By Bob Tate



At the 2010 Richmond Pipe Show, Cornell & Diehl introduced four new blends. Two of the blends are under the Cornell & Diehl label, one of them is a new G.L. Pease blend, and the last is a new blend for the Hermit Tobaccos.


The new Pease blend is called, G.L. Pease Meridian. It is the newest addition to the G.L. Pease Old London Series.


G.L. Pease Meridian

MERIDIAN - balanced, poised & sophisticated. Cyprus Latakia is layered with fine virginia tobaccos and small leaf orientals, then pressed, sliced and tumbled into ribbons. More savory than sweet, with classic structure, medium body, and captivating complexity, Meridian is the perfect companion for a mid-day stroll or with the afternoon tea.

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The new Hermit Tobacco blend is called, Capt. Earle’s Stimulus Package. It is Hermit Tobaccos newest addition to their “Capt. Earle’s” series. Like the other blends in their Capt. Earle’s line, this blend is heavy on the Latakia.

Hermit Tobacco Capt. Earle's Stimulus Package

Hermit Tobacco Capt. Earle's Stimulus Package

A new release from Hermit Tobacco’s Capt. Earle Series! Capt. Earle’s Stimulus Package is a true delight for the Latakia lover! Rich and full-bodied, Stimulus Package is pressed to deliver a perfectly balanced blend to the true aficionado of full English blends.


The two new Cornell & Diehl blends are C&D U.S.S. Mason and C&D Montford Point Marine. They are the two newest additions the C&D’s series where they paying tribute to U.S.A.’s African-American soldiers.

C&D U.S.S. Mason

C&D U.S.S. Mason

C&D pays tribute to our African-American sailors with a flavorful blend dedicated to the crew of the Mason, the first US Navy ship in WWII manned by an all black enlisted crew. A combination of Vas and Burley with a touch of Latakia and Perique topped off with a sprinkle of Brandy for room note.

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C&D Montford Point Marine

C&D Montford Point Marine

The fourth in C&D’s series honoring the service of African-Americans, Montford Point Marine remembers the men trained at Camp Montford Point, the first US Marine training base established for blacks in 1942. Like the men of Montford Point, this blend of Dark-fired Burley, Perique and Latakia is full and stout-hearted, ship-shape and stands tall. Semper Fi!

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Here is a short video of Chris Tarler of Cornell & Diehl at the 2010 Richmond Pipe Show explaining a little bit about the two new C&D blends:



Make sure that you give these new blends a try!




4 Responses to “Cornell & Diehl Releases New Blends at Richmond Pipe Show 2010”

  1. Kevin said:

    I smoked both U.S.S. Mason and Montford Point Marine at the show and they are both excellent.

    Good job on the video Bob. I was trying to signal Chris to turn the tins the right way. We almost got it. LOL.

  2. cortezattic said:

    Thanks for the report Bob. It seems like the Latakia’s are more popular than ever. For me, it’s a good thing there are so many alternatives. LOL

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  4. captainbob said:

    Chris Tarler did a magnificant job creating U.S.S. Mason. It is right up my alley and good tobacco flavor with a slight touch of aromatic brandy.



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