Cornell & Diehl: Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0346

2021's edition of Carolina Red Flake with Perique begins with equal measures of stoved and unstoved Red-Orange Virginia "Tips" from a single farm in eastern North Carolina. These tips come from a rare, high priming representing only the top five leaves of the plant, and they feature the highest sugar content of any Virginia leaf previously used in the Carolina Red Flake project: 13.53%. Its deep, tangy sweetness serves as a foundation for the blend's darker, baritone notes, setting the stage for authentic St. James Perique — grown, harvested, cured, and barrel-aged all on a single, family-owned farm in the heart of St. James Parish, Louisiana, by traditional farmers with three generations of Perique-growing experience.

Together, these special components produce a complex, nuanced, and mature flavor. From the rare Virginia "Tips" come a rich, fruity sweetness and tang that complement the deeper, darker, stone-fruit notes of Perique. It surpasses the usual grassy or hay-like character of Virginias with a redolence of baked goods, and a clove/cinnamon-like spice on the palate. Given its high sugar content and mature flavor, it should age exceptionally well, its inherent sweetness and dark fruity notes deepening with time. For aficionados of Va/Per mixtures, this blend may be the perfect incarnation, and its naturally sweet character makes it accessible even to those more accustomed to Aromatic mixtures.

"We created Carolina Red Flake as a tribute to the Old Belt, to the traditional harvesting and processing of Carolina tobacco straight from Carolina soil. Building on that tradition, Carolina Red Flake with Perique elevates equal measures of stoved and unstoved, single-farm, North Carolina Red-Orange Virginia tips from 2020 with a generous portion of genuine St. James Perique. The resulting flavor balances pepper and spice with undertones of port wine, stone fruits, and citrus. It's rich, deep, and complex. It's how a Virginia/Perique flake should be. "
- Jeremy Reeves, Head Blender at Cornell & Diehl

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  • Components: Perique, Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
  • Family: Virginia
Customer Reviews (47 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.44 out of 5 stars
18 year old Perique
April 08, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Carolina Red Flake with Perique is a fantastic blend. 18 year old Perique with sweet 2 year old Red Virginias. Cellar this for a few years so the Virginias catch up & meld with the Perique and you will be in for a treat.
The Return Of A Beauty
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Carolina Red Flake has been my favorite small batch release by Cornell and Diehl. I’m not really sure what the gentleman is saying about the extraordinary price of this blend because it’s almost the exact same price as every other tin of premium toba... Read More
so good
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
That it broke the website once again haha! Smoking this wonderful Vaper right now. What a perfect blend for this cool fall evening. I really wish all VaPers were this fantastic! A dang good smoke yall.
Strong Approval
April 14, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is a very good tobacco blend. You should buy it. You should know that my recommendation is essentially a guarantee. I feel lucky to have gotten a few tins before they sold out. End of Speech. Ron Swanson
无法接受的味道
May 15, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
开盖闻起来非常酸,比圣布都酸。点燃抽起来不像V草,没有任何酸甜的味道,一股煤味土味加重坚果味还有种说不出的不好味道,抽到接近中后段的时候感觉腻的想吐,于是倒掉。无法接受这个味道,扔柜子里放着吧,不会再碰了。
Sharing with a friend
October 25, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I was compelled to open a newly acquired tin of this to accommodate an old friend who’d invited me over for smoked brisket with favorite sides. We hit the porch after dinner and I popped open a tin knowing that it would be better if aged but I couldn... Read More
great smoke
October 25, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
smooth, sweet and tasty right out of the tin, I can only imagine how better it will be with a few years aging!
Increased Quantities
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Hats off to C&D for upping the production quantities for this small batch so more people get a chance to buy, thanks guys!
Long life to rthe King of blenders
April 21, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Jeremy Reeves is the king of the blenders .Such beautiful blends like Sun=Bear and all the small batch series.Ive learned that whenever some small batch comes out,i just automatically order ,period..At opening the tin ,fresh smell of doe and just und... Read More
OUTSTANDING
April 11, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
ordered 8tins opened a tin right away what a great blend right out of the tin.This blend is something very special if you like this type of blend don"t miss the boat.I'm 71 years old and have been smoking a pipe since I was seven and just ordere... Read More
Awesome
April 11, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I loved the Carolina Red Flake from last year. When I saw they made another Small Batch with Perique, I ordered several tins. Heaven! A previous reviewer had it right. Cellar a few tins and this will be awesome! Thanks Jeremy and Cornell and Diehl.
Critical observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
P.S.- I assessed the price per pound; two ounces is barely enough to reacclimate one pipe, so as to know how this blend truly tastes.
Love it
October 30, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Insanely good. Gonna take a lot of will power to age this.
October 22, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Best vaper
May 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Sweet earthy scent right from the tin. The flavors of dried cranberries and light citrus in the background. Slight hit of spice. There’s nothing about this blend I don’t like. Truly my favorite vaper. Can only hope they make more.
Excellent tobacco
February 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Number one................for my cellar
Ten Stars
September 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
The Carolina Red Flake is the absolute smoke ,the absolute virginia as it cam from the blessed hand of God Tabaldak(Native American God of Tobacco)i thought it cannot be anything better than this .Well there is The Carolina Red with Perique .This ful... Read More
Just polished off a tin
July 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Glad I bought more than the one. This smoked divinely. The perique gave a wonderful flavor to the sweet virginia leaf. I'll be happy if this comes back around again next year.
Good as it is
June 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Just opened up a tin. I felt like I had a good dallop of citrusy confectionery on my nose. Taste is quite full, it is good as it already is, but like some one said down bellow, celler it for few years in a jar so that va could catch up that 18 years ... Read More
So songood
April 16, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Oh man this stuff is amazing the 18 year old perique is refined and makes the smoke almost velvety the flavors deepen the further down the bowl you get I liken this to drinking a very fine wine
Looking Forward To More Aging
April 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Going into this blend, I was curious how it would compare to the 20th Ann. XX Dark Flake put out by Smokingpipes and C&D, as their makeup and components are very similar. Upfront, the Perique stood out in its pepperiness. I agree with others tha... Read More
Absolutely Delicious
April 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Dark fruit and Rye notes. Sweet and malty on the finish. The Perique is the perfect addition to this already amazing Virginia. If this gets better with age it may just be a new all time favorite.
Absolutely Delicious
April 13, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Dark fruit and Rye notes. Sweet and malty on the finish. The Perique is the perfect addition to this already amazing Virginia. If this gets better with age it may just be a new all time favorite.
Thats some Perique!
April 12, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
So I popped the tin about 8 hours ago and the tin note reminded me of fig newton's, but a little more toasty. Upon smoking it I understand where that toasty scent came from. The Perique dominates this tobacco, it's not quite smokey in flavor which is... Read More
I’m sure
April 08, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Carolina read Flake may be my favorite blend of all time I’m sure, without tasting, this will be beyond amazing. C&D always produces and provides some of the best American blends and I can’t wait to receive this . I will let it set for at least a... Read More
Great Observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I have no clue what Glenn C. is trying to communicate, but I can't wait to try this blend. Thanks, C&D (I'm sure it's gonna rock!) -BK
Great Observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I have no clue what Glenn C. is trying to communicate, but I can't wait to try this blend. Thanks, C&D (I'm sure it's gonna rock!) -BK
Critical observation
April 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Having been a pipe person for 47 years, with eleven years at a Tinder Box, I haveknown many combinations of tobaccos; thirty years ago I had time and experience with seasoning tobaccos. We "corner the market" as Periqiue was ONLY made at S... Read More
Exciting, dense, mature, seems really older than it is
November 26, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
2021's edition of Carolina Red Flake with Perique: I've tasted many bowls of this 2021's edition and I'm really excited: I rub out the flakes and give it 5-7 minute of dry time. I use a Peterson Green Spigot 606 or a Peterson Sherlock Holmes Mycroft ... Read More
Carolina Red Flake with Perique (2021)
November 12, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
When I ran out of Carolina Red Flake, I decided that it would be logical to open the same Virginia blend, but with perique. The tobacco was supposed to increase in flavor and aroma due to this component. Naturally, it did. The tin was packed at the ... Read More
It’s fine
November 07, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
Typical C&D
Sweet Caroline
October 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
For the record; I am a firm and dedicated smoker of full-bodied English/Balkan blends that are rich with delicious smoky Latakia. I usually find Virginia blends lacking in flavor and shun aromatics altogether. However, one bowl of Carolina Red Flake ... Read More
Wow
October 28, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
So spicy. I came back for as many tubs as I could get, out of stock. How is this not a staple? This should be at the liquor stores and gas stations. Amazing.
Wonderful
October 27, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
The 2021 batch is stellar. With just a month in the tin, it already has the body or density of a blend with several years of age. I’ve only had one bowl, but it has great notes of dark fruits, mostly cranberry. I’m also getting a nice zesty note and ... Read More
VAPer perfection!
October 27, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
WOW! Jeremy Reeves, you da man!!! This stuff is awesome out of the tin! I can only imagine what the tins I’ve put back are gonna be like when they get some age on them! I’m smoking this right now and am asking myself why didn’t I buy more!!! The Virg... Read More
2021 two thumbs up
October 26, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is very good right out the tin, should be special with some age.
v good
October 23, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
vinegary pickley
Simply Perfect !!
October 23, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
The 2021 version is even better than last year's hit ! Carolina Red Flake w/ Perique is rich, complex and bursting with flavor ! The best VaPer I've ever had the pleasure of smoking. Only regret is that it's a small batch. Very thankful to have pur... Read More
Fantastic VaPer
October 22, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This review is for the 2021 version that was just released; the tin aroma is stone fruits, very figgy and red grapes. The first flavors that I noticed were what you get from a sweeter red wine. The Perique gives some black pepper spice from first lig... Read More
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Limited Release?
October 20, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
How many tins were produced in this 2021 version?
Good, but wanted more perique
March 19, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is a nice blend for sure, very well balanced although I would have liked to have seen more perique. Vastly different flavor profile from the straight red it’s mixed with, a good sign
Good stuff
January 13, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
I really enjoyed this blend . Cheers!
A va/per with strength
December 20, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
This is quite good. Bought six tins so that I could try some and have a bit to cellar. After drying it out I found a raisin like sweetness with a mellow spice, followed by a punch of nicotine. Immediately bought seven more tins. I will open a tin... Read More
Just okay
May 07, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2oz
It's definitely a young blend and would benefit with some aging. It's a decent smoke but it lacks complexity