Cornell & Diehl: Blockade Runner 8oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-016-0229

C&D's true Navy Cavendish crumble cake is made with hand-stoved red Virginia and golden Virginia, soaked in a premium rum for seven days, then lightly stoved again, pressed and cut. The seven days are the time it took our seagoing forefathers to sail back to New England from the Islands with the tobacco in their casks soaked with rum. The ship on the label is the Advance, the South's most successful blockade runner.
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  • Components: Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Cake
Customer Reviews (45 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.73 out of 5 stars
A Blend To Celebrate
August 22, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I never could figure out why a guy would leave the pleasure of women just to go out to sea to hang out with a bunch of dudes...that is...till I smoked a bowl full of Blockade Runner. Upon breaking the seal of this treasure chest of fine tobacco you ... Read More
I would run a few blockades for this
February 24, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
This is probably one of my chosen few favorite tobacco's. It is slightly sweet, mellow, and consistent. This is the first tobacco I will be stocking up on to cellar. I can't state enough how amazing it is.
All day "ram" smoke blend
November 07, 2019
By: YS
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Yes, you can enjoy a rum aroma. (It's not “Rum” as alcohol. This is Pipe Tobacco.) There are lots of dark fruits and hay hints from Virginia, and it ’s full of wonderful “Rum” aromas. The blend body is consistent but still not a boring blend. Retro H... Read More
Good rum
October 17, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Green and brash at first. It grows on you. Not my number one rum smoke but I always have some around. C&D tobacco is down to earth and honest. It's always top quality though could use some age. Blockade Runner has a strong wonderful rum sweetness. It... Read More
Just okay
June 30, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I try different Navy Cavendish styles and really enjoy Windjammer and Navigator from Pease. Blockade Runner didn't really do it for me. I'm generally not a big fan of crumble cakes, but this one breaks apart easily enough, and it may have been drier... Read More
A little rough around the edges
January 14, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
Alone, smoking Blockade Runner is not as smooth as some prefer. I highly recommend pairing this tobacco with Cornell&Diehl's Autumn Evening. This will give you a wonderful rum and maple flavor.
What a disappointment.
October 19, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I had high hopes for this that were dashed quickly. Straight out of the can it was dryer than any cake I have ever seen. The rum smell (tin note) that everyone talks about was much more of a harsh alcohol smell that burned the nostrils. Smoke was sim... Read More
way over done
December 22, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
You might want to add a little tobacco to the rum
Wonderful
July 10, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I'm a light smoker. I'll smoke once a week or less. When I read the reviews of these tobaccos I often can't relate. I don't pick up on the nuances that these other pipe lovers pick up on. That being said, I can tell you that Blockade Runner is t... Read More
Definite keeper
July 08, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
This was one of my earliest trues with a rum soaked Va, and only took about half a bowl before I started looking for my wallet to order more. It’s subtle, creamy, smooth and soothing in all aspects. Very little, if any, bite. And I’m a freight-train ... Read More
AVAST YE RUM RUNNERS!!!
June 27, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Aye might be plunderin every last ounce of this rum soaked cargo! A truly delicious treat! Alright, I’d probably smoke yer filthy boot if ya soaked it in rum first! Haharrr! This really is a great blend though, I absolutely love it! It smells amazing... Read More
There's something, but not a lot.
March 30, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I picked this up after having Black Frigate. I didn't really enjoy it, but that may change with age. The initial tin note gives off a scent of rum soaked raisins. The smoke is cool and mellow but the nose on it in my opinion is less pleasing than ... Read More
Chemical aftertaste
February 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
This blend had a strange artificial chemical aftertaste that was completely off-putting.
Excellent tobacco
January 09, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
Always in my cellar
AnotherC&D winner!
November 19, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
This is one of the first C&D blends that I ordered over a year ago,tin is from 2018..jarred away..at first this was too overwhelming..but that was because I couldn't appreciate a great VA blend like this..the rum flavor is heavy in the tin..but b... Read More
Lives up to the hype
November 04, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
From opening the tin, to the room note to the smoking, I'm going to keep this one around. Yes, I would go back to sea for this blend.
Great stuff
August 18, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
The tin note smells like opening a new bottle of merlot. You can taste the booze in the smoke, and it's FANTASTIC. The cake breaks apart fairly easily. Just pinch a piece off, let it dry, then sail away..
Very Good
January 09, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I love this stuff. It tends to attract people to the garage when I smoke it and its currently my favorite.
Ages well
November 30, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
So I am not a big Virginia smoker but I cellared a can of this for more than 10 years and the result was amazing. Great on its own or to sweeten any English blends or Balkan blends that need more dimension. About one pinch of this to two pinches of t... Read More
Beautiful Smoke
July 20, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
Received mine today,and smoking some in a Charatan Executive.This goes great with a strong beer.Buy it and smoke it.One of the best Virginia types in a long time,five stars.
Nice
April 23, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
This has quickly turned into my second favorite tobacco from C&D. If you are looking for a great tasting wonderful burning tobacco you need to try this one.
A great smoke
December 18, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
The rum hits you as soon as you pop the tin. Once you pack your pipe the tobacco you get a thick, relaxing smoke.
Oh man I love this
March 05, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Wow, is all I can say when I popped open the tin I was assailed by the great tin note smelled so good I wanted to eat some. Pretty much ready to smoke though a little drying time may be advisable. Good rich full bodied taste but not at all harsh. I r... Read More
Aged 9 years
September 05, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I'm smoking a 9 year old aged tin and it is fantastic. Smooth liquor taste; burning well and did not have to light the pipe more than twice. I do not know what it is like purchased new. However, aged 9 years it still felt fresh- and like another revi... Read More
good tobacco.
September 15, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Very good tobacco. One of my favorites
Rum an spicy
September 12, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
I opened the can crumbled the cake stuffed a large briar an got the large rum dumpster fire burnt nasty I just Snorted raw alcohol through a straw up my nose not good. So I left the can open overnight an came back to it the next day, this time whit a... Read More
Rum an spicy
September 12, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
I opened the can crumbled the cake stuffed a large briar an got the large rum dumpster fire burnt nasty I just Snorted raw alcohol through a straw up my nose not good. So I left the can open overnight an came back to it the next day, this time whit a... Read More
Not what was expected
September 09, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I opened the tin an was hit by rum, that I was expecting. I love C & D but blends they seem to be on the wet side which is good for aging but sure annoying when you want to try this now. This blend was not wet, perfect moisture when the tin was opene... Read More
Great Virginia rum
August 26, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
A terrific Virginia cake, heavy on the rum. A must try.
Sweet berries
July 31, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Red and gold spongey tobacco unfolds and packs effortlessly. The tin note is sugary sweet berries. The smoke is sweet, at times heavy, Virginia. The lingering aroma is rich and pleasing. C&D makes these rum soaked blends well.
Rum
July 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Definitely smells and tastes like rum. The tobacco looks like very high quality cakes. I'm not the biggest fan of the taste, sorta like light cigarettes and rum. My girlfriend was not a fan of the room note. Maybe best for some seeking light smoking ... Read More
Dry cake with odd flavor
June 29, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Had a few bowls of this over the past week. Very dry for a cake and a very odd flavor and room oder. Almost chemical in taste. It may need to be rehydrated some. Can was well sealed but tobacco almost turns to saw dust when you break a piece of the c... Read More
Damn the torpedos
October 07, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 8oz
I've only tried 6 different boozy Virginia's and this is my fave. Ordered the big one and I'm going through it waaay to fast. It's easy to smoke a lot. It does get hot, and it bites a little when it's hot. Not the best for when I'm smoking quicker th... Read More
Yet again, they over topped it.
July 10, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
What is there fascination with over topping these blends in rum. It's almost like they found a way of solidifying rum without freezing it.
Only when I opened the tin I realized that this is my tobacco
June 06, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
Only when I opened the tin I realized that this is my tobacco. Great smell of Virginia and Rum. The tobacco blend is blended from Virginia Gold and Red. A weekly impregnation with rum followed by drying and squeezing did the trick. The cake is great.... Read More
Unique
December 05, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
The stuff is pretty good, not much else to say about it. If you like VA’s and rum give it a try.
Simple
January 04, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I had the luck of finding some C&D tins dates to 2013 a few years ago. Sunday Picnic and Blockade Runner among them. Blockade Runner was incredible upon first opening the tin after five years of aging. The rum smell was potent, and present in ... Read More
Needs a little age
September 26, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
The more i smoke this the more i like it. crumbles easy, packs and lights well. The tin note at first was a really strong fermented wine smell that's gotten more subtle over time, i also have a tin for the cellar buts its going to be hard to wait a f... Read More
Maybe It's Me.
June 26, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I was super excited to try this. I really like Virginias. The nautical thing is appealing to me. I popped the tin, and it smelled like Red Man chewing tobacco. Another plus. The cake rubbed out with little to no effort. It packed easy. It took... Read More
Back in time!
January 05, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
I was unimpressed with the blend when I first tried it. I was rushing around and it got harsh really fast. But like the time period the blend was crafted to be from requires a slower cadence. Keep this blend cool in your pipe and it really shines! Th... Read More
Very nice cake.
April 02, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
My second crumble cake, and it's very good, though I enjoy the Black Frigate a little more.
First piece of Cake
September 23, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
My first cake tobacco I ever tried. It is a little more work to pack the bowl but worth every second. This is a Full body but not harsh Rum blend. That can become an all day smoke. Best used in small bowls. I am not a Rum blend smoker but this is exc... Read More
I like it!
August 26, 2013
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
A little bit of work, crumbling it up and packing your bowl, but it has a nautical feel and taste. Flavorful, but not trying to be too much.
Very good
October 26, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
My first true navy. I think it's strong, different, full of flavor and personality. Burns well, too.
good
September 29, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Blockade Runner 2oz
A very fine navy Cavendish. Not my favorite but still good.
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