W.Ø. Larsen »Old Fashioned« Pipe Tobacco | Pfeifentabak | Pfeife rauchen


Hello my dear pipe smoking friends and welcome to my newest video… Today, it’s time for another tobacco review… …. and this time, it’s going to be about a tobacco made by The Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). There is some tobaccos made by STG I’m interested in for a couple of years… … and one reason is – in this case – the package. Now, it’s going to be about this tobacco… Here it is… W.Ø. Larsen »Old Fashioned« I’ve seen this tin in Dan Pipe’s catalogue for many years… … and the design of the tin always fascinated me. Especially because of the picture in the middle, showing a street scene that could be taking place in the middle of the 19th century. These tins are a bit more expensive because they are only available with 100g… … and at least in the german speaking countries, Scandinavian Tobacco Group doesn’t have the best reputation… … concerning their aromatics. Many aromatics are overloaded… … and W.Ø. Larsen doesn’t make a big difference… There is many very good tobaccos, especially the pure ones… … but once it’s about aromatics, there is a lot of different opinions. Nevertheless, I got this tin of W.Ø. Larsen »Old Fashioned« by chance… … and now, I’d like to make a review about this tobacco. As usual, before starting the review… … let’s have a look for the tobacco… … how does it look like? What about the tin? Which pipe will I be using? Then, let’s get started… As you can see, this mixture basicly is made of Virginia and Burley tobaccos… … you can see the bright Virginia leaves… … the darker parts of the Burley… … and it seems as if there was some Black Cavendish, too. Also based on Virginia and/or Burley tobaccos… For this review, I’ve chosen this “Crown 300” made by Poul Winsløw… … providing a good mid-sized bowl… … with a lot of space to expand (especially for aromatics). For packing the pipe, I used my own method… … not too hard… … with enough space to the rim… … because the tobacco will be rearing up… … and I’m sure it will. Now, you’ve seen the tobacco… … here’s the tin… The bag inside the tin can easily be opened… … what can not be said of the box itself. It’s not that easy to open the tin… … but once it’s open… … there is the tobacco. It comes very pressed in the tin… there is some tobacco bunches like this one… … that need to be rubbed with the fingers. Smelling the tobacco… … it smells like….. tobacco. In the first impression, there is no specific flavor. It’s really pipe tobacco that I’m smelling. I cannot say whether or not there is a specific aroma. There is no specific fruity notes… … I think it could be a bit like caramel… … the official description doesn’t specify which flavor has been used for this tobacco. Smelling alone doesn’t help too much… … for this reason, I don’t wanna waste your time… The pipe’s been packed… … let’s start the review. Here’s the pipe… … a “Crown 300” by Poul Winsløw… …. with a good mid-sized bowl… I didn’t pack the pipe to the upper rim but kept some space… … to enable the tobacco… … to rearing up without getting onto the polished briar. It’s been easy to light the pipe… … and the tobacco is rearing up just a little. Usually, I’m smoothing the tobacco surface right after the first light. Like this… Now, I will relight the pipe to set the tobacco surface evenly on fire… … and to enjoy the tobacco. In my opinion, the tobacco comes in a very good condition… … and I think that it is a bit drier… … not as moist as I would have expected from an aromatic. When lighting the pipe, you first of all have a bitterish taste….. that’s the Virginias… … this bitterish taste disappears after a few seconds… .. and what I’m feeling now… … is a subtle sweetness… … and a kind of spice… I know that this tobacco should have got some top flavor… … but you maybe will be disappointed if you’re expecting a high-aromatic. If you really enjoy just high aromatics.. … you maybe better don’t try this “Old Fashioned”. In my opinion, you can detect the aroma of the Virginias… … accompanied with a slight nutty aroma… … and in my opinion… … also with a subtle hint of caramel. Definitely not comparable to caramel-flavored mixtures… … but with just a subtle hint of caramel. This may be a reason why this tobacco is quite dry and not as moist as I had expected. Also while exhaling through the nose… … there is a slight sweetness… … Virginia aroma… …. a very subtle hint reminding me a bit of caramel… … as well as a slight nutty aroma… … of which I think it could be because of the Burley… I like »Old Fashioned« … … it ‘s definitely totally different to what I did expect… … definitely a tobacco with a danish charateristic… … of which I’d say that it is more a danish pure tobacco… Danish sweetish… yes! But no classical aromatic… … but more tending to the near-nature corner… It gives a quite cool smoke… … it is cool… But the spice, also provided by the Virginias… … leaves a subtle scratchy throat. It seems as if not only sweet Virginias had been used… … but also the more spicy ones. With a slight hayey note… As the mixture is based on Virginias added with Burley… … I’d advise you to smoke slowly and carefully… because of the Virginias… I didn’t pack the pipe too hard… … because I was expecting an aromatic, and those mixtures need space to expand… to develop their aroma. Smoke carefully… … because Virginias often become bitterish when you’re smoking too hot… … what you also will find out while lighting the pipe. If you draw carefully and slowly… … I’m actually nipping… … you will get this Virginia sweetness… … an aroma with a nutty note… … hayey…. spicey Virginias… … and also this subtle caramel flavor. The room note is pleasant… … very pleasant… … definitely what a nonsmoker maybe would describe as a typical pipe smoke. Therefore, not only the tin is nice… … the tobacco in fact is – in my opinion – a tobacco for those you like sweetish mixtures… … especially those mixtures with a natural sweetness… … and not overloaded with an artificial flavor. If you like such a tobacco, W.Ø. Larsen »Old Fashioned« Pipe Tobacco might be the right choice for you. And also those who prefer pure tobaccos… … could like W.Ø. Larsen »Old Fashioned«. The tobaccos glows down very well.. … here you can see… … the ash becomes more and more bright greyish and almost white. It’s my second pipe… First of all, I used a smaller pipe for this tobacco… … that didn’t satisfy me… Now, I’m using this Crown 300 with a wider bowl… … and packed it loosely… … and now, I can easily smoke it down… … and I’m sure that also just some bright grey ash will be left at the end. Who of you already tried W.Ø. Larsen »Old Fashioned«? What was your impression? What’s your opinion about this tobacco? Thank you very much for your attention… … please enjoy your pipes and your tobaccos… I will definitely soon be back on this channel… Happy Puffing….. stay healthy…. take care…. ciao!