Bob Bushman blends quality burley, cavendish and Virginia tobaccos topped with a sweet mixture of tropical fruits and coconut essence for a mild smoking experience.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (113)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Honored to be the first to review this blend! I've been enjoying it immensely. The aroma from the tobacco (bulk) is excellent, tropical and fruity. I was surprised to find that while smoking it tasted like a quality Virginia/Burley with just a subtle hint of coconut and fruit instead of a fully aromatic smoke. The dark burley dominates and is nutty with some chocolate. The Virginia is smooth with some hay flavor. The cavendish isn't too apparent in the taste but helps to keep the smoke cool. The room note is very pleasant. Easily recommended if you enjoy Va/Burleys and if you enjoy a subtle coconut and fruit flavor. I will be adding this to my cellar.

9 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2900)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

The nutty, earthy, toasty burley takes the lead over the very grassy/hay-like, citrusy Virginia. The effect of the cavendish is virtually nil. The sweet and mildly tart fruit toppings seem to include mango and pineapple along with coconut. There is hint of vanilla, too. There is also a mild alcohol essence and syrup note that some may find distracting. The toppings have some richness and sublimate the tobaccos quite a bit. The strength and taste levels are a little closer to medium than they are to mild. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns cool at a reasonable pace with a fairly consistent flavor, though the toppings weaken just a mite in the last quarter of the experience. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs just more than an average number of relights. The after taste a little spoiled by the alcohol and syrup. Could be an all day smoke. Would be three stars except for the drawbacks I mentioned. Two and a half stars.


8 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2048)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Cornell & Diehl - Bob Bushman.

A finely cut ribbon, minus any pieces in need of discarding. Any black Cavendish accounts for only a tiny amount of the tobacco. The pouch has a strong aromatic smell, but not one of sharp citrus. Moisture's great.

The smoke: The coconut's present, but not overly fragrant: it tastes more rich and oily. Rather than a natural fruity flavour, I get a flavour synonymous to a jam/conserve: sweet and syrupy. This is heavier than the coconut. I find the topping a little too strong to allow much of the tobaccos to gain recognition, it seems more of a pedigree aromatic, as opposed to just a flavoured blend. I like the smoke's flavour, and would highly recommend it, should the burn not be a bit warm.

The room-note's nice, and the nicotine's mild to medium.

Bob Bushman: recommended.

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Two weeks

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

doc pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc pipes (81)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have been on a C&D kick, making an effort to sample some of their less popular selections before they go out of production. This particular tobacco claimed tropical fruit and a touch of coconut as toppings. The coconut is mild but present in the pouch aroma. There is a bit of fruitiness and a smell that is a dead ringer for C&D black gold maple, so I suspect some maple sugar as a casing. This blend is composed of narrow cut orange and dark brown ribbon. There is a sprinkling of chunky black cavendish (visually estimated 3-5% by volume). The room aroma is pleasant and my wife said that it vaguely reminded her of vanilla. Unfortunately none of this translates to the taste. The char lights give some light fruitiness. When lit, and it is a bitch to keep lit, the smoke becomes dark and dirty tasting. By the end of each bowl, there is an acrid and increasingly foul taste contaminating one’s palate. The flavor is only modestly better if consumed near crispy dry.

This is only blend I have ever smoked that had me wondering “why am I doing this to myself?” as I gave it way too many chances in trying to figure it out.

Pipe Used: Numerous briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh bulk

Purchased From: SP

1 person found this review helpful.

babysinister Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
babysinister (55)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I liked this mild aromatic (yes, very mild to me) when new and even better now with four years on it as the tobacco is more noticeable. I like the tang of the citrus and coconut that greets the first few draws on this blend. It soons settles down to a smooth and very relaxing smoke with only a slight under and after taste that grace the dominant burley and which I happen to like. A low-key, no-fuss smoke which is precisely what I'm wanting when I smoke it, usually in the mornings but any time of the day is good. This blend is as close to an all-day smoke to someone like me who is not an all-day smoker. It recommends itself to my palate so comfortably that I find myself frequently extending its rotation time, so for me it merits the full starred rating.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Porto Cervo 802

Age When Smoked: Four years

1 person found this review helpful.

Troy_nov1965 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Troy_nov1965 (13)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

I picked up a few ounces if this new C&D blend when i ordered me some pipe cleaners. Although I am not much of of a aro smoker i decided to give it a shot

I do like coconut flavor and was thinking maybe it would be like the old Kentucky Club Continental.

I have smoked a few bowls since i got it in the mail today and its not bad. In fact i rather like it. Not something i would smoke all the time but worth having some around. Its certainly got more coconut flavor than the old Kentucky Club Continental without the chemical taste i remember. Its very reminiscent of the Kentucky Clubs blends though with a better quality leaf. The previous review said it was really subtle flavoring but i find it stronger than that.

Its mostly nutty burley with a burley cocoa flavor along with the fruity coconut. No bite and mild nicotine punch. You could certainly smoke it all day long if so desired. It was also pretty dry ( only comes in bulk ) so I will hydrate it some and see how it smokes with some moisture added.

Smoking the first bowl i kept thinking it reminded me of something that i have smoked before, then it dawned on me. To me it taste somewhat like a Swisher Sweet cigar , which is not a bad thing as i used to enjoy a few every now and then. So if you like a Swisher Sweet this may be worth trying.

Pipe Used: Kaywoodie , Dr.Grabow

Age When Smoked: Straight from bag

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Kentucky Club Continental with more flavor and no PG , Swisher Sweet Cigar.

1 person found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (322)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

I love every genre of pipe tobacco. English, VaPer's, Aro's, Burley's, etc. So, I can go into any tobacco without bias.

Bob Bushman is comprised of thin ribbon cuts of Virginia and Burley, and some thick cavendish leaf. Pouch aroma is fruity, but I cannot decipher what the exact fruit is (berries seem most probable) and I do not detect coconut in the pouch aroma. Moisture content is great being a topped aromatic!

Packing is made easy. lights well, burns even, but leaves a little moisture in the bottom of the bowl.

This does have a have a Boswell Berry Cobbler aroma in the smoke and flavor the first few puffs. Not sure where it comes from, but this has a musty Perique note after the first 1/4 bowl. It basically takes over and tastes like straight perique. I had high hopes for this blend, but after the 2nd bowl it just wasn't for me.

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

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