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Erik Paul, his Grandfather, was an entrepreneur and collector who loved to travel and experience many things. The 1897 blend is a colorful combination of light, golden Virginias, bronze Burley and a touch of Black Cavendish. The base of rich vanilla combines with notes of mild, sweet honey for a gentle aromatic sweetness. The 1897 has more Black Cavendish in it and has more sweetness in terms of the vanilla flavors, and it is a little bit milder.

BrandErik Stokkebye
Blended ByErik Stokkebye
Manufactured BySt-Group Assens
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringHoney, Vanilla
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100g tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant

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SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (115)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant

This is one damp tobacco! Drying it helps, and it is really necessary in my opinion. The tin aroma is quite nice; a vanilla cream. But it doesn't fully deliver the taste and aroma once lit. It does not bite, and the quality of leaf seems good. If I could, I would give it two and a half stars. But it fell just a little short of my expectations, especially given the tin note and the cost.

Govern Yourself Accordingly!

1 person found this review helpful.

PC Plod Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PC Plod (40)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Like the 1957 member of the 4th Generation series, the 1897 was a disappointment. It is too expensive for what it is.

The aroma is pleasant: again, fresh creamy vanilla, but this time with a slight undertone of tart fruit. Both the flavour and aroma are well balanced, and hold up during the entire smoke.

Being overly moist out of the tin, I dried it several hours before smoking. This had a very positive effect on the flavour and burn. I recommend doing likewise.

The tobacco appears identical to Mac Baren 7 Seas Royal, but the tin and room aroma are better in 1897. However, that doesn't warrant the outrageous price tag. Particularly considering how economical the 7 Seas tobaccos are.

In general I have a very high opinion of Stokkebye tobaccos: excellent quality and value, with a good range of cuts, flavours and aromas. My hope is that the 1855 and 1931 members of the 4th Generation series, as yet untried, warrant more favourable reviews.

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