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Eli18
09-26-2010, 01:12 AM
i am going on a tour of the c and d tobacco factory in a couple of weeks and was goin to buy some tobacco that i have not tried yet.

BigFrank
09-26-2010, 08:57 AM
If I'm not mistaken they offer 1oz samples of there tobaccos. I would just pick up a bunch of those to try out.

Emjaysmash
09-26-2010, 08:59 AM
That is awesome! take pics if you can!

VirtualSmitty
09-26-2010, 11:29 AM
Nice review. Enjoy your your visit.

NCRadioMan
09-26-2010, 11:36 AM
I think I have mentioned it to you before but I really like Odessa, Tuggle Hall, Epiphony, Super Balkan and Star of the East.

MarkinCA
10-04-2010, 10:53 PM
I've only have tried one C&D blend which is the Havana Daydream. This is really a sweet smoking blend that puts you right into the zone:dr

As mentioned above, if you can secure an ounce of this in your sampler, it would be well worth it!

loki
10-04-2010, 11:13 PM
crosseyed cricket or if you can find it, constipated cockroach

yachties23
10-04-2010, 11:23 PM
JYD is pretty good, and Bayou Morning flake is a really good VaPer.

BigFrank
10-05-2010, 03:46 PM
I've tried a few of there bulk blends but was rather unimpressed to be honest. Bayou Morning was ok for a va/per but there are better blends out there for a similar price.

Zeaward
10-08-2010, 06:07 AM
Bayou Morning (original non-flake), Epiphany, Habana Daydream are among my favorite smokes. Although not a favorite of mine, Butternut Burley has been a highly rated C&D aromatic (or semi-aromatic) offering. I understand that their bestselling aromatic is Autumn Evening, which I have on order and should get it today.

Zanaspus
10-10-2010, 01:43 PM
1 word;

Big & Burley :banger

The only weed I smoke daily.
Disclaimer: It packs a wallop!

BlackDog
10-10-2010, 10:00 PM
C&D does burley blends better than anyone else, so definitely look that direction. Junkyard Dog, Old Joe Krantz, Billy Budd, Star of the East, Ephiphany. You'll enjoy your visit, Craig and Patty are good people.

Tobacmon
10-11-2010, 04:24 AM
I was not impressed with the Burley Flake #3 but was told to jar it for a bit and retry it--Awaiting for that to happen--:)--Suggestions?

nate560
10-12-2010, 08:10 PM
Not a big fan of most of there blends but there are a few I like.

Opening Night
Sunday Picnic
Briar Fox
Exhausted Rooster
Bayou Morning Flake

the MacDonald
10-13-2010, 08:31 AM
I have hear a lot of positive things about their burleys, but for me it is Star of the East.

RevSmoke
10-13-2010, 02:04 PM
#417P Night Train, #416 Plantation Evening, Bow-legged Bear, Back Porch (yours truly came up with the initial blend idea).

Great folks!

Enjoy the visit and tell them that I said hello.

Peace of the Lord be with you.

Eli18
10-18-2010, 09:06 PM
now i have a favorite Da Vinci

Slow Triathlete
10-19-2010, 10:09 AM
Night Train is my favorite from them. I will caution you that it is not for beginner smokers. It packs a punch.

What part of NC are you from Eli? I'm over in Wilmington.

NCRadioMan
10-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Night Train is my favorite from them. I will caution you that it is not for beginner smokers. It packs a punch.

What part of NC are you from Eli? I'm over in Wilmington.

He is from my neck of the woods, Scott. Very rare. Westsieeeed represent! :r

He came in the shop a few times and I told him about CA.

hammondc
10-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Oh yeah...C&D is good stuff. GREAT people too. Another vote from me for Autumn Evening. LOVE it. Also votes for some of their aromatics especially #210 Berry Good, #300 Apricots and Cream or #700 Dark Chocolate. The aromatics tend to burn hot and you ill get some tongue bite if you are not careful. However, I often smoke around some folks that hate cigar or cigarette smoke, and these three draw the people in--especially Apricots n Cream.

Also, Manhattan Afternoon and Bayou morning are excellet. They also sell the Two Friends brand-I really like the Heritage blend.


I used to live in Rock Hill, SC and made the trip to the store once.

Slow Triathlete
10-28-2010, 08:55 AM
Back Porch (yours truly came up with the initial blend idea).


Another one of my favorites...I haven't had it in a while so it slipped my mind.

That's cool Rev about helping come up with it. I really like it because the burley just evens out the rough edges that can sometimes be found in true VaPers.

I'm actually heading up I-95 this evening and I'm going to stop in at JRs and grab a few tins of this.

OLS
11-08-2010, 09:18 AM
I like Bow-Legged Bear and Junkyard Dog, bu Ol' Joe Krantz is the Shizzle..

gijoey959
11-20-2010, 01:53 PM
Anyone know where to find C&D online somewhere with decent shipping costs? I found a few sites, but the shipping is around $9 at its cheapest and I can't afford enough tins to make it worth while

Really interested in trying a few of the blends, back porch especially :tu it sounds awesome based on a few descriptions I've read

Curly Cut
11-20-2010, 04:09 PM
smokingpipes.com
if you order enough, shipping is free.

hammondc
12-02-2010, 08:21 AM
Anyone know where to find C&D online somewhere with decent shipping costs? I found a few sites, but the shipping is around $9 at its cheapest and I can't afford enough tins to make it worth while

Really interested in trying a few of the blends, back porch especially :tu it sounds awesome based on a few descriptions I've read

Why not call Cornell & Diehl and have them ship it direct from them. Thats what I do. SUPER nice folks. Shipping is usually pretty cheap as they do actual cost + $2. 5 think it usually ends up around $7. They have a great 5 blend sampler for like $30.

R.J.
12-28-2010, 12:08 PM
I love C&D and 3 of their blends make up the backbone of my regualr rotation.

Old Joe Krantz; Very strong dark burley, red VA and heavy perique. This is a great satisfier that I'd think anyone with even a passing interest in cigars would enjoy. Very bold and strong like a full cigar and enough oomph in the last 3rd of the bowl to make even the most degenerate nic fiend feel it.

Night Train: A really nice VABurPer. Heavy in bright VA and has a super sweet (naturally) flavor with plenty of strength to satisfy. Comes in a cool pressed cake that is fun to work with. And hey I see above Slow Triathlete digs it and he's smoked about every VaPer out there!

Star of the East: 50% Latikia 50% VA. I see this as a working mans English blend. To me it smoke like some of the GLP blends. Maybe a tad more rough around the edges. But I crave it and it makes my mouth water.

I order all my C&D by the pound from smokingpipes. They have the lowest per pound price I've found, including direct from C&D. I think last I checked they were at 28 bucks a pound.

Cornrow_Wallis
12-28-2010, 02:06 PM
I'm just getting back into smoking pipes after trying my hand at it around a year ago. I ordered a sampler directly from C&D to start up again and they were great to deal with. Very good customer service.

About to smoke my first bowl of Habana Daydream as a matter of fact. :banger

jdawg
02-03-2011, 10:00 AM
About to smoke my first bowl of Habana Daydream as a matter of fact. :banger

I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on that one.

jdawg
02-03-2011, 10:01 AM
I really like Tuskegee Airmen. Good stuff!

TheRuckus13
02-04-2011, 10:37 PM
The only C&D blend I have had is Billy Budd and I really really enjoy it. I wish I had more of it, but I need to finish this one pound bag of Squadron Leader before I buy anything else.

alfredo_buscatti
03-28-2011, 05:26 AM
C&D makes so many blends that I think your question needs qualification: about which tobacco genre are you enquiring?

keith_mahoney
05-03-2012, 03:14 PM
Ok with the sale going on C&D products at pipesandcigars does anyone have anything else to add to this list after a year of reflection?

DaBear
05-03-2012, 04:42 PM
I'll reiterate Bayou Morning Flake. Haven't tried many C&D blends, but Bayou Morning Flake really hits the spot for me when I want a VaPer that accentuates the spicyness of the perique

mariogolbee
05-03-2012, 04:49 PM
I can add Pirate Kake, First Responders, and Blue Cow.

keith_mahoney
05-03-2012, 11:03 PM
I can add Pirate Kake, First Responders, and Blue Cow.

Cool I was planning on getting Pirate Kake because my 2 favorite toby's both have Latakia in them and First Responders because I am one. I'll look into what Blue Cow is.

keith_mahoney
05-03-2012, 11:10 PM
I'll reiterate Bayou Morning Flake. Haven't tried many C&D blends, but Bayou Morning Flake really hits the spot for me when I want a VaPer that accentuates the spicyness of the perique

This looks good as well. I have plenty of VaPers right now but really like them (although only in the first half of the day) so I will pick up a tin of this for my vacation in August.

mariogolbee
05-04-2012, 12:35 AM
Cool I was planning on getting Pirate Kake because my 2 favorite toby's both have Latakia in them and First Responders because I am one. I'll look into what Blue Cow is.
Oops! Purple Cow, my bad. It has BurVaLat and maduro cigar wrapper.

RevSmoke
01-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Another one of my favorites...I haven't had it in a while so it slipped my mind.

That's cool Rev about helping come up with it. I really like it because the burley just evens out the rough edges that can sometimes be found in true VaPers.

I'm actually heading up I-95 this evening and I'm going to stop in at JRs and grab a few tins of this.

(Just read this again - and a thought struck me)

Originally, there was no burley in it. In fact, I like it better without the burley. So, your comment is intriguing.

Interestingly, this blend was an accident. I had originally ordered 4 oz each of their military history blends #456 Winchester, #457 Yorktown, and #458 Poplar Camp. After 3 bowls of each, none of them really spiked my interest. So, I weighed out equal portions of each, put it in a big mixing bowl, throughly mixed it together, and put it into another mason jar. WOW!!! Loved it! I did the same with what remained. Even ordered another 1/2 pound of each and did it again.

When I was on the Yahoo Pipe Smoker's Club, I suggested it as one of our blends. I even sent samples to a few guys who concurred. Bob Runowski got a hold of it though and added the burley - Bob cannot do anything without leaving well enough alone and adding too much burley. In this case, even though the burley is done with a light hand, it isn't the same. I do not order Back Porch anymore. I will however order the 3 other blends and make my own - as it was intended by Todd to be smoked. :D

Peace of the Lord be with you.

ChicagoWhiteSox
03-22-2013, 11:23 PM
Purple Cow has me interested. I've liked most of the Cornell tobaccos I've smoked recently.