Before you read on: this is a very sweet aromatic. If you don´t like them, no way will you like this one. That said, Karl Erik no. 11 is one of the sweetiest tobaccos I have ever tried. When you open the tin, a wonderful smell of raisins and rum hits you. The taste as almost fruity, with both vanilla and raisins in it. The room note is almost edible (smoking it in public, you can be sure people will come up and ask what it is). The tobacco itself is very mild, and it is quite difficult to say what could be the base of the cavendish. It´s practically as far away from cigarettes and cigars you can come and still smoke tobacco. If you like me like sweet blends (and I´m talking aromatic sweet, not naturally virginia sweet), you´ll love this one. If you like more natural tobacco, don´t even try it.
The Karl Erik blends came out a couple of decades ago and had a good following. The old Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris Magazines had one issue that had some "coming out" info on this one but I gave up on trying to find it after going through half a dozen back issues.
In any event, they were all Danish style blends with light Virginia and heavily fermented and moderately cased black Cavendish. Number 11 had a very Vanilla casing, was light in the nic hit department and burned very clean and actually fairly dry for an aromatic. Not a nondescript aro, but not a bell ringer either.
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