Released this fall by the U.S Smokeless Tobacco Company, Copenhagen Black Weyman’s Reserve is a limited edition dip made from barrel aged tobacco. Produced only in small batches, Copenhagen Black Weyman’s Reserve is named after George Weyman, the inventor of Copenhagen Snuff. As a fan of other products in the Copenhagen lineup, I was excited to give Black a try and see how it compared to dips such as Copenhagen Southern Blend and Copenhagen Natural. Every can of Copenhagen Black comes with 1.2oz (34.02 grams) of long cut dipping tobacco per can.
Soon after opening my can of Copenhagen Black, I began to notice a rich, tobacco dominant aroma complimented by earthy notes. Moreover, there was distinct hints of bourbon in the background as well as a slight smokiness, and I presume this comes from barrel aging the tobacco in barrels which once used for bourbon. Not long after putting in a medium sized pinch, I was greeted with a tobacco dominant flavor which had a rich, smokey taste to it. Within a few minutes of having a lip in, I also began to notice slight hints of bourbon which I found to be very pleasant. The flavor produced a nice flow of juices, and although the bourbon flavor began to diminish around the twenty minute mark, the tobacco taste remained present for a little over half an hour.
Copenhagen Black is a long cut dip, and upon examining the tobacco up close I would definitely classify it as such. Moreover, the dip is quite moist, making it easy to form a pinch that holds together well. I found Black to have a slightly higher nicotine content than most other brands of dip, and it is in line with other products in the Copenhagen lineup. On average, I generally left pinches in for a half hour and they were fairly easy to remove thanks to the long cut.
As a whole, I enjoyed Copenhagen Black’s flavor quite a bit, and it is definitely a brand that I can see myself enjoying from time to time to mix up my daily rotation. I recommend Copenhagen Black to fans of tobacco dominant dips, as well as those who are looking for something with a relatively unique taste. If you’re interested in trying out Copenhagen Black, I suggest placing an order soon as this is a limited edition dip and will not always be available!