Cornell & Diehl: Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-016-0346

The 2023 edition of Cornell & Diehl's Carolina Red Flake with Perique — the blend's third incarnation — is a masterful tribute to the United States' historic Old Belt growing region, featuring two exquisite Red Virginia grades alongside naturally sweet Canadian Bright leaf and genuine St. James Parish Perique from C&D's exclusive farm in Louisiana.

Grown, harvested, cured, and barrel-aged all at 31 Farms — a single, family-owned farm in the heart of St. James Parish, Louisiana — C&D's authentic Perique contributes unparalleled richness and complexity, ranging from deep stone fruit notes to bold, piquant spice. This rare varietal — the rarest in the world, in fact — combines with several top-tier flue-cured grades, including Heirloom Red Virginia tips from 2013, aged ten years; matured Georgia-grown Red-Orange leaf from 2019; and Canadian Bright leaf from 2019, boasting an impressive sugar content of 28.5%. Together, these exquisite Virginia grades empower a kaleidoscope of complementary flavors, from baked goods and warming spices to brighter, citrusy highlights — all elevated by 31 Farms' Perique.

Components:

  • GA-JRL-19: Red-Orange Virginia from Georgia, United States. (Crop year 2019, 17.72% sugar.)
  • TH-13: Tips-grade Red Virginia from Virginia, United States. (Crop year 2013, 12% sugar.)
  • CA-FL1 2019: Top-tier, lemon Bright leaf from Canada. (Crop Year 2019, 28.5% sugar.)
  • Genuine Louisiana Perique from C&D's exclusive Perique farm (31 Farms) in St. James Parish. (Crop year 2022.)

Carolina Red Flake with Perique is enticingly cellar-worthy, with ample potential for aging. A dream-come-true for Virginia/Perique aficionados as well as a solid prospect for Virginia smokers, this blend is excellent for a range of smoking preferences and perfect for contemplative smoking sessions.

"Balancing deep undertones of port wine and stone fruits with highlights of pepper, spice, and citrus, Carolina Red Flake with Perique is rich, deep, and complex. It's how a Virginia/Perique flake should be."
- Jeremy Reeves, Head Blender at Cornell & Diehl

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Customer Reviews (67 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.51 out of 5 stars
18 year old Perique
April 08, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Carolina Red Flake with Perique is a fantastic blend. 18 year old Perique with sweet 2 year old Red Virginias. Cellar this for a few years so the Virginias catch up & meld with the Perique and you will be in for a treat.
The Return Of A Beauty
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Carolina Red Flake has been my favorite small batch release by Cornell and Diehl. I’m not really sure what the gentleman is saying about the extraordinary price of this blend because it’s almost the exact same price as every other tin of premium toba... Read More
Sharing with a friend
October 25, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I was compelled to open a newly acquired tin of this to accommodate an old friend who’d invited me over for smoked brisket with favorite sides. We hit the porch after dinner and I popped open a tin knowing that it would be better if aged but I couldn... Read More
Strong Approval
April 14, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is a very good tobacco blend. You should buy it. You should know that my recommendation is essentially a guarantee. I feel lucky to have gotten a few tins before they sold out. End of Speech. Ron Swanson
无法接受的味道
May 15, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
开盖闻起来非常酸,比圣布都酸。点燃抽起来不像V草,没有任何酸甜的味道,一股煤味土味加重坚果味还有种说不出的不好味道,抽到接近中后段的时候感觉腻的想吐,于是倒掉。无法接受这个味道,扔柜子里放着吧,不会再碰了。
great smoke
October 25, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
smooth, sweet and tasty right out of the tin, I can only imagine how better it will be with a few years aging!
Increased Quantities
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Hats off to C&D for upping the production quantities for this small batch so more people get a chance to buy, thanks guys!
Long life to rthe King of blenders
April 21, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Jeremy Reeves is the king of the blenders .Such beautiful blends like Sun=Bear and all the small batch series.Ive learned that whenever some small batch comes out,i just automatically order ,period..At opening the tin ,fresh smell of doe and just und... Read More
OUTSTANDING
April 11, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
ordered 8tins opened a tin right away what a great blend right out of the tin.This blend is something very special if you like this type of blend don"t miss the boat.I'm 71 years old and have been smoking a pipe since I was seven and just ordere... Read More
Awesome
April 11, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I loved the Carolina Red Flake from last year. When I saw they made another Small Batch with Perique, I ordered several tins. Heaven! A previous reviewer had it right. Cellar a few tins and this will be awesome! Thanks Jeremy and Cornell and Diehl.
Critical observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
P.S.- I assessed the price per pound; two ounces is barely enough to reacclimate one pipe, so as to know how this blend truly tastes.
Critical observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Having been a pipe person for 47 years, with eleven years at a Tinder Box, I haveknown many combinations of tobaccos; thirty years ago I had time and experience with seasoning tobaccos. We "corner the market" as Periqiue was ONLY made at S... Read More
A beautifully smooth Virginia and Perique blend
October 04, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is a very wonderful and smooth smoking blend. The flake breaks up easily. The Virginias are mellow and make up a great taste to the overall smoke. The Perique adds in a little bit of spice to counter act the mellow sweet of the Virginia's. M... Read More
Great Blend
September 23, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
As expected another great blend this year nice bready reds with punchy earthy spicy perique. The pinnacle of VaPers. Hard to find anything better.
Well now?!!
September 21, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
look who decided to drop in this morning. Unexpected! 6am getting ready for work opened my email and i scroll pass this. Thanks Jeremy! Thanks for interrupting my original tobacco purchasing plans to now buy all that i can of this in one day. Preciat... Read More
Love it
October 30, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Insanely good. Gonna take a lot of will power to age this.
Wow
October 28, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
So spicy. I came back for as many tubs as I could get, out of stock. How is this not a staple? This should be at the liquor stores and gas stations. Amazing.
October 22, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Best vaper
May 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Sweet earthy scent right from the tin. The flavors of dried cranberries and light citrus in the background. Slight hit of spice. There’s nothing about this blend I don’t like. Truly my favorite vaper. Can only hope they make more.
Excellent tobacco
February 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Number one................for my cellar
Ten Stars
September 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
The Carolina Red Flake is the absolute smoke ,the absolute virginia as it cam from the blessed hand of God Tabaldak(Native American God of Tobacco)i thought it cannot be anything better than this .Well there is The Carolina Red with Perique .This ful... Read More
Just polished off a tin
July 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Glad I bought more than the one. This smoked divinely. The perique gave a wonderful flavor to the sweet virginia leaf. I'll be happy if this comes back around again next year.
Good as it is
June 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Just opened up a tin. I felt like I had a good dallop of citrusy confectionery on my nose. Taste is quite full, it is good as it already is, but like some one said down bellow, celler it for few years in a jar so that va could catch up that 18 years ... Read More
So songood
April 16, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Oh man this stuff is amazing the 18 year old perique is refined and makes the smoke almost velvety the flavors deepen the further down the bowl you get I liken this to drinking a very fine wine
Looking Forward To More Aging
April 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Going into this blend, I was curious how it would compare to the 20th Ann. XX Dark Flake put out by Smokingpipes and C&D, as their makeup and components are very similar. Upfront, the Perique stood out in its pepperiness. I agree with others tha... Read More
Absolutely Delicious
April 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Dark fruit and Rye notes. Sweet and malty on the finish. The Perique is the perfect addition to this already amazing Virginia. If this gets better with age it may just be a new all time favorite.
Absolutely Delicious
April 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Dark fruit and Rye notes. Sweet and malty on the finish. The Perique is the perfect addition to this already amazing Virginia. If this gets better with age it may just be a new all time favorite.
Thats some Perique!
April 12, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
So I popped the tin about 8 hours ago and the tin note reminded me of fig newton's, but a little more toasty. Upon smoking it I understand where that toasty scent came from. The Perique dominates this tobacco, it's not quite smokey in flavor which is... Read More
I’m sure
April 08, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Carolina read Flake may be my favorite blend of all time I’m sure, without tasting, this will be beyond amazing. C&D always produces and provides some of the best American blends and I can’t wait to receive this . I will let it set for at least a... Read More
Great Observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I have no clue what Glenn C. is trying to communicate, but I can't wait to try this blend. Thanks, C&D (I'm sure it's gonna rock!) -BK
Great Observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I have no clue what Glenn C. is trying to communicate, but I can't wait to try this blend. Thanks, C&D (I'm sure it's gonna rock!) -BK
不错的V草
January 26, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
平时抽斗都是主抽L,V草很少抽,这款草今年到手后,开罐养了三个月后今天开抽,甜味非常明显,奈何平时V草抽的不明白,无法准确描述,反正甜味就完了
Such a Treat
January 15, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I love this Va/Per! It starts sweet and fruity and finishes with some wonderful spice while still maintaining the sweetness
carolina红切,2023的惊喜
December 28, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
今年最早买了三罐,然后惊喜得发现这个小罐子草非常适合我要的风味,然后不同渠道又买了十个,2023的红切真是很让人惊喜。 同时也带来了对之前不同版本的兴趣,但客观考虑每年的配方基草都不一样,自然不会有一样的风味,尽量多试试不同年份的版本的,已经很难收齐不同年份的了。 但2023的,我给五星。
carolina红切,2023的惊喜
December 28, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
今年最早买了三罐,然后惊喜得发现这个小罐子草非常适合我要的风味,然后不同渠道又买了十个,2023的红切真是很让人惊喜。 同时也带来了对之前不同版本的兴趣,但客观考虑每年的配方基草都不一样,自然不会有一样的风味,尽量多试试不同年份的版本的,已经很难收齐不同年份的了。 但2023的,我给五星。
good to go.
December 18, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Tin note of spiced figs, raisins and hay. Tobacco is a broken flake of reddish tan, brown and a little dark brown. Moisture content is great, no drying needed. Rubs out with a little bit of an effort. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is m... Read More
Enjoyable blend
October 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Having a bowlful of this as I type, if you can’t get lost in this blend then are you truly living? So glad I got a few extra tins to put back. This has Front porch swing and a drink in hand all over it!
There’s no chance bite or harshness
October 12, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Burns cool and clean at a slightly slow pace with a very consistent, smoother than expected, deep fruity, sugary, mildly sour, light sparkly flavor that extends to the lightly lingering, pleasant after taste. I like it. Moisture is perfect. I enjoy t... Read More
Decent smoke
October 11, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Surprisingly good blend: rich, sweet, and slightly spicy.
Good but not my favorite VaPer
October 03, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This blend is good, but while smoking I was a little disappointed expecting a wow factor from those red virginias. What I found was a sweet figgy blend similar to VaPers I have had already I could detect a decent amount of sweetness from those red vi... Read More
One of the Best
September 30, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Very flavorful Vapor and the mixture of tangy Virginias paired with 18 year old Perique is sublime. Pack a bowl and return to simpler times and thoughts and memories of yesteryear or contemplate the harmony of your week. This will most definitely be... Read More
DELICIOUS
September 23, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is by far my favorite of the previous releases of this one. It's so smooth, smoke cool and a tiny bit sweet. Wonderful
The Kind of Tobacco Songs are Written About
September 20, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Best VA/Per on the market at this time, IMO. Fresh out of the tin, it’s excellent. After a few years aging, it is transcendental. Every pipe smoker should try this at least once. Worth every penny.
So Rich
August 08, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I went through my tin too fast. I guess I was lucky to have sampled it at all. Such tender flakes, rich unique va/per flavor and aromas. Loved it!
Suave Miel
April 07, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Abrí esta lata después de un año y medio y solo puedo decir que me arrepiento de no haber comprado 2. Tanto así que guardé una porción sellada al vacío para la eternidad. Es suave virginia, con aromas a miel en la lata, el perique se presenta inmedia... Read More
2021 CRF w Perique
September 24, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
My tins of this stuff have been sitting for a year now. Finally opened a tin. Wow, tin note was fantastic. The Perique component had a different smell to it than usual. Smoked a couple of bowls and wasn't too impressed. Then the third bowl and e... Read More
Hits you perfectly
April 12, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Well, it is no secret that you get a good nicotine hit with this one. Very relaxing though and I enjoy the flavours. Peaches and apricot hiding in the tin and the peppery spices tingles your sinuses when retrohaling. Better to be smoked after lunch o... Read More
Good tobacco.Everything is assembled perfectly.
December 13, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Beautiful in age.I haven't tried it when I was young.I had patience.Sustained.It was worth it.From the first fire to the bottom of the bowl like a symphony.Smooth, fragrant, sweet and strong. Wow!!!
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December 11, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
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Exciting, dense, mature, seems really older than it is
November 26, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
2021's edition of Carolina Red Flake with Perique: I've tasted many bowls of this 2021's edition and I'm really excited: I rub out the flakes and give it 5-7 minute of dry time. I use a Peterson Green Spigot 606 or a Peterson Sherlock Holmes Mycroft ... Read More
Carolina Red Flake with Perique (2021)
November 12, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
When I ran out of Carolina Red Flake, I decided that it would be logical to open the same Virginia blend, but with perique. The tobacco was supposed to increase in flavor and aroma due to this component. Naturally, it did. The tin was packed at the ... Read More
It’s fine
November 07, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Typical C&D
Sweet Caroline
October 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
For the record; I am a firm and dedicated smoker of full-bodied English/Balkan blends that are rich with delicious smoky Latakia. I usually find Virginia blends lacking in flavor and shun aromatics altogether. However, one bowl of Carolina Red Flake ... Read More
Wonderful
October 27, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
The 2021 batch is stellar. With just a month in the tin, it already has the body or density of a blend with several years of age. I’ve only had one bowl, but it has great notes of dark fruits, mostly cranberry. I’m also getting a nice zesty note and ... Read More
VAPer perfection!
October 27, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
WOW! Jeremy Reeves, you da man!!! This stuff is awesome out of the tin! I can only imagine what the tins I’ve put back are gonna be like when they get some age on them! I’m smoking this right now and am asking myself why didn’t I buy more!!! The Virg... Read More
2021 two thumbs up
October 26, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is very good right out the tin, should be special with some age.
v good
October 23, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
vinegary pickley
Simply Perfect !!
October 23, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
The 2021 version is even better than last year's hit ! Carolina Red Flake w/ Perique is rich, complex and bursting with flavor ! The best VaPer I've ever had the pleasure of smoking. Only regret is that it's a small batch. Very thankful to have pur... Read More
Fantastic VaPer
October 22, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This review is for the 2021 version that was just released; the tin aroma is stone fruits, very figgy and red grapes. The first flavors that I noticed were what you get from a sweeter red wine. The Perique gives some black pepper spice from first lig... Read More
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Good, but wanted more perique
March 19, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is a nice blend for sure, very well balanced although I would have liked to have seen more perique. Vastly different flavor profile from the straight red it’s mixed with, a good sign
Good stuff
January 13, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I really enjoyed this blend . Cheers!
A va/per with strength
December 20, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is quite good. Bought six tins so that I could try some and have a bit to cellar. After drying it out I found a raisin like sweetness with a mellow spice, followed by a punch of nicotine. Immediately bought seven more tins. I will open a tin... Read More
Just okay
May 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
It's definitely a young blend and would benefit with some aging. It's a decent smoke but it lacks complexity