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An honorable mixture of burley and Latakia, spiced with a prudent amount of perique, and sweetened with a conservative touch of broken Virginia flake, this blend should serve you well when there's plenty on the docket.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Packaging2 ounce tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong

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Briar and Blues Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Briar and Blues (4)
Medium None Detected Full Tolerable

The burley and Latakia play nicely and the perique and cavendish play nice. The Virginia’s do show up but on the back end. It’s a fun English blend. Easy enough to smoke all day but doesn’t leave you wishing for flavor. Can smoke very quickly so you’ll need to watch it and not get too hot.

Otherwise, I love it. It’s in my standard rotation.

Pipe Used: Peterson 373

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Cornell & Diehl - Old Court.

Please remember this is only MY opinion. LOL, you may smoke it and extrapolate a completely different view! However, for what it's worth, I don't like it!

The majority of it's medium ribbons but I can see a few rather coarse pieces. There's more brown tobaccos than black. The aroma suggests natural, raw, tobacco; it isn't sweet, or fragrant. My tin's too dry.

The Latakia's the main player, but it doesn't hog the flavour with a bitter smokiness. The Burley prevents it from doing so, by giving a coarse, austere, ruggedness to the smoke. These two are running the show, the others take a lighter stance. The Perique raises its head as the bowl's smoked. I'm not talking a spice-bomb, but it gives a vinegary touch as the smoke progresses; this is quite unpleasant and reduces the rating. I struggle to identify the Virginia and black Cavendish; the other leaves have enough fortitude to keep these restrained. The burn from it's of a poor quality. It goes fast and too warm.

Nicotine: above medium. Room-note: not nice.

Old Court? I don't like it and I won't recommend it:

One star.

Pipe Used: Mastro Geppetto

Age When Smoked: Stamped 6/05/17

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3 people found this review helpful.

Old Atty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Old Atty (1)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

Had looked for a close match to Old Briar. This is close. Cool easy old time American English. Good all day smoke. What more could one want.

Pipe Used: Jobey Stromboli

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: P and C

Similar Blends: Old Briar.

3 people found this review helpful.

CDM Jr. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CDM Jr. (18)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

While perhaps not for beginners, this could be a great all-day smoke for veteran English lovers.

Latakia is prominent here along with Burley and a nice spicy kick from the Perique. The Virginia is here.....somewhere.

Easy to lite, burns slow and clean with no dottle or gurgle. There's nic here but not too much to do damage. Room note is what you would expect from this type of blend. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this outdoors or alone lest you endure the wrath of your significant other.

Quality smoke from C&D.


Pipe Used: Big Ben Jade 542

Age When Smoked: Fresh

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2 people found this review helpful.