C&D's Pegasus is yet another from the master of classic American Burley blends, Bob Runowski. Three Burley tobaccos, two Virginias, and a touch of unsweetened black Cavendish form a classic American blend, hearkening back to the days when Burley was king in American pipe tobacco blends.
A quintessential Burley blend. It's simple, nutty, smooth, and satisfying. Leaves a room smelling nice too. Pegasus is like a boutique version of Carter Hall—it's smoother, and way more flavor that doesn't fall flat halfway through the bowl. The Burl... Read Moreey is the main flavor. Flavor-wise, the Virginia is like a condiment in Pegasus, adding just a little hint of natural sweetness (not too much). Speaking of sweetness, the Black Cav. in Pegasus is unsweetened, so it doesn't stifle or overwhelm the other flavors, nor make it too sweet, and it's used sparingly—just a few flecks here and there. I get an ever-so-slight taste of honey and cocoa, even vanilla. These flavors are so faint that this could simply be the [wonderful] interplay between the tobaccos. Pegasus won't bite unless pushed real hard, which is a nice trait in any Burley blend. Medium on the nicotine front. Bob was a genius blender, and I'm so glad that C&D carries on his legacy by continuing to make Pegasus. I hope they keep it up! Read Less
Burley and Black Cavendish constitute the main taste blend. Virginia is mixed as a topping. As written in many reviews, this blend is suitable for all day smoke. Silky and smooth taste. Occasionally there are hints like cocoa and cafe au lait. I reco... Read Moremmend it to Burley lovers. try it. Read Less
I am a fan of C&D blends, except for their aromatics or for that matter most any aromatic. My favorite C&D blend is Red Odessa but when you need a change of pace, Pegasus Is very good. This is good burley based smoke. It tastes a lot like Big... Read More and Burley without the hiccup causing nic hit. Read Less
My new all day smoke. Very smooth, rich, creamy, just a bit of a nicotine hit. Pairs well with coffee and tea in the morning, but makes a perfect afternoon smoke as well. Easily my new favorite; I'll be ordering a whole lot more
I bought my usual baccy, of Briar Fox and Oak Alley and thought I would try this for a change. Since then I haven't smoked any of my usual. I keep reaching for this one. It burns well and easily. Doesn't bite and is a very satisfying smoke. This has ... Read Morebecome my go to blend. This is a superb blend. Read Less
My first burley blend experience away from the OTC stuff.
I love this blend. its so freakin tasty! its almost like smoking a breakfast cereal, except, this ones for adults only cause the nic hit floored me but it was worth it. i recommend a large bowl for this one. can be a bit touchy on the tongue but tre... Read Moreat it with some respect and a decent cadence and you will be greatly rewarded. Read Less
This is my personal favorite C&D blend to-date - it’s the pentacle of the art. Stout but cool, bite-free and easy smoking all day long, unrelenting with natural flavors of cocoa, cream, and granola all the way down to the powdery ashes, an almost car... Read Morebonated tingle on the retro - I can’t seem to put this stuff down. Tasty doesn’t even scratch the surface. I’m puffing on a bowl right now in my Country Gentleman, and nothing could wipe the grin off my face for the next half-hour. No, it’s not very complex, but it does not need to be - everything is in perfect proportion. Yes, it can be a bit rough, but it’s raw and I love it. This is the reason Burley is still the king of pipe tobacco to my palate. And unlike its namesake, this one might actually fly you to the heavens. Read Less
I was looking for a burley mix to replace Prince Albert, as I have found it too mild as of late. I ordered an ounce of this and smoked through it in just two days. Creamy, nutty, and just a whisper of sweetness. I just ordered a pound. We will se... Read Moree if it holds up over a few months. Read Less
Pegasus on its own is good. Classic, simple burley flavor with a bit of virginia and cavendish to sweeten and round out the smoke. Decent nic kick, can get a little bitter if you smoke it too fast. But my favorite use for Pegasus is as a blending com... Read Moreponent, using it to mix with other blends to give them some bottom end. It's a perfect substitute for any recipe that calls for cube cut burley. For that I rate it 5 stars. Read Less
Oh my… how do I begin? First, I love a good Virginia-Burley mix; the dry acridity of burley is offset by the sugars of Virginia leaf. Conversely, the burley provides body, mouth feel and that woody, walnut-like tannin that corresponds so well with t... Read Morehe more sharp but sweet hay-like note of Virginia. This ying/yang thing on a VA/BUR mix in which one picks up where the other falls down, translates to a solid, consistent depth of flavor, body and mechanics.
There’s a good dose of sweetness; a smooth, malty, toasted and oat-like nuttiness from the 3 burleys which play all along the spectrum from light to dark burley flavors. Intermittently, there’s a sharpness (not roughness) that breaks the monotony. The Virginias are balanced in citrusy sweetness/tartness and the temperate, earthy hay-like note of the two Virginia leaf is idyllic and perfectly balanced with the woody burleys. The virginia remain in the background at first, and progressively get stronger until the end, at which time they step forward to mitigate the ashiness often associated with Burley. The Cavendish helps to tone down any high notes between the two contrasting leaf types and lends a smooth semi sweet quality to an already tranquil blend. Good finish... not the best I've experienced, but it's certainly one of the better ones. The retro reminds you that this mixture is moderate in strength and full in body – a quality C&D is known for and I love it. The nicotine is squarely in the middle; it will satisfy most by the end of the session and perhaps more by mid bowl. Read Less
Decent tobacco, I was in the mood for something more of a traditional tobacco like smoke and thought I would give this a try. Its a nice cut, burns well, stays lit and doesn't give tongue bite. It has a good flavour and satisfies. Hence, well behaved... Read More. It's a good all day smoke kind of blend. Worth a try. Read Less
Cornell & Diehl make the best pipe tobaccos hands down.This one is one of the best.Get 2 oz.s and a country gentleman mm pipe.First thing in the morning pack this in the pipe and pair it with a cup of coffee....boom.Real perfection.You can't go w... Read Morerong with this one.Its stays lit,smokes cool,taste great. Read Less
It's unexpected and heartening when a tobacco lives up to its description and when the hype proves true. This tobacco really is tasty but uncomplicated, which is good in this case. It's everything I wished modern renditions of Prince Albert, Carter H... Read Moreall, Edgeworth, and a swath of "gourmet" burley-heavy tobaccos would be. An added plus is that this blend doesn't deliver what I call the "burley choke hold" that burleys so often can. This tobacco will be my mainstay from here on out, so it's fortunate that it comes in bulk as well as in tins. Read Less
With Pegasus, the Burley is front and center in the familiar Runowski way. Thesere’s a very present sweetness of the Virginias that dance nicely on the stage of the cool round condimental Cavendish. It’s a smooth, relaxing, and satisfying smoke with ... Read Morea solid Burley body. Recommended. It is very much akin to Haunted Bookshop; but with perique removed and silky sweetness added. Read Less
Most enjoyable! What interested me was the sweetness of the blend, which makes a nice alternative to my Perique/Burley taste. Easy to light and smoke right to the bottom of the bowl. No bite and 100% good tobacco; no garden mulch to throw away her... Read Moree. Medium strength, best for a medium or large pipe. Initial flavor is beer and honey, which drifts toward popcorn as the bowl ends. Excellent warm day smoke with a pale beer. Highly recommend! Read Less
For starters, I have smoked a great deal of Prince Albert. Having rediscovered Carter Hall, I like Carter Hall more than Prince Albert. I love Pegasus. Pegasus is my go-to Burley Blend. If I had to have two tobaccos, I would have Pegasus and Ashton A... Read Morertisan as I also love the English style tobacco blends. If you like a Burley, I recommend it highly. The mix of Burley, Virginia, and Black Cavendish hits the sweet spot for Tobacco for me. Read Less
After seeing a video on C&D’s five under-appreciated blends, I decided to try it. At first, I didn’t particularly care for it. I usually smoke English blends, so this seemed a bit bland, however, the more I smoked it, the more I began to appreciate... Read More the woody sweetness and the dryness of the smoke. I can’t stand getting a mouthful of backwash from too moist tobacco. I also like the clean aftertaste when I’m done with a bowl. Many aromatics leave a cloying bleech after smoking. Even latakia will leave an aftertaste with some of the stronger English/Balkan blends. Not Pegasus. This is definitely worth a try. Read Less
I'm surprised to see all the love here for this old codger style blend. That's pretty cool. It's a pleasing burley forward blend, slightly sweet, nutty, bready, with mild espresso notes. What I really like about Pegasus is the balance in the blend. T... Read Morehat classic C&D strong bitter earthy walnut note (young white burley?) that really dominates so many of their burley blends is finally tamed thank God. I find the bitter note really offputting if too strong. This wasn't an issue for Pegasus. The Cavendish, Virginia and topping seem to add enough sweetness to balance Pegasus perfectly. The Virginia also adds a notes of grass and hay. The cavendish smooths out the burleys even more, filling in all gaps with a little dark sugar. Good candidate for an all day smoke. Pace yourself and it won't bite. Read Less
After smoking this in several different pipes, I've finally found a winning combination. Smoked out of a larger bent billiard, this blend smokes cool and dry. Slowing your cadence down to a snail's pace brings out a slight sweetness that I wasn't get... Read Moreting in smaller bowls. Tends to veer into cigar like notes if you push it, but all in all, this is a pretty decent tobacco at a good price. Came at a perfect moisture, which is tricky with bulk blends. Not sure if this will be a regular smoke for me, but I'll probably always have a few ounces on hand. Read Less
I've smoked just about every Burley, and this is one of the very best. The unsweetened black cavendish takes this to the next level. Smooth Burley body with a complimentary sweetness from the cavendish. It's right up there with Uhle 00 and the HU and... Read More Watch City Burleys in my opinion. If you don't like this one you can pass on Burley. Read Less
This is a pleasant blend to smoke. To me it tastes a lot like a cigarette, but not quite exactly like it. Being a 25+ year/pack-a-day+ smoker making the switch, I find this blend satisfying. It really hits the spot when I get that craving for a cigar... Read Moreette. For me this is a good thing, as it makes switching a little easier. Also, I have to comment on the volume of tobacco. You get A LOT of tobacco for your money with this one. Of the 9 blends I have so far, this is the first one I have found that I had to stuff the tobacco into a 750ml wide mouth Mason jar. Just 4 oz and my jar is packed to the top. Read Less
The first time I smoked this I was disappointed. It just wasn't delivering that good old burley taste. This couldn't be right. The second time I packed not as tightly, and there it was! The nutty, pastry with a lemon note. Much, much better. It'... Read Mores not as good as Haunted Bookshop, but it's good. Read Less
First let me say that this review is a copy of my review on another site.....The aroma of this blend takes me back to my childhood. My grandfather smoked Grainger, my dad smoked Edgeworth Ready Rubbed. I had an uncle that smoked Bond Street. This ble... Read Morend falls right in line with those venerable old classic American O.T.C. tobaccos. The only difference is I think this stuff is a little smoother and it's probably the addition of the black cavendish. When I started smoking a pipe in my teens, I smoked what my dad smoked...I think a lot of us older pipe smokers started that way, so I'm no stranger to burly based tobaccos. This blend is not one of my all day smokes but it is a nice change of pace when I'm feeling a little nostalgic, and I can say with all honesty, that this is a damn good one. It burns clean and consistent from start to finish and never really overpowers the smoker. While it can be a little harsh at times, if you are not careful, it has a quality that only an old fashion pipe tobacco can give...it is satisfying like a good cigar and goes well with a nice strong cup of evening coffee. I will definitely keep this on hand right next to my Match Edgeworth Ready Rubbed. Read Less
Pegasus has a faint room note. It’s dry and burns well, quickly to ash, with no dottle. However, there’s not a lot of flavor to the blend, though the Virginia is somewhat evident. The black cavendish is very much in background and really has nothing ... Read Moreto offer to the blend. I’m a fan of good American burley blends, and savor the nuttiness and caramel/cocoa notes inherent in them, but Pegasus unfortunately lacks those burley flavors. It harkens to Carter Hall or Prince Albert, so fans of those OTC blends should also be fans of Pegasus. I’ll stick with my Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic. I even prefer Half and Half over this I believe. Read Less
I like all the components CD uses for their blends, so you gotta be clumsy not to get it right, and they are master blenders at CD. What sets this blend apart is the addition of unsweetened back cavendish. If you like their burley blends, you will pr... Read Moreobably like this medium body blend with nutty and cocoa undertones. Read Less
This tobacco is what you’d expect. A very straightforward, enjoyable smoke. It is nothing special, but I don’t think it is intended to be. Burley is the main flavor component. If you’d like to have something a little more natural tasting and higher q... Read Moreuality than Carter Hall, this is the tobacco for you. It isn’t life-changing, but there certainly isn’t anything at all bad about it. Read Less
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