Cornell & Diehl: Eight State Burley 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0347

Honoring historic US Burley growing regions, Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch: Eight State Burley showcases the often overlooked nuance and complexity of air-cured leaf, beginning with a specially sourced, matured blend of 2015 White and 2014 Dark Burleys — offering a mellow, creamy nuttiness, as well as a subtle, soft cocoa flavor on the palate. Top-tier Canadian Brights and SM2-18 Red Virginias (the same grade as in last year's run of Carolina Red Flake and Carolina Red Flake with Perique) complement those distinctive flavors with layers of sweetness, tang, and bready spice. Finally, Oriental tobaccos, well aged for 16 years, further contribute to the complexity of this unique Burley mixture: A blend of rare Sokhoum, Samsun, and Katerini sun-cured leaf from 2005 add a lightly floral, oily, spicy and tart flavor — their sweetness having deepened and their sour notes having muted with age.

The blended mixture is pressed, sliced, and tumbled into an old-fashioned "chop-block" or ready-rubbed cut for an elegant balance of easy preparation and optimized aging potential. Eight State Burley is perhaps the most elevated rendition of a Burley blend available on the market today: Handcrafted in the Carolinas using specially sourced, rare varietals and components of the highest caliber, it evolves in depth and character from first light to final puff — offering a familiar, comforting, and nostalgic flavor that expands to challenge preconceptions and set the new standard for Burley blends across the board.

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  • Components: Black Cavendish, Burley, Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: Burley
  • Cut: Broken Flake
Customer Reviews (21 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.36 out of 5 stars
Great burley entry into the Small Batch series
May 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Please stop reviewing pipe tobacco if you are inexperienced or can't taste. Eight State Burley is not egregiously topped, it has the taste of quality burleys mixed with top notch orientals, Virginia, and black cavendish. The burleys add a nutty, wood... Read More
Great all around smoke
June 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Excellent tobacco flavors. Nice hints of cocoa, especially on retrohale. There is no topping worth speaking of. Ignore the review saying "egregiously topped." Straight tobacco. Cool, even burn. Would be an all day smoke for me if it wasn't ... Read More
Tastes like SWR
May 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
When I saw that C&D was coming out with a Burley Blend for the Small Batch this year, I was intrigued. After watching Shane’s review of it on YT, I was excited to try it. When I opened the tin, the tin note is quite pleasant. When smoking it, it ... Read More
Why?
May 28, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This blend is egregiously topped with similar toppings to that of C&D Sun Bear Small Batch when no toppings at all were mentioned in the big write up about this tobacco and all the special vintage varietals this contains. As such, all that I can ... Read More
Not a burley guy
June 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
.... And yet I was intrigued by the specs on this blend. Only got one tin and boy was that a mistake. This stuff is amazing. C&D pulled off the impossible: made me like a burley based blend. Everything just melds together so well and the tin note wil... Read More
King of Burley Blends
May 29, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I won’t spoil it for you. This stuff is superb. Su-Perb. The 5 stars must be taken in context. This is a five star review of a burley blend. It is a five-star burley blend. If you like traditional burley blends, you will find it Su-Perb.
Why?
May 28, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This blend is egregiously topped with similar toppings to that of C&D Sun Bear Small Batch when no toppings at all were mentioned in the big write up about this tobacco and all the special vintage varietals this contains. As such, all that I can ... Read More
Great tobaccy
May 27, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I received this new limited release today and opened her up to find a medley of tobaccos of uniform color. The aroma was amazing: figs and bready. It took easy to the match. It was sweetish and smooth. The Burleys and Virginia’s balanced each other n... Read More
买了再说
May 25, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
好抽不好抽不知道,买了再讲,反正是小批量
Great Burley Blend
June 17, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
98% of the tobacco in my cabinet are bulk Bob Runowski burley blends. Eight State is a more than welcome addition. The burleys are definitely aged. Fresh brown burley can grab your throat like a pair of vice grips, this is mellow and pleasant. The cl... Read More
Easy to like
June 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Just came in the mail a few minutes ago. What else to do than open a tin and try it out. The tumbled flake is very uniform, almost a short ribbon in appearance. Moisture content is spot on. Tin note is almost floral but it’s not evident in the flavor... Read More
Exquisite !!!
June 02, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Nicely blended delicious I think I want to toucans age for a few years may knock it right out of the park! For now a really nice smoke
Beautiful Burley
June 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This is great. I'm and English and Balkan lover. Also love VA/Pers heavy on perique. And Eight State is giving me all I want in a smoke. Not a flavor or room note juggernaut, but don't take that as it being bland or 1 dimensional. This blend deserves... Read More
An Elevated Dark Burley
June 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
**Updated 6/25: Smells of dates and raisons. After allowing this breath for a month and coming back to this, I love it! It's a sweet, floral and exotic mixture. Smoking this at a very low temperature coaxes considerably more flavor, while a higher ... Read More
Tasty
May 30, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This is a tasty blend, I wish I had grabbed more than two tins...oh well. I detect no topping, and it definitely does not taste like SWR. Nutty burleys, a little Virginia sweetness and some slightly spicy orientals with the sourness muted. It has ... Read More
Well....Okay, a Burley with benefits
May 30, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
Giving you fair warning, My main blends are Lat forward English blends, whether I do the blending or I buy blended. Thought I would trust C&D, since they do a great job on their English blends. I was rewarded with a very comfortable smoke. The a... Read More
THE LEAMINGTON COUNTY, UPPER CANADA, RED COATS SMOKE!
June 24, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
This is a truly fine Burley Mix~ Crafted with a fnely tuned palate and nose; I was thrilled to see the incorporation of some of the aged, excellent, Upper Canadian Burleys! A leaf noted in Upper Canada a nd even in Habitant Quebec by Les Courirt du B... Read More
Not bad, could have been great if....
June 23, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
If they added more of the red VA, for me that's what this was missing. Many have said this was like Sunbear which is good too, ive had both back to back to compare and have to say very different. Its a nice blend though and glad I was able to try it ... Read More
I don’t like burley, but this… wow!
June 15, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
I was hesitant to purchase this but glad I did. Tin note is amazing, hints of Cocoa, nuts and figs. The taste is great too, sweetness from the black cavendish and Virginia, the burley is there but not overpowering the mix. Really surprised by this on... Read More
Nice burley
June 09, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
It is a very good burley blend with high quality tobocco. I taste only a tiny of topping. No bite and no edge. I think It takes time to mix the ingredients with each other better . A nice all day smoke.
Beautiful Blend
June 07, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl Eight State Burley 2oz
When I first heard about Eight State Burley, I was going to take a miss on it. I'm not usually a burley smoker. However, when my son-in-law told me that he had bought a tin and was really enjoying it, I knew that I needed to pay closer attention. Whe... Read More