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
Sep 02, 2014 Very Strong None Detected Very Full Strong
This blend's tin note is full of Perique's fermented vegetable matter aroma but with a dark musty twang. It smells like stale, burned raisin bread. The smell carries over into the flavor but now with a huge dose of nicotine that I just can't handle.

I'm going to leave this blend to the professionals.
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 30, 2022 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
The only thing that this blend and escudo have in common is that they are both pipe tobaccos. It ends there. Strange and disastrous outcomes are predictable when using condimental tobacco as the base. I would invite the reader to think about a hamburger that is an inch thick with 7/8 of those inches being made up by ketchup. The remaining 1/8 inch is a sad assortment of small ground beef crumbles suspended In aforementioned ketchup. Get the idea?

When I first open the pouch, I was a bit surprised at the lack of funky Perique odor. Initial pouch smell gave notes of chocolate and bready, sweet grass. Over time the aroma does take on a predictable funkiness with an aura of BO lurking in the background. There is a mouth filling texture to the smoke, but I found that the flavor profile was fairly poorly defined. I did get some spicy peppery notes, but that was about it. There is just not much nuance present. Much of this experience was dark, muddy, bitter, with a dirty and sometimes charred taste. There were certain times during most bowls that reminded me of cheap cigars. Think Dutch Masters or White Owl on a near fatal stack of anabolic steroids. The guy who is likely to agree that this is similar to escudo would eat the above “burger” and smile.
Pipe Used: Numerous briars
PurchasedFrom: SP
Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk
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