Tasting Notes: Cornell & Diehl Small Batch: Carolina Red Flake with Perique

Welcome back to another episode of Tasting Notes! Today, I'll be discussing and reviewing the latest run of Cornell and Diehl's Small Batch: Carolina Red Flake with Perique — available Wednesday, October 20th. For this year's edition, C&D has combined stoved and unstoved, top-tier North Carolina Red Virginias with genuine St. James Parish Perique — grown, harvested, and processed exclusively on a single farm in St. James Parish, Louisiana. How does it compare to last year's run? What is genuine St. James leaf anyway? Or more importantly, what does it taste like? Tune in as I answer these questions and many more in advance of Wednesday's release.

Cornell & Diehl Small Batch Carolina Red Flake with Perique

Cornell & Diehl Small Batch: Carolina Red Flake with Perique


    • Bruce Katz on October 17, 2021
    • I must not be smoking a pipe correctly. I like my pipe to give off a pretty good amount of smoke so I can taste the tobacco as well as smell it. I, unfortunately, saw no smoke while Jeremy was able to critique the Carolina Red Flake blend with Perique... Amazing!

    • Oom Howard on October 17, 2021
    • More geeky reviews 👍

    • Brian on October 17, 2021
    • Shane, you are nearing the apex of geekdom, in the most enchanting way! You know how I tried to chase down the last iteration of this blend...and from your description, I'll want to smoke the label on this as well! I'll try to grab enough for smoking now and aging, too. I only hope that I age as well as Jeremy's blends. Umami....aged umami? Shane, you're the man.

    • Giuseppe on October 17, 2021
    • Fumo la pipa da quasi 40 anni ( pipe Castello) purtroppo in Italia questi deliziosi tabacchi non di trovano. Mi piacerebbe fumarli ma.... Un cordiale saluto.

    • Matt on October 18, 2021
    • Great review! I have been looking forward to this for a while. I can’t wait to set on the front porch and try it.

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