Pipe tobacco remains the
connoisseur's choice for a smoking experience. The flavors, available for pipe
tobacco, span a nearly infinite variety. Through Cavendish processes,
manufacturers can generate any flavor they can imagine. W. O. Larsen leads the market
with high quality experiments in aromatic tobacco.
In 1864, Wilhelm Ockenholt Larsen opened a tobacco shop
on walking street in Copenhagen, Denmark. He brought in the best blends on the
market, but customers soon began to request their own blends. W. O. Larsen and
son sought new sources of tobacco. They relied upon friends in the industry and
found the highest quality available.
Around the 1960s, interest in Danish pipes exploded, and
Ole Larsen opened the basement of the family's tobacco shop to pipe makers. At
the same time, Danish Aromatics increased in popularity. The Danes produce
unique flavor combinations while trying to preserve the tobacco flavor when
smoked. The result is a wonderful room note without a loss of tobacco
Ole Larsen entered the Danish aromatic market with a
yearly release of new tobacco. He pushed the boundaries of casing tobacco with
unheard of flavors. These blends became legendary, and the tradition continues
to this day.
Niels Larsen was next in line, and he shifted the pipe
making side from rare Danish handmades to inexpensive machine-mades. Such a
direction change had a negative effect on the family business, but the tobacco
shop and brand already had an international reputation. Niels leveraged this
reputation to interest the Orlik and Stanwell companies. As a subsidiary,
Larsen continued to make the most unique tobaccos while supporting Danish pipe
In 2000, Scandinavian Tobacco Group [STG] acquired
Stanwell and Orlik, and W. O. Larsen came with the deal. STG continues
production of the staple lines of W. O. Larsen and maintains the commitment to
quality tobacco with unique flavors. The yearly release of W. O. Larsen's new
aromatic, still, excites pipe smokers internationally.
Aromatic tobaccos can limit themselves simply to
desserts. W. O. Larsen brings together dessert, fruit, and alcohol for truly
one-of-a-kind flavor profiles. There's more out there for your aromatics, so
check out these Danish aromatics. Expand your rotation with a new favorite from
W. O. Larsen.