Cornell & Diehls Habana Daydream is one of those few cigar leaf base pipe tobaccos out there. They tend to create an interesting profile that, although definitely a pipe tobacco, they do have a similarity to cigar smoking.
Habana Daydream No.420
Company: Cornell & Diehl
How Packaged: Bulk
Style: Cigar Leaf Based
Tobacco Used: Cavendish, Cigar Leaf, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 1
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/1/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $3.25/oz
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Smoke, fig, plum and beef jerkey.
Visual: It’s a ribbon cut, but it looks more like a bunch of small flakes and the occasional ribbon. The dark unflavored black cavendish and perique really stand out among the lighter Virginia & cigar leaf.
Flavors: Smokey plum and fig, with the cigar leaf poking through. Making for a somewhat cigar-like smoking experience at times.
Smoking Experience: The first half smoked fine, but the second half had a few burn issues.
Tobacco Strength: Medium+
Room Note: Tolerable-Pleasant
Comparable Tobacco: Similar to Spectre, which is another cigar leaf based pipe tobacco.
Conclusion: I enjoyed this tobacco for the most part. I am still partial to my cigars, so I like when a pipe tobacco assimilates. ;) That being said, this isn't a pipe tobacco I would reach for all that often. It's good, but only hit a few of the right notes in my wheelhouse.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale