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A skillful blend of the finest Virginia ribbon, latakia, rough cut burley and unsweetened black cavendish provide the ultimate in natural English blends.

Notes: This was an Amar Blends Co. mixture. Cornell & Diehl bought the rights of all their old recipes.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByAmar Blends Co.
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Virginia
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Medium
None Detected, Very Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (134)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Another high-quality American English from Cornell & Diehl. I can't tell if the subtle sweetness is due to some very small amount of top coat or just the blending magic of C&D. As other reviewers have commented, C&D are experts in burley blends. Although there is some light Virginia present, I detect the signature burley more than the Virginia.

This blend is somewhat like "Old College" from the same tobacco team, but with less latakia. For that reason, I slightly prefer it over Big Ben. Here, the latakia is not a significant player, but it is present throughout the smoke. Relaxing and satisfying, Big Ben is a winner.

Govern Yourself Accordingly.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I actually smoked this blend back in the very early 2000's when it was made for Uptown's by C&D. A skillful blend of the finest VA ribbon, Latakia, rough cut Burley and unsweetened black Cavendish. An American style presentation of the leaf much like Barking Dog; not a great deal of flavor but just enough to allow multiple bowls to be smoked in a day without palate fatigue.

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