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Cornell & Diehl Byzantium Pipe Tobacco
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Cornell & Diehl Byzantium

Cornell & Diehl's Byzantium takes a very different approach to the traditional Balkan mixture. Firstly, there's no Virginia, so the Oriental component is more prominent. Then, the blend includes some Perique for depth, spice and sweetness. Of course, there's plenty of rich Cyprian Latakia.

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Overall Rating4.56 out of 5 Based on 34 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Cornell & Diehl Byzantium”

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5 out of 5
A Solid Balkan
My understanding is that what separates an English from a Balkan is that Englishes are Latakia forward, whereas Balkans are Oriental forward. That distinction works for me. I think of Byzantium as a Balkan. I really love this blend. Very satisfying at night and in cold weather particularly. Not as in-your-face as Nightcap, but somehow similar and on the Balkan side of things. I just enjoy the hell out of it and I don't understand why people don't talk about it more often. It's a standard in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Depends on pipe When I
Depends on pipe When I tried this in my usual billiard I found it way too strong. Typically I smoke Mac baren seven seas regular or Lane BCA. I remembered an article I had seen in an online pipe magazine that said different pipes are suitable for different tobaccos. Tried smoking this tobacco in my bent Rhodesian and it was perfect, really enjoyed it.
3 out of 5
Not For Me
Smells better in the tin however I found it to have rather sharpness about it w/o much taste. Will not buy again
4 out of 5
Excellent nose
Excellent nose
5 out of 5
Balkan rocks!
Byzantium is wonderful. It smells very similar to Hearth & Home's Black House, which quickly hooked me. The Balkan style blend is my favorite blend so far, and then Black Cavendish.
5 out of 5
There's nothing not to like
There's nothing not to like here -- it's just wonderful!
5 out of 5
Great Pick
Strong twangy smoke. I am not the most seasoned smoker but I've smoked enough to know this has more character than most other English style blends. Well worth the money and the experience.
4 out of 5
Nice English-style blend
It is a good blend, and mild and has that dry, English taste and feel. It smokes well, leaves a dry bowl, and has none of the sticky sweet flavourings that many lesser blends inflict on the smoker. I gave it a four star only because it is less English than some more expensive blends; Balkan Sobranie may be an example. Still, I like it. A good bargain of a nice blend.
4 out of 5
Not for the faint of heart
but a nice earthy blend.
4 out of 5
Similar to peterson’s nightcap
5 out of 5
The Workingman's "Living Large" Tobacco
C&D tobaccos are as good as any of the luxury brands and at a workingman's price. They are MY brand.
4 out of 5
A hidden gem
Very nice blend, little if any bite. An enjoyable smoke if you’re looking for something a little stronger than most.
5 out of 5
This fragrant and perfectly spiced smoke is my all day go to blend. Entrancing. Beautifully blended. It hits every spot in this smoker’s brain and makes life more delightful.
4 out of 5
Cornell & Diehl Byzantium - Perique, Cyprian Lakota
It delivers what it promises. Strongly fruity/funky from the Perique, and peppery, but good.
5 out of 5
A great anytime “easy” smoke.
A great anytime “easy” smoke. No bite, very nice woodsy aroma. I think one of C &D’s best!
5 out of 5
Wonderful blend
This is a truly wonderful blend, especially if you are a fan of Latakia, Oriental and Perique. Those are the only tobaccos in this blend and the balance if fantastic. Now this may not make sense, but through various points of the bowl each tobacco came forward enough to taste them individually as well as the overall taste. It delivers plenty of flavor, the strength is well balanced. When you are done you feel like you had a good hearty smoke.
5 out of 5
I love it, but it is definitely not for everyone.
Pungent, sour, smoky, with a touch of sweet Balkan goodness if that’s in your wheelhouse. It definitely has that pungent slightly stinky fermented smell pre smoke that isn’t for everyone. Highly recommend if that’s your thing.
5 out of 5
It needs a little pick me up!
I didn't like it by itself, so I mixed it with two table spoons of 526 Old Professor. Now it's just right for my taste!
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Good smoke. Heavy on the orientals. I mix with more latakia or perique to get variation based on whim.
4 out of 5
Good flavor from start to finish but flavors in the last 3rd of the bowl are the best. Nice and smokey!
5 out of 5
Good stuff
Moved over to this for my latakia fix- does the trick nicely. Cool, pleasant smoky all-day smoke.
4 out of 5
Love the stuff
It is a main star in my tobacco rotation. For me it can be oriental forward if I smoke it slow . If I want it Latakia forward I draw hard on it an heat it up. A larger pipe is best for me. It is my favorite Balkan style blend. Right now it is my favorite C&D blend.
5 out of 5
My favorite bulk blend. If I could only have one bulk blend this would be it. It seems much less spicy than Star of the East. Very complex. Healthy dose of nicotine without overdoing it. My favorite tobacco.
5 out of 5
Cornell&Diego Byzantium Pipe Tobacco
Smooth,cool burning,and bite free.
5 out of 5
What more can I say... I love Latakia and perique, and the orientels are outstanding! This is by far my favorite all day tobacco! And the company, as always, has the best service and prices. Keep up the good work!
5 out of 5
Great tobacco
This is exactly what I was looking for. I am a fan of the tsuge fujin but was unable to find it in stock and this is almost identical and for a fraction of the price.
5 out of 5
I have nothing bad to say, it just wasn't to my taste.
5 out of 5
a nice smoke
a medium smoke,no bite and great flavor
4 out of 5
Not as good as the Frog, but okay
Just opened a tin I got online. A bit moist for me from the tin, but let it sit for a couple of days and tried it anyway, because I wanted to find out if it was ad good as advertised. It may not be Frog Morton OTT, my favorite, but good in it's own right. Not BSOSM either, but totally satisfying. Mild, cool, and smoked down to a fine ash. A lot milder than FM, but still good. A good second best go to, if I can't get Froggy anymore.
5 out of 5
nice winter smoke
Don't like heavy latakia blends, and was surprised by this one. Not overpowering but strong enough to satisy. Very comforting, especially in cold weather. Smooth with a slightly sweet background. Will order more.
5 out of 5
New favorite
I wanted to try out something new so I did. Now I have a new favorite tobacco
5 out of 5
Separates the men from the boys
Really strong... really good! I tell you what.
3 out of 5
Good on it's own English.
Better than Proper english... good on it's own.
3 out of 5
A great english smoke.
A great strong english, no bite, cool, very woodsy, dry and sweet, good lat smell... A great smoke.
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