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60 SMOKESHOP August 2016 Cornell & Diehl Debuts Bijou, Latest Blend in Cellar Series In keeping with its New Orleans/French theme for its Cellar Series blends, Cornell & Diehl has taken inspiration from the French word for a "small, ornamental gem" for the newest release in the series, Bijou—the first flake tobacco in the series. Unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Pipe Show in May, Bijou showcases 2003 crop eastern North Carolina red Virginias as its base, married with choice brights and small-leafed Katerini leaf all topped with a bit of honey. The mixture is then pressed and sliced into delicately thin, easy-to- manage flakes. "The combination of these vintage reds, the subtle sweetness of the honey, and the meticulous pressing process lends Bijou a wonderfully mature flavor right out of the tin—one which will only improve with age," said that company in announcing the blend. Recalling a Chicago Pipe Show dinner that featured Bijou, Cornell & Diehl said, "New pipe smokers were surprised with how much flavor and complexity they were able to coax out of a Virginia-based blend, and seasoned vets were astonished with how mature it already tasted right out of the tin." The company added, "We just know Bijou will be amazing with a little age." Bijou is available in 2 oz. tins, suggested retail price $11.25. Cornell & Diehl, Inc., Morganton, N.C., Web:; distributed by Laudisi Enterprises, Inc., Little River, S.C., Tel: (843) 491-4150, Email:, Web: Pipe Economical Exclusive Mini Meerschaum Royal Meerschaum offer a highly economical alternative to its top- grade hand carved 100 percent block meerschaum, with its hand designed and specially formulated Royal Meerschaum Exclusive Mini Pipes. Made with natural minerals and top quality Turkish Meerschaum, these pipes will color just like block meerschaum pipes and are offered in a variety of designs including Viking Head, Bacchus Head, Skull, Cobra, and many more. The mini pipe is a perfect size for a quick smoke. The bowl is guaranteed to never burn as with some wood or briar pipes. Every mini Meerschaum Pipe is hand finished and each pipe is inspected for consistency in design and quality. Royal Meerschaum, San Marcos, Calif., Tel (760) 744-7473, E-mail: UPDATE Peterson of Dublin Rolls Out Range of Limited Edition Pipe Tobaccos for 2016 Peterson of Dublin has rolled out a trio of Limited Edition 100gm tinned tobaccos for 2016, all crafted in Bünde, Germany by Arnold André. The 2016 Peterson Special Reserve is a delicate mixture of various ribbon cut Virginia leaf tobaccos rounded off with Burley and Cavendish for a mild- to medium-strength blend. A gentle layer of exotic fruits give this mixture pleasant aroma and room note. There's still plenty of summer left throughout the country, and the 2016 Peterson Summertime blend is ready with its combination of dark, ready-rubbed and bright loose-cut Virginias with a hint of Burley that deliver a mild strength blend and relaxing smoking experience. A little vanilla, a pinch of rum, and a hint of fruit add a breezy summertime touch. Finally, the 2016 Peterson Holiday Season blend is both eye-catching on the shelf and unique in taste. Fine ribbon-cut tobaccos have been mixed with a luxurious Black Cavendish and topped with a carefully selected array of bright Virginias to create a very mild but distinctive blend that is certain to delight the senses and offers a particularly delightful room note, perfect for holiday festivities. Peterson of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Web:; distributed by Ashton Distributors, Philadelphia, Pa., Email:

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