Sillem's Copenhagen Blend

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.


Brand Sillem's
Blended By Sillem's
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Amaretto, Nuts / Beans
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.24 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 27, 2015 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 21, 2014 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, but the following is the description from

"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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 12, 2010 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!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 04, 2014 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
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 04, 2023 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.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 05, 2015 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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 09, 2018 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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 07, 2013 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 01, 2012 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 15, 2023 Mild Mild to Medium Medium Unnoticeable
I’m relatively a new pipe smoker of a years worth and spent a considerable amount of money on many different blends, trying to actually taste something worth while. Anyway for my newby palette and for what it’s worth, Sillems Copenhagen is a blend that I can actually taste and taste something that is good and really good. Now I can actually sit back and really enjoy a bowl full and look like I know what I’m doing. I feel I have a good taster. I’ve done the YouTube recommendations without luck for myself and wondered why I even listen or watch them. Anyway Copenhagen is my yummy blend. I hope to help other newby pipe people with my findings.
Pipe Used: Savinelli Eleganza
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and tobacco
Age When Smoked: 59
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