Cornell & Diehl: Palmetto Balkan 8oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-016-0353

Palmetto Balkan returns on March 26th at 6:00 p.m. ET

A tribute to the Oriental-forward blends of yesteryear, Cornell & Diehl's latest Small Batch release, Palmetto Balkan, delivers a uniquely Carolina-inspired interpretation of the celebrated Balkan mixtures that have captivated so many pipe smokers over the years.

The palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina, and Palmetto Balkan showcases the Lowcountry blending house's prowess. Spearheaded by a foundation of tangy, mature, sun-cured 2018 Basma and 2019 Izmir Orientals with naturally sweet Carolina Red Virginias and a proprietary method for processing Latakia, Palmetto Balkan produces a mellow, balanced smoking experience rich with notes of stone fruits, subtle wood smoke, and a slightly dry finish that calls to mind the signature character of long-lost Syrian leaf. The inventive treatment of the mixture's Latakia component is of particular interest — mellowing the modern Latakia's often dominating campfire note and creating a harmonious equilibrium of flavors.

The first 8oz pipe tobacco in the Small Batch portfolio, Palmetto Balkan is a stunning and inviting mixture — unique and complex enough for connoisseurs of the Balkan family and approachable enough for enthusiasts new to the genre.

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Customer Reviews (60 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.35 out of 5 stars
抖音:蓝一斗
April 06, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
CD 巴尔干棕榈 2022年 生草:铁腥、烟熏、奶味。 点火之后烟熏、淡淡的奶香中混着一些木香,新鲜水果的香气,会有些许的花香与烟熏味两者配合的很好,淡淡的铁腥味与木香,偶尔会出现坚果的香气,结尾木香和一些酸气再加一些焦香来结束。 口腔里面会有些许的咸口,果酸果甜适中,随后的抽吸中呢,会有稍稍增加一些酸度。烟气方面过鼻会有适量的烟熏,保持的非常好。稳定,烟雾浓郁厚重。但喉咙会有些发干。整体来说,烟气浓郁稳定,但是最后1/3草的风味开始下降,只剩下木香,并没有太多其他的香气。可以和朋友一起购买尝... Read More
Gripe session
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I don’t see any reviews!Just gripes!It would be a shame if artists quit painting,because there was already a Michael Angelo,and we as pipe smokers are very lucky to have master blenders like Jeremy,at Cornell and Diehl! These small batch blends are... Read More
Transports you
May 19, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
The aroma, the taste, the blend. All magnificently balanced to do their job. To Transport you to the low country in summer. Humidity, mosquitoes, iced bourbon based drinks, whole hog bbq, friends and family. This is subtle yet refined Balkan that har... Read More
Literally 10 Idiots
May 19, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Literally, 10 idiots reviewed this blend here without trying it. Everyone is posting a review about how excited they are, or whining about something. GET BENT. No one cares what you have to say unless you tried it. Screaming your garbage out into the... Read More
Superior Blend!
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Just finished my 2nd bowl…perfectly balanced and truly a great Balkan blend from C&D…even the packaging reflects the sophistication and subtleties of this Balkan…great job to Jeremy and the crew for their contribution to the community.
Thanks!
May 21, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Light, sweet, and smokey, representative of a balanced Balkan. Thanks to everyone who was tentative I'm doubling down. I'm sure the naysayers will switch gears from crying about risk/reward to crying about the cost on the secondary market after they ... Read More
Decent enough but there’s better.
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I picked up an ounce of this small batch series at my local BNM store. I was so happy to see it being offered by the ounce there instead of the 8 oz. Personally, I don’t want to invest that money unless I know I’m going to love it. I smoked a respect... Read More
Absolutely Delicious
May 22, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Have just finished my first two bowls of Palmetto Balkan. It’s an exceptional morning smoke. I have never used the word delicious to describe a pipe or cigar tobacco, but this blend rates it. Very happy now that I bought 2 canisters. Would buy m... Read More
Ok I can tell you why.
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Small batch again, this time a huge risk as was Folklore, not great. 8oz= a huge risk, Balkan= another huge risk. Ultimately will sell out of course, abet very slowly. The reason why this hasn't been as well received is there are so many good Balkan ... Read More
中国人没那么重要
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Shiquan Y. 和 神农 能不能别跟个二傻子一样留言呀 贱不贱啊
Curious
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Well friends, it's 10:54AM on the East Coast for me and this gem is still not sold out after the 12am release. I'm amused considering how fast other small batches sold out. Could it be the fact that's it's a Balkan? Could it be that Virginia blends m... Read More
Fantastic
May 24, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Love the broke people that just want to complain they can't afford it. This may be the cheapest hobby that exists yet some people still feel entitled to a hand out. If you do not have $40 in your pocket you need to get your life together instead of c... Read More
Wonderful blend!
May 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
First of all to you complainers. If you don't want to pony up the dough for 8oz., don't! You will be missing a great blend. Smooth as a baby's bottom, and with great flavors. Woodsy as advertised, with slight fruity undertones. This is easily one of ... Read More
Whiners
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Who knew that pipe smokers would turn out to be such babies. Whining about a pipe tobacco blend,,,because it's a Balkna, because it was available at 12 am EST...blah blah blah. I applaud C&D for trying to replicate a Syrian Latakia Balkan. The... Read More
Something?
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
This blend in my opinion really reminds me of original BS, not like the new BS which is flat and somewhat boring. This Palmetto is a refined balkan which the latakia not overpowering at all, it is like they say " fine wine", the oriental n... Read More
Delicious
May 24, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I'm a huge fan of cigars (2-3 a day) and wanted to throw my hat in the pipe tobacco world. Needless to say, I'm a greenhorn when it comes to smoking tobacco with a pipe. Like most newbs, I bought a ton of different blends based off the reviews here a... Read More
Delicious
May 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
First, if you reviewed this without actually trying it, you’re a twit. This is an amazing blend. My first impressions were it is a super smooth and cool creamy smoke. This Latakia is a real treat but in my opinion isn’t overwhelming at all. The other... Read More
C&D Home Run
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I don’t review often in my 35 yrs of pipe smoking but felt I needed to speak up after trying this blend. In my humble opinion it’s perfect. Typical Balkan blend with the orientals taking the lead however the Latakia is exceptional. Reminds me of The ... Read More
Reason
May 19, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Brennan C. You are the biggest idiot!!
No Regrets
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
This will be my first go with a Balkan blend, so I don’t know what to expect, nor do I have anything to compare it to. I do know that C&D has produced quite a few fantastic small batch blends, nearly all of which released in the past year I have purc... Read More
Very Nice Blend
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I'll never understand how people can write reviews having never even tried the product in question, but I digress. This is a solid offering from C&D. I received my can today, so naturally I popped the top for a smoke. First thing I noticed on lig... Read More
The reason
May 19, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
The way I see it is that, I am willing to try any new tobacco but I am not willing to fetch 50$ (including shipping) to try a new Balkan. It is more economical for C&D to sell in bigger quantities but it is not better for us. They can do that wit... Read More
Yes!
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I have not tried this fine-looking tobacco yet; however, I am a fan of other Balkan blends, and I am looking forward to seeing how C and D do with it. I've got mine on the way.
?????????
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
The price is too steep to just try. Why not sell by the by the ounce? For people who just want to try.
Decent enough but there’s better.
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I picked up an ounce of this small batch series at my local BNM store. I was so happy to see it being offered by the ounce there instead of the 8 oz. Personally, I don’t want to invest that money unless I know I’m going to love it. I smoked a respect... Read More
Top Shelf Stuff
April 02, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I had a sneaky feeling that this would be an outstanding blend just by it's description - and by God I was right !! Opening the can one gets the aroma of old time latakia, which was the mainstay of the little B&M shops of the 1950's - 1960's. Thi... Read More
Excellent!
March 31, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Great smoke! Seeing as how this sold out quickly, I regret not purchase more of this very good blend.
Favorite C&D blend of 2022
January 15, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Best thing Jeremy has blended in 2022, just too bad there isn't more of it to be had....maybe we can hope?
Top shelf
December 06, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I’m a fan of Balkan blends first off but this is a special blend, just fantastic. The orientals are exceptional and I enjoy the unique Latakia used, there’s nothing else quite like it. I split the 8oz into 2oz jars, can’t wait to see what 2 years of ... Read More
Love it! Reminds me of the older stuff
August 13, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I hadn’t finished my first large bowl all the way through before I bought another 8oz tin. Leave it at that….
So so
May 27, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I think if this has proved anything it’s that you can’t just replicate Syrian Latakia at will, I only received my tin this morning and just finished my second bowl so this review might change later down the road. My first impression is that it’s a li... Read More
Delicious
May 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
First, if you reviewed this without actually trying it, you’re a twit. This is an amazing blend. My first impressions were it is a super smooth and cool creamy smoke. This Latakia is a real treat but in my opinion isn’t overwhelming at all. The other... Read More
Delicate, Flavorful, Interesting
April 10, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
This is well worth your money. It is the most interesting and exciting English that I have smoked in quite a while. My typical experience of Balkan blends is that they are very bold, and while this does have plenty of flavor, I pick up a lot of sweet... Read More
Delicate, Flavorful, Interesting
April 10, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
This is well worth your money. It is the most interesting and exciting English that I have smoked in quite a while. My typical experience of Balkan blends is that they are very bold, and while this does have plenty of flavor, I pick up a lot of sweet... Read More
Surprising favorite
April 05, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I'm not new to pipe smoking---but maybe I am ...2 years. I ended up getting caught in the hype for this and bought 2 cans... And, I am so glad I did! I really like this flavor. And at the same time I bought 2 other Balkan blends and they are good too... Read More
fun blend
March 27, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I really enjoy the race to get the finest tobacco available. I do not like that there are some who missed out. For those of us who did manage to obtain a tin of this wonderful blend I would encourage you to share with folks you meet who would not ha... Read More
Better 2 Years Later
March 01, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I tried mine for the first time in September 23. Smelled like metal, mushy canned green beans, boiled peanuts, mud, and fermenting boggy peat moss. Put it in the cellar for another six months, and it has improved. Orientals are still very sharp and t... Read More
Delight!
February 08, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Delight! I bought a jar and let it age. Opened . Sniffed, upset and closed. A week has passed - well, no !! Let him breathe some more. A week later, it was a palette of flavors..I could not resist and smoked the whole can..From morning to evenin... Read More
very nice!
November 19, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Tin 1974 of 3000 has a tin note of smoky, slightly sour/vinegar, mildly creamy on a background of ripe dark fruit. Tobacco is brown, with a smattering of tan and black, ribbon cut. It's not damp enough to require drying. Burns reasonable with average... Read More
This is a must for any collection.
May 28, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Wasn't sure quite what to expect with C&D's small batch Palmetto Balkan. It's a very loud, flavorful, complex and interesting English. I think the Latakia is a bit overwhelming but half way down the bowl it mellows out the smoke. Theres a mixture of ... Read More
Hoisted by your own petard
May 24, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Next time I have to explain the concept of performative contradiction to my students, I will show them Brennan C’s “review”.
Decent enough but there’s better.
May 20, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I picked up an ounce of this small batch series at my local BNM store. I was so happy to see it being offered by the ounce there instead of the 8 oz. Personally, I don’t want to invest that money unless I know I’m going to love it. I smoked a respect... Read More
由于没有234挡快递
May 18, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
所以中国人还是没买,导致没有和上一个一样售罄
Sparkly
May 17, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Is it the Izmir or something that they brought out in the Latakia? It’s wonderful. Reminiscent of my favorite kind of Balkan blends. Rich, but not overbearing and it has that effervescence that I find irresistable.
got two tins luckily
April 21, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
just paid the export duty to China, I am a balkan lover, heard some reviews from Chinese app and pipers, luckily just came across the market release. So I bought two tins right away, hope it wouldn't let me down, can't wait for open and light it up! ... Read More
美味的烟草
April 13, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
入口轻柔,美味的香气中包含了奶香和果香。过鼻顺滑,不错👍
Best Balkan since...
March 27, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I personally prefer balkans over traditional English styles. This one is perfect for someone who enjoys Oriental based blends, with a Latikia that's not so domineering it takes over the whole bowl. I enjoy whatever the special process was C&D put int... Read More
Palmetto Perfection
March 26, 2024
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
IMO best drop from C&D in the last few years. One of the best Oriental Forward blends around.
BEST C&D BALKAN
October 20, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
To my amateur and unseasoned palate this is THE best balkan I've had made by Cornell & Diehl. The tin note is intoxicating, bursting with ripe dark fruit and woodsmoke, with a creamy heady background from the Virginia's and Orientals. This blend ... Read More
Very, Very, VERY Weird
September 21, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
First thing I smell in the tin is vegetal and metallic, like the smell you get when you open a can of green beans. I thought something had gone wrong and my tin was rotten. I took a deeper snuffle and was baffled to find boiled peanuts as a second pr... Read More
Top shelf
December 06, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I’m a fan of Balkan blends first off but this is a special blend, just fantastic. The orientals are exceptional and I enjoy the unique Latakia used, there’s nothing else quite like it. I split the 8oz into 2oz jars, can’t wait to see what 2 years of ... Read More
Holey Oriental Update
September 04, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Well, I wrote earlier that if wasn't the Balkan you were looking for you could mix it half and half with Druquer Levant or Abingdon. But, another approach is to take your Palmetto, weigh it and add 20% of that weight of C&D Latakia...that works ... Read More
honest review
August 02, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
the reality is that this balkan mix is very appealing. Its well balanced, no bite, the Bol burns clean, rounded at the end with cool not astringent but almost a gentle pine campfire after taste. Enjoyed while star watching with my family on a bright ... Read More
Memories
June 08, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I have to admit, I am one of the many who was not able to purchase this toothsome Balkan blend here. Look, guys, I spend my days doing Boolean search looking for Technical and Engineering candidates, I can find stuff. And find an alternate source I ... Read More
Holey Oriental ! ! !
June 01, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
I've gotta say this one is too much of a good thing that makes it something less than perfick. If you find, as I did that this blend comes across as "cool", it's because it's an Oriental overload. If you've made the mistake, as I did, I w... Read More
A little age needed
May 27, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Popped the lid and my whole desk area was a big breath of Latakia. Wonderful! Tried to find the Oriental and Virgina, but couldn't find them. Since the tobacco was very moist, I plated a small amount and let it set for half an hour to dry a bit. Well... Read More
A Balkan Blend reminiscent of long gone mild English blends
May 27, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
The tin note on this reminded me of english blends such as Quiet Nights or And So To Bed, but much sweeter. One I lit up a bowl, the first thing I noticed was the red wine and smokey sweetness that envelops your entire mouth. That sweet and smoke... Read More
Great Balkan
May 26, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
A great blend from C&D. Perfect balanced and flavor of an all day smoking option.
Very pleasant and woody - likley exceptional with age
May 23, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Well I took the "risk" and bought one of these big tins. It's very nice, and actually reminiscent of Syrian latakia. Woody and incense-like smoke as opposed to the campfire taste of Cyprian latakia. The orientals provide a a good foundation... Read More
价格贵
May 19, 2022
Product: Cornell & Diehl Palmetto Balkan 8oz
没有中国的兄弟们购买,两天了还有货?