After five generations, Peter Stokkebye knows the cut for a blend does more than the ingredients. Shag cut takes the pressed tobaccos and shreds them into thin ribbons. These ribbons bring together mostly Virginias and a pinch of Oriental, for a smoke with a mild + to medium body. The shag cut allows for a quicker smoke while preserving the naturally sweet, little peppery flavors. Shag cut is perfect for a between-meeting bowl.
Norwegian Blend is a weird smoke for me. The thin ribbons took some getting used to, but the Virginias and Orientals lost none of their flavor. Naturally sweet with a hint of spice made me wish this tobacco blend would burn a little longer. I recommend this for smoking on-the-go.