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Blending Tobacco. A high grade, air-cured dark Burley from the fields of Kentucky. Mild, but delivering a fine flavor, this versatile leaf performs equally well as a base for your personal mixture experimentation, or a go-to, stand alone smoke.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1113)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

DK's previous review is fairly right on the mark, though I didn't find it as sweet and molasses tasting as Edgeworth Ready Rubbed. I think the Sutliff ERR Match is closer to it. This has a more earthy flavor to it. But the marshmallow, nutty, and slight chocolate notes are here, and it has the full burley taste you're looking for with a little strength. Yes, it's good as a mixer, but I like it on its own. I found it more pleasing with some hydration since it's bone dry when you get it. Burns slower for more flavor that way. If you want true burley flavor, buy this.

4 people found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (670)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant


This was a one ounce sample from a friend that I smoked up in about 2 days. Um... I smoked the tobacco in 2 days, not the friend. Grammar problems! :)

Fairly dark in color and dark and toasty in flavor, this tobacco is the closest taste to Edgeworth Ready Rubbed that I've found. That's a bit odd in that it doesn't have the small amount of Virginia nor the same top dressing that ERR'd has. Still, the two are reminiscent of one another.

This came to me very dry and I felt no need to hydrate. The flavors of burnt marshmallow and toast came through top to bottom. No problems taking or holding a light, no tongue bite, no excessive moisture and excellent flavor. In short, this one was about perfect as a burley and as a tobacco blend of any style. The flavor is of the "nutty" burley variety rather than the "earthy" variety that C&D is known (at least by me!) for. I'm not sure what they did to this one but it's something that I can smoke all day without paying it any mind or that I can sit down and contemplate. Exhaling through the nose elicited further flavor excitement, and I'm amazed that more burley fans that regularly contribute to this site haven't picked up on this one. I parlayed that one oz into a one pound purchase. Excellent and very highly recommended! If you're a burley fanatic, don't wait any longer.

4 people found this review helpful.

CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (88)
Extremely Strong None Detected Very Full Overwhelming

I notice some earlier reviews differ from those of late, and I must say the latter(s) are more accurate. I have smoked my fair share of Edgeworth RR and this is about as close to it as capt. Black white is to Escuado. This dark burley is a horrid acrid excuse of tobacco, it reminds me of a cheap cigar wrapper and that's it. Dry as a bone and unpalatable in any combination. If searching for a base for custom blends, try C&D cavendish cut burley instead.

Pipe Used: St.Claude poker, MM country gentleman

Age When Smoked: current production

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Similar Blends: Cheapest cigar wrapper you've ever had..

1 person found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (424)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is exceedingly harsh and bitter. I've made many attempts to tame this beast, but all have failed. My most extreme effort was rehydrating it by soaking it in Jim Beam and drying to the perfect moisture level. It was a total failure. I give up. I can only assume that this is different from the one reviewed by DK in 2011 because this bears no resemblance to the one he speaks of.

Pipe Used: Many different MM cobs

Age When Smoked: fresh??? bulk

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1 person found this review helpful.

Michael Kindt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Michael Kindt (18)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Overwhelming Tolerable

I bought this for the fabled tobacco blending experiment mentioned in my review of C & D's Byzantium.

This is an ineffectual burley. Simple, with a boozy, whiskey topping at first light, it falls apart quickly into a harsh, tasteless, ashy nightmare.

The problem I detect here is the quality. Normally burley excels at simple and should readily take up and display well a boozy or whiskey flavoring, but this is just flat out crappy weed. This is the stuff they swept up off the barn floor.

You don't pay much for it, but even still you're getting ripped off.

1 person found this review helpful.

The Keeper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Keeper (112)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

I am reviewing several C+D blending tobaccos as a precursor to some blending experiments. I know not many people blend, but these reviews may provide some hints to those wanting to do so.

A good baseline burley - a slight wood taste and aroma of burnt marshmallow. Only a bit nutty and not harsh. Arrived very dry so smokes a bit quickly. A faint hint of cigar towards mid bowl. Enough body to be consumed on its own if you would like. Smokes very cool.

1 person found this review helpful. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note (12)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Strong

Perhaps I received a different blend of C&D's Dark Burley when I ordered it in 2015.

What I got is not mild in nicotine at all, but delivers a kick comparable to a 3/4 bowl of Old Joe Krantz.

It is possible that spillover occurred, and, one burley blend looking a lot like another, some of the famous cube-cut or a more intense burley mix dropped into the recipe.

This tobacco delivers strong, raw flavor. It burns well, smokes clean through, and has a nutty taste with slight bitterness and undertones of cut vegetation. I could smoke this all day and not be displeased, although it lacks the spark of more architected blends.

I see the rating of mild and read the reviews and wonder if I am smoking the same stuff at all. It leaves a bit of a strong room note, and the flavor is like nature itself, pure untamed wildness, but I have to speak up in favor of this tobacco. It is better than most see it as, in my humble estimation.

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

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Phonomet Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Phonomet (41)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is about as close as I want to get to unadorned burley. Maybe my batch sat in a bin too long and lost it's casing, but I didn't pick up on any sweetness. This is real deal burley and has a wonderfully rustic dryness and strength. I mixed a little sweeter burley blend to it and made it perfect. I recommend it to burley lovers and blenders.

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

059 - Dark Burley

Star Rating = 2.75

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 8

Room Note = 8

Flavor = 8

Bite = 7

Burn = 7

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 45

Rated Percentage = 75%

Comment = Good Burley Taste, has a little Burley Bit, has a sweet After Taste

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