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A rustic blend of black cavendish, red and bright Virginias, a touch of perique, with a bit of honey to sweeten the pot.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild
Extremely Mild (Flat), Mild to Medium
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2044)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Gillingham Mixture.

It includes some fairly coarse pieces, the darker they are in colour the coarser they are. Some of the brighter Virginias could be called Shag, they're much finer. The pouch exudes a sweet, honey, aroma. It feels a little tacky but not 'wet'.

The smokes prominence goes to the black Cav', fruity Virginias, and Burley. The Burley: at first, like the Perique, seems an exorbitantly delicate addition, but the flavour from it develops quickly, and by a quarter the Burley's overtaken the Virginia, equalling the black Cav' in weight. The mildest tobacco's easily the Perique: I get a faint note of vinegar but very little spice, or idiosyncratic flavours. The honey's a mild, but definite, addition, smoothing and sweetening the entire bowl. Gillingham burns nicely: cool, unwavering, needing little maintenance.

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

Gillingham? In no way is this a poor quality blend, it's a pleasant smoke, but it falls into the category of 'boring blends' to me:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

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doc pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc pipes (77)
Very Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

I can only recommend this blend to the newest of smokers, and admittedly that is a dicey call on my part. It is a honey cased VAPer and about 50% black cavendish. The cavendish comes in large chunks. One particular piece that came in my bag was at least 4x2 inches when fully unfolded. The pouch note is all about honey, raisin, and prunes. This blend burns surprisingly dry and few relights were required. Unfortunately, this tobacco is mild to a fault. I cannot give the reader a description of the flavor profile because this was nearly tasteless. I’m completely serious, this was like a ghost smoke. It will not bite, but some fatigue is possible if you go chuffing away chasing some flavor, ANY flavor. Mild in nicotine.

There is nothing offensive about this blend, but it is mind numbingly boring.

Pipe Used: Numerous briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk

Purchased From: SP

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