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PostSubject: Inquiry on a defunct Danish Brand & Blend   Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:27 pm

I wasn't sure which area to put this (here, Pipe History, or even TAD Very Happy ), so if a Mod thinks one is better fit, please move this thread.

So on a late night whim (we all know how dangerous those can be), I purchased a tin of 'Strong Dark Flakes' which was 'made in Denmark by Edinger Tobacco Company', supposedly in the mid-1980s. The only other thing the tin cover says (besides 50g) is 'The pipemakers favourite tobacco' around the top and 'The Pipemakers Tobacco' in the center, under the image of a slightly paunchy bearded 'pipemaker' with white hair, glasses, beard, and tie presumably in the act of crafting a pipe. The bottom only has a warning sticker (in German & French) and the price of FR 8 50, so it was sold in Switzerland, France or maybe Belgium.

Other than the fact I probably shouldn't look at certain sites after 11:00 pm, does anyone know anything about the manufacturer or bend?
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PostSubject: Re: Inquiry on a defunct Danish Brand & Blend   Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:39 pm

There doesn't seem to be ANY information on this tobacco on the internet does there. Just a couple sites selling it and an address,,, maybe you could contact them for info.

http://www.denmark.net/company/kobenhavns/copenhagen/tobacco-cigars/edinger-tobacco-company-1e5.html

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PostSubject: Re: Inquiry on a defunct Danish Brand & Blend   Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:27 am

mark wrote:
There doesn't seem to be ANY information on this tobacco on the internet does there. Just a couple sites selling it and an address,,, maybe you could contact them for info.

http://www.denmark.net/company/kobenhavns/copenhagen/tobacco-cigars/edinger-tobacco-company-1e5.html

Thanks! That was one more lead than I was able to turn up. So it looks like it currently still exists, at least as a tobacco shop. I wonder if it has always been that, and these were produced for their shop by someone like Mac Baren's, even if the tin proclaims 'made by' Edingers? More digging ahead.

I will say that I doubt if the tin I bought was around 30 years old, unless the seal was next to perfect (still, it's possible). On opening, while very dry, it certainly wasn't dried out. I'm rehydrating it, but I'd bet about 1/4 of the brothers would consider it within the smokable range as is.
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PostSubject: Re: Inquiry on a defunct Danish Brand & Blend   Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:01 pm

My review on tobaccoreviews.com:

When I saw a tin of this for sale on the secondary market, I looked around and could find out nothing about it. Still, since I tend to like 'strong dark flakes,' I thought I'd take the risk. It was advertised as being from the mid-80s. If so, then the seal must have been next to perfect; most was somewhat dried out, but around 25-30% was still fairly smokable. All the tobacco rehydrated very easily and most of the (short, average thickness) flakes were intact. The rehydrated flakes fold nicely.

The tin note on opening was pretty much just Kentucky, although some molasses overtones have developed since, which might be from a topping or just from age. I often get a bit of tongue irritation from pure burley blends, and that is just present here, but it is possible there is some VA in the blend somewhere. As for the taste, I would say it's like smoking a blend of 2/3 Peterson Irish Flake, 1/4 McClelland's 2035 Navy Flake, and a touch of Sir Walter Raleigh.
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PostSubject: Re: Inquiry on a defunct Danish Brand & Blend   Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:28 pm

Good job, Dr. T. Never heard of this blend until now.
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PostSubject: Re: Inquiry on a defunct Danish Brand & Blend   Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:33 pm

JimInks wrote:
Good job, Dr. T. Never heard of this blend until now.

Apparently few have! Very Happy
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