Review: Cornell & Diehl Morley's Best

Morley’s Best is a combination of three Burleys (rough cut, white & cubed), Virginia flake and Cyprian Latakia. It was blended to roughly match the Blue Boar Rough Cut (which was discontinued in the ’80’s) from American Tobacco Company.

Morley’s Best

Company: Cornell & Diehl

How Packaged: Bulk

Style: Burley Based

Tobacco Used: Burley, Latakia, Virginia

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Coarse

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/1/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe

Price Point: $2.89/oz

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: Smokey, campfire goodness and undertones of BBQ’d meat & some dark fruit.

Visual: Appears fairly dry and cut into smaller squares, as opposed to longer ribbons.

Flavors: No sweetness, with lots of wood and hay notes. The Virginia seems to be just enough to tame down the burley and the Latakia spice. 

Smoking Experience: Burned well, with only the occasional relight needed. Bowl got fairly hot, but there was never any tongue bite or gurgle.

Tobacco Strength: Medium-

Body: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Comparable Tobacco:

Conclusion: Very much like smoking a campfire. Not to say that was a bad thing, because in pipe tobaccos I find that I like that, but it was the overall profile. There really wasn’t much transition any way on that. It was nice and predictable, if that is what you are looking for and the good burn makes it a perfect “mindless’ smoke. This might seem like a harsh rating, but for my money there are just so many other tobaccos I would rather buy.

Rating: 2 Stars AKA "Only when it is Free" - Would smoke a bowl if it was free and had nothing else

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Comment by Shooter on June 17, 2016 at 8:11pm

Damn, if that's Morley's Best Cornell and Diehl are screwed

Comment by 007MI6 on June 18, 2016 at 11:20pm

HA! Shooter with the zinger!


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