Cornell & Diehl: Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0344

In early 2000, I began considering the prospect of selling pipes on the internet. I incorporated Laudisi Enterprises that May, registered Smokingpipes.com that June, and we sold our first pipe that November. Twenty years and lots and lots of pipes and pipe tobacco later, Smokingpipes occupies a special place in the hobby. To celebrate, we've created two distinctive Virginia based blends, crafted by Cornell & Diehl, each featuring a significant percentage of 18-year-old Perique.
- Sykes Wilford

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Smokingpipes.com, and to commemorate such a milestone we've partnered with numerous members of the pipe smoking community to develop and release several projects throughout the year. We're excited to present Cornell & Diehl's contributions in the form of two special SPC 20th Anniversary tobacco blends: XX Flake and XX Flake Dark.

XX Flake features bright Virginias and two Oriental varietals alongside the vintage, 18-year-old Perique — offering a nuanced flavor profile of spice and citrus notes, bolstered by the intriguing essence of Orientals overtop the familiar Virginia and Perique tobaccos. Limited to 5,000 serialized tins.

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  • Components: Orientals, Perique, Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (18 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.75 out of 5 stars
Should order more
March 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
This a beautiful smoke,I'm using it to break in a new pipe.I'm sure I can taste the orientals in this one.Not trying to drum up business for C&D,but this the best from them I've had yet, and my experience with them goes back to the late 90s
The Perfect Flake
March 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Cornell and Diehl knows how to blend a beautiful mixture. This is one of the most exceptional treats I’ve ever had from them. Tin is full of gorgeous golden flakes. The perfect proportion of the three tobacco’s are used to create a silk line smoke th... Read More
The best of the 2 blends
March 16, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
This is so well balanced, much more refined than the Dark XX, A perfect VaOrPer that will only get better with age. Make sure you cellar this one deep, C&D’s best offering ever.
Fantastic!
March 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
I’m a fairly new pipe smoker so I don’t have all the fancy tasting notes... but wowza! This is a great blend! It did not impress me for the initial part of the bowl, but 1/3-1/2 way in it really starts to meld and the flavors are just wonderful!
*Really* Good
March 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Shockingly good VaOrPer. Creamy, fruity, exotic. Perfect burn, perfect balance. Make more blends at this level guys, you're getting a *very* loyal customer from me with these Small Batch/Limited releases. Keep focusing on ultra high quality unique st... Read More
Should have ordered more
July 05, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
I wish this was still available to order. This is a great all day smoke.
Please, please, please make more
May 22, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
All I have to say is....wow! Please C&D, make more of this so I can be a greedy golfer and buy tins if it and smoke this all day. Absolutely wonderful smoke. The quality of the tobaccos is top notch, the flavor is out of this world. Please make ... Read More
feel so good
March 25, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
VERY NICE
My goodness...
March 24, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Remarkable blend! In comparison to its sister, XX Flake, this is a night/day difference (hence the "dark" I suppose). Whereas the XX Flake is primarily brighter, citrusy, and lower in Perique content, this one is is primarily brings a dark ... Read More
A top tier Virginia based Flake
March 24, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
The age, fermentation, and subdued pepperiness of the Perique is noticeable in this blend compared to other Va/Pers. The grassy citrusy bright virginias do taste young but that will easily change with age. The red virginas and orientals add a dark fr... Read More
Absolutely delicious and Beautiful flakes
March 18, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Happy Anniversary Smoking pipes. My go to store. This blend is mind blowing. Sweetness with a touch of spice. Buy it. You won't regret it. Perfect blend.
Top tier potential
March 18, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
The age, fermentation, and subdued pepperiness of the Perique is noticeable in this blend compared to other Va/Pers. The grassy citrusy bright virginias do taste young but that will easily change with age. The red virginas and orientals add a dark fr... Read More
Good Stuff
March 15, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Very good nice tin note Hay, raisins,balsamic vinegar and fig newtons burns nice right out of the tin👍👍
Outstanding VaPer
March 12, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
The 18 year old perique is, unsurprisingly, the star of the show. The tin aroma upon opening is extremely tart, the plum notes from the perique and the abundance of bright VA make for a very citrusy, acidic, lively aroma. This carries over to the fla... Read More
Solid Smoke
March 05, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
C&D may not be knownfor their fine selection of Virginia's, but they have a few on my all time favorite list. Sunday Picnic, Red Carpet, GL Pease Fillmore and even their blending Virginias. XX Flake is loaded with those incredible flavors. I l... Read More
Good, but many bulk flakes are as good or better
June 21, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
I let this sealed tin cellar a few months. Now I've had several bowls. The Virginia is the main thing. I get hints of the others, but usually it's a mildly sweet, grassy Virginia. Let a couple flakes dry a while and it's a good smoke. That said, ther... Read More
Wish there was more!
May 29, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Really good virginia. Wish this was regular production so I could cellar this well into the future.
FANTASTIC!
March 11, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake 2oz
Just received my **first** order of 20th Anniversary XX Flake. Wow! I love this tobacco! Smooth, sweet, and delicious. The flavor was consistent from first light to the bottom of the bowl. I can't wait to try this again many years from now. Well... Read More
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