blends such as Night Cap) I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of flavor immediately apparent in BM. The smoke has a creamy texture, and despite what a few reviewers have said, burns relatively cool unless puffed on like a madman. As I worked my way through this tobacco, I became enamored of its sweetness and the subtle tasty spice of the perique. This blend is (in my six months of pipe smoking) Nirvana in a pipe. It has become the blend that I actually look forward to and get excited about smoking. So much so that I haven't touched any of my many English blends since I fell in love with this one. I highly recomming this tobacco to anyone and everyone. If someone has never tried a Va/Per tobacco before, there's a good chance they'll be pleasantly surprised. For someone who is a frequent smoker of these kinds of blends, they will be delighted by the wonderful experience provided by Bayou Morning. As to the amount of nicotine in this tobacco, it has just the right amount. Perfect for relaxing at the end of a hard day and not too much as to make someone nauseous. If you get a chance, you should absolutely try this.

Pipe Used: MM Corn Cob, Czech basket pipes

Age When Smoked: Couple of weeks

1 person found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (203)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

I'm not a big fan of VaPers, but this one is very nice. One of my favorites actually. A good bit of Perique in this one which is why it suits my taste.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bluefox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bluefox (11)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I feel rather disappointed with this blend. The flavor and aroma is fairly nice but thats where the good stops. It gives me a bite and makes me cough which I find odd because no other tobacco I have tried so far has made me cough. Unfortunately this blend will most likely end up in the trash.

1 person found this review helpful.

Tripjoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tripjoker (64)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

As I'm a fan of the 'Vaper with some backbone' style, I thought this might be good to try. I was right. Relying on the sound reviews of several pipers that I respect for their taste preferences, I ordered 8 ounces. There will be a reorder of 2 pounds in the very near future as this will make frequent appearances in my rotation.

The blend comes as a course and uneven cut that is suprisingly easy to pack. The lighting is easy as well. Just a hair more moisture than I prefer for smoking, but that is easily rectified with a little airtime. I like the fact that C&D doesn't drench their tobaccos with distilled water prior to packing.

The flavor of the first bowl was not what I was expecting. A little too much Perique and too little Virginia. That was from a freshly delivered bag of the bulk. I had made my first mistake. I jarred up the tobacco and filled a half pint jar to sample after some air had been introduced, over a week or so, a little at a time. What a difference! I cannot express this strongly enough. If you are a wine drinker, you will understand. Letting a freshly opened tin or bulk delivery breathe and settle for a week or two in the jar is vital to getting a true impression of the flavors.

After the requisite time in jar, I tried this again and was delighted to find that Bayou Morning is a very nice Vaper with a full flavor profile and a medium dose of nicotine. Just what I like. The flavors are not sweet or sour, but a very balanced mix of both. It weaves in and out of both sweet and sour throughout the bowl, and as you progress, the taste and power gets more full.

The earthy, rich, deep and tangy nose is translated directly into the flavor. Strong black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, preserved dark fruits. DGT on this is sublime. If you have never understood the magic of DGT, this is the tobacco to try it with again. It changes the character completely and becomes more full and rich. The Red Virginia comes out to play, and the Perique finds a softer place just behind the Va.

I believe that for the money, you cannot find a more satisfying Vaper than this. It is pure middle of the road without being whimpy. An accomplishment in itself! Mr Runowski demonstrates what genius he possesses with a simple blend like this one. The complexity is there, but must be drawn out with sips and a little attention.

Bayou Morning is a must buy for all vaper lovers. Simple, satisfying, low fuss, high quality and inexpensive as compared to like blends from other labels.

Cheers!

1 person found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1005)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Mr. Runowski produced a fine combination here. It is a true Va/Per blend that carries some strength and peppery semi-sweet taste sensations as the smoke progresses. Not a great deal of flavor variation, but this combination works well and I imagine those who enjoy Va/Per blends with some backbone will enjoy this one.

1 person found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (578)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

What names come to mind when you think of American blenders that do an incredible job of creating memorable Vapers? McClellands? Absolutely! Russ Ouelette? Oh, yeah! Well, add C&D to that list! This is an absolutely delicious Vaper that comes on strong at the match, settles down almost immediately and smokes so well that it's near-impossible to multi-task while smoking it. It demands and holds my attention throughout the bowl. I can't recall a more congenial Vaper! As tasty as this is, it's not overpowering with perique, even though it appears to have a healthy dose of it. It takes real talent to give a Vaper a good dose of perique without it stealing the show. Bob Runowski has done it!

This has probably the weirdest cut of any Vaper I've ever seen. It has cubes and chops and ribbons and all kinds of craziness. I'm not sure what if anything that does to the flavor, but I'm not complaining... just an observation. If you're a Vaper fan, this has to be on your short list. I just finished a tin of C&D's Kajun Kake and thought they couldn't outdo it. They did with this one!

1 person found this review helpful.

Demetri Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Demetri (100)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I really have just begun to explore VaPers as a category only smoking Escudo and C&D's Night Train before this. Hence, my review must be considered in that light and as provisional with my rating as perhaps temporary while I sort through those blends I own (C&D Sunday Picnic and Blakney's Arcadian Ribbon) and have not yet tasted or those not yet acquired.

Upon opening my 2 oz. tin of this bulk ribbon blend I was immediately taken with an aroma that said "TOBACCO!". My, my, did I ever like the tin aroma. I packed my Digby half bent billiard - one of three pipes I have designated for VaPers only- and fired it up. If I was expecting an Escudo clone I was in for a surprise. The Perique here is right up front and hit me right off. Now, I do like Perique, but I wasn't sure if I liked this. Escudo seemed more Virginia with Perique where Bayou Morning seemed more Perique with Virginia. The peppery notes hit the back of my mouth and throat quickly. I can describe the difference in other, food-based terms: Escudo's Perique was as spicy as jalapeno peppers whereas Bayou Morning's is more serrano peppers. They are similar but the serrano is a bit sharper. So too, here in Periques.

Bayou Morning's Virginia component was sweetish, but not overly sweet and lacked the VA tang that Escudo has to me. I wasn't sure I really like this one and began to mentally prepare a 2.5 star review.

Then two weeks ago I packed this in a MM Cob I reserve for non-cherry aromatics. I rarely use it and this was a spur of the moment thing. Incredibly the edgy sharp notes disappeared, were mellowed, had the edges knocked off, and I was smoking a wonderfully tasty VaPer that just oozed "tobaaaaaaco". Spicy, balanced taste. Since this discovery Bayou Morning has become my alternate first smoke of the day (the other being C&D Startfordshire). I've nearly finished off my tin and will reorder- probably in the flake form in addition for a better or at least another comparison to Escudo. Night Train, which I like as well did not figure in my comparison, btw. I'm not sure why, really.

All three of the VaPers I've tested so far have replaced aromatics as my trade-off from my usual heavy English. When next I go to a local pow-wow, this is the tobacco I will take as a gift for the tribal elders.

1 person found this review helpful.

bearzerker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bearzerker (17)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I really enjoy this blend. I've had my tin of it for a year and just opened it today and tried it for the first time. I really liked the aroma it had in the tin and found it to still be a little damp so I took out a bowls worth and let it dry a little before I loaded it. When I lit it and took the first puff I was in heaven. I like the full flavor and the smokey, peppery bite I got from it on my tounge. After smoking it for about 5 minuets I had to set my pipe down because the nicotine kick crept up on me and kicked my in the head. I thought I was gonna have to take a nap but I wasn't upset. Mid way I noticed a nice sweet and sour taste with a kick of peppery bite. You gotta sip on it though or you'll go reeling it's got a nicotine kick but not like C&D's Night Train. I really enjoyed my fist experience with this tobacco. It burns well and has a great flavor from start to finnish. It's good for relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass of whiskey. It's a good Va/Per but I don't know about an all day smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is a pretty good bulk blend from C&D. If you like Virginia-Perique mixtures give this a try. I would recommend a little aging as it is a bit timid when new.

1 person found this review helpful.

Brendan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brendan (4)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

i recently bought this because i started really liker Vapers. the taste is very very nice, burns great and love the room note. BUT damn the perique is spicy, i like spicy stuff but this is abit too much. if you smoke it with a filter, its very very enjoyable. i'm gonna let this blend age abit and then try it again without filter. i would really recommend this with a filter or to spicy stuff lover.

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arpie55 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
arpie55 (30)
★☆☆☆
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable

i love VaPer but did not care for this it all. will try to use it to blend/cut with a cavendish or something else in order to avoid wasting the tobacco but otherwise i would not smoke it.

Pipe Used: radice and larsen

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natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (38)
★★★★
Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

One of my favorite vaper non-flake blends. It just has a great taste from beginning to end. t also has a decent nic hit. For nic lovers, this could be an all day smoke.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

rougarou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rougarou (3)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

A favorite of mine for a few years now, Bayou Morning is a nice kick-in-the-pants smoke to start off the day with. An easy-burning tobacco that proffers a thick, creamy, mouth-watering smoke. Toasty and spicy with a subdued sweetness, Bayou Morning is for those who don't mind a sprinkling of red pepper on their buttered toast.

Pipe Used: various briars (mostly billiards)

Age When Smoked: 3 mos. - 12 mos.

Similar Blends: G. L. Pease - Stratford (Classic Collection).

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fredkao Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fredkao (11)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Well, I was surprise by the smell from Bayou Morning in bulk. It smell vinegar to me. So, I was affraid I got a bad deal with it. After the first pipe, I tought: "nothing special. Don't have the vinegar smell in the smoke but it's flat". This tobacco burn cool, no bite. After a week, I give it a new try and it was the same but 2 or 3 days later, I was willing to smoke it again. Well, now, it's a favorite. Maybe my first try was disapointing as I never tried virginia perique before but now, it's a cool smoke, sweet with little spiciness and as other said, like butter. Very very good smoke. It's 5 stars for me. Avoid when wake-up.

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (657)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

The red Virginia adds a sharp sweetness and tang and is well complimented by the earthy quality of the brown Virginias. One of the pluses of this blend is the lack of casing, allowing the natural flavors of the Virginias to shine. The perique is strong, peppery and a little figgy in taste. It burns well and dry, and smokes with ease. My problem is that the perique content is too high for me - and I'm a perique fan. It's too dominating. I rate it two stars - really two and a half stars - for my personal preference. However, I understand why others like it more, and if the high perique content doesn't bother you, this is an easy three or four star blend.

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Col. Stuffinpuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Col. Stuffinpuff (2)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

While my palate may not be as refined as that of a more experienced smoker, I must admit that this is a fine Virginia/Perique blend. There is a velvety quality to the smoke, perique taking front seat. The virginias, however, back it up nicely by adding their subtle sweetness. The taste of peppered plums from the perique mixes well with the grassy notes of the virginia. Midbowl, the virginias step it up a bit, and the perique seems to back them up for an interesting change of pace. At the finish, the taste is much like the beginning, only more intensified.

This has quite the kick to it, so I always make sure to enjoy on a full stomach. I learned that years ago from a particularly unpleasant incident with Dunhill's Elizabethan Mixture.

Burns cool all the way through the bowl with only a few relights for me. Room note is standard for the type of blend.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tin

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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TardyDuck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TardyDuck (4)
★★★★
Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the first vapor I have ever tried, and I am glad I did. This tobacco lights well, and stays lit well, allowing for a cool, slow, and relaxing smoke. Perfect moisture right out of the tin, and the tin holds the moisture well after opening. The Perique takes this blend to a different level of complexity that is hard to find anywhere else.

I find this blend to be very strong. Not sure if it is the Perique or if it has a high nicotine content, but as someone who enjoys Full English blends, I welcomed and enjoyed the strength of this blend.

I recommend this blend to anyone who is looking to get into vapors or anyone who currently is and hasn't tried it.

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piedpipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
piedpipester (19)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I'm a Vaper guy, and I have smoked a bunch over the years, flake, cake, broken flake, ribbon.....I shyed away from this because i've read it's heavy in perique, and i've a sensitive mouth. Finally decided to roll the dice, and i'm glad I did.

Here's my quick review...burns very clean leaving very little dottle. Taste starts out typical sweet Virginia, and perique kicks in very soon after the first few puffs. Here's the thing, instead of providing heat or bite, the perique comes through (at least to me) as a sort of slightly bitter taste which off sets sweet virginia, and it works perfectly! Nice strength and a good amount of nicotine without overkill, just a very enjoyable and satisfying smoke. I can buy it in bulk, save some coin and enjoy it all day. The only drayback it that it burns much faster than a flake, but i'll adjust. I've smoked it in all size bowls and it is very consistant in taste. I highly recomend this to any Vaper lover, well worth a try.

I live 20 miles from Cornell and Diehl, My wife and I pulled into thier parking lot on a Sunday drive not long ago, i'm gonna have to get down there and see those guys soon, if I can ever get time off from work!

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ap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ap (56)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Another great Vaper from C&D, i smoke a lot of Kajun Kake from the same blender and this one is milder and sweeter. Dont get me wrong, this is a very flavourfull smoke just not as bold as KK (for me a Nicotine/Flavour bomb). Excellent in the morning or for an all day smoke. Another great one from C&D

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (156)
★★☆☆
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

To me, a strong VaPer, hitting all the right notes when that is what is wanted.

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teniscat Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
teniscat (11)
★★★☆
Strong Medium Full Tolerable

A very strong vaper. Packs fairly well and burns very well. A little two much perique in this one but for those who like perique they should like this one. Good for every now and then when you feel like a peppery smoke.

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The Black Falcon Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Black Falcon (19)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Get ready for this one. The Latakia and Perique dominates this blend all the way down the bowl, along with some red virginias that keeps it from choking you half to death. Strength is almost overwhelming so ya better sip on this one. Beyond that, C&D's Bayou Morning has a slightly sweetened and creamy taste that makes for an interesting if not flavorful smoke. Take heed my freinds. This stuff is old school full English, so sip wisely.

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KildarePiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KildarePiper (1)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I'm usually more of an aromatic kind of guy but this was very nice. I got some spicy/peppery but not to much to be overwhelming. All in all a good smoke

Nobody has rated this review yet.

Ugo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ugo (9)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a VAPER reference for me. Perfect broken flake aspect, beautiful mix into a flake texture still perceivable. Dark brown with gold notes. Juicy and spicy as perique is, but with no tongue biting. Virginia does not push nicotine into the taste. It burns perfectly and, even without having a complexe evolution, it does not get into a boring smoke experience, but a rich and full one. A good"gastronomic" experience, a tasty tobacco.

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Moe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Moe (45)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a really nice smoke and one of my favorite C&D blends. I put it up there with Three Friars for all day smoke-ability. I will definitely keep some in stock. I updated this to add the fourth star.

Nobody has rated this review yet.

trbtd Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
trbtd (4)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Has a decent amount of nicotine but it leaves your breath swampy. The room note doesn't smell bad, though (if you like English blends).

Nobody has rated this review yet.

babysinister Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
babysinister (46)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one of my top favorites go-to VaPers for a morning smoke, along with H&H Louisiana Red and Anniversary Kake. Just strong enough to keep things very interesting for me without getting bowled over with the nic or the perique. The perique is a strong presence but the blending makes it palatable, not overwhelming. And it's a sweet, tasty baccy. This is my favorite C&D blend thus far.

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karnevil9 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
karnevil9 (17)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

I echo LionWolf53. I love this. Nice strength which is the absolute key for me with any tobacco. Nice perique taste. A little sweet Virginia comes in half way down the bowl. Again another home run from Cornell & Diehl. All day smoke. I gotta try Bayou Night.

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LionWolf53 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LionWolf53 (2)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Started smoking Vapers about a year ago.Tried Kajun Kake. Found I really enjoy the mix of sweet Virginias and spicy Perique. Bought Bayou Morning about 6 months ago and it has become my all day smoke. It never fails to satisy. Others here have said it better than me. A great smoke...

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N7COF Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
N7COF (56)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Other reviews say it better than I could, a nice Vaper of good quality that behaves well. Just others out there I like better so a good three star it gets.

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LV9 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LV9 (59)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Mostly Red Virginia and perique, smoked on a peterson canadian and a CAO meerschaum. is sweet and peppery for most the smoke, it will bite if is push hard like any other virginia. Is it an all day smoke? well that depends how nicotine you like in your blends because this one packs a punch but nothing that will leave you lightheaded smokes better in mid size to large bowl in my opinion.

This one is a winner in the VAPER categorie.

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matty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
matty (21)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

For me this is hearty blend which I like. I love packing this stuff in a large pipe with one match you get a big puff of white smoke like from your rifle. Good tobacco taste with the right stuff in the perique department just enough to make you kill anything in your nose and like it. And the price is right!

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Jeremy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jeremy (19)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

When I first opened a recently-sealed mason jar of this stuff (I bought 4oz, but couldn't wait to try it - so it isn't aged), I noticed a weird and wonderful aroma kind of like fresh peat and a hint of vinegar. I know others have mentioned the vinegar smell, and it is there, but it goes away on lighting and there is no vinegar flavor I can tell. [EDIT: As I progress through my supply I notice this smell basically goes away after the first few bowls, so I recommend leaving the tin or jar open for a little bit when you first unpack it.]

It packed very well, and lit easily. It burns evenly and smoothly, with no tongue bite. The nicotine in this is stronger than what I usually have been smoking, a VA flake, which I assume comes from the perique. The perique is not so pronounced as some VA/Per I have tried, which is good since I enjoy the spiciness and depth of the Per without being so overpowering (although it is strong...)

The first 1/3 bowl was odd, with a definite earthy taste, but as the bowl burnt down it mellowed into a truly enjoyable experience. The tobacco burns quickly, but not hot, which is interesting. In fact, it is one of the cooler burning blends I have tried.

All in all, if you like VA/Per blends but want a rich flavor without being dominated by the perique, I recommend this blend heartily.

EDIT: This has become one of my favorite blends. I don't get tired of it.

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smokey Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smokey (120)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

Another really fine blend from C&D. There is a subtle sweetness from the Virginias that is almost (but not quite) overshadowed by the Perique. I like Bayou Morning in a medium size briar or cob and my favorite time to smoke it is in the morning. The Perique is kind of a wake-me-up, much like a good cup of coffee. This is a bit of a tamer version of Haddo's in strength and nicotine content. Bob and Craig, you done good! Four stars.

Update Oct. '07- Aging has caused the flavors of the VA and Perique to meld, making a mellower blend than the original. Whether this is good or bad depends on the taste buds of each individual smoker. Personally I liked it as there are plenty of VA/Pers with a stout Perique presence. When I speak of those, I'm talking about something like Bayou Night. I like both genres and I also like the fact that C&D makes them both available. BM is still a four star blend.

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Tobacco Saves Lives Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tobacco Saves Lives (31)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A little swampy smelling, and very earthy. If you like the peaty end of the spectrum, this may be for you.

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AI Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AI (3)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

The red stoved Virginia and the perique were of high quality and offered a mild and very enjoyable smoke. The tin that I tried had aged about a year half before I broke the seal. I will definitely buy a few more tins and set a few of them back to age for 3 years.

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Ian Weeks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ian Weeks (36)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One imagines a Bayou Morning filled with much swatting of varieties of mosquitos so often in fact it would prevent a man from really enjoying the pipe itself. Sadly were it the namesake Bayou Morning that he was smoking as the blend isn't bad at all.

The tin note is not extraordinarily fragrant as many of my favorite VA VA/perique blends are, but the Virginia and perique is unmistakable. The note is light, sweet, organic, and fun.

In the pipe and lit the flavor and balance is modestly balanced and the perique content lends to the sweet VA profile. All and all a pedestrian blend for me that is a decent smoke that doesn't fatigue the palate. I see no fireworks as this is not a complex blend but a fine smoke indeed.

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traveler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
traveler (40)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Smoked at 8 months after sealed storage.

There are lots of Virginia Perique blends to choose from including a few bulk blends like this one. Among the choices, Bayou Morning is good but not exceptional. Not much of the classic Virginia sweetness is present and there is a bit more Perique than I like. The aroma has a vinegar smell even when dry but is not noticable in the smoke.

If you prefer a ribbon-cut to a broken flake and like your Virginia zipped up with Perique's tartness and punch rather than in a cased Danish style, this may be one for you since it has a nice even cut and no humectants or obvious casing.

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Rusty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rusty (38)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

On initial presentation, Bayou Morning extends a simple invitation. The silky ribbony texture, a mellow, sweet-and-sour pouch aroma suggestive of dried fruit, forecast a flavorful experience, and that's what you get. Nothing fancy. Good, sweet virginias with a little spiciness from the perique. Steady, even burning with no harshness or bite. Not the driest smoke I've ever had, it always seemed to finish out with a wet dottle at the end, but no problem. The delicious flavor easily makes up for it. I could smoke this exclusively, were I so inclined.

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huffnpuff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
huffnpuff (44)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is some good vaper blend,I bought a pouch of this stuff and wished I could buy more . The aroma is a fig plum with a weak weak weak ketchup aroma. I lit it and the virginia was sweet and the perique was in the back ground and very consistant.

For me it is a mild vaper compared to Louisana red from pipes and cigars as far as I know so far but a high quality tobac. I am going to buy more soon probably half lb. since I am still trying vapers . very recommended.

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Collezionista Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Collezionista (59)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Like the other Runowski blends I've tried, Bayou Morning is strong, simple and full of natural tobacco flavor. No frills, just pure relatively unadultered American tobacco. Brash and boisterous Virginias smattered with peppery Louisiana Perique hit the palate like a 5 locomotive freight train until it fades, chugging and clanking into the distance, at the bottom of the bowl. Some might call that monochromatic but I call it a damned good smoke. While I too like my share of heady English blends, this stuff never fails to satisfy. Along with Old Joe Krantz and Haunted Bookshop, Bayou Morning has earned a spot in my all day rotation. I look forward to trying more of Bob's blends, as those I've tried so far have been right up my alley.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A good tobacco, neither powerful as Dunhill Navy Rolls or Three Nuns, nor tasteful as Treasures of Ireland Limerick, but this is something you can smoke everyday and feel comfortable with. All in all it's a light blend considering its components, and never boring because the Perique jumps in and out throughout the bowl.

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ajaj Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ajaj (69)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

For now, BM is my VAPER of choice. It's different from the tinned flake version in that the virginias are not stoved. The perique makes it's presence known from the first light just about all the way to the end. If one were to mix Briar Fox and perqiue one could come close to BM. This favorite of mine is fantastic as the first morning smoke with a cup of coffee. Escudo has nothing on this wonderful VAPER. I will always have some on hand.

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zulujerk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zulujerk (134)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

One of the first tins I bought as a new pipe smoker was Bayou Morning Flake. To this day, out of the twenty or so tins I've smoked, that remains my favorite. I decided to go bulk because I found a website offering the 067 Bayou Morning at 16oz for $25, and I figured the ribbon cut would be mostly familiar to the flake.

I was entirely wrong on that count. The taste here is less sweet and more earthy, which was noticeable from the aroma the moment I opened the package. Although I much rather prefer Haddo's and Escudo's, you should keep in mind that I've only been smoking for a few months now--so my palette likely prefers the more sugary taste of Virginias.

The perique is well proportioned, it lights and burns quite easy and smooth, and is clearly a product of quality. Any smoker with an interest in VA/Perique blends should definitely give this a shot.

But to be honest, it isn't what I was expecting, and I'm getting a bit tired of it all. I've been smoking this stuff religiously now for about two weeks--three to four bowls a day and it seems I'll never quite get done. I guess I was too ambitious..but still, for the price that I paid for this quality blend, I'm more than happy at the results.

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Jakob Kiilerich Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jakob Kiilerich (118)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is my first attempt on a Cornell & Diehl blend. I am very fond of Vapers such as Escudo and Elizabethan, and thought therefore I'd try some American stuff. This is very good and very non-British/European..

The unusual cut makes the tobacco hard to prepare and quite difficult to light up, but when that's done, the tobacco burns very slowly and develops deep, musty and dark sub-notes.

It is not very complex. Compared to English Vapers which are much more delicate with their high notes, Bayou is more masculine and rough. The absence of artificial humectants makes C&D appealing to me. This is a nice change of pace for me, and I will be exploring the C&D line some more.

Jakob Kiilerich, Denmark

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The Keeper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Keeper (112)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Update: 05/16/05. While cooking on the grill I popped the mason jar lid on a year old store of Bayou Morning. This has become an amazingly rich, flavorful, nutty and spicey blend. All cigarette and "thin" tobacco taste is lost to deep and bright flavors. I never had the pleasure of the original Escudo but descriptions of that seem to coincide with the layers of sweet, nutty, and spiced flavors here.

I decided to welcome the first day of summer, 2004, with my first smoke of Bayou Morning. This mix is about a month old now, and I have more aging.

I agree with others that upon loading the pipe, the appearance and aroma seem rather staid. Not the hallmark blast of grassy stewed figs that most perique/VA blends exude.

Upon lighting, there was a slightly sour/bland note. Not promising, I thought. I suspected I had perhaps either gotten a bad batch or stored my sample improperly.

No chance. The smoke soon began pouring out the flavor and aroma of manly man tobacco graced by natural sweetness and just a touch of pepper. It is a supple smoke that awakens the palate. Very few "morning blends" have ended up being so for me. This one, I could see as an AM bowl. Not harsh or strong. Halfway through the Perique kicks up but is still flavorful vs. damaging. This weed never once bit or gurgled. SMOOTH.

What amazes me about the world of the pipe is that so many variations on very similar base ingredients can be had. While still VA/Perique, this is markedly differnt from Stratford, Dorchester, 3 Friars, Redwood, and even a powerhouse like Haddo's. This fills that niche for all those who want a very straight forward VA/P smoke without the "refinement" of the UK offerings yet without the devestating strength of perique powerhouse brews.

While I personally may not smoke it all the time (just due to my unfocused tastes), I give it 4 stars due to the quality of ingredients and strength of their composition.

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Blade Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blade (6)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Bayou Morning is good morning, noon and night. Comes ready to smoke in a ribbon cut that is easy to pack and burns well.

The first portion of the smoke is piquant and zesty, as the bright VA and perique sing out their tart, spicy flavors. After a good ash layer is formed, the stoved component adds a mellow sweetness to blend with the now fruity perique and light VA?s zest.

This smooth blend of flavors continues until near the end of the bowl, when the perique overcomes the VA?s and emits a deep stewed fruity flavor to finish the smoke. Very enjoyable finish.

Really good VA/perique with just the right amount of perique spice and virginia flavor. This blend is one of the lightest in terms of perique and would make a good introductory choice for the uninitiated.

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Mr. Dottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Dottle (162)
★☆☆☆
Medium None Detected Full Tolerable

I had a similar experience to SaltySailor, i.e., the first several puffs were great then this blend took a turn south for me. It may have been too much perique and not a heavy ?nic hit.? I gave it a fair chance but the story was the same in several pipes on different days. I found it grew harsh and spicy and it drowned out the pleasurable taste that I experienced in the first several puffs. My palate did not care for what may have been an excess of perique in my sample. If you like perique this is for you, not me.

I rate this tobacco 5.0 out of 10

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SaltySailor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SaltySailor (2)
★★☆☆
Strong Very Mild Full Tolerable

I wanted to step out of my normal latka comfort zone and try something new, different. Bayou Morning fit the bill and then some. I ordered mine direct from our sponsor (golf clap)... Wow! The first impression upon opening the tin was very pleasent on notes of color, texture and scent. I removed a ribbon and aired it a bit while I cleard the harbor mouth and headed out into the channel. Centered in the traffic lane, I loaded up my 98 Nording Beaver and added heat. The first draw was pleasing and oh so very smooth. The second draw felt like I had a ball of velvety smoke in my mouth with an ever so slight nutty taste, ah a pleasure! The third draw hit me, like surfing down the face of a forty footer in a fource 7 gale. I could only hope to steer to the trough without broaching her. I had to set the pipe down. I was firm about picking it up again as soon as my head cleared, which took a full minute. But, alas, too much woman for me lads. Ill have to come back at her again when I return to port.

Salty Sailor

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CaptnDan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CaptnDan (242)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

First of all, this is a very aptly named tobacco. It actually has a sweet aroma that reminded me of a morning on the bayou in Louisiana.

If you are looking for a nice light Va/Per smoke where the Perique doesn't overpower the Va leaf, this could be it.

Not overly complex, this is a good all-day smoke, as advertised.

Like a morning on the bayou, it's relaxed and easy.

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mainspring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
mainspring (27)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

What a great tobacco this is! There is a slight sweetness of stoved Virginia with just the right amount of Perique. Wow! This is one of my favorites! It seems to do everything just right. It lights and burns well all the way down the bowl - never bites. It has a very nice but mild complexity to it and is always smooth and smokes cool. I can't seem to smoke this one too much. One word of caution. Keep this bag of tobacco away from your cat. One of ours went crazy over the bag and would not leave it alone. She insisted on rubbing and laying on it! The bag had to be placed in a closet to keep it away from her. I must say that I do not detect any catnip! Mr. Tarler of C&D says he has not experienced this dilemma at his shop. Highly Recommended!!

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chaplikc Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chaplikc (135)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I love virginia perique blends and this is very good! I realy prefer the moisture levels in the Cornell and Diehl blends and this one was just right when I recieved it. This is a full, woodsy blend with a decent hit of perique. Another thing I noted about this blend is the ease in which this packs in any size bowl. I definately think that this would be a good blend to stock up on and age for a while. The flavor and smoothness of this blend improved after only a few weeks of aging. This has alot of potential! Highly recommended for the virginia perique lover!

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BriarLaw Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BriarLaw (85)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This tobacco really fills a niche! Here is what I mean: I love full VA tobaccos, particularly in the fall/winter when full flavors really warm the soul. Sort of like crackling fireplaces, roasted chestnuts . . . (you get the picture). It is this time of year when I turn from high-end Burleys (Barbary Coast, MacBaren London Blend) and other warm-weather tobacco, to Latakias and VA flakes.

The "problem" (I hate to use that word) with flakes, is that they are slow-burning and take lots of time to smoke. And time is not always something I have alot of to spare; although it is great when I do.

This C&D blend has wonderful full VA taste and body, with hints of spicy Perique. The beauty with this tobacco, however, is that the cut (ribbon) makes it an easy and relatively quick burn. So you can have the taste of a VA flake, with the convenience of a ribbon tobacco. And don't be fooled by the appearance and pouch aroma. Both are sort of basic (kind of boring). This tobacco is all about flavor!

So for you folks who like VA flakes, but don't always have the time to savor a flake, try this!

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Darwin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darwin (101)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Original review (09/14/2003)

What a pleasant surprise Bayou Morning turned out to be. I ordered a sampler from C&D 4 months ago and sealed them in Mason jars to meld and age a little.

Today I popped Bayou Morning and filled my Radice Rind billiard. It is a fairly dry ribbon cut that is a heterogenous mixture of light to dark brown. The smell is of tobacco with a slightly sweet smell that could be a topping of some type or maybe just Virginias.

The flavor is sweet and spicy. Obviously, the blend is composed of quality Virginias and perique. I really didn't expect to like this blend as much as I do. I like the full, straight forward flavor. There is nothing subtle here, just good quality Virginias with just enough perique to bring out the flavor of the Virginias. I would highly recommend this tobacco to any VA/perique fancier.

Traditionally, I have always mixed a little perique with McClelland 5100 for a nice VA/perique ribbon cut. Bayou Morning could take its place in my rotation, only time will tell. I only rate this 3 stars because I prefer a flake tobacco.

Update (12/20/2009) A couple of weeks ago I opened 8oz. of bulk Bayou Morning that I sealed in a Mason jar over 6 years ago. What a magnificent blend it has become, with striking, but rounded and pleasant flavors. It compares with any Va/perique I've smoked. The tobacco smells of ripe fruit. Upon lighting the flavors are classic sweet/sour found in well blended Va/periques. I have another 8oz. I sealed the same day that I will continue to age. Now C&D sells their bulk in sealed tins so there's no excuse for not putting some away today.

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Paddy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Paddy (125)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

A perfect companion to Three Friars, but markedly different. Here the Virginias are brown and toasty, and the overall taste is sweeter on the back of the tongue. The Perique is there, but I find it restrained. The flavor and quality of the tobacco are extraordinarily good. I detect a sweetener that is probably not neutral, but it is used so sparingly that it is difficult to identify. Yet, it adds a nuance that complements the Virginia. The overall effect is a sweet, mild, toasty Virginia with a light Perique tang and no bite. This is also a beautiful tobacco to handle and pack, as is Three Friars. It is a bit on the dry side, and can take a firm pack, and it burns a long, long time. This is a slow sipping Va./Perique lovers tobacco. Midway through the smoke we are hitting the Perique zone and getting very, very close to Escudo. Bayou Morning and Three Friars are likely to become my first choices for a ribbon cut Va./Perique. Blast! Now I am compelled to sample even more of the C&D tobaccos, especially their Perique blends. Highly recommended. Paddy.

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BrittPark Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrittPark (41)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

Nice easy to pack ribbons on the light side colorwise. Lights and burns well. Good creamy smoke (almost chewable). Flavor is pure tobacco, slightly sweet, slightly peppery. Not particularly nuanced but I find nuanced tobaccos kind of tedious. Give me good easily detected tastes any day. First class Virginia/Perique blend.

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fourshephards Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fourshephards (51)
★★★★
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

This is another superb Bob Runowski mixture.His intention in working this up was to create a VA & Perique "without training wheels". Let me be the first to say publicly that Bob has succeeded.

Bayou Morning is a straight forward VA/Perique mixture - no 100 piece orchestra here with nuances and arpeggios (sp?). I would liken this more to a 4-piece chamber ensemble - beautiful to listen to but uncomplicated. Bayou Morning comes straght at you from the start with a semi-sweet and spicy flavor that remains consistent from first light to last puff. The sweetness of the bright VA does develope a little as you progress, but it seems that the VA is not as sweet as some and that is a good thing as the perique lends its own savory cooking mushrooms presence. I attempted to see what kind of tongue bite I could receive by puffing vigorously and sure enough I got that tingle/burn at the back of my throat reminding me to show a little respect.

One matter of note - Bayou Morning DGT's like absolutely NOTHING I have ever tried before. DGT'ing reveals a creamy and rich/sweet smoke that will make me DGT as a matter of practice with this excellent mixture.

I'd give it a solid 4 out of 5.

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