Cornell & Diehl has come a long way since Craig and Patty Tarler bought Atlas Tobacco Company and re-christened it. It's grown far beyond what Craig or Patty would have imagined when they packed the whole thing into a trailer in 1992. Fast forward twenty-five years and, to our surprise and delight, our organization has matured much, growing beyond what we ever thought imaginable.
Though we’re now honored to be recognized as one of the top pipe tobacco manufactures in the US, and though the blends we make are requested by consumers from all over the world, at least one thing remains the same as ever: our enthusiasm for pipe tobacco. We’re all pipe smokers at C&D, and we all love C&D pipe tobacco. Each one of us cherish doing what we do each day on the job because we love popping open a tin of Autumn Evening or Bijou just like any other pipe smoker on the planet. We think that’s a big piece of what’s always sets us a part as a boutique maker of premium tobacco. We think you’ll come notice that too.
Since its genesis, C&D has emphasized quality over convenience to create blends unlike any other tobacco on the market. In the early years, the company focused on English blends rather than the "over-the-counter" American Virginia and Burley-based tobaccos of the era.
Today, we here at Cornell & Diehl keep that same tradition alive. From classic blends to mixtures that employ innovative processes like our C&D red Virginia Cavendish, you won't have to search for long to find a handcrafted, lifetime favorite.
How do we do it? Well, we just try to do our jobs right, every day, every batch. And our job is composing and creating enjoyable blends — whether the pipe smoker at the other end favors a heavy English, a hearty American Burley, a crowd-pleasing Aromatic, or a straight Virginia. So that's what we make day in, day out, batch by batch, complex or simple, bulk or tinned: quality pipe tobaccos, done right.
Since our move to South Carolina, this job has only gotten easier. With over 7252 square feet, we now have the room to produce more of the blends you love and experiment with new future favorites. If you're ever in the area, stop by for a quick tour. We'd love to show you around and give you an insider's look at where the magic happens. Cornell & Diehl is now bigger than ever. And that's something we're quite proud of.