Cornell & Diehl - Red Virginia Ribbon
One year later
I bought a couple of ounces about a year ago along with a few other tobaccos to experiment with blending. I smoked each one that I bought individually to get an idea of how each variety tasted. I found the Red Virginia to be a bit harsh at first, but it has definitely mellowed with age. Now, after a year in a jar it is a pleasantly sweet and easy smoke. I find myself favoring a bowl of it on its own. If you buy some, I highly recommend letting it mellow for some time before judging it.
Cornell & Diehl - Dark Fired Kentucky
Nice smoky flavor with a hefty dose of nicotine. I have to honest, the nicotine knocked me out. I don’t think I’ll smoke it straight anymore, but I will definitely be using it as a blender sparingly in blends that need a kick.
Cornell & Diehl - Latakia
It is great straight
Like most people I bought it for blending, but I ended smoking a bowl straight to get an idea of it’s flavor profile. It is a great smoke on it’s own. I Highly recommend.