Cornell & Diehl Mild English

As the name implies, this blend of Burleys, unsweetened Black Cavendish, and Latakia is an impeccable choice for a morning smoke or for those who are beginning to experiment with English blends.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Craig Tarler
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type English
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Latakia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.60 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 30, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I note the description here is different from what's in C&D's catalog and the websites selling it - like They mention burley, unsweetened black Cavendish and Latakia. Regardless, the name describes the blend well - it's a mild English. I taste a little bit of Latakia and some burley-ish, but not really nutty like a burley blend. The flavor didn't wow me at first, but it grew on me. I liked it - no bite, not hot. It's not my favorite, but I liked it, and I'll keep it in the rotation when I'm looking for something like this.
Pipe Used: Dunhill series 2
Age When Smoked: Fresh from dealer
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 05, 2017 Mild to Medium None Detected Full Pleasant
I'm a beginner pipe smoker. Smoked cigs for many years. I started with Lanes TK-6, a cherry blend but have decided to give an English blend a try so I ordered a pound of C&D mild English. At first it didn't seem so mild to me. It seemed to be pretty strong for a blend labeled mild. After smoking several bowls of it I think I'll be smoking a lot more English tobacco. Maybe I'll try some other English blends. I just hope other English blends aren't to bitey for me. C&D Mild English is a great tasting blend to me. I'm looking forward to experimenting with other English blends. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

8/2/17 Update on review I have tried quite a few other blends from C&D but I always come back to Mild English. It's the only thing I smoke now. I like the fact that it's mild and easy to smoke. It taste great too. It's mild enough that I can smoke it all day and never have to worry about a sore tongue. Not sure what it is about it, but I think it's the mixture of burley, Latikia, and cavandesh that does it for me and there seems to be enough neutral cavandesh in it to make it very mild and pleasant to smoke. I like it. Call me a light weight if you like but I enjoy smoking my pipe and like to be able to smoke it and enjoy it without tongue bite and without that feeling in the throats that often comes with the stronger blends. I love this stuff!
Pipe Used: Peterson bent egg, Peterson Army
PurchasedFrom: Tobacco
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 07, 2015 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Another sampling from the brothers of briar bombing I recieved.

Not too much to say here. Good tin note. Cut is a nice ribbon that is devoid of stems and such. Easy to pack and light. The aroma is nice if you like Latakia. The taste is great, slightly sweet and woodsy. Not a very strong mixture. It's a good mild English blend that is well made. The description is spot on here, good morning smoke or a good dip of the toe for a new English smoker.

I like it, and would recommend it to a newer smoker getting started on English mixtures.
Pipe Used: Varied billiards
PurchasedFrom: BoB gift
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Feb 25, 2010 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I called in to C&D, and spoke to a gent about switching into their English blends from some other light english, and a few lingering aromatics. I ordered a sample pack of 6 blends, and this led the list. Being that what little they've forgotten about blends is probably more than I know, I simply asked the gent to pick out 6 of the "light english / all day" varietyto sample (C&D sent 015, 068, 101, 412A, Bed & Breakfast, and Good Morning)

The order on Monday morning arrived on a Wednesday afternoon via US Priority Mail. The sample packaging was in heavy duty ziplock bags with a Cornell and Diehl label, see uploaded photo.

I gave this tobacco it's first firing in a good sized meerschaum that was well cleaned prior to smoking, to attempt to narrow down the flavor, etc. to this blend alone.

The taste simply wasn't to my liking in this blend, and there was definitely more tongue bite than with other blends. I did find if I went into "slow smoke competition" [lack of] speed, I could alleviate all of the bite, but that is not my preferred pace.

While the aroma was fine, the taste simply wasn't what I personally was looking for. Add to that more bite than I was used to, and I decided to drop this into storage for a bit.

About three weeks later, I gave this a try in a fairly new Peterson System pipe, which I'd only used for similar blends. Again, not what I was looking for.

I believe in the company, and think this blend may well suit others. It simply wasn't to my taste, so I will pass along the remainders to other fellow pipemen, to allow them to try the blend as well.

Once I find some of the blends I do enjoy, their price rates are quite reasonable for bulk orders.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 07, 2006 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
When I originally spoke w/ Craig about my interest in a mild english blend I had really enjoyed by the owner of what was once Nathan & Son's Tabocconist of Fish Creek, WI (the shop is no longer their as the owner couldn't stand how slow business was in the winter. I heard from a friend at Sobhraims in Fish Creek that he moved his shop to Florida); he commented that C&D probably blended it. So, without hesitation, I ordered a sample. When the package arrived, two days later, I was very excited, to say the least. I had also ordered an 8 oz. tin of Sam's Blend (my new all day smoke with the demise of Black Dawg) and upon looking at the invoice I discovered the 2 oz. sample of #015 Mild English was not listed. I don't know if that was an over-sight, or because I had specifically requested a "very small sample", if the folks at C&D simple gave it to me as a gift. In either case, I patiently waited for the children to go to sleep, so I could savor what I thought was going to be a trip back in time. I was, and still am, a little disapointed. The aroma from the pouch was not the heavier peppery smokiness I remembered. None the less, with a clean a dry pipe I carefully packed a bowl and upon putting match to leaf I instantly tasted young virginias. Clearly not the blend I had hoped for, as I am not a fan of virginias. I found if I puffed slowly I could only very faintly detect a hint of virginia. Of course, puffed mindlessly I started to detect the beginning of tongue bite. Easing back in my computer desk chair and puffing slowly, the bite soon sub-sided, even disappeared. After a quick tamp, and a re-light, I again leaned back in to my chair and really tried to absorb the taste of the blend. Latakia clearly dominates this blend with hints of what I believed was Perique. However, Perique is not mentioned in the description, I still believe I detected it. This does appear to provide a good dose of nicotine. I admit, I haven't eaten dinner yet, and should have waited before sitting down to sample this blend, but I couldn't wait. I sampled this blend in a large bowl, an unknowned briar made w/ nothing more stamped on it then "Made in London, England 206". I enjoyed this blend, but it really isn't what I was looking for, so I'll be talking to Craig again very soon, to discuss an order of samplings of some other of his fine blends.
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