Cornell & Diehl Exclusive

A heavy perique based blend with red Virginia and mild cavendish that comes close to the famous Escudo.
Notes: The combination of red Virginias, mellow cavendish, and a full 50% perique make C&D's Exclusive a naturally sweet and incredibly spicy blend, perfect for the lovers of the Bayou-based tobacco. Exclusive was introduced in August, 1996.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.94 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 22, 2022 Strong None Detected Full Extra Strong
As an Escudo replacement, I don't see it.

As a VaPer it's a decent blend which seems to be heavier on the perique than some other blends. I'm smoking 5 year old blend from 2017.

The jar note was pretty much barnyard and fermentation after the time in the jar. The moisture content seemed about ideal. Easy to pack and fire up.

To me the perique takes the spicy lead and the remainder of the tobacco stays in the background. In a larger bowl it's an enjoyable if strong smoke with higher than expected nicotine. I'd not recommend smoking on an empty stomach.
Age When Smoked: 2017
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Sep 21, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a wonderful blend. A real hidden gem. It’s become my daily all-day smoke. I’ve never heard of it until perusing a website. Perique, red Virginia and unflavored cavendish. Like Kajun Kake, one of my faves. So I got a pound. The first smokes right out of the bag were not so great. Couple of weeks in the jar, and this one month old blend is really developing. What will it be like in a few months, years? More pounds in my cart. The aroma of the smoke smells wonderful. I sniff the bowl regularly during a session. The flavors keep my interest. It’s different from KK. Does not have that winey flavor, but at times exhibits an elusive sweetish tart flavor akin to a jolly rancher, just a hint. A beautiful mottled mix that is delightful to prim and load. Behaves in the pipe. Burns dry and clean, faster than KK. Sipping delivers flavor and mild spice, The bottom third of the bowl has been consistently giving me a nirvana moment. I’ve been on a big burley kick this year. I think this blend will snap me out of it!

Pipe Used: Sav Mister G, cobs
Age When Smoked: 1 mo
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