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Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blender: Rabbi Ira Stone / William Serad
Tin Description: Lighter in the contribution of orientals and Perique, this blend gets it character from the elegant red Virginias and smooth, round burley that are melded with toasted cavendish. A bowl starting the day sets a fine course for what follows.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Cavendish, Virginia, Perique, Oriental
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: Bulk
Notes: Part of the Hebraica Series. Ira Stone is a longtime pipe smoker and co-founder of the Christopher Morley Pipe Club in Philadelphia. He is a Rabbi in that city and teaches Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Four of the names in this series build on the Hebrew word "Or" meaning light.

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# 20/6/2012 User rated 3/5
Review by Cortezattic

Or L'yom: a codger Burley with more character than you'll find in an OTC blend.

Or Lyom, the fifth blend that Ive tried from C&Ds Hebraica Series is a coarse-cut mix of various brown tone and black tobaccos supplied at an ideal moisture level. Upon opening the jar from which Ive been indulging for the past two years, a vague sour, musty, and subtly sweet bouquet emerges.

The charring light creates an aroma suggestive of a cigar blend most noticeable in the nose and sinuses, but that fades quickly as the bowl settles in and the taste becomes Burley-forward with good sweet support from bread-like red Virginias, and a dark Cavendish -- almost certainly made from sweetened, toasted Burley -- which produces a slightly parching finish. There is a mere hint of Burley bitters not a bad thing, here -- and an amazingly round Burley body.

The burn produces ample clouds of chewy smoke with a hint of Oriental mustiness (my guess would be Izmir), and a tastefully low level of plum-like Perique with a peppery tingle in the margins of the mouth and in the nose. In the background, maybe its in the finish, is a brut, chalky sensation that stops short of developing a cocoa flavor and it complements the brown-tone flavors of the Burley quite nicely. All along, the bread-like red Virginias continue to pump in the sweetness necessary to keep the blend well balanced and delectable. This is very much a case of a brawny Burley wedded to a VaPer with a hint of Oriental mustiness.

I found the blend to be very much in the style of a codger Burley, ideal for a morning smoke. Despite a slight lack of clarity, which muddies-up the dark-tone flavors somewhat, I find that the flavor matrix varies a lot depending on the pipe I use, my current appetite, or the condition of my palate. At times Im impressed by the bread-like sweetness of the blend. On other occasions I cant help but notice the pungent Oriental taste it produces. I have even had sessions with this blend in which a citrus zest was its most conspicuous sensation and God only knows wherefore. But in the main, think of it as a rounded, full bodied, satisfying codger Burley with more character than youre likely to find in an OTC blend.

This is easy to pack and burn; has medium nicotine strength; is dry smoking; and has no bite. It produces a pleasant, delicately bitter finish that is better described as woody.

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