Cornell & Diehl Smooth English is an Amar Blends Co. mix that C&D bought the rights to. A mix of Virginia, Latakia and Burley, this contrasting colored coarse cut pipe tobacco is a perfect starter if you’re thinking about jumping into English blends.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Smooth English Bulk
Tobacco Type: Burley, Latakia & Virginia
Cut: Coarse Cut
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Amount: 16 oz.
This is my first English tobacco foray after smoking only Aromatics. So what did I do? I bought 16 ounces of the stuff untried! And I am glad I did! I am new to pipe smoking, only three months, but the addiction, not to the tobacco, but of collecting pipes is a terrible bug, which I fear there is no cure for. I digress though. When my tobacco arrived I was stunned! Sixteen ounces of tobacco is a BIG bag! I thought, how am I going to smoke all that? One bowl at a time! One bowl at a time!
Now, I usually let my tobacco air dry for a few days at 30% Relative Humidity ( the normal RH in my house ). I have found that the tobacco smokes better, doesn't need a re-light as often and smokes cooler with less harshness, for me anyway. I live in a high desert area so that is easy.
Now this blend has a nice room aroma according to my wife. Un-smoked, it has a slightly sweet maple and Juniper aroma. Definitely different, but in a good way. I can't handle a lot of nicotine so this is just right for me in the morning or anytime of the day, in the mild to medium range I think. I would like to add some kudos to the Tobacco Pipes Co. This is a really nice outfit to order from. Sometimes hard to get a hold of on the telephone ( they do call back! ), but emailing and web ordering are the tops from my ordering experience and their prices are the best that I have researched! Good smoking and Cheers!