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Simple yet unique, heady yet versatile, elegant but still packing a whollop, we think you'll find this killer Virginia blend much as the settlers of the Old West found its namesake. Presented as a ready rubbed so it's quick to pack and smooth on the draw.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1911)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Derringer.

Note: from bulk, not a tin.

The blend's been rubbed to a coarse ribbon of medium brown and a few yellows. The aroma from the blend is an expected straight Virginia, and my moisture's good.

Derringer gives a rich tasting, Virginia, smoke. There's a pleasant sweetness, some of the usual grass and hay, and a fruitiness which gains strength throughout a bowl: for the first part of a bowl all the flavours are well rounded with one another, but towards the end the fruity character dominates. With casual puffing the temperature's medium, but if the pipe's strained it becomes a bit hot. Stressful puffing also causes it to bite.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

For flavour, alone, Derringer easily achieves four stars, but the heat and bite reduce this to three.


Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Milverton

Age When Smoked: New

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10 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (123)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Another paid sample from the 2018 Chicago Pipe Show. Pure Virginia's, relatively mild, very tasty, I loved this one. The best testament I can make for this baccy is that I'm going to buy more. If you love light Virginia's, you can't go wrong with Derringer (great name, by the way!).

Keep on Piping!

Purchased From: 2018 Chicago Pipe Show

6 people found this review helpful.

Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (102)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

SIMPLE it is. Straight-forward, all natural Virginia tobacco taste. Grass/hay and a little earth, but not a whole lotta sweetness. Easy smoker and pretty well-mannered. Closer to medium than to mild. Just pack it in a pipe, light it, and smoke it. SIMPLE.

A little "oomph", but not a "whollop".

Age When Smoked: BULK

6 people found this review helpful.

ATW Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ATW (89)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

While I havent had too many Cornell and Diehl straight virginia blends that I have really enjoyed, Derringer is one that I have been surprised by.

The aroma is sweet and slightly grassy. From first puff to last its sweet with some citrus and a nuttiness that you get from some darker Virginia's, but mostly just a nice virginia overall flavor. Towards the bottom i get a black pepper flavor and spice. It burns cool and clean with no bite.

So far this is one of the best offering for a straight virginia from Cornell and Diehl. According to a YouTube video from them about casing vs toppings, Derringer is cased with sugar. The casing along with the stoved brights sweeten and smooth this blend out. It reminds me of Sam Gawith Best Brown Flake with the nutty character but not as full. A great all day Va that wont burn you tastes out.

1 person found this review helpful.