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Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night 8oz
The Best C&D Makes
Opening the tin, the note is very similar to Carolina Red Flake, with a tangy, almost piney, IPA scent. In the smoke, Opening Night has both the tang and rich full flavor that only good red and orange virginias can provide. The first half of the bowl is rich, full, and flavorful, while the last half of the bowl is candy sweet nirvana. I believe this to be the best tobacco C&D produces, and would also go as far to say that Opening Night rivals SG Full Virginia Flake and is vaguely reminiscent of the old Mcclelland's No. 27 matured virginia. As an almost purely straight Va smoker, I can say that Opening Night is a must try for Va fans.

Cornell & Diehl - Mad Fiddler Flake 2oz
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Tin note is like nothing I have run across before. Notes of a craft store during the Christmas season with hints of spices, wood, and fig. Tin note is not off putting in any way, just different, and aromatic in a most intoxicating way. Cut is rubbed out flake resembling many dutch style cavendishes like Amphora. The smoke is fantastic with the cigar leaf never being too overbearing, and the virginias always taking a slight lead. Nic hit is medium to me, and I find MFF to be an excellent smoke in the morning with a cup of coffee. Unlike most C&D blends, this needs some dry time but will reward the smoker with a very pleasant medium bodied smoke. Burns to fine ash with very little dottle and has a wife approved room note. An excellent blend that i have been enjoying all summer and will make a fantastic fall blend as well.

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    Mystery Review: August 2019
  • ► Opening Night is my go-to, every day, can't get enough of it blend. It truly is a delicious and complex straight virginia.