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Cornell & Diehl Pirate Kake

Cornell & Diehl Pirate Kake is a firmly pressed departure for the person who loves Latakia. Instead of the usual addition of Virginia to the Latakia and Oriental elements, Pirate Kake uses Burley to give it an intense amount of body and a robustly rich mouth feel. When we say that this is for the Latakia lover, we mean it, as C&D's Pirate Kake is made with 75% Cyprian Latakia. For the smokiest experience you can get, this is the one to try.

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8 Ounce CanIn Stock$34.50
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2 Ounce TinIn Stock$10.75
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Overall Rating4.75 out of 5 Based on 73 Ratings

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4 out of 5
Perfect
Perfect
4 out of 5
One of my favorites
Excellent blend. I enjoy it either by itself or mixed half and half with Peterson Standard Mixture when I want more body and strength from Standard.
5 out of 5
I like English now!
Very easy to light. Great flavor compared to my vault of aromatics. Bought this after my purchase of "best of the rest English" which introduced me to Latakia and perique.
5 out of 5
very satisfying latakia blend.
very satisfying latakia blend.
4 out of 5
New to pipes but really
New to pipes but really enjoyed this blend..just the right amount of flavor smooth smoke definitely like I will buy again...
5 out of 5
Amazing. Major flavor notes, tons
Amazing. Major flavor notes, tons of smoke.
5 out of 5
Couldn’t get anymore perfect!
Pure, leathery, smokiness perfection.
5 out of 5
🏴‍☠️😤☠️ Arrrrrgh!
☠️Arrrrrrg! 🏴‍☠️ This stuff here will put fuzz on yer peaches mateys! A spicy rich chocolatey delight! Tried it for the first time via 2oz tins and will be buying a pound. The "kake" busts apart easily with thumb and index finger. It could use 5 to ten minutes of drying time. This is my new all day smoke. I think it puts nightcap to shame! Try the 2oz can if you must, but you will be buying a pound shortly after. I think this could be your new favorite smoke too, if your a latakia fan. Don't hesitate! Add this to your cart. Thank me later
4 out of 5
Yummy
Yummy. A little too wet to smoke but once dried it's in my top 3 blends. Strong spicy just over all wonderful if you like strong rich smokey smoke.
5 out of 5
AAAAARRRGGHHH, IT IS DARN GOOD STUFF, MATEY!
hands down my favorite. I guess I am a latakia junkie.. I had to get the 8 oz can since I went through my 2 oz tin so quickly.. This kake is everything you want your pipe tobacco to taste, and smell like. If I could only smoke this for the rest of my life, I would be happy.
4 out of 5
Amazing and satisfying
To be honest the first time I smoked it I didn't think much of... But then I kept finding myself going back to it... Great smokiness hints of chocolate and an amazing smell...
5 out of 5
Yum!
If you like blends like Nightcap, you'll probably like this. Pirate Kake might be a bit smoother actually.
5 out of 5
I've always been a Latakia
I've always been a Latakia fan, and my general go to was Star of the East. After a few puffs of this I fell in love. While it's not an all day smoke, it does lend itself to that end of the day after dinner type. I will always keep some in my rotation from now on. Life without this Kake would be like losing a friend.
5 out of 5
Almost Too Good
Latakia. Delicious. A go to smoke at this point.
1 out of 5
Don't waste your money
Horrible. Disgusting smell and taste. I enjoy Latakia, Perique and oriental tobaccos. This reminds me of a garbage can.
5 out of 5
Latakia for days
This was My first latakia experience.. Very smokey and rich..it's memorizing to say the least.
4 out of 5
Good quality smoke at fair
Good quality smoke at fair o
5 out of 5
Full Latakiah I love it!
Full Latakiah I love it!
5 out of 5
Please make this a bulk blend.
This blend is too good. I need it in bulk. The taste is bold and exactly what I'm looking for in my after work smokes. Smoke it slow or smoke it hot it doesn't matter. It's good in summer & winter. This blend is perfect. I think I'm a latakia guy now.
5 out of 5
One Blend to Rule them ALL
I have bought 4 lbs of this fine smoke. I'm a huge fan of smoked meats, beef jerky, and old leather goods. This masterpiece is like a combination of an old western movie, a half empty whiskey barrel, and beef brisket smoked for 14 hours over fine hickory wood. If you prefer salty snacks over sweet snack, than this is for you. The first half of the bowl is pure latakia heaven. It makes you feel like a cowboy next to a campfire. The second half, perhaps unexpectedly but very welcome nonetheless, brings in a subtle yet strong sweetness. This may be a sweetness only in contrast to the smoky swirls of cyprian delight, but it is a sure sweetness on the palate to be sure. I have found that this blend has done me the favor of erasing my anxiety about "finding good blends". After devouring a bowl of this, I don't have the urge to try hardly anything else. At the very least, it has dampened my expensive tobacco acquisition desire by at minimum 50%. When smoked early in the day, with strong coffee accompaniment, one bowl is enough to saturated my moustache for the remainder of the day, well past lunch, and through the evening commute. I merely need to purse my lips, and I'm reminded clearly of my most relaxing times with this tobacco. Being able to enjoy this apparition smoke, at times when enjoying a pipe is not an option has fully endeared me to Pirate Kake. For those of us who like to have a nip or 4 of fire water, or a generous helping of beer, prepare yourself for something extraordinary. Latakia has low nicotine, and creates great plumes of hearty, dense smoke. The pungent aroma and outdoorsy character of this smoke will pierce through even the drunkest of nights, and lend itself to bowl after bowl of genuine joy, never overpowering, but more than complimentary to all but the fiercest of strong drink. You will find yourself well satisfied, and extreme conviviality will pervade your evening. I beg you, do NOT pass this blend up!
5 out of 5
Fantastic Latakia Blend
Why put a little burley in a latakia blend? Because it tastes like this. Fantastic. Mild on the nicotine, but big in flavor. I’ve always got some Pirate Kake in rotation.
5 out of 5
If Pirates Had It THIS GOOD...
AAAAAARRRRGH!!!! There. I got it out of the way. If Buccaneers had it THIS GOOD, I would easily have become a Pirate. This is a new FAVORITE. C&D have ANOTHER truly enjoyable and memorable tobacco here. I love the easy to rub-out cake and it's deep smokiness. It has been consistently delicious bowl after bowl. I am now a loyal fan. This is going to be a go-to and well-cellared addition to my pipe-smoking future. BRAVO. BUY 2 now.
5 out of 5
Pipe smoker enjoyment, wife approved.
Was impressed with this blend. The flavors mild sweet, delicious sour and robust smoke. Love the amount of Latikia in this blend it hit the spot throughout the whole bowl. Was smoking this blend outside with the wife and the wind blew the smoke her way and she surprised me by crying out WOW that smells great. Out of all the tobacco I have smoked this is a first. She likes most of the tobacco I smoke but this one impressed her.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
One of my favorite night time smokes
5 out of 5
As a lover of Latakia
As a lover of Latakia blends, this is always in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Very smooth but more Latakia
Very smooth but more Latakia than others. I like That. Currently I making some haunted pirate ship By mixing 2 ounces of pirate cake with 2 ounces of haunted bookshelf. Will wait 30 days and then open to see the results. Looking forward to it
5 out of 5
By far my favorite
I have only smoked for about 7 months and have tried over 36 English blends, and have enjoyed Pirates Kake the most. I rated it a 95 out of a 100 on my own scale. The plug is a medium press with earthy, leathery and sweet tin notes. Before each smoke, I dry 1 bowl for an hour at 40% humidity. The smoke is cool and dry with a satisfying tobacco sweetness. I found no tongue bite and it has a smooth enjoyable retro-hale. For me, there was a very pleasing Nic-hit. I have learned to savor this tobacco with small sips. You can easily smoke Pirates Kake to the very bottom with almost no dottle taste. C&D has this blend perfectly dialed in.
4 out of 5
A good smoke. Very Smokey
A good smoke. Very Smokey and mild. Produces big clouds and a smell that it pleasant to others outdoors. Burns slow and cool. A Latakia lovers dream.
5 out of 5
Good all day smoke
Good all day smoke
5 out of 5
Thanks C&D!
Opening the tin, I receive a lovely aroma of Latakia and that's about it and it is plenty. The Crumble Kake is a pleasure to deal with, not to moist and just dry enough to run through your fingers as if you are digging up a treasure from some tropical island beach. Lighting up, The sails fill and I am presented the latakia, with the burley and orientals blending in harmony. All hands on deck, The blend is like a latakia mouth wash with yes, a very light minty after taste of sweetness. Once lit, I find it stays that way with light attention to my sipping draw. Surprisingly to me with such a stated high content of Latakia, mild enough to start at day break and end the evening winds. This is a top shelf blend worthy of a try by any latakia lover. yes, I am in lust at the moment, but love might follow. weigh anchor, set sail and sip for a bit. The day is upon us.. Thanks C&D!
5 out of 5
Great tobacco!
Great flavors and an excellent smoke. Pirate kake is what I reach for late night, or after dinner.
5 out of 5
Very good deal...quick shipping
Very good deal...quick shipping
5 out of 5
Love it so far!
I found it has a lot of similarities to SPC Plum Pudding, which I also love. This may even be better, but I only just had my first bowl so can't honestly say yet. Very rich and smokey flavor, but seemed like about medium on the nicotine vs something like Night Cap.
5 out of 5
amazing, one of the best I've tried
Amazing blend, was intrigued when I saw wasn't sure what to expect. Have always been told that latakia is like salt never wanted too much in the blend. But this blend blew me away. If you like English blends this is a must. I shall be stocking up on this one.
5 out of 5
Long time favorite.
This has been a long time if somewhat hard to acquire Tobacco. Heavy ,dark, and smoky, with a in the hand smell of well made barbecue. The smoke is powerful and flavorful with a light bite. The smoke however is gentle and pleasing to others as it wafts through the air. A word of warning this smoke can have a high nicotine hit, so proceed with caution till you get it's measure.
5 out of 5
Where have you been all my life
Ooo, I really love this. Especially as a topper or addition to my usuals. It smells and smokes beautifully. Ordering more.
5 out of 5
Flavor Ahoy!
One of my hands down favorite blends to date! The dark rich flavors and thick velvety smoke are an absolute pleasure. Easy to pack, lights and stays lit well, and smokes to a talcum powder like ash. Pirate Kake will be ever present in my stable!
4 out of 5
A truly delightful smoke.
The Latakia is the major player in this blend, but the burley keeps it from being a lat bomb. A smokey, leathery, and woody blend that will not bite even if you get aggressive with your smoking.
5 out of 5
Very smooth...
For those who enjoy latakia, Pirate Kake is definitely worth a try. This smokes very smooth and the flavor is fantastic. I highly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Don't be shy!!
With 75% latakia you would expect it to knock you down! But it's actually a very smooth but smokey blend. Just take a little chunk of the kake which comes apart very easily. It loads easily and takes a light with no issues. You'll be surprised how smooth and pleasurable the smoke is! No tongue bite either! And like I said with the amount of latakia in the blend it's not a total lat bomb. Try it! Arrrrrr ☠
5 out of 5
London Squire vs Pirate Kake 👍👍👍👍👍
Boys my first time smoking Pirate Kake, as I still smoke London Squire an excellent Tobacco. This Pirate Kake produces lot of smoke and nic hit stronger, sip on this this stiff like whiskey. If you like lot of Latika London Squire is fantastic, Pirate Kake bit stronger. Bought a pound and will buy again.
5 out of 5
Yes
Lakatia is the best, and in Pirate Kake it shines!
4 out of 5
Latakia lovers delight
I love this blend. The earth taste of the Latakia really stands out (it should, its mostly Latakia.) That being said, it doesn't completely wash out the Burley. Some say they find this blend to be too overpowering. I found a good, subtle sweetness mixed with that smokey earthy overtone. I enjoyed it. If you enjoy Latakia, be sure to pick up this blend.
5 out of 5
STANDARD GO-TO
I have been smoking Pirate Kake for many years now. It is a Standard Go-To for me.
5 out of 5
Excellent taste.
Excellent taste.
5 out of 5
Excellent value and smoothest Latakia.
Excellent value and smoothest Latakia. Billows of smoke and high presence and luscious taste. Medium strength but with a stronger envelope and palate.
5 out of 5
Smokey with a tang.
The tin note is Smokey at first but then after a few seconds you notice a tang. The flavors upon smoking is similar to a Smokey bbq sauce. Think of the smoke from charcoal. Performance was perfect a few relights but nothing mayjor. All and all a good smoke.
5 out of 5
If you like Latakia, try this.
This is a Latakia bomb just like Captain Earle's Ten Russians only more so. Definitely not for neophytes or those who like aromatics. But, if you gravitate to the smoky taste of Latakia, you will be well rewarded. Has a good nicotine hit as well. This has become my favorite and will continue to be so unless I find something better, which is problematical. I don't see how anyone could improve on this. I am currently smoking 2-3 bowls a day. I smoke it with a 9 mm charcoal filter which seems to mellow the taste.
5 out of 5
Excellent
If colors had taste, then this would taste like a deep mahogany/brown. If you take your coffee black, then you may appreciate this blend. Very flavorful.
5 out of 5
WOW
WOW. Great smoke for those that like English and/or Latikia. Makes many others I've tried pale in comparison. I will definitely be keeping this in my regular rotation of smokes.
5 out of 5
My new favorite! The best
My new favorite! The best tobacco out there...
5 out of 5
Love It
If you like latakia you'll love this. However, you won't get any complements on the room notes. Breaks off easy, let air for 10 - 20 minutes, and you have a great smoke. Love the art work on the tin too. Makes one feel very pirate-y, arrrrrrrr.
5 out of 5
Delicious English
Full bodied English. If you love the aroma of an English the. you will love the room note.
5 out of 5
Ideal Latakia
Absolutely fantastic is all I can say, if you like Latakia then you will be pleased.
5 out of 5
New Favorite!
I am a Big fan of English style tobacco. My Favorite blends have always been Dunhill 965,Nightcap and G.L. Pease Gaslight and Quiet nights.....I am not a huge burly fan normally So when I seen that this Blend had it as a component I over looked it for a long time. I wish I hadn't of. It's a very Smooth and delicious English Style Blend and I find myself reaching for my Jar of this more than my other standard tobaccos I've mentioned before. If you love English tobacco you will love this Blend. I'm glad I finally gave it a shot.
5 out of 5
Heavenly Smokiness
Pirate Kake is great and there isn't too much more than that that I can say. If you like latakia that is unique but still definitely a strong latakia flavor, then Pirate Kake cannot be beaten. As a bonus, it comes all bricked up so that you can make your own cut! This is of course a brilliant option!
5 out of 5
Pirate Kake
I love this blend! I could smoke this all day. Very good flavor and rich in Latakia. It's strong just like I like it.
5 out of 5
Pirate Kake is awesome!!!
If you like latakia then this will be an awesome blend for you to at least try! I tried it and three bowls later, I bought a pound of it! This will always be in my rotation
5 out of 5
Pirate Kake, Delicious
I've been sampling English style latakia-based blends, looking for a replacement for my old favorite, Balkan Sobranie 759. Pirate Cake was very good, but I settled on Dunhill Nightcap, which came closer to the beloved flavor. I also considered Balkan Sasieni, also very good, and H&H Black House, which was a disappointment, to my taste. Surprisingly, Nightcap is a bit less expensive than the others and is available in bulk, which I prefer. A win-win all the way 'round! In the course of my search I had the pleasure of talking tobacco with a P&S customer rep which was most helpful and enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Holy Latakia, Batman!
I took a risk and plunged 8oz on something I had yet to try. But at 75% Latakia, I had a good feeling I was going to love it. And I was right! If you love Latakia and want to try something different than a standard Lat Bomb, Pirate Kake is worth a shot. It was well worth it to me and will be stocking up before too long!
5 out of 5
Attention LATAKIA Lovers!
I have just found my new favorite Blend!! Cornell&Diehl. Pirate Kake with 75% Latakia and Turkish& Burley in a pressed into a kake, so smooth and tasty; I just hope I get more before I run out!
5 out of 5
Full on LAT BOMB!
LATAKIA!!! BAM!!! In your face!! Love this stuff! Started out on the 2oz tin, and now wished I'd bought the pound. Will be ordering this stuff again!! Soon!!
5 out of 5
I buy it over and over, definitely grab an oz to see what you think of it
This stuff is great I liked it from the first bowl I smoked but I like it more every time I smoke it, just keeps growing on me.
5 out of 5
Good stuff!
I was very impressed with the flavor of this blend. Spicy, exotic, a tad bit sweet, toasty and full of all that good stuff a Latakia lover looks for. This full bodied treasure is not for the average palate, its very complex and layered with define excellent flavors. It really challenges the taste buds and really opens up the sinus!. Every time I smoke a bowl of this it gets better and better. Its quality profound pressed makes of goodness that breaks up real nice, just let it dry a bit before you pack it and don't pack it too tight. This stuff is so tasty it makes my mouth water. It is Just so jam packed with flavor its super full bodied, rich toasty and oh so Smokey. So go ahead and get you some good Ol Pirate kake by Cornell& Diehl, if you like full bodied Latakia blends then this is the cure for you, I promise.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke.
Can't believe it contains as much lat as it does.Very mellow, lasts a long time and is easy to light. Not my favorite but good enough,to stay in rotation.
5 out of 5
Latakia lovers blend!
If you are looking for something different in an English blend this is the kake for you! First off no Virginia's here. Strong burleys and strong Latakia. The cavendish and Turkish add a slight sweetness. Over all the Latakia is very strong with the burley. It's a great tobacco blend for Latakia lovers to try! Nice departure as C&D calls it.
5 out of 5
Full Flavor - No Bite
When I first got back into smoking pipes, a local cigar shop was getting rid of the pipe products he had - apparently not enough pipes smokers in the area. He gave me the remaining tobaccos he had. C&D pirate cake was among them. Lucky me! For as heavy and robust a smoke it is regarding flavor, it is also an incredibly mild smoke. There is no bite to this blend no matter if you are puffing lightly or chugging like a freight train. I also like the fact that it is easy to load, no knife needed to cut as it crumbles in your hand. I just pull it apart, load and light.
5 out of 5
Smooth with lots of Lat flavor.
Smooth with lots of Lat flavor.
5 out of 5
Skallywags need not apply
Pirate kake is great stuff, 75% Latakia but it's blended well. Of course it's smokey but not over kill. Very smooth thru the nose. It's just a great blend. This is a blend for real men. I bought a pound.
5 out of 5
cant get enough!
I love this blend. It a Smokey and flavorful and a great all day smoke. If you want a bold flavorful full blend that great all day and not harsh, then this is for you!. I love it so much I buy it by the pound. Great product here C&D! As always great shipping and service from P&C!
5 out of 5
Latakia In Your Face, Pal!
I've bought three pounds of Pirate Kake over the years. It is my go to blend. I originally bought it because someone suggested it was a good substitute for the perpetually unavailable Esoteric Penzance (hence the name "Pirate Kake". Get it?). Well, that's akin to saying that a Peterbilt is a good substitute for a Corvette. The Penzance is a gracefull ballerina on the tastebuds, while the Pirate Kake is a ham-fisted heavyweight boxer. Make no doubt it, PK is all about latakia, and it will pumel you with rich, smoky goodness. There is absolutely nothing subtle about it. If you passionately love latakia, this is a good blend to try...the best, as far as I'm concerned. But if you're looking for a blend where latakia is just a part of the whole, one of the singers in the choir, man...do yourself a favor and check out Plum Pudding or Frog Morton. Latakia is the soloist here, and it doesn't share the spotlight with anyone.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
This is a nice, robust smoke. It burns very well, and stays lit. I like Latakia, but this smoke is rather overwhelming for me.
2 out of 5
Pleasurable at first
Initially, this was a beautiful cool smoke; as the tobacco matured and burned, it lost its luster.
Customer Testimonials
The first few times I smoked this blend, I thought it was pretty rough and uneven, so I put it aside. Months later and out of my preferred stash, I went back to it-- and was I surprised! It had evened out beautifully and allowed for a rich, wholly flavorful complexity to shine through! Terrific stuff if you've got some time to wait.
EO of Flushing, NY
My favorite latakia blend! Rich and smoky with lots of Vitamin 'N'. Very smoky, very flavorful, very much a must buy for those of you looking for a blend with lots of latakia flavor.
TH of Demotte, IN
Smelled good and smoky but when smoked it was uneventful. Very one dimensional and uninteresting. No complexity at all. Smoked in a cob.
SW of Tallahassee, FL
Very awesome latakia lovers blend. Cool smoking and flavorful, roasted flavors with a slight sweet background note.
JB of Denton, TX