Paul Olsen Bourbon/Bronze

A very mild and gentle blend of Black Cavendish, Virginia and White Burley. The taste is perfected by good, American bourbon. Very mild. Now called Bronze.


Brand Paul Olsen
Blended By Paul Olsen
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Bourbon
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100g Tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.75 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 16, 2014 Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
The bourbon taste is just strong enough to enjoy without drowning out the other flavors. I get a hint of vanilla from the black cavendish, and a medium sharpness from the white burley. The grassy Virginia acts as a base for the other ingredients, and isn't much noticeable. The nic-hit is mild. Burns well, though it can bite if you do more than sip it. Sweet, but not cloying, and very pleasant. leaves little moisture in the bowl and requires an average number of relights. I don't know what brand of bourbon is used here, but I wouldn't mind having a bottle of it!

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 05, 2015 Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
Paul Olsen - My Own Blend Bourbon.

I found the aroma to have a higher proportion of bourbon in comparison to the flavour. I was expecting a heavy whisky aromatic at first but what I actually got was a full and sweet tobacco taste with an adequate bourbon enhancement. The moisture of mine's spot on but it was in a pouch as part of 'The Danish Pipe Shop My Own Blend' sampler so I can't comment on the hydration of a tin.

I find this a very mild smoke. Mild on many levels. Firstly the added component, whisky. It can be noticed with ease but it's nowhere near as potent as some alcohol aromatic blends can be. Also, with the bourbon attribute it lacks that sourness that is often synonymous with alcohol related blends. The nicotine is mild in this, not stupidly so but mild nonetheless! The temperature of the smoke is cool, it causes no discomfort with either heat or bite. A bowlful burns well with only the odd tamp needed to assist it, unless you really ignore it for too long. Although it holds a lot of mild qualities, one area where it isn't as laid back is the smoke volume/thickness! It really does produce a large quantity of thick, velvety smoke. A bonus for the smoker but I fear it may not receive such a glowing report from any company in the room!

Whiskey aromatics have quite a good amount of manufacturers so it really needs that 'je ne sais quoi' to make it stand out from the crowd. This is not a bad smoke in any way but it just seems very run of the mill and even a little boring after a while.

Two stars.
Pipe Used: Mr Brog
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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