Cornell & Diehl: Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0345

In early 2000, I began considering the prospect of selling pipes on the internet. I incorporated Laudisi Enterprises that May, registered Smokingpipes.com that June, and we sold our first pipe that November. Twenty years and lots and lots of pipes and pipe tobacco later, Smokingpipes occupies a special place in the hobby. To celebrate, we've created two distinctive Virginia based blends, crafted by Cornell & Diehl, each featuring a significant percentage of 18-year-old Perique.
- Sykes Wilford

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Smokingpipes.com, and to commemorate such a milestone we've partnered with numerous members of the pipe smoking community to develop and release several projects throughout the year. We're excited to present Cornell & Diehl's contributions in the form of two special SPC 20th Anniversary tobacco blends: XX Flake and XX Flake Dark.

XX Flake Dark is a pure Va/Per blend comprised of stoved and unstoved Red Virginias, bright leaf, and Perique that's been aged 18 years. With a nuanced flavor profile of bold spice and subtle sweetness, XX Flake Dark showcases quality Virginias and aged Perique, offering a rich depth and enticing aroma, and is limited to 5,000 serialized tins.

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  • Components: Perique, Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (6 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.50 out of 5 stars
Good
March 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz
Well, the perique may be 18 years old, but the VAs certainly aren’t. Nor is it even remotely a flake. An extremely broken flake verging onto a thick ribbon would be the closest one could get to a flake designation. However. Looking past the youthfu... Read More
Delicious
March 11, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz
I ordered 5 tins, which arrived today. After literally 2 puffs, I jumped on to order more. A self described Perique freak, this blend hits all the buttons. Sweet Virginias, perfect dryness out of the tin, and a mesh of flavors that wake up the palett... Read More
Special
March 05, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz
An amazing Va/Per with 18 year old Perique. Won’t be around for long. I won’t go into describing ‘notes of hickory and coffee’ I’ll simply say that this is amazing. Some blends are just truly special and this one really is.
Cellar Special
May 19, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz
I don't know much about tobacco, but I think the Virginnia's will mature and provide a sweetness that will meld and support the complex perique to a point where the overall profile will be like a great Cab Sav. Looking forward to 5+ years on this. ... Read More
Rare One
March 24, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz
Okay... It is a very limited run so it can not be my new daily blend. The virginias are obviously very young at this point but they do settle down and play quite nicely with the aged perique. I can not imagine what this will be like with some serio... Read More
Very Good
March 12, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Smokingpipes 20th Anniversary Blend: XX Flake Dark 2oz
I purchased both flake and dark flake. The dark flake is very good. From the first light, there is a ever present spice with an underlying sweetness. The nic hit is more than the XX flake to me. The tin I opened is #329/5000. The flake is completel... Read More
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