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A Black Cavendish tobacco blend with spicy US Burley and selected Virginias. The tobacco flavour is fully developed during a special fermentation period. With added top flavors of Vanilla and Orange to enrich the mixture.

BrandHolger Danske
Blended ByPlanta
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOrange, Vanilla
Packaging50g Pouch, 100g Tin
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Franz Josef the Rabbit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Franz Josef the Rabbit (6)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is, however danish it may be, a very pleasant mildly aromatic tobacco which I found pleasant for everyday smoking.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1506)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Holger Danske-Vanilla & Orange. I have to say just how beautiful the smell is from this blend, it reminds me of a confectionery shop, its sweet, fruity and delicious. I can't see an issue with the moistness although it has been sat in a sample baggie for about five months so it could possibly have been too moist at first and now after a good few months it's about smack on. Out of the three tobaccos it would appear to be the Black Cavendish that's the lesser included, there's only a small proportion of this with the Virginia and Burley being by far the most prevalent. The taste once lit isn't what I expected from the aroma, it's gently aromatic but nowhere near as false as I imagined it would be. Out of the added tastes I can only really get the Orange, the Vanilla seems to exist in name only. The taste is pleasant enough, not remarkable but 'O.K' however the pre-eminent low point that jumps out straight away is the temperature, oh deary me this is hot smoke! It doesn't bite me but then again I don't think my tongue would discern a bite as it feels like it's in an inferno! Although the smoke is intemperate in its heat an area where it does a bit better is the consistency, it doesn't keep going out but delivers an even burn. Although it burns well a lower point with the burn is the speed, it is a really short smoke, one of the quickest I have had. On to Nicotine, this is mild, in fact it's hardly noticeable if it isn't deeply inhaled. The room note seems to again exclude any Vanilla, there is a light tang of Orange but no Vanilla whatsoever. The ghost left behind is a fairly light Orange one, it would take some heavy use to really taint your pipe with this. The burn is so raucous that there is absolutely no dottle at the end, also I feel due to the heat of the burn this would be made more enjoyable by using a thicker wooden bowl, a metal Falcon for example would more than likely incinerate your fingers! The flavour is O.K but the gravity of the lesser points easily reduces the score to a meagre one star : (

Pipe Used: Aztec

Age When Smoked: five months

Purchased From: Smoke King

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renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (85)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Another typical Danish, supposedly, vanilla/fruit blend.

It's as dry as our sons toothbrush, and comes in a pouch rather useless pouch that might have something to do with the aridity of said tobacco. On transferring to a tin it seemed they had been very generous with the contents, seemed more like 100g than 50g.

It looks like most of the others in this Holske range - black and brown with a few lumpy bits here and there.

Smells really quite fresh and tasty in the pouch with a trace of vanilla.

Orange ?

Nope don't get that at all.

As we all know opening tin/pouch fragrance/taste come through in the smoke about once in a blue moon and this one is no different, although , to be fair, it does try.

Vanilla - very faint. Orange ? Even fainter, actually non-existent.

It's harsh - again like a lot of Danish tobaccos - and it doesn't take too many prisoners when it comes to heat of bowl. Could bite hard if pushed I think.

Mrs RW has made no comment on room aroma - it seems to have passed the house test.

In conclusion, a typically stolid Danish blend not very different to the others. Recommended ? No not really unless of course you are a Danish fan and working throught the range.

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