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Notes: This was an Atlas Blending Corp. mixture. Cornell and Diehl bought the rights of all their old recipes.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (328)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought this just to sample some of the blending burleys out there, and I suspect this is a component of several C&D blends due to the taste. It has a fairly distinctive and pleasant earthy burley flavor. It is slightly sour and slightly bitter. I found it a pleasant and easy smoke. It was very cool burning for me. In terms of strength, it is more mediium than mild.

If you want an untopped Burley to try, this is one with some good flavor. I can believe it would blend very nicely with a sweet Virginia or provide some body to a blend that is "thin."

8 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

This is a much milder blend than I thought it would be. I was planning to beef up some stringy Virginia blends that I have with it, but the idea ended quickly after I sampled a bowl of 518 straight. I am really not sure about this tobacco. It had a very light, almost airy taste with little nicotine punch. I am considering using it as a cutter for some of my more powerful aromatic blends to ease back on the heavy taste of the flavoring.


6 people found this review helpful.

Demetri Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Demetri (113)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

"A combination of Burleys that we put through a proprietary process that we also use as a component in many of our blends. Whether smoked straight, paired with a fine Virginia, or used as a cooling component in your blend, this is some of Kentucky and Tennessee's finest. "

The above is from the C&D website description. Although I did try a cob-load straight just to see what it's taste profile was I would say it's a blender for sure. Just good burley goodness and a cut far, far above the faux bagged stuff pretending to be pipe tobacco but really is cigarette tobacco dodging taxes.

I have used this to cut SG Squadron Leaders Lakelands (which I do not favor) and render it more to my liking.

I have also mixed this 50/50 with C&D Bright Virginia Ribbon (another blender, good as a stand alone too) for nice, down to earth, pleasurable smoke.

Pipe Used: Briars and corncobs

Age When Smoked: Current production

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6 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2192)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

This dry tasting burley has a fair amount of earth with a minor wood note, and a slight hint of nuts, molasses and cocoa. The nic-hit is very mild. Won't bite, and probably won't get harsh unless you puff it fast. Burns clean and a little fast with a consistent, very monochromatic flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has a dry, bland after taste. An all day, innocuous smoke that was made for blending purposes, but not really much for smoking straight. Two stars as it is, three for being a mixer.


5 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1706)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Burley Ribbon Cut.

It's a fairly slight, medium brown, nicely hydrated, blend in the pouch.

The smoke from it's straightforward: no frills, nothing flashy, but nothing too boring: mild Burley. There's not a great deal to say regarding the flavour, really, it's steady throughout a bowl. The burn's medium in speed, is fairly cool, and there's no bite to be had from the smoke.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Levent Meer'

Age When Smoked: New

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2 people found this review helpful.

PuffPuffLive Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PuffPuffLive (19)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Burley ribbon cut. The name says it all. This is a blending tobacco that is all it claims to be. A simple un-topped burley that can be mixed with other components. The flavor is neutral burley. The cut is consistent and a somewhat thin ribbon. Nutty burley flavor, producing a cool, thick smoke.

I love to mix this tobacco with goopy aromatics that don’t want to stay lit. It greatly improves the smoking experience, and it still let’s the toppings shine through.

I’ll give this one 4 stars. It’s a boring straight burley, but that’s exactly what it is supposed to be. Don’t smoke it on its own and expect an “experience,” because you won’t get it.

1 person found this review helpful.

DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DK (850)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Based on a single bowl smoked straight and a few blending experiments. Not nearly enough for an intelligent "review" but enough for me to jot down some thoughts. Thanks to a very good internet friend for the opportunity.

Ribbon cut as per the name, this is about as straight a burley as you can find. There may be a hint of cocoa, but what stands out is a very earthy, very dry and rather bitter burley flavor. This forms the base of many C&D burley blends, as the signature flavor is ever present. A little milder and less rough than many of their blends and even many of their less adorned burley blends. I found it to be lacking as a straight smoke and there are literally dozens if not hundreds of tastier burleys out there. Smoke it slowly or it will get even more bitter. As a blender, it helped a couple of aromatics I had lying around to taste more like tobacco and less like PG. I could see this as a competent burley blending tobacco but, again, there are better blends out there for this. If you enjoy the C&D signature flavors, you'll find much to enjoy here. I prefer others.

1 person found this review helpful.