W.O. Larsen Limited Edition 2013

This year W.O. Larsen offers a sophisticated blend of Virginia tobaccos and toasted burley. After a slow heating process black cavendish and Highland Whisky are added. A slight hint of orange is noticeable.


Brand W.O. Larsen
Blended By W.O. Larsen
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Orange, Whisky
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 27, 2017 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant
The grassy, citrusy, bready, mildly earthy and dark fruity Virginias for the base of the blend. The nutty, earthy, lightly woody burley is a supporting player. The black cavendish offers some sugar and a touch of toast. The Highland whiskey has a little richness with a light alcohol note. The hint of orange is noticeable in the background, and well compliments the whiskey. The toppings greatly sublimate the tobaccos. The strength level is in the center of mild to medium. The taste barely touches the medium mark. The nic-hit is a step past the mild threshold. Won’t bite, but get sport a harsh note and a tongue tingle if puffed like a steam engine. Burns at a reasonable pace with a mostly consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Has a lingering after taste that is slightly spoiled by the syrup at the finish, and the aforementioned alcohol note. Not quite an all day smoke. Two and a half stars.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 08, 2013 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Pleasant tin aroma of Christmas pudding - appropriate for the date of writing this review!

Also a healthy splash of whiskey, with a hint of another deeper note [citrus tang?].

For my palate, this blend is too sweet and a bit cloying. [Natural Va 'sugars' are always more pleasing than the artificial sugars from a flavouring.]

Also the blend lacks breadth as the flavourings dominate and the tobacco is hard to find.
Pipe Used: Stanwell 86, Peterson System 303
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 08, 2013 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
I have been smoking these special editions from Larsen since the 2009 edition. 2009, 2010 and 2011 were outstanding. 2012 was rather disappointing. This one stands in the middle! The whisky addition is noticeable when opening the tin and rather nice, reminding of X-mas pudding but not too strong. I have had about ten smokes of the blend and find it easy going, from the beginning to the end. Good balance between Virginia and burley with some bits of Cavendish: good point on that matter. That said, the aromatic taste is discreet and I failed to notice the hint of orange as adversised on the tin (just a small hint?. Those who like fully bodied aromatics may want something stronger but the blend may be recommended to smokers who want to have a try with an aromatic and will be happy to get it as a gift. One word about the design of the tin for those who will remind about previous special editions and notice the efforts from the brand on the designs. Last year's was rather lousy. Here we have a distinguished design with a dark yellow lid giving an idea of the whisky addition.
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