Cornell & Diehl Folklore

(3.17)
From package: Our story begins with a blend of five distinct flue-cured varietals, ranging from specially processed Red and Orange leaf, to matured, dark Mahoganys and vintage Canadian Brights. Delicate accompaniments of genuine St. James Perique, light smoked Kentuckey, and exotic Kasturi leaf combine to create a rich and elegant flavor with notes of sweet fruit, citrus, warming spices, and woodsy undertones. Each 16oz crumble cake comes packaged in a vacuum-sealed bag nestled within a custom-designed gift box. Further elevating its elegant presentation, each brick also includes a reusable vinyl sticker that you can use to label your glass Mason jars.
Notes: 2023 version only 3000 released: Folklore celebrates five distinct flue-cured varietals: deep Mahogany Reds from 2017, lighter Orange-Red leaf from 2019, lemony 2019 Canadian Brights, and a special selection of 2022 North Carolina tips — a beautifully rich, 13.53 percent sugar-content leaf with exceptional body and character. These top-tier, naturally sweet Virginias are elevated by delicate accompaniments of pure, genuine St. James Parish Perique from Cornell & Diehl's exclusive Perique farm, 31 Farms; lightly smoke-cured Kentucky from 2019; and exotic Indonesian Kasturi leaf from 2015. Pressed and sliced into a 16oz crumble cake, the result is an alluring, fascinating blend unique in its presentation and rich in flavor, offering notes of sweet fruit, citrus, warming spices, and woodsy undertones. 2022 Version only 1000 released: Folklore — celebrates five distinct flue-cured varietals: Orange-Red leaf from 2019, Canadian Brights from 2017, darker Mahogany leaf from 2017, and perhaps most special, 2020 North Carolina tips — the same 13.53 percent sugar-content leaf C&D used in Carolina Red Flake with Perique. These top-tier, naturally sweet Virginias are elevated by delicate accompaniments of genuine St. James Parish Perique, lightly smoke-cured Kentucky, and exotic Kasturi leaf from 2015. Pressed and sliced into a 16oz crumble cake, the result is an exotic blend unique in its presentation and rich in flavor, offering notes of sweet fruit, citrus, warming spices, and woodsy undertones.

Details

Brand Cornell & Diehl
Series Small Batch
Blended By Jeremy Reeves
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Black Cavendish, Cigar Leaf, Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging one pound block
Country United States
Production No longer in production

Profile

Strength
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Medium to Full
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.17 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 16, 2023 Medium to Strong Medium Medium Pleasant
Keeping it simple, C&D Folklore is earthy and presents notes that mostly favor figs and woodsmoke. In the cake, it smells very fruity and good enough to eat, but the smoke is quite different and more earthy. It leaves behind a fig or plum aftertaste.

It is very wet and activates salivation very early on. Depending on your tolerance, it may not be for an empty stomach. (Some may prefer it that way.)
Pipe Used: Savinelli Churchwarden Brown Rusticated
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 11, 2024 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
This review is for the 2023 version.

Appearance: The tobacco is chopped very finely and then compacted tightly into a dense "crumble cake" one-pound brick, in which it's fairly easy to see the different varieties used for the blend. Despite being dense and somewhat dry, the briquette breaks down well and requires virtually no cooking. Drying was also unnecessary in my case, although one can attribute this fact to the fact that the tobacco I received spent some time in an unsealed package.

Flavor: from the jar - dry red wine, cloves, citrus, dried fruit (prunes, raisins), spices, a little smoke. If you pinch off a piece for stuffing and grind it, woody and bread notes are added to the overall bouquet, but without the brioche. Kasturi, perique, and Kentucky clearly play leading notes in the overall flavor, leaving the Virginia to act as a backing note. However, the overall bouquet is not too bright, and none of the notes stands out enough to play solo.

Taste: the first puff deceptively gave only the notes of Virginia and perique - a mixture of woody-citrus notes with some sweetness, light “iron” taste and plum tinge. However, almost immediately they were joined by a spicy-sour taste, a slight bitter almond and nutty note, and some alcohol. A slightly ferruginous perique and the lightest earthy smoky odor from cigar tobacco complete the picture that Jeremy probably wanted to convey: mulled wine from the fire, poured into a metal mug. The overall flavor is calm, moderately dense and rich. The tobacco came together very quickly into a cohesive bouquet, difficult to describe, so I had to smoke almost 50 grams to be able to catch the individual notes. The amount of Kentucky is very low. The perique in the flavor blends quickly with the other tobaccos added as a spice, but is very well felt along with the kasturi on the retrohale, tickling the nostrils and giving off spice. Other than this point, the tobacco does not have any problematic moments or harsh edges. It smokes cool and slow, doesn't bite, is moderately tolerant of overheating, burns out into a light gray dust with no lumps, and leaves some moisture in a bowl. The strength is average or slightly lower - my standard review pipe didn't give me much trouble, and I smoked a large pipe quite calmly. The aftertaste is faint, sweetly woody.

The smoke from the tobacco has a woody-spicy flavor, light but quite persistent in the room.

What's the bottom line? A very nice tobacco that would work well as a dessert tobacco. I've been wanting to try it for a long time, and I'm glad I finally managed to find enough to last me a couple of years.
Pipe Used: Peterson 69, 106, Pub
PurchasedFrom: Smuggled over the ocean
Age When Smoked: 2023
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