Another Naval-themed blend, Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate is a seriously strong Krumble Kake with Black Cavendish, Oriental and Latakia all pressed together to give the smoker a one-two-hit of nicotine and rum-filled smokiness.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Black Frigate
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz. Tin
- 8 oz. Tin
- Cornell & Diehl
- Black Cavendish
- Room Note:
Excellent English Crumble Cake, one of my favorites
I find this blend to be perfect for my first after-dinner smoke of the evening. The balance of the tobaccos is spot on - the smokiness of the Latakia is most forward, but there is a Virginia brightness underneath that. The rum flavoring is subtle, present but not overstated as is the case with some flavored blends. I like to start my evening rotation with this, afterwards move on to something with Perique for a bolder smoking experience, then for my last smoke I like Peterson Nightcap. This would make a nice afternoon/late afternoon smoke also. I have come to respect C&D as one of the top shelf tobacconists, and this blend definitely belongs in that category.
Simply smashing navy blend! Taste history in every wonderful puff, but not too fast. This one tends to burn a touch hot in my classic Liverpool. Love it, my boy. Love it.
Awesome. Wish I could find a way to get my own slab instead of the 2oz blocks
I am currently enjoying a bowl of this fine blend as I write this post. The rum is distinct and pleasant to cold draw for a while before lighting. After a number of charring lights it settles down to a rich flavorful blend that has plenty to keep your attention yet is smooth and satisfying. This blend is both outrageous and delightful which is due to the great quality C&D seems to be able to provide tin after tin. They really are one of my favorite tobacco houses. Highly recommend to all Enthusiasts and newcomers wanting to try an excellent rum based blend.
I like this one a lot more than I thought I would. This one has quite a strong rum flavor that I can't taste the latakia that is supposedly there. But the tobacco blend is very rich and strong and gradually balances out the rum. Not for everyone, I think, but the right smoker will love this. Burns slow, cool and long.
This sounds like an odd combination of tobaccos, but they blend amazingly well. No one component stands out, but it's a strong, smooth and pleasant blend. Just a slight rum aroma. It makes me want a pint of grog to accompany this wonderful smoke.
5 Stars all the way
If the Tobacco Gods are listening, I’d love to see more Crumble Cake style Tobaccos! This is a dandy blend, if you like 2 things. Rum, which will entice you from the jump on the tin note. Then 2nd but not exactly fashionably late to the party Latakia. This cake breaks down easily. Takes a flame eagerly, no drying time necessary. The smoke is tasty, Rum is up front in the first 1/3 of the bowl then bows out gracefully to make way for the Latakia. Room note was mixed, some loved it some said it was fine. That’s a win in my book as no one had anything cross to say!! I definitely will buy more Black Frigate! Happy Piping!!!