Tasting Notes: Cornell & Diehl - Speakeasy

Shane takes on the ninth blend in Cornell and Diehl's Cellar Series, Speakeasy, a New Orleans inspired Navy Flake of Virginia, Perique, Turkish, dark-fired, and a healthy dose of rum — back in stock January 25th.

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"From the roar of jazz music to the revel of old and new friends alike, New Orleans' speakeasies are not subtle establishments to say the least.

With colorful cocktails lining the bar and wisps of smoke dancing the dim light, these retro bars embody that daring spirit of one of the city's most iconic eras — something Cornell & Diehl sought to capture in their bold, Cellar Series take on the traditional Navy flake: Speakeasy Navy Blend."


    • Gregory J Provenzano on January 26, 2017
    • I'd like to know Shanes's opinion of McClellands Beacon Extra and which is my favorite and if he has others in that style I should try.

    • Alain L. on January 29, 2017
    • Great review, Thanks :)

    • s.ireland on February 2, 2017
    • @Alain L. Thank you for watching!

    • s.ireland on February 2, 2017
    • @Gregory J Provenzano I have smoked both Beacon and Beacon Extra, but it has been a while. I'll have to revisit them soon. I remember Beacon Extra being sweet, tangy, full-bodied, mild-medium in strength, and quite spicy. Off the top of my head I'd recommend trying Rattray's Marlin Flake or even Dunhill Dark Flake. Honorable mention to McConnell Folded Flake!

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