Long cut Cavendish, Virginia, toasted Burley and Latakia flavored with caramel and vanilla. A little more aromatic than Big Ben.

Notes: This was an Amar Blends Co. mixture. Cornell and Diehl bought the rights of all their old recipes.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByAmar Blends Co.
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Brandy, Caramel, Vanilla, Whisky
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3048)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The long cut cavendish, Virginia and toasted burley provide some grass, earth, citrus, a light dark fruitiness, and toasted nuts. I’m not certain where the spice notes comes from. The smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia is a team player, sometimes is more noticeable than other times. The caramel is the most prominent topping with the vanilla offering able support. I also perceive an essence of whiskey in the background. The toppings do sublimate the tobaccos to a moderate degree. The taste level is a little closer to mild than it is to medium. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a little inconsistency in the flavor presentation. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant after taste. Can be an all day aromatic English smoke.


13 people found this review helpful.

Kraft1994 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kraft1994 (54)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Strange blend. The name really says it all. Its a sweet english. Its a rather traditional english blend similar to Dunhill's 965. In the background is a wonderful caramel flavoring. The flavoring really makes this blend stand out. Mild and sweet in the background of a fantastic english blend. The room note is actually very pleasant. Somehow the caramel casing comes out above the latakia in the room note making this an oddly aromatic english blend. Long story short Sweet English tastes like an english with the background note of caramel and smells like caramel with the background note of latakia. Interesting, odd, and lovely.

10 people found this review helpful.

Buster Bluth Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Buster Bluth (56)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is really a delightful tobacco. First impressions showed a mix of ribbon and dark leaf in the bag of C&D'S usual quality. I could not stand the initial aroma. Reminded me of movie popcorn butter. I gagged. Let it air overnight. Next morning was more caramel and vanilla extract with a smoky Latakia undertone.

I initially smoked with great trepidation in a Grabow "big pipe" I use for aromatics. no filter and have sampled about 7-8 bowls of this. The closest styled tobacco I can compare this to is Samuel Gawith Chocolate Flake and Altadis Count Pulaski....flavored aromatics with Latakia.

Tobacco lights and burns without fuss. The initial flavors/aromas are caramel and sweet with Latakia more in the background. mid bowl, the flavoring becomes less pronounced and the burley taste and Latakia smokiness takes control. Near the end a little virginia sweetness is periodically discerned. But, it must be noted that this mixture is never Latakia fwd, nor do the aromatic qualities disappear. The room note pleasant, but does have some Latakia which I love, but some others find unpleasant.

I recommend this blend. It's a winner and a good change of pace tobacco when you want to sample aromatics or something unique without the negatives of typical aromatics like gurgling, etc. It's well behaved and burns all the way down. Give it a try.

8 people found this review helpful.

clanobucklin Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
clanobucklin (105)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I always get a chuckle when I read a Review about a tobacco and the Reviewer says he smoked 1 or 2 bowls and then pitches the tobacco and says it's Garbage. I have found that such a dismissive attitude usually short changes any attempt to give a blend a fair review. Such is the case with Sweet English. If I had only smoked 1 bowl I would have have probably written it off. It wasn't very good. Still intrigued - I thought I'd sit with it for a few days and try this tobacco in different pipes - which I think everyone should do before posting a review of any Tobacco.

So let me save any future experimenters some time and money.

Sweet English is not Sweet. It is an off dry tobacco blend that is semi sweet or off dry if we use wine tasting notes. The bag aroma has a strange "buttered popcorn" smell that can be off putting. The taste has an unusual combination of American English tobacco taste with Carmel, butter and vanilla notes. It smokes dry and can burn quickly due to the humidity level of the tobacco. The buttered popcorn flavor somehow translates itself into the taste and if anything is off putting I'd probably identify this flavoring as the culprit.

To continue - it does not taste anything like Dunhill 965 and nor would even come close to 965 even if the toppings were removed. There is burly taste that sometimes imbues the smoke with a slightly bitter taste but such is the case with a lot of C&D tobaccos - I believe that the Burly tobaccos they use are natural and untreated - Hence the bitter taste. The bitterness eventually smooths out and does not detract in any way as one progresses through the smoke.

That being said what you do have is an interesting blend that can be smoked any time during the day. A cross over English that might satisfy both smoker's who prefer either English or Aromatic tobaccos. It is refined and subtle despite the burly hiccups I mentioned before. Those looking for Lat Bombs or Sweet sugary blends should look elsewhere. This is a crossover blend that shows some restraint.

I have been smoking this blend for several days and I am glad I gave it a chance as it took several bowls to appreciate it. Can't say it will be in my rotation but I am glad I gave this one a good solid try. Interesting and unique but ultimately not Sweet enough for me.

Pipe Used: Charatan

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

7 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

A very nice blend. The underlying (American) English is very tasty. Would be good all by itself. The addition of the "caramanilla" flavoring adds a very nice touch. More caramel than vanilla, but both are detectable. A very pleasing aro. Mild to medium in body and flavor. Great change of pace for me.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

6 people found this review helpful.

ThePortlyGenie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ThePortlyGenie (13)
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The first scent of the tobacco was decidedly "agricultural" - a somewhat unpleasant odour, but strangely not off-putting!! The smoky 'haze' of latakia, although there, was certainly NOT predominant in the tin aroma, though, happily, it is present in the smoke [much to the annoyance of occassional by-standers at this smokers residence!!] and in the taste.

The tobacco, after lighting, is one of the most pleasant experiences I have enjoyed since returning to the pipe earlier this year! Smooth, with an edge that is pleasantly 'unbalanced,' cool, rich smoke if smoked vigorously and a good "slow" burn if allowed to relax.

As this tobacco was tried after a month or so of C&D 'light aromatic therapy' [Autumn Evening, Milk & Honey] to restore my palate after some truly awful stuff bought from local suppliers here in Australia, the impression left was of a strong stone-built house with solid, unmoveable foundations [metaphorically speaking] - a tobacco to lean on when others seem to fail. Not flashy, or really grand and outstanding, just relaiable, like a good friend. I doubt that Sweet English would offend a young smoker broadening their horizons - you do not need to like latakia blends as there IS a modest sweetness here, but NOT of invert sugar compounds liberally added to hide low-quality leaf!! NO: The leaf seems quite acceptable - the Cavendish does not overpower with sweetness, the virginia brightens it a little and the blending has produced a fairly-well balanced mixture.

My bulk supply was at about the right moisture content to smoke well and I haven't had to dry it out at all. One minor incident though: I left the tobacco jar unsealed with about 3oz therein. When re-moistening, I found it hard to get 'back' to the optimum moisture level. Perhaps I'm getting a bit finicky in my "maturity," or the tobacco is a bit that way. Irrespective, after a bit of fiddling, I'm smoking through the 're-juvenated' leaf with the note that the 'agricultural' smell has been reduced, and the very mild caramel-like taste of the "original" is now a little more pronounced!! For me - no problems.
Mme Nic O'Tine is there in the last 1/3rd of the bowl, but only a 'threat' if you smoke too far down into the dottle!!

Pipe Used: Asstd. Petersons & Stanwells

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

6 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (633)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I recently received a sample of this that was finished in two large bowls, so I did not have a very long time with it; however, I did enjoy the two bowls I had. I thought the name to be an apt description for what I tasted based on both my descriptions of English and sweet.

I found this to be in the same vein as PS English Luxury and Oriental Supreme. These types of blends make a perfect switch for someone who is lat curious and is currently smoking aros, but they also offer a nice change up for veteran smokers who want some occasional sweetness.

Some reviews have bashed this as being something akin to a captain black with the topping overwhelming things. I found the topping to be well applied and more highlighting the underlying leaf rather than smothering the same. There was clearly some vanilla notes, the caramel was less evident to my tongue, but after reading the contents it makes sense. The latakia does wonderful things with these flavorings. I also picked up some lemony citrus notes and perhaps this is the result of the Virginia. I am not really sure where it came from, but it added to my enjoyment of the blend.

The latakia is there and adds its smokiness and creaminess, but does not overwhelm at all, which is a good thing as I think too much lat mixed with flavored toppings is a little weird.

I am going to buy more of this one, but will stop short of the impulse to give it four stars as I have had other blends that swept me off my feet after a few bowls, but let me down later. for now I am putting a safe three stars and will return to this one after several more bowls.

Pipe Used: Dunhill Grp 6 panel billiard & Wozniak bent apple

4 people found this review helpful.

Kunsan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kunsan (76)
Very Strong Extremely Mild Full Strong

Perhaps I was sent the wrong tobacco, because my experience of this C&D Sweet English is that it's an absolutely appalling tobacco. It seems to be a rather spicey English blend that has had some vanilla added in the background. Problem is: the spiciness of the basic blend is so powerful that it makes a complete mockery of the word 'sweet'. This stuff is certainly not sweet. Hot, yes. Spicey, yes. Sweet, no. A loathesome tobacco that had a horrible taste, excessive heat and spiciness, and no hint of anything sweet. In fact my experience was so bad that I threw away my 2oz sample after two pipefuls. Quite possibly I was sent the wrong stuff by my supplier, because I usually hold C&D tobaccos in high regard.

4 people found this review helpful.

BTGreenwald Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BTGreenwald (13)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

This is quite nice for a Mild English. The topping does not overwhelm the palette. In fact, the topping helps to round out and augment the natural tobacco flavors.

Pipe Used: Neerup Freehand

Age When Smoked: Right outta da box.

Purchased From: SmokingPipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

RyinMD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RyinMD (27)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I love a mild English blend, and I really like vanilla. The aromatic tobacco's I've put in the rotation have generally been vanilla flavored. I gave this one a try, and boy, did I like it. The English flavor comes through with the added sweetness from the caramel and vanilla. I notice the caramel more than the vanilla. The flavor while smoking is more mild English, with a bit of sweetness, so the blend name is quite descriptive. The more I've smoked it, the more I've noticed the burley.

After just about finishing my first couple of ounces, I ordered some more and have added this to the rotation. It's nice for dessert, and it worked this morning as a morning blend with my tea. I have devoted two pipes to it, and I may add another two or three.

Others have compared the flavor to 965. I don't find them that similar. I find it closer to a couple of Sutliff's Red Lion blends or Lane's HGL - English blends with an aromatic topping or casing.

Pipe Used: Ropp billiard and panel billiard

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Smokingpipies.com

3 people found this review helpful.

codyp Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
codyp (65)
Medium Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Initial lighting I gave this great caramel taste with a hint of latakia english. It was one of the smoothest smoking and lighting I have ever encountered. It smokes long and light if you choose.

The strength was of a mild english. Towards the end the caramel kind of faded and turned into something that reminded me of 965, and a strong C & D english.

The main taste I got was caramel however. The Latakia kept it smooth, and smokey, and complex.

The room note was good, but weird. The wife described it as nougaty, and woodsy, but enjoyable. I enjoyed it.

In the end it was a great smoke, and one I would highly recommend to all smokers.

Pipe Used: AKB Freehand Meerschaum, Peterson System (Bent)

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Almost 965.

3 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

When I write a review, I like to smoke a few ounces to get a good feel how a tobacco will behave in different pipes, in the house/car/outside, etc. When I sit down to actually write the review here I like to be smoking that particular tobacco as I collect and share my thoughts.

Pouch aroma/appearance:

Light to medium colored ribbon cut tobacco, with huge, I mean huge chunks of black Cavendish. Perfect moisture content the day it was delivered. Aroma of sweet nougat, some vanilla/caramel and maybe even a bit of maple, along with smooth burley are forefront. Very little tang of the Virginia, and a slight smokiness of Latakia. My mouth waters as I inhale.


Packs nice, except you have to be deliberate how and where you decide to put the Cavendish chunks. I sometimes like to layer the Cavendish pieces for a pleasant surprise as the cherry hits the chunk and delivers a jolt of sweetness. Lighting takes place in fair order, due to the terrific moisture level.


Flavors of nougat, caramel and a bit of maple are most prevalent, and definitely transfer from the pouch aroma! Not much Latakia in this blend, but enough to know there is some added. It is balanced superbly, and somewhat complex.

This blend literally makes my mouth water. A lot of tobaccos leave my mouth dry and ashy feeling, but this blend leaves a welcomed silkiness on my tongue and roof of my mouth. A fairly mild blend, I can see this being a great "shoulder blend" in the late summer/early fall. By shoulder I mean I transition from VaPer's and a few aro's in the summer to full English in the fall and winter. I'm sitting here in the living room as my wife watches AGT on TV, and she hasn't aborted the couch, so the room note but be ok. LOL! As a matter of fact, she just said it smells good! Burns clean and cool to a fine ash. The burley really comes out in the final third as the flavoring has subsided, but hasn't disappeared. Very little moisture in the heel of the pipe as well. That's great!

All said, I really like this blend and would have no problem recommending it to you fine folks. A definite 3.5 stars!

Pipe Used: Several

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Sweet English.

As you can see from the picture, Sweet English is presented as quite a well rubbed ribbon. As it's from bulk the moisture's just right, the pouch has allowed it to 'air' and reach an impeccable hydration. There's a delicate aromatic aroma, but nothing to imply a heavy casing.

The smoke: it lists, here, liqueurs, brandy, whiskey, etc., but they escape me. The added flavour I detect the most readily is caramel. This marries the smoke with the name Sweet nicely. The vanilla's definitely subordinate, in comparison; it gives a slight creaminess, but is a few leagues behind. I don't find the Latakia behaves in a Bomb-like fashion, at all. In all fairness the tobaccos collaborate together in a fair enough fashion to give quite a smooth flavour; no sharpness, or incisiveness, but impartial and tasty. The only issue that I note is the speed; a forceful puffer would find a bowl goes way too fast.

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

Sweet English? A tasty blend that does justice to three stars:


Pipe Used: Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Three weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

colonel jpl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
colonel jpl (25)
Medium to Strong None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Strong

C&D does great work I smoke quiet a few of their blends. However this is the worst blend I have ever smoked that didn't come from a cardboard box at a drug store. It's not sweet and barely detect any Latakia in the blend. Room note is fair, the taste is hard to describe, I guess bad is the best I can say. I smoke English blends and this is a blend of its own. Burns hot and a strong bite. To each his own and this gets high reviews but I don't like it at all.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking pipes

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30194)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Picked up 4 ounces just on the name alone. Seemed right up my alley, English with a smooth top end. Well, I was not disappointed, this blend is just about perfect if there is such a thing. Tried this in two different pipes and the result was the same - very mild with just a note of Latakia to let you know it's an English blend, but then it turns just slightly sweet with the addition of the topping, which happens to be one of my favorites. It's easy on the bite and can be smoked anytime. The 4 ounces will go fast so I will be buying more.

2 people found this review helpful.

bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (46)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Being a stick in the mud traditionalist, I really should hate this...But, oh brother,...When I received this and opened the bag I was hit by a strong vinegar odor...Well, at least I only ordered an ounce to sample...Lit-up, sat back and this is one of the most delightful C&D blends I have ever smoked...How in the world did I miss this until now?...Definitely in rotation.

2 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

I received a sample of C&D Sweet English in my TinSociety box. This is not a blend I would have probably picked out to sample on my own.

Typical C&D ribbon cut. Nice mix of colors. Smell to me had a topping I took as some sort of liquor. Easy to pack and light. I picked up on the caramel really quickly and it complimented the other tobaccos. Burned cooler than I expected and was quite enjoyable.

Is it something that wowed me enough that I'd buy it for the rotation, not really. Is it a good smoke, yes.

Pipe Used: Radiator

Age When Smoked: fresh from bag

Purchased From: Tin Society Box

1 person found this review helpful.

WorkingClassChap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WorkingClassChap (197)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Smoking now:

Note this is not a “sweet” aromatic despite what the name says so let’s get that out of the way.

Pouch note smells like butter. Imagine going to your county fair, getting a box of popcorn with extra butter on top. Then walk over to the 4H barn, stand next to some cows, and smell your popcorn. It’s delightfully “agricultural” as one reviewer wrote, haha, I’m going to steal that descriptor. It’s topped with a caramel and vanilla topping which is evident in the pouch. Tobacco is the perfect moisture. It’s actually almost to the point where it starts to crunch so no dry time needed. In fact an ounce of this by weight was so voluminous that it wouldn’t all fit into the normal container I put one ounce samples in. Packs snd lights flawlessly. I did notice this blend burns fast.

The caramel topping is noticeable without being sickly sweet. The Virginias come to the top with their grassy hay sweetness. The burleys give off a woody nutty flavor that goes well with the topping. The Latakia is there but it’s just a small amount like ketchup on a burger. Provided a floral and smokey note that goes well with the topping. The cavendish probably toned it down a bit to provide an enjoyable aromatic smoke. Retrohale tingles the nose very little and you’ll notice the Virginias. Burned clean, a very little moisture, no tongue bite but a little mouth tingle. Did notice this blend burns fast. Smoke slow.

This is an aromatic all day, don’t let the name fool you. It’s not “sweet” like other cross over blends but it’s a flavored aromatic with Latakia in it. The Latakia is a nice touch, the topping is enjoyable, and these are the reasons why I will smoke this again.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum and cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: SP

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