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The Haunting is unlike many other cigar leaf-based pipe tobaccos, which often contain Latakia — instead, The Haunting consists primarily of cigar leaf and Virginia tobaccos, showcasing the delicious cigar notes and complementary sweetness of the Virginias. It's a blend that bridges the gap between cigars and pipes, catering to cigar and pipe smokers alike.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeCigar Leaf Based
ContentsCigar Leaf, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable to Strong, Strong
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Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (140)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

While it is young (tinned on 9-28-19) it seems to be a blend which reacts differently depending on bowl size.

The tin note has a cigar smell. There is also a little bit of hay/sweetness. The moisture level seems great. Its a ribbon cut and you can tell the different tobacco components. My tin has some twigs in it, which I'm guessing are from the cigar leaf.

Easy to pack and light.

The first bowl was a very small canadian which I use as a taster for Va/Vaper. In this bowl it was very spicy from first taste. Peppery to the point it felt like some Perique might be in there. The roof of my mouth tickled throughout the bowl. The taste was a mild cigar. I didn't pick up much of the VA at all in the small bowl.

My next bowl was in a Fat Author with a much larger bowl. In this bowl, the VA had a chance to shine and I picked up more sweetness. In this bowl its a very well balanced blend where the cigar leaf acts to add a great "highlight" to a VA strong blend. It burned great with just relight at about 3/4 point.

Wife said the room note was cigar. She actually thought I was smoking one inside which is usually against our agreement. I let her smell the tin and she wrinkled her nose.

I'm interested to see if with some age what the VA will do. I'm hoping the sweetness will develop more and some more depth to the blend. I'll be smoking it in larger bowls at this point.

Pipe Used: Small Bowl Canadian and Fat Author

Age When Smoked: a couple of weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

DragonBriars Josh Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DragonBriars Josh (3)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong

The new buzz on the town and my thoughts (review). Most of us pipe smokers started smoking sticks of some sort. For many people our first pipe tobacco experience may have been a Virginia. I for one can justify the pursuit of perfecting a crossover to appease both the hankering for both a cigar and a pipe. Here lies the problem. Many of us have evolved into much more of a connesuier of both and we seek the best of the best. This blend is a step in the right direction for sure. It is both a good Virginia blend and a good cigar leaf, but it is by far not the best of either. That being said, I think this is a great blend for someone out there who likes a good cigar or a good Virginia. It's a solid blend and I recommend trying it if you have the opportunity. The Virginias have a nice sweet that melds with the sweet of the cigar leaf but it loses any flavor it might have brought to the table. No citrus, no grass or hay, no fruit. The complexity comes at an even keel throughout the whole smoke. It is proportionately perfect in that aspect. Rich, robust and creamy. Stays lit perfectly out of the tin. I think this will age well for sure and I can't wait to crack my second tin in 5 to 10 years. If it were available all the time would I run out and buy it to have in my rotation? Nope. But that's just me. I prefer better cigars, and better Virginias. And kept separate. When I want a cigar I want a cigar and when I want VA, it's going in my pipe.

Pipe Used: No name meerchaum, Dragon Briars various designs

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Gifted

Similar Blends: Nothing that I have tried yet. Maybe Samois.

3 people found this review helpful.