Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique (2023)

CORNELL'S DIEHLS SMALL BATCH BLENDS ARE HANDCRAFTED IN SMALL QUANTITIES. BY OUR EXPERT BLENDERS RIGHT HERE SOUTH CAROLINA Our tribute to the Old Belt. Carolina Red Flake with Perique showcases two remarkable flue-cured grades — heirloom 2013 Virginian Reds and matured 2019 Georgian Red Orange leaf elevated by a generous portion of genuine St. James Perique. Balancing deep undertones of port wine and stone fruits with highlights of pepper, spice, and citrus, it's rich. deep, and complex. It's how a Virginia/Perique flake should be.
Notes: Released August 2023 with production limited to 16000 tins.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Series Small Batch
Blended By Jeremy Reeves
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 2 oz tin weight
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 17, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant
A terrific vaper. Tin note is stewed fruit with bit of hayloft and bread. The perique, is out of this world. Sweet and tart dates, a bit meaty, earthy, vegetal, almost like a heavy bed of moss at times, I suppose you could call it umami. There isn’t much pepper or spice, but lots of body and I get a hayloft/barnyard essence. Terrific perique. Deep red virginias, I get lots of sweet grass, a very light citrus, fair shake of bread and malt. Red virginias don’t always agree with my palate and vice versa, but these reds are extremely tame, while still bringing an abundance of rich flavour. As vapers go, this is special. I am no C&D fanboy, but this one blew my socks off. Really nice. Shane Ireland and Jeremy Reeves hyped this blend up so much they essentially brainwashed me into buying it. I was skeptical, at first, but I am happy to eat crow here, as this is indeed the best perique I have ever smoked. I really wish I got more, much more. 5 stars.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 18, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Tin note of spiced figs, raisins and hay. Tobacco is a broken flake of reddish tan, brown and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great, no drying needed. Rubs out with a little bit of an effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is medium and nic is mild to medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to strong and mostly consistent, with notes of dry dark fig, floral, zesty citrus peel, wood, tangy spiced plum, mild vinegar, fermented hay/vegetation, savory, bready, rich, a sweet earthy/grassy background note, and a moderately peppery retro. Virginia is leading with Perique supporting. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.
Pipe Used: Peterson Bard Rusticated 221
Age When Smoked: 4 months
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