New Cellar Series Blends: The Secret Ingredient is Time

Here at Cornell & Diehl, we think that the best things in life are better with age. Fueled by this passion, we released the Cellar Series: a collection of blends which, while ready to smoke now, have been meticulously designed to build in depth and complexity with age.

You already know Oak Alley, Chenet's Cake, and Joie de Vivre, but we're not quite done with the line just yet. Today, we're proud to introduce two new blends to your cellar: Old Grove and Bourbon Bleu.

Old Grove - Though often overlooked for the festive French Quarter, another of New Orleans' gems lies between City Park Avenue and Bayou Metairie. It's the Old Grove, home to ancient moss-covered oaks and many more of the city's oldest trees. Inspired by those monolithic, steadfast landmarks, Old Grove is a unique mixture of bright and red Virginias mixed with dark Burley, Katerini Turkish, black Cavendish, and granulated Perique, cased with a light pomegranate flavor for added sweetness — making for a blend that will age as gracefully as the Old Grove itself. Estimated peak: 10-15 years.

Bourbon Bleu - Inspired by the distinct blue shutters which have lined the rue for years, this latest Cellar Series blend takes its name from the colorful Bourbon street, perhaps the most recognizable landmark in New Orleans' French Quarter. For this equally memorable tobacco, choice bright and red Virginias have been combined with just the right amount of dark-fired Kentucky and long-cut Perique, marrying the flavors with a splash of bourbon. That complex mixture is then pressed to form an old-fashioned crumble cake that will age beautifully as the flavors continue to meld over time. Estimated peak: 10-15 years.

Experience all of the richness and subtlety each blend will reveal through the years. These new additions will be hitting retailers over the next few weeks, so keep a weather eye on the horizon.

The secret ingredient is time.

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