|Tobacco||Cavendish, Perique, Virginia|
|Room Note||3 - Balanced|
Cornell & Diehl Kajun Kake starts with the same slowly-toasted red Virginia Cavendish that is the base of their popular Autumn Evening, but without any added flavorings. This rich, slightly sweet and toasty tobacco is combined with the superb condimental tobacco of Louisiana - Perique. Then the tobaccos are pressed into large cakes and cut into square plugs. The Perique is a perfect compliment to the deep roasted flavor of the Virginia. If you want to try a VaPer that's a departure from the norm, load up a bowl of C&D's Kajun Kake.
This is the absolute best Va/Per tobacco C&D has ever made! Why are you wasting time reading reviews when you could be ordering this right now?!
It has an interesting aroma in the can, almost a bready-chocolaty aroma to the tobacco. When smoked it is a virginia perique blend mellowed out with cavandish. And as long as you take your time smoking it and sip away at the pipe it is a nice smooth VaPer based blend. But as soon as you start hot-boxing it a little it turns into a really strong smoke that will choke you, it is not a horrible smell/flavor like some tobaccos get when you get them too hot but more along the lines of getting to the end of a good strong cigar. I am not sure if it is the way the tobaccos are blended together, but by the time I get around to the bottom third of the bowl it almost seems as if there was a bit of cigar leaf added to the blend. I enjoy this tobacco blend very much, and will be ordering more soon. It is not an inexpensive tobacco to buy, but I would still recommend putting it on your list to try sometime.