Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Series: The Old Ones
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Orientals, Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 2 oz.
New favorite blend. Didnt expect that.
Really outstanding. Just perfect. I dont even know why or how.
I danced to the fiddlers tune and ate his rotten fruits. I even enjoyed it.
But this. This is different. No overpowering stuff. No LOOK AT ME notes that grab you by the collar and plant wet, cloying kisses on you.
Just an outstanding, smooth profile.
Everything is in its place.
No film on the roof of the mouth.
I love nicotine, and expected this to leave me wanting in that dept.
It did not.
Dont resist it.
I think the new gills behind my ears look great.
When I came to innsmouth i thought the people strange...the way they walked, the cold reception. But they know something we dont.
I now find myself shuffling, like them.... a new elegant bend in my spine, lurching ever towards the sea.
Time for a swim...
The first time I tried this, it was an elusive smoke that was puzzling on the palette. I couldn't call it an aromatic because I cannot sense a top note or pervasive of note of overt flavoring or scent. with each bowl, the blend has appealed to me. Like a fine wine that must open up and breath, this tobacco blend improves each time you smoke it. I asked my wife if she could detect a tin note - she said "chocolate". I do not smell chocolate whatsoever. It is a mild smoke and has been climbing in the ranks of my rotation. I see this being a good "early Morning" or mild-day smoke.
Great blend with no added flavors. The Virginia and Katerini stand out with the Perique and Cavendish in the support role. Good woody, spicy, sweetness that doesn't bite or get harsh.