The perique, Oriental and Virginia blended into Cornell & Diehl Oriental Silk makes for a brightly colored and unforgettable smoking experience. Fans of Orientals will love this blend!
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Oriental Silk
Tobacco Type: Oriental, Perique & Virginia
Blend Type: Oriental
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 2 oz. Tin
- 16 oz. Bag
This is another C&D blend with "umph"..I like the way that the Oriental tobacco is present, is noticeable,yet in concert with the Virginias in this one. Although the nicotine level is low/medium, this is a blend with lots of taste and enough flavor, nose tingle and mouthfeel to let you know that this is another fine quality C&D blend. Honestly, the more blends by C&D that I smoke, the more I am learning to enjoy non-aros that are full and favorable, adding to my now fairly deep cellar...Out of the can this one is of perfect humidity, ready to enjoy...go slow to enjoy the spectrum of tastes, with Oriental taking a lead, blending very nicely with the Virginias...Thank you again C&D, for a fine smoke.
Nice, smooth, just OK.
After McClelland shut its doors it has been difficult finding a replacement for "oriental series" but after going through 20+ tins I can say I found the one! Yes, this is the Blend I wouldn't mind being stuck on a deserted island with!!!
A few weeks ago I tried my first Balkan blend, and I was absolutely hooked. On top of trying new Balkans, it also sent me down a rabbit hole of trying new Oriental-forward blends. I also wanted to try Oriental-forward blends that don't have Latakia in them so I could get a better sense of what tastes Orientals bring to the mix.
Since this is the highest rated Oriental Blend on tobaccoreviews.com, it was naturally the first blend I tried. The fact that it has Perique on top of the Virginias and Orientals just added to the appeal.
From the first smoke, I've been absolutely hooked on this tobacco. It's become my go-to "all-day" smoke. The balance in it is perfect for me with the Perique being very much in the background but definitely adding depth. I cannot recommend this blend highly enough.