It seems so obvious. A line of limited-run, small batch blends as a means to show off some old recipes and try out some new ones – an opportunity to flex our creative muscles. Here at C&D we set the standard for boutique, hand-blended pipe tobacco by adhering to a simple idea: quality trumps quantity. Every time.

Earlier Batches

APRIL 2016

Blend Name:

Small Batch Kit

A comprehensive, interactive blending kit, Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch Blending Kit is a unique offering for customers looking to try their hand at blending their own pipe tobacco blends.


Each kit includes a 50g. tin of black Cavendish, bright and red Virginias, Burley, Turkish, Latakia, Perique, and dark-fired Kentucky alike, as well as 0.5oz. droppers with liquid flavorings of cherry, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Along with all those blending components, the Small Batch kit also features a digital scale, a measuring bowl, a mason jar for storing experimental blends, seven different recipes, a tasting journal, a corncob pipe for sampling, as well as safety essentials like gloves, an apron, and a beard net.


Like everything in the Small Batch project, only a select number of these kits were made (200, to be exact).

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Components

  • VIRGINIA
  • BURLEY
  • ORIENTALS
  • LATAKIA
  • PERIQUE
  • CIGAR
  • DEERTONGUE
  • BLACK CAVENDISH
  • DARK FIRED KENTUCKY

March 2016

Blend Name:

The Beast 2oz

Small Batch: The Beast features 51% Perique, soaked in spiced rum for seven days and supported by C&D's proprietary Red Virginia Cavendish, unsweetened Black Cavendish, and a whisper of Dark-Fired Kentucky. Given Perique's naturally high nicotine levels, its majority presence makes for quite a robust smoke, yet as a mixture, it's exceedingly complex: The modest addition of Dark-Fired Kentucky lends the blend a subtle, tangy note of mesquite smoke, with the Red Virginia and unsweetened Black Cavendish supporting the Perique's natural flavors of stone fruits and piquant spice. Though certainly not for the faint of heart, The Beast is sure to captivate your shop's most inquisitive and intrepid of pipe smokers.

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Components

  • VIRGINIA
  • BURLEY
  • ORIENTALS
  • LATAKIA
  • PERIQUE
  • CIGAR
  • DEERTONGUE
  • BLACK CAVENDISH
  • DARK FIRED KENTUCKY

February 2016

Blend Name:

Straight Up English 2oz

Straight Up English is exactly what it sounds like: an English blend done the traditional way. No topping. No added flavors. Just red and bright Virginias, a pinch of white Burley, and a healthy dose of Latakia. Straight Up.

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Components

  • VIRGINIA
  • BURLEY
  • ORIENTALS
  • LATAKIA
  • PERIQUE
  • CIGAR
  • DEERTONGUE
  • BLACK CAVENDISH
  • DARK FIRED KENTUCKY

Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch blends are handcrafted in small quantities by our master blenders right here in South Carolina.

The Small Batch project is something new to the pipe tobacco world. Every tobacco we produce is blended by hand in small batches, but we've never had the opportunity to really flex our creative muscles... until now.