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Cornell & Diehl Gentleman Caller Pipe Tobacco

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A robust and sweet base of Virginia, Burley and Perique is mixed with Deer Tongue.  The herbal and rich taste of this blend is almost unique amongst modern tobacco blends.  However, it should be noted that this blend recalls many classic mixtures long gone.  With a wonderful room note, a bowl of Gentleman Caller will take you back in time.


Brand: Cornell & Diehl

Blended By: Cornell & Diehl

Model:  Gentleman Caller

Tobacco Type: Burley, Perique & Virginia

Cut: Ribbon

Blend Type: American

Strength: 3 of 5

Taste: Mild

Room Note: Pleasant

Flavoring: Liquor


  • 2 oz. Tin
  • 8 oz. Tin

Country: US


What is in it?
A very unique blend of Burley, Perique and Virginia.  Topped with a liquor and sprinkled with the herb Deer Tongue
Burley: Very noticeable amount present.  C&D Burley tastes like almonds to me. 
Perique: A light condiment here, only noticeable on the retrohale.
Virginia: A major component, and responsible for the sweetness.
What does it smoke like?
Gentleman Caller is a UNIQUE pipe tobacco because strictly speaking there is more than tobacco here.  Deer Tongue is an herb that has been added to this blend.  More commonly used in past tobacco blends than today, Half and Half is purported to have once contained deer tongue.  This blend has an herbal quality that seems to be overwhelming during the first smoke.  It is hard to describe, but the taste reminds me of smelling catnip or sage.  This taste to me is stronger than the tobacco in the blend but in a complementary way.  Let's face it, there are many aromatics where the topping is stronger in flavor than the tobacco, and the deer tongue dominates the smoke in the same way.  I can all but guarantee a unique experience for any piper that has never had deer tongue.  Also, do expect the deer tongue flavor to ghost a pipe for the next few smokes.
How to prepare it?
As is typical for C&D, Gentleman Caller is on the dry side of smokable as delivered.  One could certainly pack a bowl firmly and enjoy this blend as is.  I packed a pipe with a normal three step method.  Then, with my thumb over the bowl loosely, I blow thru the stem slowly for three or four breaths and the humidity from my breath will rehydrate the tobacco a bit.  You should prepare for compliments from passers by as well, this blend was positively received by several people.
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11 Reviews

  • 2
    Gentlemen Caller

    Posted by Richard Kleffman on 4th Mar 2023

    This one is a no for me. Smells like fruit cake in the tin. I don’t like fruit cake. The taste is not pleasing at all to me. Two stars are for a nice burn. It’s also a ghastly ghoster.

  • 5

    Posted by Aaron on 1st Jan 2023

    This is my current favorite.

  • 4
    Gentlemen caller

    Posted by Daniel paradis on 17th Apr 2021

    Tastes like flying dutchman.

  • 4
    Cornell & Diehl Gentleman Caller

    Posted by Yochanon on 25th Mar 2021

    This is actually a very nice, tasty blend, one I could actually not mind having a small supply of on hand all the time for someone who really isn't much for aromatics at all. It is a 'sweet' blend in the way Virginias are 'sweet', just not the hay-like sweet (hopefully that all made sense). A very easy and mellow blend to smoke even for those new to pipes. The aroma from the tin is a little 'strange' because one cannot simply put their finger on anything about it that is familiar at all. It's not unpleasant, but to me, it's not something I'd leave open as a potpourri. One thing to be wary of, at least it was so for me with this order of it, was it was quite dry, which made it burn somewhat hot. Mix it 50/50 with some Old Toby. This mixture turned out to be utterly fantastic by the way, I mean to the point that I'm going to make sure I lay in a supply of this Gentleman Caller and some more Old Toby just so I can make myself a nice big batch of this mixture. It burned much more coolly, and the Gentleman Caller also made it burn nice and evenly and gave it that little extra 'difference' from just a plain old too-sweet aromatic flavor I get from plain Old Toby alone. Overall this Gentleman Caller is really a very nice tobacco, and if it weren't that it was so dry and thus burned a bit too hot if smoked straight from the can, I'd have given it 5 stars easily. If one has a way to moisten this up some, you've got a keeper of a fine mix to enjoy!

  • 4
    C&D Gentleman Caller

    Posted by BootCampBob on 28th Nov 2020

    Aside from some very old Half and Half I have cellared, this is the only other blend I have with deer tongue. You can barely see it in the blend, but the aroma and taste is definitely present. Worth getting a tin if for no other reason than to try it. Reminiscent of the room notes I recall wafting through the house back in the '60's.

  • 4
    Gentleman Caller Pipe Tobacco

    Posted by Mike Harmon on 16th Apr 2020

    Trying this as an everyday smoke, and enjoying the flavor and aroma. Does ghost the pipe a bit, but even the aftertaste is enjoyable. I would recommend this to any regular pipe smoker looking for something a little different.

  • 4
    Gentleman Caller

    Posted by Mike on 14th Jun 2019

    To me, this was pretty bland although it lit and burned well with few re-lights. Overall though it didn't do much for me and I won't buy again.

  • 5
    Summer in Perry Sound!

    Posted by Tom Wainright on 16th Jan 2019

    This is my first time having it blend with deer tongue in it and it really takes me back to summers in Perry Sound. The deer tongue is very reminiscent of the mysterious native herb sweet grass. In the summer Perry Sound would smell of this elusive herb when it would get mowed in the hot summer sun! A heavenly aroma and a great addition to a pipe blend! It might be -6 and snowing here today but I am immediately taken back to the dog days of summer and better times! 10 stars if I could give them!!

  • 5

    Posted by Pauly on 30th Jul 2018

    Mild grassy and sweet, almost vanilla. A little perique which shows itself more near the end of the bowl. Reminds me of the warm summer days with a light breeze. I love this stuff.