Cornell & Diehl: Eight State Burley 2oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-016-0347

Honoring historic US Burley growing regions, Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch: Eight State Burley showcases the often overlooked nuance and complexity of air-cured leaf, beginning with a specially sourced, matured blend of 2014 White and Dark Burleys — offering a mellow, creamy nuttiness, as well as a subtle, soft cocoa flavor on the palate. Top-tier Canadian Brights and SM2-18 Red Virginias (the same grade as in last year's run of Carolina Red Flake and Carolina Red Flake with Perique) complement those distinctive flavors with layers of sweetness, tang, and bready spice. Finally, Oriental tobaccos, well aged for 17 years, further contribute to the complexity of this unique Burley mixture: A blend of rare Sokhoum, Samsun, and Katerini sun-cured leaf from 2005 add a lightly floral, oily, spicy and tart flavor — their sweetness having deepened and their sour notes having muted with age.

The blended mixture is pressed, sliced, and tumbled into an old-fashioned "chop-block" or ready-rubbed cut for an elegant balance of easy preparation and optimized aging potential. Eight State Burley is perhaps the most elevated rendition of a Burley blend available on the market today: Handcrafted in South Carolina using specially sourced, rare varietals and components of the highest caliber, it evolves in depth and character from first light to final puff — offering a familiar, comforting, and nostalgic flavor that expands to challenge preconceptions and set the new standard for Burley blends across the board.

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  • Components: Virginia, Burley, Orientals, Black Cavendish
  • Family: Burley
  • Cut: Broken Flake
Customer Reviews (45 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.27 out of 5 stars
Great burley entry into the Small Batch series
May 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Please stop reviewing pipe tobacco if you are inexperienced or can't taste. Eight State Burley is not egregiously topped, it has the taste of quality burleys mixed with top notch orientals, Virginia, and black cavendish. The burleys add a nutty, wood... Read More
Great all around smoke
June 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Excellent tobacco flavors. Nice hints of cocoa, especially on retrohale. There is no topping worth speaking of. Ignore the review saying "egregiously topped." Straight tobacco. Cool, even burn. Would be an all day smoke for me if it wasn't ... Read More
An Elevated Burley
June 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Smells like fruitcake. After allowing this breath for a month and coming back to this, I love it! It's a semi-sweet, floral and exotic mixture with a strong base of burley. A blend of burley and Orientals exhibits a unique character and spin on a t... Read More
Why?
May 28, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This blend is egregiously topped with similar toppings to that of C&D Sun Bear Small Batch when no toppings at all were mentioned in the big write up about this tobacco and all the special vintage varietals this contains. As such, all that I can ... Read More
Great Burley Blend
June 17, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
98% of the tobacco in my cabinet are bulk Bob Runowski burley blends. Eight State is a more than welcome addition. The burleys are definitely aged. Fresh brown burley can grab your throat like a pair of vice grips, this is mellow and pleasant. The cl... Read More
I don’t like burley, but this… wow!
June 15, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I was hesitant to purchase this but glad I did. Tin note is amazing, hints of Cocoa, nuts and figs. The taste is great too, sweetness from the black cavendish and Virginia, the burley is there but not overpowering the mix. Really surprised by this on... Read More
Beautiful Burley
June 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This is great. I'm and English and Balkan lover. Also love VA/Pers heavy on perique. And Eight State is giving me all I want in a smoke. Not a flavor or room note juggernaut, but don't take that as it being bland or 1 dimensional. This blend deserves... Read More
Tastes like SWR
May 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
When I saw that C&D was coming out with a Burley Blend for the Small Batch this year, I was intrigued. After watching Shane’s review of it on YT, I was excited to try it. When I opened the tin, the tin note is quite pleasant. When smoking it, it ... Read More
Why?
May 28, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This blend is egregiously topped with similar toppings to that of C&D Sun Bear Small Batch when no toppings at all were mentioned in the big write up about this tobacco and all the special vintage varietals this contains. As such, all that I can ... Read More
THE LEAMINGTON COUNTY, UPPER CANADA, RED COATS SMOKE!
June 24, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This is a truly fine Burley Mix~ Crafted with a fnely tuned palate and nose; I was thrilled to see the incorporation of some of the aged, excellent, Upper Canadian Burleys! A leaf noted in Upper Canada a nd even in Habitant Quebec by Les Courirt du B... Read More
Nice burley
June 09, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
It is a very good burley blend with high quality tobocco. I taste only a tiny of topping. No bite and no edge. I think It takes time to mix the ingredients with each other better . A nice all day smoke.
Beautiful Blend
June 07, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
When I first heard about Eight State Burley, I was going to take a miss on it. I'm not usually a burley smoker. However, when my son-in-law told me that he had bought a tin and was really enjoying it, I knew that I needed to pay closer attention. Whe... Read More
Not a burley guy: update to original review
June 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Update: been smoking this for a while now and boy has this changed. I'm starting to agree with those saying there's a topping or something. It's now faded and the remaining tobacco is crap. It's like an even poorer man's Prince Albert or similar OTC'... Read More
Tasty
May 30, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This is a tasty blend, I wish I had grabbed more than two tins...oh well. I detect no topping, and it definitely does not taste like SWR. Nutty burleys, a little Virginia sweetness and some slightly spicy orientals with the sourness muted. It has ... Read More
Well....Okay, a Burley with benefits
May 30, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Giving you fair warning, My main blends are Lat forward English blends, whether I do the blending or I buy blended. Thought I would trust C&D, since they do a great job on their English blends. I was rewarded with a very comfortable smoke. The a... Read More
King of Burley Blends
May 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I won’t spoil it for you. This stuff is superb. Su-Perb. The 5 stars must be taken in context. This is a five star review of a burley blend. It is a five-star burley blend. If you like traditional burley blends, you will find it Su-Perb.
Great tobaccy
May 27, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I received this new limited release today and opened her up to find a medley of tobaccos of uniform color. The aroma was amazing: figs and bready. It took easy to the match. It was sweetish and smooth. The Burleys and Virginia’s balanced each other n... Read More
买了再说
May 25, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
好抽不好抽不知道,买了再讲,反正是小批量
An Excellent Small Batch Burley
June 22, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I love the special small batch components in this blend that you can't get in an everyday blend. However, I am (not so) patiently waiting for the release of a C&D Burley Flake #6 with these components without the topping for an everyday blend. C'mon ... Read More
Ordered More
April 01, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I opened one of my tins yesterday, smoked a large bowl in my Peterson system pipe (because I didn't have time to dry it). I immediately ordered more because it is fantastic. I would classify it as a mellow burley blend with a mild topping giving it a... Read More
Thank you C&D
March 27, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I really like this blend. I think the orientals put it a notch above others. This is one of those that I think even a non burley smoker would find very satisfying.
2022 8 State Burley
March 26, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Intriguing tin aroma, unlike anything I’ve ever smelled. Sorta fruity, raisiny, but quite subdued while being very appealing. Nice cut with scant evidence of it’s being pressed. Good moisture level. East to load and pack. Charred and retamped one tim... Read More
Easy to like
June 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Just came in the mail a few minutes ago. What else to do than open a tin and try it out. The tumbled flake is very uniform, almost a short ribbon in appearance. Moisture content is spot on. Tin note is almost floral but it’s not evident in the flavor... Read More
Exquisite !!!
June 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Nicely blended delicious I think I want to toucans age for a few years may knock it right out of the park! For now a really nice smoke
Time Muddled Flavors
September 11, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I reviewed this one when it was produced in 2021, and it was great. I rated it five stars. Almost 18 months later and the flavors are mellower but also muddled, less defined. The fine layers have all been stirred up. I have quite a few tins of this s... Read More
Time Muddled Flavors
September 11, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I reviewed this one when it was produced in 2021, and it was great. I rated it five stars. Almost 18 months later and the flavors are mellower but also muddled, less defined. The fine layers have all been stirred up. I have quite a few tins of this s... Read More
Solid Burley
July 13, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
The orientals are blended in well
Awesome
April 25, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Fantastic
Best burly ever
April 24, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Iv always been on the fence about burly blends. But I'm definitely not on the fence with this. I absolutely love it. The only problem is it's a limited run. I wish I could get more
Best burly ever
April 24, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Iv always been on the fence about burly blends. But I'm definitely not on the fence with this. I absolutely love it. The only problem is it's a limited run. I wish I could get more
Easy to enjoy
April 16, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I love this stuff. Nutty, creamy, smokey deliciousness. Medium strength and always happy from the first light to the last puff.
Another great Burley Blend from C&D
April 15, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I have been hesitant to try some of the Small Batch series C&D offerings, but this time I gave it a go, and I am glad I did! I tend to prefer more rounded burley blends, but this one is a little bit more than that! This can be a good, powerful s... Read More
Great Burley
April 14, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
A very tasty, mellow burley blend. Flavors from all components of the blend mesh together nicely throughout the smoke.
Like riding in a carriage in the Deep South
April 08, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
With undertones of coco, leather and dried hay. This blend brings out the joy of puffing southern tobaccos. Seriously, I don’t get it. What are you guys tasting? Ok, maybe My pallet isn’t as sophisticated as yours regarding tobacco. I get it’s object... Read More
Like riding in a carriage in the Deep South
April 08, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
With undertones of coco, leather and dried hay. This blend brings out the joy of puffing southern tobaccos. Seriously, I don’t get it. What are you guys tasting? Ok, maybe My pallet isn’t as sophisticated as yours regarding tobacco. I get it’s object... Read More
Great blend
April 06, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
For those that like oriental mixed with burley, this is it. Nice thick creamy earthly chocolate flavor. This is a really relaxing smoke. 2 thumbs up for this blend
Very Nice, Comfortable Burley
April 05, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This blend is not topped, and in no way resembles Sun Bear. The burleys are lightly cased to give a cocoa essence that nicely accentuates the natural flavor of the burleys. I would not consider it close to an aromatic, but more of a comfortable mild ... Read More
solid, and true tobacco!
April 03, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I missed out on the first release of this blend, so I only know the 2022 batch. I erased my initial review, which was a 3.5 star, and complimentary, however now that I have had several bowls and let it rest a few months in a jar I have a whole new o... Read More
Nostalgic and Deeelicious too
April 01, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Reminds me alot of what we smoked in the 80's. The tin note triggered the fond memories. From start to finish, this took me back 40 years before the internet--- to the old store with a carved wooden Indian out front. All types of savory notes. Deeeli... Read More
CHOCOLATE GOODNESS
March 30, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Hands down one of the best tobaccos I've ever smoked. Smooth, upperclass codger goodness, with a nutty creamy smoke...The room note is fantastic.
CHOCOLATE GOODNESS
March 30, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Hands down one of the best tobaccos I've ever smoked. Smooth, upperclass codger goodness, with a nutty creamy smoke...The room note is fantastic.
First impressions 2022.
March 28, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Just got my 2022 tins today. Smoking my first bowl out of a home made morta apple. Uff dah this is good. Tin note is like a chocolate raisin dessert. Yum. The actual smoke has been very complex. J.R. stated that it had been topped with Molasses and s... Read More
NO. Not good
March 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I am a fan of Cornell & Diehl and I love great pipe tobacco. The original 8 state burley was simply not pleasant. I am not against burley, I like Prince Albert, Briar Fox, Haunted Bookshop etc. but something about this blend was exceptionally off... Read More
Still available at 0015
March 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Haven’t you ordered it yet? It’s so good!!!!!
Not bad, could have been great if....
June 23, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
If they added more of the red VA, for me that's what this was missing. Many have said this was like Sunbear which is good too, ive had both back to back to compare and have to say very different. Its a nice blend though and glad I was able to try it ... Read More