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Cornell & Diehl: Small Batch: CAROLINA RED FLAKE w- PERIQUE 2021 2oz


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Created as head blender Jeremy Reeves' ideal impression of a Virginia/Perique mixture, Cornell & Diehl's Carolina Red Flake with Perique begins with a blend of stoved and unstoved, top-grade, single-crop North Carolina Red-Orange Virginia tips. Through the stoving process, this select flue-cured leaf maintains its naturally bright, citrusy, and zesty character in the high tones while projecting a deeper, baritone foundation that pairs exceptionally well with its generous measure of genuine St. James Perique — grown, harvested, processed, and barrel-aged on a single farm in the heart of St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Layered with satisfying complexity, Carolina Red Flake with Perique offers an enticing melody of flavors and aromas, balancing pepper and piquancy with undertones of port wine and stone fruits alongside brighter citrusy highlights. The stoving process, together with the Perique, lends an unparalleled richness and nuance to the mixture, complementing the unstoved leaf's brighter notes with figgy sweetness, breadiness, and earthy spice. While incredibly complex right out of the tin, it's a blend that will no doubt increase in complexity and continue to improve with age.

Production Run: 15000 tins.



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