Start your morning out right with a bowl of Morning Drive by Cornell & Diehl. It's the perfect blend to get you where you're going, and get you there with a smile on your face. The mixture of red and bright Virginias comes together in perfect harmony with just the right measure of Burley, Turkish, Perique, and Latakia. Savor the start.
I've smoked three bowls of this so far; the first bowl I found to be fairly bland, albeit pleasant. The second and third bowls, however, were much more interesting. I found the spice from the perique to be rather strong, in a good way, with some crea... Read Moremy nuttiness from the burleys. The Latakia, while present in the tin aroma, is not noticeable in the flavor; there is conflicting information both on this page and elsewhere online about whether or not there are virginias in this blend, but I don't taste any. A very cool, smooth smoke with a pleasant, peppery spice.
Update: I smoked my fourth bowl while having my coffee this morning, and the result was fantastic. The coffee tames the perique and brings the nutty, sweet burley to the front with the pepper from the perique still present, but in the background. A perfect start to the day. Read Less
Morning Drive is straight-forward: nutty with subtle touches of spice and smokiness. Cool, quick burning, and easy smoking. It's perfect for those times when one does not want to overthink their smoke--such as in the morning on a drive. I don't bothe... Read Morer with drying it, it's largely ready to go from the tin. I'm relatively new to piping and Morning Drive has become one of my favorite blends because it's neither overpowering nor hard to dissect and it's easy to smoke. After all, not everything in life needs to be especially complex and nuanced.
Update: as this tobacco ages, some of the rougher edges smooth out and the Latakia and Perique really pop. We're left with what amounts to a mild English with a rich, smokey, agricultural tin note. The tin claims there is Turkish in here somewhere, but it's hiding in the background. The room note is, as expected with a blend like this, very unpleasant to non-smokers. I maintain that this is an underappreciated gem. Read Less
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