Virginia, burley, and black cavendish topped with the flavor of Amaretto and toasted nuts.

Notes: Sillem’s Copenhagen Blend smells like a mild winter’s evening by the fire with your favorite libation. It’s a mild aromatic blend of Virginias, burleys and creamy black cavendish.

Some sites, as this one used to, note that perique is a component. We have decided to go by Smoking Pipes description.

Blended BySillem's
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAmaretto, Nuts / Beans
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

Blonde to black choppy ribbon cut with a tin note of one of the worst goopy aromatics in existence. It was a rich-sour fruity smell that nearly caused me to chuck this one altogether. Glad I didn't! This came moist like a Virginia blend rather than wet and sticky like most of the pipeshop aromatics one encounters. With shaking fingers, I soldiered on.

This is one of those aromatics that make me wish all the U.S blenders of those wet and gloppy aros had studied blending with a European master blender. The tin aroma came out in the taste but it was mild and mellow - a definite flavor booster. And underneath was the distinctive flavor of actual tobacco! Mostly a nice Virginia base with a little burley muscularity and and fruity perique... and of course that flavoring, which may be amaretto, as it's kind of sweet/sour and nutty. Room note was non-smoker friendly as well. In other words, this blend is made for lovers of tobacco that want a mild shot of non-tobacco flavor and a pleasant dose of room freshener, rather than a full onslaught of artificial tastes and aromas. I think this could satisfy a lot of aro smokers that also enjoy the taste of tobacco. This strikes me as a blend that could have been made by Steven Books if his customers asked him to create a blend that every pipesmokers wife would sniff in the jar and buy based on the nose. Really well done, and I wish I liked the flavoring more. I will probably never smoke it again but I respect the accomplishment here... tobacco flavor, aromatic room note. Recommended as a HUGE step up from the typical black cavendishes and jellybean flavors so prevalent today.

10 people found this review helpful.

strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Medium Medium Full Very Pleasant

I bought this tin because of the description as I love perique and vapors and I was somewhat annoyed when I opened the tin and the tin note smelled sweetly like an aromatic. But I like a good aromatic so I moved forward. First it is very moist upon opening so I let it dry a few days in an open container. After drying I, loaded a pipe with it and sat back to see what I had here. It is a short ribbon cut with colors ranging from a light khaki to a dark brown. The first thing I noticed upon lighting up was the heavenly room note. It smells wonderful and I had many favorable comments about it. It loaded quite nice, and it burned without all the goopyness of a lot of aromatics. It leaves a nice fluffy grey ash, and little dottle in the bottom of the pipe. The blend is full bodies because of the burley, has a little spice because of the perique, but little of the va comes through because of the added flavor which to me tastes very much like a creamy butterscotch. It is a very pleasant smoke, has no bite at all, and I am impressed with it.

I very much enjoyed this blend but it's description is very misleading. If you don't like aromatics, you might be unhappy with it. worth a try though as it is a very good blend.

Pipe Used: briar, cob, meershaum

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: pipesandcogars.com

6 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I have to say I'm a bit confused here. The above list of ingredients matches those listed at PipesandCigars.com, but the following is the description from smokingpipes.com.

"Virginia, Burley, and Black Cavendish topped with the flavor of Amaretto and toasted nuts."

I taste no Perique in this blend, but my palette has been known to lie to me on occasion. I don't know who's right, but I do know that this is an excellent smoke. I can easily detect the quality Virginias and Burley. The topping tastes a bit like coconut to me. A very sweet coconut. Now I'm really confused. Ameretto should have a flavor akin to almonds. In spite of my massive confusion, I like this blend. The sweetness may wear on me over time, but it hasn't yet. 3+ stars.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

6 people found this review helpful.

TorontoSmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TorontoSmoker (19)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

The cover of the tin declares, "A taste you'll never forget!" and brothers, I gotta say, it ain't far from the truth!

This is the best aromatic blend I have smoked! Seeing how few reviews there were of this blend, I felt obliged to make this my first tobacco review, to inform my fellow pipe smokers they are missing out if they haven't tried Sillem's Copenhagen blend.

Even though I am fairly new to pipe smoking (just under a year), I have tried A LOT of different pipes and tobacco blends over the past year trying to figure-out what works for me. Like most typical beginners, I started out with cheap pouch/bulk aromatics (cherry flavored in my case) before realizing I was not fully enjoying my smoking experience because of the low-quality tobacco, heavily dosed in PG. After a little self education, I then moved to slightly better tinned (Peterson) aromatics, and tried a wide variety of tobaccos, trying to find my preferences: VaPers, straight aged Virginias, VaBurs, aged Burly, Latakia and Oriental blends, before finally finding my preference in the English/Balkan blends (it's been a fun journey!)

Having found my preferences in latakia English/balkan blends (Nightcap, Ashton Artisan's Blend, MacBaren Vintage Syrian) I then ventured back into trying a few high-quality aromatics. I turned to the highly-touted (but slightly overrated) Sillem's Black, which then led me to Sillem's London and Copenhagen blends - Jackpot!

This may be the best aromatic available on the market. I don't know what exactly the subtle flavoring is (kinda light caramelly, nutty, amaretto, cocoa-vanilla flavour, but not exactly) but everyone I've smoked it around loves it, as do I. It is not very strong or too sweet, indeed it's charm is in its subtlety. The high quality tobacco that underlies the blend is not at all lost in the flavoring. It reminds me a little of MM-965 (latest iteration), if it were turned into a mild aromatic.

Although I would characterize my tastes as mainly for English blends, this is a great once-in-a-while, change-of-pace, out in public smoke. I hope you will try it and tell me whether or not it is a taste you too will not soon forget!

Pipe Used: large briars and a meerschaum

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: smokingpipes

Similar Blends: It reminds me a little of Dunhill's MM 965 (latest version), if it were turned into a mild aromatic..

5 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Sillem's sure is coming out with quality blends (to match their fine lighters), and Copenhagen Blend is a wonderful combination of tobaccos that really hits the spot with this cowboy!

This is a somewhat sweet blend with some strength and spicey undertones. The Virginia leaf is top-shelf all the way and the Burley helps this blend pack some punch.

Upon popping the tin the aroma rises up quickly. It is somewhat sweet with an interwoven tobacco smell. The contents are at the perfect moisture level and easy to pack. At the match (or, in this case, Old Boy lighter - sorry Sillem's), the blend lights easily and evenly. The Virginia and added subtle sweetness makes its presence known immediately. Near mid-bowl the strength of the Burley and spice of the Perique makes its introduction. The final third of the bowl makes for a smashing presentation of strength, spice and sweetness. Once the last shred is consumed, the lingering flavor on the palate and smell on the moustache is sensational.

Where's my pipe? I am going to smoke another bowl right now!

5 people found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This one surprised me.. I opened my tin and I have almost smoked through the whole thing. The tin note is VERY sweet but don't let that put you off. The smoke translates to mainly tobacco flavor with a delicious topping peeking at you from the background. The cut is nice with top quality leaves and no sticks, with a decent moisture content from the tin. If you set some on the lid, it's ready to pack in a few minutes. Smokes like a dream to the bottom with a great flavor and room note that don't disappear. One of the best aromatics I have ever smoked.. not sure what description ever said it had perique but I detect ZERO perique. This is a classic Danish aromatic as they are meant to be with a sweet flavor that while seemingly wonderfully familiar, you may not be able to put your finger on.

UPDATE: This stuff is amazing.. Absolutely one of (if not) the best Danish aromatics I have ever smoked to this point. Will be buying more tins.

Pipe Used: unfiltered and 9mm briars

Age When Smoked: direct from tin

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

TheWoodwose Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TheWoodwose (18)
Mild Medium to Strong Very Mild Very Pleasant

This has to have the absolute best tin note of any tobacco I have smoked. When I open the tin (now empty) the smell is amazing and makes my want to light up a bowl. It is much more mild than the smell (like pretty much all aromatics) and it has a little spice (the perique maybe? didn't even know it had any until I read the description on here) and will bite if I am not careful but it is very smellicious.

It is also fairly expensive so that drops this stuff down a half star for me (just imagine 3 1/2 stars).

I intend to order another tin though, I will just jar it and preserve for the right occasions.

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3004)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The sweet burley provides a lot of nuts, earth, wood, and bread as it takes a light lead. The Virginia provides some tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, sugar, mild floralness, spice, and a touch of acidity as an important supporting player. The creamy sweet black cavendish is not far behind the Virginia in terms of effect. The amaretto and toasted nuts toppings moderately tone down the tobaccos. It has the typical Danish spice notes that some have thought came from perique, but it doesn’t. The strength and nic-hit are a step short of the medium mark. The taste is medium. Won’t get harsh or bite, but I recommend a slow puffing cadence due to the spice content. Has a few light rough edges. Burns clean and slightly warm at a reasonable rate with a very consistent nutty, sweet, spicy, mildly floral flavor that translates to the pleasantly lingering after taste. The room note is very pleasant. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. An all day smoke. Three and a half stars.


3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Sillem's - Copenhagen Blend.

It's quite a coarse mixture, including a few bits I chose to sift out and discard. The VaBur side accounts for more of the blend than black Cavendish. The aroma's mildly alcoholic and the moisture's perfect.

From the start the topping flagellates and pushes the tobaccos aside. As you'd expect, nutty and alcoholic. The nuts give more flavour at the start of a bowl, but after halfway the alcohol overtakes and causes the flavour to become astringent and sour. As I anticipated from the appearance the tobacco flavour's mainly a VaBur one, the black Cav' only gives the smoke a delicate softness. The burn from Copenhagen's self regulating, needs little maintenance, but can be a touch quick. I get no bite.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Copenhagen Blend? I think this epitomizes a two star smoke:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Peder Jeppesen

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

3 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

What do you call a blend that smells like a full on aromatic in the tin, has very pleasant room note like an aromatic, but only tastes slightly sweet with tobacco flavor? It would be called Copenhagen. When I opened the tin the strong tin scent of figs, raisins and other fruit was almost overwhelming. This would not be the same fig/raisin scent that comes from an aged VaPer, but rather a manually added one. However, it dries quickly and burns cleanly with a nice, soft sweet taste that doesn't overpower the tobacco. Is it an aromatic? In a pure sense yes, but it's unlike most aromatics on the market today. If you happen to be looking for a very light aromatic made at the usual high standard that is Sillims, than this is for you. Recommended.

3 people found this review helpful.

Blackhorse Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Blackhorse (96)
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

I don’t do negative reviews. If I don’t like something I usually give it away...but just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s bad. So if you see a review by me then it’s likely going to be positive. That’s the case here. Positive...very positive. I didn’t get much identifiable Amaretto scent here...but it was very nice none the less. Maybe with a different pipe it would come through more. I used a MM Country Gentleman. I opened the tin to find what I thought to be an ideal moisture level. Packed, lit and smoked easily and well. The VA and Burleys are not greatly sublimated by the scent...which is one of the great plus points of this one. Medium strength...also appreciated. No warts. No hiccups. Just an easy & tasty smoke that had a good tobacco character. Highly recommended. The tin cost a little over $10...$14 with shipping.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Tobacco Pipes dot Com

2 people found this review helpful.

3000DK Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
3000DK (7)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Very Strong

Reviews here made me curious - but what a disappointment! Quality leaves have been used. No doubt about that. Why then would you spoil it with a heavy caramelish flavouring? The room note almost made me puke and after only 2-3 fills, the pibe that I selected for trying this tobacco is almost ruined forever because of the awful smell/taste, which will probably remain in it for quite a long time, I fear. Previous reviewers judging this as only slightly aromatic and not flavourized - or hardly flavourized - must have been reviewing something else. That was my initial thought. BUT - luckily - there is still something for every taste out there on the tobacco market. This one however, I will gladly disregard in future. Brrrrr....

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Wow. Wow. This is one amazing tobacco. I didn't think I could smoke a tin as fast as this one disappeared. The sweetness of this tobacco is pure tobacco. You might think from the initial smell in the tin that it's flavored in some way, but it's not. And the smoke itself is this wonderful bouquet of green wheat, brown sugar and something else that I can't put my finger on. I have smoked more of this tobacco over the past 5 months than any other. I just ran out and will order more, even though I have 6 other tins open at the moment. The flavor of the smoke changes minimally, if at all, for the first ¼ - ½ of the pipe. But about halfway through the flavor starts to change. It becomes spicier and richer. Towards the end of the bowl the flavor takes on a wonderful full-bodied spice that compliments the sweetness perfectly. I found myself packing this tobacco into my pipe as much as I could so that I could enjoy the experience for as long as possible. I constantly turn my face so the wind can direct the smoke into my face and I get a whiff of the stuff. This tobacco is my top choice and I can't wait to get some more. I have made myself a pipe that will have nothing but Copenhagen in it from the get-go. This tobacco must be tried at least 3 or 4 times to fully appreciate it's complexity and simplicity. It may seem like a mild tobacco, which it is, but the flavors and body of the smoke are anything but mild. Maybe I'm being melodramatic, but man I just can't get enough into my pipe…I think I'll make myself a bigger pipe!!

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The taste reminds of Davidoff's Danish mixture, with more nutty taste. The room note however is fantastic and the tobacco quality is top notch. Personally I find it the taste too mild and unexciting. 3 out of 5 stars.

2 people found this review helpful.

PipeLover Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PipeLover (16)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I am new to pipe smoking, very new. Being a non-smoker before I had the urge to try pipes, because I liked the smell. Everyone recommended aromatics for new smokers, but I did not like aromatics for some reason and went straight to english and virginias, and hated most of it, other than some virginias.

I tried Sillems Black and liked it. I must say that I was VERY surprised when I smoked this tobacco. There was only one review, and it was good... and WOW this stuff is GREAT! I tried and tried and tried every top rated tobacco I could get my hands on. But boy this stuff is really great. Its an aromatic but its not... Its English, but its not. Its a perfect balance of everything. It has a great after taste, and I don't have to run and brush my teeth to get the crappy taste out. It has a mildly sweet smell of baked goods, a fruity taste can be detected when sipped. Has a nice tobacco flavor that doesn't kill the palette.

Its an excellent smoke from start to finish. Im not a latakia fan, and this blend doesn't have any, or I can't detect it. A little hard to light but I dried it out for 10 minutes and it lit and stayed lit great.

For those of you that are having a hard time finding a tobacco to like, give this one a try. The room note is very pleasant and my wife likes it, which is all that matters really.

I got one tin and will be getting MORE...

2 people found this review helpful.

Kilmarnock Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kilmarnock Piper (245)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Had a tin of this in my collection from 2012, and looked up the reviews to see what folks were saying about it. Thought, well, haven't had a good aromatic in a while, and a good aromatic it is. Can't really add much to what others have said; smells goopy and overpowering in the tin but smokes lovely and one can still taste the quality tobacco, etc.

Don't smoke many aromatics, but this one I would buy again. Lovely flavor, and not overdone.

11-9-2022 Well, my last pipe of this, in the Marxman Jumbo, and I will miss it. Might buy it again if I see it for a reasonable price, but you know; there are other quality Danish Aromatics. The Danes get aromatics right.

Pipe Used: Marxman Jumbo

Age When Smoked: 10 years

Purchased From: Ebay

1 person found this review helpful.

canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (336)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I once thought Sillems was unstoppable, as they make one of my favorite blends still produced (Black) and did a fantastic job on the other concoction I tried from them, but this one was off the mark. The amaretto topping is quite accurate, though the overall smell is woody and not terribly sweet.

The cut was rough and the packed bowl was happy. The tobacco leaf quality was also present. While I was glad it wasn't overly sticky with additives, it just didn't have the beef this aromatic fan wanted to chew into. Another oddity, was the lack of a label on the tin, not sure if that is standard or just a "lucky" me thing.

There wasn't anything inherently bad here, but it was nowhere near the eye-popping robustness of their other products.

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Lovely aroma in the tin, and favorable comment from the wife. Burn was steady, even, and thorough.

Did give me a bit of a headache - perhaps a visit from St. Nic too early in the morning?

The foregoing notwithstanding, greatly enjoyed it (though perhaps later in the day next go round...) and plan on including in my normal rotation.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Got some of this loose from my local tobacconist , smoked a few pipefulls before forming an opinion and it's good , a tasty satisfying smoke without much nicotine ( yes I know the two usually go together) some reviews say ameretto , I get vanilla and Parma violet?? , I think there is some perique in this and it gives it a fruity note.

Pipe Used: Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

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