Cornell & Diehl Red Odessa seems to be the fan favorite among the four varied blends, Odessa, Pirate Kake, Engine #99. We like them all, but if you want to go with the “fan favorite” here it is. Whichever you choose, fans of English blends really can’t go wrong with these.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Red Odessa Bulk
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Perique, Oriental & Red Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 1 oz. Bulk
- 2 oz. Bulk
- 4 oz. Bulk
- 8 oz. Bulk
- 16 oz. Bulk
- 5 lbs. Bulk
- Cornell & Diehl
- Room Note:
For me, very enjoyable all day smoke, fruity taste throughout, is my go to tobacco, would give it 4.5 or 4.75 star, reserving 5 stars for things like Star of the East, arango balkan supreme etc...
What a wonderful English blend! Sweet/Sour, Spicy Smoky. This blend needs your attention. Don't see this in a lot of top ten lists but it deserves a place. Highly recommend!
Very well balanced, not as strong as I might like.
Was a little moist upon opening. The left bag opens for a day and it was just right. Tasty, spicy, burns well and I cannot describe all of the wonderful flavors it produces. Great smoke and since I purchased in bulk, I put up a couple of jars to age.
This fairly recent discovery is probably one of the better all-day Virginia/Latakia/Turkish/Perique blends I've found. I'd put it in the medium-strength category. Just a nice smoky, succulent, all-around smoke. It actually reminds me more of some of those great English/Latakia blends from 40 to 50 years ago than certain others.