Laudisi Enterprises, the parent company of Smokingpipes.com and Cornell & Diehl Pipe Tobacco, has today announced a collaboration between Cornell & Diehl and Warped Cigars. Kyle Gellis, President of Warped Cigars, has worked closely with Jeremy Reeves, Head Blender of Cornell & Diehl, over the last several months to bring the boutique cigar manufacturer’s youthful energy and blending expertise to the world of pipe tobacco, beginning with the new blend, The Haunting.
A blend of the finest Virginia tobaccos and AA Dominican Criollo leaf, a varietal Kyle has used for a range of his best selling cigars, The Haunting bridges the gap between fine pipe tobacco and boutique cigars, offering a full, balanced profile that’s strong enough to satisfy cigar smokers yet complex enough to hold the interests of pipe smokers.
Limited to just 2000 tins, The Haunting will be available exclusively at Smokingpipes.com, beginning Wednesday, October 9th.
Kyle’s unparalleled love for all things tobacco drove the collaboration with Cornell & Diehl. Jeremy Reeves is an expert in the tobacco industry, having worked for decades in both pipe tobacco and cigars. These two professional blenders are also enthusiastic mad scientists who know the value of a small batch iteration to achieve perfection. Both place quality at the forefront of any project.
The goal of the collaboration was to explore the role of cigar leaf in pipe tobacco in an innovative way that challenges preconceptions about both cigars and pipe tobacco. While many pipe tobacco blends on the market feature cigar leaf, The Haunting showcases the natural nuances of its AA Dominican Criollo tobacco. Its base is rich, dark, and earthy, with brighter highlights and a creamy finish.
For more information about the collaboration or the specifics of the blend, contact Shane Ireland, Director of Smokingpipes.com, or Kyle Gellis, President of Warped.