Cornell and Dielh's Orient Express is a mixture of two popular C&D blends; Odessa and Pirate Kake. This blend was discontinued around 2014 and was recently re-released. Pirate Kake is famously around 75% Latakia and Odessa is composed of Burley, Latakia, Turkish and Perique. This blend has exceeded the sum of its parts, and is a strong and smooth mixture.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Orient Express
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Latakia, Orientals, Perique, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 2 oz.
So a grain of salt with this since I'm a noob to English blends, but I felt it might offer some help to the curious. If this is anything like what else is in store, from this category. I'm hooked. This was a great experience. This isn't a strong Latakia blend in my opinion, but I do like a petty scotch. This is really about the Orientals to me. I love the incense, woody, spicy flavors. It smoked really well for me. Tin was probably close to perfect, definitely drier side than moist, but where you'd want it after rubbing it out and letting it sit. This is a new favorite for me!
Very tasty, and very well behaved. If you like English / Balkan type blends, you have to try this.
Quality controls at C&D are working!
Why is it that this blend has no reviews? Bow to the mighty C&D! A truly smooth, creamy English blend, full of flavor and well balanced. Toasty Black Cavendish, exotic Orientals, and Latakia are surely there but not overwhelming. I smoke it in a large bowl where I find it best as it enhances the flavors. If you are an English fan you must give it a try.....you will not regret!