Andrew Wike
Cornell & Diehl: Making Union Square

Meet the Cornell and Diehl team as they take you through the meticulous and time-consuming process of making G.L. Pease's Union Square. In this exclusive video, head blender and production manager Jeremy Reeves will walk you through each step — from blending, to pressing, to slicing into delicate flakes — in making this popular G.L. Pease blend.


    • PR Pickard on July 3, 2015
    • Fantastic! Thank you for posting this. It's fascinating to watch the process at work, and the people behind it.

    • Bruce P on July 7, 2015
    • It has the look of a business that was built from the ground up and now has grown to producing a huge variety of blends. Cornell & Diehl was one of the brands I discovered at Smoking Pipes (from a free sample) and have always been able to find something new that matches my tastes in tobacco. It was interesting to learn the lengths of time spent in each press. I never realized that is went through multiple pressings. Very informative!

    • IB on July 20, 2015
    • At 3:08 he writes on the tobacco block with a sharpie? Then that same tobacco presumably finds itself in the blends? Well, if I get a bowl with a hint of burnt sharpie ink at least know I'll know why.

    • Sykes on July 20, 2015
    • @IB: he's writing on parchment paper that covers the block during pressing and then is removed before cutting.

    • Dave on August 14, 2015
    • Thank you Sykes and the rest of the Team for making these videos.
      The customer experience of your website is top notch and these videos just help to confirm this.

    • james s on November 6, 2015
    • i remember reading about a "size isn,t everything" artical in p@t magazine. the tarler garage has grown considerably. exellent products. exellent prices. long life to c@d

    • Jesse on May 18, 2017
    • I have watched this video countless times and just can't get enough of it. Thanks for the behind the scenes look at processing this amazing tobacco!

    • Adam O'Neill on May 18, 2017
    • @Jesse Our pleasure, Jesse. Glad you enjoyed it mate!

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