**Available for Purchas Wednesday March 23 2022**
Cornell & Diehl's tribute to historic US Burley growing regions, Small Batch: Eight State Burley is an elegant and elevated take on the traditional American Burley tobacco family. Starting with a specially sourced blend of air-cured leaf from 2014, this unique mixture is enhanced by choice Red and Bright Virginia leaf (the same Reds used in Carolina Red Flake), as well as a blend of Samsun, Sokhoum, and Katerini Orientals from 2005. Pressed, sliced, and tumbled into an old-fashioned ready-rubbed mixture, Eight State Burley is extremely well-balanced, offering a rich earthiness and sweetness marked by elements of spice, tartness, and even a bit of cream. Building from a place of nostalgia, it offers a familiar, comforting flavor — one that builds and expands to challenge preconceptions and set the new standard for Burley blends across the board.