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.
Company: Cornell & Diehl
How Packaged: 2oz tin
Style: Virginia Based
Tobacco Used: Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
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
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"