Cornell & Diehl Manhattan Afternoon Pipe Tobacco

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Manhattan Afternoon is a partner-friendly flake made with Virginia and flavored with honey. This tobacco is part of Cornell & Diehl’s Simply Elegant Series, blended by Craig Tarler.


Brand: Cornell & Diehl

Series: Simply Elegant

Blended By: Cornell & Diehl

Model: Manhattan Afternoon

Tobacco Type: Virginia

Cut: Flake

Blend Type: Straight Virginia

Strength: 2 of 5

Taste: Mild

Room Note: Pleasant

Flavoring: Honey

Amount: 2 oz.

Country: US

1 Review

  • 3

    Posted by Adam V. on 17th Apr 2017

    Well, this is an odd one. That's not necessarily bad, but this blend is a bit different for me compared to the other straight VAs I've tried. First, upon opening the tin note is nice enough, but it's the texture of the tobacco that I find interesting. It is a thick flake that feels velvety, almost furry. Other flakes are usually a little brittle and easy to rub out and break up. But this stuff is softer and takes more effort to rub out. Maybe its the process used, or the honey that does this. Once loaded into the bowl, it is springy. I have to pack it in pretty tightly, but it still lights and burns well. The taste is pretty much what I expect of a straight VA - sweet and grassy. Maybe the honey adds to the sweetness. I find it burns a little hot, so just "sip" it. This heat moderated a lot 1/4 of the way into the bowl, and the flavor intensified. From here on the smoke was pretty smooth. I'd give this one 4 stars except for the heat at the beginning of the smoke. This is a decent VA, but compared to GL Pease "Union Square" or "The Virginia Cream" it falls short.