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
Blend Type: American
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 2 oz. Tin
- 8 oz. Tin
- Cornell & Diehl
- Room Note:
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.
This is my current favorite.
Tastes like flying dutchman.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.