This is a small batch (aka a vintage) tobacco blend, therefore it is a limited edition by nature; each tin is numbered. Handcrafted in small quantities by Cornell and Diehl’s blenders in South Carolina.
From Cornell & Diehl:
The 2023 edition of Cornell & Diehl’s Carolina Red Flake with Perique — the blend’s third incarnation — is a masterful tribute to the United States’ historic Old Belt growing region, featuring two exquisite Red Virginia grades alongside naturally sweet Canadian Bright leaf and genuine St. James Parish Perique from C&D’s exclusive farm in Louisiana.
Grown, harvested, cured, and barrel-aged all at 31 Farms — a single, family-owned farm in the heart of St. James Parish, Louisiana — C&D’s authentic Perique contributes unparalleled richness and complexity, ranging from deep stone fruit notes to bold, piquant spice. This rare varietal — the rarest in the world, in fact — combines with several top-tier flue-cured grades, including Heirloom Red Virginia tips from 2013, aged ten years; matured Georgia-grown Red-Orange leaf from 2019; and Canadian Bright leaf from 2019, boasting an impressive sugar content of 28.5%. Together, these exquisite Virginia grades empower a kaleidoscope of complementary flavors, from baked goods and warming spices to brighter, citrusy highlights — all elevated by 31 Farms’ Perique.
GA-JRL-19: Red-Orange Virginia from Georgia, United States. (Crop year 2019, 17.72% sugar.)
TH-13: Tips-grade Red Virginia from Virginia, United States. (Crop year 2013, 12% sugar.)
CA-FL1 2019: Top-tier, lemon Bright leaf from Canada. (Crop Year 2019, 28.5% sugar.)
Genuine Louisiana Perique from C&D’s exclusive Perique farm (31 Farms) in St. James Parish. (Crop year 2022.)
Carolina Red Flake with Perique is enticingly cellar-worthy, with ample potential for aging. A dream-come-true for Virginia/Perique aficionados as well as a solid prospect for Virginia smokers, this blend is excellent for a range of smoking preferences and perfect for contemplative smoking sessions.