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 TypeOther
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Full
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Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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Jacinto Cupboard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jacinto Cupboard (209)
Very Mild None Detected Very Full Pleasant

'What does a persimmon taste like, Dad?'

'Umm, errr, well....maybe we better just get you one to try for yourself.'

Sometimes describing the taste of something is a lost cause. In the current instance, those who have tried straight Cyprian Latakia will not need to be told, and those who have not will just have to try it themselves.

It's a blending tobacco. Can it be smoked by itself? Well sure, but it will be a monotonous experience.

For those who still would like to be told: This is a dry tobacco that burns easily and gives off a heavy terpene aroma. On the tongue it is very acidic and yet sweet and salty. The taste is metallic for those of us who still have a sense memory of running our tongues along the playground equipment as kids.

It has almost no nicotine. Very good price.

Pipe Used: Lepeltier, Missouri Pride

9 people found this review helpful.

htduck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
htduck (28)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As all have said before, this is a blending tobacco. Yes, I smoke it neat but that is just so I can compare as an adjustment to the other tobaccos I blend with it. This is a quality tobacco. Easy packing, easy burning. Many blends can be enhanced by this tobacco. I purchase several tins at a time to insure I have enough on hand when the blending mood strikes me. I make many mistakes but that is half the fun. As my wise old grandmother always said - "There are no failures, just lessons learned from dumb experiences to eliminate the wrong roads in your future journeys." I find it best mixed with unfired Virgina's, a bit of Burley , some spicy Orientals and a dusting of that magic herb - deer tongue. Perhaps some master blender will one day construct that very blend using the skilled arts that I lack. Try your hand with this tobacco.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: 3 years

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Nothing. Only latakia is latakia..

5 people found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (204)
Mild None Detected Full Pleasant

Dark and smoky Latakia from Cyprus, to be added to your Virginias, aromatics or English blend to enhance smokiness and flavor.

This is a very good quality blending Latakia from Cyprus, sold in bulk at very affordable price

5 people found this review helpful.

Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (155)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is pure cyprian Latakia. It has that smoky peppery flavor and aroma. Great for mixing. If I had a magic wand to turn this into Syrian Latakia is certainly would but alas that is not possible. Syrian latakia is much sweeter and has a broader range of flavors. This makes a great mixing tobacco to perk up an English or even an aromatic.

4 people found this review helpful.

Demetri Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Demetri (113)
Mild None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong

From their own description: "Pure, straight, unadulterated Latakia leaf - this tobacco is, quite obviously, intended for blending purposes, whether it be making your own blend from scratch, or adding an extra kick to a particular off-the-shelf favorite."

Yes, that says it best.

I took the opportunity on a repurchase to smoke some of this straight. Best I can say is, "Been there, done that". I will not need to do that again and am glad I only loaded a small pipe half way.

It does its job well; very little is needed to tweak a blend. If building your own from scratch, inch this gradually into the mix, it is very potent smokey wise, which is the point.

I always will have some on hand.

Pipe Used: small Dr Grabow Golden Duke

Age When Smoked: New production

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

bourbon&pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bourbon&pipes (2)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A hint of Sweetness, matched with a woodsy smoke. A mild smoking Latakia. I enjoy smoking this tobacco as is, neat. It pairs quite well with Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel. It's a little heavy in the room, but it's a unique enough note that it's not unpleasant, IMHO.

Pipe Used: Meerschaum Corn Cob

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Lone Star State Cigar Co.

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Medium None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong

Cornell & Diehl - Latakia.

The constituents are mostly a very well-rubbed ribbon. There are a few coarser pieces, but it's mostly quite a fine mix. The colour's a very dark brown, and smelling the pouch gives a clear notification of what this is: potent Latakia. Although for blending, should you enjoy a strong English/Balkan, then smoke a small bowl of this neat; that'll slake your want for smokiness!

As I implied, this is smokiness on steroids! A small pinch would heighten the flavour of the most ponderous blend! There's not really much more to say, regarding the taste; without fabricating rubbish to lengthen the review! Smoked neat it behaves impeccably; cool, no bite, and steady.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: not the best, when smoked neat; but that's moot, it's a blending leaf!

Cornell & Diehl - Latakia? A great quality Latakia! Highly recommended:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula #03

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

3 people found this review helpful.

puss n' pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
puss n' pipes (27)
Extremely Strong Very Strong Very Full Very Strong

One of the best quality latakia in the market these days, is cost wise and perfect for blending as it has all the characteristics that define a good latakia. Id say it is a very powerful latakia with lot of strength and aroma, comes a little moist bu... t that is something that couple of minutes will solve.

Color is from deep black to caramel, smokey above pungent on the bag. Tends to become extremely dominant so it is very prudent to add very little to your mixes. Robust and fragrant during smoke, gives lots of body and roundness. Very recommended.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild None Detected Full Strong

Straight up latakia. Very sweet and smokey tasting. I don't think I'd smoke it alone but is obviously a good blending condiment.

3 people found this review helpful.

Dr. Dunhill 23 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr. Dunhill 23 (39)
Mild None Detected Medium Tolerable

This is the straight up stuff! Smoky, spicy, sweet, strong as a bull Latakia and is not to be toyed with.

Want to know what a Lat Bomb means? Stick this in your pipe and smoke it! Some actually enjoy it "Neat" . I tried it straight up once, just once to imprint in my mind what it tastes like so I could use it to spice up some otherwise flat or bland blends. If I have an Aromatic that is lacking? BAM! a touch of Latakia and a touch of DFK and VOILA! VERY smokable! This is a staple for any cellar and I highly recommend it.

1 person found this review helpful.

Quiggifur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Quiggifur (88)
Mild None Detected Very Full Tolerable

The only straight latakia I've ever tried. I enjoy latakia in small amounts, and this is certainly latakia. Smoking it straight is like smoking a slightly sour campfire. Not unpleasant, enjoyable even, a pinch at a time. I'm confident it would serve its purpose well as a condiment tobacco.

Similar Blends: Other latakias, probably.

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JaWiBr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JaWiBr (447)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Jar note of smoky and mild sour sweet. Tobacco cut is ribbon, mostly dark brown with a bit of black. Moisture level is on the dry side, no prep needed. Burns slow with few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium and very consistent, with notes of smoky, wood, leather, incense, floral, mildly spicy, earth, mildly musty, acidic, buttery, slightly creamy, a dry herbal background note, and a peppery retro. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.

Pipe Used: English Captain Black Sandblasted X188

Age When Smoked: 5 years

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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