Review: Cornell & Diehl Pirate Kake

Cornell & Diehl's Pirate Kake is a very firmly pressed, Latakia lovers dream. The main difference here is that instead of adding Virginia to the Latakia & Oriental mix, C&D added Burley. The end result is supposed to be a very bold and meaty tobacco. The jar note is definitely very fragrant and I am ready to test out the waters.

Pirate Kake

Company: Cornell & Diehl

How Packaged: 2oz. Tin

Style: Oriental

Tobacco Used: Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Krumble Kake

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 & smokey, with a little bit of spicy tobacco in the background.

Visual: The Pirate Kake is a hard pressed square of dark tobaccos with a sprinkle of tans. It is actually pressed quite firmly, and is on the drier side.

Flavors: The Latakia takes forefront with a lot of smokiness. The Orientals & Turkish add just the slightest spice to the mix. I can note hints of the nutty Burley, but they are very muted. The forefront is a smokey/peaty flavor that is very reminiscent of scotch.

Smoking Experience: Nice body, no gurgle and it didn’t get too hot. No tongue bite either. I did have to relight quite a bit though.

Tobacco Strength: Medium+

Body: Medium+

Room Note: Tolerable-Pleasant

Comparable Tobacco: I know that I have had some similar tobaccos, I just can't think of them at the moment. But, I don't believe I have had one with such a peaty note.

Conclusion: Definitely a Latakia lovers tobacco. It was quite enjoyable and I would definitely smoke it again.

Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation"

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