Orlik Tobacco Company A/S Old Company

A mix of strong roasted burley leafs and ripe Virginias from USA, Brazil, Malawi and Mexico.


Brand Orlik Tobacco Company A/S
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Burley, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 11, 2004 Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant
"The Old Company" refers to the Dutch East India Company, and this is a very respectable Dutch-style cavendish blend??pressed, steamed, discretely sweetened. Good.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 04, 2017 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable
Orlik Tobacco Company - Old Company.

I bought this on a bit of a whim, the Danish Pipe Shop's sale technique worked! Their vintage tobacco section says "worst case you need to humidify it yourself, best case is you've found GOLD". Gold eh? Well as this wasn't overly expensive for the D.P.S., and was only twelve years old, I thought "I'll have some of that!".

The flakes are dark brown, with a few lighter pieces of grain, and the twelve years have been kind: the moistness of O.C. is bang on the money. Because the flakes are thin this makes rubbing an easy task, and just one flake fills the bowl of one of my regular meer's to perfection. And then lighting it's only a one touch job, and this sets up a superb burn. At first, the prominent flavour's the Burley, with very little Virginia. It seems to be a steadfast Burley-heavy smoke. But then, in a short amount of time, I begin to get a slightly sweet aromatic note coming through. I'm guessing this is the Virginia, having developed over the years. It's this flavour which separates it from any old Burley that can be bought fresh; fresh, for half the cost, lol! There's also a gentle herbiness to it, to be fair, if it were louder I'd run a mile, but it isn't too strongly added as to warrant avoidance! A negative from O.C. is the bite, it needs gentle sips.

The nicotine's below medium, and the room-note isn't too good.

Considering price, quality, availability, I think this only deserves two stars:

Somewhat recommended.
Pipe Used: Levent Meer'
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: 12 years
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