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Like its namesake conduit to the majestic Rocky Mountains, this mixture of black cavendish and red Virginia leaf — adorned with the subtle spice of perique and topped with the flavors of vanilla and applejack — makes for an awe-inspiring experience.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging2 ounce tin, bulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1981)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Granby Station.

The blend has an intriguing appearance, many shapes and colours. The aroma from it has a touch of sharp apples in there. It arrived at a smokeable moistness.

The smoke? I've never drank applejack so can't comment on the authenticity of the aromatic addition here, but what I can comment on is the way the smoke tastes to me. The main tobacco flavour's a VaBur one, sweetened with black Cavendish and hardly any Perique. The vanilla addition tastes nice, there's just enough to identify it, but the applejack has a flavour which is just bitter and sour; nowhere near as sweet as I'd have liked.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Granby Station? Although the applejack topping ruins the smoke I'll give it two stars based on the tobaccos and vanilla:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Chacom Atlas

Age When Smoked: Two weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

Sweet Leaf Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sweet Leaf (8)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Arrived moist in pouch, set it out to dry for 30 minutes. Bag consist of mainly brown and black tobacco. Virginia's were mainly bready and the burly's tasted of molasses. The black cavendish was front and center with the topping adding a sweet mild honey flavor. Very nice aromatic, the topping did not drowned out the tobacco taste. I can barely taste the Perique at all. I think it may be adding a slight Plum flavor

Pipe Used: Savinelli

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

4 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (202)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I'm reviewing some Granby Station that has been jarred since June 2017 which I decided to try again during the great lockdown of 2020.

Still moist in the jar. Dark black and brown ribbons. Jar note is sweet, topping sweet. I let it sit out about 30 mins before packing each time.

Very easy to pack with the ribbon cut. Easy to get lit with a little tamping. The beginning of the smoke tasted 100% aromatic as it burned through the topping. I got vanilla (mild), and some sort of Alcohol.

Not sure if it is Applejack or not. Applejack is Apple Brandy mixed with clear liquor.. to make an Apple Whiskey.. https://lairdandcompany.com/ I always thought of it as redistilled Hard Cider (which I enjoy). There's a very faint apple note in the smoke if sipped softly, so I shall give it the benefit of the doubt.

As the bowls progressed I could pick up a slight pepper, which I will place with the perique and this hits the tongue as a little sourish.

Beyond that, the rest of the tobaccos seem to be along for the ride. It's not a bad smoke by any means as long as you smoke slowly and don't push it as it wants to burn a little hot if pushed at all.

Seemed to smoke best in Canadians with longer stems to help cool the heat. Put out generous clouds of smoke. Wife complemented a "fruity" room note, so that is a plus while I'm doing most of my smoking inside these days.

There is a slight sour aftertaste with probably 75% of the bowls. Can't figure out why not all of them.

I'll smoke the other ounce that I have, but I doubt this will be something I'd go out of my way to buy again.

Pipe Used: Radiator Pipes, Canadians

Age When Smoked: 2017

Purchased From: Gift

3 people found this review helpful.

rogerrodger Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rogerrodger (2)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought this tobacco because the name intrigued me. One of my favorite spots in the world is Grand Lake, Colorado. The town of Granby is nearby. There is a little Amtrak train station in Granby that can be used by residents of Denver to get to Rocky Mountain National Park and the lakes around Grand Lake. So, I ordered an ounce to try out. I am very pleased with the easy, cool, and fresh aroma of this fine tobacco. It packed well, only required one or two relights. One can definitely detect the apples throughout the smoke, along with a nice molasses influence. I will definitely be buying more to store in a Mason jar.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Basket

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Prince Albert, Cigar Chateau Bulk Blend.

3 people found this review helpful.

UncleSquinty Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
UncleSquinty (27)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

This review is based solely on first impressions after smoking only a couple bowls, so take it for what its worth.

Perique? What perique? I don't taste it, although it may contribute a bit to the fruity side of the flavor profile. It certainly adds no pepper. To me, this tastes almost like a straight Cavendish, although I'll accept the fact that other tobaccos are used in this blend.

Toppings are generously applied but not overly done. Smoked slowly in a corncob pipe, this burns down to mottled grey ash with a few bits of carbon and slightly less than average aromatic goop.

The liquor used to top this is apple jack. Apple jack is ice distilled from hard cider; the cider is left to freeze and the ice scraped from the top of the frozen cider. What remains is strong cider with an average alcohol content of around 10%, nearly double the strength of most hard ciders. This boozy concoction adds a lot of apple aroma and hint of alcohol to the pouch note, but ends up making the smoke taste a bit sour and fruity. The overall profile is a vanilla Cavendish flavor with just a little fruit in the background.

Mechanically, this earns a grade of B-minus. It can be abit hard to keep lit unless it has been dried a bit. A loose initial pack followed by frequent gentle tamping will ensure a steady burn to the bottom of the bowl.

I like this one, because it is different from most other aeros I enjoy. I can recommend this, but I won't give it 4 stars. There are better aeros available. I am glad I bought a 2 ounce bag to try, and I will finish the bag but at this point do not see myself reordering this.

Pipe Used: M.M. Legend and Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk

Purchased From: Online retailer

3 people found this review helpful.

ecce_ego Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ecce_ego (24)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Smells great in the bag. In fact, first thing I thought when opening it this close to Easter was, that it smelled like hot cross buns. Maybe fruitcake if you prefer, but definitely a sweet raisiny bread aroma.

The smell doesn't particularly carry over to the taste for me. It's neither very sweet-apart from the sweet grass hint from the virginia-nor sour, just a neutral rich tobacco flavor with earthy and subtle tones. The Cavendish is not highly toasted and imparts more coolness than flavor. There seems to be a complete lack of perique either visibly or gastronomically. I'm not sure what Applejack is, but I don't get any tartness or apple flavor at all. The pouch note also doesn't carry over to the room note, though it's not at all unpleasant.

Smoked it right out of the pouch with no drying, so it did sizzle the whole way through. Perhaps the casing vaporized off and left me with a false impression; I know by now to let tobacco properly age but I'm always impatient to try it right away. I'll come back and update in a few weeks possibly.

Pipe Used: Tattoo meerschaum lined

Age When Smoked: New bulk bag

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Greybeard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greybeard (15)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I really like this blend. Little sour tin/jar note. I definitely get a little vanilla upon lighting, and it hangs around with a slight sour note as well, I assume from the applejack (never tried it so don't know for sure). I get a little spicy tongue tingle but not in a bad biting way, and I assume this is perique. Several other reviews said the perique was almost unnoticeable, but since I have not smoked too many perique blends I must be a little more sensitive to it.

Only a handful of bowls in, so might be early to give 4 stars, but so far I really enjoy this, and will probably keep it in mind for further purchases. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: MM Cob Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: Bulk

Purchased From: SmokingPipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.