Cornell & Diehl Oak Alley

Arguably the most famous of Louisiana’s antebellum mansions, and certainly the most immediately recognizable, Oak Alley is a splendid namesake for this cellar worthy, new American standard. After establishing an impeccable partnership between sweet red Virginias and white/brown burleys, discreet amounts of perique and Katirini Turkish are added to enhance both the flavor, as well as promote the coolest smoke imaginable.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Series Cellar Series
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 2 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

3.53 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 17, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Cornell & Diehl - Oak Alley (Cellar Series).

The 2 oz. tin contains a single kake, medium brown, a touch wet but not soaked, and easy to crumble; just pinch some off, and stuff it in.

The smoke: the brown Burley gives a rustic note, and is quite woody, with a tamer flavour from the white Burley, but there's also a sort of dustiness from them; this is only at the start, it soon dissipates. The Perique and Katirini are of an equal weight, giving a buttery, plummy, note, which sits atop the Burley/Virginia. The Virginia and Burley are the 'main' flavours throughout. Oak Alley gives a very good burn, which is cool and even. There's no bite whatsoever.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: boring.

Oak Alley: yes, it's well made, and a fairly pleasant smoke, but it bores me. Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Barling Meer'
Age When Smoked: One month
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