Cornell & Diehl Warped: Until The End

Until the End pipe tobacco is fragrant, comforting, mellow, and rich — a broken flake boasting a combination of top grade sun grown Ecuadorian cigar leaf, Virginias, the same cigar leaf cavendish used in Kings Stride, and a specially selected dark fired Kentucky grade that's a tad less smoky than normal varieties. Also like the wine blend that shares its name, Until the End delivers deep, robust, and earthy flavors, sure to be a loyal companion from the charring light onward.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Jeremy Reeves
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Other
Contents Black Cavendish, Cigar Leaf, Kentucky, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging two ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.29 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 18, 2023 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable
Prep: Moisture was near perfect
One of the most mild cigar blends I have tried, which makes it an excellent entry-level cigar blends.

The Virginia and cigar leaves are well balanced with dark fruit notes from the former and leathery, earthy notes from the latter.
Kentucky is quite slight. It brings some nuttiness but is more noticeable in the retrohale where the kick and bbq-yness comes in. There’s a floral note in this blend that reminds me of Savinelli’s 140, which has dark-fired leaf in it from Italy. So I’m wonder if that’s where the floral notes come from.
Nicotine level- Right at medium
Roomnote- though I enjoy it, bear in mind that the cigar leaf may be prominent enough to be a turn off to others.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 12, 2020 Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable
Until The End is a cigar blend that is mild enough for those who wish to try the genre but aren’t sure they can handle strong tobacco, or they just want something smooth and mild, as cigar blends go. Note also that there is no Latakia in this blend. The reviewed tin is dated 05-19-20. In the tin, moist, well broken flakes feature varietals that run from tan to medium and dark brown, with a tin note like earthy, faintly musty, cigar-ish bread. The ribbons can be plucked straight from the tin, stuffed and smoked, or - better – dried some, then stuffed and smoked. Dried some, it handles, loads, lights and smokes down fine. I am not up to speed on cigar Cavendish, but this blend is mildly earthy, musty and cigar-ish, with added floral whiffs if snorked lightly, and it has a very nice mouth feel. The lot is very well melded, also consistent, top to bottom. I honestly can’t draw a bead on the KY, either, except to say it’s more nutty than smoky, and it has a little of the buttery tannin that I enjoy. The bright/flue cured VAs almost “sparkle” as they temper the mildly peppery cigar spices. There’s plenty of smoke. Strength ramps up to medium, with the nicotine trailing that. Tastes can get past medium if one tugs, as I tend to do. Room note is tolerable. Aftertaste is a lingering trailing off of the best of the smoke.

Until the End surprised me a little, as I was expecting something stronger and bolder. It actually seems like a “luxury” blend to me, in that it’s so smooth and generally civilized. It’s a perfectly good smoke, and I will smoke it all, but for me it does not quite make it to the top of the heap, either in its “class” or overall. 3 stars.
Pipe Used: dedicated cigar blend briars
Age When Smoked: fresh and rested some
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 24, 2021 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
So here we are at the end of the series. The tin art on this tin is really cool, and I know they say to not judge a book by its cover, but I'd buy it for looks alone. When I opened my tin I found semi-broken flakes mostly dark brown in color. When I open my jar back up I smell a fudge brownie mixed with an oatmeal raisin cookie. The Burley is very nutty and chocolatey, the cigar leaf adds earthiness, while black Cavendish adds some toastiness and sweetness. Packs and lights fairly well.

When I have my pipe lit I notice right away that this is a very mellow blend. Nothing in here is going to knock you over. The Kentucky is not as barbecue-y as it normally is, but it's more nutty, chocolaty, earthy, and adds a lot of body. The next thing I notice is the cigar leaf adding floral notes, as well as earth, leather and creaminess. The Virginias add some breadiness and sweetness. Finally the Cavendish unflavored and is very toasty, and adds a nice uplift.

The taste is a medium. Nothing here will try to overwhelm your palate. The strength is a medium. Nothing to strong. All that being said I would classify this as an after dinner smoke. The room note is typical of a Burley blend so cigarettishness is an adjective I would use. It's an interesting take on a blend, but in my humble opinion not one I'm fond of, which is surprising for my usual delight in any Burley blend.
Pipe Used: Rattrays Marlin
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 30, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Cornell & Diehl - Warped: Until The End.

Some of the blend is in flake form but the majority has assumed the construction of VERY coarse ribbons. Overall it appears dark brown, it takes a closer look to identify the fluctuations in colour. The hydration of my tin (dated 04/16/20) is perfect for me; a touch moist but smokable.

I lit a bowl first thing this morning and haven't smoked any other blend today! It isn't a dry, sharp, cigar leaf flavour, but much creamier. Like I said in my Kings Stride review, the Cavendish process has turned the cigar leaf into a more luxurious, butyraceous affair; mild and silky. There's a tad of smoky, musky, Kentucky, but the support slot goes to the sweet, succulent, ripe, Virginias. The burn from it occurs without a hitch, needing only the odd tamp. And the actual smoke? Icy-cold, thick and totally free from bite; to my palate.

Nicotine: just below medium. Room-note: not 'that' bad.

Until The End? I love it! Four stars:

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Volkan
Age When Smoked: 04/16/20
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 03, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
@Moniker nailed his review. I give it 3 stars as an after dinner smoke. Though it's mellow enough for it, the flavor profile would be unfavorable for most gentlemen as a morning smoke.
Pipe Used: Cobbs and briars
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 14, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Never had anything quite like this. It is easy to rate but hard to describe. It checks all the boxes for me. Smells great out of the tin, easy to work with pack and light. It stays lit the whole smoke. Creates a lot of creamy, mouth filling smoke and taste great.
But this is where I can't really come up with a description. It smokes much cooler than most of the tobacco I have tried in the past. It's very mild without being wimpy. It has a great after taste that lasts a couple of hours. But the Cavendish doesn't taste like Cavendish I've had in the past, the Virginia doesn't stand out to me and the Kentucky does not have that in your face kick you would expect.
This is going in my rotation but not replacing anything else because to me it's not like anything else. I get the feeling this will be one I reach for often. I would highly recommend you give it a try.
Pipe Used: Stanwell Diamond
PurchasedFrom: Smoking Pipes
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 02, 2023 Medium None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong



Much like Kings Stride, the chocolate cavendish dominates the tin note with buttery dark chocolate. However here you also get the smokiness of the DFK, mixed with the leathery and mineral Ecuadorian cigar leaf. There's a little bit of an old barnyard smell as well as if the cigar leaf was aged. The Virginias are bearly detectable.


Okay, I have to say that this is the closest I have been to a cigar taste while smoking a pipe. The two cigar leaves used here are at the forefront. You're getting leather, cedar wood, chocolate, and earth. At that point, the DFK kicks in, but you don't get the usual barbeque notes .. the Kentucky here tastes more like a stronger Burley giving you some more smoky walnut creaminess notes. The red Virginias finish off the taste with some dark fruit and subtle sweetness. On the retro-hale you will get the nice cigar white pepper spiciness and leather with a hint of sweetness and barbeque smoke


Flawless. The moisture was on point right from the tin. The broken flake rubbed out within seconds under the caress of my fingers. Gave it 15 minutes to breathe. Packs easy. Took to light quickly. One match charring, one match true. A minimal number of relights was needed. Burned evenly and consistently. The burn was slow and the smoke was cool. Produced billows of smoke.


Imagine you're at a dinner party in 1959. You just finished dessert, and the wives decide to withdraw to the drawing room in order to enjoy their wine. All the men stayed in the dining room for a proper digestivo and converse about the threat of communism. They take their pipes out, some take out their cigar holders and cutters. The host decides to open an old bottle of Glenmorangie. The Glenn Miller record is playing in the background. Paul announces he and Mary are expecting their 5th baby, hopefully, this time it's a girl, as their four boys are a handful. You all cheer and raise your glasses. Your wife checks up on you. You see her peeking into the dining room. Your eyes meet, she smiles warmly, and you say to yourself "Yeap... Today was a good day" thinking ahead to the vigorous lovemaking you two will be engaging in within two hours.

This is what comes to mind when I smoke this tobacco.

It tastes of luxury and simpler times. It's like smoking a Slim Aarons picture. It tastes like hard men and gorgeous women. It tastes like a new car. It tastes like the first beer with your mates Friday after work. It tastes like a 59 Thunderbird cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway, or an Alfa Romeo going down the Amalfi coast. It tastes like the first time watching Goldfinger. It tastes like the first time you asked your wife out on a date. It tastes like seeing Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bouncing on the moon on a black-and-white TV.

For me, this is a bold, end-of-day tobacco, that will smack the unprepared but also lift them to a new level of a smoking experience. You have to pair it with some cognac or whisky. I am also sure a nice aged Port would work here as well. The aftertaste is long, be ready for that.

While this isn't my favorite tobacco, it is there in the front. Will be ordering a few more tins to the cellar.

Pipe Used: 1983 Peterson Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes com
Age When Smoked: 1 years
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