Mild Cavendish, burley and Virginia plus maple extract.

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

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringMaple, Rum, Whisky
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

A favorite of mine in the C&D Aromatic line. The Maple sauce used in the Black Cavendish came through loud and clear. Very naturally sweet tasting and a pleasure to smoke. As with many of the C&D Aromatic blends, it is best to dedicate a pipe to this one that is reserved for aromatics as the ghosting is substantial.


12 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Maple Cavendish.

Although the blend smells potently of maple the moisture doesn't go along with this style. It isn't wet or sticky. So, we're good to go fresh from the pouch!

I'm perplexed why it lists the flavourings as maple, rum and whiskey? Maple: yes. Rum and whiskey? Eh? No! The way I'd describe this is as a lighter aromatic; meaning it isn't a heavy, sticky, cloying, black cavendish only affair. Rather than being a sticky, vanilla black Cavendish base, the smoke's platform's a sweet Virginia-Cavendish one. The smoke isn't rampant with Burley nuttiness, either; more Burley-molasses than nuts. It burn's on the cooler side, medium speed, and nice and consistently. I only get a bite if I puff with too much force.

Nicotine: a spot below medium. Room-note: nice.

Maple Cavendish? Nice enough, but a bit boring. Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Ramazan Baglan Lee Van Cleef Rep'

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

CornCob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CornCob (94)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

This is Black and Gold Maple's passive and socially awkward cousin, it's a bit mild and quite frankly resembles too many other cavendish blends in the C&D product line for me to really devote any attention to it. Very monochromatic, unexciting and uninventive in my opinion. There is a cigar leaf note that comes through around halfway through the bowl that brings some bitterness that I find unsavory and it requires some babysitting to stay lit. It might remind one of Maplestreet, which to me is the low end of the maple blends (although I'd still prefer to smoke this over maple street any day) I'm not sure why anyone would choose this over Black and Gold Maple or Autumn Evening, this one just seems to fall short when comparing the other two C&D maple blends. If C&D decided to enlist consumers to re-name this blend I think "Table Syrup" would be my submission.

5 people found this review helpful.

Captain bob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Captain bob (38)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

What's not to like? If you desire a "maple" blend that delivers the taste and aroma you expect, this is it. This is a delightful mild Virginia and Burley Cavendish blend that delivers what is promised. It could be a mainstay for Maple lover's along with C&D's Autumn Evening. It smokes excellent!

5 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (338)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I love C&D's Autumn Evening, but it bites the hell out of my tongue. I found this, and figured it may be the same topping, but just a cavendish version that would suppress the bite.

Pouch aroma is a strong rum, with just noticeable maple. Not sure I detect the nuance of whiskey over the rum, but either way, you can smell the alcohol.

Moisture is great, and is absent of stickiness.

This blend packs and lights well, no need for multiple relights. Maple Cavendish is smooooooooth. The rum is the most prominent flavor here, the maple stays in the back ground. Not sickly sweet, not cloying, never overbearing. The addition of burley to this blend offers a bit of backbone, something lacking in most aromatics.

Now back to the Autumn Evening comparison. I don't believe this is the same sauce used in AE. AE has an actual maple syrup flavor and aroma, while this is more alcohol than maple.

As it slowly starts to cool down in the evenings here are we attempt to approach fall, this really is in my wheelhouse.

Solid 3.5 stars!!!!

Pipe Used: several

Age When Smoked: 1 month

3 people found this review helpful.

Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (71)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

perfect moisture in the bag. noticeable topping but less than typical aromatics. Excellent quality virginias and topping. easy to keep lit after charring light so you can light it and forget it. This is not a complex tobacco meant for contemplative fireside evenings. This is a sociable tobacco yet unlike other friendly blends this one is satisfying to the smoker as well. This is an active tobacco. That is you can smoke this one whilst mowing grass, or feeding the chickens without stumbling around lightheaded and at the same time strong enough to satiate the crave.

I rate this as nearly perfect. Being a burley man I'd like some more burley added to add depth to the blend. Alas, in this world nothing is perfect and a poor boy has to play the hand he is dealt.

Pipe Used: briars

Age When Smoked: 0-3 months

Purchased From: pandc

3 people found this review helpful.

Young Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Young Piper (304)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Another delightful Maple aromatic from C&D. This one although it is very nice, I preferred their Black and Gold Maple since I like having some Black Cavendish in my aromatics to give that Marshmallow taste. Maple and pipe tobacco is a match made in heaven especially during the Autumn season. I really enjoy a Maple toped Burley in the summer when the heat here in Nevada (115 Fahrenheit, 46 Celsius) makes it impossible to smoke anything heavy. A solid three star Maple blend!

3 people found this review helpful.

Bifkinator Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bifkinator (10)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This tobacco I bought in preparation for fall as I was craving the taste of maple to watch the leaves change and the temperature drop. I picked up two others with this one (Sutliff rum and maple and C&D black gold maple) and I was so excited when they came in I had to jump right into them despite my other open tins.

I got this one in a bag since I ordered it in bulk and from the outside of that bag there wasn't a strong overwhelming scent but the maple was there. I knew this one was going to be a lightly flavored blend. I transferred it to a jar and gave it a sniff. This is a very complex aromatic and I get a lot of different notes going on here. Obviously, I get maple, fig, milk chocolate, orange, what seems like vanilla ice cream strangely enough (if you could smell the taste), and a subtle fermentation. After the maple I get a lot of orange and milk chocolate. It's a tasty smell!

Outside the tin, or jar, it has the perfect amount of moisture! It's ready to go once you open it. I don't think any one needs to dry this one out at all. Flavoring wise its light. I don't feel it on the leaf at all and it's soft and springy. It packed so easily into my pipe and lit with no trouble at all even in the windy conditions where I live. It caught the flame and started up immediately getting an ember fast and maturing (I guess thats what I'll call it) very fast. I didn't have to give it time it just started rolling right after lighting. It produces a fair amount of smoke, not much of a bite, and the room note is pretty enjoyable.

Right when I lit it up I got the maple flavoring but it changed on me after about 5 minutes. The maple turned into chocolate orange like from the tin and thats mostly all I tasted from that point on. It does have notes of grass and slight pecan in there as well but I had to really look for them. For a maple flavored tobacco I don't get a lot of it but it starts to shine though on the aftertaste after a while.

Final thoughts, it's good if you want a lightly flavored maple aromatic but I don't get much of it in the smoke. I want something a little more maple centered and all I can taste is chocolate orange, which is good but not what I was wanting or expecting. It's something I'll probably smoke closer to Christmas because it reminds me of the chocolate oranges that come out around that time. I recommend to all smokers but do warn that you may not taste the amount of maple you hope for, if you're like me. It reminds me of Autumn Evening from C&D but with less flavoring. If you're wanting something with a more pronounced maple flavoring go with the Sutliff rum and maple. Other than that it's a pretty fine tobacco.

Pipe Used: Benny Thomsen bent rhodesian

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: C&D Autumn Evening.

2 people found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl Bulk No. 910 Maple Cavendish

Star Rating = 4

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 9

Room Note = 9

Flavor = 9

Bite = 9

Burn = 9

After Taste = 8

Raw Score = 53

Rated Percentage = 88%

Comment = Very Smooth, Very Mild, Big Maple Pouch Note and Flavor, but it's a little sweet

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30126)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

If you like C&D's Autumn Evening than you owe it to your self to try 910: Maple Cavendish it is very similar to Autumn Evening with the difference being the burly helps to round out the flavor better in my honest opinion. Open the bag the aroma of maple is quite pleasant. This tobacco tends to be on the dry side as with most C&D tobaccos. For a tobacco that is considered an aromatic it isn't goopy or overly cased as other aromatics tend to be. It smokes dry, stays lit well, and is enjoyable anytime of the day. This tobacco has a very pleasant aroma in the bag and the room note remains pleasant too. All in all it's an aromatic tobacco that's lightly cased with good tobacco flavor throughout.

1 person found this review helpful.

WorkingClassChap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WorkingClassChap (184)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Smoking now:

The bag note is sweet, slight maple and raisin smell. It’s not as heavy as autumn evening. The moisture is right, not sticky, typical American aromatic blend.

Packs and lights just fine. Had a nutty sweet flavor. I don’t get a strong maple syrup flavor like autumn evening. Reminds me more of a old time burley cavendish blend sweetened with maple. I get more of a nutty burley flavor than anything else. Burley unfortunately for me doesn’t agree with my tongue. The room note at work I was told was very pleasant.

This ain’t to autumn evening but it’s a nice bur/va/cav aromatic. Could definitely smoke all day.

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doc pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc pipes (103)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a perfect autumn aromatic blend that provides true tobacco taste augmented by rum and maple, I didn’t much taste whiskey. Blonde and red ribbon are accented by chunks of black cavendish. There are some sugar crystals shimmering on the red ribbon. The pouch aroma is one of maple and whiskey. There was not much rum smell, but it was evident in the taste early on in the bowl. This gives way to citrusy Virginias and nutty earthy muddy burley. This burns super dry and has a more natural taste and presentation than either AE or BGM.

I enjoyed this as something super mild and straightforward to smoke while putzing around the yard. Great with coffee. I would recommend this to fans of aromatic tobaccos as well as those less inclined given the judicious nature with which the topping is applied.

Age When Smoked: 7 months.

Purchased From: Bulk from SP

Similar Blends: Better than both autumn evening and black gold maple in terms of depth and true tobacco taste..

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MisterHoggins Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MisterHoggins (8)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Pleasant

I recently hit upon Autumn Evening and found it so nice I thought I would try all the Cornell & Diehl maple flavors. Surely they must all have the same wonderful maple flavoring right?

This tobacco is very nice indeed but a let down after Autumn evening, neither the maple notes nor the sweetened tobacco flavors are as pronounced to my palate. It is not overly moist or goopy, nor did it cause any tongue bite. With every puff, I just felt like I would be rather smoking Autumn Evening. Had I found this blend first this review may have been more positive.

Pipe Used: many

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (182)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Simple, well done aromatic! Not over done like so many blends of this genre. The Maple does not override the tobacco and that suits me all the way around. Quality tobacco components as I expect from C&D. Takes to the match well and burns at a reasonable rate. No sticky residue, no bite, no burn. This can be an all day blend for some, for me it is an occasional foray into the world of aromatic tobacco. Highly recommended to those who like a little maple in their day.

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BrokenRecord Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BrokenRecord (124)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Maple Syrup + Tobacco = Tasty Goodness

The Maple casing/topping is present in the tin note and carries on through the majority of the smoke. There is a hint of rum. Neither flavor overwhelm the tobacco.

The tobacco is made up mostly of cavendish and some burley and Virginia leaf—very similar to C&D’s other aromatic blends. There is no goop nor is drying time needed. The smoke is creamy, slightly nutty with some bright-grassy notes.

In all of the maple aromatic blends that I have tried, I would rank this blend below Cult Militia (my four star blend), slightly above Autumn Evening, and much better than Sutliff Maple Street.

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