Review: Cornell & Diehl Bourbon Bleu

Cornell & Diehl's Bourbon Bleu is named after the well-known street in the French Quarter, the oldest district in New Orleans. Bourbon Bleu, a part of the Cellar Series, is a blend of bright, red Virginias mixed with dark-fired Kentucky and long-cut Perique. It is then mixed with bourbon before being pressed into an old-fashioned crumble cake.

Bourbon Bleu
Company: Cornell & Diehl
How Packaged: 2oz tin
Style: Virginia Based
Tobacco Used: Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Casing/Topping: None
Cut: Plug
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $11.25
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: Sweet molasses, honey & grain aromas. Very nice, clean tobacco smell.

Visual: This Bourbon Bleu is a very tightly pressed cube of very light Virginias and only the occasional darker tobacco.

Flavors: This is a very smooth blend. Tastes of grain and light notes of honey are the main profile. There is also a very subtle liquor bite.

Smoking Experience: Bourbon Bleu smoked well enough, but needed a few more relights than I like to have.

Tobacco Strength: Medium

Body: Medium

Room Note: Pleasant

Comparable Tobacco: N/A

Conclusion: I really enjoyed this very natural tobacco. The bourbon is very light and doesn't make this blend seem flavored at all. I really enjoyed the small bite it added to the honey and grain profile.

Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation"

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Comment by Jeff M. on March 4, 2016 at 11:44am

Sounds good.  I have a tin aging away for a later time.  I'm glad to hear that it is enjoyable.

Comment by 007MI6 on March 4, 2016 at 4:00pm

Very enjoyable tobacco. I have a feeling it will be extra good with some more age. :)


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