Cornell and Diehl's Bayou Morning Flake is a strong Virginia and Perique blend. While most Virginia and Perique blends are sweet, tangy, and light this blend is a dark and rich departure from the type. The dark chunks are made of twenty five percent Perique and a mixture of Virginias. The blend is strong and full flavored, yet displays a surprising delicacy. Far more than an entry level Va/Per, this blend is an experienced piper's blend.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Bayou Morning Flake
Tobacco Type: Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz. Tin
- 8 oz. Tin
Well, this was my first Parique Virginia blend and I think it was a really good one to start with! The tin note is unbelievable! It smelled of figs, earth and perhaps a little bit of morning dew. The flake is broken up and I did not rub it out, just packed my pipe and began to puff away. It smoked cool and has an aroma that reminds me of a cool morning in the deer woods. A dozen or so bowls later and it continues to only get better! The moisture was absolutely perfect right out of the tin! This will definitely be one I always keep on hand! I’m looking forward to cellaring a few tins, I can only imagine how good they’ll be!
Not going to write a long review but will just say the tin note is amazing and this stuff is a great smoke. I am planning to cellar a lot deeper than I have already. Grab a few times and wait a couple of years, the moisture content is great and flakes are perfect for a fold & stuff. Cellar deep and enjoy mates!
This is a broken flake with the texture of bread. Not what one would call a beautiful flake from an aesthetic standpoint. Needs to be consumed in a pipe dedicated to naturals. If you like Navy Flake or if you like Virginia Flakes, this needs to have some place in your home. The Perique Is big from a percentage standpoint but smooth. This is the last smoke of the day for you as it overwhelms your pallet with fermented tobacco which is fantastic and cool burning. The next day your favorite Virginia is perceivably much sweeter as compared to this complex tobacco. The nic hit is balanced back from the high sugar content of the Virginias. Powerhouse of flavor - sometimes it's just what is needed.
This is one of the best Virginia/Perique blends I have ever smoked. Upon opening the tin you get a wonderful bready, earthy, spice. It presents more as a broken flake and is easy to rub out or fold and stuff. It has been my experience that this blend needs little to no drying time and can be smoked right out of the tin immediately and should be jarred immediately after opening or it will become bone dry very quickly. During the smoke you are presented with a delicious experience of earthy, bready, tangy Virginia and red and black pepper spice from the perique. Careful with the retro-hale as it is all pepper and doesn't apologize. Not let's talk nicotine. You are going to want to smoke this blend after having a big breakfast or brunch and it pairs well with coffee or iced tea. You are going to want to also take your time as the nicotine comes on strong, straight from the full belly feel to the sweats and if you push past that, well we know what comes next. I highly recommend this blend and would suggest cellaring it as it can only get better with age.