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Every year Cornell & Diehl produces a Christmas blend inspired by a classic Christmas carol. For 2015, they've hearkened back to those "golden days" with Golden Days of Yore — a festive mix of red and bright Virginias, black Cavendish, dark-fired Kentucky, and Katerini... and more. A unique aromatic mixture, it's all married together with hints of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and chocolate and topped with a dash of the best dark rum from Santa's secret stash.

Notes: For a short video on the making of the sauce for this blend...

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BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByJeremy Reeves
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Cinnamon, Cocoa / Chocolate, Ginger, Licorice, Nuts / Beans
Packaging2oz tin and 8oz tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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dixcreek Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dixcreek (182)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Well, looks like I get to crack the seal on this one. The tin note on first opening was not overpowering. Kind of put me in mind of Epiphany. Thick ribbions and chunky would describe the cut to me. Not overly moist, good condition to smoke. Tobacco appears to be of good quality, packed and lit well. Burnt well with few relights. Upon smoking the first bowl I should say I was not overwhelmed. The blend was not bad or good just run of the mill. Decided to let this one set for a week before trying again. A week did make a great difference. The tin note did seem stronger and put me in mind of egg nog with rum, to me that is a good think. Loaded up an old Grabow and fired it up. The quality of the tobacco came through this time. Again it burned well, not too strong but had a bit of nic through the last half of the bowl. Good solid Aro for my part. Have smoked numerous bowls with good satisfaction. I will most definitely jar some of this to age a bit. This blend like Yule fruitcake and egg nog will either hit you with love it or hate it. Advice is not to evaluate it too quickly.

Pipe Used: Square shank Grabow Starfire

Age When Smoked: new tin then week old and beyond

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

14 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3025)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The smoky, woody, earthy, herbal, lightly sour and sweet, floral, mildly spicy Katerini takes a light lead overall in this 2020 version. Tag teaming for the top spot is the tangy, dark fruity red Virginia. It provides a lot of earth, wood, bread, some sugar, light floralness and spice with a touch of vinegar. The floral, sugary, grassy/hay like, tart and tangy citrusy, toasted bready, vegetative, mildly spicy bright Virginias are secondary players. The spicy, woody, earthy, floral, herbal, lightly nutty dark-fired Kentucky is a slot above being a condiment. The sugary black cavendish are condiments. The nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and ginger spices are the lead toppings. The chocolate is close behind them in terms of effect, and the dark rum is almost as potent as the chocolate. The toppings moderately sublimate the tobaccos, but they also cohesively work with the varietals to create a homogenous, deeply rich sweet, holiday very spicy, floral flavor. The strength is medium. The taste is a step past the medium mark. The nic-hit is a notch below the strength level. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has just a few small rough edges. Burns cool and clean to the finish. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. It has a pleasantly lingering after taste, and room note. It’s not quite an all day smoke, but it is certainly repeatable.


13 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Golden Days of Yore (Christmas 2015).

Disclaimer: I don't normally drink any alcohol but being as it's Christmas day my wife put a splash of brandy in my morning coffee. This may explain why I'm perplexed at so many one star reviews! Albeit, I'm not too sure as to whether or not one tiny jot of brandy would make much of a difference, maybe it's just me?!

Unlike a lot of Christmas editions the blend's medium brown with just a couple of black specks. The aroma complies exactly with Christmas: spicy, alcoholic and rich. This tin's stamped 07/05/17 and the moisture's perfect.

The Burley, Orientals and Virginia offer far more than the Kentucky and black Cavendish. The Orientals are the first leaves to come through clearly, dissipating to allow the Virginias and Burley in. The red Virginia gives a fruity note, it's sweetened by the bright Va's and the Burley has a toastiness. I find the Kentucky only displays a pinch of flavour and the black Cavendish is almost redundant. The cinnamon and liqueur (probably eggnog) are the strongest of the false flavours, the others are much lighter. The ginger waits until the last quarter before some hot, zestiness comes forward. It burns consistently right the way through, maybe a touch fast if not sipped, cool, to a light grey ash.

Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: lovely.

Golden Days of Yore? This was one of the blends my wife included with a few Peder Jeppesen pipes as my Christmas present and I used this to 'break in' one of the pipes! Four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Peder Jeppesen Free Hand

Age When Smoked: 07/05/17

Purchased From: Tammy, my wife.

11 people found this review helpful.

gladi8tor96 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gladi8tor96 (143)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Tis the season....Opening the tin, as another reviewer stated, reminded me exactly of Epiphany. Didn't smell the typical sweet aromatic aroma. The ribbons were perfectly ready to load and light. Stayed lit without too much trouble.

Great Tobacco taste with just the right amount of holiday aromatic sweetness offset by some spice. The room note is great and I had many compliments when smoking it. I enjoyed the hint of cinnamon, cloves and rum. This can bite just a little bit, might be the spices in it, but overall can be puffed or sipped. I really enjoyed this blend and it's my favorite Christmas blend by far. Other blends are usually too highly cased. This is a perfect balance between tobacco and aromatics with a decent kick.

Love it!

Pipe Used: Cob & Billard

Age When Smoked: 6 months aged

Purchased From:

7 people found this review helpful.

Gr8tefuldawg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gr8tefuldawg (87)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

C&D- Golden Days of Yore

Great tin note, hits the Christmas note quite well. Smokes alright upon first and true light. Gets hot quickly, I really want to enjoy this one. I still like jolly st nick more.

If you are a seasoned aromatic smoked this will be up your alley, I have an extra tin maybe next year I’ll enjoy this more.

Pipe Used: Cob, Rossi 626

Age When Smoked: Couple months

Purchased From: Tobaccopipes

Similar Blends: Cornell & Diehl - Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

4 people found this review helpful.

Matsutake Slayer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Matsutake Slayer (11)
Very Mild Mild Mild Unnoticeable

If the post-apocalypse were to ever arrive and I find my cellar running out of all my other tobaccos, maybe then I might actually get around to smoking the rest of this tin... maybe.

More likely though I'd just press and ferment a cake of oak leaves, ferns and cedar shavings topped with a some cardamom-soaked hooch and smoke that -- it'd probably be a better smoke.

You might like this better than I, and perhaps better than me.

Age When Smoked: 1 yr

4 people found this review helpful.

Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (221)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Yuk....this blend was unpleasant from the first puff! The tin had a pleasant enough Christmasy smell when I popped the lid, but it was all downhill from there. I got a very nasty taste from the topping almost instantly, I really wanted to like this blend, as I like a nice aromatic this time of year, but no. The only tobacco flavor I got was from the Oriental component, it completely overpowered the Va. and Burley base to an overwhelming degree. So what I tasted was essentially one variety of Oriental tobacco that was overtopped with a nasty sauce.

Pipe Used: CAO Meerschaum Bulldog

Age When Smoked: 1 year old tin

Purchased From: Local B&M

4 people found this review helpful.

bent_bulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bent_bulldog (6)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I enjoy this one very much, I like that there is enough tobacco flavor mixed with the topping. What really drives me to grab this one over any other aromatic I have is the Oriental leaf, it works so well with the spices in the topping. This was my first holiday blend, lead me to look into more of the C&D aromatics.

Pipe Used: Cob, Savinelli bent brandy

Age When Smoked: Fresh

4 people found this review helpful.

Novaki Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Novaki (41)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Surprisingly complex and enjoyable. The flavors are all over the place and are pretty punchy and distinct. Every puff, I get something completely different than the last. One puff I'll get something sweet like cherries jubilee and the next I might get a satisfying blast of something smokey and woodsy. A roller coaster for your nose. A slight harshness keeps this from being a perfect smoke, and I found myself having to take a break every now and then because of it, but this is still highly enjoyable and festive that I hope comes around next year!

3 people found this review helpful.

Thepipehunter Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Thepipehunter (43)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Cornell & Dielh's Golden Days Yore is a festive holiday blend with many awesome flavors, without being too overpowering. It has a standard ribbon cut that comes at the perfect moisture for me - a little on the dry side. I am used to aromatics being pretty wet and borderline goopy at times, but GDOY was pleasantly not like that at all. The aromas that I initially smelled were eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, light ginger and rum, all with the sweet hay like aroma from the VAs in the background. The sweetness coming from the toppings are separate from the sweetness comming from the VAs, and they both work together quite nicely. Packs easy, and lights well.

Upon lighting I was surprised to find that there was a strong natural tobacco flavor. The Bright VAs had notes of sweet hay, grass, and lemon, as the Red VAs gave alot of fruit notes. There was what must be the Katerini playing neck to neck with the Dark Fired Kentucky, The toppings were present from the first light however and I actually became more noticeable as the smoke went on, instead of the toppings burning off. The toppings that I picked up on my first time smoking this blend were eggnog, nutmeg, and cinnamon. After a few times smoking this blend, the rum and chocolate became much more noticeable. Throughout the smoke each puff was a little different. Sometime I would get a lot of one topping, and other times a different one. The flavor notes jumped back and fourth. The Kentucky picked up a bit at the halfway point.

What is amazing about this blend is despite all the many different flavors, you can pick them all out individually, yet they don't over power one another or the natural taste of the tobacco. This is a fairly complex blend that never lost my interest. It required a few relights, and although it never bit it could nip at the tongue a little if pushed too hard. This a great seasonal blend and despite being an aromatic, I think has the potential to age nicely.

3 people found this review helpful.

hawky454 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hawky454 (107)
Medium Very Mild Full Very Pleasant

I'm surprised this one got so many 1 star reviews. This is a man's man aromatic blend, lightly topped with plenty of tobacco flavor, no goop and perfect moisture level to smoke straight out of the tin. I really enjoyed this stuff and I think Jeremy Reeves is really proving himself to be a fine blender. Nicotine is medium which is nice to see in an American aromatic as most are usually nearly void of any nicotine. Great Christmas blend through and through. If you were hoping for a 1Q style blend repackaged as a Christmas blend then I could see how this would be disappointing, otherwise I thought this was a truly unique and tasty blend

Wow! I thought this one was no longer in production, it's good to see that it's available again!

3 people found this review helpful.

Liam Tyr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Liam Tyr (22)
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

I really wanted to like this, but it didn't do it for me. I love Christmas blends, but this one was not at all like what I was hoping for. The tin note was amazing!!! Smelled like incredible Egg-Nog and Spiced Cider. I was excited until i took the first cold sip from the pipe. Nothing... Hmmm, I charred it and still nothing...... Then I waited until midway through the bowl, and then I got a little bit of vanilla??? But mostly I still got nothing.... I asked the friends around me for a word or two about room note, and they couldn't smell anything at all other than a bland smoke that almost smelled like cigarettes. In truth, I have yet to experiment with a C&D blend that I like. I don't recommend this blend at all, but try it if you want to based on other reviews. Update.... After aging the tin for a bit, it got slightly better, but not much, and definitely not enough to make me buy another tin.

Pipe Used: W.O. Larsen Brandy

Age When Smoked: fresh and 2 months

Purchased From: Mission Pipe, San Jose, Ca, USA.

Similar Blends: Air or Hay.

3 people found this review helpful.

Erman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Erman (9)
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Well, i usually don't care for aromatics but i was looking for a Christmas mixture and watched the C&D's Youtube video so I decided to give it a try. When i opened the tin the tin note was very light. Thanks to dixcreek's review i poured the tin content into a jar and left the jar in my shelf for two weeks. When i opened the jar the tin note was stronger. I could smell the rum and hints of other sauce components.

The tobacco smells delicious and natural. It burns well and don't overheat easily. I experienced no tongue bite. You can taste sweet-sour taste of Turkish tobacco and tangy Virginias. The burley gives body to the mixture and aromatic casing doesn't overwhelm the tobacco taste, just complements.

I finished the 2oz tin and hoarded an 8 oz one. I am wondering if aging will improve this already delicious aromatic.

Pipe Used: Several briars

Age When Smoked: 1 Month aged in a jar

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

Stah Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stah (139)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Every year Cornell & Diehl (as well as many others) invent a special blend of tobaccos for Christmas, celebrating the occasion. In 2015, they released "Golden Days of Yore," a blend of red and golden Virginia with additions of burley, Kentucky smoked tobacco, some Orientals from Turkey, and black Cavendish. Seemingly nothing special? But add to that the unique complex flavoring and you get something incomparable. Happily, the manufacturer continued to release it after this holiday. I got about 50 grams of tobacco to try from a 227g jar of the 2016 release. I opened this can myself, so I immediately felt a very complex and interesting flavor: cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger played at once, like the smell of gingerbread. I know this combination well, because when my wife makes muffins, so I mix these very ingredients and spices for them every time. Added to that was the bready flavor of Virginia, a little bit of Kentucky smoke, a fruity note of Cavendish, and on the far side came rum and chocolate. I can't say anything about the presence of licorice - I didn't feel it, although I don't like licorice at all. The flavor was indeed very complex, but also very calm. The tobacco was sliced in ribbons of the same size. The different varieties were well identified: there were few Burleys, and Kentucky, Orientals and Cavendish were almost lost in the mass of Virginia - so few of them were there.

I stuffed a small pipe, rested after the aromatics, and smoked. The tobacco seemed sweet, with a distinct flavor of the same ingredients: bread Virginia, some smoked Kentucky, a fruity, heady note of cavendish, slightly bitter nutmeg, a hint of cinnamon and ginger. As it burned, the bitterness went away and rum notes emerged. I quickly ran out of tobacco, so I decided I hadn't tasted it.

So I filled another, larger pipe. I was surprised when in the bigger pipe the tobacco took on a different color: the nutty flavor and spicy oriental notes appeared, while the taste became more complex and richer. Rum and chocolate were immediately noticeable, while nutmeg and ginger took second place, complementing the taste of tobacco. The tobacco flavor reminded me of something very familiar that I smoked a long time ago.

The strength of the tobacco was clearly below average. I easily finished the second pipe. The tobacco smoked cool, didn't go out, left almost no moisture. The pipe after it is dry, but for a while smells like a nut, this is worth considering.

The smoke from the tobacco is persistent, the smell is pleasant - the same Virginia bread smell, quite bright nuttiness from the burley and spice.

I really liked this blend, although it's obviously not for every day and not for every pipe - in small pipes to feel it in its entirety, most likely, you can't. I wish I could remember what it tastes like, but I'm sure I'll take a jar of it as part of my collection on occasion.

Pipe Used: Peterson 999, XL26

Age When Smoked: 2016

Purchased From: Online

2 people found this review helpful.

OhioTony76 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OhioTony76 (59)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Great tin art. Tin note is mild. Somewhat pleasant. I can’t make out any specifics, maybe the ginger and liquor. Tobacco is quite dry and smokable right out of the tin with a few min dry time. The black canvendish is pretty hard and dry, and there’s some large chunks of it mixed in. The first 1/3 of the bowl is quite enjoyable. The topping is flavorful enough to keep me interested, but not overpowering. Again, I can’t pick out specific flavors except possibly an orange liquor and a soft pine note. Maybe some ginger. At the half way point the topping has gone flat. I just get a mild burley taste that reminds me of a OTC blend, with the topping way in the background. Almost undetectable at this point. I was hoping that the true tobacco flavors would take over near the end of the bowl. No such luck. I love C&D Kentucky tobaccos. I didn’t get any of that in this blend unfortunately. The smoke ended very mild with that pine and orange ginger note only on the retro now. The room note and aftertaste was nice. Overall, just a very mild blend. Not offensive, but not impressive. 1.5 stars.

Age When Smoked: 18 months.

2 people found this review helpful.

OkieSmokie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OkieSmokie (20)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Egg nog, the tin note on opening definitely gives me the impression of Egg nog. By the way Egg nog is one of my favorite things. I got this as a gift in December 2016 and enjoyed several bowls. I then jarred and have smoked it occasionally since then. The note in the jar is even more pronounced after 15 months of aging. There's nutmeg, vanilla, whiskey, cocoa. It's quite the melange and they do all come to the fore on the smoke. And everything works well together, in addition to the topping, there are moments when the tobacco flavor comes to the front. The room note definitely has a holiday feel to it.

Pipe Used: Missouri Merschaum Cobbit

Age When Smoked: 15 months

2 people found this review helpful.

Appalachian Chef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Appalachian Chef (52)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Very Mild Unnoticeable

Typically a C&D fan, but this one left me unimpressed. The casing was evident in the tin, rum, vanilla, spices...but not in the smoke. The flavor was mainly just the tobaccos used. Not what I was expecting. I love the Christmas blends, but this one won't come back to my holidays.

Pipe Used: Falcon Billiard

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

2 people found this review helpful.

pipesNpints Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipesNpints (5)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The tin note for this blend is full of holiday nostalgia, cinnamon and nutmeg and vanilla give you connotations of cookies and eggnog. The flavor on light and through the bowl is mostly sweetness from the virginias and creaminess from the turkish coindimental leaf.

I think a sipping on this blend slowly will yield the most flavor and limit its capacity to bite.

I think this is a fantastic blend for those that want a quality aromatic.

Pipe Used: OMS Billiard

Age When Smoked: 4 months

2 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

2020 Edition

I was surprised by this one as it has a lot of tobacco flavor with the toppings playing on top. The flavoring seems to die in the 2nd half of the bowl and the orientals then take the lead.

The moisture level in the tin is perfect to light it up on arrival. Packing and lighting is easy with the ribbon cut. Tin note is stronger than the flavor comes across.

I'm enjoying the tin and will pick up a few more for the holidays to alternate with my favorite Corn Cob Pipe.

1 person found this review helpful.

Robby the Belgian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Robby the Belgian (24)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The key part of the name is "days of yore". It comes across as a very old-fashioned tobacco, very sparse on the aromatics.

The flavors I detect distinctly are a bready taste, with a hint of golden plums for sweetness, and a bit of baking spices to fill it out. From the description I was expecting a more aromatic tobacco with the spices taking a lead role, but that is not the case. On the retrohale, all the above flavors are a bit stronger. The texture of the smoke is a bit thin. I suspect that a bit of age might greatly enhance this tobacco.

I consider this to be a nice all-day tobacco for during the winter holidays, where in the evening you might perhaps switch to something richer in flavor.

The room note if very pleasant, mellow and sweet. Like someone is baking some nice baked goods for the holidays. To get the full sweetness, I find that sipping it slowly works well; if smoked fast, it can start tasting a bit ashy and unpleasant.

If you're normally smoking natural tobacco blends and want a little bit of aromatic for the holidays, this might be just right for you. If you want full-bodied, full-flavored sweetness, this might not be your cup of tea.

Pipe Used: Peterson 68

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From:

1 person found this review helpful.

Tabasco Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tabasco (6)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

does not do anything for me... no idea where the Orientals or the Kentucky is in the tin, do not get a read on any other of the flavors advertised either. It is a super boring Burley/Virginia/Cavendish without any character being added by this three components.

Pipe Used: Vauen Melvin 114

Age When Smoked: out of tin

Purchased From: smokingpipes

1 person found this review helpful.

McClintock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
McClintock (15)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

2020 batch review:

The first real snow of the season is on the ground and Christmas lights are going up around the block. I’m evaluating this blend with the season in mind, which matters for a novelty blend such as this one. It’s mildly aromatic and pleasant. It’s not a wet sticky glop of humectants and chemical flavoring.The base tobaccos are more robust than in the archetypical glop fest aromatic. It tastes like rich, spicy , woody, natural tobacco with a bit of added sweetness and subtle Christmas spice. The cocoa notes are most obvious to me, followed by the nutmeg/clove/cinnamon. Very subtle and unobtrusive. It’s a quality ,rich, lightly aromatic holiday blend and it does it’s job well. It’s a role player tobacco for a small part of the winter season and it plays it’s brief role well. I’ll burn through this tin over the next few weeks and enjoy it as another part of the holiday festivities. If you like full aromatics with less overt tobacco taste, try a sample from a friend before buying a sleigh full, as this one might not be aromatic enough for your tastes. Recommended for those who don’t enjoy typical full aromatics but want to dip their toes into novelty seasonal flavors without sacrificing real tobacco flavor. I can’t really evaluate room note as I smoke outside, but the scent on my jacket is somewhere between a less well accepted natural tobacco and “ generic pipe tobacco smell “ ( which I enjoy, it’s a beloved classic for a reason). Give it a test run before lightning up indoors at a crowded holiday party of non-smokers.

Pipe Used: Butz Choquin large billiard

Age When Smoked: 2-3 months

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

1 person found this review helpful.

Mr. Big Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Big (321)
Mild Mild to Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

I'm in total agreement with "Liam Tyr (14) 2016-02-17 , review". Mainly a mild rum vanilla blend that burns so hot and bitey that I lost all tongue feeling after one bowl. Enough said.

Pipe Used: cob and hardwood

Age When Smoked: 1 week

1 person found this review helpful.

Ian K Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ian K (30)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I was wondering what I was missing here when I opened the tin, not a great deal of tin note and more of a cidery type aroma than Christmassy. lovely ribbon cut and maybe just a tad dry...however the smoke was very bitter, very high end Virginias and the casing almost undetectable! However after reading the bellow review I,ve jarred it and will try again when it has breathed.

Pipe Used: Peterson 316

Age When Smoked: Straight from tin

Purchased From: 4 Noggins

Similar Blends: C&D,s Autumn evening.

1 person found this review helpful.

Mijnnif Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mijnnif (127)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Tin note is wonderful Christmas smells: Allspice , Cinnamon, clove, ginger and coco. Smells quite sweet as well. Mixture of medium and thick ribbon cut, bright leaf colors . Packs easily and the moisture level is just right. I usually am not a aromatic fan, but this one is really outstanding, all the flavors transfer into the smoke with no chemical taste at all. The lead flavors are the Orientals. Its much like Oriental express as a base then with many lite Christmas spice toppings. Burns quite fast and a bit on the hot side. Slowing your cadence will help with the flavors and the heat. This is not a goopy aromatic burns to a clean ash and the cavendish is just pinch. Nic hit is mild but the flavor is medium. Easley an all day smoke. 4 stars

Pipe Used: cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: 4 years

Purchased From: Chesapeake pipe and cigar

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Smokey Bear Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smokey Bear (4)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Virginia Black Cavendish Katerini Kentucky Light smokiness, eggnog spices with out the vanilla creaminess... I got alot of spices... gets a lot better after the halfway down the bowl! Smokes very hot need to go slow with this one.

Pipe Used: Lorenzetti Constantine

Age When Smoked: 1 year.. just opened

Purchased From: BnB tobacco

Similar Blends: Sutliff Great outdoors, slightly like h&h eggnog....

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Bumble Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bumble (65)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Christmas blends are my favorite, I want to try them all, so I go into each Christmas blend with great expectations! This is for the 2020 release... The product description lists - hints of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, rum and chocolate. Opening the tin, what I smelled was tobacco and spices. The flavor I tasted was a bit of a combination of everything with nothing overpowering the other. This was a decent Christmas blend for me although it was a bit dry when opened and I didn't get the strong flavor notes I was expecting. I did not have any tounge-bite with this blend.

Pipe Used: Peterson 2017 Christmas (87)

Age When Smoked: tin was 6 months old when received

Purchased From:

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Greybeard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greybeard (63)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Very nice aromatic. I only got to try one bowl sample of this, but enjoyed it. Upon lighting I got a little harshness, but after that a spiced Christmas cookie or fruitcake flavor with a touch of rum came through, and was very nice. I'm definitely considering this for a future tin purchase now. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Corn cob Mizzou

Age When Smoked: Bulk sample

Purchased From: Barclay Pipe, Tobacco, & Cigar

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natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (169)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This was not as flavorful as I wanted it to be. I want my holiday blends to be an in your face aromatic and this was not it. The flavor was nice, but just too subtle. Good, not great

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