Cornell & Diehl Guilford Flake

C&D pays tribute to the Old North State battle that led to victory in the Revolutionary War. Old Belt Red and Bright Va's are combined with a bit of Turkish then stoved, pressed and sliced into flakes.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 2oz Tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.71 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 14, 2014 Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant
I like C and D blends as they only use water and can generally be smoked without a long drying period. This one I like to break up and spread in a bowl to let dry a few days but can be enjoyed right out of the tin.

This comes in loosely packed flakes in the tin and is a brown and khaki colored tobacco cut into a ribbon cut and then pressed. It has a wonderful sweet fruitcake aroma in the tin upon opening. I removed the flakes in my tin after letting it age 6 months, and broke it up and let dry for a few days then put it back in the tin. This made it perfect for smoking and an enjoyable smoke it is. This blend has no bite, has a nice sweetness on the tongue with a rich added flavor of the Orientals. It is simple but a pleasure to smoke. It burns down nice and dry with a fluffy light grey ash, and leaves little to no moisture in the bottom of the bowl. I like it and have another tin I will age for a few years as I think this blend would gain in sweetness with some aging. I think this a good blend that can be smoked as an all day blend providing the smoker a lot of pleasure. I do recommend it.
Pipe Used: briar, meer, cob
PurchasedFrom: C and D at the Richmond show.
Age When Smoked: 6 mos.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 28, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
It has been a couple of years since I've posted any C&D blend reviews and I have smoked nearly 100 tins of their various offerings in that time. So, it may be awhile before I get to all of them.

Very similar to Guilford Courthouse but the flake form is a little stronger a the slower burn allows for what I believe was a longer period of smoke time. Thatalways mkesa tobacco more of a palate filler to me. The Bright added grassy notes, the Red added sweet notes and the Izmir (one of the most spice laden of all the Orientals on the market), lent strength and spice to the presentation. I ejoyed this one a lot, and perhaps even enough to get more tins, which is what I should have done in the first place!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 01, 2020 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
The red VA and Turkish are apparent from opening the now-bulging tin through the entire bowl. They play very well together (the red VA usually in the lead), giving a slightly sour, slightly spicy smoke, nicely balanced by the other underlying VAs. The flakes are pretty broken up, but are chunkier than the usual C&D flakes these days (which usually fall apart into long strands when touched), giving some real slow burn time. A shame this is not currently in production (and that I only have this one tin). A 3 star + in my book.
Pipe Used: cobs and briars
PurchasedFrom: Mars
Age When Smoked: 8 years
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