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Cornell & Diehl Crooner Pipe Tobacco
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Cornell & Diehl Crooner

Cornell & Diehl Crooner is an American classic blend of slow-burning, nutty cube cut Burley and the sweet and fragrant notes added by the herb, deertongue. It is lovingly recreated by C&D from a recipe from the late Bob Runowski, who used to blend it with, and for, Bing Crosby. Enjoy the relaxing qualities of cube-cut Burley and the singular flavor of deertongue with C&D's Crooner.


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Overall Rating4.14 out of 5 Based on 28 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Cornell & Diehl Crooner”

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5 out of 5
crooners unite!
The flavor is a nice medium burley with the vanilla floral of the Deer-tongue / Carolina-Vanilla. I hope it never goes away. This blend has an aroma and taste well worth trying. Thanks Cornell & Diehl for keeping Crooner on the market and P&C for making it available.. it keeps me swinging on a star... he was such a hip cat..
4 out of 5
Just Not For Me
This had decent flavor but was a little too mild for me. It also left gunk in my pipe bowl so all in all I will probably not buy this again even though it is far from the worst tobacco I have encountered.
5 out of 5
Crooner is a Top Shelf Cube Cut
Crooner is an excellent cube cut burley. The deer tongue to me is a nice addition but pretty much a background thing. People say vanilla--maybe. If there is a forward taste, it is mor cocoa from the burley. Smokes very slow--set some time aside. I smoke it weekly or so. It is quite tasty, and pretty inexpensive. I tend to mix mine with PS Cube Cut 5:1. Just a few strands of any ribbon cut or shag burley does help it burn better.
5 out of 5
great stuff, will reorder again.
great stuff, will reorder again.
5 out of 5
Great Blend
Really great tasting blend. Smokes easy, stays lit. Will order more when back in stock!
5 out of 5
Very pleasant!
Very pleasant!
5 out of 5
A wonderful classy blend offering a taste treat that is unique and satisfying. Bing truly had good taste!
3 out of 5
Good but mellow
Good tobacco, smokes cool with no bite with a pleasant room note and smells great in the tin. Just too mellow tasting for me.
3 out of 5
Would not purchase again
Would not purchase again
3 out of 5
C & D Crooner Review
I liked it. Not loved it, but liked it. Pleasant room note, stays lit easily, and tastes good. Tamping and relighting brings some harshness, but not bad. Rich smoke. I'll definitely finish the pouch..... And probably buy more at some point.
5 out of 5
Crooner Pipe Tobacco
One of the finer tobaccos I have smoked. Burns even and long with few relights. A smooth all day smoke, slightly nutty.
5 out of 5
What more could you want?
A spice mixed into tobacco?! So out of the bag and into a jar, its a bit dry. I have seen reviews on this and several people all point out it seems a little dry so I did wet it a bit. Heavy nicotine hit, but a great blend. And smoked by one of the best voices in the music industry. What more could you want.
5 out of 5
Love at first smoke.
When I lit it I was unsure. The first minute or so was harsh. But then - heaven in a pipe. I know this will become my go to blend. The burley is medium/strong and burns cool and slow. The deertongue remains subtle throughout lending a slight floral vanilla like note. Never doubt Bing. Never doubt Cornell and Diehl to deliver quality burley!
5 out of 5
Moist is best.
I tried this from my local tobacco shop, where it had dried out somewhat. It was strong, hot and dizzying. Regardless, it had a great aroma to it, like no other tobacco I have ever tried. I moistened the whole batch with a little food grade glycerin and let it sit for about a week to soak in good. Now it is a cool, slow burning smoke with a 1940's room note.
4 out of 5
This is an amazing nutty infused walk though the trees of yesteryear!
Complex does not begin to describe this dreamy opus. Dashes of nut inspired by the texture of the very loading of a wonderful bowl will illicit images of yore. A true time capsule of meandering, lilting notes meets one on a journey of music to the senses.
5 out of 5
Bing's favorite now one of mine too.
Normally, I am a smoker of English blends. Crooner is lighter and provides me with an occasional diversion without being insipid or flabby. The room note is pleasant also. I like it.
4 out of 5
Sneaky bite...but memorible....
This is a strange blend.. the stand alone smell of this tobacco is just enchanting, everything that brings back memories of days gone by... But, when you smoke this, it will sneak up on you if you smoke it to fast... I found that you have to go slow. I have smoke some great blends, and this one still got me dizzy...
4 out of 5
This is an interesting blend. The deer tongue definitely stands out! Mellow with a flavor like no other tobacco that I've tried. It was good enough for me to reorder and will do so again.
2 out of 5
Wow thats strong!
I gave this a good try and I just couldn't stomach the intensity. It has a nice flavor, but it was strong enough to make me cough quite a bit. Go for it if you like strong tobacco flavor and a little vanilla like Deer tongue. Its not bad, but just not for me.
3 out of 5
Good tobacco, just not my cup of tea.
I bought this because I've always loved Bing Crosby, just wanted to give his blend a try. In short, Papa Bing was a much better pipe smoker than I will ever be. Simply too strong a flavor for me, I'll let it age and see if that helps. It does, however, have a great room note. Maybe I should give it to a friend with the promise that they will only smoke it around me.
4 out of 5
When I want a different smoke
I thought I would give this a try. Not bad at all get just a hint of burley and is a bit strong first couple of puffs! Have not had any bad comments re the room note. I wouldn't smoke daily but for when I want something different. Has a different pouch aroma and must be the deer tongue. But will keep some in my rotation!
2 out of 5
Not My Cup Of Tea....
I wanted to try some tobacco that famous people smoked, and I read that this was Bing Crosby's blend. The pouch note was very strong and herbal, like tobacco mixed with Oolong tea. It seemed very dry, but it packed OK, and lit well. The first puff felt like it blew the top of my head off. Harsh and bitter, with a very strong herbal character. It was almost as bad as 5 Brothers. In fact, if you poured vanilla extract, and cheap grain alcohol into a pouch of 5 Brothers, I think this is close to what you would get. Maybe add a little battery acid for some extra 'kick'.... I could just barely catch a hint of burly somewhere in the mix. But it did burn well, and never really bit. It was just harsh...very much so. Bing could've smoked anything he wanted...and this is what he picked????? No accounting for taste. I'll leave this blend to those who are a lot tougher than I am.......
5 out of 5
Bing's the thing...and so is Crooner!
Bing Crosby has always been one of my favorite entertainers so, of course, I had to try Crooner. I ordered two ounces and enjoyed it very much--so much that I just ordered another 8 ounces. I love the smell right from the pouch and, contrary to what others have written, I have had some compliments on the room note it leaves. It is a bit stronger tobacco and may not be the best choice for someone new to pipe smoking, but I go to Crooner as my first choice for each day now.
4 out of 5
Definitely Different
This is certainly "different". Not bad; not great, but different. The "different" is attributable to the deer tongue. It's worth a try just because it IS different. Smokes cool and stayed lit well for me. I doubt it will ever be my "go to" blend, but would not hesitate to order again for those times I'm feeling "different". :-)
3 out of 5
Was a very strong smoke but had a great after taste I believe it was the dear tounge so I did some research and ordered Cornell & diehl gentleman's caller witch is supposedly a not as harsh & also has dear tounge I just hope it has the same great after taste
3 out of 5
Crooner's good, but...
I like the Deertongue in Gentlemen Caller and was looking for a replacement, since you haven't added it, yet, to the C&D selections. This isn't quite as good as GC, is stronger with a bit more bite, and will probably be relegated to my smaller pipes as a result. Still, not at all displeased with the choice.
5 out of 5
Unique, worth a try
This blend has a unique, light herbal, vanilla aroma but I find that it mostly tastes like a good non-aromatic cube burley blend with a bit of "herbalness". As others observed, it expands when it burns so don't fill your pipe too full! It doesn't bite but it will give you a buzz if you smoke it too hard. It's not likely to become my favorite but is a delightful change of pace.
5 out of 5
Deer tongue Crooner
Cornell & Diehl Crooner is the only blend I have located with Deer Tongue in the blend. It gives the tobacco a great taste. It is mild but gives off a great room note. I often mix this blend with others such as Sutliffs Vanilla Custard or Spicey Vanilla. This would be a great addition to the aromatic smokers blends.
Customer Testimonials
A couple of important notes, this tobacco is strong. I'm a novice smoker, but even taking it really slow, afterwards I could tell that I had overdone it. Second, because of the cut, don't fill your bowl, and tamp very lightly. At about 3/4 full with some slight tamping, the burning tobacco erupted over the top of my pipe like one of those pyrotechnic sidewalk snakes at the 4th of July! This is a dry, clean smoke, with an absolutely phenomenal flavor. The base burley had a rich, nutty flavor, and the deertongue was sweetly floral with a suggestion of vanilla. A must try!
JG of Portland, OR
Thought it would be novel to smoke this watching "White Christmas". Bing was the epitome of class. Is everything said above, but I am a nervous puffer so it was a tad hot. If you are a seasoned disciplined smoker I think you would enjoy it.
JH of Traverse City, MI
Not for the faint of heart, nice taste and room note. I don't think this could be my go to tobacco but as a change of pace I like it.
EB of Malta, NY
What a blend! Classic burley cube-cut. Had the best experience by doing a ol' codger scoop of the pipe into the bag, slight tamp, light, and enjoy the bliss. Very subtle vanilla and floral notes from the deertongue and a room note I can only describe as some sort of flowery, honey-like aroma. Go slow and give it the respect it deserves and reap your immense reward!
CJ of Wichita, KS
This tobacco is very unique. As it burns it appears to fluff in the bowl and rise. Make sure you don't over pack and have a spill over. Out of the bag it has a very distinct "apple pie" smell to it and when burning it has a rich, strong aroma that you will notice every time you burn it. My friends have grown to know when I am smoking Crooner because of this. It does have more of a smooth/medium taste to it and the deer tongue adds to that which makes it a must go to for me to enjoy. I regularly buy C&D Crooner for myself and my friends on Holidays. This tobacco does not disappoint and is a must try, you will either love it or hate it!
JC of Saint Amant, LA
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