Cornell & Diehl: Billy Budd 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0138

A heavy Latakia blend with Burley, bright Virginia flake, and a good amount of natural-cut cigar leaf. Billy Budd was created for C&D's late friend Sailorman Jack.
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  • Components: Burley, Cigar, Latakia, Virginia
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (40 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.13 out of 5 stars
Excellent!
February 12, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Billy Budd reminded me, briefly, of McClelland's Coyote Classic Full, which is one of my all-time favorites, but the resemblance was ephemeral, as the unique qualities of Billy Budd came to bear, such as Burley and Cigar Leaf which Coyote Classic doe... Read More
Hearty Full Figured
June 01, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Wow, this stuff is delicious and could be the closest mix to replacing Kramers Father Dempsey as my go to smoke. Glad to know I have a strong backup if I ever need it!!
Great Stuff!! Sooo tasty and Relaxing!
May 19, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
Wonderful Creamy Smoke. I love Latakia so some of my Favorite English blends are MM965,Nightcap,Gaslight and Pirate kake...Don't be afraid of the cigar leaf, I was a bit skeptical myself since I don't really care for cigars but the leaf only adds a... Read More
Good, any time Burley, with a pleasant smaller sweetness, and some Latakia.
July 25, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
[Tin/bag - Pretty heavy smoke like a leftover charred log in the fireplace - not a beach campfire, a drop of sweet, and old shoe leather. Some more dank sweetness. Perfect moisture and ready to light up.] Nice Latakia right away in the front, bu... Read More
Not my thing
August 10, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
After trying this I think I will smoke a pipe when I want a pipe and a cigar when I want a cigar. I am not saying billy budd is not good it is just not for me.
If your also.....
August 01, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 8oz
A cigar smoker then this blend is for you!!! A strong smoking tobacco, not for those faint at heart pipe smokers like mentioned in another review. This is definitely a night time tobacco. The nicotine in this blend will totally relax you, get up from... Read More
More is more
April 29, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 8oz
Love this stuff so much, and smoke do much of it, that the 2-oz tins just won't do; I need a couple of the 8-is, at least...
Arrrrrr Cap'n !!!
September 29, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Everyone's taste is subjective, I know, however, this one has my tastebuds a dancing' a buccaneer' s boogie. The Burley, Latakia and Cigar together will give you a broadside of strong, creamy goodness and Vitamin N... Give ye a go, be ye for high sea... Read More
Read this, and then add it to your cart!
October 04, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
This is the bees knees on a Friday night with your favorite dram or cocktail! It’s the bowl that when you finish, you say, “Ahhhh. Now THAT was a worthy toke of tobacco.” This blend has plenty depth of flavor, and if you’re looking for a decent punc... Read More
A classic novel becomes a classic C&D blend.
August 13, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
Billy Budd is a small batch blend that I was thankful to try offered by my friend Souldawg175. I think he was interested in the use of cigar leaf and testing the Burley waters in his ongoing attempts to find one he might like. It smells earthy in the... Read More
ASomething Different
August 09, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
I like this mixture. The cigar tobacco makes it unique.
Good
July 05, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
If you like cigars and latakia, you'll probably love this blend. I've never smoked cigars, so I was curious about this blend. I tried it. I thought it was good - but am thinking this one may need some time to grow on me. Pretty strong. Cigar-like roo... Read More
No bad, no good
July 03, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
If you like the cigar, this stuff is your...
Hated the book, but the tobacco is worth saving
May 29, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Herman Melville was not my cup of tea, but Billy Budd, the tobacco, is a nice blend. I admit, I am not much for cigars, so the idea of cigar leaf leaves me apprehensive, but fortune favors the bold. This is true here as well. The latakia is nice... Read More
Really innovative 🧐
May 27, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Elegant blend, like a classic NightCap but with “Cuban perique” 😂 I really like this, even if Im not a Latakia lover, it’s a very balanced mixture, something curious to give to your palate. Like all C&D, easy to light, easy to smoke. You america... Read More
One step away from Haven
May 20, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
After a long search one of the best Englisch blend almost perfect. Füll, spicy and slightly sweet ..
Awesome smoke after meals
May 16, 2018
By: YS
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
This tobacco is perfect for the smoker who loves Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader. Of course it is a wonderful smoke for Latakia lovers. While feeling cigar hint, there is no tongue bite and it is smooth and tasteful. It can be easily packed and burns... Read More
Latakia and Sweet Cigars
March 29, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
This blend the Latakia upfront. Which love. The cigar kicks in about mud way. The cigar league like that good old machine made English Coronas. Just adding a touch of sweetness. Good blend plenty of flavor. REDD
Strong !
February 14, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
Very Strong in flavor and nicotine. The cigar leaf adds very interesting notes!
Very Good And Strong
February 12, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Great blend. Really full English and I love the kick from the cigar leaf. Not an everyday blend for me but it's good enough to repeat.
wow
September 07, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
a tobacco version of the great american outdoors, so good, natural flavors, intense and rugged
bold
July 09, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
This is a bold, yet smooth smoke, creamy almost. Almost perfect to me, needs a tad bit more cigar leaf to top it off, But as is it is very good. Plan to buy 12 oz. of this and 4 oz. of cigar leaf to mix together, have high hopes for it. Smoked from a... Read More
Needs Time
May 06, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
First bought this blend 6 months or so ago and thought so-so. Now, with some age on it ,it is great.! Mellowed out and the sharp edges came off. Ordered a pound and a half yesterday to throw in the cellar to age. If you love truely great burley, you... Read More
Acquired Taste
March 30, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 8oz
This is potent stuff. I forced my way through the first few bowls and now I'll periodically long for it and nothing else will do. Its unique for certain. Not sure it benefits much from aging. I have a 6-7 year old jar I pull from on rare occasion... Read More
Not a Favorite
October 06, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
Bitter, tragic blend just like the Melville story. The bowl starts off innocently enough with a nice Burley/Cigar leaf taste which turns to bitter ash at the last third of the bowl. Billy Budd murders my taste buds and I sentence it to hang.
All-time favorite
April 29, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
This is very much an acquired taste. Overwhelming at first, It took me 3 or 4 tries, but once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. Rich and strong, nice Latakia and love the creamy texture the cigar leaf gives it. The room note is strong; I don't ... Read More
Heavy on the Latakia
December 23, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
The product description says it all i think. I gave it 3 stars only because im not sure if i have a real good taste for this style of tobacco right now, this may be a good one to cellar and come back to. I will say this, the tin note is a very heavy,... Read More
"FINE CIGAR LEAF SMOKE FOR PIPERS"
July 16, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Fabulous mouthfilling smoke, a fine blend of quality tobaccos as good if not better than tinned alternatives. Enjoying mine right now in a "BJARNE" large old 9mm handmade, accompanied by a lovely mug of Peruvian organic free trade freshly ... Read More
Garbage bag left under the sun!
June 23, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
I bought an ounce of this blend just to try. Smoked it 3 times and every time I was tempted to throw it in the trash. I just gave in to the temptation. It's horrible to Handel, taste like salty smoke and has vile smell. Glad I didn't spend much $. I ... Read More
Smoky all day goodness
May 09, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
"Not for the faint of heart" writes one reviewer. I'm not buying that. It's namesake might have been courageous (unfortunate is surely an accurate word while rash might be better), but you need not be. Neophytes and old-hands alike can appr... Read More
Wow is Right!
October 12, 2014
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Superb blend. Creamy stout goodness. As already warned, not for the faint of heart or newcomers. Buy bulk and cellar this stuff. You'll be glad you did. Update: 5-12-16 Just tried some from jar dated 8-27-14. You can't miss with this fantastic... Read More
Good and Strong
May 12, 2014
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 8oz
I like it;lots of creamy smoke;very powerful in a good way.But not for the faint of heart.
Perfect
April 30, 2014
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
BB is my favorite blend. It's number 1. Period. I don't think I know anyone who would agree with me right away (except for an youtuber whose name I forgot now). But very few would say I'm crazy. It is a stout, full-bodied, great quality, highly satis... Read More
OK FINE !!
October 22, 2013
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
When I read the reviews on the site, I thought I was a tobacco that I could enjoy. Again, as in the case of Bayou Night, I got something that is almost un-smokable. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!
Very Good Smoke
February 08, 2013
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
Being a long-time cigar smoker and someone who started back with a pipe a year or so ago I was always curious about this tobacco. I wish I hadn't waited so long to try it. This is simply a very good and enjoyable smoke. The mixture of the latakia, v... Read More
Strong and Full
November 29, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
Certainly a blend for those who need an extra "kick" in an english blend. You can certainly taste and smell the cigar leaf that is out in this blend. It adds a lot of strong flavor, but does not overwhelm the other leaves in the bowl. Ho... Read More
My go to afternoon smoke
October 25, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd Bulk
I tried this not really expecting much. I am really a Virginia tobacco smoker since the 70s, although I did smoke cigars for about 10 years. I realy like the combination of the Latikia, but with the addition of the cigar leaf... this is exceptional. ... Read More
Very good!
August 28, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Billy Budd 2oz
For those who are used to "classical" English blends, with the latakia-orientals dance in the forefront, this one will taste very different and maybe too heavy and lacking sweetness. Here there's more of a cigar/burley bitterness (in the go... Read More
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