Cornell & Diehl Black Cherry

The same unique wild cherry flavor used in Cherry Jubilee on an all black cavendish base. All of that sinfully rich taste, and none of the calories.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Cornell & Diehl
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish
Flavoring Cherry
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.48 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 12, 2024 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Despite the historic misdeed of founding father George and his violative swinging axe, there exists a rather immense white flowered tree that has borne a significant contribution to both mankind and nature throughout existence. Yielding luscious red-purple fruits, the common cherry tree, as you would have it, has demonstrated a flavorful persuasiveness often found within many simple creature comforts such as delectable jams, savory wines, and ironically even our lovely pipe tobaccos. Carbs, booze, and vice, yes sir!
My gosh, who could possibly fathom more prestigious contributions than these?

Incidentally, the last time I was in my local B&M, which was far too long for my liking, I could not help but abscond with one of these cherry flavored specialties from the likes of Cornell & Diehl. For you see, in that moment my own internal curious George, less the axe of course, was begging wanted attention. So, coming to me and thereby now coming to you, in sweetened smokeable fashion is that proverbial fruit of historical renown within a 100% Black Cavendish aromatic production. Submitted honestly for your thoughtful consideration is the very blend of mention, the wittingly crafted Black Cherry.

How can I best frame the showcased visual perspective here, other than to portray this tobacco as kind of resembling standard-issue Black Cavendish. Plainly, it is decidedly “Cavendishy” and most definitely black in solemness. Well okay, if I were to be completely accurate, there are some modest inflections of steam-riddled browns within the lashed mound of beefy chunks. Additionally, the pictured cut is akin to that which is meaty, mixed, and rough, although you do capture some fleeting evidence of lesser twisted ribbons.

On the concern of moisture, Black Cherry does come refreshed with a considerable amount of conditional tackiness. Therefore, you are compelled to allow the prepared tobacco to experience free air for an extended period of time, and I do mean extended. However, once sufficient dryness has been achieved, discovery reveals that this mixture charters along quite adeptly with the eventual smoking practice.

In seeking a credible sense of its pouched fragrance, you will encounter a rather reserved personage. Specifically, the aroma is daintily touched with a calmed reference to the featured cherry additive, which is not emboldened but more so thin and airy in substantiveness. It pillows the subject nose with a sweet tartness that is endemic to the dark-skinned fruits of note. What generally moves forward is a larger throng of true earthiness and altered wood. And like other Cornell & Diehl Cavendish-based aromatics, there is that enforced customary funk rising from the depths. What is more, a node of bitter sourness swirls to the surface and just a tracing of a sugary element that manifests as though it were a shy vanilla.

To simply categorize what is to be experienced, Black Cherry lends a mild-medium intensity while at the same time projecting a genuine fullness in body. Essentially the taste profile affords a cursory fruity tartness that is acutely melded with a pronounced stream of earthy wooded tang. All in all, a fairly good representation of the best of Cavendish’s limited but native flavor attributes is accurately reflected. And although the strain is generally provincial in nature with respect to distinctive nuance, Black Cherry does nonetheless provide a nice rendition of fundamental Burley based influencing. Realistically, there are in fact glimpses of these standard subtleties that manage to trickle through in the expanded taste profile, especially in the colorizing accents.

With respect to the specifics, a distinct black cherry note floats consistently about the top band of flavor throughout the duration of the bowl. Nevertheless, on the whole, this particular embellishment is rather subdued in a show of true courageousness. Characterizing its relaxed posture further, I find the cherry element to be passively acidic, softly sweet and animated by a pert tart as previously mentioned. As a point of qualified reference, if you have ever enjoyed the fruity goodness of the Bing variety then that is exactly what you will again come to appreciate with the coating’s preferred recognition. The expressive charm of these particular dark-skinned drupes is quite evident. And yes, there is a dry aftertaste that is imparted featuring the influence of cherry-centric passions.

In an exploration of the one-horse component tobacco, some folks tend to argue that Cavendish, per se, has no flavor. And on that qualifying dialogue, I tend to commonly disagree. Granted Cavendish overall is exceptionally limited in its perceivable commenting, but there are undeniable standard properties that can and often do register within blends. As with the case of Black Cherry, the strain deployed sets a principal mood of a darkened woodland to be perfectly clear on this matter. Garnishing this most basic profiled element are measurable observations of sweeter tang, zested spice, toasty sour overtones, an important reckoning of charred smokiness, and a curbed pungent earthy underpinning. In theory and in practice the trueness of Cavendish flavor becomes clearly obvious within this subject mixture as there are no other varietals competing for detection. See my point?

Returning to the aforementioned Burley relevancy, the experienced highlighting denotes the contribution of a frail nuttiness, smoky molasses, and a comforting dash of leafy herbal seasoning. Moreover there is a buttery accent that resonates on the deep bottom trail that borders upon the fringe of brown sugar and caramelized vanilla. In processing all the collective data gathered through the smoking trials, I must profess that this tobacco’s Cavendish moxie is indeed quite noteworthy.

It probably comes as no surprise that Black Cherry, as consumed, generates substantive clouds of admirable dense smoke. Its standard vapor tends to be prodigiously polite in imprint, leaving a lofty fragrance of diluted fruity cherry wrapped within a plainer blanket of earthen dark wooded pungency. Moreover, the witnessed mechanical properties of well-regulated burn for the most part and modest running temperature are experienced. There is no evidence of disturbing bite or annoying nonsense of textural roughness that comes through. The tobacco delivers a mild degree of residual nicotine force in being consistent with positive accommodations. And last, my recommendation is to partake this tobacco in a not so fussy cob to best maximize its inherent flavors.

Finally, I should report that the more I smoked this simple concoction the greater I seemed to find worth in its general presentation. Are you catching my theme here? Unquestionably the blend services well as a nice dessert type finisher to a consumed meal or as a casual indifferent smoking diversion. Furthermore, I foresee Black Cherry functioning as a value-added mixer given the light disposition of applied coating and the Cavendish leaf’s intrinsic melding capacities. Subsequent, it is fair to suggest that if you are seeking a modestly sweet, aromatized Cavendish that brings a bit more inventiveness to its registerable native character, then this one may be entirely suitable for you. 2.8 Pipes
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 18, 2019 Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Hardly has any tobacco taste, outside of some sugar from the black cavendish. The rich, tart, sweet and rather sour black cherry topping has a little depth and barely weakens at the finish. The strength is mild, while the taste is a couple steps past that level. Barely has any nicotine. Won’t bite or get harsh, but may tingle the tongue if puffed fast. May need a moment or two of dry time. Burns a little warm and a tad slower than a moderate pace with a consistent flavor to the end, though there’s a bitter, tart, sour note or two around wrap up time. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs slightly more than an average number of relights. The after taste lightly lingers. Can be an all day smoke. One and a half stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 07, 2015 Very Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant
One of the truly sweetest blends I have ever tasted. I do love a sweet evening smoke and a fellow local pipe club member gifted me a tin of this about a year ago. I just opened it recently. Not at all what I expected. It burned very dry for such a compilation of soaked leaf, and it left a rather bittersweet taste in my mouth everytime i finished up a bowl. My wife and kids loved the smell of this one. I loved the taste!

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 12, 2008 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
For those that gave this a bad review I just don't understand!? When I opened my tin I was hit with a strong aroma of Cherries! This tobaco packed and lit easily and stayed lit throughout the bowl. This is a mild tobacco with a great taste of Cherries and held the flavor and aroroma to the very last puff. It smoked to a fine grey ash. I highly recomend this if you like a mild smoke with greata flavor! I give this four stars!!!!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 14, 2019 Mild Medium to Strong Mild Tolerable
First, let me say that I love aromatic tobaccos.I enjoy sweet smelling and sweet tasting types of black Cavendish and the like. When I opened a bag of this stuff, I smelled manure. The tobacco was really moist and the smelly stuff soon had my fingers smelling like manure. I am, at least, happy to say that it does not smoke like it smells and did not seem to ghost the pipe. The smoke was consistent and stayed lit throughout the smoke. But my fingers still smelled like manure long after the smoke was over. I had to wash my hands a couple of times to get the smell and the oils cleaned from my skin. From a company like C and D, I would have expected a much better offering. I think the leaf was good quality, but that topping was pretty disgusting. Maybe I got a spoiled batch; that is the standard answer when you try a totally terrible product from a company that is known for top-of-the-line tobacco. I threw almost 4 ounces away after 1 bowl. Considering the price of tobacco and that fact that I can only afford to live in a small apartment, this should tell you everything you need to know about this stuff.
Pipe Used: cob
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 05, 2018 Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant
Cornell & Diehl - Black Cherry.

Opening the pouch reveals a blend that's conducive to the name, Black Cherry; a black mixture which smells of cherries. The only way the name would be more appropriate would be if it was Wet Black Cherry! Ah well, you can't win 'em all! As you can see from then picture, the ribbons aren't too fine.

Upon fist light the phrase Beginners Blend jumped to mind, and I'm still favouring that term. The cherries are aromatic, rich, and decadent, without any of the harshness I often notice in cherry blends. The vanilla-like black Cavendish makes it even more suitable to a newer smoker; softening, smoothing, and making for an even more mellifluous smoke. The burn's low in temperature, steady, consistent, needing little maintenance. I get no bite.

Nicotine: very mild. Room-note: pleasant.

C+D Black Cherry? As good as a cherry aromatic gets. Highly recommended:

Four stars.
Pipe Used: Rattray's, The Cave.
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 06, 2008 Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
With all due respect to the fellows who condemned this blend, I have enjoyed it a lot. Easy to smoke, not very hot, and with a delightfull and sutil casing that certainly is cherry. I love aromatics as much as English and other blends: each one has its time and mood. C&D Black Cherry is a textbook aromatic and a very good one.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 01, 2022 Very Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
In my search for the perfect cherry tobacco I come to Black Cherry in the bulk.

Black Cavendish provides a creamy smoke which is matched with a mild cherry topping. Room note is a crowd favorite but in the pipe it's very mild... The cherry note is much more natural tasting than Capt Black Cherry.

It burns great and the wife is happy when I pick this one up to smoke in the evening. Mixes well with Burley or a ribbon VA if you desire more tobacco taste
Pipe Used: various
Age When Smoked: 2020
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 02, 2007 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Overwhelming Tolerable
I have tried 15 or so C&D blends. Most are really good. This one is horrid. Threw it away after two tries at smoking it. Try the apples and cream or very berry, as they are 100% better.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 03, 2007 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Awhile back, I was commenting on how much I enjoyed SG Top Black Cherry and the fact that it's smoking qualities were far superior to other cherry blends I have tried. I don't recall who it was, but someone recommended C&D Black Cherry as having those same qualities that I liked in the GH version at half the cost.

Well, they were correct. In fact, C&D is better than Top Black. Same smoking characteristics and an even more natural cherry flavor. No bite whatsoever and no goop. It's perfect.

Thanks, Craig. This stuff rocks.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 02, 2016 Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant
I got an ounce trial of this and thought due to the name it had to be good. Smells great in the pouch like any fruity black cavendish does, but after you light it the taste flattens out. I do enjoy this type of tobacco a lot, but this is not one of the better bulk- black- cherry cavendishes there is. Sutliff's Black Cordial, Lane's Dark Red or Peter Stokkebye's Cherry Bonbon are all much better.
Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman
Age When Smoked: just received from P&
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