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Burley Ribbon Cut is a mixture of the specially processed burleys used in many of C&D's blends. Whether smoked straight, paired with a fine Virginia, or used as a cooling component in your blend, this is some of Kentucky and Tennessee's finest.

Blending tobacco.

Notes: This was an Atlas Blending Corp. mixture. Cornell and Diehl bought the rights of all their old recipes.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

This is a much milder blend than I thought it would be. I was planning to beef up some stringy Virginia blends that I have with it, but the idea ended quickly after I sampled a bowl of 518 straight. I am really not sure about this tobacco. It had a very light, almost airy taste with little nicotine punch. I am considering using it as a cutter for some of my more powerful aromatic blends to ease back on the heavy taste of the flavoring.

Pipestud

11 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (379)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought this just to sample some of the blending burleys out there, and I suspect this is a component of several C&D blends due to the taste. It has a fairly distinctive and pleasant earthy burley flavor. It is slightly sour and slightly bitter. I found it a pleasant and easy smoke. It was very cool burning for me. In terms of strength, it is more mediium than mild.

If you want an untopped Burley to try, this is one with some good flavor. I can believe it would blend very nicely with a sweet Virginia or provide some body to a blend that is "thin."

11 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2647)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This dry tasting, mildly bitter, rough burleys (one being white) have a fair amount of earth with a little wood, and a slight hint of nuts, molasses and cocoa. The strength is just past the center of mild to medium. The taste and nic-hit are in that center. Won't bite, and probably won't get harsh unless you puff it fast. Burns cool, clean and a little fast with a very consistent flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a dry, unattractive after taste, and a short lived room note. Not an all day smoke that was made for blending purposes, but not as much for smoking straight. Two stars as it is, three for being a mixer.

-JimInks

10 people found this review helpful.

Demetri Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Demetri (113)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

"A combination of Burleys that we put through a proprietary process that we also use as a component in many of our blends. Whether smoked straight, paired with a fine Virginia, or used as a cooling component in your blend, this is some of Kentucky and Tennessee's finest. "

The above is from the C&D website description. Although I did try a cob-load straight just to see what it's taste profile was I would say it's a blender for sure. Just good burley goodness and a cut far, far above the faux bagged stuff pretending to be pipe tobacco but really is cigarette tobacco dodging taxes.

I have used this to cut SG Squadron Leaders Lakelands (which I do not favor) and render it more to my liking.

I have also mixed this 50/50 with C&D Bright Virginia Ribbon (another blender, good as a stand alone too) for nice, down to earth, pleasurable smoke.

Pipe Used: Briars and corncobs

Age When Smoked: Current production

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (29765)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Based on a single bowl smoked straight and a few blending experiments. Not nearly enough for an intelligent "review" but enough for me to jot down some thoughts. Thanks to a very good internet friend for the opportunity.

Ribbon cut as per the name, this is about as straight a burley as you can find. There may be a hint of cocoa, but what stands out is a very earthy, very dry and rather bitter burley flavor. This forms the base of many C&D burley blends, as the signature flavor is ever present. A little milder and less rough than many of their blends and even many of their less adorned burley blends. I found it to be lacking as a straight smoke and there are literally dozens if not hundreds of tastier burleys out there. Smoke it slowly or it will get even more bitter. As a blender, it helped a couple of aromatics I had lying around to taste more like tobacco and less like PG. I could see this as a competent burley blending tobacco but, again, there are better blends out there for this. If you enjoy the C&D signature flavors, you'll find much to enjoy here. I prefer others.

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1981)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Burley Ribbon Cut.

It's a fairly slight, medium brown, nicely hydrated, blend in the pouch.

The smoke from it's straightforward: no frills, nothing flashy, but nothing too boring: mild Burley. There's not a great deal to say regarding the flavour, really, it's steady throughout a bowl. The burn's medium in speed, is fairly cool, and there's no bite to be had from the smoke.

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

Two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Levent Meer'

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

PuffPuffLive Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PuffPuffLive (26)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Burley ribbon cut. The name says it all. This is a blending tobacco that is all it claims to be. A simple un-topped burley that can be mixed with other components. The flavor is neutral burley. The cut is consistent and a somewhat thin ribbon. Nutty burley flavor, producing a cool, thick smoke.

I love to mix this tobacco with goopy aromatics that don’t want to stay lit. It greatly improves the smoking experience, and it still let’s the toppings shine through.

I’ll give this one 4 stars. It’s a boring straight burley, but that’s exactly what it is supposed to be. Don’t smoke it on its own and expect an “experience,” because you won’t get it.

2 people found this review helpful.

DeathMetal.org Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DeathMetal.org (166)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Medium Tolerable

I purchased a sample in order to see how it would work for blending. As suspected, it is a mix of dark and white Burley, which results in a nutty, woody flavor with an underlying sweetness and a slight tang of vegetative taste, like a faint hint of unripe crabapple or grass you chew while waiting for your Mom to pick you up from the public pool. I found myself smoking this straight because, as a Burley fan, I enjoy the raw flavor and find this mixture sweet enough, although it is light on nicotine and therefore probably not good as an all-day smoke. It burns slowly and thoroughly and provides a good base to any blend, and its background sweetness makes it embrace Virginias (and by extension, Perique) easily. However, I could just as easily see smoking it straight.

1 person found this review helpful.

Knightsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Knightsmoker (185)
★★☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Burley Ribbon Cut has an earthy, woodsy note in the jar. Looks like good burley should. Smokingpipes website seems to indicate that this should be med full but this is really at the top edge of mild to med for me. It does taste like the base of a lot of C & D's burley blends and I have no doubt that this is used in several of them. The taste is earthy and slightly woodsy with a hint or two of nuttiness. There is a very light note molasses and fainter still a little cocoa. The strength as note above is at the upper end of mild to medium. The nic hit is about that as well. The finish is short and has a little bitterness to it. If you like the base taste of many of C & D's burley blends this might be worth a try. As a mixer I am sure it is fine but why use it when C & D do a fantastic job of that on their own. Room note is okay but not outstanding. Somewhat recommended.

Age When Smoked: 6 months

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gjMichelob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gjMichelob (7)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A shorthand annotation about this tobacco: After enjoying countless bowls of my daily burley, Carter Hall and Prince Albert, I find this Burley Ribbon Cut to serve as the un-edulcorated, artifice-free version of the same. It is quite the plain burley, but simple is not intended as dull. I find it richly fragrant and palatably pleasant, delivering the full flavor of tobacco with the same but more subtle notes of cocoa and molasses, we enjoy in Carter Hall and Prince Albert. It burns rather quickly; if one follows instead of retarding the burning rhythm, it may deliver a few harsh or bitter (cigarette-like) notes. I recommend it to those who, like I do, devotedly enjoy Carter Hall and Prince Albert, but occasionally wish these blends had more body and strength. Cheers,

Pipe Used: MM Country Gent cob; Castello Dublin

Age When Smoked: 1 year old tin

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